Joe Kurmaskie | 1 Aug 22:08 2010
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Metal Cowboy's Bridgestone MB 5 up for sale

More summer cleaning/downsizing - I'm the original owner of  this 
vintage mountain bike - It's seen crazy good times over the years but 
now that I'm sponsored by Co-motion I fear it will hang in the rafters 
ever more.
Paid $800 back in 1994. I'm letting things go cheap at $300. Probably 
some collector just had a seizure but I just need to clean house and 
get back to basics.
  It's green and fit me at 34 inseam and 6.1 frame  - like a glove.  
Slicks on it right now but have another set of off road tires somewhere 
to go with it.

Best,
Joe Kurmaskie
www.metalcowboy.com

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Daniel Johnson | 2 Aug 21:33 2010
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Re: WNBR found items

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 1:19 PM, chris (fool) mccraw <gently@...> wrote:
> i am in possession of the "official" lost and found from the WNBR.
> this includes some stuff left in the bag check (no checked things,
> mostly volunteer stuff i'd guess), stuff turned in night-of, and stuff
> found in day-after site cleanup.

This mailing list is a tiny fraction of the people who went to the
ride.  Maybe post this on craigslist, too?

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chris (fool) mccraw | 2 Aug 22:10 2010
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Re: WNBR found items

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 12:33, Daniel Johnson <teknotus@...> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 1:19 PM, chris (fool) mccraw
<gently@...> wrote:
>> i am in possession of the "official" lost and found from the WNBR.
>> this includes some stuff left in the bag check (no checked things,
>> mostly volunteer stuff i'd guess), stuff turned in night-of, and stuff
>> found in day-after site cleanup.
>
> This mailing list is a tiny fraction of the people who went to the
> ride.  Maybe post this on craigslist, too?

i don't actually know where i'd post it--a quick scan suggests
bike-discussion and lost+found.  any more intrepid craigslisters
around who could offer suggestions or just repost this appropriate for
us?

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Shawn Granton | 3 Aug 01:04 2010
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It's Pedal Potluck Picnic time! Tomorrow! (Tues 8/3)

Hello bike fun friends--

2010 has been a tough year on ye olde Pedal Potluck Picnic.  Seems
every time one is scheduled the weather has been total crap, whether
it be cold and rainy or just too dang hot.  But we still have a few
more to go before the season is over.  And tomorrow promises to be a
nice day.  So won't you join me on a Pedal Potluck Picnic?

The details:
Pedal Potluck Picnic
Tuesday August 3, 6:30pm
meet in front of the Hawthorne Hostel, 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd

To Bring: food and/or drink to share (vegetarian/vegan please, and
something more exciting than chips and hummus, remember this is
dinner!) and a plate, cup, and utensils to eat your food on/with.
We'll also stop by a store on the way for supplies.

We shall ride 3-5 to a mystery park-like destination for a potluck picnic!

yours,
Shawn

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woodlawn trees | 3 Aug 19:21 2010
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carry the torch...err anti CRC sign?

Last year I brought an anti-CRC sign mounted to a bike trailer on Bridge Pedal. It is painted on a full sized door. I can't go this year and am wondering if someone wants it. It says something like "NO 4,300,000,000 Bridge. Let's spend money on social security, schools, libraries, parks..." on one side and "More Lanes= More Cars = More Climate Change" on the other.

Hit me if you want it. I made it onto the TV news with it. Maybe you can too!

Emily Wilson | 3 Aug 19:35 2010
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Bike-y Puppet Show

Hi all,

Certainly fun, and bike related....
Only downer is that this happens during the day on a Friday, so I
won't be able to catch it, but bike-y parents might enjoy bringing
their kids!  There is a cost of $5/person

Emily
Full Disclosure: Bruce Orr, Director of Mudeye Puppets is an old
housemate and friend.

Mudeye Puppet Company Presents
Bike-trike Spoketacular at Puppetstock!

Fri Aug 27 10am – 11am

Lot 13, in the garden at N Mississippi and N Shaver

$5/person

http://www.mudeyepuppets.org/calendar/

On Friday, August 27th at 10am, join us in the garden at Lot 13 on N.
Mississippi and N. Shaver as we celebrate the world premiere of
BikeTrike Spoketacular.

Air-Rick, the inflatable car salesman, dreams of a Spoke-tacular
bicycle that can take him far from his dreary drudgery. But there's a
problem! Bikes don't quite fit his plastic body, so he must go on a
perilous quest to seek help from the bike-building, half unicorn, half
pegasus, Bikey Spikey! Along the way, he meets a cast of colorful
characters in this musical puppet performance. Included are important
lessons about creative reuse and bicycling. Don't miss the wonderful
NEW show from The Mudeye Puppet Company!

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Michelle Bobo | 3 Aug 22:58 2010
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Aeolian Ride - San Jose

A friend of mine from high school launched the Aeolian Ride movement.
http://www.aeolian-ride.info/info.html

In a nutshell, it's a fun and evocative performance art piece, in which a group
of riders wears specially made suits that inflate with the wind generated from
low speed riding. It's a goofy bike parade with cool costumes, and in the past
several years, she has pulled it off in multiple cities all over the world (but
not Portland --yet!)

Anyhow, she is doing one in San Jose on saturday Sept 18, as part of the 2010
01SJ Biennial event. http://01sj.org/
It's free to participate, you just need to sign up quick, and get yourself and
your bike to San Jose that weekend. If anyone Shifties make it, I'd love to
hear about it!

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Paul | 4 Aug 00:16 2010

Gearing/Climbing Advice

I find myself having to take an unexpected bike trip out to Lazy Bend
Campground south of Estacada on Hwy 224 as well as back the next day(I
was going to car it up with friends, but double booked myself so I have
to make it under my own steam, but they will carry all my camping gear
for me). 
It's a short trip so I'm not really worried but a slight complication is
the only bike I've got for it is currently set-up 70" fixed (34 x 13 --
silly I know) and this will be my first out of town trip. I moved here
from the UK where I'm originally from an area known for its steep (and
typically short)climbs (16% and even 25% are fairly common) but the
highest elevation is 1083 ft so I don't have much to compare local
conditions too except tackling Germantown up to Leif Erikson on my
existing setup*.

I have a 17t freewheel (for a 53 1/2" gear) I grabbed out of a parts
pile (I can can probably go a little smaller but not bigger) which I can
get working for this trip. 

      * I would welcome any input on what I can expect as far as climbs
        (I don't think I'm going much higher than 1200ft) -- I suspect
        long and grindy out of Estacada rather the short, sharp shock
        treatment --  and what difference the freewheel/changed gearing
        is likely to make. 

Thanks, in advance 

Paul

* I should mention I made it most, but not all the way up, after my foot
slipped out of toeclips in a couple of places and it was too steep to
get going again. I originally chose this gear as I could get up this
(unavoidable) hill, where I was living at the time, with it:
http://www.about-bristol.co.uk/pics/Park-St-05706-250.jpg ( Ithink it
was 1 in 12 at one point but I'm not sure its quite as steep as it
looks).

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kerry | 4 Aug 00:42 2010

64 year old cycling newbie and the Bridge Pedal?

I haven't ridden a bike in over 40 years, but bought a Globe Specialized Vienna
a while back and finally bit the bullet and started commuting 14 miles round
trip to work (a four hour a day "retirement job").  I am now in my 4th week of
daily bike commuting.  I really want to do the 2010 Bridge Pedal-either the 10
or the 7 bridge route-- this Sunday, but wonder if I'm up to it. After my 7
mile commute to work and 7 miles back I feel great.  It takes me 35 minutes
each way.  The route is over SW 135th Ave, SW Scholls Ferry Rd East from Tigard
to Beaverton.  I'd call it rolling hills with a couple of buggers that put me
into my bottom gears.

Any advice would be most welcome.  Thank you.

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browse | 4 Aug 01:51 2010

Re: 64 year old cycling newbie and the Bridge Pedal?

Kerry, I'd encourage you to ride the BridgePedal!
The 10-bridge ride is 36 miles, the 7-bridge is 23 miles and the 5-bridge is 11.5 miles.
In my experience massive group rides like this move fairly slowly, so i wouldn't worry at all about whether
you're fast enough to "keep up". You'll see parents with little kids on bikes with training wheels
creeping along, you'll see road racers zipping down the road, and everything in between.

Pick a distance that sounds like fun and enjoy it!

- b

On Aug 3, 2010, at 3:42 PM, <kerry@...>
<kerry <at> personalchef-1.com> wrote:

> I haven't ridden a bike in over 40 years, but bought a Globe Specialized Vienna
> a while back and finally bit the bullet and started commuting 14 miles round
> trip to work (a four hour a day "retirement job").  I am now in my 4th week of
> daily bike commuting.  I really want to do the 2010 Bridge Pedal-either the 10
> or the 7 bridge route-- this Sunday, but wonder if I'm up to it. After my 7
> mile commute to work and 7 miles back I feel great.  It takes me 35 minutes
> each way.  The route is over SW 135th Ave, SW Scholls Ferry Rd East from Tigard
> to Beaverton.  I'd call it rolling hills with a couple of buggers that put me
> into my bottom gears.
> 
> Any advice would be most welcome.  Thank you.
> 
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