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Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By mtnbud

From the few times I've been over on the far east...

From the few times I've been over on the far east side of Oregon, I can attest that eastern Oregon is a hidden gem that gets far less press than the west side and the Cascades.

I'll hopefully get...
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By mtnbud

The weather was great. We hit it just before the...

The weather was great. We hit it just before the heatwave hit the valley.. 97 degrees in the valley today, but coastal temperatures never seem to get out of hand...
Was it pretty hot in Eastern...
06-26-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By mtnbud

Minimum order amount is 10 bikes. Off brand...

Minimum order amount is 10 bikes. Off brand suspension. No mention of frame size that I could see. The bike could be too large for some of your kids.
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 3,331,739
Posted By mtnbud

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Loving the moss covered gate in this photo.
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By mtnbud

The first clue is the spelling of "disque...

The first clue is the spelling of "disque breaks".

I recently talked to a homeless guy who had a rear derailleur, but no shifters on his bike. He said he shifted by hooking his foot under the...
Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By mtnbud

Trip Report: Bikepacking C2C

A new signed gravel route from Corvallis to the central Oregon coast was developed a few years ago called the C2C (https://c2ctrail.org/). My friend Aaron and I made a plan to ride a loop...
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 326
Posted By mtnbud

I'm a little freaked out by that Texas cloud in...

I'm a little freaked out by that Texas cloud in your picture Hondo. It looks like an eyeball staring down from the sky!
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5,510
Views: 513,153
Posted By mtnbud

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Along the C2C bike route.
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 292
Posted By mtnbud

I think I'd prefer robo-drone...

I think I'd prefer robo-drone (https://www.opb.org/news/article/pacific-northwest-oregon-drone-air-taxi-airbus-test-flights/) taxis. At least they shouldn't run over cyclists and pedestrians...
Forum: Foo
06-16-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 541
Posted By mtnbud

Very cool to see a Condor! Especially so close...

Very cool to see a Condor! Especially so close up!
06-14-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By mtnbud

Tailgate pad?

I'm thinking about trying a tailgate pad. Have you used a tailgate pad to haul your bikes? Pluses and minuses? Any thing to look out for when choosing a pad?
06-14-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,734
Posted By mtnbud

There's really nothing wrong with that bike. If...

There's really nothing wrong with that bike. If it's not stopping as well as it should, it's possible the brakes may need different pads or possibly just some adjusting. The wheels are a bit heavy....
06-13-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By mtnbud

It's been an extremely long time since I've been...

It's been an extremely long time since I've been on that section of highway. By my recollection it's doable, but it won't be pleasant in some places. Highway shoulders are narrowish at times and it...
06-09-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By mtnbud

Need pictures, or it didn't happen...:innocent:

Need pictures, or it didn't happen...:innocent:
Forum: Foo
06-07-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 407
Posted By mtnbud

Wow! Only 72 for a high here today. I feel for...

Wow! Only 72 for a high here today. I feel for you!
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Forum: Touring
06-01-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,171
Posted By mtnbud

If you can return that rear rack, I'd return it...

If you can return that rear rack, I'd return it and get a different rack.
Forum: Foo
05-30-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By mtnbud

Potential mother of a meteor shower tonight 5/30

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2022/05/29/up-to-100000-shooting-stars-an-hour-and-a-2-crescent-moon-after-sunset-what-you-can-see-in-the-night-sky-this-week/

The "mega storm"...
Forum: Touring
05-30-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 853
Posted By mtnbud

I got a leak like that in one of my 29x3 in. mtb...

I got a leak like that in one of my 29x3 in. mtb tires. The tire was practically new. The sealant wouldn't quite seal the leak. I ended up taking the tire off, cleaning the inside of the tire, and...
Forum: Foo
05-27-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By mtnbud

I've heard it explained this way, "A dog thinks:...

I've heard it explained this way, "A dog thinks: Hey, those people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me.....They must be gods! A cat...
Forum: Foo
05-24-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 696
Posted By mtnbud

I heard of Muskrat love never racoon love.

I heard of Muskrat love never racoon love.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-23-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 61,349
Posted By mtnbud

Do plus sized tires count?

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Forum: Foo
05-23-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 696
Posted By mtnbud

I'm guessing someone has fed him in the past. I...

I'm guessing someone has fed him in the past. I shooed him away, but he came back 3 times giving me that please mister, please look. Awfully cute critter. My cat was inside and he was not happy. ...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 696
Posted By mtnbud

I had a visitor tonight

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05-22-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 89,511
Posted By mtnbud

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/J0NAQR-TS8YLB0yI...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/J0NAQR-TS8YLB0yIa_pKSI05tjo_WT-TrXQf0V9zz4mey2ADA07OF3OACcxip0iTebteEGLrsVfGdPb3K6Jeu9WtIUF-tgXdhHXBrtxoPHwYWaaQHmixYozBuxURcxOAAeY4EV03c2RZ8VcxISZ1dgExAVYtSfWxeGVyzp...
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By mtnbud

I may have bought the same one. The coolest thing...

I may have bought the same one. The coolest thing about it is it's hinged so I didn't have to pull everything off my bar to put them on. For the price, it was worth giving it a try.
05-18-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 89,511
Posted By mtnbud

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Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,588
Posted By mtnbud

https://youtu.be/UgI7HcUdCZg

https://youtu.be/UgI7HcUdCZg
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 1,546,700
Posted By mtnbud

That's car-ma for you!

That's car-ma for you!
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 944
Posted By mtnbud

or Here ya go Hondo: ...

or
Here ya go Hondo:
​​​​​​http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7tq11wPJyjg/VRN1HcJSOyI/AAAAAAAADAk/_tZQ9q9Qc88/s1600/B_xVyZWUYAAd-ZX.jpg
Or for the discriminating palate:...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 944
Posted By mtnbud

It's kind of like Sam's club...

It's kind of like Sam's club...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 944
Posted By mtnbud

There's some strange stuff in Costco along with...

There's some strange stuff in Costco along with some good deals. I've got my money's worth out of some of their food deals. Their buyers are pretty good about avoiding low quality products. Their...
Forum: Foo
05-14-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 944
Posted By mtnbud

Those are yummy! I bought some for my son before....

Those are yummy! I bought some for my son before.
These are good also:
https://www.costco.com/hi-chew-fruit-chews%2c-original-mix%2c-30-oz.product.100568692.html
...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By mtnbud

FYI - In case you've never tried it, you can see...

FYI - In case you've never tried it, you can see many road shoulders by going to Google maps or earth. Build the route(or not) then grab the little mustard colored icon that looks like a person and...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By mtnbud

I grew up in Huntington Beach. I remember the...

I grew up in Huntington Beach. I remember the water saving ditty; If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown flush it down.

I hope most homes in Southern California have removed their lawns...
Forum: Foo
05-11-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By mtnbud

https://youtu.be/ZBexel6ujLg

https://youtu.be/ZBexel6ujLg
Forum: Foo
05-09-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By mtnbud

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/education/pandemi...

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/education/pandemic-classroom-violence-acting-out-salem-keizer-teachers/283-e0f72df9-b93f-4853-b606-38c3cccf38e3
Forum: Foo
05-09-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By mtnbud

​​​​​​I resigned just before COVID got to the US,...

​​​​​​I resigned just before COVID got to the US, but it was good timing because my son needed the extra support of having me at home when we went to online instruction. We were lucky I could afford...
Forum: Foo
05-09-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By mtnbud

Do those telephoto lenses you can attach to your...

Do those telephoto lenses you can attach to your phone work well? I've been trying to get some shots of the birds in my backyard and my android smartphone doesn't cut it - especially on the...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,423
Posted By mtnbud

Yes - the farm supply stores have those...

Yes - the farm supply stores have those fiberglass rods for temporary fencing. I've used them in the past for a pulk sled. They don't have the connectors so you'll have to figure out someway to get a...
Forum: Foo
05-08-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By mtnbud

I won't get into too many details, but will just...

I won't get into too many details, but will just say changes in administration, curriculum, behavior management strategies, student expectations, student behavior, etc. were beginning to affect my...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By mtnbud

I taught for 30 years before I resigned 2 years...

I taught for 30 years before I resigned 2 years ago. It wasn't too tough teaching in the 80's and 90's, but it's getting tougher and tougher with every year that passes. Teachers deserve our...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By mtnbud

Yeah - Or for me hammock. But props to him for...

Yeah - Or for me hammock. But props to him for what he designed and built. The engineering mind in me likes what he came up with....
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By mtnbud

Another bicycle camper

https://youtu.be/PIv8wU0SL5s
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,939
Posted By mtnbud

Nice - There's too many good mountain bike trails...

Nice - There's too many good mountain bike trails to list here. You'd love it:thumb:.

(There's certainly no reason I can't stay happy "vacationing" here in Oregon everything I want is within an...
Forum: Foo
05-07-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,939
Posted By mtnbud

Today's weather in Western Oregon: ...

Today's weather in Western Oregon:
https://youtu.be/vG-P_fVOuDE
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,423
Posted By mtnbud

That'll be an awesome trip. Be sure and post a...

That'll be an awesome trip. Be sure and post a trip report for us! On one trip I rode through Sumpter and Granite on the way to LaGrande. I was a little surprised by how much climbing there is...
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,423
Posted By mtnbud

MRose, I'm curious where you'll be starting...

MRose,
I'm curious where you'll be starting your tours. I've toured much of NE Oregon and it's beautiful country. Joseph, Halfway, Sumpter, Baker, Pendleton, Ukiah, LaGrande etc.. It's gorgeous...
Forum: Foo
05-06-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,496
Posted By mtnbud

Yep. Somehow my wife teaches kindergarten at a...

Yep. Somehow my wife teaches kindergarten at a public school. There are as many barriers that come from the adults she has to interact with as the kids. The problems she shares with me have been...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,423
Posted By mtnbud

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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When I cowboy camped, I'd always bring a tarp with poles in case of rain. I...
Forum: Foo
05-05-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12,310
Views: 2,660,045
Posted By mtnbud

especially those ninja cows...

especially those ninja cows...
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