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Title Pedalpalooza 2005 kicks off with a bike parade
 
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Description Pedalpalooza kicked off it's 2005 bicycle celebration with a bike parade. At its max, the parade had 160 cyclists participating. Most people were costumed and had their bike decked out in fabulous decor provided by the nice people putting on the event. <p>The bike parade today left NW 10th and Johnson after gathering folks together and having them pimp their rides with everything from tinsel to flags. The parade route was planned by the organizers and apparently permitted as well.</p><div align="right"><a href="http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/06/319134.shtml"><b>read more >></b></a></div><div class="feathead">How can we make cycling more sustainable?</div>on my way to bed tonight, i am thinking about a longer-than-usual bike ride i'll be taking in the morning for a visit to a naturopathic doctor. i find myself grateful that the longer ride does not entail, like a car trip would, concerns about whether there's enough gas in the tank. i'll check the tire pressure before i go, and see if the chains need lube, but that's about it. however, the thought occurs to me now, as it sometimes does, that bicycling instead of driving has still not freed me from consuming petroleum and that a future with much less of it that's more expensive will definitely affect me and other cyclists. <div align="right"><a href="http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/06/318942.shtml"><b>how can we make this better? >></b></a></div>
 
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