A Perfect Bikey Portland Day
If you’re following us on twitter (@pathlesspedaled ) then you already know that we participated in a quintessential Portland bikey experience – the bike move. We heard about it yesterday from our chance encounter with DonnaB and it sounded like a fun thing to do. She told us that they usually started with breakfast and ended with beer – who can say no to that?
So at 10:45am-ish Laura and I rolled up to the apartment of a complete stranger ready to move his stuff by bicycle. In no time, every manner of cargo bicycle showed up from an Xtracycle, a pair of Mundos, a CETMA front loader, a recumbent trike with a trailer, work bike trailers, etc., It was a utilitarian cyclist’s wet dream. Among the people there was Jeff Mapes, author of Pedal Revolution, a book that I was reading on the train! What a small world.
As advertised there was some breakfast, there was some moving and there was some beer (Lompoc – an IPA and a red). We met some fun interesting people and we really felt at home. What a great group! We’ve only been in town for a day and a half and we’ve had some great conversations with people. Ah, Portland, we will miss you!
Curt Dewees August 2, 2009 at 8:58 am
Thanks for helping me Move By Bike, Russ! It was fun meeting both of you and showing y’all how we roll here in Portland, Oregon.
(PS. Dear Reader: That’s yours truly in the last photo above, showing off my new house key.)
Jack August 2, 2009 at 10:27 am
What a wonderful idea! An opportunity to meet new friends, get some saddle time and help a neighbor all at the same time.
You’re off to a great start.
Ben August 3, 2009 at 8:19 pm
Hey thanks for coming and for the great video — nice job! Great pic of me on the trike; can I get a copy?
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Fiona August 5, 2009 at 3:25 pm
What a great blog entry:) You should for sure post a link to it on the Utility bike sub-forum on bikeforums.com
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Did you get to check out the CETMA much? I am so excited to get mine!!!