Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland | Taking the Lane

Five years and a few weeks ago, some guys came by my office to see if they could interview me for a documentary the next day. I said sure. Then I didn’t show up. Fortunately, they were persistent and came by again the next day, and I sat in front of their camera for an hour and looked into the filmaker’s unbelievably distracting blue eyes and told my story of being involved with the demise of Portland’s Critical Mass.
The filmmaker was Joe Biel, who agreed to go on a date with me shortly afterward and has stuck around through thick and thin ever since. And the documentary is called Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland and it’s having its Portland premier screening at the bikey Clinton Street Theater on May 23rd from 7 to 10pm. I’ll be there for a Q&A along afterward along with some other folks who were interviewed in or involved in the production of the film.