Watch, listen, and conference with us for race #1 of the Cross Crusade at Alpenrose Dairy.
Is cycling going mainstream or just selling out?
Join the discussion/ride NOON TODAY here at CrankMyChain.com OR bring your bike meet us at Burgerville on Hawthorne Blvd.
I’ll be talking to Burgerville spokesman Jack Graves. From there we’ll do a gentle tour of Ladd’s while we interview Alta Planning’s Mia Birk about her upcoming book and preview tonight’s forum with David Byrne, Jonathan Maus, and Timo Forsberg (we’ll be giving away a couple copies of David Byrne’s new book to the first two web viewers to connect their video feed and ask for it).
I am trying to arrange some goodies from Burgerville for those who show up on bikes. If that falls through, I’ll buy you a hamburger or something. Vegan? That’ll be a future show.
The Flaming lips are shooting a video up in Mt. Tabor park from 10am-10pm. It’s a naked bike ride video. We’re hauling up the disco trike and setting up the live feed. Let’s hope we can get a good signal and not violate the terms of the Stickam service agreement to badly. Join in virtually and say hello.
Recording from the webcast – It’s very choppy because of our connection issues:
We had a blast up at Mt. Tabor park and it’s still going on (as far as I know). The broadcast was a surprisingly a bit choppy due to the location and we almost got shut down on Stickam.com cause we showed butt cracks on the first take. I thought that would be okay.
The ranger didn’t like the butt cracks either. He forcefully said, (and I’m paraphrasing), “put on bottoms or we’ll put on handcuffs”.
He felt that FL were pushing the limit of their permit with the park. Ya think?
I think if the city wants more Naked Bike Ride movies and the massive budget$ behind them they need to lighten up. Who hasn’t seen genetalia in the Portland park before, anyway? 😉 Eww, it sounds nasty that way. Well, it was actually quite beautiful today.
In the first scenes the band leader, Wayne Coyne, was carried around by (TEAM BEER) John Howe’s trike in a in a big plastic ball (fully clothed) above the crowd of 120 or so naked (and later topless) riders. I was concerned that he was going to roll off the zip-tied milk crates that were holding him up and down the hill, but several strong Portland Cyclists prevented catastrophe during each take. By the look on his face I’m not so sure Wayne was convinced of the safety on his self-designed contraption.
Wayne says he’ll get naked later in future scenes.
It was (and is) a perfect day for a naked bike ride video. You can still ride up and let the Flaming Lips exploit your body or catch the video at some later date.
Join us at noon for a ride with Ryan Hashagen proprietor of Portland Pedicabs and Icicle Tricycles. We’ll discuss his business and bike based businesses in general. We’ll also talk about his taxi permitting fight with the city. Of course, we’ll have music and videos to watch as well. It’s time to CrankTheChain!