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Team Beer Track Race
Here are some video snapshots from last Saturday's track racing (and John Howe's sugar shorts parade/race) at the Alpenrose Velodrome in Portland.
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Porltand Bike Rush Hour on Hawthorne!
PORTLAND, Ore. - I love collaborating with Clarence Eckerson, Jr. You may remember our Sasquatch video. We have a ton of fun talking shop and rollin' tape. In this video are cool bike wheels, Clarence, Greg Raisman, Elly Blue, and bikey SE people (plus a brief shot of the Disco Trike rollin' slow).
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The first time you visit Portland, Oregon, the gaggles of cyclists streaming over the Hawthorne Bridge during rush hour is a sight you will never forget. It's something other cities need to see and be inspired by.
On a recent vacation there, I couldn't resist cranking out a Streetfilms shortie, so I naturally hooked up with Crank My Chain's Dan Kaufman to capture the essence of the PM rush and talk to cyclists about what it feels like to be a part of the mass of cyclist humanity in Southeast Portland, Hawthorne corridor. As Greg Raisman from Portland's Bureau of Transportation pointed out: 20% of all traffic on the Hawthorne Bridge is bikes. And, Portland's number of cyclists has risen 600% in the last fifteen years and shows no sign of letting up.
Portland Real Estate Tour from BikeRealtor.com
Here is a video tour of the latest listing from BikeRealtor.com. It's in the Colonial Heights neighborhood in Southeast Portland, which is a great location for anyone wanting to drive less and live more.
Find out more at Bike Realtor.com!
Idaho 'Rolling' Stops for Bicycles in Oregon
Animation by Spencer Boomhower. http://boomhower.com
The Oregon Legislature is considering passage of a law that would allow bicycle riders to treat stop signs as yield signs. These "rolling stops" would allow bike riders to preserve some of the momentum they depend upon for efficient travel, just so long as they don't infringe on the safety and rights of others.
The law is based on one that's been successful in Idaho for the last 27 years, so it's come to be known as the "Idaho Stop" law.
There's some controversy - and whole lot of misunderstanding - surrounding the proposed Idaho Stop law. Spencer Boomhower ( http://boomhower.com ) does a great job helping clear thing up with the magic of animation.
Music: "Celebrated Shoo Fly Galop" by W.L. Hayden, performed by Lucas Gonze (soupgreens.com and gonze.com). Used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
Citizens Opposition and Alternatives to the CRC Rally
Sunday’s Citizen’s Opposition and Alternatives to the Columbia River Crossing rally felt like a sea change. Participants were we greeted by warm spring weather, excellent speeches, and solidarity in opposition to the I-5 CRC crossing as it’s being presented currently.
Several groups and governments from both sides of the river (and aisle) were represented and spoke to the large crowd at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Find out more at http://SmarterBridge.org
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Lifting the curtain
Portland's bicycle culture is awesome, but sometimes inaccessible for the average person who works 9 to 5 and needs to sleep at night. Thanks to Dan for producing some glimpses into what happens around town! My only complaint is that the show hasn't been produced for a while! Life brings change, I'm sure. Thanks for this solid run of video!
THIS SHOW IS SO GOOD THE ONLY WAY I CAN TELL YOU ABOUT IT IS IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS!!! ALL THE INFORMATIVE AND FUN BIKING VIDEOS YOU COULD EVER NEED, SUBSCRIBE RIGHT NOW, YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Politics in a Cycling Show?
This podcast is not about cycling, it's about political activism with cycling as a theme. But because people from the full political spectrum go cycling, not just left wing activists, it comes off preachy and patronizing. Most people who ride do it because they enjoy it, not because they think that cars are going to doom us all.
The podcasts ended abruptly last year, which is probably just as well.