Archive for May, 2010

alum gold Vitus Vitus 979 Aluminum 1980

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Year: 1980
Brand: Vitus
Model: Vitus 979 Aluminum
Color:alum gold
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: Irvington neighborhood (n.portland). Taken from the garage (closed/locked). Thief also went through my van that was infront of the garage.
Neighborhood: Irvington
Owner: Paul Senatori
OwnerEmail: psenatori@gmail.com
Reward: $100
Description: vintage road bike. Vitus frame with RAS stickers (Sean Kelley’s old team). Bontranger brakes, shimano ultegra shifters and rare Rossetti crank. Speedplay titanium pedals and williams rear wheel and ultegra front. stolen from my garage (second bike in as many years). New selle saddle (white).
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

black, red tires bianchi vigorelli 2009

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Year: 2009
Brand: bianchi
Model: vigorelli
Color:black, red tires
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: stolen out of the garage from the blue house on the west side of SE15th between SE morrison and SE belmont.
Neighborhood: buckman
Owner: Asta Chastain
OwnerEmail: asta.chastain@gmail.com
Reward: yes!
Description: the bike had red tires, locking skewers, cat eye computer, tubus rack in the back, the front chain ring was converted from a double to a triple. it was purchased at river city bikes so had that stick on it. it had a terry womens butterfly seat on it.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 10-43934
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Silver Jamus Coda Coda Plus 1997

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Year: 1997
Brand: Jamus Coda
Model: Coda Plus
Serial: U72U12295
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: Residence at 15th and Belmont SE
Neighborhood: Buckman
Owner: Susan Mentley
OwnerEmail: mentleytoews@gmail.com
Reward: $200.00
Description: One red tire

Stolen with a Black and Red Bianchi
Police record with: Portland Police
Police reference#: 10-43937
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

The Monday Roundup

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Here’s the news that caught our eye this week:

– Attempts to stop the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have failed, and officials are now saying that it may continue gushing all summer or longer; it’s also now being called the largest environmental disaster in US history. Here’s how engineers say it started, and here are some sobering photos.

– While riding a bike in traffic you inhale five times as many toxic particles as you do in a car, finds a new study.

– And the public health research continues to roll in: the “hidden” health costs of car dependence are major, from illness brought on by inactivity to toxic pollution to the many costs associated with car crashes.


Blk/red Look 566 2009

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Year: 2009
Brand: Look
Model: 566
Serial: L3180L8CA1
Stolen in Portland, OR 97229
Stolen From: Beaverton area – Cornell & Saltzman
Neighborhood: Terra Linda / Cedar Mill
Owner: Greg Smith
OwnerEmail: smithsnw@mac.com
Reward: no
Description: Look 566 Orgin Carbon Fiber – Fulcum wheels
Police record with: WA County Sheriff
Police reference#: 10-508470
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Black Trek 7.1 FX 2010

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Year: 2010
Brand: Trek
Model: 7.1 FX
Serial: WTU350C2091E
Stolen in Portland, OR 97239
Stolen From: Bike was locked to the blue bike stands at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing at the Waterfront terminal of the tram. 3303 Southwest Bond Avenue
Portland, OR 97239.
Neighborhood: Homestead
Owner: Sjoerd van den Worm
OwnerEmail: bruintjedebeer1@hotmail.com
Description: Black mountain bike with black fenders and kickstand. Has mounts for bike computer + magnet, lights and pump.
Police record with: Portland Police Bureau
Police reference#: T10003216
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

yellow azuki sport tour

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Brand: azuki
Model: sport tour
Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28733829@N07/4649072818/
Stolen in Portland, OR oregon
Stolen From: In front of the Simon Benson House on the PSU campus
Neighborhood: PSU
Owner: jesse crofutt
OwnerEmail: jessecrofutt@yahoo.com
Description: Two stickers: KPSU and a Portland Community Media sticker – a guy with a television on his head. The chain guard is bent up pretty good as I took a screwdriver to it trying to free my chain. Back wheel is hand build with a new tire. It has spongy hand grips and a Fuji seat that is coming apart in the front.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Last call: Send us your ‘Big Ideas for Biking in Oregon’

Friday, May 28th, 2010
Cycle Oregon Day 3 - Crater Lake!-20.JPG
Here’s an idea: Let’s make Crater Lake
carfree one day each summer!
(Photo © J. Maus)

Since we launched the Big Ideas for Biking in Oregon contest last week I’ve been amazed at all the fantastic entries you’ve all sent in.

Since I plan to pick the winning idea and two runner-ups on Tuesday, I thought it’d be smart to put out one last call for entries.

So here goes, send us your best idea for how Oregon can become the best state for biking in America. I was tempted to share some of the ideas I’ve received, but I’ll hold off until after the winners have been selected.


‘Going Green’ project would transform Swan Island access

Friday, May 28th, 2010
Red area shows location of ‘Going Green’ corridor. Note Willamette River in lower left and N. Interstate Ave (MAX line) on the right.


Nearly one year later, naked biking case in Vancouver remains unresolved

Friday, May 28th, 2010
Aloha Todd and Low Bar Tour - Pedalpalooza-27
Matthew Vilhauer (nude) was arrested on
June 19th 2009, a few hours after this photo
was taken.
(Photo: Not sure but it was my camera)

It’s been nearly a year since Matthew Vilhauer was arrested for indecent exposure for riding his bike naked in downtown Vancouver (Washington). He hoped yesterday’s jury trial would be the end of a roller-coaster legal journey, but after a 5 to 1 vote of not guilty, the case remains unresolved.

On June 19th 2009, Vilhauer and several friends from Portland (including myself) and Vancouver met for a ride (which I recapped here) to tour some of that city’s night spots. The occasion was to toast our friend Todd Boulanger, who was leaving his job as a transportation planner with the City of Vancouver. In a story about the trial published yesterday, The Columbian newspaper referred to the ride as “an exuberant, alcohol-fueled late-night cycling celebration.”