Thursday, August 14, 2008

Only three days left

Only three days left until I return.

A great couple of weeks at the coast, little time with the inlaws and now back to the war.

The minions have been busy but they do not tell me what they are working on. That's a good thing because I don't support a thing they have in mind. I don't even know their names but what they have planned should be awesome.

Well awesome if you love life more then bikes.

So to protect my job and family I will continue my new battle my way as the minions go their way.

I wish them luck..

see you in the headlines.

three days and I will be back to kick off the new push.

good luck bikers.

I would say you should be scared but by the way you ride I can see that nothing scares you.

I will post again at what I would like to call moments of victory.

No way you can all have as much fun as I am but you should try

Friday, August 8, 2008

WOW Police crack down in Rose Quarter Transit Center

Victory for me

WOW !!!!

I'm so excited to get home. Got my new cameras and my new Minions.

Will see how many headlines we can grab.

Oh joy of joys.

Get out your red spray paint

Portland is going from the best bike town to the front line is rolling back this bike madness. 


I can't tell you how excited I am

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Wow I'm growing 

I now have two minions. 

I'm no fool and I realize that if I do naughty things I could get in trouble so I now have two bad boys who will do naughty things all on their own. 

I will use the the great excuse of saying that I do not condone what they are doing however I understand it. hahahaha

The old radical apologist excuse for me please.

Because I have a life to protect job, income, family I will have to be careful.

These two minions are build like battlecruisers and have no life. They do seem to have a strong will to do wrong to bikers. I can't support them on their crazy ideas like blocking up the Hawthrone Bridge with slow moving walking people who will not yield to bikes. Or putting dead biker stickers on the seat of every bike they see I do understand their frustration.

Well I hope you are having fun in Portland... Astoria is great!

Be seeing you

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Letter to me? wow!

Here is the best example of the Emails I Have received.

I was saddened to see such time and talent spent on attacking biking in Portland. I too have had some bad experiences with bikers, drivers, and homeless people in the parks. However, for the most part I find both bikers, drivers and most homeless folks to be on the whole good people. I find that indulging outrage and hate is no substitute for a significant contribution. Why not stand up for something you believe in rather than focusing on what you hate?

Of course you're free to hate me too if you choose,


Saddened Portlander

Man this letter made me laugh so hard I almost fell out of my seat.

So I will give you some insight in to how I’m thinking when I receive my countless emails like this. Stick with me to the end it gets better as we go.

(I was saddened to see such time and talent spent on attacking biking in Portland.)

This is a simple statement that my opposition to the church of bike orthodoxy as professed by the Bikenazi’s is making her sad. Not much I can say to that, statement of fact, this person is sad

Now instead of telling what specifically I am saying to make her sad or addressing an error in what I’m saying they go on to give their experience that is really not relevant to what I’m saying but lets ride along.

(I too have had some bad experiences with bikers, drivers, and homeless people in the parks)

What can you say to something like this, I don’t think I have ever addressed homeless people in my writings but ok lets play along maybe she has a point here.

(However, for the most part I find both bikers, drivers and most homeless folks to be on the whole good people.)

After the emotional plea of I’m sad, after the common experience the best I get is they are good people?

Well here is the news train pulling into your station…..You can be Wrong and a Good Person at the same time. I know this adult concept may be scary to a person who sees all opposition as evil but a person may be good, smart, rich, poor, family person, helpful and still be wrong.

I have to say that so far there is nothing of substance here other then I make her feel sad. Let’s home the next point has more juice to it.

I find that indulging outrage and hate is no substitute for a significant contribution.

Lets look back in history…hmmm better use the US history.

US 1859-61
Orthodoxy- Slavery
Outrage- Harpers Ferry: John Brown and 21 men size federal arsenal and hold out against the US until taken and executed.
Reaction- most people were saddened but the Anti-slavery factions were emboldened by this action.

Fast-forward a hundred years latter

Orthodoxy- Vietnam war
Outrage- Protestors against the war?
Reaction- Most Americans were more upset about the protestors then the war until far late in the SE Asian Struggle

Orthodoxy- Jim Crow laws
Outrage- Marches! Strikes!
Reaction- people lashed out at the reasonable demands of those wanting the vote. They didn’t want the boat rocked because they wanted to keep things going the way they were.

Orthodoxy- War in the Iraq
Outrage- Many protest and marches
Reaction- Well I was there and there was not a lot of people other then the protestors that were happy early on.

So yes I use outrage. By outrage you mean standing up. By outrage you mean challenging the myopic Orthodoxy of the Bikenazi religions that

All bikers = good
Anything limiting bikers = bad
Anyone holding them accountable for their law breaking = hate

That is an Orthodoxy that must be destroyed.

Now that bring me to the ending… are you ready?

Why not stand up for something you believe in rather than focusing on what you hate?

Again this is a chuckle. How close-minded is this person to believe that there is no way some one could look at the facts and not be a “TRUE BELIEVER” in the Orthodoxy of BIkenazis. Obviously this person is thinking that this is fueled by some secret hate engine that stems from a bad encounter with a bike… HAHAHAh

Well I ride a bike and my opposition is based in facts and observation. I know to most Americans the idea of using logic and reason and science and observation is seen as voodoo. Look at the responses to my observations.

I sit at Rose Quarter and count bikers so I have an accurate number

People make fun of the fact that I have two hours to sit around and make observations. OHHHHH yes Observations and actually numbers are scary to this scientifically stunted. Yes better to pull numbers out of my ass like most bikers do, better to use no observation. Should we ban the use of observation?

So to make sure this is not simply an anomalous response lets look at other reactions to when I said I would be on a bridge counting how many bikers have lights and how many did not. I was again attacked for wasting my time.

Yes that’s right why use observation and facts. In fact most of those responding already had a response for the failure of bikers in that observation before I even did it.

If I wanted to draw a comparison between the close minded conservative Christians who also don’t like observation. “Spend 2 months on an island in the pacific and Darwin thinks were monkeys” sort of people. I could also point out that Conservative Christians also have a response for any observation results like the big bang, Carbon dating by saying “god made it that way”

And now for the last full line.

(Of course you're free to hate me too if you choose)

Once again this person cannot fathom anything but the Orthodoxy so there is no way any human being can logically oppose the true belief. Their world only makes sense if it’s hate, hate makes sense to them.

The fact that you can oppose some one or that they can be wrong and I won’t hate does not occur to her at all. This is like Christians ending by saying “Well god believes in your” or my favorite “I will prey for you”

An them


Saddened Portlander)

You should be sad not because of anything I write but because you can’t use reason for 5 minutes in a row to see that the Orthodoxy of the Bikenazi’s will cost more lives, bread more hate and resentment of bikers.

People of outrage will always scare the Orthodoxy of the Bikenazis. They will always scare those who fear observation and facts. It will always scare those who already have an answer before all the data is collected. They will be scared because others are not drinking their close-minded kool aid.

Well that’s done and now it’s time to hit the garden.

Oh sorry I know you will want to demonize me so …lets see

Oh yes well that’s done its time to go beat the kids.

Monday, August 4, 2008

First Red Lock

During my first week of biking I learned a lot. 

1. I still love biking

2. Portland bikers are even worse then I thought.

Nothing makes bikers more mad then physics. If you point out the obvious like cars are easier to see, or bike riders have no protection, they get all uptight.

On sunday I did have to take the 4 bus. The 4 went through my most favorite place the Rose Quarter Transit Center. Once again bikers ignored the "no bike" signs and the driver of the bus had to emergency break so as not to hit a bike in his blind spot. 

At the next light the bus driver open his door and in a nice tone told the two bikers what happened. They playfully said sorry not that "Wow you just saved my life sorry." Not the "Sorry I almost forced you to crush the life out of me by squishing me to pulp with a 20 ton bus." no this was the flippant light hearted "sorry" like you would say "Sorry my frisby went on your lawn" Or  "Sorry I stepped in your way going in the door."

Everyone on the bus laughed when they said "Sorry" 

The driver shut the door and said "Why do I even try, Maybe I should just let them die" I challenged the driver on this because no one should die. He said simply "You don't deal with them like I do" 

So here is a human that is so burned out with bikers that he is honestly starting to not care if they live or die. He was not born this way, he was made this way. How was he made like this? After talking with him and hearing about what he saw every day it was obvious. Bikes made him this way. 

Now every biker will say he is evil, but this is a guy who got out of his seat to help people in wheel chairs, or parents with kids or elderly with shopping. He sang and made all his street announcements so I do not feel he was evil at all.  But when it came to bikes he just didn't care.

Now I know most bikers will blame him but the sad fact the more bikers there are the more people will be just like him. Bikers in Oregon are so bad, Bikers in Portland are so horrible they are making otherwise caring drivers hateful.

Meanwhile on the other end of the four I found something very interesting.

I have a challenge for all you bikenazi's who think all bikers walk on water.  Watch the bike lane on the East side of the bridge. Then go to the West side where they have the new Green bikes lanes. Not watch them or video tape them and tell me.

Do bikers act different in either lane? one is protected one is open and does not share the new green. All bikers treat all bike lanes that cross the road as green lanes.  

So the other question I have is this.

Bikenazis ignore their fellows who don't have lights (Cost lives)
Bikenazis ignore their fellows who don't have helmets (Cost Lives)
Bikenazis ignore their fellows who go places bike should not go (Cost Lives)
Bikenazis ignore their fellows who don't even want helmets to be required (Cost Lives)
Bikenazis ignore their fellows who coast through stop signs and lights (Cost Lives)

But man if you say something like Green boxes are silly because 99% of the time their are no bikes and they hold up traffic. Can't make a right turn over a green box. so you have to sit there holding up cars, burning gas so some bike who could be there, would have the right of way if they were there.

If you say that does not make sense they throw a brain rod and call you names and fall back to the good old. "But were saving the Earth" shit.

So if Bikenazi's can want things that cost bikers lives, why can't anyone else? Why should we let this group of idiots who can't even stop at a stop sign decide what is right and what is wrong?

Go figure.

Oh by the way while on my bike I was almost hit by biker trying to get to PSU he ran a red light. moved from side walk to road to crosswalk what ever way was easier for him. I used my first red lock on his bike. I wonder what he will will think when he comes out and sees his bike locked up with my redlock. I need more of these, this was fun.