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Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,101
Posted By K'Tesh

Not riding as much as I did in years past. I...

Not riding as much as I did in years past. I used to live 5 miles from work, then I was laid off in 2009. My subsequent job was 10 miles away. Then I got fired from there, and it couldn't have...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,462
Posted By K'Tesh

You really want to hear me B***H about Chinese...

You really want to hear me B***H about Chinese traffic? It's a tradition. I like keeping it.

And now I've posted a couple of times... See you all in 2020!!! ;)

Bizman (PA)...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,462
Posted By K'Tesh

Me first... K'Tesh (USA/China)...

Me first...

K'Tesh (USA/China) ______________________ 6.0 mi
Forum: Commuting
01-01-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,462
Posted By K'Tesh

Shandong Province

Shandong Province
Forum: Commuting
01-01-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,462
Posted By K'Tesh

Nope... PM Sent. Note to self... No more...

Nope... PM Sent.
Note to self... No more Chinese characters... Pinyin? Yes. Zhngtǐ z/fntǐ z... NO!
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,129
Views: 27,101
Posted By K'Tesh

2019! The How was your commute? thread!

Yes, I've re-upped, and am still in China, and it's 2019 here... So, let's get started...

How was YOUR commute?
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 19,462
Posted By K'Tesh

The 2019 Commuting Mileage Thread!

HEY!!! It's a NEW YEAR!!! YEAH!!! REALLY!!! (I've re-upped again at the English school in China I've been working for, and as such, it really is 2019 for me). Happy New Year!!! So, 2018 is finally...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,463
Posted By K'Tesh

Are you in China too? I swear if the temperature...

Are you in China too? I swear if the temperature drops below 20C, you start seeing the heavy jackets... Me, I'm in shorts until the end of October.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 30,384
Posted By K'Tesh

I understand... I was just grumpy that due to...

I understand... I was just grumpy that due to the problems getting the thread started this year I wasn't "First".
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 54,280
Posted By K'Tesh

Well today's commute was an odd one. Here it was...

Well today's commute was an odd one. Here it was my day off, and I go into work to teach a single student (off the clock...) and I got lunch, and a bottle of wine for it. :D

Traffic wasn't all...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 30,384
Posted By K'Tesh

Thanks for that! Looks a lot better now!

Thanks for that! Looks a lot better now!
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 30,384
Posted By K'Tesh

So, lets try this again... Minus the Chinese...

So, lets try this again... Minus the Chinese characters (I'll use the Pinyin instead)...

HEY!!! It's a NEW YEAR!!! YEAH!!! REALLY!!! (I'm STILL in China!!! (I signed up for another year back in...
01-01-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By K'Tesh

Ah ha... Well I tried to edit in all the other...

Ah ha... Well I tried to edit in all the other stuff, and now the entire "approved" post has disappeared into the ether.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 30,384
Posted By K'Tesh

Atvar, that was only due to a technical error......

Atvar, that was only due to a technical error... Remember, ALL who participate are winning.

K'Tesh (USA/China) ______________________ 5.0 mi
Atvar (Italy) ___________________________ 4.0 mi...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,377
Posted By K'Tesh

My recent experience with a terrible driver went...

My recent experience with a terrible driver went like this:

I'm riding in the bikelane, on the beachside road in Yantai, China (Shandong Province). The bikelanes are really wide, and I've found...
12-31-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By K'Tesh

Would a moderator Please approve a post for me?

I worked hard to get the 2018 Commuter Mileage Challenge thread started for the stroke of midnight on 12/31 2017 and 1/1 2018 here in China where I'm living and working (and using a VPN that appears...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 30,384
Posted By K'Tesh

The 2018 Commuting Mileage Thread!

HEY!!! It's a NEW YEAR!!! YEAH!!! REALLY!!! (I'm STILL in China!!! (I signed up for another year back in October), and already ahead of you (ignore the forum's date/time stamp). 新年快乐!!! Happy New...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 54,280
Posted By K'Tesh

2018! The How was your commute? thread!

I'm in China still, and it's 2018... So, let's get started...

How was YOUR commute?
Forum: Commuting
03-09-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,770
Posted By K'Tesh

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3863/33221039261_83f...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3863/33221039261_83f1ba75b1_o.png (https://flic.kr/p/SBCvyZ)

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1552 (1651 total miles YTD)
gregf83 (BC)...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-17, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,770
Posted By K'Tesh

Here's K'Tesh's test with the Chinese Character...

Here's K'Tesh's test with the Chinese Character put back in...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1552 (1651 total miles YTD)
gregf83 (BC) _____________________________ 1217 (1962 total)...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,770
Posted By K'Tesh

Bizman (PA) _______________________________ 940...

Bizman (PA) _______________________________ 940 (985 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA)__________________________ 707.7 (746 total) [17/18]
KCBikeCommuter (MO) _______________________ 615.7 (1083.6...
02-07-17, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By K'Tesh

Tilting windmills? 25 pages of Safety and...

Tilting windmills?

25 pages of Safety and Advocacy from one thread alone (http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/595164-advocacy-thread-what-have-you-done-today.html).

I'd say I have a...
02-07-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By K'Tesh

I'm a native Jeffersonian... You know, that...

I'm a native Jeffersonian... You know, that state of mind that exists above San Francisco, California, and below Eugene, Oregon? I work overseas. I haven't renounced my citizenship. I bought the...
02-07-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By K'Tesh

A call to Shimano gave me an answer... which went...

A call to Shimano gave me an answer... which went something like this...

"Never heard of anybody complaining about this before, and I've been here for years."

In a very dismissive tone.

My...
02-04-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By K'Tesh

I see "Slippery When Wet" warnings all over the...

I see "Slippery When Wet" warnings all over the place... In restaurants, and other places of business, as well as even on the streets. Our pedals shouldn't be one of those places where we need a...
02-01-17, 02:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By K'Tesh

Slipping off Shimano A530 SPD Pedals when wet...

I keep mentioning this to people, yet it somehow hasn't worked its way to Shimano, so I'll post it here...

Shimano, are you listening?

I love my A530 pedals... I love being able to ride...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,770
Posted By K'Tesh

Added the rounding to a tenth of a mile that the...

Added the rounding to a tenth of a mile that the thread apparently has evolved to.


Bizman (PA) ________________________________ 12.0 (12 total miles YTD)
Atvar (Italy)...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-17, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 98,323
Posted By K'Tesh

Sure... Call me out for saying it's not the New...

Sure... Call me out for saying it's not the New Year here in China, when you replied to the same thread at 2:16 in the afternoon on December 31, 2016. :P

I'll tell you that today is New Year's...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,770
Posted By K'Tesh

What do you know... I'm ahead again!!! ...

What do you know... I'm ahead again!!!


K'Tesh (PRC) ___________________________ 0.0 (0.0 里)



Rubberside Down!
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Forum: Commuting
12-31-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 49,770
Posted By K'Tesh

The 2017 Commuting Mileage Thread!

HEY!!! It's a NEW YEAR!!! YEAH!!! REALLY!!! (I'm in China!!!, and already ahead of you (ignore the forum's date/time stamp). Happy New Year, and Happy 2017! Here's the new Commuting Mileage...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-16, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,978
Posted By K'Tesh

Here's a shot of my new 2017 TREK Dual Sport 3's...

Here's a shot of my new 2017 TREK Dual Sport 3's frame, built with components from my 2015 TREK DS 8.5, and the Yellow Sea, in Yantai, China (where the bike was repaired). The frame, seatpost, and...
06-19-16, 09:46 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 71,102
Posted By K'Tesh

Na, I wear a helmet. BTW, I did sweep up...

Na, I wear a helmet.

BTW, I did sweep up some broken glass on the sidewalk yesterday. Thank Goodness I speak fluent pantomime, as my Mandarin isn't up to the task most of the time.
08-12-15, 06:36 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 71,102
Posted By K'Tesh

ODOT's now working on them... The southern...

ODOT's now working on them...

The southern one is fixed:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/544/20312603828_186a6299e0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/wWXpro) ...
08-07-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 71,102
Posted By K'Tesh

You're right, I did say I'm trying to move to...

You're right, I did say I'm trying to move to China (and soon). However, with as many people who contacted ODOT because of this, and have commented on BikePortland.org and KGW's facebook page, I'm...
08-07-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 71,102
Posted By K'Tesh

Not quite true... Here's the latest! :D ...

Not quite true... Here's the latest! :D

After media reports, state says it will smooth sunken grates on Barbur - BikePortland.org...
08-07-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 71,102
Posted By K'Tesh

Made the news... Fed up cyclist paints over...

Made the news...

Fed up cyclist paints over sunken grates on Barbur Blvd. (http://www.kgw.com/story/news/2015/08/06/fed-up-cyclist-paints-over-sunkin-grates-barbur-blvd/31212899/)
...
08-02-15, 12:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By K'Tesh

An Oregonian Webfoot in China...

I may very well be in Yantai China (Shandong Province) within the next few weeks (I'm looking for work as an English teacher).

Any tips I should know about bicycling in China these days?
...
08-01-15, 11:53 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 71,102
Posted By K'Tesh

Ok... I've been a little busy Graduating from...

Ok... I've been a little busy Graduating from PSU... So I took a little time on Friday, and did some painting...

I photographed this in 2008, and of course complained about it to ODOT... (I'd...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,490
Posted By K'Tesh

augustgarage (CA) ________________ 1437.8 (2298.6...

augustgarage (CA) ________________ 1437.8 (2298.6 total)
scroca (MT) ______________________ 1283.4
buzzbee (CA)______________________ 1255
gregf83 (BC)______________________ 1210 [30/37] (1593...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,490
Posted By K'Tesh

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 745.1 [17/17]...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 745.1 [17/17] (956.9 total)
gregf83 (BC)_______________________ 738 [18/24] (913 total)
scroca (MT) _______________________ 704.1
bconneraz (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,490
Posted By K'Tesh

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 745.1 [17/17]...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 745.1 [17/17] (956.9 total)
buzzbee (CA)_______________________ 626
gregf83 (BC)_______________________ 575 [14/19] (708 total)
bconneraz (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,490
Posted By K'Tesh

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 745.1 [17/17]...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 745.1 [17/17] (956.9 total)
buzzbee (CA)_______________________ 626
gregf83 (BC)_______________________ 575 [14/19] (708 total)
scroca (MT)...
01-14-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 71,102
Posted By K'Tesh

With my current address, bike commuting (and...

With my current address, bike commuting (and advocacy) are difficult. I'm too far removed from where I go to school to ride very far, and often. However I did have an incident recently where I...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,821
Posted By K'Tesh

augustgarage (CA)__________________ 8357.3...

augustgarage (CA)__________________ 8357.3 (10848.8 total) [218/218]
f1xedgear(NC)______________________ 8119 [197] done
borosen____________________________ 7864 (11764) [198/221] done
sandieganLA...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,399
Posted By K'Tesh

After moving outside of bike commute range of...

After moving outside of bike commute range of school, my riding has plummeted. I like the town I live in, but I hate living here... WAY too far from anything. :(

Still going to school. Hope to...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,399
Posted By K'Tesh

Well, time to drag this thread up again... ...

Well, time to drag this thread up again...

My most recent bike ("The [md͡ʒƐstɪk Ɛks]") started out looking like this:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6184/6149466416_57074a99ed.jpg

and...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,490
Posted By K'Tesh

Bad news here is... My bike died on Wednesday. ...

Bad news here is... My bike died on Wednesday. I'm waiting for the manufacturer to decide if they'll cover the cracked frame or not.

tarwheel (NC)______________________ 156 (223 total) ...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By K'Tesh

Oh, I still cut things as needed. I've been...

Oh, I still cut things as needed. I've been pretty busy @ school (both learning how to teach, and teaching). I'm a Senior right now, and I'm trying to graduate this year.

Rubberside Down!
K'Tesh
07-20-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By K'Tesh

Thanks for the replies... Next question: ...

Thanks for the replies...

Next question:
True or False, With Umbilical Hernia surgery, you loose your belly button?
07-18-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By K'Tesh

Umbilical Hernia... Anybody had one repaired?

Just was diagnosed with a umbilical hernia yesterday (not incarcerated thankfully), looks like it'll take surgery to get my insides back to where they belong.

Anybody had one of these treated? ...
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