Bike parking outside
the Tualatin Library.
Bike parking is a little tight in Portland. There’s a wait-list for bike corrals and anyone who rides has probably locked their bike to a sign post, at least once, when all the bike parking in sight was full.
As I’ve been traveling I’ve realized, however, that Portland has it pretty good. There are staple racks on most streets where customers need to park bikes and even Portland’s suburbs, like Tigard and Tualatin, have bike racks at many businesses.
Two other “bike friendly” cities I’ve visited seem to have it much worse when it comes to bike parking. Continue reading
My trip to Chicago is still nearly four months away but my mind is already racing with things I want to do during while I’m in town. It’s tough to get to know a city in just a few days but it’s always worth a shot.
When I visited Amsterdam and Copenhagen I only had time to experience a small slice of each city. A video I found recently via Classic Copenhagen made me realize just how little of Copenhagen, specifically, I actually saw.
It comes from CphCph, a group of folks who take gorgeous photos of hidden, buried, tall, and/or abandoned places hidden around Copenhagen.
Their images get me excited about exploring Chicago in May, and hopefully seeing Copenhagen again soon.
In Copenhagen, a land of modest grey and black bicycles, this neon fixie stood out boldly from the crowd. The paint scheme reminded me of a pack of Life Savers candies.
It also reminded me of another brightly-colored fixie I found in downtown Portland.
Beer and bikes go together like peanut butter and jelly, assuming you ride responsibly). A beer-vending tricycle in the Carlsberg Brewery’s museum is proof that the combination is no recent phenomenon.
If the tires hadn’t been flat I might have tried to ride the trike straight out of the museum and back to my hotel.
On the way back to our hotel in Copenhagen my wife and I spotted this large, solar-powered stereo hobbling along on a flat tire. The operator of the stereo tricycle was getting help steering and guiding the trike from a friend on foot.