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silver/blue LoGo recumbent trike (tadpole) 2003

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Year: 2003
Brand: LoGo
Model: recumbent trike (tadpole)
Color:silver/blue
Size:all 16″ tires
Stolen in Portland, OR 97239
Stolen:2010-06-26
Stolen From: Corbanc condos SW Corbett and Bancroft; nr Barbur and Hamilton
Neighborhood: CTLH / SW
Owner: Paul Wilson
OwnerEmail: paulsdesk@comcast.net
Reward: Substantial, dep on condition.
Description: Reflective tape all frame members; v. low serial number. Mesh seat, bar-tip shifters, hydraulic brakes, front and rear mudguards, rear rack. Painted PVC pipe headrest and seat tube extensions, mounts and accessory hangers. Taken with small US and orange triangle flags, speedo magnet & mount R front, light mounts.

Distinctive. One of two LoGos in Portland (and probably PNW). Contact Paul Wilson or Linda Farris at paulsdesk@comcast.net, 503-246-1747. Feel free to repost.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 10-52325
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Freight, active transportation advocates look to flex Metro funds in their favor

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
A (small) part of traffic-1
Freight or bikes? A Metro committee
is being pulled both ways.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Next week, Metro’s 17-member Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) will vote on a policy direction that will guide them in handing out $20-24 million in federal transportation funds. With scarce transportation dollars at stake these days, freight and active transportation advocates are dueling to get their projects a larger piece of the pie.

This funding pot, known as “Regional Flexible Funds” have been extremely important for non-motorized transportation projects in recent years. Last year, Metro allocated a record amount of this money — around $10 million — to biking and walking projects while freight projects didn’t receive a dime. According to Gerik Kransky of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, in the last two funding cycles, active transportation and complete streets projects have received an average of $19.9 million from this process.

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Signs of the Tour de France

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

We’re just a few days away from the start of the 2010 Tour de France and signs of the race have already popped up in downtown Portland.

The window of Bike Gallery’s store on SW 10th and Salmon features some cool drawings of Tour de France legends. The art was created by Bike Gallery’s on-staff artist Matt Cardinal (who also happens to be co-owner of of local custom bike brand Signal Cycles). I think I know all but one of them. Can you name them all?

(Drawings by Matt Cardinal)

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ODOT bus ad: ‘Keep an extra eye out for bicycles’

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

While standing on SE Hawthorne Blvd last night I looked up and saw an ad on the side of a TriMet bus that caught my eye…

(Photo © J. Maus)

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Gray Scott Speedster 2005

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Year: 2005
Brand: Scott
Model: Speedster
Color:Gray
Size:56
Stolen in Portland, OR 97201
Stolen:2010-06-29
Stolen From: Stolen from the sidewalk outside the 24 hr fitness on 4th Avenue in downtown PDX. Lock was cut.
Neighborhood: Downtown
Owner: Michael Mellein
OwnerEmail: michael.mellein@gmail.com
Description: Gray 2005 Scott Speedster, clip in pedals were not installed. It has old style pedals. The wrap on the right side of the handle bar is coming off a bit. There are no lights or front and rear reflectors.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: T10004025
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

white/green/brown Novara Bonita 2007

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Year: 2007
Brand: Novara
Model: Bonita
Color:white/green/brown
Size:14″
Serial: v6xyo1767
Photo: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs015.ash2/34128_532527658658_51701790_31468732_3438167_n.jpg
Stolen in Beaverton, OR 97008
Stolen:2010-06-17
Stolen From: Beaverton Transit Center near Canyon Rd and Lombard
Neighborhood: Downtown Beaverton area
Owner: Jessica Stevens
OwnerEmail: jesstevens@gmail.com
Reward: $100
Description: Stock except the addition of a red Novara water bottle holder and a clip on the seat post that held the bike lock they cut. 🙁
Police record with: Beaverton PD
Police reference#: 10-4016
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Serious injury crash near Ladds Circle (photos) – Updated

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

There was a serious injury crash just north of Ladds Circle yesterday during the evening commute. At about 5:15, I started getting reports from witnesses about someone on a bike that was being tended to by emergency medical personnel. Here are photos taken at the scene by reader Robby Russell:

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Vancouver naked biking case comes to a close

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Tweed Ride Portland 2010-27
Matthew Vilhauer at the Tweed Ride.
(Photos © J. Maus)

According to The Columbian newspaper, Matthew Vilhauer’s naked biking case has finally come to a close. Vilhauer was arrested for indecent exposure after biking naked during a Pedalpalooza ride in Vancouver in June 2009. Last month, a deadlocked jury left the case unresolved.

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Community mourns passing of volunteer/advocate Richard German

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Richard German
1946-2010
(Photo courtesy Annie Blooms Books)

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Three person ‘bike car’ prototype stolen

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Keep your eyes peeled for this unique bike that was stolen from North Portland last night.
(Photos: Johnnie Olivan/Rejuiced Bikes)

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