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Portland really knows how to stick it to the man sometimes. I adore this Twitter feed, sad and ridiculous as it is. Enjoy. 
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It's a poem about low level violence.
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Happy rainy Friday from Portland. I'm really digging +Southern Culture On The Skids' new album Electric Pinecones. Here's a video of one of the tracks. 
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+Chris Pacey thanks Chris! Have an awesome weekend.
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This seems like a great idea. It would speed up bus traffic, reduce the interaction of cyclists and buses and hopefully reduce crashes too. I don't quite understand why it should cost $2.6 million, but I am in favor of the changes.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is seeking $2.6 million for the project in a fall budget adjustment. The funds would also pay for a traffic signal in downtown Portland, designed to ease traffic on the west side of the bridge.
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Repaving is what, $1 Million per mile? This is cheap!
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I'm waiting for the bus in the morning sunshine listening to this Detroit Emeralds track when a filthy man in dirt spattered lavender pajama bottoms scampers by the bus stop chattering to himself and swigging a beer. He stops only to puke hard into a garbage can, takes another sip of beer and keeps running along. #portland
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I'm a 60s babe, so I remember them well. They got a lot of airplay in Glasgow. Favourite would be "Feel the need in me".
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Waiting for the bus this morning. The shadows are getting wistfully long. #notabicycle 
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I told you guys Winter was Coming! 😁
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Since I've been off my bicycle, here's what I've experienced on my bus commute. #strangerthanfiction 
This summer I injured both hands and arms in a tussle with a piece of stubborn office equipment. Unable to comfortably brake or shift gears…
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French, I am sure just knowing Cabernet Sauvignon won't be enough. Piles of money. Failed. 
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Today I went to Seven Corners Cycles and test rode a Specialized Roll and a few other bikes. I loved the Roll immediately. The frame geometry and the big tires feel great, and the height of the handlebars relative to the seat feels really good on my hands and arms. The saddle is an ass hatchet, but that can be replaced. I am considering getting a slightly fancier model with hydraulic brakes and a better drive train. I think the hydraulic brakes are more smooth to operate and can be ratcheted back to fit my hands better. I hope to start riding a little bit on the weekends, and eventually get back to commuting full-time. A lot of it depends on how well my hands and arms continue to heal while I ride. But, there is no way I can stay off bikes much longer and remain happy. Feeling more excited than I have in a long time.
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+Aixe Djelal​ that bike looks HUUGGE!... I like the orange and the low step over suits it too. I was really impressed with the shimano hydros on my Fat bike they stop the thing better than any brake system on any of my bikes 😊
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Good deal on these sweet deerskin gloves of all different colors. I love my blue/purple ones. My only quibble is that the piping around the edge is painted fabric, not leather, and it wears a bit. Still, I think they're well worth it, especially at this price.
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+Jeff Lesperance that's a nice glove photo, showing the older ones for reference. Do report back whether your hands look embarrassed like +Ben Folsom's after you sweat in the red ones! 
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#temptationtuesday   It’s a foggy day at the bus stop, and a guy who looks like an ex-surfer turned full hobo rides up to me on a bicycle that's too big for him. He’s got a lone stowaway dreadlock sticking off the back of his head. He asks me how my day is going, and I say great. I ask him how his day is going and he says pretty good. He’s looking for a girl who lives on the street. He feels sad for her and wants to give her $10 and some stuff, but he can’t find her. I tell him not to worry, she’ll turn up again, and it sure is nice of him to think of her. He says “thanks, you have a great smile and you made me feel better.” He asks if I’m going to work (yup, I am). He pauses a beat and offers “well, if you want to quit your job and come with me, that’d be cool.” I thank him kindly, tell him I’m going to go ahead and go to work. “Think about it some more,” he says, and rides off down the street, going the wrong way into traffic. #portland  
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+Aixe Djelal Just do like the talking heads in the media and on the campaign trail; Make stuff up!

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This poor cyclist got her face bashed in by some evil asshole with a rock. I just donated to her Go Fund Me site for medical expenses, which will not be trivial. 
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"Better than a cable lock" is half a step better than saying "better than nothing." I guess if this lock deters one unprepared thief, then that's something. I only hope it offers more than false security.
OTTOLOCK™ is an all-new cinch lock for both cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts who need a lightweight, compact, and secure solution.
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Anyway it seems to be pretty nice secondary/low risk lock.

Looks more convenient and definitely more secure than typical cable. I would prefer key mechanism though as combination locks are often easily picked and this one is probably not high grade one.
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We went to the Belmont Street Fair. Not pictured: Namaste Integrative Medicine booth next to the Damsels in Defense booth selling pink stun guns. America the Ridiculous, left coast edition. #portland
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Ha ha +Aixe Djelal! I've spent enough time with you to know you're a super kind person. Politeness is mostly about conforming people's behavior to accepted norms. Which is over-rated IMO. :)
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Introduction
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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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
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 - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 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.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 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.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago