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Forum: Foo
08-17-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,053
Posted By mtnbud

I'm seriously considering replacing my front lawn...

I'm seriously considering replacing my front lawn with astroturf...
https://youtu.be/Z5BHODzMk2s
08-16-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 328
Posted By mtnbud

I think you may have scared the op away...

I think you may have scared the op away...
08-15-22, 09:27 PM
08-14-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,093
Posted By mtnbud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TkjA41tJ78. ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TkjA41tJ78.

This could be a way to make lemonade out of lemons. Be careful if you use a quill stem not to tighten it too tight or you could bust that thin wall...
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By mtnbud

The good thing is the racoon should leave the cat...

The good thing is the racoon should leave the cat alone if the cat doesn't attack it.

Many cats won't attack if they can't get the other animal to go into a defensive pose. I'm not sure why that...
Forum: Touring
08-07-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By mtnbud

Sometimes traffic does seem to cause me to ride...

Sometimes traffic does seem to cause me to ride faster. I've also noticed the noise level makes a difference. The noisier it is, the faster I tend to pedal. I think it's because I don't feel as...
Forum: Foo
08-05-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By mtnbud

I have a feeling my cat has made friends with the...

I have a feeling my cat has made friends with the neighborhood racoons. He even kind-of looks like a racoon. He often stays out all night and comes back in the morning for a snack and a nap. One...
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By mtnbud

Did a overnighter down the Santiam to the...

Did a overnighter down the Santiam to the Willamette. Being able to keep wet makes the heat tolerable. The rivers are much warmer than they should be - especially for the Santiam....
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 345
Posted By mtnbud

Man that looks dry! I feel for you. I hope you...

Man that looks dry! I feel for you. I hope you get some good rains to green everything up this fall.
Forum: Foo
08-02-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 657
Posted By mtnbud

Those are some well mannered kitties. My cats...

Those are some well mannered kitties. My cats would never tolerate playing dress up. I'm impressed 👏
07-31-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By mtnbud

Wow! Awesome!

Wow! Awesome!
Forum: Touring
07-31-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By mtnbud

I made my own frame bag. I repurposed some...

I made my own frame bag. I repurposed some Cordura from an old stuff sack. I made mine a roll top which was way easier than trying to add a zipper.

I started by making a template out of cardboard....
Forum: Touring
07-30-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By mtnbud

Tillamook Cheddar is on sale at my local Safeway...

Tillamook Cheddar is on sale at my local Safeway right now. Cheaper than the cheese factory, but no free samples. My favorite sample is the cheese curds AKA Squeaky Cheese. (I wish Tillamook would...
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By mtnbud

Check out the TopPeak Tetra Rack: Amazon link...

Check out the TopPeak Tetra Rack: Amazon link...
Forum: Foo
07-29-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,053
Posted By mtnbud

It's been hot since Monday here. We're on our...

It's been hot since Monday here. We're on our 5th 100+ degree day. I went for a short 20 mile ride before it got too warm. Its low humidity so it wasn't too bad. I haven't felt like doing any...
Forum: Foo
07-29-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12,365
Views: 2,675,774
Posted By mtnbud

Free decorative rock. (Posted on CL)

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Originally posted on CL 12 days ago. Apparently they had...
Forum: Foo
07-29-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9,801
Views: 1,574,003
Posted By mtnbud

That Whitetail Buck was in full-attack mode. ...

That Whitetail Buck was in full-attack mode. It's a good thing they had a rainbow vomiting hippie to ward him off!
Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By mtnbud

That's a nice looking trailer. It should work...

That's a nice looking trailer. It should work fine. I read some mixed reviews about the trailer on REIs website, but REI has an excellent return policy so if you do have any problems it should be...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By mtnbud

Sounds wonderful!

Sounds wonderful!
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By mtnbud

Trip Report. Trask to Coast Oregon

Trask River Oregon Gravel Route
My buddy and I decided to check out the Trask River Gravel route (https://ridewithgps.com/trips/6711451?lang=en)through the Oregon coastal range before a predicted...
07-27-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By mtnbud

Comparing a 29+ to 26, the 29+ can't corner as...

Comparing a 29+ to 26, the 29+ can't corner as sharp but it rolls over everything. In some ways the 29+ feels more efficient than the 26. With bigger tires, I have way more clearance for bikepacking...
Forum: Foo
07-26-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,559
Views: 518,842
Posted By mtnbud

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1235/whalenisland_3de428c24c431e8d1d02280cd5cd975855d43cee.jpg
Forum: Foo
07-26-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 74,931
Posted By mtnbud

AKA Buford T Justice

AKA Buford T Justice
Forum: Fatbikes
07-26-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By mtnbud

I'm seeing a lot of ebikes out where I live. ...

I'm seeing a lot of ebikes out where I live. Both on the street and in bike shops. That will help keep some need for fat tires on the market, but some of these fat bikes have unusual tire sizes...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-25-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By mtnbud

I'm worried watching the supply chain issues and...

I'm worried watching the supply chain issues and current lack of choices. After riding my plus tired bike on the beach, I've been keeping my eyes open for a used fat bike. I definitely understand...
07-25-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,631
Posted By mtnbud

We're on page 4 and no one has brought up...

We're on page 4 and no one has brought up manscaping? If you're going shorts without boxers, you're going to want to manscape first or you're going to run into issues for sure...
07-25-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mtnbud

All companies have different levels of bikes with...

All companies have different levels of bikes with different levels of frames and components. Stay away from the lower level of Diamondback bikes as they cut costs by using lower level components and...
Forum: Foo
07-21-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,053
Posted By mtnbud

Wow! I was on vacation in Arizona during a heat...

Wow! I was on vacation in Arizona during a heat wave when it hit 122 degrees. I can't imagine 130!
Forum: Foo
07-20-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By mtnbud

Wow! You wouldn't want to dip your toes in...

Wow! You wouldn't want to dip your toes in Oregon Beach water. My guess is it's in the 40's. You'd need a wetsuit to get in the water.
Forum: Foo
07-20-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By mtnbud

I feel for you. It seems like every summer it...

I feel for you. It seems like every summer it keeps getting hotter and hotter. I think it's time to go down to the gulf and dip your toes in the water. It's a super worrying situation...
Forum: Foo
07-20-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By mtnbud

a different way to attach things to a down tailgate

My truck has a short bed. With my ditty box in the front, my tailgate must be down to fit my bikes unless I use a tailgate pad.

...
07-20-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 752
Posted By mtnbud

I recently had a tough time finding a 29 x 3"...

I recently had a tough time finding a 29 x 3" tire. None of the bike shops in my town had any and most online distributors were out of stock on that size. I do think we're going to have supply...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By mtnbud

Update: The reply I got back from the bus company...

Update: The reply I got back from the bus company didn't answer my max tire width question. All I got was their racks accommodate up to 2 bikes.
Quoted from reply:
"Our bike racks accommodate two...
Forum: Touring
07-18-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By mtnbud

Bus rack questions

A couple of questions for those in the know:
I'm considering using a bus to get back on the last day on my next trip. Grande Ronde Oregon to Salem....
Forum: Foo
07-15-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 3,461
Posted By mtnbud

If they can get the self driving figured out, it...

If they can get the self driving figured out, it could improve safety and reduce congestion. I can picture all cars connected to a grid so merging vehicles, spacing, pacing, etc is carefully...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-15-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By mtnbud

Tire says inflate to 12 to 30 psi. He inflated it...

Tire says inflate to 12 to 30 psi. He inflated it to 60 and said to leave it at 60 psi overnight. It wasn't deformed until the next day, but it deformed where the screw penetrated the tire. There's...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-14-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By mtnbud

Did the bike shop deform my tire?

I took my tire off my rim to patch a hole created by a screw. I don't have an air compresser so I took it to a bike shop to seat my tire. He said he put extra pressure in the tire to get it to seat...
Forum: Touring
07-14-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,260
Posted By mtnbud

If your current saddle works for you, I wouldn't...

If your current saddle works for you, I wouldn't change it.
Forum: Foo
07-14-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 74,931
Posted By mtnbud

Oklahoma Man?

man accused of murder after he said his friend called-bigfoot to kill him (https://www.newsweek.com/man-accused-murdering-friend-victim-called-bigfoot-kill-him-1724012)
Forum: Foo
07-10-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By mtnbud

Yep. My natural gas water heater is over 20 yrs...

Yep. My natural gas water heater is over 20 yrs old. I bought my gas clothes dryer used over 20 yrs ago!
Forum: Touring
07-10-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By mtnbud

Yes! The Aufderheide is terrific. Another nice...

Yes! The Aufderheide is terrific. Another nice ride from the north end of the Aufderheide is to head east to McKenzie pass and head over to Sisters. If you time it right, you can ride it with no...
Forum: Foo
07-09-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By mtnbud

Yep, I think it's time to be looking for another...

Yep, I think it's time to be looking for another place to store my trailer. The owner of this facility's main focus is setting up and selling boats. The storage is just a side gig. There's at...
Forum: Foo
07-09-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By mtnbud

Nice:thumb:

Nice:thumb:
Forum: Foo
07-09-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By mtnbud

What would you do?

I went to the storage facility to pick up my camping trailer for a trip and discovered someone had broken into my trailer. The only thing they stole was a plug in electric heater :foo:. They left...
Forum: Touring
07-09-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By mtnbud

Yep! That's the route! CO does a great job of...

Yep! That's the route! CO does a great job of finding those remote low traffic scenic roads. The Culp Creek Route that Doug mentioned is awesome too. It's surprising that CO hasn't done that one...
Forum: Touring
07-09-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By mtnbud

That's nice country over there. The Row River...

That's nice country over there. The Row River rails to trails is pretty nice. I really like the ride along Brice Creek past Dorena. You can extend past Brice Creek to Oakridge on paved roads, but...
Forum: Touring
07-08-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By mtnbud

I'm guessing you go up to the jewelry counter and...

I'm guessing you go up to the jewelry counter and say the secret phrase. They'll then walk you to the closed blue door, knock the special code and let you in.
Forum: Touring
07-08-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By mtnbud

That's a huge bummer. Did you start on the...

That's a huge bummer. Did you start on the southern end of the bikeway and were heading north?
Forum: Foo
07-08-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 74,931
Posted By mtnbud

Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By mtnbud

No rain. I just was checking my front wheel...

No rain. I just was checking my front wheel clearance and don't think I have enough clearance under my suspension fork. I could fit a fender on my rear tire. My seat bag is waterproof and might be...
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