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Our bodies, our bikes

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The fifth issue of Taking the Lane is in the works, and should be out in mid-December. You can pre-order it here. Writing submissions have been rolling in, ranging from a short, sweet, hilarious paragraph to a touching and fierce personal essay to pointed thoughts that I transcribed during a conversation with a friend too […]

Bikenomics zine cover

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My house is full of friends cooking and eating. There’s an amazing pie, an adorable baby, and good conversation to be had. But I’m sitting here at the computer writing about how to internalize the externalities. I took a break to show you the front cover that Joe designed today. Wait til you see the […]

Taking the Lane #4

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A quick post because I really am too busy to blog. But wanted to show you all that one of the new zines went to press on Thursday. Joe sat down before breakfast and made the cover: You can go ahead and pre-order this one.

Real books are just hotter

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Just came across this sweet article by someone who works at one of the last big independent bookstores standing about the need to counter the seductive advertising of e-book readers and remind the world that real books are really freaking rad. His advice: Publishers should tantalize consumers by evoking books’ sensory pleasures: the smell; the […]

A video tour of the bike dance movement

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I’m writing about bike dance teams for one of my upcoming zines. I keep wishing I could include video clips in the zine — it’s a limitation of print, but one of the bonuses of having an accompanying blog. Here’s a selection that spans the wide and fascinating variety of what’s going on out there […]

Crowdsourcing the revolution

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Bike economics, the book -- almost

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Over breakfast a couple of weeks ago, I decided in between coffee refills that I wasn’t done thinking or writing about the bicycle economy yet. I’ll make it into a book, I decided. The book itself is still a ways off — in the meantime, though, I’m remixing the best parts of the ten columns […]

PDX by Bike flight check

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The process of starting a business must never be entirely straightforward, but Meghan Sinnott and I are taking a particularly circuitous route to launching PDX by Bike, a resource for helping visitors to Portland discover the city by bicycle. Our partially web-based business, even after months of preparation, doesn’t yet have a website. But the […]

Coffee and zines

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These are the basic components of what I’m getting ready to mail out to seven of the backers who funded the third issue of Taking the Lane zine via Kickstarter an embarrassing number of months ago. Way back when I was planning the project, I asked Charlie Wicker of Trailhead Coffee Roasters if he wanted […]