One guy, who happened to be Asian, joined up the ride. He had a new bike, was sporting “all brand new stereotypical biker gear,” and didn’t really speak with anyone. Folks got suspicious and jumped to the conclusion that quiet Asian dude had to be an undercover cop trying to infiltrate them. In fact, in a blog post on BikePortland (which has since been taken down), publisher Jonthan Maus identified the mysterious Asian dude as Portland Police Bureau Captain Chris Uehara. He even posted side-by-side photos of bike guy and Capt. Uehara, confidently declaring that “the man in these photos appears to be the same man.” Asian guy. Asian guy. Absolutely, positively the same guy. No doubt about it. Wrong. BikePortland later acknowledged that the man was indeed not Capt. Uehara, but instead a man named Krisapon Chaisawa, a 35-year-old food server. He’s new in town and wanted to go on the ride to meet some people. People who ended up accusing him of being up to no good.
All Asian cyclists look the same (via iinventedeverything)
portland we see you
You’ll be hard-pressed to find any more liberal racist clique than a white radical bicycle clique. These are the colorblind racists who take great offense at political correctness and get indignant when their elaborate philosophical bullshit is called out as the simple-ass bullshit it is. China has been running on bicycles more than cars since the industrial revolution and these motherfuckers think they’re onto some new shit. The Pacific Northwest has historically been a region of heavy white supremacism, from the lynch mobs and Driving Out of the Chinese to the white supremacist survivalists, and the biking radicals fall exactly in line with that tradition.