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 them gain Read More »
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 about his Read 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 back, while Read More »
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 a Read More »
[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 Read More »
[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 driver: