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NSFW (but safe for people): 5 questions for Portland’s brainy bike pornographer

Friday, June 7th, 2013
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The inimitable Phil Sano.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

For some people, the connection between bikes and sexuality starts and ends with 5,000 nude bodies at this Saturday’s World Naked Bike Ride.

For seven years, the man who created Bike Smut has been proving that those people aren’t thinking nearly big enough.

Next Wednesday, Portland-based porn pro and self-described bikesexual revolutionary Phil Sano — often known by his nom de guerre, “the Rev. Phil” — launches the latest edition of his globetrotting revue, the Porny Express, at the Clinton Street Theater. Its press materials promise a “variety of representations of human sexuality, entirely created by amateur bike pornographers from all over the world.”
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New, weekly ‘Bike Smut’ show coming to Clinton St. Theater

Friday, April 20th, 2012
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Phil Sano outside the Clinton Street Theater last Friday.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Fresh off his “Bike Smut” world tour, filmmaker, nudity activist, and bike fun provocateur Phil Sano (a.k.a. “Reverend Phil”) is launching a new weekly show at the Clinton Street Theater.

Here’s more from Sano via a press release sent out this morning:

Bike Smut, the homegrown international touring film festival, is excited to announce a new series of programming at The Clinton Street Theater. While busy curating the sixth year of original bike-sexual content from cyclists and perverts the world over, Bike Smut will spend the month of May screening some of their favorite past submissions and films that have paved the way, provided inspiration or just made them get their bike shorts in a twist. More than just bike movies without the sex or pornography sans bike, Bike Smut’s programming promises to titillate anyone’s curiosity.

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Updated: Movie trailer: What happened to Critical Mass in Portland?

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

What has happened to Critical Mass in Portland?

A trailer has just been completed for a forthcoming documentary that will explore that question: A Post Critical Mass Portland: Living in a Post-Revolutionary Bicycle Age. You can watch it here:


A Post-Critical Mass Portland: Living in a Post-Revolutionary Bicycle Age from Joe Biel on Vimeo.

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Phil Sano found not guilty in bike light taser trial

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Phil Sano
(Photo © J. Maus)

The word is in — Phil Sano was found not guilty of resisting arrest on the night of June 10, 2008.

I got a voicemail from Phil at 2:18 saying “I’m free!” and that Phil plans to celebrate Mini Bike Winter with extra style this weekend.

We’ll keep you posted on Phil’s further exploits, and his planned civil suit.

For background on the incident and the trial:
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Phil Sano taser trial: Day three

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Phil Sano outside the courtroom
(Photo: Elly Blue)

It’s the third and final day of Phil Sano’s trial for resisting arrest. I’ve been in court all morning, taking notes — which are below — and now the jury is deliberating. There’s no telling when the decision will come.

Some background:
- Our coverage of the initial event
- Our “Phil Sano tasering incident” tag
- Reports from day one of the trial
- Reports from day two of the trial

I’ll post the updates as I edit them, and let you all know as soon as we find out the verdict.

9:01
Waiting to begin. Sergeant Smith comes and sits in the gallery. Gutbezahl [Sano's lawyer] asks him “Have you seen any police officers around? Oh wait!” ha ha, they both laugh.
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Phil Sano taser trial: Live updates from day two

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
Phil Sano and his lawyer
John Gutbezahl faced Judge
Youlee Yim You for day two of the trial.
(Photo © Elly Blue)

It’s day two of the Phil Sano Taser Trial and I’ve been in the courtroom since about 8:30am. Yesterday, I took notes using the email program on my phone and Jonathan was able to edit and post them as they came through.

Today, Jonathan is in the air somewhere between here and Guadalajara (read why he’s there all week). We have a long lunch break, which I’ll be using to post and edit my notes from the free wi-fi in the lobby of the City Hall atrium — not quite live blogging, but close. I’ll post the afternoon’s notes as soon as court gets out for the evening. (more…)

Phil Sano Taser Trial: Live updates from day one

Monday, February 9th, 2009

BikePortland managing editor Elly Blue is in the courtroom today for day one of the Phil Sano Trial.

Sano and his lawyer John Gutbezahl are at the Multnomah County Courthouse to fight charges of criminal resisting arrest brought against Sano by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office. The judge assigned to the case is Youlee Yim You.

(For more on this story, see our original report from June 11th, 2008 and see all our coverage by browsing our “Phil Sano Tasering Incident” tag.)

We’ll update this story as things progress in court. Here are Elly’s reports (sent to us via email as they happened and then edited for clarity): (more…)

Phil Sano Taser incident goes to trial next week

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Photo from the scene on June 10th, 2008.
(Photo: Ian Stude)

Back in June, Portlander Phil Sano was tackled and then Tasered repeatedly by two Portland Police Bureau officers while riding his bicycle on SE 7th Avenue. The police maintain he failed to obey their orders and then resisted arrest. Sano says they failed to identify themselves and then used excessive force to subdue him.

Next week, the Portland District Attorney’s office will present a criminal case against Sano. (more…)

Phil Sano found guilty for traffic violations in taser incident

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
Photo from the scene on June 10th, 2008.
(Photo: Ian Stude)

Phil Sano was in court today to fight two traffic violations related to an incident that occurred back on June 10th. Also in the courtroom to testify were both Portland Police officers involved in the incident; Ron Hoesly and Erin Smith.

The officers allege that Sano did not heed their commands to stop for a bike light violation. When Sano didn’t stop, Hoesly and Smith say he then resisted arrest which led to him being tackled and tasered repeatedly. The incident occurred near the corner of 7th and Alder in Southeast Portland. Sano was cited for Failure to Obey a Police Officer and for a bike equipment violation. (more…)

Video, witness, reveal more about Taser incident

Friday, June 13th, 2008

“He was definitely making a racket and making it loud intentionally… he was trying to get people’s attention.”
– John Henry Dale, a witness to the Phil Sano Tasing incident

On Tuesday night, 31 year-old John Henry Dale was waiting for a bus at SE 7th and Morrison when he heard screaming and the buzzing of Tasers.

Looking north, he noticed a bike in the road and two police officers surrounding Phil Sano. Once Dale realized what was going on, he pulled out his cell phone and started recording. (more…)

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