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Stolen Schwinn Moab

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Navy and White frame mountain bike with bottle holder and “Judy” on frame…Schwinn Moab barely used, stolen from SE Portland

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Legislation update: It’s crunch time in Salem

Thursday, May 31st, 2007
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Oregon state capitol in Salem.
(File photo)

Before a bill becomes law, it must first pass through both House and Senate committees. If a bill doesn’t move out of committee (and onto a floor vote) it is dead.

Today was the final day for bills to pass out of committee so I figured it’d be a good time to look at where things stand. I’ve separated them into three categories: Passed, Still have a chance, and Officially dead.

Passed

Speed Limit on Residential Streets (H.B. 2297)

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Stolen LeMond Nevada City

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

2004 LeMond Nevada City from Bike Gallery (Bike Gallery stickers on it) with cage, light, cyclometer. I’m short so it’s a smaller bike. Blue, blue wrapped handles, minor dings and paint chips, left side of the saddle is scuffed from when I was learning to ride clipless pedals. Look pedals. Small black wedge bag under saddle. Stolen from my garage along with lots of other stuff 🙁 Picture is not actual bike – just one that looks like it.

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Public meeting will address speedy cycling concerns

Thursday, May 31st, 2007
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Sign in Mt. Tabor.
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Some neighbors of Mt. Tabor Park continue to have concerns about cyclists going too fast on downhill roads inside the park.

These concerns brought several stakeholders together yesterday for a meeting at the Police Bureau’s Southeast Precinct offices.

In the meeting were SE Bike Patrol officer Robert Pickett, Traffic Division Commander Mark Kruger, SE Precinct Commander Derrick Foxworth, PDOT traffic safety guru Greg Raisman, bike lawyer Mark Ginsberg, members of the Friends of Mt. Tabor, and several Parks Department officials.

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Don’t miss the Clown House tonight

Thursday, May 31st, 2007
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Captain Ace Hole, Tall Bike Superstar.

Don’t let dancing mobs and “anarchy” scare you away from Last Thursday on Alberta tonight. If you do, you’ll miss a chance to see the Clown House at its best.
This month they’ve got a very special guest. Captain Ace Hole from Chicago, Illinois will perform “high-flying stunts” on a triple-stacked tall bike.

The crew has been working hard to get the yard ready for action and with another gorgeous night in store, you know the Clown House will be rocking tonight.

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Blumenauer to help make U.S. Capitol more bike-friendly

Thursday, May 31st, 2007
National Bike Summit
The grounds of the
U.S. Capitol.
(File photo)

Former Portland City Commissioner and now U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer has been tapped by Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to make the grounds around the U.S. Capitol more bike-friendly.

Pelosi has put her Chief Adminstrative Officer Dan Beard in charge of making this happen. One of the first steps he took was to contact Blumenauer’s office for advice.

Here’s the word from Blumenauer’s legislative assistant Katie Drennan:

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Annual race series begins at Mt. Tabor

Thursday, May 31st, 2007
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Racing by the reservoir.
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Stolen Trek 5200

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

2001 Trek 5200, frame size 48cm, color gunmetal grey, Rolf Vector Pro Wheels, Terry Fly bikeseat, Ciclosport computer, 2 bottle cages, Shimano SPD pedals, chip in finish on top tube,

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Sheriff’s move endangers cyclists

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

It looks like the real action on Sunday night’s Zoobomb started after I left…

Portland Mercury reporter Matt Davis has the story about what happened when they did a run down Highway 26 from the Zoo to Goose Hollow (affectionately known as the “Hellway”):

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BTA bike safety program robbed in Albany

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
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Bikes similar to these were stolen
from a BTA program in Albany.
(File photo)

A kids bike safety program run by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) in Albany (25 miles south of Salem) was robbed over the weekend.

According to BTA Executive Director Evan Manvel thieves broke into a storage trailer and took nine Giant brand bicycles. The bikes were used in bike safety programs that reach nearly 75% of all fifth-graders in Albany.

“The loss of the bikes impacts its current classes as well as future efforts. With an insufficient fleet, kids will lose on-bike practice time.”

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