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Memorial Alleycat for Ali

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Stolen Bridgestone Unknown

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Red/white beat-up-looking Bridgestone, pictured logos now covered with stickers (“My other car is a bicycle”, “One Less Car”, “Reuse before recycle”, “Expect Resistance”). 21 speed. Hybrid-style tires.

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KOIN covers safe passing bill

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
[Screenshot from KOIN story.
Go here to find video.]

BTA Director Evan Manvel reports that their Senate Bill 299 (PDF here) got some airtime on Portland’s CBS affiliate KOIN-TV yesterday.

I watched the video clip and they do a solid job covering the issue. I’d recommend watching it. They have some interesting on-the-street interviews, some words from Evan, and even some in-studio chit-chat.

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Bishops Barbershop gives bike-friendly discount

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Reader Isaac Harris just sent in word that Bishops Barbershop (3724 SE Hawthorne) is now offering a discount for hearty winter cyclists.

Show up with proof that you rode and you’ll get 10% off (or $2) your haircut and “our infinite respect” says store manager Crystal Eppinger. She adds that the deal may not fly at all locations just yet.

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Seminar: Art and Science of Bicycle Fitting

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Worst Day of the Year Ride

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Racer launches new bike company

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
[Mark Duff in action at
Alpenrose Velodrome in Portland.]

Mark Duff is well-known in the Oregon road and track racing scene. Since moving here from Colorado six years ago, he’s been a consistent top performer in both disciplines and has been involved with racing for over two decades.

Now, the 39 year old former owner of a construction company is switching gears and launching Veloforma, a new bike company headquarted in Banks, a small rural town in Washington County 26 miles West of Portland.

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More details on SE Foster bike boulevard

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
[PDOT map of planned improvements.
Click for larger view.]

Over the weekend, Evan Manvel from the BTA joined neighborhood leaders, PDOT traffic safety staff, and City Commissioner Randy Leonard on a ride to envision improvements on a bicycle boulevard route that will bypass SE Foster Blvd.

Evan shares this map (at right, click for larger view) which details the following improvements:

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Juggling store is "serious" about unicycles

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
[This Torker Unistar will set
you back $85-105.]

Reader Ben Schoenberg wrote me yesterday to tell me about Serious Juggling.

Besides all manner of juggling paraphernalia, the Northeast Portland store (and online shop) has a big selection of unicycles.

Ben says they’ve sold unicycles for 10 years now and that they can special order anything your unicycling heart desires.

Think only clowns unicycle? Not in Portland. According to Ben,

“Unicycling is growing in Portland as a fun way to commute or go trail riding. There was even a group that did Bridge Pedal last year.”

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Alice invite reveals Amsterdam influence

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
[Scan of BTA’s Alice Awards party invitation.]

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