Archive for April, 2007

Stolen Specialized custom build

Monday, April 30th, 2007

black specialized frame no decal’s, kenesis carbon fork black, ferrari seat, mavic wheel set, front elite pro, rear classics pro black, dean ti seat post, Black stem with a ganesh sticker, colnago tape on bars, new tires swalbe brand all black, srong light cranks with campagnolo rings, shimano sti system with 600 rear derailuer

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Stolen Giant Iguana

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Giant Iguana Mountain Bike. Silver with black and red writing. Nice gel seat anatomically correct for women. Awesome bike that I love and miss Dearly!

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Stolen Specialized crossroads

Monday, April 30th, 2007

This is an older hybrid bike (1990s) in GREAT condition (I just bought it 3 weeks ago)–18 or 24-speed, push-button gears. lightweight.

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Portland ahead of curve in wind tunnel trend

Monday, April 30th, 2007
a visit to Castelli/Sportful
Portland-based Castelli tested
their Split Second jersey in a wind tunnel.
File photo: 11/1/06

A reader sent me an article about wind tunnel testing that ran in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal (not available online). According to the story, wind tunnels, which used to be the exclusive domain of elite professionals, are being used more and more by amateur cyclists to gain an edge in competition.


Volunteers give Alpenrose its annual facelift

Monday, April 30th, 2007
Volunteers cleaned up Alpenrose Velodrome Sunday.
Photo: Chris Distefano

On Sunday nearly 70 volunteers showed up for the annual Alpenrose Velodrome Clean-up Day. They painted the entire track and bleachers, patched cement on the track surface, and performed general maintenance.

The deteriorating track needs TLC every year before track season heats up.


Funding cut is opportunity for activism

Monday, April 30th, 2007
City Hall Bike Show and Art Exhibition
Portland City Hall
File photo: 7/6/06

From a community fund drive to a rally at City Hall, there has been a wide range of reactions to the Mayor’s decision to cut funding for Portland’s Bicycle Master Plan.

On top of the list is tomorrow’s Bicycle Master Plan ride. This ride, which meets across the street from City Hall, will be led by city bike coordinator Roger Geller.

The ride is slated to explore North Portland, but given the events of the past week I wouldn’t be surprised if it made a few loops down SW 4th Ave. (in front of City Hall).


Concerns, questions raised by Mayor’s decision

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Portland’s current Bicycle Master Plan was last updated in 1995. It has served us well, but according to city planners and expert consultants, it is woefully inadequate and it no longer serves its purpose. Since it was completed, the number of bicyclists in Portland has skyrocketed and we have become a national model for livability.

We’re currently going through an important update process that was kick-started by $50,000 in city funding in 2006. The new Bicycle Master Plan will help guide Portland to a world-class transportation network that will provide citizens with safe, efficient, healthy, affordable and emissions-free transportation options for decades to come.


Stolen Schwinn Moab

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Mountain Bike, Hardtail. Schwinn Moab XL. Front suspension great condition. Orange and Black but looked mostly Orange.

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Portland, Milwaukie to host Three Bridges Celebration

Monday, April 30th, 2007
Three Bridges dedication ceremony
Officials including Director of Parks
Zari Santner, Milwaukie Mayor Jim Bernard,
and Congressman Earl Blumenauer,
cut the ribbon last October.
File photo: 10/20/06

The Cities of Portland and Milwaukie, Metro, and local neighborhoods have announced plans to celebrate the completion of the Three Bridges on the Springwater Corridor Trail

The $5 million project, that created three new bicycle and pedestrian bridges connecting southeast Portland to Milwaukie, got its official dedication and ribbon-cutting last October. That event drew politicians and advocates including Portland Mayor Tom Potter, Milwaukie Mayor Jim Bernard, Metro councilor Rex Burkholder, and Congressman Earl Blumenauer.


Tranportation activist considers City Council run

Monday, April 30th, 2007
Chris Smith at
Pioneer Courthouse Square
File photo: 7/27/06

The word on the street is that citizen activist, blogger and consummate Portland transportation insider Chris Smith is considering a run for Portland City Council.

Smith was recently profiled in the Portland Tribune in a front page story that called him, “Citizen Smith”.

A former transportation chair for the Northwest District Association, Smith is also Mr. Streetcar. He sits on both the Citizens Advisory Committee and the board of Portland Streetcar Inc.

Is he bike-friendly? Definitely.