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03-28-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,271
Posted By enigmaT120

If it's that warm I would go the other direction,...

If it's that warm I would go the other direction, just ride in shorts. At least I have comfy contact lenses now so rain doesn't mess up my glasses.
03-28-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By enigmaT120

I'm very grateful for where I live, just west of...

I'm very grateful for where I live, just west of Falls City. I'm surrounded on three sides by industrial timberland with nothing between me and the coast but forest. So I can "shelter" in a very...
02-17-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

Not much farther past Pe Ell the trail becomes...

Not much farther past Pe Ell the trail becomes pretty hard, I started bringing my mountain bike for those sections. Almost all the way to Raymond.

I'm trying to talk a friend I made on Instagram...
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By enigmaT120

House cats will follow you around and watch you. ...

House cats will follow you around and watch you. Doesn't mean they are stalking you or anything, they're just curious. Bigger cats do the same thing.

I think if a mountain lion were stalking...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By enigmaT120

I'm in Western Oregon, east foothills of the...

I'm in Western Oregon, east foothills of the coast range west of Salem.
11-10-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,760
Posted By enigmaT120

But the gravel bikes I've seen have had skinnier...

But the gravel bikes I've seen have had skinnier tires than the 50mm Schwalbe Supremes I have on my Fargo... It will have to be my gravel bike because I'm not buying another bike. I think it's a...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By enigmaT120

I've seen live bob cats but never a dead one. ...

I've seen live bob cats but never a dead one. One one of my final commutes (I retired) I saw a mountain lion. Running away from me.
11-10-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

I see some of my picture are gone... Flikr made...

I see some of my picture are gone... Flikr made me reduce my total photo count to under 1000 and for some reason I had multiple copies of several of these pictures on that site. I must have deleted...
11-28-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By enigmaT120

Nobody has ever asked to borrow my '81 Toyota...

Nobody has ever asked to borrow my '81 Toyota pickup. I hauled a cord of firewood in it the other day.


...didn't say how many trips that was!
11-08-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By enigmaT120

I've got to go delete about 600 pictures from...

I've got to go delete about 600 pictures from Flikr before they do it for me. Is there a way to select multiple pictures at once to delete them? The only way I see is to open each one and edit...
11-06-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,884
Posted By enigmaT120

These still say "Made in Oregon" on their web...

These still say "Made in Oregon" on their web site:

Bicycle Clothing At Its Best--and Our Bicycle Clothing Is MADE IN OREGON! (http://www.bicycleclothing.com/)
10-30-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,263
Posted By enigmaT120

I put my fenders back on my Fargo over the...

I put my fenders back on my Fargo over the weekend.
10-30-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,522
Posted By enigmaT120

We have this program in Oregon. It does have...

We have this program in Oregon. It does have links to resources in the area like van pools and stuff.

Home - Drive Less Connect (http://www.drivelessconnect.com/)
10-22-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

Oh yeah, I didn't even try. I walked my bike...

Oh yeah, I didn't even try. I walked my bike over those rough rotten ones.
10-08-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

On my most recent trip I drove all the way to...

On my most recent trip I drove all the way to Menlo and found a place to park there. I rode briefly back to the city sign where I had turned around before and back to the car, then headed all the...
10-08-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

I made another trip up to Chehalis, parking at...

I made another trip up to Chehalis, parking at Lebam again for my ride. This time I headed the other way, toward Raymond. The trail was still really rough but at least somebody had mowed it! I wore...
10-08-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By enigmaT120

I hope you are successful. I'm tempted, after I...

I hope you are successful. I'm tempted, after I retire next year, to pay Weyerhauser their permit fee to ride/run/walk on their roads. Their property surrounds mine on 3 sides. You have to pay a...
07-06-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,044
Posted By enigmaT120

Just a one time tax on new bikes.

Just a one time tax on new bikes.
07-01-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,700
Posted By enigmaT120

I think KraneXL means that if you are any kind of...

I think KraneXL means that if you are any kind of athlete, you can't walk fast enough to make it a real cardio exercise where your heart rate goes up and you have to start breathing harder. Unless...
07-01-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

Continuing, as I exceeded the 10 picture post...

Continuing, as I exceeded the 10 picture post limit:

Here's that 30 mile marker and today's turn around point:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/42172716394_bcb289ff1f_b.jpg...
07-01-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

I went back on June 18 and drove all the way to...

I went back on June 18 and drove all the way to Lebam, the next parking lot on the trail, and rode back to the 30 mile marker where I left off before. I brought my mountain bike this time, as that...
07-01-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

I went back in April, starting at Pe Ell again...

I went back in April, starting at Pe Ell again hoping the trail had been improved. It had been! I rode out as far as the 30 mile marker. 24 miles to go. I ordered an annual Discovery Pass for the...
04-05-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,863
Posted By enigmaT120

Train/bus to get you close enough to use Uber?

Train/bus to get you close enough to use Uber?
04-03-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By enigmaT120

Don't think I can make it this year but thanks...

Don't think I can make it this year but thanks for sharing. That's one of (way too many!) the parts of Oregon I've not explored yet.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By enigmaT120

I run my front Ortleibs on the back pannier, at...

I run my front Ortleibs on the back pannier, at least until I go somewhere I need my larger rear panniers, then the front ones will go on the front. The front ones are a good size for my commuting...
03-19-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,709
Posted By enigmaT120

I don't listen to music while riding, nor while...

I don't listen to music while riding, nor while running. Not on my motorcycle, either, now that I think about it. I do in my car and on the computers at work though.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,053
Posted By enigmaT120

I usually like my gravel commute but this morning...

I usually like my gravel commute but this morning I discovered they had put down fresh gravel recently, ugh. That really slows me down. Very few cars though. I have to leave a little after 5:00 to...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,155
Posted By enigmaT120

About 36 degrees, not too wet but some snow...

About 36 degrees, not too wet but some snow flurries part of the way in. Damp enough to make 36 feel cold.
03-16-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 27,100
Posted By enigmaT120

Yes. I ride gravel every day I commute, and I...

Yes. I ride gravel every day I commute, and I get messy enough even with these fenders:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7581/16020179129_a730bece40_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qpDB7Z)2012 Salsa Fargo...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 162,648
Posted By enigmaT120

I found a bungee yesterday. First thing I've...

I found a bungee yesterday. First thing I've found in a long time. Maybe I'm riding in the dark too much.
10-10-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 38,439
Posted By enigmaT120

We have a line running through our living room....

We have a line running through our living room. It's annoying sometimes ducking under the damp clothing but it works. Not too many months of dry weather where we live.
10-10-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

I rode a little farther today. I drove to Pe...

I rode a little farther today. I drove to Pe Ell, parked my car (with a Discovery day Pass in it, which was another whole boring adventure to get), then rode back to the 20.5 mile marker where I had...
09-16-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By enigmaT120

I keep having to drive through Portland from...

I keep having to drive through Portland from Salem to get up to work in Chehalis or sometimes, Woodland. It's a pain. If I had to live in Portland I doubt I would own a car.
09-15-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,852
Posted By enigmaT120

I rarely see anybody else on my bike rides. I...

I rarely see anybody else on my bike rides. I talk to the cows at the organic dairy I ride by.
09-13-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,550
Posted By enigmaT120

Sat. 12/9 I drove my old mountain bike to Dunn...

Sat. 12/9 I drove my old mountain bike to Dunn Forest and rode something under 10 miles.

Weyerhauser has closed off all of the roads near my house unless you have a $75/year permit, which...
09-13-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By enigmaT120

I rode another 7 mile or so section today,...

I rode another 7 mile or so section today, starting from a parking area near the 13 mile mark and riding out to the 20.5 (didn't see the 20) mile mark, then back to the truck. I liked it but not as...
Forum: Touring
06-20-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,556
Posted By enigmaT120

I'll be at work in Albany, OR so I'll just go out...

I'll be at work in Albany, OR so I'll just go out to the parking lot and look at it. Unless it's raining. Heck, even then I'd look to see how dark it gets. I have an arc welding mask, I've looked...
06-20-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,177
Posted By enigmaT120

I've fixed both Achilles tendonitis and plantar...

I've fixed both Achilles tendonitis and plantar faciatis (from running) with massage. The plantar facia is easier to reach, but even with the Achilles I've fixed it in one very painful session. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By enigmaT120

I found a couple of them at Goodwill (one long,...

I found a couple of them at Goodwill (one long, one short sleeved) and wear them if I'm riding at night but don't need my rain jacket.
05-17-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,286
Posted By enigmaT120

Anybody who goes over a hill like that at 70...

Anybody who goes over a hill like that at 70 deserves to run into the tree fallen across the road just over the crest. Outrunning your sight line should hurt.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,711
Posted By enigmaT120

You can sort of see mine. I can't remember the...

You can sort of see mine. I can't remember the name of the part of the bike it's attached to!


https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1562/23614495063_d30fd634ed_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BYJsEB)Bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,140
Posted By enigmaT120

Yeah. I'll read the Dirt Rag issues they send me...

Yeah. I'll read the Dirt Rag issues they send me as a substitute, but I doubt I'll renew my subscription. I do mountain bike though not as much as I wish.
04-19-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By enigmaT120

Elkins Road, in between Helmic Road and Airlie...

Elkins Road, in between Helmic Road and Airlie Road, is one of my favorite roads both for bicycling and motorcycling. Some nice roads off of Buena Vista Road too. It's a pretty valley.
04-04-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By enigmaT120

...and I believe I've seen a bike co-op in...

...and I believe I've seen a bike co-op in Corvallis. It's on the south end of first street, across from the Beanery and within a few blocks.


I've never ridden in Corvallis but the place is...
03-20-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By enigmaT120

I ride gravel roads all the time commuting but I...

I ride gravel roads all the time commuting but I sure hate them within the first week or so after they grade them. Like riding on marbles. I can do it but it sure slows me down. I don't think I've...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,318
Posted By enigmaT120

I've never seen anybody out riding one. I hardly...

I've never seen anybody out riding one. I hardly ever see any other cyclists though.
02-06-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,453
Posted By enigmaT120

I just so rarely pass anybody that I don't need a...

I just so rarely pass anybody that I don't need a bell.
02-06-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,865
Posted By enigmaT120

I was sorry, after reading so much stuff I needed...

I was sorry, after reading so much stuff I needed to know on his web site, that he was not around to thank. Very valuable. I do thank whoever keeps his site up and running, but I'm afraid I don't...
01-11-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By enigmaT120

They postponed it to the 21st. I bet that's a...

They postponed it to the 21st. I bet that's a great ride.
01-02-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By enigmaT120

I've run 31 miles, once in 5 hours and once in 6...

I've run 31 miles, once in 5 hours and once in 6 (and did very little walking for the rest of the day!), but I never walked that far. Even back packing I don't think I ever went over 10 miles in a...
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