Archive for September, 2010

teal/blue Novara X-R 90-91

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Year: 90-91
Brand: Novara
Model: X-R
Stolen in Portland, OR 97209
Stolen From: outside the PNCA art Studio
Bike was locked on the north side of NW Johnson, between Nw 12th and 13th.
Neighborhood: Pearl District
Owner: Colin Nettles
OwnerEmail: colinnettles@gmail.com
Description: Old Novara x-r with road tires (black with blue stripes), mountain rack, new cassette, road bars, low end brifters, Bike has been in my family for 20 years, and I just want my baby back.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

‘Ride the City’ online route planner now available for Portland

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


Black Kona

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Brand: Kona
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: 722 East Burnside Street East, Portland, OR 97214
I left my large black Kona cabled to the bike racks just outside the back door of the Bossanova (on 800 East) after performing at the Bossanova – I’m an acrobat in the Wanderlust Circus. I left the venue after the show load-out at 2:00 am. The next morning I remembered I’d left my bike chained up. At 9:00 am I returned and found my bike lock there, cut.
Neighborhood: Near Bossanova Ballroom, just east of Burnside bridge
Owner: Scott Maxwell
OwnerEmail: scottfromportland@gmail.com
Reward: $40
Description: Large black Kona with a white sticker on the handlebars with “Kazum” and a silhouette of an acrobatic pyramid of people. It also has front and rear lights attached that are a Planet Bike brand Superflash Blaze light set – I still have the box for the lights.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: T10006450
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Kitzhaber to talk transportation at fundraiser in Portland tonight

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Sorry for the late notice…

Former Oregon Governor and current candidate for the office John Kitzhaber will be in Portland tonight at what’s being billed as a transportation-focused fundraiser. The event will be held at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland and hosts include architectural and transportation engineering firm David Evans and Associates, Clackamas County Chair Lynn Peterson, real estate developer John Russell, and others.

Suggested contribution is $150. Here’s the event flyer with more information:

Noted economist says “flawed” metric leads to highway spending, sprawl

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
CRC Rally-128
Economist Joe Cortright.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Joe Cortright, an economist with Impresa Inc. and the senior policy advisor for urban planning think tank CEO for Cities, says engineers and planners have dumped billions of dollars into sprawl-inducing roads and highways in part based on a “deeply flawed metric” that’s been an industry standard for 25 years.

Released today, Cortright’s report, Driven Apart: How Sprawl Is Lengthening Our Commutes and Why Misleading Mobility Measures Are Making Things Worse, takes aim at the Urban Mobility Report (UMR) a metric created by the Texas Transportation Institute 25 years ago. Cortright says the UMR is a flawed tool because it only looks at travel times and does not take into account trip distances.



Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Year: 2006
Model: WAHOO
Stolen in Portland, OR 97217
Stolen From: At the corner of NE Davis at and 8 ave. IT was locked to one of two bikes racks in front of Harry’s Mother.
Owner: Adam Fischer
OwnerEmail: adamufischer@gmail.com
Reward: Sure
Description: A Campus Bicycle sticker on it. Denotes that I purchased it in LI, NY and have brought it out to OR.
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Local builder roundup: The OBCA Show, A-Line, Renovo, and Cielo

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
This tri-bike from Portland-based Renovo Hardwood Bicycles is bound for the Ironman World Championships in Kona.
(Photo: Renovo)


‘Blind Date’ cross series starts tonight: A slideshow for inspiration

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Blind Date Cyclocross Race #1-20
Sunset at Alpenrose, courtesy of
the Blind Date at the Dairy series.
– Slideshow below –
(Photos © J. Maus)

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s cyclocross season here in Portland. Last weekend local cross lovers got a taste of all the mud and fun to come out at the Battle of Barlow and tonight is the inaugural event of the Blind Date at the Dairy series. The five-race series happens every Wednesday from tonight to October 27th. The races start at 5:00 so be prepared for sunsets, twilight, and even night-time conditions (if you’re in the A category, which starts at 8:00).


With recommendations due soon, a recap of Forest Park saga

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Tour of Tomorrow
Director of Portland Parks
Zari Santner.
Sunday Parkways NE-68
City Commissioner Nick Fish.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and the Director of Portland Parks Zari Santner are due to release their recommendations on bicycling in Forest Park sometime in the next week or so. The announcement will come 19 months after the issue of how to improve bicycling in the 5,000 acre park was first put on Fish’s radar. The journey to this point has been messy and difficult for people on all sides of the issue. In the interest of bringing you up to speed on the issue, here’s my recap and thoughts about how we got to where we are today…


Gray/white Kona Paddy wagon 2008

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Year: 2008
Brand: Kona
Model: Paddy wagon
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: Stolen out of a locked van on Ne Schuyler and NE 28th
Neighborhood: Irvington
Owner: Gretchen Harris
OwnerEmail: wemetontrimet@yahoo.com
Reward: Yes
Description: This a pretty new, single speed/fixed gear bike. It has a black seat, toe clips, black handlebars and tape. It has a few scratches on the bar tape.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike