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LesterOfPuppets 08-19-22 11:27 AM

There was a bit of commotion at the Clackamas County Fair

https://katu.com/news/politics/orego...as-county-fair

/PnR

bampilot06 08-19-22 11:51 AM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b511349c8.jpeg


YAY!

rjones28 08-19-22 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22615821)
But I'm sure that our State Fair fatties will give your State Fair fatties a run for their money. :o

I went to the NYS fair a few years ago. Lots of rascals.

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/KindDefens...og-max-1mb.gif

big john 08-19-22 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22615761)
We're surrounded by schools. Elementary school on our block, middle school across the Alameda de las Pulgas, and high school on the next block. They all seem to be starting on different dates. This AM when I was taking The Older Boy to work before 8, kids were already headed for the middle school, and traffic generally was much heavier than it's been. It's possible TOB and I might have to start earlier, which would suck. He started at this place in May, and didn't settle into the 8-5 shift until June, so we missed the congestion last year.

Personally, I think starting school before 8:30 is uncivilized.

I remember from my working days (feels strange to write that) traffic was always worse when school was in session.

big john 08-19-22 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22615880)
There was a bit of commotion at the Clackamas County Fair

https://katu.com/news/politics/orego...as-county-fair

/PnR

Oregon state Rep. James Hieb was arrested at the Clackamas County Fair on Wednesday night.

He told KATU it was over a woman asking him to put out a cigarette.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest but offered no further details.

The House Republican caucus said it is disappointed and encouraged him to focus on his family and “getting the help he needs.”

He needs help with smoking?

genejockey 08-19-22 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22615950)
I remember from my working days (feels strange to write that) traffic was always worse when school was in session.

Back when I used to ride in the mornings before work I discovered that, during the school year, I HAD TO get out the door by 7:30, because even 5 minutes later and I'd be fighting minivans and SUVs for 2+ miles along the Alameda, all doing the slow crawl to find a place to drop off the kids. Then in June, it magically went away!

genejockey 08-19-22 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22615960)
Oregon state Rep. James Hieb was arrested at the Clackamas County Fair on Wednesday night.

He told KATU it was over a woman asking him to put out a cigarette.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest but offered no further details.

The House Republican caucus said it is disappointed and encouraged him to focus on his family and “getting the help he needs.”

He needs help with smoking?

"Here, let me give you a light."

bampilot06 08-19-22 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22615965)
Back when I used to ride in the mornings before work I discovered that, during the school year, I HAD TO get out the door by 7:30, because even 5 minutes later and I'd be fighting minivans and SUVs for 2+ miles along the Alameda, all doing the slow crawl to find a place to drop off the kids. Then in June, it magically went away!

Every year at the start of school, I can never remember if I am supposed to stop for school buses. I am not looking forward to the busses or extra traffic.

MoAlpha 08-19-22 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22616000)
Every year at the start of school, I can never remember if I am supposed to stop for school buses. I am not looking forward to the busses or extra traffic.

Ugh. Time to go cruising.

MoAlpha 08-19-22 01:14 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22615827)
Just got back from the doctor's office. I lucked out and got 'vacation doc'. The one who actually listens, and actually measures, and doesn't automatically know. My BP today was 100/60. With the normal doc its 120/80, because that's normal for a man my age. Same with pulse rate. 56 today, and 80 normally, because. Such a treat to get vacation doc once per year. I keep hoping......

Admirable numbers!

Mojo31 08-19-22 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22615950)
I remember from my working days (feels strange to write that) traffic was always worse when school was in session.

Still is.

Mojo31 08-19-22 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22615821)
But I'm sure that our State Fair fatties will give your State Fair fatties a run for their money. :o

Not sure how it could even be competitive. 😔

The Texas/OU game during the middle of the fair brings out all the hotties though. We have that going for us.

big john 08-19-22 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22616000)
Every year at the start of school, I can never remember if I am supposed to stop for school buses. I am not looking forward to the busses or extra traffic.

Here they have flashing red lights which mean stop. Apparently it isn't enough because some busses have added a semaphore stop sign.
Drivers are getting more crazy, even though they seem nicer when I'm on the bike.

big john 08-19-22 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22616026)
Still is.

I'll take your word for it. The only weekday I drive is Tuesday. I go about 15 miles to my friends' house but it's the opposite direction as the commuters are crawling.

My last work commute was 16 miles which took 45 minutes to an hour.

MoAlpha 08-19-22 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22616047)
Here they have flashing red lights which mean stop. Apparently it isn't enough because some busses have added a semaphore stop sign.
Drivers are getting more crazy, even though they seem nicer when I'm on the bike.

School buses here have cameras too. The drivers are a very mixed bag.

seedsbelize2 08-19-22 03:10 PM

Nap time

WhyFi 08-19-22 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22616000)
Every year at the start of school, I can never remember if I am supposed to stop for school buses. I am not looking forward to the busses or extra traffic.

What would you want drivers to do if your kid was getting on/off a bus?

In MN, at least, you need to stop if they're stopped, with lights flashing and/or stop sign extended, unless you're on the other side of a divided roadway.

MoAlpha 08-19-22 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22616142)
What would you want drivers to do if your kid was getting on/off a bus?

In MN, at least, you need to stop if they're stopped, with lights flashing and/or stop sign extended, unless you're on the other side of a divided roadway.

Here too. I sometimes ask permission to pass if they’re waiting for “that” kid.

Bah Humbug 08-19-22 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by cat0020 (Post 22615646)
Fortunately, no.
The car doesn't even have Bluetooth.
https://i.imgur.com/h6pSRQ8.jpg

I used to quite want one of these.

Bah Humbug 08-19-22 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22615774)
Yes. '07 is the Mk V. Fingers crossed that our issues are minimal.

FWIW, none of mine was the "stranding" sort, just ABS/ emissions/ CD changer type things. And certainly any new-model teething issues should have been resolved on this one by now.

rjones28 08-19-22 03:40 PM

Rode a section a of the Erie Canal with Mrs rjones28 this afternoon. No school busses in sight.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...92004a0e4e.jpg

Bah Humbug 08-19-22 03:41 PM

Also FWIW, I seem to hav read that no other country does our school bus and stop all traffic thing. Either our kids are dumber or our drivers are worse.

Or both, of course.

rjones28 08-19-22 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22616157)
I used to quite want one of these.

I like the first edition of the M coupe too. I'd consider it for the "fun car". But, I fear, I've missed the bottom of the depreciation curve.

WhyFi 08-19-22 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22616171)
Also FWIW, I seem to hav read that no other country does our school bus and stop all traffic thing. Either our kids are dumber or our drivers are worse.

Or both, of course.

Uhhh, there are plenty of examples online of drivers idiots passing stopped busses on the right...

https://media.giphy.com/media/vIreXI...lgLd/giphy.gif

Bah Humbug 08-19-22 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22616172)
I like the first edition of the M coupe too. I'd consider it for the "fun car". But, I fear, I've missed the bottom of the depreciation curve.

They never depreciated much. Now I'd want more toys and so maybe the Z4 M Coupe (original only), but really... the GX does what I actually want from a car these days.


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