Archive for October, 2005

Apple CEO and Reed dropout gets back on his bike

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Came across this great quote from Steve Jobs, head of Apple Computer and Reed College dropout. He was asked by The Independent (a UK newspaper) what was the last piece of technology he acquired – not made by Apple – that really delighted him. After a long pause he said: “I actually bought a bicycle Read More »

A visit to Joseph Ahearne’s new shop

Friday, October 28th, 2005

I visited local framebuilder Joseph Ahearne yesterday. He just moved all his Ahearne Cycles stuff from the SE Industrial District to St. Johns. His new shop is tucked into the corner of a broken-down old industrial warehouse under the St. Johns Bridge. It’s a beautiful location that will unfortunately be overrun with two major condo Read More »

Update: Zoobomb bike pile not in jeapordy

Friday, October 28th, 2005

According to PDOT, the only thing being tagged for removal are parts that are being attached to the pile. Full Zoobombable bikes are not going to be removed. The loose parts are a safety hazard and if they’re not removed by Monday, they’ll be removed by the City and donated. See the initial post on Read More »

byCycle.org makes progress with online bike route finder

Friday, October 28th, 2005

In more online mapping news, Wyatt Baldwin over at byCycle.org has made some exciting progress on his bike route finder. After much back and forth, he has finally received data from Metro and integrated it into his Google-map enhanced route finder. Here’s more from Wyatt: “…we’re now using Metro’s data and the whole tri-county region Read More »

Zoobomb bikes get pink slipped

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Just heard that downtown cops have placed pink slips on the famous Zoobomb bike pile across from Rocco’s Pizza. Here’s the post from the Zoobomb forum to keep an eye on. How can the downtown cops say those bikes are abandoned? Everyone knows about Zoobomb…they were on PBS for crying out loud! If the cops Read More »

Three more Ghost Bikes installed

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Eight cyclists showed up Wedsnesday night for a second round of Ghost Bike installs. Three more bikes were put up which brings the total to nine since the memorial for Chris Burris went up on MLK and Wygant in early September. I’ve got photos of them here. Below is a list of all current Ghost Read More »

Google, TriMet team up on mapping project

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Back in August Metro began experimenting with Google Earth. Now it seems TriMet and Google have more of an official partnership going on. I recently heard Carolyn Young (Executive Director of Programs and Communications for TriMet) mention something about TriMet and Google getting together on a special project. I followed up with her and this Read More »

Clown House crisis update

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

[see this post for background on this issue] After much back and forth, it seems the City has ultimately succeeded in destroying the soul of the Alberta community. I met with Dingo at the Clown House a few days ago and things seemed to be “OK”. Much of the random parts and bikes were gone Read More »

“Everybody Bike!” T-shirt by Carye Bye

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

I’m excited to introduce the first in a series of BikePortland.org T-shirts (click to enlarge design)! Each shirt in the series will feature an original, bike-themed design from a local artist. The first featured artist is Carye Bye.

Update on ODOT “Wet Paint” incident

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Just got some photos from the victims of the recent “Wet Paint” incident. The riders have contacted ODOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, Michael Ronkin. From the looks of his cool personal website and bio, and from what I’ve heard through the grapevine he does great work on behalf of cyclists. If we hear something Read More »

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