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Old 01-29-08, 09:53 PM
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whats the cost of living up in portland? thinkin about movin up there this summer. i need to get out of k falls.
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Old 01-29-08, 10:09 PM
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I'm in a real nice 2 bedroom condo near the stadium 5 blocks from downtown for 1300
I lived in a tiny studio downtown for 575
I lived in a dinky 2 bedroom close-in south east for 720 (amazing neighborhood)

by the way i think we should wear special items, or special bandanas in our pockets, or maybe cuff the left pant leg instead of the right as a way of identifying eachother at the national hand built bike show.

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Maybe something that's blue? I've got pictures of myself on that Foo thread, so my appearance is no great secret.
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Maybe something that's blue? I've got pictures of myself on that Foo thread, so my appearance is no great secret.
I am scared to meet some of you guys. The comfort of anonymity is too sweet.
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i'm pretty scary and i toss f-bombs around like it ain't nothin
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Old 01-30-08, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by tehz View Post
I'm in a real nice 2 bedroom condo near the stadium 5 blocks from downtown for 1300
I lived in a tiny studio downtown for 575
I lived in a dinky 2 bedroom close-in south east for 720 (amazing neighborhood)

by the way i think we should wear special items, or special bandanas in our pockets, or maybe cuff the left pant leg instead of the right as a way of identifying eachother at the national hand built bike show.
right on...i might have to look for a roomate later on.
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Old 01-30-08, 06:50 PM
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right on...i might have to look for a roomate later on.
Portland.craigslist.org

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Maybe something that's blue? I've got pictures of myself on that Foo thread, so my appearance is no great secret.
Post a picture here!
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yeah i don't even know what delicious looks like and i met him
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I shouldn't reward laziness, but here's one from that thread in Foo.

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The Humans (congereel and girl) have departed for the Bay Area. It is quiet here now.
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Old 01-31-08, 01:21 PM
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so whats the weather like in portland right now?
it won't stop snowing down here in k falls.
haven't got to ride this year yet.
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Good news to everyone that's coming Portland for NAHBS...

Rapha is putting on a rollers race (goldsprint):
Saturday, Feb 9th
Doors open at 8pm, Racing starts at 8:30pm
Admission is $10
Must be 21 years of age

Also, a free photography gallery of bike racing pics from Rouleur Magazine:

7th – 10th February 2008
Opening hours:
Thursday & Friday, 4–10pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm
Entrance is FREE.

Both will take place at:
Rapha Gallery
Crane Building
710 NW 14th Street
Portland, Oregon 97209


And finally, a 39 mile ride through the West Hills (probably not anything you'd want to do fixed, especially not brakeless):

http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=401

And for anyone sticking around till later in the week, on Valentine's Day there will be an alleycat.

Humancongereel, you're missing out man.
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Old 02-02-08, 12:52 AM
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There are only 3 slots open for the roller racing if you're not on a team (and bringing along two other members). I might show up for some beer, though.

That West Hills ride will be rough. Saltzman, Rock Creek, then Old Germantown will be a gut buster. I did that ride about this time last year and it was rough. If you want to see what it would be like to ride fixed, check out this video, then dust off the gears.
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Old 02-02-08, 05:49 PM
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There are only 3 slots open for the roller racing if you're not on a team (and bringing along two other members). I might show up for some beer, though.

That West Hills ride will be rough. Saltzman, Rock Creek, then Old Germantown will be a gut buster. I did that ride about this time last year and it was rough. If you want to see what it would be like to ride fixed, check out this video, then dust off the gears.
one guy did use a fix for that.
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Old 02-03-08, 11:05 AM
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There are only 3 slots open for the roller racing if you're not on a team (and bringing along two other members). I might show up for some beer, though.

That West Hills ride will be rough. Saltzman, Rock Creek, then Old Germantown will be a gut buster. I did that ride about this time last year and it was rough. If you want to see what it would be like to ride fixed, check out this video, then dust off the gears.
Sweet course. I just moved out of the West Hils to BeaverTRON to be closer to work. But I used to ride those hills fixed at 48x18T nearly everyday. Definitely doable (with a brake.)
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Old 02-04-08, 03:14 PM
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And finally, a 39 mile ride through the West Hills (probably not anything you'd want to do fixed, especially not brakeless):

http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=401

And for anyone sticking around till later in the week, on Valentine's Day there will be an alleycat.

Humancongereel, you're missing out man.
If I can get my road bike together in time Im hoping to be doing the Rapha ride. It will probably kick my ass, but what the hell.
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Old 02-08-08, 12:03 AM
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I'll be at NAHBS, probably Sunday 'cause I have a college interview Saturday. I won't be on the West Hills ride because I just don't have the legs for it yet. I'm working on it though! Anyway I'm that tight pants wearing hipster-looking kid people love to hate on. And proud of it:

(Thats my sister on my back)

If anyone sees me there feel free to say hi. My real name is Phil. Although the loss of net-anonymity is a scary prospect. It'll be hilarious if I realize that I know some of you in real life already.
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Old 02-09-08, 08:54 AM
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NAHBS attendees--Just in case anyone here would like to have a coffee break with fellow BikeForums members, some of us will be meeting at the Starbucks by the main gates today, Saturday, at 1.00 pm.

Hope to meet some of you there!



Look for the short redhead .

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I'll be wearing this shirt today.
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So I take it no one rode the Rapha West Hills Continental ride fixed? I scoped most of the group on my ride down Skyline today. I don't care what you say, 7am is just way too early for a ride.

I think the tail end of the group was just at the top of Germantown while the front was at Thompson. Looked like a rough ride, no doubt. There was a pair of guys that looked like they bonked just passed the Skyline Tavern. I don't pack Gu/shots when I ride, so I was no help for them.
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^-- Yeah we were coming back on on Old Germantown, so it was most likely us. I was towards the front of the group after the first hill.

7am was rough. but we were all tired I think and sat around at the Crane building till probably 7:45 eat fruit and drinking coffee before we left. If I would have known that I would have 'slept in' and shown up around 7:30. The ride was worth it though, I was looking to kick my ass into gear and that did it.
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Any rides/races in town coming up? Im doing the banana belt but obviously that is a road event. Any alleycats in the coming weeks?

Track is opening, but no events for awhile. Clean up is on the 19th.
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http://www.myspace.com/portlandmassacre
Portland fixed events (Fast Friday style?) every last Friday of the month.
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http://www.myspace.com/portlandmassacre
Portland fixed events (Fast Friday style?) every last Friday of the month.
I'll be there. I probably won't compete in everything, but its being put on by my friends so I'll go hang out.
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I'll be there. I probably won't compete in everything, but its being put on by my friends so I'll go hang out.
your friends as in ben and zach and them?
so then who are you?
weve all been working pretty hard and figuring out how to organize this right. if your friends with them you should come and help with it. were riding tomorow at like 5
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