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Portland Rider: Meet Becka Nethers

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Becka Nethers.
(Photo: Alex Milan Tracy)

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Meet urban fixed-gear star Sean Martin

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Sean Martin outside the Chrome store
in downtown Portland.
(Photo © Alex Milan Tracy)

If you think urban fixed-gear riding was just some fad that has been played out, you couldn’t be more wrong. In cities all over America, urban fixed gear riding has gone from a death-defying, extreme sport dominated by messengers, to a more established discipline with organized events, races, and big-time sponsorships. And Los Angeles resident Sean Martin is one its stars.

Martin, 33, is captain of the CBNC Cycling Team and a charismatic and talented blogger who’s taking track bikes to a whole new level. His big break came last year when he was featured in Fixation, a documentary about the world of fixed gear cycling.
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Portland Rider: Meet Jamie Brown

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Jamie Brown.
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Portland Rider: Meet Thomas Hudson

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Thomas Hudson
(Photo: Alex Milan Tracy)

Welcome to Portland Rider, a new column by local photojournalist Alex Milan Tracy. In the coming months, Alex will head out into Portland’s streets and neighborhoods to find local riders and share their stories, thoughts, and perspectives. The idea is to introduce you to the many and varied folks who ride in Portland.

If you have feedback, we’d love to hear it. — Jonathan

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