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Cargo Dog (wittco posted on August 2nd, 2012 )

Asa & Bleu

Bleu sits smugly on the pallet of a cargo bike with my son, Asa. It was not always that way for Bleu. We adopted Bleu last year, and he is a wonderful addition to our family.

We were new to dog ownership and relatively clueless. However, we knew we would make many visits to our local dog park (Alberta Park) so Bleu could play with buddies. We also knew that we would get there by bike, cargo bike. Read the rest of this entry >>

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DRTpdx 2012 Invitation (wittco posted on June 4th, 2012 )

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Joe Bike * Xtracycle * Skedco * Yuba * Metrofiets * Splendid Cycles * Pedalpalooza * Velo Cult

Join us for …
Disaster Relief Trials
June 17, 2012
10 am – 6 pm
Velo Cult
1969 NE 42ND AVE
Portland, ORE
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Laundry Day (Dave Feucht posted on May 4th, 2012 )

Laundry day

We have a small laundry room at our apartment complex, which usually is sufficient for day-to-day laundry, but every now and then we get lazy about doing laundry for too long, and we build up quite a mass of stuff to wash. In situations like these, sometimes we prefer to take all of it to the laundromat and just get it all done at once.

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Not owning a car, our options are either to walk the half-mile to the laundromat, carrying all the laundry – or much better, just strap the laundry basket to the front rack and stuff the panniers. Plus then the laundry gets some nice, fresh air on the way back home!

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It’s also handy that the laundromat is right next to a delicious Cuban restaurant (Pambiche), within about 4 blocks of two chocolatiers (Alma and Missionary) and across the street from a great pizzeria (Dove Vivi). Plenty of options for lunch or a snack while you’re waiting for your laundry.

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In any case, having ‘ordinary’ bikes that enable us to do things like this is very handy. We never go about our daily errands wondering if we’ll be able to carry what we need to, it’s never been an issue. Just hop on, go, and get it done.