The amount of women on bikes is a key indicator of how bike-friendly a city is (there have been studies on it). The City of Portland Office of Transportation Options is well aware of this fact. They've got a Women on Bikes program solely devoted to getting more women to ride by helping [...]
Archive for May, 2006
34 year-old Matt Cardinal has had two life-long passions; bikes and art. He's been drawing and riding as long as he can remember.
I first saw Matt's chalk drawings at the downtown Bike Gallery during the Trek Portland launch party. Ever since then I've been trying to connect with him and learn more [...]
A recent bike theft recovery story spurred a debate about what to do if you see a stolen bike in your neighborhood or for sale online. In the story, someone approached a thief and paid them $150 for a bike they suspected was stolen. Some people were happy the owner got his bike [...]
On Saturday I went out to Portland International Raceway to check out the annual Human Powered Challenge.
I ended up catching a bit of the Electric Vehicle races and recumbent sprints. Unfortunately rain dampened spirits just a bit...but not enough to keep the diehard HPVers from competing.
Just want to let you know that I'm taking a few days off and I won't be around to moderate comments, post stolen bikes, delete spam from the Forums, or return emails until later this week.
I've post-dated a few stories that will automatically publish over the next few days.
Over and out.
[Doug's new ride.]
Like many serious bike racers, Doug Ollerenshaw always dreamed of racing in Europe. Last month he finally got his chance. He traveled to Belgium with his Team Health Net/Maxxis teammates for his first and long-awaited foray into European racing.
It was a harsh introduction. His first race, the Trophee des Grimpeurs,was [...]
[The newlyweds ontheir new tandem.]
Tonight I attended a special event at the Alberta Street Clown House, the wedding of Roadkill Racoon and Reddish Raddish (their real names are Carol Banner and Morgan Nilsen).
I have to admit, when I first heard about this I thought it was just another excuse for a party and [...]
[On location at Tanner Springs Park.]
Outdoor sandal and shoe company, Keen Footwear recently moved their headquarters from Northern California to Portland. A few weeks ago I got a call from their ad agency saying they wanted to feature bicycles and someone from the bike community in their upcoming Spring 2007 catalog.
[Posted by "JoanS"]
Trek 5200, 52 cm size, charcoal black with maroon and silver decals. Shimano Flite Deck Computer, Terry Butterfly seat, Shimano 959 pedals, lizardskin chainstay protector, Continental Grand Prix 4 Seasons Tires, Specialized Stem, Trek seat pack.
Ira Flowers is a local film producer and daily TriMet user. He hasn't owned a car for the past 10 years and rides the bus twice a day to and from his office.
He recently got in touch to tell me a story about an experience his girlfriend had with a TriMet bus [...]