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Feb 11th 2017, 08:19 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
Revzilla likes us...

two posts from the guys at Revzilla...they seem to think we have it going on here in Portland...

https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...%7C%20Combined

https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...%7C%20Combined
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Feb 13th 2017, 02:02 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

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Awesome!
Feb 13th 2017, 09:45 PM   #3
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2007 Aprilia Tuono Factory, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Yeah, it's no doubt nice to get some props for our "lifestyle" here in "Stumptown", but I remain skeptical. More publicity like this and we'll really start seein the transplants around town, as if there aren't enough already. I like that this little corner of the world is/has been ignored. Feel free to move to Austin, TX, the all around weather is better there, and they have from what I hear, a dope ass music festival. And they have a real basketball team down the block..you know, championship caliber talent and ownership. But I digress, the fact that PDX is still more or less under the radar is a good thing. As more and more people discover this little oasis in the mess that is the good ol US of A, the worse the roads will become, the more crowded the cool dive bars become, and the novelty will wear off and we'll just become a Seattle, overcrowded, massive traffic jams and an over inflated sense of self worth. Keep it real PDX, us natives love it for all it's quirkiness, just keep it to yourself. Else it gets over exposed and commercialized and we lose our sense of self.
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Feb 14th 2017, 08:24 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

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Hey Craiger............Every time I've ever come down to Portland, traffic is HORRIBLE! I don't see it any different than Seattle. Did I just hit it on the bad days?.......

I came down to ski Mt. Hood on a week day this year, and pretty much had stop and go traffic, half way up to the mountain, on Hwy 26. That was the worse.
Feb 14th 2017, 10:03 PM   #5
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  Apr 2016
  PDX

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Originally Posted by Willow
Hey Craiger............Every time I've ever come down to Portland, traffic is HORRIBLE! I don't see it any different than Seattle. Did I just hit it on the bad days?.......

I came down to ski Mt. Hood on a week day this year, and pretty much had stop and go traffic, half way up to the mountain, on Hwy 26. That was the worse.
Traffic IS bad but everything is pretty close (smaller scale compared to larger cities) so it's how we get by...we haven't done any significant freeway expansion (that i can recall) in years. How much money is spent on light rail has been a hot topic for a long time
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Feb 15th 2017, 02:27 AM   #6
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How did i just KNOW that i would piss off a SEA guy...? No offense intended..i exaggerate to clarify. At least SEA/TAC puts their money where their traffic is...down here in small time P-town, we just like to bitch about it...we'll have to wait to get an inordinate amount of CA transplants who can swing the vote to get anything done infrastructure wise..

and why would you wanna come down here to ski Hood, when you have Crystal and Whistler right in your backyard? Hood is "usually" wet and heavy..I know its been fluffy up there lately, but then every unemployed hipster snow boarder from hell heads up at the same time..how were the lift lines? Amazing how those same unemployed hipster 'boarders can afford that $75 lift ticket, and weed, and food, and booze...oh wait, i forgot, they're all spongin off their parents!!
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Feb 15th 2017, 07:48 AM   #7
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

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we'll just become a Seattle...an over inflated sense of self worth.
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How did i just KNOW that i would piss off a SEA guy...? No offense intended
I think there might be a position open for you on the White House staff.
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Feb 15th 2017, 12:41 PM   #8
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Amazing how those same unemployed hipster 'boarders can afford that $75 lift ticket, and weed, and food, and booze...oh wait, i forgot, they're all spongin off their parents!!
ahh yes.."unemployed" because they're hipsters I guess...maybe they were smart enough to get a job that pays well and has plenty of free time..or days off during the week..and maybe other people weren't that smart...


hey this thread is about how Portland got some good national exposure..someone said something nice about us...wtf is wrong with that?
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Feb 15th 2017, 03:42 PM   #9
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  Silverdale, WA

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How did i just KNOW that i would piss off a SEA guy...? No offense intended..i exaggerate to clarify. At least SEA/TAC puts their money where their traffic is...down here in small time P-town, we just like to bitch about it...we'll have to wait to get an inordinate amount of CA transplants who can swing the vote to get anything done infrastructure wise..

and why would you wanna come down here to ski Hood, when you have Crystal and Whistler right in your backyard? Hood is "usually" wet and heavy..I know its been fluffy up there lately, but then every unemployed hipster snow boarder from hell heads up at the same time..how were the lift lines? Amazing how those same unemployed hipster 'boarders can afford that $75 lift ticket, and weed, and food, and booze...oh wait, i forgot, they're all spongin off their parents!!
It was just funny to think that maybe some Portlanders think their city is tucked away, as a secret spot without traffic problems and such. Heck, if you guys get lane splitting passed before we do, I'm coming your way
But yea, the more exposure................More people

As far as skiing Mt. Hood, I had never been there and my son invited me along to ski with him and his friends, so I jumped at it. We had skied at Crystal the week before anyway. I love Crystal, and been to Whistler multiple times, but never Hood. Here's a vid of our outing at both places this year.


Sorry for straying from thread topic

I love OR roads, eastern and western. Will be riding down that way this summer, at least couple of times.
Feb 22nd 2017, 03:35 AM   #10
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

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I think there might be a position open for you on the White House staff.

Ha! I wish...not that i am on board with those clowns, but i can just imagine the speaking fees i could/would attract..I could get a bigger toy box and fill it with shiny new two wheeled toys...

hey this thread is about how Portland got some good national exposure..someone said something nice about us...wtf is wrong with that?

Nothing wrong with it, per se..just the type of thing an attention seeking, low self esteem Portlander with an envious side would say to someone decrying PDX's new found "celebrity". I just am not a fan. I'm not a fan of "Portlandia", I think they are just making fun of us, with our blessing. Not cool. Maybe it hits too close to home, but they can kill that show any day now, IMHO.

Like I've said previously, to me anyway, it's a double edged sword. The notoriety might be nice, but it's just a flash-in-the-pan, 15 minutes of fame that will fade. We'll always be the red-headed step child of Seattle, and i'm ok with that. We here in Stumptown don't really wanna play with the big boys, that's what makes us special. Everyone else can take their fast-paced, congested, lonely, carbon copy landscaped urban areas, their NFL and MLB and MLH teams and have fun payin for em. As far as I'm concerned, Paul Allen can move that underachieving franchise of his to Seattle...I am not in favor of "franchise welfare", public monies should never go to new "specialized" athletic stadiums...ugh...i'm off on a rant, no one wants to read that crap...i'm out
Feb 22nd 2017, 08:01 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  space needle

ha ha thanks for the laff!


two things I can always count on happening every single time when going south of the Columbia river:

1) traffic jams in the middle of nowhere. Always puzzling!
2) characters straight out of portlandia walking up to me and asking about my day while I'm either gassing up or resting by the road. Always amusing!
Feb 26th 2017, 01:28 PM   #12
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  Jul 2016
  The Couv

I avoid crossing the river at all costs.
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