Archive for March, 2014

Dark Green Redline Conquest Sport 2011

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Year: 2011
Brand: Redline
Model: Conquest Sport
Color:Dark Green
Serial: ISBS11C01788
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: NW 21st and NW Hoyt Street, in front of St. Francis KBC Apartment
Neighborhood: NW 21st St.
Owner: Matthew Zussman
OwnerEmail: zuss.matt(A T)
Reward: Eternal gratitude, pride, as many drinks of your choice as you can drink in one night. Or a lovely dinner, if you prefer. Okay, and $100.
Description: Chrome Planet Bike Rack…..Chrome water bottle cage……black rear fender…….Sellwood Bike Commuter sticker & Reed College sticker
Police record with: Portland
Police reference#: T14002978
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Chad Sperry, The Dalles’ bike ambassador

Monday, March 31st, 2014
The Dalles - Day One-37

Breakaway Promotions owners Chad Sperry (right) and
Lori Waters (center), with employee Tony Kic
outside Baldwin Saloon in The Dalles.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

It seems like every notable bike city has its unofficial bicycle ambassador. Sometimes it’s a blogger and consultant, like the case of Mikael Colville-Andersen in Copenhagen; or it can even be a city official, like when Mia Birk led the cycling charge in Portland in the 1990s. Out here in The Dalles, the position rests with a man named Chad Sperry.

Sperry is co-owner of Breakaway Promotions, one of the largest and most successful bicycle race event production companies in Oregon. Sperry runs the business with wife and business partner Lori Waters. Together, they’re responsible for an impressive list of events; from mountain biking to elite-level road races and national championships. In total, they put on over two dozen events with over 60 event days in Idaho, Utah and Oregon. His Gorge Roubaix is one of the reasons I decided to come to The Dalles. And it’s an event with extra meaning because Sperry lives here and he’s an unabashed advocate of cycling in his home town.
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black/silver giant revel 2 2011

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Year: 2011
Brand: giant
Model: revel 2
Size:young mans
Serial: C81A3992
Stolen in Portland, OR 97206
Stolen From: our deck
Neighborhood: off johnson creek blvd
Owner: beth ritchie
OwnerEmail: ted4beth(A T)
Reward: $20
Description: black/ silver, young mans mountain bike
Police record with: clackamas pd
Police reference#: 14-8293
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

City telephone poll puts PBOT’s possible monthly street fee at $8 to $12 per home

Monday, March 31st, 2014
Sidewalk to nowhere-2

NE Broadway and Vancouver Avenue in 2011.
(Photos by J.Maus/BikePortland)

An 800-person phone poll that wraps up tonight is offering some new insight on the city’s leading ideas for raising money for transportation projects.

BikePortland reader Ethan Jewett, who received a call Friday on his family’s land line, said the “main options” presented by the pollster were an $8-per-month flat fee on each household to pay for road maintenance and safety improvements, and a $12-a-month fee that would also pay for better bus service in low-income areas.

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Black Cannondale 29er SL2 2012

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Year: 2012
Brand: Cannondale
Model: 29er SL2
Stolen in Portland, OR 97218
Stolen From: Old Salt restaurant near NE 42nd and NE Killingsworth
Neighborhood: Inner NE
Owner: Doug Sparks
Description: Black 29er, Black seat saddle bag, top bar bag, White water bottle holder, USB charge front light, planet bike red back light
Police record with: Portland Police
Police reference#: T14002937
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

The Monday Roundup: Bike ergonomics, lawsuit incentives & more

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Carpal damage is a risk of heavy riding.

— This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Western Bikeworks, who remind you to check out their gargantuan warehouse sale April 5-6.

Here’s the bike news from around the world that caught our eyes this week:

Bike ergonomics: A retired doctor has some simple tips for stopping long bike rides from screwing up your body.

Lawsuit incentive: People on foot or bike who win civil lawsuits against people in cars would get minimum damage awards — $1,000 plus attorney fees — under a proposed Oakland law.

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Riding Rowena: A mini Gorge Roubaix gallery

Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Gorge Roubaix - Sunday-6

Racers ascend the Rowena Loops with I-84 and The Dalles in the background.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

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black Trek

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Brand: Trek
Size:15 inch
Stolen in Portland, OR 97201
Stolen From: Outside The Bike Gallery on SW 10th PDX.
Owner: Ann Aman
OwnerEmail: ann.aman(AT)
Description: Woman’s black Trek- hybrid. Has pink water bottle holder and a bell.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 14-25909
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

57cm Surley Pacer 2011

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Year: 2011
Brand: Surley
Model: Pacer
Serial: M9071171
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: Broadway and Columbia downtown
Neighborhood: Park blocks downtown near psu
Owner: Kristen Koors
OwnerEmail: Kristenkoors(AT)
Reward: Yes!
Description: Ladies black brooks saddle, cork covered drop bars, shimono shifters, velo stem
Police record with: Ppb
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Photos from day one of the Gorge Roubaix

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Gorge Roubaix - Saturday-8

(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

The first day of the Gorge Roubaix is in the books. It was a fantastic day of racing, with dry and party cloudy skies most of the day. There was some rain for the later races. And the wind was howling; but that’s to be expected out here in the Gorge.

Personally, I’d rather forget what happened. Long story short: I got dropped early by the Cat 3 field and never caught back on. Oh, and the only guys I passed all day had gotten flats. It was my first road race since 1998, so I didn’t expect much. But still, being last and riding slow and alone for three hours in a “race” is never awesome.

But enough about me, let’s take a look at some photos from the day.

I got an unexpected treat this morning and was able to hop in an official media car to do some photos of the early races. It was beautiful out there. Before we headed out on the course, I got a few shots in the parking lot and registration area. Have a look…
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