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01-01-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By PomPilot

Trust me, it always has been the "Worst Day of...

Trust me, it always has been the "Worst Day of the Year", because I have yet to be able to get to Portland, and ride it. :P
Forum: Touring
12-02-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By PomPilot

Depending on the size of your blanket, a good...

Depending on the size of your blanket, a good sleeping bag (such as a down or synthetic filled, 30 degree, mummy) will take up less space, and weigh less than any wool blanket that is thick enough...
05-21-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By PomPilot

As a side note, at my end of the state, they are...

As a side note, at my end of the state, they are forecasting snow again. Last week the BLM announced that the Bear Camp Road was now open. Tonight, they have closed it again due to snow.:eek:
03-31-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,587
Posted By PomPilot

Current: Animal care assistant (aka: humane...

Current: Animal care assistant (aka: humane society, shelter volunteer. i.e. litter box patrol). Note: This is the first job where I woke up in the morning actually wanting to go to work.:eek:
...
03-24-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By PomPilot

The current issue of Bicycle Times magazine...

The current issue of Bicycle Times magazine (issue 016), has directions on building your own bicycle rack. The material used is wood, but if you are looking for something for the inside of a locked...
Forum: Touring
03-13-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,072
Posted By PomPilot

@ Peace Walker: As an Oregon native, I would...

@ Peace Walker: As an Oregon native, I would suggest Merino wool, for your clothing. It will help keep you warm if it's cold, and cool if it's warm. Look at Ibex brand knickers or shorts, jerseys,...
03-07-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By PomPilot

Personally, I might be inclined to take another...

Personally, I might be inclined to take another approach.:crash:

I would look up the bike manufacturer's web site, locate their 'contact us' link, and fire off an inquiry to them, concerning what...
02-18-12, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By PomPilot

Despite having a duffel bag full of usable Lycra...

Despite having a duffel bag full of usable Lycra cycling kits, I tend to grab my knickers, socks and jersey that are made of Merino wool. These cost about the same as good quality kits made from the...
01-27-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,370
Posted By PomPilot

Received an email from Cycle Oregon. Registration...

Received an email from Cycle Oregon. Registration will open at 9:00 pm PST on February 7th. This year, there will be a change is the registration process. Registration for both the week ride, and the...
12-13-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By PomPilot

Followed link and received the following: ...

Followed link and received the following:

"Page not found
Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog Nerds in Seattle does not exist."

Looks like the content filter altered the link you...
Forum: Touring
12-11-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,847
Posted By PomPilot

+1 on the frame mounted ring lock and cable. ...

+1 on the frame mounted ring lock and cable.

Store the cable in your pannier when not in use. With the ring lock I have (Axa Defender), you cannot remove the key unless the lock is properly...
12-04-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By PomPilot

Check the rear hub. Had a rubbery squeak on my...

Check the rear hub. Had a rubbery squeak on my MTB. Turns out, there was a rubber flange on the non-drive side of the rear hub, and some dirt had gotten in between the rubber and the metal of the...
11-27-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,604
Posted By PomPilot

Another statin reaction case here. In my case it...

Another statin reaction case here. In my case it was Simvastatin. Within two weeks, I was feeling a touch weaker than normal. Think the weariness one has with the flu. Having read the information...
Forum: Touring
11-20-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By PomPilot

That looks like one that Topeak USED to carry,...

That looks like one that Topeak USED to carry, the Rack Mule. However, it has not been cataloged by them for several seasons, and I cannot find even spare parts for it being available.:(
11-16-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By PomPilot

I hate to say it, but you may want to consult...

I hate to say it, but you may want to consult with your solicitor, and/or a barrister on this.
11-15-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By PomPilot

I'm puzzled. Did you check your brakes prior to...

I'm puzzled. Did you check your brakes prior to starting out, or just push off and go without making sure everything was ready? I take a minute (usually not that long) and confirm that my tires are...
11-15-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26,077
Views: 2,725,136
Posted By PomPilot

Loaded up the panniers (90 liters total capacity)...

Loaded up the panniers (90 liters total capacity) with glass containers (these are not accepted for street-side recycling) and took them to the recycling drop off site. Only a five mile round trip,...
11-15-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By PomPilot

With that many specialists, please make sure that...

With that many specialists, please make sure that your primary care physician is actually communicating with the others. Just because each knows that the other is also providing care, does not mean...
11-13-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By PomPilot

I'd double check your math there. There are 12...

I'd double check your math there. There are 12 inches to the foot. So 60 inches is equal to five feet, zero inches. 5'11" would be 71 inches.

With the first height/weight combo, I'd look at the...
11-10-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,646
Posted By PomPilot

+1:thumb: Besides, you are not likely to leave...

+1:thumb: Besides, you are not likely to leave these on the kitchen counter at home.
11-10-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By PomPilot

That is why I have installed Axa Defender locks...

That is why I have installed Axa Defender locks on my main rides. Those ring locks may not be the most ideal, but you sure don't forget them either.
11-10-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By PomPilot

As someone who lives in the southern portion of...

As someone who lives in the southern portion of the state, where the voters get overlooked by the Willamette Valley, I have a question. Does the BTA even give a rip about cyclists outside of the...
Forum: Touring
11-05-11, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By PomPilot

How supported do you want to go? Look into some...

How supported do you want to go? Look into some of the tours put together by Adventure Cycling Association (http://www.adventurecycling.org/tours/index.cfm).
Forum: Touring
11-03-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,460
Posted By PomPilot

I think what O.B. meant was that people thought...

I think what O.B. meant was that people thought the flag was from a foreign country, rather than what it actually was.
Forum: Touring
10-23-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,460
Posted By PomPilot

Had a few minutes this morning, so took some...

Had a few minutes this morning, so took some photos of my flag setup, referenced in post 21.

Long Haul Trucker with flag mounted
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/320/flaggedbike.jpg
Close up...
10-23-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By PomPilot

In February, you can expect wet, cold, icy and...

In February, you can expect wet, cold, icy and foggy weather. Sometimes, there will be snow, with enough idiots trying to drive in it to make you wish you were at Dutch Harbor, skinny dipping. Usable...
10-23-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By PomPilot

Try a Minoura Beso light mount on a blade of your...

Try a Minoura Beso light mount on a blade of your fork. If you have not yet purchased a light, there are several available (generally, dynamo powered) that mount to the crown of the fork using the...
Forum: Touring
10-22-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,460
Posted By PomPilot

It is too late in the day now to take photos, but...

It is too late in the day now to take photos, but on one of my flag poles, I am using a five flag set of Tibetan prayer flags. For the pole, I used three sections of a tent pole repair kit, with...
10-22-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By PomPilot

Let me guess. They were in the hood of your...

Let me guess. They were in the hood of your sweatshirt. :innocent:
10-22-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By PomPilot

A few blocks away from Clever Cycles is Splendid...

A few blocks away from Clever Cycles is Splendid Cycles (http://www.splendidcycles.com/), another shop that found a niche to fill. This shop's specialty is the cargo-type bikes, such as the Bullet by...
10-14-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,596
Posted By PomPilot

Since you list your location as being in Oregon,...

Since you list your location as being in Oregon, you should know that Oregon Revised Statute 815.280 requires a white light, visible to 500 feet in the front. And a RED rear reflector or light,...
10-11-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By PomPilot

Okay, the plan is to drive up Saturday, staying...

Okay, the plan is to drive up Saturday, staying closer to the airport and PIR, have dinner at the Rose and Thistle. On Sunday, catch the Cross Crusade in the morning, the soccer game in the...
Forum: Touring
10-09-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By PomPilot

That bike is just crying out for a more classic...

That bike is just crying out for a more classic touch. I'd suggest a canvas seat bag and handlebar bag from your choice of Velo Orange...
10-08-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By PomPilot

Well shoot. Today, the mother lets me know that I...

Well shoot. Today, the mother lets me know that I had the wrong date down on the calendar for her doctor appointment.:bang: Instead of Tuesday, her appointment in on Monday morning. Guess I can go up...
10-06-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By PomPilot

Hmmmm. Going by Eugene on Saturday and Monday....

Hmmmm. Going by Eugene on Saturday and Monday. Days that 'Arriving by Bike' are open as well. Methinks, Eugene businesses may get a bit of my meager savings.;)
10-05-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By PomPilot

Visiting Portland, Oct. 15 & 16, 2011

Title says it. Sunday the 16th, I'll be at the University of Portland for a soccer match. However, I'll get into town Saturday afternoon. Want to check out a couple of bike shops, get some doughnuts...
10-02-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,815
Posted By PomPilot

Got you beat. I'm still riding the 1971 Schwinn...

Got you beat. I'm still riding the 1971 Schwinn Suburban, my parents bought me for my 11th birthday.
10-02-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,224
Posted By PomPilot

I've been happy with my brass Crane 'suzu' bells....

I've been happy with my brass Crane 'suzu' bells. But this one from Portland Design Works (http://www.ridepdw.com/goods/whathaveyou/king-ding%E2%84%A2) may strike your fancy. It appears to be similar...
09-22-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,771
Posted By PomPilot

It is beginning to look like the 15th & 16th for...

It is beginning to look like the 15th & 16th for my trip. U. Portland has a 1 pm soccer match on the 16th. So I'd have to go up on the 15th and ride a bit that afternoon & evening. Get a bite to eat,...
09-17-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By PomPilot

I use Brooks Proofide dressing on my saddles...

I use Brooks Proofide dressing on my saddles (Brooks on three bikes :innocent: ), and the 'leather' bar wrap on my LHT. So far no problems with riding in Oregon's 'liquid sunshine'. :rolleyes:
09-17-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,771
Posted By PomPilot

Sounds like an idea. :thumb: Right now, I'm...

Sounds like an idea. :thumb:

Right now, I'm trying to coordinate, with former classmates, a trip to Stumptown for one of the few remaining home soccer matches at my alma matter (University of...
Forum: Touring
09-13-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By PomPilot

I went with a pin-on compass that cost me $1.49...

I went with a pin-on compass that cost me $1.49 on sale, and attached that to my handlebar bag. The zipper pull thermometer works fine, as does a cheap car thermometer. Just keep it out of direct...
Forum: Touring
09-09-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,225
Posted By PomPilot

When I started touring, I used my old backpacking...

When I started touring, I used my old backpacking equipment, then upgraded to newer & lighter (oftentimes more compact) versions of same. But the best two items I've added to my LHT have been a brass...
Forum: Touring
09-09-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By PomPilot

You may want to consider a stem extender...

You may want to consider a stem extender (http://aebike.com/product/dimension-steerer-extender-1-1-8-black-threadless-adds-2-to-3-1-4-sku-sm1977-qc30.htm), since you said yours has been cut. But...
Forum: Touring
09-09-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,024
Posted By PomPilot

We both know it only rains when you forget the...

We both know it only rains when you forget the plastic bag, or use it to carry home something from the grocers. :innocent:
09-09-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,771
Posted By PomPilot

Sounds to me like you are talking about the pearl...

Sounds to me like you are talking about the pearl district. Just be careful of the streetcar tracks. One of our Rose City correspondents will be along eventually to provide more details. Having gone...
09-05-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,515
Posted By PomPilot

+1 I remember the looks several people gave...

+1

I remember the looks several people gave me during both the Monster Cookie Metric Century, and the Cycle Oregon Weekend, when I'd find an open space, drop the kickstand, and walk away. :lol:
09-04-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By PomPilot

I'll be riding nearby on Saturday the 10th. Doing...

I'll be riding nearby on Saturday the 10th. Doing the Cycle Umpqua Vineyard (http://cycleumpqua.com/default.aspx) tour. The Umpqua Valley Wine, Art Music Festival (http://uvwineartandmusic.com/) is...
08-31-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By PomPilot

On Surly LHT, Brooks Flyer. On MTB, Brooks B17....

On Surly LHT, Brooks Flyer.
On MTB, Brooks B17.
On vintage Schwinn Suburban, Brooks leather grips and Brooks B66.
(seeing a trend here?) :innocent:

Lastly, on the old department store 10-speed,...
08-31-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By PomPilot

If my experience with Radbots is common, then you...

If my experience with Radbots is common, then you shouldn't have problems with them in the wet weather. I was on the Sunday, pouring buckets of rain, Cycle Oregon weekend ride. I had both of my...
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