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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 [… Read More]
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, [… Read More]
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 [… Read More]
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 [… Read More]
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 [… Read More]
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 [… Read More]
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?
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 [… Read More]
Ten bucks extra for this snazzy license plate; proceeds split between the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Cycle Oregon.
This is not your neighborhood bike store! Consider the keys to starting a high-tech online store: a business plan, certainly, venture capital, maybe, but this operation literally started as a garage operation. Today he operates a number of online retail sites, so you’d think it was all well planned out, but he’ll describe how instead [… Read More]