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People on Bikes: E Burnside and SE Ankeny

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 9:12 am

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This woman reminded me of those old, black and white images of French porteurs.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Welcome to the latest installment of our People on Bikes photo series. The intent of these images is to create a visual narrative of bike traffic in Portland.

Today’s photos were taken on E. Burnside and SE Ankeny…

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Thanks for viewing. We’ll continue this series at locations throughout the Portland metro area. See more in the People on Bikes photo gallery.

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  • Gregg B February 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Great pictures, but where’s the bents?

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    • A.K. February 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      You’ll have to wait for the “Springwater” edition of the People on Bikes photoset for those…

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    • Paul Johnson February 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      You mean all three of them in the Metro region?

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  • mork February 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Wow. Some cold fingers out there. I would be dying without gloves to protect my digits. Thanks for this series. It’s so fun to see what portlanders wear as they do their thing getting to work/school/play.

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  • joey February 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

    People are more upright in Copenhagen.

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    • Paul Johnson February 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Copenhagen has the advantage of not having a market flooded with touring 10 speeds and mountain bikes, with a wide-open sea of comfortable commuter bikes to choose from.

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  • Alex February 24, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Thanks for showing bikes that cost less than two grand for a change!

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  • Spiffy February 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    good to see a lot of lights, or at least the mounting brackets for them…

    not seeing a lot of reflectors though… lights don’t always work when you press the button…

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  • jocko February 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm


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  • jv February 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Regarding the lead photo – It always seems funny to me when people have huge front racks/baskets, but still are wearing backpacks. It is so much easier to carry the load on your bike rather than on your body.

    Also – Not one single speed bike?

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    • Josh G February 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      I gather carrying a lot of stuff Above the front wheel is a big hip trend.. maybe we’re leading here again.
      But, 95% of the bikes I see w/ front racks aren’t designed for carrying much of any weight forward, let alone high up. I worry all these high trail bikes carrying a case of beer are more likely to wipe out in front of me!

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  • m8adam February 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    That first photo is of a courier, which is why she has the rack and backpack. Also, to each their own. Maybe she doesn’t like putting weight on her front rack so much.

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    • Did I miss it? Again? February 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      That being said, there were a few racks in those photos, and only one being used; everyone else was wearing a backpack.

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      • Art Fuldodger February 25, 2011 at 12:21 am

        Indeed, that seems odd to me. It’s like wearing a bathing suit (the backpack) when you can go nekkid…

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