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    Wow, that's a lotta bikes

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Every year, Portland closes down a bunch of bridges so cyclists can ride in car-free lanes. This year, bicyclists 17,000 attended. Holy cow. Today, I drove my car to work for the first time in about two months. I really didn't like ...

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    To the dogs

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Greg thinks it's sooo funny when I get freaked out by dogs chasing me on bike rides. I'll admit, there have been a couple of cases where my panic must have been pretty comical. Like the time the world's friendliest ...

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    Clouds. Rain. Nice weather for a ride

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Edouard made some great riding weather in Victoria this morning. The cloud cover kept things cool, and there wasn't much wind. Even the light rain wasn't bad. As I pedaled down Vine, I watched it bead on my arms and ...

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    Gender gap

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    I've been really happy to see lots of people on bikes the past couple of days. Last night, on my way home, I even saw a small herd of men on road bikes. The thing that has disappointed me is ...

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    Scamming the scammer - Finale

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Previously on "Scamming the scammer:" "Vivi," my new Internet friend, doesn't seem to recall the totally fictitious romantic relationship we had in high school many years ago. I toss out the names of some mutual friends of ours like Shirley, LaVerne DeFazio ...

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    Scamming the Scammer II

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Previously on "Scamming the Scammer:" "Vivi," a 29-year-old single woman from Washington state contacted me on a social networking Web site. Vivi wants to be my new friend but I am suspicious so, using the nom de plume "Ignatius," I ...

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    Scamming the scammer

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Today's posting doesn't have anything to do with bicycling. This is just something I wanted to share since it seems like we all receive junk e-mails at some point from scammers and spammers. The best response is just to hit the ...

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    Bicycle safety

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    Apparently, everyone is talking about it. The confident city cyclist classes mentioned in this WaPo chat sound like a great idea. Any local tips you'd like to share here?

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    House payment, car payment, bike payment

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    OK. I'll admit. I was drooling over the custom women's bikes made by Sweetpea Bicycles in Portland when I saw this really interesting program on their blog. A credit union that offers bike loans, much like car loans. Because, let's face it, are ...

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    Freshly wrapped handle bars

    By Bicycle in Bicycle

    That's what's making me happy this week. Seriously, if your handlebars are getting shabby, new tape is in the $20 neighborhood and totally improves your ride. I was also thrilled this morning to see at least two unfamiliar faces riding this ...

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