What: WEEKLY Yoga for Cyclists Class When: Every Wednesday night, 7-8pm beginning Wed. Jan 19th thru March 30th Where: Lakeside Bicycles, 428 N. State St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034 How Much: sign up for an 8 week session for $40 (that's only $5 dollars a class!) or drop-in rate of $8 per class; checks to be made out to Lakeside Bicycles Pre-registration is required; RSVP to Lakeside Bikes at 503-699-8665 or
Get your New Year and Spring 2011 training off to a ROLLING start. Come enjoy a Vinyasa flow-style yoga class and help restore balance in the body. Target key areas for cyclists to prevent injury, restore your muscles, and relax your entire body – allowing you to burn energy at a more efficient level. Focus will be on core, deep stretching and opening, and upper body strength. Flow at a deliberate pace with an emphasis on alignment and breath: modifications will be offered to accommodate all levels.
What to bring: yoga mat or beach towel, bottle of water, and an open mind.
Questions or RSVPs? Contact
or call Lakeside Bicycles at 503-699-8665.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Last Updated on Monday, 17 January 2011 21:40
Written by Matt D'Elia
Saturday, 01 January 2011 01:14
Apparently the gnomes who run our webserver starting partying a bit early this year. We apologize for the downtime. Kudos to Mr. Martin Obando for whipping them back into shape!
"On Your Left" Thoughts for December 2010, by KRhea
‘Tis the season to…not be changing flats in the rain
Boy oh boy do I hear that! Seems the mechcanicals are coming at a rapid rate lately on our Saturday rides. Seasons change, weather gets bad, rain starts to fall, the wind blows, the wonderful Oregon gravel hits the roads and flats, mechanicals and squeaky brakes aren’t far behind. Ya gotta love it…not.
Gordon did a primer in the last issue of Velocity concerning winter tips. Thanks Gordo! I’m gonna drop a few more “direct” tips that will help you protect yourself from the dreaded bad weather tire change or preventable mechanical.
1. Switch to more durable tires. It’s the easiest way to stack the chips on your side of the table when it comes to flat protection. If you have the choice, choose the folding version, it’ll make your flat repairs easier and quicker. There are great choices from a variety of manufacturers including:
Schwalbe Durano and Durano Plus
Continental Gatorskins, Gatorskin Hardshells and even GP 4-Seasons
Specialized All Conditions Armadillo & Armadillo Elite, All Conditions Pro 2 & Elite
BTA - It's Your Chance to Do Something, by Steve Brown
Written by Linda Jellison
Thursday, 16 December 2010 06:09
It’s your chance to do something.
Portland Velo members have an excellent chance to make cycling on our local roads safer.Who hasn’t been buzzed by a monster truck on a Saturday ride?Or nearly right hooked at a suburban intersection?Sometimes I feel it’s just a matter of time.
The BTA held its Annual Members Meeting at Madison’s East Wing on Tuesday, December 14th.Board members, staffers and BTA members gathered to enjoy some warm company and discuss the goals of the BTA and to receive member feedback.
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has renewed itself in 2010 with a new director, Rob Sadowsky, and an expanded board of directors including local favorites Kenji Sugahara (OBRA President), Rick Potestio (Cross Crusade) and Stephen Gomez (Nike and Nau).
The mission of the BTA is to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safer, more convenient and more accessible.This is measured in two simple ways.
1. Is biking as a percentage of total commuting going up?
...For PV members to "give back". In the spirit of the season, I'd ask that each member attending this Saturday's club ride (December 18th) to please bring one or more of the following items:
Any other non-perishable foods
Used, clean coats, blankets, gloves and sweaters
We all know it's that time of year when the weather turns frightful, cold, wet and the winds blow strong. We also know there are those among us who struggle to take care of, provide for and protect themselves and their families this time of year. It would be great for our club to "give a little back" to a community we "use" nearly every Saturday, Forest Grove. The roads around, through, up and over this community have been our "home turf" for 4 years or more. Donations will benefit the Forest Grove Family Resource Center.
It would be great if our club and our members gave something back to those less fortunate in this community.
Please, if you plan to attend this week's ride, take a bit of time and go through your old clothes, your old bedding, your cupboards and pantries and let's "give something back" as a club, to a community that gives something to us each and every week.
Thanks. Here's wishing you, your families and loved ones a safe and joyous holiday season. KRhea
Current weather forecasts call for the heaviest rain of the week tomorrow. Because of this forecast, and in the interest of our members' safety, we’ve made the decision to cancel tomorrow’s ride. Those of you who have ridden with our club over the past couple years have experienced what road conditions can turn to in western Washington county with every low spot becoming a 1’ to 3’ "mini-lake" across the roadway. Another challenge is severely reduced visibility during such a strong storm. Both of these factors combine to make for unsafe riding conditions.
Thanks for understanding our position and have a good weekend.
One last note, please join us for our “holiday ride” next Saturday, December 18th…There are surprises in store for good girls and boys…
Community Spin December 2010, by Sharon Fekety
Written by Linda Jellison
Monday, 06 December 2010 21:45
The SELLWOOD GAP is the only missing link in the 20-mile SPRINGWATER TRAIL that connects central Portland with Southeast Portland, Milwaukie, Gresham and Boring. Now Metro has negotiated an agreement that will close most of the gap that forces cyclists onto public streets through the Sellwood neighborhood. The route will trace the railroad tracks from SE Umatilla St. to SE 13th Ave. Metro is working with the city to determine how trail users will reconnect with the trail in the “three bridges” area at SE 17th Ave. Construction could begin in 2012, depending on when sewer work and intersection improvements are complete.
The EASTBANK ESPLANADE is the continuation of the SPRINGWATER TRAIL along the waterfront. On the floating part there are some steep bumps that have jarred bikes and caused injuries and bike damage. The installation of a new “ramp nose” with a shallower slope should alleviate this problem. The slope will be half as steep as before. Construction should be completed by the end of December.