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  • verb Present participle of portage.

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Examples

  • By the way, while you may not want to actually read my book, I would point out that it does make for ideal pretentious front rack "portaging" material:

    BSNYC Road Dairy: Westward Meh

  • This one survived, though, thanks to his owner's well-honed "portaging" technique:

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • Cyclocrossers and the pretentious in other words, everybody in Portland refer to the act of lifting a bicycle in order to clear an obstacle as "portaging," but to the rest of the world it's simply "carrying."

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • And speaking of "portaging," it seems that some sort of "bicycle guru" is walking around the East Village while "portaging" a frame:

    Fully Loaded: Excessive Packaging

  • Cyclocrossers and the pretentious in other words, everybody in Portland refer to the act of lifting a bicycle in order to clear an obstacle as "portaging," but to the rest of the world it's simply "carrying."

    Weight of the World: Shouldering Burdens, Rationalizing Decisions

  • Other participants were simply happy to get into their aerobars and make repeated attempts at the land speed record for child "portaging:"

    BSNYC Road Dairy: Belated Birthdays and Happy Returns

  • This one survived, though, thanks to his owner's well-honed "portaging" technique:

    Making A Point: Paint, Sponges, and Determination

  • As I must regularly visit the off-site storage area where I receive bulky parcels, house my ironic intern Spencer Madsen, and store canned foods and Snapple in preparation for the Apocalypse, the Big Dummy has already proved itself to be quite useful for what the pretentious mistakenly call "portaging" and what I prefer to call "shuttling crap."

    Fully Loaded: Excessive Packaging

  • In it, you'll not only see a brakeless fixed-gear bicycle used as a prop, but you'll also see a model "portaging" it in such a manner as to get drivetrain grime all over his salmon-hued fleece:

    Backwards and Forwards: Old Socks, New Hat

  • Certainly there's nothing wrong with dainty townie bikes, or with load-"portaging" tiny or otherwise, but I do think it's a shame that track bikes have become mixed up with these things.

    Sexy and Bold: Life on the Street

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