Sunday, March 04, 2007

OHSU Tram Jack

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Before Oregon Health Sciences University wrapped up the last of it's free Tram rides in Feburary the Zoobombers decided to run Pill Hill once more. This time the the iPod was jacked into "Dead Letter" Ben's rolling sound system and the sound system jacked into the Tram. Some folks really liked it others were concerned. But the scene eddied and flowed like car wash water rolling on dry pavement until the final pool cascaded down through the west hills neighborhood and somehow found it's way back down through and under the freeways to the tram landing pad.

Anyone for a ride back up? This time you'll need to bring four greenbacks or, better yet, bring your credit card and invite the zoobombers.

Music: Callin' Out by Lyrics Born

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chariot Deth Match

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PORTLAND, OR - Another quickie from Mini-Bike Winter IV. This time it's a chariot battle in an abandoned building. I am going to bring it down to ACME Food and Drink for IT Night. Tonight's theme: Post-Apocalyptic.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Atomic Cupcake Challenge -MBW IV

A young man and zoobomber nicknamed Cupcake has a standing challenge at the Minibike Winter festivities... and a few brave souls stepped up to ride their bicycles into the February superfunded waters of the Willamette River.

Thanks to modern technology Midnight Simon, and BikePortland we have video. Check out Midnight Simon's Blog for a great post on all that was Mini-Bike Winter IV.

Rumor has it that a film crew may have captured some of the insanity -- stay tuned, I may be able to get my hands on that footage, too.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Mini-Bike Winter IV - A Taste

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Let the Games Begin and enjoy just a bit of Friday and Saturday's MBWIV festivities! For more information visit and stay tuned for more coverage from CrankMyChain! Cycle TV.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Mini-Bike Winter IV - Getting Ready

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We're ready to roll with the new theme music and opening credit sequence for Mini-Bike Winter. Our man-on-the-street interviews show the johnny q is ready too! Shout out to Last Regiment of Syncopate Drummers for the Rhythm. Visit for more details.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Mini-Bike Winter IV - Promo

PORTLAND, Ore. - Reverend Phil hosts this short promotional piece which shows the anticipation, training, and a just a taste of what is to come at the fourth Mini-Bike Winter. MBW is an Olympic style festival of fun and freaks in Portland, Oregon. For more information go to or the MBW forum.

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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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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bikes, Dancing, Mud, and Drums

PORTLAND, Ore. – When I started doing this bike vlog this summer I was afraid I’d run out of things to cover during the rainy season. Well, I was wrong. This weekend the Sprockettes hosted several bike events starting with a Dance Party Friday night that had bike dance teams (The Sprockettes, The B:C:Clettes, The Brakes) and live music including one of my favorite groups, Show Me the Pink. I missed Saturday’s events because I was working in Miz Kitty’s Parlour. But Reverend Phil has some videotapes from Saturday's events.

Sunday the USGP of Cyclocross came through town with some of the top riders in the world. The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers, rowdy fans, and hottubbers greeted them. Later that night the Cross Crusade held their awards party which was also very entertaining and included the LRS Drummers, along with fire dancers from Atyerre Vision, and acrobats from the A-Wol Dance Collective.

I took me a day just to recover from this rainy weekend version of Burning Man done Pacific Northwest style. “Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart. You just got to poke around.”

This is a quick montage some of the weekends bike events. I plan on doing more with the USGP race footage and the Sprocettes weekend separately.

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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
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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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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Portland Police and Zoobombers - Rock Rebel Roll

Zoobomb is a weekly bike event in Portland. Zoobombers take the light rail to the Washington Park Zoo and "bomb" down through the Arlington Heights neighborhood on various types of bicycles - especially mini-bikes. Zoobombers also take on the daring descent of Hwy 26 (a freeway section where bicycles are allowed). After a bomber wiped-out on Hwy 26, aka Hellway, Portland Police felt the need to check up on these bicycling insurgents and here is some of the video they captured set to the Rebel's Original "Rock Rebel Rock".

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Monday, October 31, 2005

ZooBomb - Halloween Bomb

Join Dan Kaufman as he straps a camera to his kid's bike and follows these cycling insurgents as they climb to the zoo and descend through the hills of Portland, Oregon.Watch Quicktime Video.

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