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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Any day now

Wonder how long it will be before some Portland hipsters decide that a pair of training wheels sets them up to ride their bikeys on the MAX and streetcar tracks.

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Hey, there's a solution for the railroad trail out to the coast. When no trains are scheduled, just let people use these and pump old-timey handcars. I'm sure the FRA wouldn't mind.

What are we waiting for? Let's just give them the Nobel Prize in Science now.

And the best part is that it doesn't look dorky at all.

Any way we can convince the hipsters to use these on an active rail line? Then we would have fewer hipsters.....

At least we now have a Plan B when the street car goes belly up. They have these really cool electric bikes these days...I'm not kidding.

I'm sure some of the hipsters have already been doing it on the Tillamook Line...not like there's anyone out there to stop them. Or the western end of the Astoria Line...or Rex Hill. Lots of remote places, no patrols whatsoever, no trains...

Silly kid doesn't realize that the baseball card is supposed to rub against the spokes and not be stuck IN the spokes.

Before I even followed your link, my mind drifted off to this famous scene.

Sorry, I meant this one.

Railbikes have been around for well over a century. The downtown library has
a great book about them from 1996.

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