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01-05-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By jgadamski

Phoney panniers

I recently purchased a used Giant Twist Freedom DX for a good price. My only gripe with it is the panniers, which are more designed to hide the batteries rather than provide carry capacity. the...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,078
Posted By jgadamski

Mixed feelings

Research suggests the more bikes out there, the safer it is for all. Fatalities and collisions remained constant as use quadrupled. Motorists are perhaps more aware, and that cannot be bad.
Adding...
02-28-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,460
Posted By jgadamski

Would need to destroy a lot of parking spaces to...

Would need to destroy a lot of parking spaces to get to 25%.[/QUOTE]


Not so. When the time/cost/fun calculus suggests I can get to my destination faster cheaper or have more fun doing it by one...
02-26-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,460
Posted By jgadamski

I have enjoyed reading your thoughts

It makes me consider things I had not.
Where I was headed initially is to find organizational or educational resources to direct new riders to.
There doesn't seem to be much out there in that...
02-18-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,569
Posted By jgadamski

The basic tenets of VC I find valid today: Be...

The basic tenets of VC I find valid today: Be visible, be legal and be predictable. I found Effective Cycling an invaluable resource learning to ride my bike for transportation. That said, Forresters...
02-18-17, 10:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,460
Posted By jgadamski

Where does one learn to ride safely on streets and roads?

My experience 20 years ago was there was little out there, save for a VC course. I do not want to go down that road, but sidestepping beliefs about VC vs trails and 'special' treatments for cyclists,...
01-05-17, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By jgadamski

If heading North off the Slough segment of the...

If heading North off the Slough segment of the Peninsula Crossing trail, you parallel Portland Rd up to Marine Drive with a marked crossing to get to Smith and Bybee Lakes. Heading South, however,...
12-31-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By jgadamski

be aware the City Bureau of Environmental...

be aware the City Bureau of Environmental Services will be closing the bridge at the wastewater treatment plant for up to 90 days around mid- February, I understand from and email. this will mean...
11-06-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,592
Posted By jgadamski

A friend of mines wife was injured while walking...

A friend of mines wife was injured while walking on a MUP. Totally the cyclists fault. However, the level of injury compared to a car striking a pedestrian at the same speed is significant... a...
11-06-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,408
Posted By jgadamski

astute observation. In this particular death,...

astute observation.
In this particular death, the State of Oregon and the City of Portlands inability to enforce statute for repeated, egregious and felonious behavior on the part of the offending...
11-04-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,408
Posted By jgadamski

I rode the bridge almost daily for about 5 years....

I rode the bridge almost daily for about 5 years. This was before the sharrows addition. In retrospect, it was a not wise decision. While I never was hit ON the bridge, I had several close calls...
10-03-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,164
Posted By jgadamski

As a 220#, 60+ guy, I ride a steel framed touring...

As a 220#, 60+ guy, I ride a steel framed touring bike. for me, its exercise and load capacity. Its my daily commuter and I like to be able to haul my lunch, work clothes, and stop for a sixxer and...
09-11-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By jgadamski

You are on top of things better than I.. checking...

You are on top of things better than I.. checking around I just found out what you are saying. yes, Weirs closed. the location was recently sold. Apparently a food bank is going in there.
Weirs was...
09-11-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By jgadamski

Steve sold the shop maybe 3 years ago to folks...

Steve sold the shop maybe 3 years ago to folks who seem to be having a difficult time defining themselves. The shop itself has moved, to N Lombard, just east of Portsmouth. I have no intention of...
09-11-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By jgadamski

North Portland bike shops

Hey Shawn! Nice to see you again, albeit online.

your endorsement of Kenton Cycle is spot on. Also Revolver at Interstate x Rosa Parks. Not that much distance between to two. I also strongly...
06-09-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By jgadamski

S'cuse me, but if speed in getting through...

S'cuse me, but if speed in getting through congestion is the holy grail ,consider just staying home. Then you got back before you left.
05-03-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,939
Posted By jgadamski

You can vary to fit your rack but the best...

You can vary to fit your rack but the best 'bungee' i have used is an old tube wrapped around the rack and then securing the bikes at points that make the most sense.
04-22-16, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,857
Posted By jgadamski

[QUOTE=bikingmom;18710517]I'm 48 y/o female...

[QUOTE=bikingmom;18710517]I'm 48 y/o female looking for a new bike for shorter-distance triathlons and possible 11-mile commute. I live in a very hilly city. I'm not a serious competitor, but...
04-07-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,983
Posted By jgadamski

Not sure I feel inclined for a custom name...

Not sure I feel inclined for a custom name sticker for my bike. That said, if social rides are what you dig, why not put your first name out SOMEWHERE to help your new friends remember your name. Its...
04-06-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,510
Posted By jgadamski

Feeling insecure about socks? I doubt anyone...

Feeling insecure about socks? I doubt anyone would say anything nor should they. What impresses me is general shape of your bike, how safely/smoothly you navigate the world around you....
04-02-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,843
Posted By jgadamski

little differece..

unless you are one of those who meticulously measure EVERY gram ... campus pedals mean little difference compared to standard pedals.
I like the convenience of one pedal for multiple uses.
I ride...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,899
Posted By jgadamski

so what is the difference between your anti car...

so what is the difference between your anti car bias and a motorists anti cycling bias? Two thousand pounds.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By jgadamski

a cheap pair of skateboard shoes with rigid...

a cheap pair of skateboard shoes with rigid soles, slip on style. Cheap. At Big 5
Forum: Commuting
03-30-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,899
Posted By jgadamski

looking at the doofus another way...

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Husband: Do you pay street taxes?

Me: Of course I do.

Husband: Not for that bike.

One common theme I hear and read from transportation folks at all levels of government is the increase...
03-08-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By jgadamski

Probably the wisest to be there to pay for it,...

Probably the wisest to be there to pay for it, but let her pick it out. Showers Pass does have its niche, and to me, performance trumps style. It could be an ugly fuchsia color, but if it performs...
03-07-16, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,026
Posted By jgadamski

Is there a community cycling non-profit in your...

Is there a community cycling non-profit in your city? Often they do things like working on kids bikes for Christmas or maintaining a fleet of bikes for a bike safety unit in schools. No, you don't...
01-10-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,317
Posted By jgadamski

http://www.blackburndesign.com/bags/barrier-handle...

http://www.blackburndesign.com/bags/barrier-handlebar-bag.html#.VpM62hUrIQw
Nicest bag, most functional bag I have owned in 30 years. Quick release with a strap to keep it with you when you lock...
12-06-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,739
Posted By jgadamski

If you do not give anyone any ammunition, it will...

If you do not give anyone any ammunition, it will not be used against you. You are the master of the unspoken word. Once uttered, you are its slave. Cognition may have been compromised by the...
12-06-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,854
Posted By jgadamski

same. shoes on the bottom, coats on the top,...

same. shoes on the bottom, coats on the top, everything else in the middle. just like it fits on me.
12-06-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,834
Posted By jgadamski

racial, sexist, ethnic generalities get bandied...

racial, sexist, ethnic generalities get bandied around based on real or unreal perceptions. Cops should be exempt? I can point to many police murders and riots that have gone unpunished. I agree with...
12-02-15, 11:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,188
Posted By jgadamski

Every summer we have 10k + show up for our annual...

Every summer we have 10k + show up for our annual Worlds Naked Bike Ride in Portland. See you there?
12-02-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,159
Posted By jgadamski

a lenient return policy can be reassuring when...

a lenient return policy can be reassuring when making a purchase of a new bike. Most folks are honest, often to a fault. I buy a bike and I want it to be the bike for me. If it truly isn't, I can...
11-29-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By jgadamski

or crappy auto-centric road design? Signals, and...

or crappy auto-centric road design? Signals, and painted stripes are little protection for vehicles and drivers, much less vulnerable road users ( especially children) . Looking at the Google street...
11-26-15, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By jgadamski

if you are 14, there is a fair chance you are...

if you are 14, there is a fair chance you are size small or medium, which are often the only sizes available at REI and other retailers who have a clearance department on their website. If you can...
11-24-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,695
Posted By jgadamski

Everyone has their own story. And their own...

Everyone has their own story. And their own fears, experiences,needs, etc.
I was taught to ride only on the sidewalk as a child, 'salmoning' so you could see the cars coming. The day I rode down...
11-20-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,702
Posted By jgadamski

I just gave away a boatload of old bike gear.....

I just gave away a boatload of old bike gear.. outdated or unneeded lights, locks, tubes, fenders,etc.
That old Goretex jacket, 20 years old and still in great shape and a very nice jacket for cold...
11-20-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,448
Posted By jgadamski

Entitlement much? Q: What is the difference...

Entitlement much? Q: What is the difference between you riding your bike on a MUP and expecting to not be hindered, and a motorist on the roads with the same attitude? A: about 2000 pounds.
11-15-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,858
Posted By jgadamski

I find neat places and notice cool things I might...

I find neat places and notice cool things I might not have noticed had I been ripping down the boulevard. I engage in conversations with folks I meet. I take time to enjoy what I encounter, be it a...
11-14-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,648
Posted By jgadamski

My experience is the danger mostly lies in either...

My experience is the danger mostly lies in either a cyclist or motorist needing to be a better/safer cyclist or motorist.My one crash in 20+ years of transportation and recreational cycling was the...
11-12-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By jgadamski

I like the horn for drivers using cells. Well...

I like the horn for drivers using cells. Well worth the cost for the enjoyment of watching them freak out.
11-12-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,394
Posted By jgadamski

I find it interesting the disparity and confusion...

I find it interesting the disparity and confusion about strobes/no strobes. You get to ride your bike the way you feel most comfortable. there is, currently, no discussion regarding legality or...
11-11-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By jgadamski

I enjoyed the read. thank you

I enjoyed the read. thank you
11-07-15, 12:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,207
Posted By jgadamski

Both are great but first the helmet. I belong to...

Both are great but first the helmet. I belong to that "saved by the bucket club". It was an inexpensive 'community cycling center' model, but fit well and met standards. You cannot plan accidents,...
11-07-15, 12:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,207
Posted By jgadamski

a Spotify annual membership so I don't have to...

a Spotify annual membership so I don't have to listen to ads as I crank out the miles. Or, a Mapmyride or Strava membership just cuz.
11-02-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By jgadamski

just ridem. street tires and fenders/racks. Keep...

just ridem. street tires and fenders/racks. Keep you lighting on your helmet. One is busted , pick up the other, and head for work or wherever. bag or pack with lock and water bottle and toolkit make...
11-02-15, 09:38 PM
11-02-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,224
Posted By jgadamski

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
10-30-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,076
Posted By jgadamski

I have not owned or used one but several folks i...

I have not owned or used one but several folks i see have giving them good reviews. that said, how well do the combo locks stand the test of time?...
10-28-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By jgadamski

I also pay for other folks kids education,...

I also pay for other folks kids education, healthcare, ( and endless war, sorry) . It is part of the commons, Even if I never drive, I do rely on roads for getting my food to market, employees to...
10-28-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,556
Posted By jgadamski

Actually, the Get Lit program lights are...

Actually, the Get Lit program lights are distributed by beat cops. When encountering an unlit cyclist, the options are to cite them ( not especially effective) or to offer a light.
sorry if your...
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