Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's official, Portland rocks...

By virtue of my not-so-official blog-o-meter, I'm proud to declare Portland the bike mecca of the world, followed strangely enough, by Singapore. Of course, this declaration is based solely on readership of the BikeLemming and nothing else, so it could just be that mainly readers in Portland and Singapore enjoy the type of drool I spew out. Undoubtedly it is further complicated by the fact that my clone lives in Portland and any day now plans to eat me, assume my identity, dispose of my derailleur in a non-incriminating way and move the rightful location of the lemming from Pottawatamie to Portland, thus completing the circle of life.

Until that happens just remember, if you have an uncomfortable confrontation with a surly walker on a bike trail who, when he is in his car calls you Lance and yells at you to get off of the road, but then on the bike trail tells you that you're going too fast with walkers around, it's only appropriate to say, "aren't you supposed to have your dog on a leash" when there is a real dog along, not just a significant other.

5 comments:

mellowvelo said...

Well, I wish I lived in Portland, but here's a shout-out from a Texas fan.

BikeLemming said...

And a great one at that, congrats on the wedding!

Richard said...

I've been to Portland and absolutely agree with your not-so-official blog-o-meter. Portland is an amazing place that is miles ahead of any other US city in bicycle commuting. You really should get up there and experience it for yourself.


http://www.virgin-vacations.com/site_vv/11-most-bike-friendly-cities.asp

http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6610,s-2-18-17077-1,00.html

Nick said...

Just to go out on a limb. New England is quite better. Less rain, more roots, hills and rocks. Did I mention the weather? (minus the multi month snow fest)

BikeLemming said...

Richard, I do have to get up there and experience it for myself.

Nick, New England is nice, I'll agree.