Archive for October, 2005

Stolen: Specialized Rock Hopper

Monday, October 31st, 2005

My Specialized Rock Hopper was stolen wed Oct. 26th on the corner of 10th and Market.

it’s 10 years old but looks fairly new it’s a kind of brownish maroon color with a matte finish (not shiny) it has bar ends, rockshocks and a Mountain rack.

Stolen: Trek 7300FX

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Trek 7300 FX silver hybrid stolen from in front of the library on SW 10th on sunday about 2pm.

Distinguishing marks: one pedal is broken and one side only says 730, due to a paint touch up. It is rather rough looking becuase I have ridden it lots (about 8000 miles).

It also had on it a black handlebar bag, an odometer/pedometer, a bell, a rear rack with one grey Ortlieb pannier, three water bottle holders and two water bottles, and a tire pump.

you can contact me at or 971-285-7404, thanks.

Washington gets “Share the Road” plates

Monday, October 31st, 2005

wa_sharetheroadplateOur neighbors to the north will soon be able to purchase a “Share the Road” license plate. The plate will be available January 3, 2006 and is part of a bill pushed through the legislature by the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

$28 from the initial and annual plate renewal fees will go directly to bike safety programs.

That sounds like a nice chunk of change. I wonder if this is something the BTA would get behind?

(Hat tip to Biking’ Bis)

Stolen: New K2-Zed

Monday, October 31st, 2005

brand new 21 speed grey,blue,white K-2 ZED with front shocks, stolen from my apartment on SE 41st and Stark.

A “super” time at Breakfast on the Bridges

Monday, October 31st, 2005
Breakfast on the Bridges - October
Breakfast on the Bridges - October

On the last Friday of every month, volunteers from Shift do Breakfast on the Bridges. They set up free pastries and coffee on the Hawthorne and Broadway Bridges and greet bike commuters with a smile.

This month Southeast Uplift joined in with a bike safety awareness rally. They showed up with bike safety signs and held them high for all the motorists entering downtown on the West side of the Hawthorne Bridge. It was great to see KOIN TV show up and beam the story back to the viewers at home.

Meanwhile, over on the Broadway Bridge, “Captain Pastry (seen on the right)” was busy charging up weary commuters and passing out superhero trading cards to everyone in costume.

If you want to see more of the action – including a gratuitous sex scene (OK, they were only making out) – check out the rest of my photos.

Portland’s bikeway network; 1980 – future

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

The City of Portland Office of Transportation has just posted the slide show presentations from lectures given during their Transportation and Traffic Class at Portland State University.

Of particular interest to cyclists is Roger Geller’s overview of Portland’s bikeway system and infrastructure (Roger is the Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Portland and regular commenter on this site).

One of the coolest parts of his presentation is when he shows the progression of Portland’s bikeway network in 5 year increments from 1985 to today and into the future. I thought it’d be neat to see this as an animation. So check out this animated view of how far we’ve come in 20 years and where we’re headed in the future.

Roger’s presentation was called, “Bicycle Transportation in Portland; Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going.” The whole thing is 92 slides and you can download it here (7.0 MB PDF file).

Stolen: Fisher Wahoo MTB

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

My bike was stolen from the garage in my apartment building sometime after Thursday, October 20th. It is a women’s, black Gary Fisher Wahoo mountain bike with front suspension.

This is truly heartbreaking…My husband’s bike was stolen from out in front of REI in NW PDX (his is a men’s blue/purple Gary Fisher Wahoo mountain bike) a little over a month ago. I ride my bike to work, and thought it was secure since I keep it inside and locked up at all times except when riding. I absolutely cannot believe all the bike theft that goes on in this city.

If you have a bike..please consider investing in a U-lock..I’ve learned the hard way..cable locks are not as secure as you may think.

If you see a bike like this, please contact me at

Stolen: Old-style road bike

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

stolen on or before oct 29. old 12spd road bike.

large old style frame (w/brazed frame lugs)

I recently sanded it to bare metal and clearcoated it .the threads where the rear derailer were are bent and stripped.I was running it without derailers with a short chain. I cut and flipped the drop bars it had one brake (rear) and a lions of batucada sticker on the seat, bits of the black paint in the corners ,had it 21yrs miss it .LOCK YOUR BIKES! even if it’s in your fenced back yard! Randy. e-mail

Stolen: Specialized Hemi

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

I don’t usually list stolen bikes here on the front page, but this one was particularly interesting. If anyone has advice for this woman, please comment. Here is her account:

Last night while I was riding the 4 bus to St. John’s with my 11 year old friend, my Specialized Hemi 24 inch BMX bike was STOLEN right in front of me off the front of the bus. The bus driver did nothing! When I told her that it was my bike, she opened the door and expected me to “run after” the jerk. It was after 1 in the morning and it had already been a long night. I wasn’t going to leave my little friend on the bus and since I commute everyday by bike, had no idea where I was because it wasn’t my neck of the woods. When my stop came, the bus driver told me to wait and she at that point (a half an hour later) called the Tri-Met people. She WOULD NOT wait for the police and actually laughed at me while I cried. Please, help! I am not sure what rights as a rider I have and this was my transportation and race bike. What else can I write here?? Anyone?

Stolen: Gary Fisher

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

My bike was stolen about a month ago. It was a 2001 red and yellow Gary Fisher mountain bike, 24 speed. Had a bikegallery sticker on it. It’s was stolen on the East side, so it might still be around.

I don’t know the serial number, I only had it for 7 months and got it used, but it was in great shape, and a fabulous bike.
No bike has compared, I’m riding around a ridiculous heavy old crusier that should be in a museum, it’s really just for show, but it’s all I have. Going up hills makes me almost pass out.

If anyone knows anything, please leave comments. I’d appreciate any news on this.
Thanks for the support,