Cranksgiving 2014 Report: We Win!

Second year of smiles Cranksgiving started in NYC and now is held in over 70 cities – it’s a food-drive scavenger hunt on bikes. This is the second one in Portland benefiting Outside In, who have been helping Portlanders for over 40 years. Thirty-one teams Thirty-one teams brought back $1878 (!) worth of food and…

Ride report: Waterslide Ride

The first ride of the year was a hoot! I just got my Boombotix waterproof speaker in the mail, so we had tunes as we rode from Bikes For Humanity PDX’s headquarters to the Mt. Scott pool, through sleepy side streets strewn with Halloween fallout. The pool was fantastic – swam laps until I felt…

Surprisingly good: blueberries and corn

Looky here, person! This is a bowl of blueberries mixed with corn, and decorated with sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and ground flax seeds, like Nature intended. The berries are sweet, the corn is sweet, and the seeds provide a good balance of healthy fats, Omega 3s, and protein. A good way to start a rainy…

Dave’s Killer 2014 Donation: 140 loaves!

As part of this year’s Cranksgiving food-drive scavenger-hunt on bikes, Dave’s Killer Bread has gifted our beneficiary, Outside In, with 140 loaves of his world-famous bread – going beyond the 100 loaves they donated last year. We’ll be visiting the Dave’s Breadquarters out in Milwaukee again this year, to stock up on discounted bread and…

People I met last week: Charley

Who are you and what are you excited about? I grew up in a small timber town in the Willamette Valley called Dallas, Oregon. Dallas was a small town and my family had been there for generations. I moved to Portland when I was 23 and sold my truck and became a full-time pedestrian, which…

Join me for an angry moment

Angry at cars, let’s send them to Mars they take up way–far–too–much–room In those parking spaces, we could grow food by the cases just imagine the whole city in bloom Angry at cars, put them all behind bars they kill 30,000 Americans each year That’s seven thousand plus seven September Elevens thirty thousand, and each…