October 14, 2017 CHRIS KING OPEN HOUSE AND BUILDER SHOWCASE

Join us for our annual Open House and Builder Showcase! We’ll have food and drinks, and a plethora of custom bikes on hand. We are also offering the chance to see where our parts are made on a rarely offered shop floor tour. Allied, Argonaut, Breadwinner, Caletti, Crema, DeSalvo, Moots, and Seven will all be…… Continue reading October 14, 2017 CHRIS KING OPEN HOUSE AND BUILDER SHOWCASE

Sugar Wheel Work Classes

I just ran across these classes at Sugar Wheel Works in Portland. I often build wheels in the summer as I repair the winter weather damage and I am still learning so these look pretty interesting   Sugar Wheel Works is proud to offer free clinics to help you get to know your wheels. Each…… Continue reading Sugar Wheel Work Classes

Portland to the Coast by Bike

Portland to the Coast by Bike ROUTE 1 – To Astoria via Vernonia ROUTE 2  – To Tillamook via the Wilson River ROUTE 3 – To 3 Capes via the Nestucca River For additional information on routes and conditions for cyclists between Portland & the Oregon Coast, consult the Oregon Bike Guide & the Oregon…… Continue reading Portland to the Coast by Bike

Strava Surprise! Your Personal Data Is Not So Personal

From ReadWrite.com, I was fairly surprised to find Portland purchasing my data.  In the old days of the Internet one asked and folks contributed.  how long until this is fed directly into the “machine” for “public safety” and bikes are tracked, just like cars.  Nitwits. You can be forgiven for believing that your personal data…… Continue reading Strava Surprise! Your Personal Data Is Not So Personal

Interactive Map Tracks Portland Bicycle Maps

Article from KATU PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland cyclists have a new tool to examine the safety record of city streets. A new interactive map from the MIT Media Lab tracks the 1,085 bike crashes that happened in Portland between 2010 and 2013. The numbers show some of the city’s busiest streets are also the ones…… Continue reading Interactive Map Tracks Portland Bicycle Maps

How a blue light can keep cyclists from seeing red

From OregonLive Q: At the intersection of Northeast Sandy Boulevard, 57th Avenue and Alameda Street, the eastbound traffic signal has a little bright blue light just to the right of the red light. Just what is the purpose, function of the blue light? A: As if that six-way interchange weren’t chaotic enough, the Portland Bureau…… Continue reading How a blue light can keep cyclists from seeing red