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Slow Week? Grab Your Headphones

Last week while visiting friends and family in Portland I stopped by Audio Geeks at NW Glisan at 14th Ave. Wondering what the latest trends in headphones were, I learned that for all those who work in cubicle-America, headphones offer a way to block out noise and facilitate better concentration. Sure they do. I left […]

Portland’s Stories

I was reluctant to tell my Portland friends my plans for the day. Who would be interested in a tour of their own home town? I was motivated for a couple of reasons. Sometime in 2014 the City of Newport Beach will likely apply for Bicycle Friendly America recognition and the process looks at Encouragement […]

Patrick Croasdaile: Funding Bike Projects

I guess it takes a cyclocross enthusiast to get behind a new way of funding the next great cyclocross bike. Meet Patrick Croasdaile, he describes himself as a curator at Crowd Supply. Crowd Supply is a new company in Portland, OR that’s working to create a renaissance in consumer products — how they’re designed, funded […]

Stephanie Noll, BTA

We met on the Queen Mary during the Alliance for Biking and Walking‘s Leadership Retreat last month. ABW President Jeff Miller had us both teed up for a breakout session. Stephanie’s stories were better than mine; that’s when I knew I had to get her on the Show. She’s the Programs Director for the BTA, […]

Drivetrain, Day 2

Everything in the drivetrain came off the bike today. At times It looks like I’m having a hard time keeping up with the exercises, so I point out that I’m working on 2 bikes for each assignment. One bike is the loaner UBI has at each station, the other is my Brompton fold-up, which is […]

Bob Mionske, Fight or Flight

He’s the author of Bicycling and the Law; this former bicycle racer writes Road Rights, a monthly column in Bicycling magazine. I wanted to get his thoughts on bike riding on sidewalks, because it’s a subject that keeps on coming up. But first we chat about mirrors, eye wear, distracted drivers, riding in the rain […]

Mia Birk, “It wasn’t all rosy”

Today she’s the President of Alta Planning & Design; in the 90’s she was in the eye of the storm, so to speak, as the Bicycle Program Manager for the City of Portland where she influenced city leaders, politicians and traffic engineers that eventually led to Portland becoming recognized as Platinum-level by the League of […]

Jeff Mapes, Pedaling Revolution

It’s not till the end of the interview, when he reminds me that David Byrne of the band Talking Heads reviewed his book for the New York Times, that it even dawns on me: where did I first hear of Jeff Mapes’ Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities? I read the review and […]

Portland Chariot Wars Return Tonight

I’m obviously spending too much time at my desk, else why does this appeal so? BikePortland announces Mini Bike Winter 2011 and this clip from last year… Mini Bike Winter | 2010 from Richie Thomassen on Vimeo. Think I could get the franchise for CdM?

Bob Mionske, Bicycling and the Law

He’s a former Olympic cyclist turned attorney and author, and I’m surprised, his Bicycling and the Law: Your Rights As A Cyclist is a fun read! Why would I think otherwise? He covers so many great topics, we could chat for hours. He’s got the stories and the legal interpretations to go with them, like […]