I just found out last night (Tuesday February 1st 2022) that former Portland mayor Bud Clark had passed away at the age of 90. A man best known before his two mayoral terms as a pub owner and the model of the (in)famous 1978 "Expose Yourself To Art" poster that may have hung in your... Continue Reading →
Pedalpalooza 2019 Preview
From the 2018 Remnants and Relics Pedalpalooza ride Hello all. You may have noticed a lack of posts lately. That's mostly because I've been pretty busy with planning bike stuff. Not just my own bike stuff (more about that later), but stuff for the greater bike community, meaning bike rides I lead. And no better... Continue Reading →
REMINDER: Remnants and Relics Ride is TOMORROW!
Hey folks! Join myself and Dan Haneckow, author of Portland Then and Now, for a history tour tomorrow of weird vestiges of Portland's past! Meet us at 2 PM on Saturday October 20th in front of the City of Portland: Archives and Records Management office at 1800 SW 6th Ave (at Montgomery). At 2:30 PM we'll... Continue Reading →
Remnants and Relics Ride, Part 2, Saturday October 20
I thought you folks weren't interested in history bike rides anymore! Then 50 of you showed up for my Remnants and Relics Ride during Pedalpalooza this past June, so maybe I was wrong? 😉 Anyways, that ride was a lot of fun, maybe too much, as we only managed to hit up the spots on... Continue Reading →
My Pedalpalooza Week in Review: Thursday June 21 to right. About. Now.
Last time I left you cool cats April and I had stumbled home from the Solstice Ride. It's been a busy week or so since then, since the Pedalpalooza excitement just doesn't let up. Here's the almost painful blow-by-blow: Thursday June 21st: Didn't do much as we were recouperating from being up all night. I... Continue Reading →
Don’t Know What You Got (’til it’s gone)
Oh Tom Kiefer, you are so right. I've been thinking a bit about the upcoming Palm Tree Ride in January. In the couple months leading up to the ride during my wanderings around town I keep my eyes open for new palm locations. This is how I have found all the palms for the rides... Continue Reading →
An October of history and presentations
Since I hopped off the Empire Builder at Portland Union Station that Friday morning three weeks ago, I've been immersing myself in as much Portland stuff as possible. Thankfully there hasn't been a shortage of cool things to do. Since I like history and all that business, I was happy to presented with so many... Continue Reading →
Yet another Thursday of Bicycles, but this time with the added bonus of Pedestrianism
I awoke later than I should on Thursday (it is my "day off", after all.) What should I do? I wanted to go see a PBOT (Portland Bureau of Transportation) Bicycle Brown Bag presentation on European bicycling infrastructure at noon. However, I had (have) plenty of art deadlines to pull off this week, so would... Continue Reading →