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Forum: Commuting
01-01-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 15,704
Posted By K'Tesh

Well, yesterday's ride was a little warmer... It...

Well, yesterday's ride was a little warmer... It was merely 0C instead of -4C. Roads are dry, but the bike lane occasionally had icy patches from where people walked, changing the snow to ice. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 15,704
Posted By K'Tesh

My first ride of the decade is in the can... A...

My first ride of the decade is in the can... A quick jaunt down to the BBQ for some skewers of BBQ pork and a couple of bowls of wonton soup. While China does celebrate January 1 with a day off,...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 8,973
Posted By K'Tesh

Well, my first ride of the decade is in... ...

Well, my first ride of the decade is in...

K'Tesh (PRC) _______________________________________________ .5 [1/1]
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 8,973
Posted By K'Tesh

The 2020 Commuting Mileage Thread!

HEY!!! It's a NEW DECADE!!! YAY!!! The Roaring 2020s!!! (I've re-upped again at the English school in China I've been working for, and as such, it really is perfect vision (2020) for me). Happy New...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 15,704
Posted By K'Tesh

2020! The “How was your commute?” thread!

Yes, I've re-upped, and am still in China, I still ride bikes, and it's 2020 here... So, let's get started...

How was YOUR commute?
12-30-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By K'Tesh

Posts? [EDIT] Answer: 30 seconds

Posts?

[EDIT] Answer: 30 seconds
12-30-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By K'Tesh

Just a test...

I wonder how long do I have to wait between....
09-22-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By K'Tesh

Just thought of another added benefit of using a...

Just thought of another added benefit of using a kilt...

Chinese squat toilets. These are typically small, squalled, and smell worse than the restrooms of American gas stations back in the 1970s...
09-20-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By K'Tesh

I'll try to see if I can check them out. On...

I'll try to see if I can check them out.

On a positive note, I figured out what brand of the shorts I like... "Foundry"... It's a JC Penney brand. Bad news is that they are sold out in all but...
09-20-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By K'Tesh

It's not modesty... The Chinese (in my province...

It's not modesty... The Chinese (in my province g(Standing)) are genuinely cold in 70 degree F weather. It'll be 85 F and 90 percent humidity and they don't even break a sweat. I on the other hand am...
09-20-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By K'Tesh

Blame the lack of imagination on yourself. I'm...

Blame the lack of imagination on yourself. I'm tired of sweating, feeling constricted, and not being comfortable. This is a not a joke.

A foreigner in China is a huge distraction, but they get...
09-19-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By K'Tesh

Thanks for the suggestion. Actually, I was...

Thanks for the suggestion.

Actually, I was thinking of snaps, or rare earth magnets, forgot about the penny trick (I saw it once in a video). Now I'm thinking of a loose internal flap (think black...
09-19-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By K'Tesh

Clyde Kilt While Riding?

Hey All,

It's been a while since I logged in. I've got a problem. I live and work in China. Really... I'm an English teacher here. Not that many Clydes that are as big as me (if 200 lbs is the...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 73,750
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: 977
Views: 48,055
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: 977
Views: 48,055
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: 977
Views: 48,055
Posted By K'Tesh

Shandong Province

Shandong Province
Forum: Commuting
01-01-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 48,055
Posted By K'Tesh

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

Nope... PM Sent.
Note to self... No more Chinese characters... Pinyin? Yes. Zhèngtǐ zì/fántǐ zì... NO!
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 73,750
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: 977
Views: 48,055
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: 37
Views: 3,079
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: 43,418
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: 82,040
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: 43,418
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: 43,418
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: 689
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: 43,418
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: 16,782
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: 689
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: 43,418
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: 82,040
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: 62,670
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: 62,670
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: 62,670
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: 3,010
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: 3,010
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: 3,010
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: 3,010
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: 3,010
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: 62,670
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: 122,087
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: 62,670
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: 62,670
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: 2,432
Views: 332,206
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: 75,159
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: 75,159
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: 75,159
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: 75,159
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: 75,159
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: 807
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?
...
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