Category Archives: Portland
The 2015 Portland Design Works Omnium

The fourth annual PDW Omnium took place on May 30, 2015 at the beautiful Alpenrose Velodrome in Portland. Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of track racing, eating burgers, hot dogs and ice cream floats. Big ups to Clint Culpepper and to all the racers for another successful year of the event.

Jul 20, 2015 No comments yet
The PDX Invitational is This Saturday
PDXInvit

Don’t have any 4th plans, but would like to avoid drunken crowds of people searching for fireworks? Maybe you’d prefer to be on a bike ride instead? Live in Portland? Well, if you haven’t heard of the PDX Invitational, this one’s for you.

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Jul 1, 2015 Comments are OFF
Merckx Mondays

“Eddy Merckx embodies that spirit of excellence…”

Last week was Eddy’s birthday and to celebrate this excellence, the folks at River City Bicycles in Portland made an homage video, showcasing their in-shop shrine of the Cannibal.

Jun 22, 2015 1 comment
The Athletic Has a New Website
TheAthletic

The Athletic in Portland has a brand new website, with extensive product photos, a revamped web shop and an online journal, featuring ride snacks and other observations. Head on over to check it out!

May 14, 2015 Comments are OFF
Shredwinning with Breadwinner Cycles
Tony, blasting the Bad Otis

“John, let’s just ride bikes, don’t bring your camera.”

I’ve heard it countless times and history has proven that no matter what, if I don’t bring my camera, I end up wishing I had. Especially when it comes to new trails. Extra especially when it comes to new trails in the Pacific Northwest.

On my last day in Portland, Ira and Tony from Breadwinner Cycles invited me on a Sunday afternoon trail ride, about an hour outside of Portland in the Brown’s Camp trail network. Up until that point, all I had ridden in the PDX area was Sandy Ridge and a few trails in Forest Park. Not exactly a sampling of the land.

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Apr 2, 2015 23 comments
Inside the Vanilla Workshop
Inside the Vanilla Workshop

Sacha White and the Vanilla Workshop has been around for over a decade and in that time, they’ve shaped what it means to be not only a frame builder in the US, but what it takes to be a successful brand. Whether it’s a custom, hand-built by Sacha, Vanilla frame or an in-house production Speedvagen, you’re going to get the best frame possible.

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Mar 31, 2015 15 comments
Ahearne Cycles 27.5 Dirt Tourer
Ahearne Dirt Tourer

Joseph Ahearne‘s bikes, like Curtis Inglis’ bikes, have always piqued my interest. There’s something honest, yet artistic about his designs. He’s not afraid to use a 1″ threaded steerer, curvalicious racks, or yes, a kickstand (Hey, made my job easier!)

This Ahearne Cycles 27.5 dirt tourer is currently parked in Velo Cult and it’s a glimpse into the future for what’s to come from the two brands. Velo Cult loves this bike so much, that they’re going to work with Joseph to develop a 26+ and a 27.5 dirt tourer production version. It’ll have many of the same features, but be a bit simplified to bring the pricepoint down.

When a bike like this happens to be your size, you take it for a long ride around the block to photograph it… As stated, this particular model (which fits like a 58cm) is for sale at Velo Cult and a new production version is on the way. Holler at the guys if you’re interested in purchasing either.

Mar 30, 2015 22 comments