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Messages - mike_khad1

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Gear Talk / Ortlieb Regular vs. Plus Fabric
« on: October 01, 2006, 01:27:42 am »
I own the Plus Packers and never had the top rollers. My perception is that the top rollers are probably more waterproof than the plus packers I have. However, as silly as this will sound, I prefer the plus fabric just based on appearance. Additionally, it is waterproof enough for my needs.

Gear Talk / Lower Gearing on Road Bike
« on: June 20, 2006, 03:24:05 pm »
I would consider the touring bike I purchased - Burley Hudson. Burley Hudson
I has a fairly upright position, a good low gear, and wider tires (28mm).

Gear Talk / Dream Bike for Touring
« on: June 09, 2006, 11:43:11 pm »
Reply to Cyclesafe

I've gone on a two-day loaded tour on the burley and the bike handled great. I'm signed up for Cycle Oregon in September. If I survive I'll let you know how it handled mountains.

Gear Talk / Dream Bike for Touring
« on: April 30, 2006, 01:25:34 am »
I just bought my dream touring bike - Burley Hudson - Sun Gold - added full fenders and a front rack and I'm ready to roll.
Burley Hudson

Gear Talk / Burley Vagabond
« on: April 16, 2006, 03:20:56 am »
I just purchased the Burley Hudson and I think it is great.

Gear Talk / Bianchi? Trek? Bruce Gordon?
« on: January 08, 2006, 04:41:32 pm »
I am considering a burley hudson. I'm waiting for my LBS to get a 56 and 59cm bike in so I can decide which one fits best. Burley Hudson web link

Gear Talk / Atlantis, Mercian or Bob Jackson
« on: January 12, 2006, 11:44:28 pm »
Have you considered the Burley Hudson?

Routes / Portland OR to Astoria along Columbia
« on: January 14, 2006, 12:27:45 am »
no I didn't camp. Spent the night in Claskanine in a hotel

Routes / Portland OR to Astoria along Columbia
« on: January 13, 2006, 03:31:09 am »
i rode Portland to Astoria this past summer. I took highway 30 out of portland. At Rainer, it got hilly (at least for me) but it was a real pretty trip. The wind will be in your face the whole way though. You can visit a decommissioned nuclear plant on the way. If you want to cheat, you can take an Amtrak bus out of portland to astoria. $17 for you and $5 for your bike.

This message was edited by mike_khad1 on 1-12-06 @ 11:32 PM

General Discussion / Flying my bike box
« on: June 30, 2007, 11:42:10 pm »
I'm shopping for a Bike Friday to make me more mobile. I have a steel frame touring bike but I don't want to take it apart and try to cram it into a bike box and ship it off someplace

Work to Eat
Eat to Live
Live to Bike
Bike to Work

General Discussion / cycling in New Zealand
« on: December 12, 2006, 03:45:38 pm »
This is from a friend who recently moved to New Zealand.

Read - Two Wheels Around New Zealand: A Bicycle Journey on Friendly Roads
by Scott Bischke

"My advice is to wear lots of sun block.  The UV down here is brutal."

Work to Eat
Eat to Live
Live to Bike
Bike to Work

General Discussion / Cycle Oregon Newbie
« on: October 01, 2006, 01:48:14 am »
I just finished my first long bicycling trip - cycle oregon 2006. What a blast!!!! I pedaled 400 miles over 7 days (day 5 was an optional 90 mile loop - I did laundry instead). I highly recommend it. I met people from around the world and I surprised myself by being able to complete the ride. Next year's Cycle Oregon is their 20th anniversary and they are hinting of a great route. I'm in for next year.

General Discussion / POllUTING BICYCLES
« on: June 10, 2006, 12:01:04 am »
I live in a very bicycle-friendly city (Portland Oregon). In addition to being a very bicycle-friendly city, Portland also has an extensive mass transit system. I commute by bicycle just about every day. It is 13 mile each way and approximately 9 of those miles is on a dedicated multi-use bicycle path. I've encouraged 2 co-workers to try bicycle commuting by showing them where and how to rent bike lockers, where the showers are, route planning, etc. As expensive as gasoline is, I am amazed at how many cars I see with a single occupant.

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