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Creepy cyclists and women on bikes

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

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 [...]

Meet artist and cyclist Matt Cardinal

Wednesday, May 31st, 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 [...]

Lieutenant gives advice on recovering stolen bikes

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

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 [...]

Racing EVs and recumbents at PIR

Monday, May 29th, 2006

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.

I'm taking a short break

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

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.

Local pro on the mend after European trip

Friday, May 26th, 2006

[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 Clown House celebrates a wedding

Friday, May 26th, 2006

[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 [...]

Keen Footwear catalog to feature Portland, bikes

Friday, May 26th, 2006

[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.

Stolen: Trek 5200

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

[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.

"Watchdog" blog hopes to keep tabs on TriMet

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

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 [...]

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