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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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thirty days of biking: week four highlights by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking So I have to make an admission: I was not able to ride thirty straight days in a row. The fact is that, due to obligations around the Passover holiday, there was not any ti ... Read on »
letting go: the Riven-thrill is gone by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I became a "lifetime subscriber" to the Rivendell Reader back in 1998. The Rivendell Reader in those days was. smart, quirky and gave readers credit for having some intel ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: week three highlights by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Highlights of the third week of 30 Days Of Biking: Springtime in Portland. Read on »
thirty days of biking: week two highlights by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A few highlights from the second week of my pledge to ride daily for thirty days 1. I thrilled to the sound of geese flying low overhead as I crossed the Broadway Bridge ... Read on »
for sale: bridgestone mb-4 with some serious upgrades by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Selling my short-track bike. Retro-fitted in 2012 and raced ONCE, then hung up indoors. In excellent condition, and I'll toss in a brand-new set of never-mounted Panara ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: day seven by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A lovely morning that started out cool and got warm quickly! Sunny and bright, with a high of 70F! Met a friend to catch up over at the library; then looped around the ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: day six by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking After riding into town this morning to teach and heading home again, I did some pre-Pesach cleaning and then relaxed for a little while with Sweetie before heading out for ... Read on »
stolen trailer: update by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Sometimes you just have to go get stuff. First, an egg pickup from our friend whose urban chicken condo is in full production right now (so local, so organic, happy chicken ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: day four by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Another trip into town to teach the little ones. Gorgeous spring morning, with big spots of blue sky puncuated by swirling clouds. Parking at the preschool (parked nex ... Read on »
the art of the useful hack by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Between errands, teaching and a stop at my favorite espresso bar, my day was complete -- and a little tiring. I began by picking up the lawn mower from our local sharpener, ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: day two by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Much nicer today! I enjoyed a nice, leisurely ride into town to teach. Best parts -- low-flying geese swooping under the Broadway Bridge as I cross the river over them; ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: day one by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual celebration called Thirty Days Of Biking. I have signed the pl ... Read on »
the bicycle scene as circular firing squad: just another morning in pdx by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This weekend began with reports of a terrible collision between a bicycle and a car http://bikeportland.org/2014/03/28/collision-at-killingsworth-and-cully-injures-man- ... Read on »
product review: zefal hpx frame pump by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Riding around in the city, I seldom have mechanicals. My bikes are kept in good running order through a combination of annual tuneups, the occasional bearing overhaul, and ... Read on »
god bless bikesnob nyc by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking There is so much that could be said about the 2014 edition of Oregon Manifest, the bicycle design challenge. The new rules and format have rendered it very little "Oregon" ... Read on »
product review: esbit cookset by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Esbit, the company that brought you the solid fuel folding emergency cookstove, has some much nicer stuff out there. Their whole product line can be seen at http://www.esbi ... Read on »
bummer: stolen trailer in portland by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A few days after selling my cargo bike, the trailer I had transitioned to depending upon was stolen. I am bummed because I put a LOT of work into refurbishing this traile ... Read on »
sold: surly big dummy by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking You'll like how this turns out. Fella answers my craigslist ad, says he can come over today with the cash. He hands me the cash and takes the bike for a test ride ar ... Read on »
just riding by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Today, the sun came out. Unfortunately, I had an eye exam in the morning that left my eyes dilated and horribly light-sensitive until nearly 3 pm. So any riding today ... Read on »
spring cleaning, part one: bags and bike by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I'm clearing out some bike stuff. It's spring. All local pick-up in Portland, OR only.  (NOTE: If you are willing to pay a fair chunk I will ship the first ... Read on »