Wednesday, December 27, 2006

2006 US Cyclocross Nationals

Providence, RI - Here is some footage of the Men's Elite Race from December 16th. Video by Colmeleon.

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

First place went to Tim Johnson. Local favorite, Mike McCormack, closed out his career by out-sprinting Jonathan Baker for second. See for more information.

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas - Santa is Walking the Plank

Yo, ho, ho ,ho! Hide the kids.

From the PDXK.TV vault with permission from Captain Bogg and Salty comes a rare live performance of this Buccaneer's Christmas carol live from Miz Kitty’s Parlour. Be merry, be amused, be warned!

PS don't tell Virginia.

PPS This ain't got nuthin' to do with bikes.


Friday, December 22, 2006

(Bike) Polo Invasion

Seattle, WA - Reverend Phil takes the camera up to Portland's Big-sister-to-the-north for a polo match. A bike polo match, that is. Nice Shot Man!

Music by Filter

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Trials of the Trails

Low volume please turn up speakers.
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The North Shore Mountainbike community work together to keep the mountains safe and environment stable for riders from all around the world. There is growing concearn that the Mountain biking is creating environmental degredation of the mountains.

Presented by VFS
Directed by Kevin Michael Martin
Produced by R Huston Tronnes

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

OHSU Tram Makes Room for Bikes

PORTLAND, Ore. - Posted by Jonathan Maus at

Yesterday I got a sneak peak at how bikes mix with the gleaming and futuristic new Portland Aerial Tram. Built by a cooperative effort between PDOT and OHSU, the new tram carries people from a new OHSU health center on the South Waterfront up to OHSU’s Kohler Pavillion.

I was joined by PDOT tram project manager Art Pearce, a rep from ODOT, PDOT bike coordinator Roger Geller, and volunteers from OHSU’s Bike Commuters Group.

Read the rest of the story at this Bike Portland link.


Monday, December 18, 2006

Can You Do This? MTB Stunts & Trials Biking

I know nothing about this video except that dude knows how to handle his mountain bike (more correctly referred to as a trials bike).
The band Cake provides the soundtrack.

Enjoy the cyclenography. Please try this at home and send me your videos.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Driving Test

Any Town, USA -
Take a driving test. What is your reaction?
Video Produced by Steev Hise. Thanks for the test, Steev!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Reverend Phil Trial Postponed

PORTLAND, Ore.- Reverend Phil's misdemeanor trial was pushed back today because another case preceded him on the docket. Jonathan Maus from Bike does a short interview of Rev Phil and his attorney, Stu Sugarman, to learn what lies ahead in this case.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Hood to Coast

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore.- Reverend Phil takes his Camera up the real big hill near Portland. That'd be Mount Hood. Looks like fun, mostly!

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Naked Justice for Reverend Phil?

PORTLAND, Ore.- I invited Reverend Phil down to the CrankMyChain Garage for a chat about his exciting hump-day ahead. First, FreeGeek a non-profit organization he is closely involved with is getting a Mayor’s award Wednesday.

Unfortunately, he won’t attend as he is being defended in a criminal trial stemming from an incident during the Naked Bike Ride last June. He is facing 2 and 1/2 years in jail if convicted Wednesday.

Please send letters to the Judge Albrecht and attend the trial to lend support to our bicycle evangelist Reverend Phil. It will start Wednesday Morning at the Multnomah County Courthouse (1021 SW 4th Ave.), room #406. There is a emancipation party after the trial at Roturre 3rd SE Pine. Live Music will include Matt+Kim, The Pharmacy, Show Me the Pink, and Here Comes a Big Black Cloud.

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Feel Free... Go Cycling!

Saddam Hussein goes for a liberating bike ride in this short bicycle propaganda piece.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

HiWheel Bike Crash

Extreme Cycling 1887 Style
Watch Video and Read Story

Watch as the legendary Jack Castor wipes out while riding downhill with his legs over the handle bars of his HiWheel bike. Castor has riden accross the US on a HiWheel bike and prefers to ride even the steepest decesents with his legs over the handle bars. Here is his rationale as quoted from

"Coasting the hills with the legs over the bars serves a
couple of purposes. It takes energy to pedal down the hill,
even when not resisting the pedals. Trying to retard the
bike with the pedals can really put the legs to work. On
the other hand, hanging the legs over the bars allows the
rider to completely relax the legs. They get a nice rest,
and are ready to go vigorously again. I have twice coasted
nine miles, and once six miles, on an ordinary. I find that
coasting legs over is the most pleasurable thing I do on the

In this case it was not so pleasurable. It seems the rubber came off his front wheel but take a look for yourself.

If you'd like to find out more about HiWheel bikes and Jack Castor be sure to vist

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

CX US Gran Prix - Stumptown Cup

Here is the US Gran Prix Race Redux I promised. You can see the first one, which combines some other events here. I wanted to concentrate more on cyclocross racing in this video. Thanks again to the Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers for the great sound track.

If you like the our cyclocross movies be sure to buy the DVD.

The DVD is only $15.00(+2.50 s&h) and you will really enjoy the higher resolution video and audio.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Off the Beaten Track

A teenage boy is cycling through a park, when he takes a turn into the woods and finds himself in a surreal mini-adventure.

This film by Leo Bridle utilizes paper cut-out animation, live-action scenes and keltic sounding music by Chien Bizarre.

Length: 2 min 6 sec

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Images from Krugers Crossing

SAUVIE ISLAND, Ore.- Not much racing on this video just a few shots that caught my eye from Kruger's Farm cyclocross race. I spent most of my time enjoying the crisp fall day with my son and watching him in the kiddy cross race. After a foot of rainfall the month before I had to get out and enjoy a day like this.

The dry weather was not enough to clear the slog, though. Many of the racers spent a lot of time on foot becuase the mud was so thik and sticky it would clog their tires and derailleurs. In the corn maze I came across one of the riders running the course with a toddler bike. Rumor had it that she even bombed down one of the pavement hills. Perhaps her next stop that evening was zoo bomb.

XC'06 DVD coming soon - order today!

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

ABATE Motorbicycle Toy Run

PORTLAND, Ore. - This site usually concerns itself with chains cranked by humans not engines.

But when I heard the clatter of motorbikes roar though the land
I sprang from the house with my camera in hand.

I saw outlaws and lawyers on choppers and trikes
and watched as they filled two city buses with toys for the tykes.

Then, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a chopped up hog, with Mrs. Claus on the rear.

With a white bearded driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

And to know that it was done to help the children at Shriners
Made the noisy spectacle all the more finer.

Yes, thousands of Harleys was a sight that was great
And we can all tip our hat to the folks from A.B.A.T.E.

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