“Are Portlanders as Pretentious as They Say?”

Out on a tour today, someone asked me an atypical but poignant question: “Are Portlanders as pretentious as people say they are?” It’s very true that they, whoever ‘they’ are, like to say that Portland is the land of hipsters–of mustache donning, skinny jean wearing, pretentious hacks. This is the reputation that we’ve been blessed … More “Are Portlanders as Pretentious as They Say?”

Six Months of 650b: Velocity Blunt SL rims and Compass Babyshoe Pass Tires

I started cycling regularly when I moved to Portland three years ago and, for most of that time, I rode around on 700c wheels. But, I outfitted myself with my ideal wheel size about six months ago: the lesser-used 650b. The most popular wheel sizes of current bikes are 700c and 26″, with 650b being … More Six Months of 650b: Velocity Blunt SL rims and Compass Babyshoe Pass Tires