Mobile Social Portland 2010: Hero

We could be heroes, just for one day.

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Fixed Gear on the Wall

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F5 Bike To Work Day

Despite dodgy weather, Cascade Bicycle Club hosted another successful Bike To Work Day here in Seattle. Sponsored by Seattle-based F5, Cascade staff and volunteers manned numerous “commute stations” along popular cycling corridors and provided refreshments and mechanical help to enthusiastic cycling participants.

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Today is the big push for two-wheeled transportation, but remember the whole of May is Bike To Work Month. Technically speaking, I might not have ever participated in BTW Day. The last several years my work schedule hasn’t included Friday, so I haven’t ridden to work. Of course, I don’t own a car, so for me it’s kinda been “bike to work decade”, but with BTW Month in the bloom of spring, hopefully more people can initiate a change to include cycling as part of their daily transportation.

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Of course, once you ride “to” work, what are you gonna do after you punch out at the end of your work day? Why don’t you come to the Cascade BTW After Party in Ballard? There will be venders there to show off cycling products, pizza, and beer from New Belgium Brewery! Tonight 4-7PM !

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SPD Hassle

Walking back to the office I caught this Seattle PD motorcycle cop pulling over a messenger. As best I can tell the cop was writing him up for take a left across a double yellow (?). The cyclist was on 3rd and took a left and hopped up on the curb on the opposite side of the road. I’m not really sure what the correct move is there or why it’s illegal - any ideas? Maybe it was a helmet ticket since he only had a hairnet on? Who knows - but Happy Bike to Work Day from the Seattle PD.

I’m a big proponent of following the laws while riding, but this one wasn’t an obvious violation that I saw - maybe I missed something.

Boxcycles by Christiania Bikes

Will from Boxcycles wrote to tell us that

After years of saying no to anyone asking if they could import the bikes to the the States, we are starting a joint venture to bring the legendary bikes to the American market. we are starting a joint venture to bring the legendary bikes to the American market.

A small test launch will take place this summer and you are welcome to participate. Check their blog for the details.

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