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Beth H. Patient Expert

Portland, Oregon
Bicycle mechanic, randonneuring cyclist, musician and artist. Living with Crohn's disease (and without health insurance) in the beautiful Pacific NW.
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"i think it's important never to let anybody else do your thinking for you" by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Today's video comes courtesy of discussions over at the Rivendell Bicycle Works discussion group . Tim Wright is a knife maker and rides a bicycle everywhere Read on »
"i was driving and could not stop" by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Seen last night on my way home, at corner of NE Ainsworth and MLK in Portland ... Read on »
"safe" advocacy: why are we being so careful? by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking News comes from our pals at Bikeportland.org of another attempt to pass a "pedestrian hand signal" law in the Oregon Legislature for 2009: http://bikeportland.org/2008/1 ... Read on »
"tweener" wheels? please. by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Brilliant post over at the blog yourbikehatesyou spells out the coming demise of the 26-inch mountain bike wheel size, as more and more manufacturers are rushing to hop on ... Read on »
'cross on da brain by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I know it's early, but I have cyclocross on the brain. And I am not alone. All over the world, 'crossers are inquiring about clinics and early-season races in The Warm St ... Read on »
2009 mileage by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Back in January, I'd set a modest goal of riding 2,400 miles in 2009. I fell short by about 12 miles. Some of this may be attributed to mileage estimates made while ri ... Read on »
2009 velo-lutions by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking All the shrinks say making New Year's resolutions is bad for us. Resolutions provide more ways to fail and in so doing, hammer an already-delicate sense of self-esteem; they e ... Read on »
2010: cat up, or not? by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking OBRA sent out its electronic newsletter for 2010 this week. Included is a PDF file of the 2010 registration form. I've been told that registration fees will not go up, so it ... Read on »
2012 mileage and the future of blogging by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Between the cargo-biking I'd done yesterday in near-freezing weather, staying up late last night, and the 28F thermometer reading that greeted me this morning, I decided th ... Read on »
2013 disaster relief trials and cargo bike festival, portland by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Yesterday I volunteered at the 2nd Annual Disaster Relief Trials and Cargo Bike Festival, held in Portland OR at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). There we ... Read on »
2013 mileage: one for a smaller book by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I took my final ride of 2013 last Tuesday, in spite of ongoing struggles with cold weather, creaky knees and mood swings. 2013 was a hard year for me on the bicycle. Betwee ... Read on »
36,000 hearts will break by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking (Thanks to pal Melisa for the heads-up on this.) Ken Starr -- and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund -- have filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and a ... Read on »
a bike on every continent by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Years ago when I worked at Citybikes, Monica Huggett was a regular, if infrequent, visitor to the shop. She was a friend of the shop's founder, and a Baroque musician and c ... Read on »
a clean bike - a clean heart by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This week, I pulled out the Sekai, my rough-stuff touring conversion. Regular readers will remember this as the cheap mountain bike I bought last fall for $25. I was still ... Read on »
a discussion of womens' athletic apparel: in which i bang my head repeatedly against the wall by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking In this post I am not looking for solutions from my readers; I simply must vent. I am SICK and TIRED of bicycle apparel manufacturers who insist on making clothing in suc ... Read on »
a perfect day of riding by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This morning, Sweetie and I got up early so we could go downtown and watch a dress rehearsal of the Symphony. This is not a regular happening for us; dress rehearsals are open ... Read on »
a poll for bike enthusiasts only by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I'm conducting a simple, non-scientific poll. If you consider yourself a bike enthusiast (i.e., you ride every day and own more than one bike), please feel free to post your s ... Read on »
a slight change of course by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Yesterday, my gym membership lapsed. I had given some serious thought to renewing it, but with money being tight and Sweetie telling me she wasn't sure she'd use the me ... Read on »
a wet tee-shirt contest where everyone wins by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I decided I would not let yesterday's insane heat keep me from my appointed errands, including trips to the synagogue for some lesson-planning and classroom organization; t ... Read on »
aaaand it's gone. by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I put the LongLow frameset up for sale on ebay http://bikelovejones1.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-original-rivvy-is-for-sale.html ...and sold it to a fellow here in t ... Read on »