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02-24-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By wsbob

Money wins. Vision loses. Alpenrose Dairy's park...

Money wins. Vision loses. Alpenrose Dairy's park grounds in which the velodrome was located, up on one of the ridges between Portland and its nearest big 'burb city, Beaverton, was and could have...
06-12-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,676
Posted By wsbob

My trek 560 that I bought new in '82 or...

My trek 560 that I bought new in '82 or thereabouts, still has its bars wrapped with it, but the tape is a little ratty looking after all these years. I like the stuff. It feels fast and looks fast....
06-07-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By wsbob

Hey nikku...wsbob here, a virtually silent member...

Hey nikku...wsbob here, a virtually silent member on bikeforums, but I'll second what cuda says about you probably not having flushed out the brifters enough yet. I myself went through that...
05-22-18, 01:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,739
Posted By wsbob

I like the 'tan-wall' tires, whether solely for...

I like the 'tan-wall' tires, whether solely for good looks or a return to vintage tradition. By the way in the picture with Yates, is that an honest to gosh podium girl? That's another tradition I've...
05-17-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,528
Posted By wsbob

People seem to feel the bikemate stand sold by...

People seem to feel the bikemate stand sold by Aldi, offers enough good, stable quality to make it worth 30 bucks, or with some deals, less. I could use a reliable, low buck bike stand, but the deal...
12-06-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,664
Posted By wsbob

"...So again I ask the question - why should I...

"...So again I ask the question - why should I care what motorists think of my behavior on my bicycle? If the status quo is anarchy why should I toe the line?" JoeyBike


You'll have to answer...
12-03-13, 03:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,378
Posted By wsbob

rmcleod...thanks for the info. Glad your friend...

rmcleod...thanks for the info. Glad your friend is healing well, and back at work. If you come by any other news related to the collision that's available for posting in a public setting like this...
12-01-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,378
Posted By wsbob

[/QUOTE] In a search 'cyclist collision' of...

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In a search 'cyclist collision' of the Denver Post and the Daily Camera, I didn't manage to bring up articles about this particular collision. A lot of articles though, about other...
12-01-13, 03:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,378
Posted By wsbob

Has anyone reading here had an opportunity to...

Has anyone reading here had an opportunity to read the police report for this collision, or have links to local news stories that may have been written about the collision? I'm wondering why, aside...
06-11-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,845
Posted By wsbob

Data...for Portland or one of its' neighborhoods...

Data...for Portland or one of its' neighborhoods for which a NL style cycle-track might be considered, that indicates interest on the part of residents in using a cycle-track, if one existed in their...
06-10-13, 01:39 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,845
Posted By wsbob

Depending upon the type of rider it is that it's...

Depending upon the type of rider it is that it's hoped will start biking and make biking a regular practice, depending on a given road/traffic situation, bike lanes most certainly may be considered...
06-09-13, 01:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,845
Posted By wsbob

The City Club committee did not propose removal...

The City Club committee did not propose removal of bike lanes. The closest it might be said the committee comes to proposing that bike lanes be removed, is in conceding that for various reasons, some...
06-07-13, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By wsbob

Doesn't seem as though it's your fault that parts...

Doesn't seem as though it's your fault that parts have to be switched from their faulty frame, which, if it was sold as an assembled bike by Norco, they would logically be obliged to provide you with...
06-06-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,845
Posted By wsbob

Not enough info in your description of the...

Not enough info in your description of the streets you're riding, to have a good sense of why people driving are yelling at you. Maybe NYC drivers are habitually more cranky than they are here in the...
06-05-13, 02:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,668
Posted By wsbob

Stop or at the very least, come to a virtual...

Stop or at the very least, come to a virtual stop...1-2 mph, to show them you're looking for cross traffic and proceeding cautiously. I think that's what cops mainly need to see. Of course, if for...
06-01-13, 02:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,845
Posted By wsbob

I think "...cycling advocate group..." was...

I think "...cycling advocate group..." was spare_wheel, probably being sarcastic. Here's a link to an article titled "City Club Research Report Strongly Endorses Biking", that bikeportland published...
05-08-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,782
Posted By wsbob

The death of the red light running cyclist the OP...

The death of the red light running cyclist the OP provided a link to a story about, says they aren't overestimating the risks associated with rolling through stop signs and red lights. Even the...
05-07-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,774
Posted By wsbob

Wondered whether you've ever take any of the Bike...

Wondered whether you've ever take any of the Bike NY classes, or had anything to do with that group. The 5/8 CitiBike street skills class seems to be full, however many people that is. Bike NY has an...
05-07-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,782
Posted By wsbob

I added the bold to the comment below: ...

I added the bold to the comment below:




Possibly most, but definitely not all. The people that don't know when it's safe or not safe to go through stop signs, red lights, or break other...
05-06-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By wsbob

As I said: "Some people seem to assume this...

As I said:
"Some people seem to assume this guy was out to hurt people, when his objective may have been not to hurt them, but only to discourage people from riding certain trails. Either way, the...
05-06-13, 01:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By wsbob

This story got a fair bit of press coverage. Link...

This story got a fair bit of press coverage. Link to a Mail Tribune story: http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130306/NEWS/303060315. An excerpt from that story to which I added...
04-28-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,798
Posted By wsbob

Whether your 10-11 mph speed was too fast for the...

Whether your 10-11 mph speed was too fast for the situation you described, depends on other factors as well, such as, how fast the little girl and her father were traveling, and how heavy traffic on...
04-21-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By wsbob

In the U.S., where they exist, bike lanes, are...

In the U.S., where they exist, bike lanes, are almost always directly adjoining the right main lane of the road, rather than located some distance away from the road. Bike lanes of this type tend to...
04-13-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By wsbob

What are some things of concern that occur to you...

What are some things of concern that occur to you about the situation you described, involving use of a trailer for transporting a child? Here's a link to Burley's page describing Safety and...
04-13-13, 02:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,929
Posted By wsbob

Note: bottom quote excerpted. ...

Note: bottom quote excerpted.






This is a bike weblog, so naturally, people will report about incidents involving bikes. If it were a pedestrian weblog, no doubt, someone would comment...
04-12-13, 01:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,929
Posted By wsbob

Note: I added the bold, to the quotes below: ...

Note: I added the bold, to the quotes below:




That's a good question. I don't think there's any one answer for all situations, but there probably are some valid points that might be raised...
04-11-13, 04:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,475
Posted By wsbob

The pedestrian may share some responsibility for...

The pedestrian may share some responsibility for such a collision. I think the general rule of thumb, is that motor vehicle and other vehicle road users are obliged to grant pedestrians the right of...
04-11-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,929
Posted By wsbob

The OP's story raises some good points. In many...

The OP's story raises some good points. In many road situations, vulnerable road users are obliged to rely on people driving motor vehicles, not to collide with them. Riders themselves can evaluate...
04-09-13, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By wsbob

In the Post story, there isn't enough info about...

In the Post story, there isn't enough info about the situation leading up to and at the moment of the collision, to be able to understand what led to the collision, and who is at fault.

Johnsen...
04-08-13, 01:43 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 24,920
Posted By wsbob

I added the bold to the quote below: ...

I added the bold to the quote below:





In U.S. cities, in some urban and suburban community situations, I think there is potential for a wide range of the population irregardless of wealth,...
04-04-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,783
Posted By wsbob

Don in Austin...with some exceptions by...

Don in Austin...with some exceptions by individual city ordinances, your description about riding on the sidewalk, is somewhat how riding on the sidewalk is permitted by Oregon law. I think Oregon...
03-31-13, 02:05 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,904
Posted By wsbob

Stan...hey thanks. Re; testing labs type of and...

Stan...hey thanks. Re; testing labs type of and speed of impact used for helmet absorption evaluation: I'm guessing that manufacturers design bike helmets with not only the safety requirement needs...
03-30-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,904
Posted By wsbob

OP...looks like you're on the right track towards...

OP...looks like you're on the right track towards selecting a helmet that may offer more protection than the standard bike helmets are tested for. Goldfinch, comment #15, posted a link to a page from...
03-26-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,356
Posted By wsbob

From the LBS where I hope people will continue to...

From the LBS where I hope people will continue to buy gear rather than only online, the $20 planet bike rear blinkie is o.k. for visibility. The 2 watt lights for $30-$45 are better, but that's...
03-26-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,783
Posted By wsbob

Oregon's law which I posted the link to in an...

Oregon's law which I posted the link to in an earlier post, alludes to due care, with respect to the duties and responsibilities of pedestrians when using the sidewalk, which also applies to people...
03-26-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,783
Posted By wsbob

Oregon law, and some city ordinances too, have...

Oregon law, and some city ordinances too, have worked to define guidelines for riding on sidewalks. What the law here essentially says, is that people riding on the sidewalk have the same rights and...
03-26-13, 12:55 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,356
Posted By wsbob

If you're assuming I don't care about conclusions...

If you're assuming I don't care about conclusions dependent upon statistical results of some study or another as a condition of making a decision about personal safety whose benefit can easily be...
03-25-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,356
Posted By wsbob

In Colorado, 300+ days of sunshine? Not in...

In Colorado, 300+ days of sunshine? Not in Portland, Oregon. We're lucky to get 150 days of sun. About 7 months of cloudy, often dark and rainy days. Lots of trees creating shady, even darker...
03-25-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,922
Posted By wsbob

Not true. Reflective tape can pick up light...

Not true. Reflective tape can pick up light originating at an angle...I'd guess maybe 15 degrees from the point a car's headlights are focused, and reflect it back to the person driving. Reflective...
03-24-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,356
Posted By wsbob

Where people riding bikes are obliged to travel...

Where people riding bikes are obliged to travel amongst motor vehicles, the risks to people riding bikes, from motor vehicles, can be excessive. Use of lights by cyclists can help reduce that risk....
03-24-13, 01:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,783
Posted By wsbob

Not just where in town your city's ordinance...

Not just where in town your city's ordinance allows people to ride their bikes, but also, according to city ordinance or state law, the obligations of people, when riding their bikes on the sidewalk,...
03-23-13, 01:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,356
Posted By wsbob

I added the bold to the quote below: ...

I added the bold to the quote below:




Where people riding bikes are obliged to travel amongst motor vehicles, the risks to people riding bikes, from motor vehicles, can be excessive. Use of...
03-22-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,356
Posted By wsbob

I'd say the strongest argument favoring bikes...

I'd say the strongest argument favoring bikes running daytime lights, is that people riding bikes near or amongst motor vehicles in traffic, are vulnerable road users. For them especially, daytime...
03-22-13, 01:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,880
Posted By wsbob

hey Robert...appreciated your remarks. I did some...

hey Robert...appreciated your remarks. I did some checking online about the counties you mentioned. They are low populated, especially Modoc, and have low median incomes. Redding's population of...
03-21-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,880
Posted By wsbob

OP's got some valid concerns. He says the two 8...

OP's got some valid concerns. He says the two 8 yr olds were riding without helmets, not on a sidewalk, but on a busy street, against the flow of traffic. Those are unsafe riding practices in a...
03-12-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,301
Posted By wsbob

The bill proposal to register bikes in Oregon...

The bill proposal to register bikes in Oregon doesn't have anything to do with citing people for not having headlights on their bikes. I think it does though, include a $25 fine for resident owners...
03-11-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,301
Posted By wsbob

I was joking about the big lawns. My knowledge as...

I was joking about the big lawns. My knowledge as to what reasons farmers would have to be driving their agricultural equipment on the roads, is limited. One reason though, is that they... especially...
03-10-13, 03:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,301
Posted By wsbob

It's true that tractors don't have to be...

It's true that tractors don't have to be registered: http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/803.305 . There's reasons for this, one obvious and logical, likely reason, is that for example, farm tractors,...
03-07-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,452
Posted By wsbob

Interesting picture...Humboldt County...

Interesting picture...Humboldt County redwoods...deep shade with dappled sunlight. I was curious whether the picture was taken from within a motor vehicle or bike with the headlights on, because it...
03-07-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,452
Posted By wsbob

Comment below, excerpted: ...

Comment below, excerpted:






About the driver in this collision...I don't have any particular feelings or thoughts about him personally or his driving that may have factored into this...
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