"you are correct in saying the cold comes right off the pedals. they conduct heat. i wired scrap carpeting to my pedals and it really helped to keep heat loss down. another solution was to cut plywood pedals and attach them to your regular pedals. i…"
"i switched to hard case tires last year and haven't had a flat in a long time. i also check the pressure weekly. tire liners cut my tubes more than they protected. i also stay out of the areas of the street that debris collects. they look like…"
"The McMenamins empire has nice/cheap/interesting places to sleep/eat/drink: http://www.mcmenamins.com/
Plenty of hiking options and waterfalls to see if you want to get out of the city for a bit (and have a car rented):…"
"Big thumbs up for all of these, plus the classical Chinese garden, rose gardens and Jake's. Ace Hotel is cool: bonus - bikes for guests. Also, if you're a fan of Icebreaker merino wool clothing, Portland has one…"