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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:28 PM

Portland's Worst Day of the Year Bike Ride Postponed—Due to Year's Worst Weather

https://www.wweek.co...-worst-weather/
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:31 PM

ROFL

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:37 PM

I can't stand these bicycle riding <censored>s who like to think that they are performing a holy act just by riding a bike. It's like these pretentious, self-righteous pukes who think they are secular saints for living in a 'tiny house' while at the same time looking down at someone living in a trailer park.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:38 PM

I don't like riding in the rain but ice is just downright dangerous.

And, yeah, it does seem a little funny that the event would be canceled for bad weather, given its name, but I think it's probably a good call.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:02 PM

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"For everybody snarking about this," a tweet read, "keep in mind the forecast for the weekend looks pretty dang bad. Imagine being a ride promoter and being legally liable for the safety of a few thousand people on bikes with 4 inches of snow and ice on the ground."
I'm not up on legalities, but why would the ride promoter be legally liable for something those few thousand people voluntarily do? And don't they sign any waivers or anything? It seems my daughter's boyfriend had to sign entry papers to do the Iron Man fishing tournament on Lake Oahe in early March in a snow storm in a boat.Me? Forget the bikes and the boats! I like books,couches and fireplaces!

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:08 PM

I have a brother who lives in Portland and he said that the store he stopped in this afternoon to buy some groceries before the snow hits this evening was jam-packed with others also preparing ahead.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:11 PM

 Magic Rat, on 08 February 2019 - 05:37 PM, said:

I can't stand these bicycle riding <censored>s who like to think that they are performing a holy act just by riding a bike. It's like these pretentious, self-righteous pukes who think they are secular saints for living in a 'tiny house' while at the same time looking down at someone living in a trailer park.


Yeah, but, unless i'm confusing it with a different event, They're doing it nekkid.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:25 PM

 Dean Adam Smithee, on 08 February 2019 - 06:11 PM, said:

Yeah, but, unless i'm confusing it with a different event, They're doing it nekkid.


Yeah... no.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:32 PM

I am all for bicyclists riding sans seats, just the pole. Now that I'd pay to see.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:34 PM

Sounds about right for here.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:35 PM

 gravelrash, on 08 February 2019 - 06:25 PM, said:

Yeah... no.


Well, that sucks.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:25 PM

 Dean Adam Smithee, on 08 February 2019 - 06:35 PM, said:

Well, that sucks.


There's a reason that Portland has a "Worst Day of the Year Bike Ride" not bikini or firemen calendars.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:35 PM

 Severian, on 08 February 2019 - 06:32 PM, said:

I am all for bicyclists riding sans seats, just the pole. Now that I'd pay to see.


There are cyclists whose bicycles do not have saddles. They can go faster by pedaling standing up the whole time they ride.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:49 PM

View PostMartin, on 08 February 2019 - 09:35 PM, said:

There are cyclists whose bicycles do not have saddles. They can go faster by pedaling standing up the whole time they ride.

Yes, they slow down when they sit down, but some of them enjoy it.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:38 AM

View PostSeverian, on 08 February 2019 - 06:32 PM, said:

I am all for bicyclists riding sans seats, just the pole. Now that I'd pay to see.


http://images.wikia.com/southpark/images/1/15/ITSP.jpg
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:50 AM

View PostMagic Rat, on 08 February 2019 - 05:37 PM, said:

I can't stand these bicycle riding <censored>s who like to think that they are performing a holy act just by riding a bike. It's like these pretentious, self-righteous pukes who think they are secular saints for living in a 'tiny house' while at the same time looking down at someone living in a trailer park.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:52 AM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 08 February 2019 - 06:11 PM, said:

Yeah, but, unless i'm confusing it with a different event, They're doing it nekkid.


:puke:

And of course, it will consist of people who are the LAST ones on earth who need to be seen naked in public...
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:54 PM

View PostRedSoloCup, on 09 February 2019 - 07:52 AM, said:

:puke:

And of course, it will consist of people who are the LAST ones on earth who need to be seen naked in public...


There is an event called "World Naked Bike Ride Day" that takes place in several cities including Portland. I'm not sure when it is, or even if it's the same day every year.

In Portland, I'd say probably 50% fall into the category your describe.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:27 PM

View PostBerkeleyUnderground, on 08 February 2019 - 05:38 PM, said:

I don't like riding in the rain but ice is just downright dangerous.

And, yeah, it does seem a little funny that the event would be canceled for bad weather, given its name, but I think it's probably a good call.


Heard on the weather channel something about 2" of snow in Portland... In that city, that's not just "bad", it's doomsday. We were still living there when, I thing it was December '09 or '10, 2" of snow shut down the whole metro area for almost a week.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:51 PM

View PostMagic Rat, on 08 February 2019 - 05:37 PM, said:

I can't stand these bicycle riding <censored>s who like to think that they are performing a holy act just by riding a bike. It's like these pretentious, self-righteous pukes who think they are secular saints for living in a 'tiny house' while at the same time looking down at someone living in a trailer park.

I rode at this one 50k event in Michigan for a couple years. The "bike snobs" you are referring to were easy to spot. They all had the latest hi tech wear, nice bikes, and a disdain for guys like me who would wear gym shorts, t shirt, and would ride the event using a commuter bike like a Trek 7300 hybrid. For some reason they were also put off by my post ride ritual, which consisted of putting my bike on its carrier, lighting up a cigarette, and driving home.

They are also the ones who think the rules of the road don't apply to them.
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