Alt Bike Culture Chopped, dropped, stretched, lifted, and otherwise cut up and put back together. The art and science of choppers, cruisers, lowriders and the vast world of mutant bicycles.

Today in Portand...

Old 06-09-05, 11:24 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
randya's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in bed with your mom
Posts: 13,696

Bikes: who cares?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Today in Portand...

I rode in the Pedalpalooza opening parade with 150 other cyclists, including at least four tall bikes, the red shoe bike, a swing bike, choppers, minis, and a bunch of other cyclists. Two weeks, over 100 events! If you're here, be there!
randya is offline  
Old 06-10-05, 05:45 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I was in Portland 2 weeks ago for a long weekend
The most civiliized city I've been to ever. People stopped for YELLOW lites. Peds had right of way, bike lanes everywhere, saw 100s of bike riders,the downtown nicer than any other downtown,and the old houses and the rhododendrons were blooming.... a show in themselves. GREAT coffee everywhere.PLUS there was an REI store, nearest one to where I live now is 600miles away.Went in and thought I had died and gone to heaven. Drove up to Mt Hood on a Saturday Morning, lotsa white stuff someone said was something called snow(?), very cold though and folks were fooling around with somethings strapped to their feet, long, narrow going downhills fast so they weren't snowshoes
Saw a guy riding on the way to the mountain. all wrapped in warm clothes pedaling up the long grade on RT 26 maybe. on my return trip someone had stopped and offered him a ride and they were loading his bike into the rear of a pikup.
Seemed like a nice place to live
Travelinguyrt is offline  
Old 06-10-05, 03:35 PM
weed eater
Patrick Barber
weed eater's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 888
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i can echo travelingguyrt's sentiments. we spent a week in PDX in march, tooling around on rented bikes and being impressed by the bike network, other cyclists, and the city in general. even the drivers were polite and.

pedalpalooza sounds like a complete blast. i am envious. have a riot good time!
the day job. | the urban homestead.
weed eater is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.