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Old 06-29-10, 12:21 PM   #1
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Portland, OR Airport Bike assembly Area

The Portland Airport has just opened a room with a work stand and tools for travelers with bikes, here's the article.

Would you use this?

http://bikeportland.org/2010/06/28/p...on/#more-35768
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Old 06-29-10, 01:14 PM   #2
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what a civilized city
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So where's the nearest coffee stand?
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That's awesome. I would certainly use it if I flew into Portland, I always assemble my bike when I arrive at an airport, usually just in some corner.
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Old 07-01-10, 11:06 AM   #5
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Just another reason to give Portland the stink-eye. At least we -finally- have a light rail from the airport to downtown. (Seattle)
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That's awesome. I would certainly use it if I flew into Portland, I always assemble my bike when I arrive at an airport, usually just in some corner.
Yes, I frequently get a few curious onlookers when I take my Bike Friday out of its suitcase and start to assemble it and its trailer/case. Haven't flown into Portland, but I presume it has reasonable routes for biking to/from the airport. Quite a few airports are not very bike friendly and at those I sometimes hop on the first courtesy bus to some nearby hotel to do the assembly there.

But at an airport with good bike access I'd certainly appreciate having a place that's set up for convenient bike assembly/disassembly.
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Old 07-02-10, 11:20 AM   #7
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sort of cool. i guess.
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sweet but tough to drive an hour north to catch a plane for what would have been a 2 hr drive to the south
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Old 07-03-10, 01:06 PM   #9
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Awesome - as a frequent visitor to the states, I found Portland to be about the friendliest and most progressive place in the US. The only place I have been where homeland security were cracking jokes at the airport. Only a shame I did not have my bike with me!
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Old 07-03-10, 03:27 PM   #10
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Makes me wanna go to Portland... Freaking awesome.
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Way cool! Now if we could just get some other cities interested?
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