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Old 03-23-2011, 07:20 PM   #19441
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I still don't get the Pederson.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #19442
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I still don't get the Pederson.

Oh man they are so amazing, here is a little History on the Mikael pedersen bicycles

I never own one of them my self, but I have work and ridden a few and they are amazing (From Originals, to cheap copies, to Incredible copies) really Soft but also Rigid, Yes I know contradictions but you find them all on this frames, not to mention they are almost a hundred years old, Mind blowing to say the least
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:13 PM   #19443
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"Driver messes with the wrong bicyclist"

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Portland man faces charges in run-in with officer

A 68-year-old Portland man was accused of attempted second-degree assault Tuesday night in connection with an altercation involving a bicyclist.

It turns out the bike rider was a cop on his way to work.

The incident began about 6 a.m. when Sgt. Joe Santos -- who commutes to work on his bike -- was riding toward the city on Northwest Cornell Road, said Lt. Kelli Sheffer, the Portland Police Bureau's public information officer.

"He said he was riding along when a person in a SUV to the left of him came within inches of hitting him while passing him," Sheffer said. "It really freaked him out."

About Northwest 25th Avenue and Lovejoy Street, Santos pulled up to a stop sign.

And there, to his left, was the SUV.

"The SUV turns into Santos and almost hits him," Sheffer said. "About a block later, the driver stopped so suddenly that Santos had to veer into oncoming traffic. As he went around the SUV he slapped the vehicle to let the driver know he was there. The driver put the vehicle in reverse and attempted to hit Santos."

Sheffer said Santos hopped off his bike, grabbed it and ran to the sidewalk.

"The driver then put the car in drive and hit Santos bike," Sheffer said. "Santos had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit."

The driver sped off.

Santos, who remembered the vehicle's license plate called 9-1-1.

On Tuesday, police arrested Larry Fornshell at took him to jail.

"When I talked with Santos, he was not talking like a police officer," Sheffer said. "This really affected him."
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:33 AM   #19444
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Oh man they are so amazing, here is a little History on the Mikael pedersen bicycles

I never own one of them my self, but I have work and ridden a few and they are amazing (From Originals, to cheap copies, to Incredible copies) really Soft but also Rigid, Yes I know contradictions but you find them all on this frames, not to mention they are almost a hundred years old, Mind blowing to say the least
I will second that. I had a chance to ride one a few months ago and that was one very comfortable machine. Took a minute to get adjusted to the geometry of the bars, but once I figured it out, everything just felt "right". Very unique design and blew my preconceptions out of the water.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:12 AM   #19445
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Portland man faces charges in run-in with officer

A 68-year-old Portland man was accused of attempted second-degree assault Tuesday night in connection with an altercation involving a bicyclist.

It turns out the bike rider was a cop on his way to work.

The incident began about 6 a.m. when Sgt. Joe Santos -- who commutes to work on his bike -- was riding toward the city on Northwest Cornell Road, said Lt. Kelli Sheffer, the Portland Police Bureau's public information officer.

"He said he was riding along when a person in a SUV to the left of him came within inches of hitting him while passing him," Sheffer said. "It really freaked him out."

About Northwest 25th Avenue and Lovejoy Street, Santos pulled up to a stop sign.

And there, to his left, was the SUV.

"The SUV turns into Santos and almost hits him," Sheffer said. "About a block later, the driver stopped so suddenly that Santos had to veer into oncoming traffic. As he went around the SUV he slapped the vehicle to let the driver know he was there. The driver put the vehicle in reverse and attempted to hit Santos."

Sheffer said Santos hopped off his bike, grabbed it and ran to the sidewalk.

"The driver then put the car in drive and hit Santos bike," Sheffer said. "Santos had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit."

The driver sped off.

Santos, who remembered the vehicle's license plate called 9-1-1.

On Tuesday, police arrested Larry Fornshell at took him to jail.

"When I talked with Santos, he was not talking like a police officer," Sheffer said. "This really affected him."
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Enjoy your time in jail shit-for-brains.

Hopefully shit for brains has his license removed for a very long time. They should make him do a graduated program where he starts out on a moped or better yet a bicycle so he gets a feeling of what it is like to be accosted by motorvehicles the same way he done to others. I am sure that is not the first time he has done this type of thing. Thank God the cyclist was not run down.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:20 AM   #19446
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You guys should read the editorial in the April, 2011, issue of Motorcycle Consumer News. The editior, Dave Searle, is calling out for motorcyclists to encourage government officials to allow sharing of bike paths with the new electric motorcycles coming out. It's about the most ignorant editorial I've ever read. It's enough to make me want to cancel my subscription. As mentioned with the Portland incident, let me buzz Dave on a electric motorcycle while he's riding a bicycle. I think he'd change his view.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:32 AM   #19447
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Here in OC, I've witnessed more than one gas-powered moped/whizzer/pocketbike/home made thing on the river trail I ride. No way to catch them as far as I can tell. Though last time I rode down the path there was a CHP no less parked in the shade watching the path.
I plan on switching to carrying my phone in a more handy place, (normally inside the backpack), so I can stop and call to report these incidents. some have been kids easily too young to be on motorized anything all without any form of gear.
The last guy was on a two-stroke bike, maybe 125 sans fairing, with clip-ons and rearsets, going like stink.
II know of a group of teens that live up the hill in the big houses, or at least one of them does that I've seen on the path with weed-whacker powered razor-type scooters. They were wearing skateboard helmets.


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You guys should read the editorial in the April, 2011, issue of Motorcycle Consumer News. The editior, Dave Searle, is calling out for motorcyclists to encourage government officials to allow sharing of bike paths with the new electric motorcycles coming out. It's about the most ignorant editorial I've ever read. It's enough to make me want to cancel my subscription. As mentioned with the Portland incident, let me buzz Dave on a electric motorcycle while he's riding a bicycle. I think he'd change his view.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:02 PM   #19448
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Here in OC, I've witnessed more than one gas-powered moped/whizzer/pocketbike/home made thing on the river trail I ride. No way to catch them as far as I can tell. Though last time I rode down the path there was a CHP no less parked in the shade watching the path.
I plan on switching to carrying my phone in a more handy place, (normally inside the backpack), so I can stop and call to report these incidents. some have been kids easily too young to be on motorized anything all without any form of gear.
The last guy was on a two-stroke bike, maybe 125 sans fairing, with clip-ons and rearsets, going like stink.
II know of a group of teens that live up the hill in the big houses, or at least one of them does that I've seen on the path with weed-whacker powered razor-type scooters. They were wearing skateboard helmets.

The worst I've witnessed was on a rail-trail, in southern IL. I could hear something coming that surely wasn't a bicycle. Around the bend comes a pickup truck cruising 50-ish. Scared the $hit out of me. It was a company truck with lettering all over it. Worse, yet, the trail was parallel to a highway. WTF?
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:02 PM   #19449
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Anyone notice we're fixin to hit a million views?

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:23 PM   #19450
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Yeah, I've been cruising at a good clip, when I have a cop car come around a blind bend going pretty good. That time I was on the old Pinarello and took to the dirt/gravel/weeds to avoid the idiot. I flipped his lights on and kept going, despite my adv salute. I don't hear at all well and when I exercise I don't wear the expensive hearing aids. So I'm kind of out there with that crap.

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The worst I've witnessed was on a rail-trail, in southern IL. I could hear something coming that surely wasn't a bicycle. Around the bend comes a pickup truck cruising 50-ish. Scared the $hit out of me. It was a company truck with lettering all over it. Worse, yet, the trail was parallel to a highway. WTF?
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:02 PM   #19451
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Not surprising. I think this is probably the best thread on the whole site. Informative, entertaining, and none (or very little) of the "mine's bigger than yours" bs that happens in other threads! In fact, this has become the first thread I come to when I check into ADV
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #19452
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Not surprising. I think this is probably the best thread on the whole site. Informative, entertaining, and none (or very little) of the "mine's bigger than yours" bs that happens in other threads! In fact, this has become the first thread I come to when I check into ADV
Uppssss I hope I don't come across as one of does...

I just like to share the big passion I have for pedalbikes, Plus Like I say before I was "Starve" for bikes (and skates, skateboards, music, etc) for years living in sur America (in the 80's at least with mountain bikes) and then coming here I can find All my dream bikes for so freaking cheap I need to have them all.

Again I hope I did not offend anybody.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #19453
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Looking for motorcycle / bike race advice

The Gran Fondo is coming to New York on Sunday May 8, 2011.

I was recently selected to be a motorcycle volunteer for the event and will be carrying a photojournalist throughout the day.
While I have ridden my bicycle in many organized rides; NYC Century, Montauk, 5 Boro tour, etc., I have never been in road race. Let alone one with support vehicles.
Other than “don’t get too close to the riders/peleton” any advice from those of you have been in road race and thought, “I wish that motorcycle with photographer wouldn't......"
Or any other advice you can share about bike race / support vehicle etiquette.

By the way, if you are in the NYC area and would like to be a motorbike volunteer for the day, they are looking for more assistance: http://www.granfondony.com/volunteer.php

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Old 03-24-2011, 02:34 PM   #19454
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Uppssss I hope I don't come across as one of does...

I just like to share the big passion I have for pedalbikes, Plus Like I say before I was "Starve" for bikes (and skates, skateboards, music, etc) for years living in sur America (in the 80's at least with mountain bikes) and then coming here I can find All my dream bikes for so freaking cheap I need to have them all.

Again I hope I did not offend anybody.
No way man - relax - we're all happy to have you here.
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Oh, I figured it out. I never see that page.

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