Weekend Open Thread: Share your bike fun

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What are you doing on your bike this weekend?

If you need an idea or two, check out our Weekend Guide.

Whatever your plans are, we’d love to hear about them. Share adventures, photos, and ride reports in the comments below.

Bundle up and have a great weekend.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at maus.jonathan@gmail.com, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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Paul Tay
15 years ago

Eat yer heart out, PDX!

bikieboy
bikieboy
15 years ago

Superbowl ride: exceptionally light traffic!.. just make sure you get yourself off the road by the time the game ends…

Travis Wittwer
15 years ago

The MLC Bike Bus (http://mlcnorthportlandbikebus.wordpress.com/) is doing some filming for Filmed By Bike. It has been fun to work with the youths, turing their ideas into film. Even in the cold, everyone was full of spirits.

Suburban
Suburban
15 years ago

Although I normally insist on being a roadie…I obtained a free Huffy mountain Bicycle.
I took this free bicycle to a place between some buildings where there is just dirt. I rode this free bike on the free dirt 90min,and got all sweaty and dirty.
My arms could be stronger if I did this more.

Dottie
15 years ago

My bike fun was participaing in Chicago’s critical mass ride last night (annual Polka ride). There was a decent size group of hardy souls for the 10 degree ride and I had a good time until my hands and feet went completely numb 🙂

Paul
Paul
15 years ago

I’m looking for a new/used bike this weekend. My requirements:

Approx. 60cm
Internal gearing: 3-speed or higher
FULL chaincase
fenders
rear rack
dynamo-powered lights
sit-up and beg riding position

Anyone have anything?

Aaron
Aaron
15 years ago
beth h
15 years ago

I’ve been feeling pretty beat up by the weather lately and it took a lot of self-prodding to get me out and on my bike.

I had time for just a little neighborhood ride today, a loop to Interstate and back around Peninsula Park. The park is quiet and dormant for now, but around the corner from my house the first tips of crocuses are beginning to show.

Glad I rode, but wow! I am getting SO tired of the cold. I can’t wait for highs in the 50’s again.

K'Tesh
K'Tesh
15 years ago

Uploaded my pics of te Sellwood Bridge rally…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/sets/72157613211677036/

See you at Vera tommorrow… =)

Afro Biker
Afro Biker
15 years ago

Yeah expect a lot of road rage and drunks after the “Stooperbowl”.

brian
brian
15 years ago

Why would anyone insist on being a roadie?

Crash N. Burns
Crash N. Burns
15 years ago

A mellow 10 miles to and from to watch Superbowl, enjoy some winter BBQ, and chicken wing competition. Last time I checked it was still OK to like Football and bicycles.

#10 – This would differ from a Friday or Saturday night work commute how?

Suburban
Suburban
15 years ago

Thank you for your question brian,
I included that bit to help illustrate how rare and wonderful my shredding about in the mud experience was, but too to ring my own bell and let the world know I’m not only a lycra clad meter eater, but a genuine suburban neighborhood kid at heart.

Cecil
15 years ago

Rode 20 miles out to Hillsboro Saturday AM for the Portland Velo weekly ride, did 48 miles with the group at what was a pretty brisk pace for a gal on a heavy steel rando bike, and then rode 20 miles home. Not bad for the last day of January.

The freezing fog and zero-traction pavement on the way up and over Sylvan at 7:30 AM was, um, special . . . fortunately the pavement had warmed up enough to melt the ice by the time I headed back up and over in the afternoon.

Sunday I just rode across town to friend Beth’s birthday party – felt Saturday’s ride in my quads as I hit that short but steep hill on NE 16th just before Prescott. Ow.

Patrick McMahon
Patrick McMahon
15 years ago

A group of us in Baltimore did a bike/ped move. Short (just 2 1/2 blocks) but it’s a start. There are photos on Facebook and I’ll try to post some in a more accessible location.

Heather
Heather
15 years ago

OMG. The Easy Riders See St. Johns Ride was an epic turnout for such cold weather…THIRTY-FIVE came out! In Brad Reber’s words: “It was like an invasion of the Visigoths into St. Johns!” It was so awesome meeting so many new people- you people are totally COOL! K’tesh will be posting a link to pics soon…

(thanks Jonathan for the shout-out!)

mike
mike
15 years ago

I would have gone on the Easy Riders ride to St, Johns, but I was too hammered watching the Steelers win the Superbowl.

I wonder where their next ride will be?

Carl
Carl
15 years ago

It´s been a crazy weekend down here in Mexico City. I don´t know where to start. The streets here are simultaneously delightful and horrifically dangerous and the new Mayor has done some amazing things for biking. The few bikers are hearty, organized, and incredibly friendly. Shout-outs to Bicitekas, Lunaticos, y Bicirrossis! I pity the first folks I meet up with in Portland after getting back. They´re going to get an earful of stories.

K'Tesh
K'Tesh
15 years ago

Pics of the Easy Riders jaunt to St. Johns are being uploaded as I type this… I’m estimating that I have about 200 plus images.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/sets/72157613254732784/

Had fun! Wish you could have joined us! =)

Heather
Heather
15 years ago

Hi Mike! We missed you, but glad you got hammered, yay Steelers!

We’re thinking a Valentines ride on Sat the 14th…it’s still in the works, so keep a lookout on the BikePortland forums and Shift list…

bahueh
bahueh
15 years ago

Group training ride. 70 miles.
Driver cut us off by turning left in front of us…three riders went down.
Driver fled scene. Pile up was directly in front of a fire station so they were immediately attended to. Good luck.

but kharma prevailed….another driver saw the accident, tailed the driver, got his license number, pulled him over, told him what he did….he of course played dumb.

Driver returned to scene of accident…cops arrived…ticketed driver for $800!! field sobriety test, the whole works…. Justice.

damage total: a broken helmet. a bent derailleur. some lost skin. a couple shattered nerves. all was good in the end though.

Paul Tay
15 years ago

#21, Bahueh, oh yeah, right. Go ‘head. GLOAT. Sum peeps have all da FUN. Glad ya survived for the next riot.

bahueh
bahueh
15 years ago

I don’t know, Paul T….if I would call that situation “fun”. 🙂

I’m glad the driver was held accountable, even though he fled the scene initially…that is a rarity in itself.

I’m sure that was part of the charges piled on…the officer was super cool about it though and had our best interests in mind…probably didn’t hurt that a fireman and several other drivers witnessed the entire thing..

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
15 years ago

my weekend was O.K…. but coming into work this morning i realized someone had broken into our office! i lost several good camera lenses, two digital audio recorders, our backup camera, and other odds and ends… dang.

Jeff TB
Jeff TB
15 years ago

Huge bummer, Jonathan. Sorry to hear that.

K'Tesh
K'Tesh
15 years ago

Once again,

Jonathan, I’m sorry to hear about the burglary…

I hope that the items are recovered and fast, and the thief gets their just reward.