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    Ragin' Cajun Southernwayfare's Avatar
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    Portland, OR - Bike City USA

    Portland gets bicycle props in the NYTimes

    I'm not sure if that link is working properly but its to the NYTimes video page..
    "But I believe in this and it's been tested by research; he who f@#%$ nuns will later join the church"

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    darpa urban grand challenge huh?

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    not actually Nickatina andre nickatina's Avatar
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    Funny how our local "alternative" (read: wish they were as cool as the Portland Mercury) newspaper, Williamate Weekly, just did an article on how Portland is not as much as it's cracked up to be because two people died recently in bike-car accidents, and how we can do things better.

    Here's a very relevent excerpt worthy of its own thread:

    12. BUST BAD BIKERS
    The stereotypical bad biker is an overgrown adolescent riding a brakeless bike, blowing through stop signs at night, with no lights, listening to an iPod, with an American Spirit in one hand and a can of Pabst in the other.



    If you see this person, call the cops.
    Who the hell drinks a beer while riding a bike? Maybe after, maybe before, but in the process of? Thanks for the cheesy stereotype, *******.

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    i think it was a joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    i think it was a joke?
    It was in the newspaper... it can't be a joke. It can only be fact.
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    not actually Nickatina andre nickatina's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    i think it was a joke?
    the stereotype of people drinking and smoking while riding brakeless bikes is a joke, but the part about calling the cops is for real. if you read the rest of the context of the article on williamate weekly's website, you'll see that it's an entirely serious editorial on how to improve bicycling in portland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
    Who the hell drinks a beer while riding a bike?
    Guilty.

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    i'm bummed because i wish i was at stumptown belmont so i could be in the picture on the front of the ny times today. decent article though.

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    porrrrrttttllllannnnddddddd

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    It kills me to be 100 miles south. I miss riding in portland, however I think that the same appreciation for the sport carries itself throughout the valley. Eugene has a similar feel just full of way more moron college kids swerving and wandering aimlessly. That and it's eugene, not up to snuff but still a blast at times.

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    ^ ^ ^ I'm in the same boat as you buddy. My feelings exactly: bike newbies are hard to deal with in masses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delicious View Post
    porrrrrttttllllannnnddddddd
    Quiet, Florida boy.

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    I can hardly stand to read either of those papers anymore, its been awhile since I've read anything worth a ***** in either one.
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    was this really the most popular NYTimes article, or did we just do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by CF4L View Post
    It was in the newspaper... it can't be a joke. It can only be fact.
    hahahahaha... aaahh. Priceless.

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    WW sucks.

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    I thought Davis CA was Bike City USA.

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    Philly Iz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    I thought Davis CA was Bike Theft City USA.
    Fixed that for you
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    Originally Posted by Cynikal








    Au contraire, monsiuer.

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    Now people from NY who are too afraid to bike in their city will invade ours.
    Is it just me or have the NY papers been infatuated with PDX this year? Ive heard of several mentions of it in their papers.

    Pretty soon that whole small close community feeling will be gone when all of us who live have to move to gresham or troutdale when the rent keeps going up.

    Oh and the Mercury did have a bike article following the WW one. Though a week late, rather than simply regurgitating what the Oregonian said the Mercury tried to aid the biking community by naming the most dangerous intersections, which will hopefully be improved before too long.

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    No one's going to move to the burbs if they have any interest in getting around the majority of the time by bike, the sensible idea is moving to North Portland or somewhere still in teh city itself but not the expensive areas. Probably why most bike messengers I know of live up in NoPo or NE.

    Either way I highly doubt a good bulk of New Yorkers would fit in in Portland at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
    Who the hell drinks a beer while riding a bike? Maybe after, maybe before, but in the process of? Thanks for the cheesy stereotype, *******.
    Expect a beer holder on the 2009 Specialized Langster Milwaukee.

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    its funny. i'm in that video.

    anyways, no worries about people comming to portland, they will all move downtown and nw. certainly not to N or NE which is the only place i'd like to be anyway.





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    Portland is a great city for biking. The paper should have asked that you call the police when you see NAZI BOB in his suv or pickup running red lights with a beer in one hand and a Doral 100 in the other.
    Quote, originally posted byDeathhare lol cool. wanna touch ball sacks?

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