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SE Portland reacts to bike share. There appears to be one person bitching about parking and lots of funny responses below. #biketown #portland #bicycles #cycling #bikeshare 
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Cars take up too much space in general.
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Here is a photo from a few weeks back showing what it looks like in Portland when large trucks drive through city streets in order to make deliveries. When they go to turn right, they wind up taking over much of the bike lane because there simply isn't space in the turn lane. Most drivers, like this one, are quite considerate about letting cyclists know what they are up to. Still, it can feel a little bit squeezed. #helmetography
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+Robert Clark I've noticed gravity has gotten stronger, too!
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Nice to see Portland stepping up and ticketing cars parked in bike lanes. Hopefully they will use the $6,640 revenue from tickets toward improving bicycle infrastructure.
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Well, +Jason Nielsen that's their problem. They shouldn't make it anyone else's.
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My boy border collie "Tank" is happy to trot along side the cargo bike ... our girl "Katy" kinda gets freaked out by the experience. As long as I keep the leash short it limits the ability for the dog to get a run up . 
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Backlit heel pedaling #helmetography
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Around the roundabout on Southeast Salmon #helmetography
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From a sunny day early in the summer: bicycle variety on the morning commute.
(Last bike photo from me for a while because I've run out - I will resume helmetography when I'm back on my bike again)
#helmetography #handlebartography 
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A present?! For ME?!!!? ;-)
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Issue 42 of Bicycles Times Magazine is out today and it contains an article I wrote about choosing a new bike saddle. Can't wait to get my copy in the mail! If they post the article to their website, I will share it here.
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+Jessi Lucas got my print copy today! 
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Stacks of cars from a clear bike lane #helmetography 
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round 'em up and send 'em back where they came from

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Totally out of order, to put it mildly! I hope no one was hurt.

My office building is fairly disgusting, but this is a particularly special moment. Good thing I love my job! 
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Well, they just found lead in the pipes in my building. Perhaps the water was so heavy the toilet couldn't cling to the wall. #science
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Flying across the Broadway Bridge #helmetography #handlebartography
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+Peter Warton and +Richard Masoner thanks so much. Trying to keep cheerful-I'm impatient.
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Portland is getting bike share this month – parking racks are being installed! #bikeshare 
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Orange! Whoop whoop.
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Year-round bike commuter in Portland, Oregon. Perpetually curious about humans, technology, transportation, the arts and the future.

I've been taking helmet camera stills of my Portland rides since May 2013. All #helmetography taken using a Contour Roam2 helmet camera set to intervelometer mode. The camera automatically snaps a photo every three seconds. I can only change the interval or switch to video by plugging the camera into my computer, but that has never been a hindrance. I usually wear the helmet camera pointing backwards. The camera looks like a cylindrical light, so most people don't realize that I've got a camera on my head.

I tried a GoPro Hero 4 because it offers 12-megapixel stills (compared to the Roam2's 5-megapixels), you can shoot photos manually as well as automatically, and you can change settings in the camera itself, on the fly. I wound up returning the GoPro because the quality of the photos was washed out and overexposed, even after I adjusted settings to accommodate sunlight. When sunlight hits the lens directly, the photos appear hazy and faded. I liked the ease of use of the GoPro, but the photo quality just wasn't good enough compared to the Contour Roam2. 

All my non-helmet photography is taken with either a Sony a5000 digital SLR or an iPhone.
Bragging rights
Helmetography blog at www.bicyclehead.com
Shelly helped me recover from a quadriceps and hip injury thoroughly and swiftly. She has given me the information I need to continue to work on my muscle usage and posture, and I feel well set up to move through my life with better habits and better musculoskeletal health as a result of her expertise. I have seen various physical therapists over the years, and Shelly is by far the most knowledgeable and helpful. In addition, her office is comfortable, pleasant and centrally located. I have never waited more than five minutes for an appointment to start, and the office staff is helpful about finding appointments that work for my schedule. Two thumbs up!
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Dr. Barreto is a terrific optometrist. He is excellent at explaining eye health and is a great listener, focused on understanding the needs of the patient before determining what kind of prescription they need. Eyes on Broadway is a lovely facility, clean, welcoming and comfortable. The staff is great - very helpful in setting appointments and helping the customer find the right frames. And the frames! Great selection. This is one doctor appointment I actually look forward to keeping.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Insultingly expensive mediocre to bad wine. We tried a Chardonnay, a Tempranillo and a Riesling. The first two were just okay. The Riesling was undrinkable (unanimous agreement by all four people who tried it). Beware of the first price on the menu, which seems reasonable for a glass, but is actually for a small taste of wine. The cheapest glass of wine is $13, and it's not a very generous pour. Too bad, as it's a cute neighborhood place that I was prepared to like.
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reviewed 5 months ago
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Everything about Cibo is just so right that I keep going back there. The food is terrific (excellent ingredients, expertly prepared), the service is excellent and the design of the restaurant is both stylish and relaxed. My favorites are the Insalata di Polpo (grilled octopus over fried potatoes and arugula salad) and the roasted cannelini beans. The pizzas are great too, and they make a fantastic hot toddy.
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