Archive for April, 2014

Black Norco Heart

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Brand: Norco
Model: Heart
Stolen in Portland, OR 97202
Stolen From: Outside of my house on SE 25th and Holgate.
Neighborhood: Brooklyn
Owner: Nai Saetern
OwnerEmail: Natalis7(A T)
Reward: $20
Description: STOLEN SINGLE SPEED ROAD BIKE. Someone decided to steal my bike. Please if you see it let me know. It has new SKS race blade fenders, a little bell on the left side, white water bottle holder installed and a long 3/4 inch presta valve on the wheel. It’s a Black Norco Heart. I have a cheap bike lock wrapped around the bike if they have not cut that off yet. Please give me a call at 503-467-8758 if you see it
Police record with: NA
Police reference#: Tomorrow
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Grey Novara Safari 2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Year: 2008
Brand: Novara
Model: Safari
Stolen in Portland, OR 97212
Stolen From: Outside of 333 NE Hancock at Hancock and MLK. Was locked with ulock to steel bike rack. Stolen between 2:30pm and 5pm, in broad daylight.
Neighborhood: Eliot
Owner: Brandon Sorg
OwnerEmail: brandon.sorg(AT)
Description: Grey Novara Safari. Small frame. Touring bike with Trekking / Butterfly handlebars. Rear rack (black). Black seat and handlebar tape. (In photo the bike was loaded up with bags, when stolen nothing was on the bike except a lock in the rack)
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 14-152559
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

A Portland bike: The Hosmer family’s custom e-assist cargo rig

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Seth, Max, and Bennie Hosmer.
(Photo courtesy Seth Hosmer)

If you’re going to carry two young boys on your bike, you might as well have some fun with it. Introducing the military, A-10 fighter jet-inspired cargo bike ridden by 39-year-old northwest hills resident Seth Hosmer.[Read more…]

black Bianchi D2 Carbon Cross 2011

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Year: 2011
Brand: Bianchi
Model: D2 Carbon Cross
Serial: TPF712424C
Stolen in Tualatin, OR 97062
Stolen From: garage at my home in Tualatin
Neighborhood: High school in Tualatin
Owner: Rome Repcak
OwnerEmail: rrepcak(at sign)
Reward: 300$
Description: BIANCHI saddle matching the handlebars collor
FSA 52/38 crankset
vittoria pave green stripe tires
Police record with: Tualatin PD
Police reference#: 14-291337
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Silver Specialized Allez 2005

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Year: 2005
Brand: Specialized
Model: Allez
Stolen in Portland, OR 97201
Stolen From: locked bike room in secure garage at Riverplace complex
Neighborhood: Southwest waterfront
Owner: Clare Burovac
OwnerEmail: seaclare( atsign )
Reward: YES
Description: Bottle cage on down tube only. standard pedals. front and rear lights, bell and computer. ‘live free or drive’ sticker on top tube. square parking permit sticker on head tube
Police record with: Portland
Police reference#: 14-34590
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Black with green Scott CR1 team 2013

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Year: 2013
Brand: Scott
Model: CR1 team
Color:Black with green
Stolen in 97214, OR
Stolen From: Stolen from apt on 29th and Belmont in SE portland OR.
Neighborhood: SE portland Oregon
Owner: Amanda Staudt
OwnerEmail: amandaleestaudt27( atsign )
Reward: 300
Description: black with green and white. black fenders
Police record with: yes
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Oregon Humane Society worries about safety of biking adopted pets home

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Our family cat “Dusty” on the way to the vet.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

On Tuesday, Portlander Sonia Connolly went to adopt a cat at the Oregon Human Society. Unfortunately, because she planned to take it home by bike, she was informed that she couldn’t complete the adoption.

Connolly then shared her experience on a local email list and on Twitter. She claimed OHS policy required that all animals must be brought home in a car. Someone who read Connolly’s email contacted OHS to inquire about the policy and received the following email from a customer service rep:

“Yes, this is true. We require you take the animal home in a car. If you do not have a car, you will either need to arrange for a ride or call a taxi. This is not only for the animal’s safety but also many forms of public transportation will not allow animals. Also, Columbia is a very busy road so we are extra cautious for the animal’s safety and the safest way for them to leave here is in a car. Thank you.”

[Read more…]

A closer look at Strava’s ‘heat map’ for the Portland region

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Strava heat map: What secrets does it hold?

A map showing where users of Strava ride has become a web sensation in the past few days. And it’s easy to see why. The Strava Labs Global Heatmap is an amazing visual resource that shows the route of well over 77 million rides. We decided to take a closer look at the map to see what interesting nuggets it revealed about the Portland region.

But before we do that, it’s worth making a huge note of caution about how this map should be interpreted. Keep in mind that — despite many media outlets claiming it shows “where cyclists ride” — it actually only shows where people who use Strava ride. Because of that it captures only a tiny subset of a city’s overall riding activity. The vast majority of everyday riders don’t even know about Strava. It tends to only be used by more serious riders as a training and route-finding aid. That being said, it’s still a lot of data and it’s still pretty neat to ponder…[Read more…]

Red, Orange, and Black Fuji Aloha 2.0 2013

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Year: 2013
Brand: Fuji
Model: Aloha 2.0
Color:Red, Orange, and Black
Stolen in Portland, OR 97232
Stolen From: Near the Franz Bakery, on 10th and Flanders
Neighborhood: NE Portland / Lloyd Center
Owner: Richard Truex
OwnerEmail: chiptruex(A T)
Description: 58cm Triathlon bike with aerobars and clipless road pedals and a small seat bag. My matte black Giro Savant helmet was with the bike as well.
Police record with: Portland PD
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Bright Orange Torelli Corsa Strada 2001

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Year: 2001
Brand: Torelli
Model: Corsa Strada
Color:Bright Orange
Serial: 000720
Stolen in Portland, OR 97213
Stolen From: Bike storage area Astoria Apartments NE 73rd & NE Tilamook.
Neighborhood: Madison South
Owner: Therese Dunne
OwnerEmail: scuba.chick99( atsign )
Reward: Yes
Description: Eye catching bright Orange frame, mavic ksyrium wheels, shimano ultegra, shimano pedals.
Police record with: Portland
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike