Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Take Off, Hoser!

EUGENE, Ore. – Dan deals with the aftermath of riding in the dunes as he readies his steed for Burning Man. A trip to Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life is required.

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Dune Cycle

FLORENCE, Ore. - Can a BMX bicycle roll down a sand dune? You know the answer already - but go ahead and watch anyway.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Start Stick Stopping

PORTLAND, Ore. - After a recent traffic ruling requiring bike messengers use hand brakes or “a stick” to stop a fixed gear bicycle, messengers and other bike activists gathered near the Vera Katz East Bank Esplanade to learn the braking skill of stick stopping.
For more background:
See the original story at bikeportland.org
And the video: Ayla Brakes at CrankMyChain.com

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Zoobomber Injured in Sabotage

PORTLAND, Ore. – A revered Portland bicycle activist was injured Sunday while participating in the ZooBomb. The cyclist came upon the wreck of another Zoobomber and was forced to bail out on Fairview Blvd just below Canterbury lane. The wreck he was avoiding was reportedly caused by sabotage. Watch the interview and hear his reaction to the situation just hours after extensive bone surgery. For more infomation see Jonathon Maus' story at BikePortland.org.
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Monday, August 21, 2006

Tour De Fat Bicycle Parade

PORTLAND, Ore. – So, some out-of-towners think they can come to Portland and tell us a thing or two about Bikes and Beer? Well, Portland wisely rolled out the welcome mat for another great bicycle party hosted by the New Belgium Brewing Company. Tom McCall Waterfront Park made a great location for the festivities, which benefited the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the Portland United Mountain Pedalers. Watch as bicycle revelers parade through downtown Portland.
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Friday, August 18, 2006

2006 Healthnet Portland Twilight Criterium

Portland, Ore. - Some of the nation's top professional bicycle racers competed for a $10,000 purse last Friday at the 2006 Healthnet Portland Twilight Criterium in the downtown park blocks.? Enjoy the thrills of this fast paced inner-city bicycle racing. Music by Six Fingers of Funk. *Click here to watch higher resolution QuickTime version*

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Quickening!

ALBANY, Ore.- I won't tell you too much about this intriguing 24-hour event taking place down road from Portland this Saturday because maybe YOU should not go. Judging from the video I "stole" from their website daggerattack.com, the Quickening is an underground cycling frenzy shrouded in dark mystery. I do know there will be hard rock bands, freaky bikes, and perhaps even blood sacrifice. Consider yourself warned.
So... if you are too scared of all that you can stick around stumptown and buy me a pint of Fat Tire at Tour de Fat, Saturday (video coming soon).
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mission Possible - Deepak's Bike Move

PORTLAND, Ore. – I received a note from a stranger in disguise: "Your mission, should you and your bike decide to accept it, is to help me move from my current apartment in Nob Hill to my new home in the Woodlawn Vortex." Is it possible? Can it be done? Yes, and what's more, it was FUN! We're movin' right along with Deepak, his "bikey" old friends and new, and the CrankMyChain! Battlestar*.
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Organization of the bike move was made possible by SHIFT
Shout out to Magpie Messenger Collective

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bridge Pedal Jams!?

PORTLAND, Ore. – Tens of thousands of Portlanders and tourists showed up for the 11th Annual Providence Bridge Pedal today. After 20,000 cyclists and pedestrians jammed the bridges last year, organizers promised ten bridges without traffic jams.
"With the assistance of both the City of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation, we have revised the start locations as well as portions of the route to minimize the chance of traffic jams during the ride."
Join Dan Kaufman as he takes out the CrankMyChain! "Battlestar*" to find out the truth with live action video and interviews with participants.
Music by Kukuva
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Not sure why, but YouTube version below isn't that clear.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Bicycle Race - Music Video

Watch as Queen's Bicycle Race is set to a silent movie of Scouts on bikes.
The video was shot and edited by Tom Kiwizzarrd from Worcester England. Here is his story behind the video:
"The local scout group commissioned us to come up with something
for their annual show, using Queen's "Bicycle Race" as a backdrop.
After watching hours of footage of Scouts on bikes and not really
knowing what to do with it, I started messing around with the speed,
which triggered the idea of making a 'silent film'."
Watch the YouTube video below or go straight to Kiwizzarrd's channel at YouTube for more of his music videos or visit him at myspace/kiwizzarrd.

Friday, August 04, 2006

TEAM CANADA and ZooBombers Go Shopping!

Enjoy Music by Show Me the Pink and the Lloyd Center in this a whole new way shop. Philmed and hosted by Reverend Phil as he rides along with our esteemed international guests, TEAM CANADA, and those crazy kids lovingly known as Zoobombers!
Thank you Rev Phil!
Thank you Show Me the Pink!
Thank you TEAM CANADA aka TEAM YVR, aye? - Hailing from the younger and more real VanCOUVer (not located in Washington State) & the Margaret Charles Chopper Collective aka mc3!
Thank you Zoobomers!

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Ayla Brakes - Fixed Gear Braking

Portland, Ore.--

Ayla Holland, a professional bike messenger and fixed-gear (aka - fixie) enthusiast was recently cited and convicted for riding a bicycle without a brake. On behalf of herself and fixie riders in Oregon she is appealing the decision. Here she demonstrates how she can be safe and abide by the law in this video exclusive for CrankMyChain!

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