Is cycling worse for the environment than driving?
Is cycling worse for the environment than driving? The
theory I’ve heard is that cycling requires energy from food, which needs
to be grown, transported and cooked, and doing all that is worse t
Riding to the beach is easy, but it might make you hate cars.
They crashed through the rainforest like dinosaurs. A distant rumble, a whoosh, and more rumble,
before the creatures were gone and I could again hear my bike tires
roll softly along the edge of t
It is better to light one blinker than to be run over by a Hummer.
It’s dark here. This far north, your commute is guaranteed
to happen in the dark from the fall to the spring equinox, and our
dismal weather makes for less-than-ideal visibility much of the rest
A little regular care can save you an expensive trip to a mechanic.
If your bike is making ominous clicking, scraping or
creaking noises—or, worse, if you can feel the equivalent of those
sounds while pedaling—you need to take your bike into a shop
Coping with Oregon sunshine through trial and error.
It’s possible to cycle across town on the coldest, wettest day Portland has to offer without even the slightest chill.
I suspect it is,
anyway. Call me naive, but with an unlimited budget
Whoever said doing the locomotion was easier than learning
your ABCs—I’m lookin’ at you, Little Eva—wasn’t talking about biking.
Pedaling healthily and efficiently requires at least A, B
A practical guide to riding through Portland’s damp seasons.
The rain will stop. When it does, thousands of smiling
noobs will pedal shiny candy-colored cruisers and used mountain bikes
with fake suspension forks along our streets. They’ll ride to work a
In a reversal of the normal course of litigious events, a Portland bicyclist is being sued for allegedly hitting a car.According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, 28-year-old Diane Beaumont of Southeast Portland was biking at the intersection of Southeast Belmont and 11th Avenue on June 14, 2008.The suit says Beaumont collided with Christopher Schmidt's 2002 Volvo ...
A Portland cyclist is suing Bike Gallery, Trek Bicycle Corp. and a dog owner over a 2009 road accident.In a suit filed June 30 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, cyclist Michael Fitzpatrick claims he bought a Trek from the Portland retail chain Bike Gallery in 2006. The suit does not specify what type of bike Fitzpatrick bought or which of the chain's three locations he patronized.Fitzpatrick's suit ...
Here's a new skirmish between bikers and motorists: A Southeast Portland cyclist is suing a woman for opening a car door directly in her path, allegedly causing a collision and permanent injuries. According to a lawsuit filed July 8 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Kristin Ragnarsson was riding eastbound on Southeast Stark Street on July 3, 2008. As Ragnarsson passed the intersection with ...