Category Archives: Bicycles and transportation.

Winter Cycling: Rain Capes and Contact Lenses

The challenges to winter cycling in the Northwest are primarily copious amounts of a) rain and b) darkness. For the past fifteen years, my solution to the rain has been the usual one: a bicycle-specific “breathable/waterproof” rain jacket, and, when … Continue reading

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Eastside Egg is ready to roll . . . finally!

It was almost a year ago that our chicken co-op, the Eastside Egg Co-operative at Zenger Farm, began its volunteer operations. A lot has happened since then, and the general consensus is that co-operatively tended chickens are a heck of … Continue reading

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Vélocouture

Patrick and Holly heading out to the annual Alice B. Toeclips awards ball and auction. Portland, Oregon. I started a group on Flickr recently called Vélocouture. I was inspired by the wardrobe_remix group, a place where people post their daily … Continue reading

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A Good Solstice to All

I know that part of why I felt warm riding home, despite the dropping mercury, was the casual, friendly human contact of all of our interactions over the afternoon. Good people, doing what they do well, stopping to talk for a moment, making light in the dark. Continue reading

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Popular Peoplemovers of Portland

It’s a good time to be a transportation geek in Portland right now. Over the past few months, we’ve witnessed the completion of two landmark pieces of transportation infrastructure: the OHSU tram, and the Three Bridges project. The OHSU tram … Continue reading

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Bikes at Work

For the practical cyclists among our readers, check out the review Patrick wrote about our Bikes at Work trailer over on the Bicycle Fixation web site. The BAW is our favorite hauler of cargo, and this article tells you why. … Continue reading

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Bicycles needed for a car-free existence

This is not really a list of bicycles. It is a list of the roles that bicycles need to play. Each bicycle will provide many of the below functions. For example, my fixed-gear bicycle provides me with roles 6, 7, … Continue reading

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