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10-02-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By townandcountry

Ah yes. Eugene, Oregon. Gotta love it. This...

Ah yes. Eugene, Oregon. Gotta love it. This morning I came pretty close to taking out a bicyclist riding on the wrong side of River Road underneath Beltline as I was turning to go east on...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-26-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By townandcountry

What a grand idea! I'm going to see if my club...

What a grand idea! I'm going to see if my club might be interested in something similar here in Oregon (the state). Good luck, happy trails and blessings.
08-01-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,843
Posted By townandcountry

My "oh crap" moment was when I touched wheels...

My "oh crap" moment was when I touched wheels with the rider in front and did a face plant, going 13 mph. Well, the real words were something other than "oh crap". I have hit 41 or so coming off...
06-05-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By townandcountry

I read the same article. Doing a search on...

I read the same article. Doing a search on Ask.com revealed this tidbit of information: 1894 - Annie "Londonderry" Kopchovsky, 23, sets out to become the first woman to bicycle around the world, a...
Forum: Foo
11-11-05, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By townandcountry

Ditto what he said. 6 years in the Army for me,...

Ditto what he said. 6 years in the Army for me, two tours in Germany (loved it!), one tour in Georgia and one in Kansas. If you all love your freedom, thank a Vet. Happy trails!
10-27-05, 01:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,768
Posted By townandcountry

This is the most interesting post I've read in a...

This is the most interesting post I've read in a long time. As for me, I mount from the left side. Why? Dunno. But the horse theory and chain drive theory are both good.
10-18-05, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By townandcountry

Right on, Granny Gear. I like DnvrFox's posts. ...

Right on, Granny Gear. I like DnvrFox's posts. Informative, encouraging, friendly, always to the point. Come back soon.
10-13-05, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By townandcountry

You did the right thing. My experience with "on...

You did the right thing. My experience with "on your left", however, is the person being passed moves to the left, for some weird reason. I've started saying "passing" and haven't had any mindless...
Forum: Foo
10-10-05, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,288
Posted By townandcountry

No, don't go.

No, don't go.
Forum: Foo
10-10-05, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 853
Posted By townandcountry

Army. 1976 to 1982. Missed all major conflicts....

Army. 1976 to 1982. Missed all major conflicts. Stationed in Kansas, Georgia, Germany (2 tours).

Now I'm back home in the land of green grass and high tides. God's Country. Oregon. Go Ducks!
09-30-05, 06:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,615
Posted By townandcountry

I'm with CastIron. I ride, therefore, I am. A...

I'm with CastIron. I ride, therefore, I am. A real cyclist, that is.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By townandcountry

Sweet pics! Now that's what biking is all about.

Sweet pics! Now that's what biking is all about.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-05, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By townandcountry

Rain? What rain? It's really wet? Gosh, what a...

Rain? What rain? It's really wet? Gosh, what a concept. Who knew?

Actually I like riding in any kind of weather, except freezing ice and snow. Any day on the bike is another day in paradise. ...
Forum: Foo
09-15-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By townandcountry

What is really funny about this is the guy was...

What is really funny about this is the guy was pedaling with the plants and an off-duty policeman spotted him, then a detective saw him. Oh, and the plants were stolen from someone else's yard where...
08-31-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,306
Posted By townandcountry

I've had more close calls with male drivers. ...

I've had more close calls with male drivers. Stop bashing women drivers. Bad drivers are bad drivers no matter what sex or breed they are.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-05, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By townandcountry

Really funny stuff. Except for the dog. And the...

Really funny stuff. Except for the dog. And the cyclist that got splattered at the end.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-05, 06:32 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,403
Posted By townandcountry

Army. 1976 to 1982. Good, bad and indifferent,...

Army. 1976 to 1982. Good, bad and indifferent, I remember most of it. Where I was stationed in Germany it was not good for cycling. Something about cobblestones and bike tires don't mix well...
08-11-05, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By townandcountry

Yikes! And I've been asked by police officers...

Yikes! And I've been asked by police officers why I can't trust them. As for the officer's other incident, if the citizen was having a diabetic reaction, he probably wasn't too coherent or able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,675
Posted By townandcountry

What I don't like about group rides is: people...

What I don't like about group rides is: people getting cranky because they can't go fast due to unfamiliar routes (even when warned repeatedly beforehand that it will be a slow and nobody gets left...
08-04-05, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,536
Posted By townandcountry

Same thing happened here in Eugene. 21-year-old...

Same thing happened here in Eugene. 21-year-old driver hit a cyclist in the early morning (around 5:00 a.m.), fled the scene, cyclist died later at the hospital. The driver later turned himself in....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-05, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By townandcountry

Actually, I do use those for summer riding. Yes,...

Actually, I do use those for summer riding. Yes, there is a noticable difference, but you get used to it. I also have to be careful riding where there's cracks in the pavement. Other than, they're...
07-13-05, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,977
Posted By townandcountry

Golf carts are motor vehicles. Electric or gas...

Golf carts are motor vehicles. Electric or gas powered scooters are motor vehicles. Electric wheelchairs are not.
03-21-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By townandcountry

I hear your patellas! My right knee was starting...

I hear your patellas! My right knee was starting to bother me and I figured out that I click out with my left foot more than the right and push off on the right more than the left. I tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-05, 12:28 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 35,969
Posted By townandcountry

I think that's the best feature about Felt bikes....

I think that's the best feature about Felt bikes. I like mine (F85, 2002) because it's easy for me to maintain, since I'm one of the mechanically-challenged females. The frame is compact and fits...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-05, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By townandcountry

Ditto for Willamette Valley in Oregon. It's...

Ditto for Willamette Valley in Oregon. It's (almost) spring! Darn it. Stuck in the office sitting at the computer. I like your idea about the 3-hour lunch breaks.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,695
Posted By townandcountry

There's also the Strawberry Century in Lebanon,...

There's also the Strawberry Century in Lebanon, Oregon June 11 and the Fat Tire Festival in Oakridge (not sure when that one is).

Happy trails.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,440
Posted By townandcountry

Riding into the wind. Followed by riding into...

Riding into the wind. Followed by riding into the wind and it's raining. A very close third is riding into the wind and it's raining and riding uphill. What really sucks is when you're going down...
02-22-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By townandcountry

My brother and I had a conversation very similar...

My brother and I had a conversation very similar to this yesterday. I said that there are some guys that could fit on a compact (read "girlie") frame and some gals can fit on a standard (read...
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,746
Posted By townandcountry

Check out Tour Easy and Gold Rush. Several of...

Check out Tour Easy and Gold Rush. Several of the 'bent riders in my group have those and they like them. They can go really fast, too. I don't know about the price range, since I'm still able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-05, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By townandcountry

That was funny. I'm with Trmcqeehan. My work...

That was funny. I'm with Trmcqeehan. My work and music rehearsal schedules only allow me to ride on weekends. During the week, though, I get in some cardio and weight workouts. Am I getting...
Forum: Touring
02-07-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By townandcountry

No, don't take Hwy 242 from Sisters to Hwy 126 to...

No, don't take Hwy 242 from Sisters to Hwy 126 to Eugene, unless you like holding your breath so that big rig can get by you. That route, McKenzie Pass, is not recommended for bicycles, unless you...
Forum: Touring
02-07-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By townandcountry

Check out Adventure Cycling at...

Check out Adventure Cycling at www.adventurecycling.com. They have route, maps, tips and other information available for the touring cyclists.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-05, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By townandcountry

I don't know about better, but commuting here in...

I don't know about better, but commuting here in Eugene, Oregon is okay. You get the occasional jerk who cuts you off, but overall it's not too bad. BTW, cool pic of Doc Maynard, Treespeed.
Forum: Foo
02-01-05, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By townandcountry

The Queen of Virus? I wouldn't open it.

The Queen of Virus? I wouldn't open it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-05, 01:05 PM
Forum: Commuting
01-24-05, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,647
Posted By townandcountry

Interesting discussion. I see lots of bikes with...

Interesting discussion. I see lots of bikes with flashing lights here in my town. As for the question about the dynamo light being required in Germany and if that is enforced, my feeling is that it...
01-21-05, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By townandcountry

Definitely talk to the LBS. Also more time in...

Definitely talk to the LBS. Also more time in the saddle. Yes, it hurts at first but you do get used to. But first make sure the fit is right. Happy trails.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-05, 09:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,545
Posted By townandcountry

Wash after every ride. Liquid detergent, no...

Wash after every ride. Liquid detergent, no fabric softener. Cold water. Line dry.
01-17-05, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By townandcountry

Yoga for Abs (Rodney Yee), Yoga AM Stretch...

Yoga for Abs (Rodney Yee), Yoga AM Stretch (Rodney Yee), Yoga PM Stretch (Patricia Walton), Yoga for Weight Loss Conditioning (Suzanne Deason). They all work for me.
01-17-05, 11:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,988
Posted By townandcountry

Besides keeping bugs, rocks, dust and wind from...

Besides keeping bugs, rocks, dust and wind from getting in the eyes, wearing sunglasses keeps your eyes fresh. Try riding for a couple of hours in the sun, wind, rain and squinting the whole time. ...
01-07-05, 02:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,787
Posted By townandcountry

When I have one foot in the grave, I'll be...

When I have one foot in the grave, I'll be shouting "Woo Hoo! What a ride!"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-05, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,027
Posted By townandcountry

Double Western Cheeseburger. With Fries.

Double Western Cheeseburger. With Fries.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-05, 04:57 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,179
Posted By townandcountry

Finally, someone got it right about Beloki's...

Finally, someone got it right about Beloki's crash. Now for my two cents worth...
Laggard - cycling hard is not about suffering. Galen - Not every cyclist is or was a racer. Get over it. For...
01-03-05, 12:39 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,207
Posted By townandcountry

I don't use drive-thru's at all, mainly because...

I don't use drive-thru's at all, mainly because the person on the other end can't understand what I say (perfect American english with good diction) and the order gets screwed up. However, I agree...
Forum: BMX
12-23-04, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By townandcountry

I don't hate bikes, I just don't care for the...

I don't hate bikes, I just don't care for the people that spend oodles of bucks on a fancy-schmancy bike and don't ride it. It sits there with all the bells and whistles, all pathetic looking,...
12-16-04, 10:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,290
Posted By townandcountry

That seat post clamp looks dicey.

That seat post clamp looks dicey.
12-08-04, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By townandcountry

If I were 'chuting out of a perfectly good...

If I were 'chuting out of a perfectly good airplane I would hope my briefs were well-prepared. ;)

Seriously, there needs to be more investigation into why and how automobile drivers are allowed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 04:13 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,398
Posted By townandcountry

Good grief!

Good grief!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By townandcountry

Right on, dude. This is the season for peace and...

Right on, dude. This is the season for peace and goodwill anyway, not that any other time of the year isn't. I hope Clevelandguy gets what he wants for Christmas or Hannukah or Kwanzaa or whatever...
12-02-04, 09:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,620
Posted By townandcountry

Get involved with your local bike club. My club...

Get involved with your local bike club. My club works with a couple of school districts, teaching bicycling skills and basic mechanics. Those kids are going to be our leaders someday. Teach them...
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