Archive for August, 2009

Navy Blue Giant ATX800 1884

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Year: 1884
Brand: Giant
Model: ATX800
Color:Navy Blue
Serial: …..
Photo: have photo…
Stolen in Portland, OR 97213
Stolen From: My back yard off 47th Ave.
Neighborhood: North Tabor, Laurelhurst
Owner: Tina Johnson
Reward: $100
Description: Navy blue with red/white lettering on frame. Giant brand front shocks, Campagnolo rims, City Slicker tires with minimal wear. Shimano XT components, finger shifting, Clip pedals, mountain rack over rear tire with large sized rectangle shaped bag over rack. Has computer hook up but I have the computer at home! This is an older bike in EXCELLENT condition. Might have the Kryptonite U-lock still attached.
Police record with: Portland Police
Police reference#: 0977932
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Navy Blue Giant Mountain ATX800 1994

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Year: 1994
Brand: Giant
Model: Mountain ATX800
Color:Navy Blue
Serial: ???
Stolen in 97213, OR
Stolen From: My back yard off NE 47th Ave
Neighborhood: North Tabor
Owner: Tina Johnson
Description: Navy blue with red/white trim and lettering. Mountain ATX 800, Campagnolo rims, city slicker tires. 15 yr old bike in EXCELLENT condition. Has rack over back tire and black bag.
Police record with: Still waiting to file….
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

white/navy diamondback edgewood 2008

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Year: 2008
Brand: diamondback
Model: edgewood
Serial: 08D0028126
Stolen in portland, OR 97209
Stolen From: It was locked together with my husband’s bike (same bike, same color, same everything but frame size) in our basement laundry room of our apartment building. We left for our honeymoon and returned to a cut lock on the pole the bikes were secured on.
Neighborhood: NW Portland, Irving ST
Owner: Lindsey Prange
Reward: none
Description: It is a 17″ hybrid bike with 26″ wheels. The front half of the bike is white with shocks on the front wheel. The back half of the bike is navy. Unfortunately there is no distinguishing features, it is stock.
Police record with: portland police
Police reference#: 0977846
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

First look at Portland’s inaugural cycle track

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Portland’s new (and first-ever) cycle track has been installed on SW Broadway near Portland State University.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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light green/blue Miyata racing bike 1984

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Year: 1984
Brand: Miyata
Model: racing bike
Color:light green/blue
Stolen in Portland, OR 97202
Stolen From: 5040 SE Milwaukie, an open garage bay door around 11pm
Neighborhood: Sellwood/Brooklyn
Owner: deadletter b
Description: This is a green/blue miyata racing bike with silver, untaped handles, and a new silver front fork. Has black smooth tires, front friction shifters (on the downtube)
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

The Monday Roundup

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Here’s the news that caught our eye this week:

– Streetsblog analyzes what the loss of Senator Kennedy may mean for transportation policy.

– The Freakonomics blog pointed thousands of viewers towards the project of a doctor in Toronto who has compiled a comprehensive — and eye-opening — review of studies about bicycle safety. His analysis is well worth a look, and the bibliography at the end is full of useful links and sources.[Read more…]

Riding the new bike lane on Mississippi Ave.

Monday, August 31st, 2009
Bike lane on N. Mississippi Ave. hill-4

Notice the marks where
the road striping used to be.
(Photos © J. Maus)

As we reported last week, a bike lane has been installed on the uphill portion of the N. Mississippi Ave hill. This morning I got a chance to see it up close and personal.

This project is yet another example of how the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation is removing re-striping and/or removing travel lanes on our roads to create space for bicycles (other examples are SE Holgate and the cycletrack on SW Broadway).
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BTA takes new direction with CRC strategy after walking away from advisory committee

Monday, August 31st, 2009

The current I-5 bridge over
the Columbia.
(Photo © J. Maus)

We reported last week that the Bicycle Transportation Alliance has decided to resign from the the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the Columbia River Crossing project.

A new post to the BTA blog by advocate Michelle Poyourow goes into detail about this decision. The post particularly outlines the BTA’s concerns about the project’s direction, its process, and their disappointment in the evolution of was once touted as a “world class” bicycle and pedestrian facility.
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Oregon framebuilders will bring their bike show to town this Halloween

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Crowds were thick at the 2007 OHBS
(Photo © J Maus)

The Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association, a nonprofit group that unites and promotes the booming local handmade bicycle frame industry, has announced that they will host the 2009 Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show this October in Northwest Portland.

The show will be held over Halloween weekend, Saturday October 31st and November 1st, 2009, in the Staver Locomotive Building at 2537 NW 29th Ave in Portland.[Read more…]

white/blue Mongoose Switchback 1990

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Year: 1990
Brand: Mongoose
Model: Switchback
Stolen in Portland, OR 97217
Stolen From: Stolen from 1600 N Colfax from behind the building. Cut right through the lock. Apartment building is right behind Interstate Lanes Bowling Alley.
Neighborhood: Arbor Lodge, North Portland
Owner: Chelsea Unruh
Description: Th bike is blue and white men’s old-school (early 90’s) Mongoose mountain bike. It has straight handle bars with original foamy grips, all original shimano parts, and one of the wheels rubs as you ride, I think it was 18 or 21 speed–I can’t remember!
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike