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Weekly Video Roundup: bike lock picking, winter prep, Tom Ritchey, and more

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Welcome to the weekly video roundup!

I made sure to get a ride in on Wednesday before the crazy weather started. Now I’m mostly hunkering down with the cats. It’s clear the weather has started to turn. River City Bikes did a video about “winter-proofing” your bike last year, and it’s a good time to show it again. (Also: Russ of PLP shows a zillion ways to wear a Buff and gives good glove strategies)

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Weekly Video Roundup: ending oppression, mathematical theories of driving, and more

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Welcome to the weekly video roundup!

Cycle Oregon was great, and I’m still trying to catch up from that and other chaos. Thankfully I’ve had time to review a big batch of videos. I actually have more in the queue but don’t want to make this post too long, so I’ll continue catching up over the coming weeks. When I saw the above video I knew it was the right one to feature- what says overthrowing oppression and defying a fatwa better than a bicycle? It’s been happening for 135+ years, leading to women’s suffarage and women wearing pants, and perhaps even the entire feminist movement.

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Ride report: ‘Cycling Against Hate’ rallies the community

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Mychal Tetteh.

Community Cycling Center CEO Mychal Tetteh speaking at the ride.
(Photos: Ted Timmons)

The Cycling Against Hate ride, planned in response to an ugly pepper-spraying incident in northeast Portland last week, happened on Sunday. BikePortland correspondent Ted Timmons was there and shares the following recap…

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The “driving selfies” phenomenon in Portland

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Study Reveals Which States Take the Most #DrivingSelfies

Here’s the link to that study. We’re not in the top 10, but also not in the bottom 10.

I was curious about how this phenomenon was playing out in Portland so I did some searching on Instagram…

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Weekly Video Roundup: A Sunday in Hell, the science of steep climbing and more

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Welcome to the weekly video roundup! There were some interesting videos this week, but I felt like none were feature-worthy. So I’m going back to the vault. This is 1976’s “A Sunday in Hell”. It shows 100 minutes on the Paris-Roubaix race including Eddy Merckx. Enjoy. I’m watching it again as I’m posting this. (also: this race is alluded to below- +3 internet points for the first person to spot it)

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Weekly Video Roundup: Ultraendurance, bikefishing, cows, and more

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Welcome to the weekly video roundup! I’m getting this out before I leave for a big bike adventure this weekend. The above video is 45 minutes on this year’s RAAM, which includes Juliana Buhring, the hero of Inspired To Ride (which is about the “self-supported RAAM” though not affiliated with RAAM). Such an amazing ultraendurance race; I love the humanity that comes from showing the riders.

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Weekly Video Roundup: St. Helens adventure, brake abuse, and more

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Welcome to the weekly video roundup! I reviewed 45 videos this week so I could show you the best. As always, a third of the videos were just posted in the last 36 hours. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are always busy with this. I’m starting the week with a video that is on Vimeo- it ends up being the forgotten step-sibling but the videos are often great. This is no exception to that- it looks like a really fun adventure on the side of Mt. St. Helens.

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Another person has managed to drive onto the I-205 path

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
"It's not my fault"

“It’s not my fault”

In 2013 someone managed to get their car partway across the Columbia River on the I-205 multi-use path. Now it has happened again.

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Crunching numbers: A closer look at Portland’s road fatality rates

Friday, August 19th, 2016
1996-2015 Portland traffic fatalities

Portland traffic fatalities, 1996-2015

The past few weeks have been especially bad in terms of road fatalities in Portland. Within nine days between July 30th and August 8th we had four fatalities, which prompted me to run the numbers- so by the time you’re reading this, they have gone up.

For the year to date as of August 9, we’ve had 28 fatalities. I took PBOT’s fatality data and crunched some numbers:

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Weekly Video Roundup: Dutch cargo, 14k feet, and more

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Welcome to the weekly video roundup. I have a fresh batch of great cycling videos for you. I want to start off with the latest from Mike Cotty of Col Collective. He’s been branching out from the French Alps as he rides (and narrates) up Mount Evans in Colorado. It’s over 14,000 feet, which is 3000 more than Mt. Hood, the highest in Oregon. It’s also very impressive compared to the European peaks, as the video illustrates.

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