Hello from Colorado! I’ve been there and back again, a full dance card with not nearly enough slots for everyone and everything dear to me. I took this photo and the one above at 44th and Tennyson, a gem of a neighborhood with many a fine place to eat (I had really good pizza and [...]
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June 19th, 2013
June 16th, 2013
After getting the new bathroom put to rights, I
June 15th, 2013
A pretty cool advertisement from SRT, Chrysler’s new performance brand that the Viper is now branded under: I want to go hug my Viper now.
June 13th, 2013
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin
June 11th, 2013
A reminder when handling fish, particularly bigger fish: always wet your hands prior to handling the fish…handle the fish as little as possible when removing the barbless hook…whether immediately releasing or posing for a pic, keep the fish low to the water so if, as above, the fish propels itself out of yo
June 10th, 2013
This week, TED’s summer conference, TEDGlobal 2013, kicks off in Edinburgh, Scotland. At TEDGlobal, the world’s innovators and thinkers gather to tell stories and share knowledge — it’s where disciplines and perspectives in business, technology, culture, and the arts merge and cross-pollinate, and
June 9th, 2013
HOLLYHOCK FOUND IN IRAQ NEANDERTHAL CAVE….SHANIDAR I can recall, as a child, my parents always had certain flowering plants in the yard (roses, fuchsia, foxgloves, azaleas and hollyhocks). I took a sample of seeds from my parents hollyhocks right before the property was sold off and put them into our garden. Now they
June 8th, 2013
I did a lot of that today. My seam ripper was my most used tool today.
June 7th, 2013
Where, exactly, do sharrows belong?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) There's an interesting, useful bit of transportation wonkery in The Bicycle Transportation Alliance's "Blueprint for World-Class Cycling" that came out this week: a visual guide to which sort of streets should get which sort of bike infrastructure. This is
We love how blogs give us glimpses into the lives and experiences of people all over the world. We also love how they offer opinion, analysis, and on-the-ground perspectives on current events that are impossible to get anywhere else. This week, three standout posts gave us both: What is Happening in Istanbul? Hundreds and t
Traditional dry fly patterns tend toward the lighter shades of brown, green and black into tan, olive, yellow or grey. Of course, those pattern colors work wonders but consider the darker color…black too. On bright skied days try darker silhouettes to get a rise. Filed under: fly pattern, flyfishing, Photography Tagge
Check out the great job opportunities were posted to our Job Listings this past week... Marketing AssistantBicycle Mechanic/Salesperson Cyclery Bike Mechanic/Service Writer - Abraham Fixes Bikes LLC- Cyclone Bicycle Supply For a complete list of available jobs, click here. If you'd like more information about the Bik
The inimitable Phil Sano.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) For some people, the connection between bikes and sexuality starts and ends with 5,000 nude bodies at this Saturday's World Naked Bike Ride. For seven years, the man who created Bike Smut has been proving that those people aren't thinking nearly big enough. Next Wed
June 6th, 2013
The bathroom project is nearly finished and there will be photos in due time. Suffice it to say that I love the result, but the mess was getting to me earlier this week. The chaos and noise of saws whining and workmen hammering and dust flying does wear thin. On Tuesday we were all a little of sick of it and Marco, who stay
For Portland bike lovers, the Pedalpalooza Kickoff Parade is the gathering of the tribes, and also the time to start planning your month.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
On this shared street in Rotterdam, cars are "guests" and bicycles have priority.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland This is part of ongoing coverage of the Green Lane Project/Bikes Belong Netherlands Study Tour. Of all the cities I'll visit on this trip, Rotterdam is the most comparable to a large American city. As such, the
At an open house Tuesday night about rethinking the street, there was only one type of bike infrastructure on the menu: White paint.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
If you haven’t been watching Orphan Black on BBC America, you really should check it out. The first season recently concluded and it’s by far my favorite show currently on television. Really innovate premise and the starring actress, Tatiana Maslany, is incredible to watch at work. I won’t go into too much
It’s Thursday, and you know what that means on WordPress.com: new themes! Today we’d like to introduce you Trvl. Trvl is a tumblelog theme that’s all about blogging. With a beautiful and simple design by Danny Cohen, Trvl puts your posts front and center. Literally. It supports a variety of post formats to mi
As of Thursday morning, the weather forecast for Saturday night is 68 degrees with zero chance of rain.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
You who never arrived in my arms, Beloved, who were lost from the start, I don’t even know what songs would please you. I have given up trying to recognize you in the surging wave of the next moment. All the immense images in me – the far-off, deeply-felt landscape, cities, towers, and bridges, and [...]
With 257 different bike rides and events in the next 23 days, it's geospacially impossible to keep up with the world's best bike festival. But here are some places to start.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
June 5th, 2013
Recently, I was honored by Elsa Elskerarvid when she nominated me in her blog for the Most Influential Blogger Award. Takk Elsa for din type nominasjon av bloggen min. Jeg liker dine vakre ord veldig mye! As you may no doubt know, there are usually a series of questions that reveal some aspect of the […]
A three-year-old experiment that distributes unclaimed bikes to low-income kids in Milwaukie has taken root, with the help of Milwaukie's police and Sellwood shop The Bike Commuter.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
Door Yellow Breakfast Sweetness “Make something pretty while you can.” … For this project, I and my fellow bloggers explore: What makes a community? What makes my neighborhood different from others? What makes this place similar to the others I love? Kelli lives in New Jersey with her dog, Willie Nelson Ma
June 4th, 2013
The state's bike advocacy group chose 16 "almost metaphorical" projects in four categories. Oregon's leading bike advocacy group has named sixteen projects in four categories as their top bike infrastructure priorities for the region. Released Tuesday, it's the first update of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's "Bluepri
The driver of a pickup truck whose illegal right turn led to a bike/truck crash last Wednesday has been cited for two traffic violations typically associated with $695 in fines, Portland police said Tuesday.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
They're not afraid to try new things in Den Bosch, and it's paying off in more ways than one.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) 'Lekker Fietsen' is a promotional slogan used by 's-Hertogenbosch, a town about 60 miles south of Amsterdam. It means "Nice Cycling" and today we found out there's plenty of that in this charming tow
The past several months, we’ve highlighted a number of sites that use some of the popular free themes available on WordPress.com — Oxygen, Bueno, and Sight to name a few. Visiting a site is a bit like walking into someone’s house, and as you poke around, you’ll notice someone’s personal style
June 3rd, 2013
This smooth, wide and direct cycle track leads from downtown Utrecht to a large housing development.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The secret to success of cycling in the Netherlands is their practical approach. Somehow, while the United States suffers from a car-centric transportation and road design culture, the Dutch