Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year! A 2010 cartoon

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Black Schwinn Paramount 564 Aluminum 1992

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Year: 1992Brand: SchwinnModel: Paramount 564 AluminumColor:BlackSize:58cmPhoto: http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j292/raindaisie/DLR_0144.jpghttp://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j292/raindaisie/DLR_0016.jpgStolen in pORTLAND, OR 97232Stolen:2009-12-30Stolen From: NE 30th and BurnsideOwner: Steve ColemanOwnerEmail: steve.dewey@hotmail.comReward: YesDescription: 58cm Black Schwinn 564 Paramount. Aluminum Frame built up as a “Porteur” bike. It was the only one like it in town. Parts include: Vintage Brooks B-15, very rare, cannot be replaced Salsa Delgado rims Read More »

Your (and our) big bike hopes and resolutions for 2010

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

(Photos © J. Maus) It’s been an exciting year for bikes — and 2010 is shaping up to be even more so. We asked a wide variety of people from across the vast spectrum of the Portland bike scene about their big hopes and dreams for the coming year — personal, in their work, and Read More »

Weekend Event Guide: New Years Edition

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

It’s (almost) the New Year! We’ve gone into some detail already about several New Years Day rides — and now more have been added, making a grand total of five! Here’s the rundown (minus the sold-out Cycle Wild camping trip), plus a Saturday ride for good measure.

Book review: The new issue of Boneshaker cycling almanac

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

In the world of print, most bicycle-themed publications are novice-level — they tell you how to fix your bike or guide you through gaining skills and confidence to ride in traffic. Then there’s the other end of the spectrum — the ivory tower of transportation theory. That’s why I have to bless Boneshaker‘s scrappy heart Read More »

Open thread for riding conditions (12/30)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

A few snow riders in Southeast Portland last night.(Photo: Adams Carroll) It’s the morning after an unexpected snow storm that blanketed the City last night. In The Oregonian this morning, ODOT says the streets of Portland are “clear and passable” (that’s not the case in my neighborhood!). PBOT issued a weather advisory at 6:00 am Read More »

Newswire: Weather advisory from PBOT

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

CITY STREETS THAWING BUT STILL SLICK AND SLUSHY Posted: December 30th, 2009 5:59 AM (Portland, OR) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation is reporting that yesterday’s surprise snowstorm still has city streets slick and under cover of slush. Major arterials are in good condition, but many neighborhood residential streets are still hazardous this morning. The Read More »

Worst commute in 20 years?! Not if you were on a bike

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Ridin’ along, peaceful and calm.(Photos © J. Maus) Excuse me while I gloat… KGW-TV (Portland’s NBC affiliate) traffic reporter Michael Convery said this afternoon’s surprise snowstorm is the worst he’s seen in his nearly 20-year career in the Portland region. In a report tonight, he shared tales of a 25 mile backup on I-5 south Read More »

Winter weather snow-pen thread — Updated

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Traffic on I-5 through North Portland was not moving at around 4:30.– Photo Gallery –(Photos © J. Maus)

PBOT explains rationale of new “channelizer” islands on Spokane bike boulevard

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

In our coverage of the new bike boulevard on Spokane Street in Sellwood many of you have shared questions and concerns about the new “channelizer” islands that have been installed. The islands are meant to channel motor vehicle and bike traffic into specific areas at intersections to avoid pinch-point conflicts, but several readers have said Read More »

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