Of the hundreds of unique rides offered this year through Portland’s Pedalpalooza, one that I thought might be particularly helpful to my cause here at Write A Bike was “PDX by Bike‘s” own “Ride to the Airport” event. Essentially what the great folks at PDX [...]
We have all heard of using a locker to store school books and gym bags. I probably don’t need to delve into how it works or why people use them, but put simply, we all know that a locker is a way to put a mind slightly more at ease; like a safe, objects we [...]
In my last post I made the mistake of referring to “wheel gutters” as “stair gutters.” To be quite honest, I had no idea what they were called, but simply knew that they looked like gutters on a stairway, hence, “stair gutters.” Same difference.
My first experience with wheel gutters came one afternoon while [...]
I have been taking a bit of a break from blogging. Part of this has to do with simply being busy (I was back home for the last week for a wedding), and also I have been taking some personal time away from the project altogether to pursue some other bike-related activities…
The downside to living in such a bike-friendly city is that going anywhere else just seems unfortunately “un-bikey.” Sure, a few miles of bike lanes can usually be found in most developed towns and cities, but a bike-friendly city seems to carry with it a culture of convinced individuals that commuting [...]
One of the best parts about living and being a bicyclist in Portland is getting to ride the bridges. Each time I approach one I feel like a kid again. As an adult I understand that there are great pains of mechanics and geometry behind the construction of bridges. Alright, fine. But as a child, going [...]
A month ago today I posted about my fascination with Portland’s fine idea to create bike-friendly streets (referred to here as “bikeways”), or at least to designate certain roads to bicyclists, thus reducing vehicular traffic and keeping bicyclists safer and happier. Well, in perusing some of the fine articles at bikeportland.org I came [...]
Over the past few weeks I had the exciting opportunity to partner with Portland’s ”Community Cycling Center” (CCC) as a volunteer bike club leader. On Mondays and Wednesdays I would leave the house early (well, earlier than my normal noonish hour), all hunkered down with my on-the-go tool set and book bag, and make [...]
I was fortunate enough to secure a block of time with Kevin Chudy, owner of four greater Portland-area “Bike n Hike” retail stores, last week. Kevin kindly met me an hour before his store on Grand and Oak opened for business, ensuring me the quiet and comfortable chance to hear his history in [...]
Guess what I just found thanks to this post on Joe Bike’s blog? That’s right, volunteers at SHIFT, Portland’s premier participant-driven, post-critical mass majority, give away pastries and coffee from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on every Friday of the month (and on every Friday in [...]
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