In PDX today to get ready for Webvisions I ran into Julian with his prototype bike from his company Organic Bikes (organicbikes.com) outside Powell’s Books.
The bikes are made of aluminum lugs with bamboo tubing from a company in China that’s got a long history of making hockey sticks. By reducing the amount of metal used in the bikes they become more environmentally friendly.
Julian’s ridden this bike all over but honestly I think the rider’s just as interesting as the bike here. Where else but portland do you find a guy with blaze-orange hair, bright yellow hat and super-blue jacket riding on a bike made partially of bamboo?