VIDEO: Nice Penis! Naked Bike Ride Goes Balls Out

Depending on how cool your boss is, the following might be considered NSFW. Example: Personally, I consider it hilarious. Below is a short film I made when I happened upon the third annual Naked Bike Ride. There appeared to be thousands of naked people cruising down the street, literally clogging West Burnside. (I hear it was closer to 1,500.) It looked utterly amazing, dangerous, hard ...   More
Monday, June 16, 2008 Byron Beck

NYC One-Ups Portland As Place Where No Cars Go

Somehow, we missed this news yesterday, but it fits right in with our ongoing series on why Portland isn't as green or ambitious as it thinks it is: Which municipal decision is more bravely anti-automobile? Closing six miles of low-traffic streets in North Portland for six hours on one day this month (June 22)? Or, Closing seven miles of streets in Manhattan, including Park Avenue, for six hours ...   More
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 COREY PEIN

EPA Expresses Concerns About $4.2 Billion Bridge

The federal Environmental Protection Agency wants a lot more information about the impacts of a proposed $4.2 billion bridge on Interstate 5 between Oregon and Washington. Read the agency's comments, submitted July 1 here. Although the Oregonian editorial board rhapsodized on Tuesday about the prospects of the "World's Greenest Bridge," the agency entrusted with protecting the nation's environment ...   More
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Road Rage 2 - Car v. Bike

UPDATE—Here's the video of the cyclist clinging to the hood of the speeding car: [vimeo 1345931] Wow. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and last week's battle between a motorist and a cyclist may turn into an all-out war. This just in from the Portland Police: On Sunday, July 13, 2008, at 7:11 pm, Southeast Precinct officers arrested 21-year-old James F. Millican on one ...   More
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Another Blow To Cyclists: W. Offers His Endorsement

First the worldwide bad press for "bike rage," now this. From George W. Bush's interview Wednesday with the Bangkok Post and other Asian media outlets: President Bush recalls that he mountain biked with the Chinese mountain biking team, the Olympic team. This time around ''I'm going to mountain bike again on the Olympic course, just to get some exercise.'' The president, who made it clear that he ...   More
Friday, August 1, 2008 COREY PEIN

THE BURNING BLOG: More Men Without Pants

Day Five at Burning Man (read all Burning Blog posts here) BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada – A Burning Man Haiku Searing sun beats down Saline dripping from my nose A guy without pants —Ashland's Michael Kerr The thing most people love about Burning Man is the people. Nowhere on earth is there a more concentrated burst of raw creativity. And nearly every endeavor is undertaken ...   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Brad McCray

THE BURNING BLOG: Bad Men, Bikes and Boners

Day Four of Burning Man (read all Burning Blog posts here) BLACK ROCK CITY, Nevada — The Mexican Wrestling guy contorted his head and a voice came down from the sky. “I know where I can get a drink,” the voice said. Everyone in the group began looking at each other quizzically. “I'm serious,” the voice asserted. The words sounded like they had been spoken ...   More
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Brad McCray

PSU's Wim Wiewel and Sam Adams Get Chummy, Ride Bikes

Wim Wiewel, Portland State University's new president with the funny name (pronounced "Vim Vievel"), clearly did his homework this summer: On his first official day of work today, he rode his bike to campus and—for good measure—brought Mayor-elect Sam "Publicity Magnet" Adams along. Arriving at the reception to honor Wiewel's first day (and PR prowess), Wiewel looked fit in pleated ...   More
Monday, August 25, 2008 Tony Piff

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: Dew Underground hits Portland

Updated with event photos from WW's Jennifer Newsted: I suppose I represent the approximate target demographic for the Dew Underground action sports tour/contest/festival, hitting Portland this weekend. I'm white, educated, and youngish (28), with the scarred elbows and shins of a lifelong BMX rider. The amount of action sports media that I consume is enough to annoy my wife. And yet, when ...   More
Thursday, August 21, 2008 Tony Piff


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