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Mini Bike Olympics and “Ben Hurt” competition photos: Kinda wishin’ we were in Portland right now

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A tall bike rider travels along a trail during “bike bowling” event at the three-day Mini Bike Winter Olympics Sunday, Feb.19, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Instead of tossing a ball at nine pins, you hurl yourself and your bike against a huddle of plastic traffic drums, the tall orange and white ones used by road construction crews, during a three-day Mini Bike Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Mini bike rider Zach Rodenfels rides his bike into the Willamette River during a three-day Mini Bike Winter Olympics Sunday, Feb.19, 2012, in Portland, Ore. The water temperature at this time of year is in the 40s. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Hey, did you see the other weird, dolphin-related thing we posted today?

Zane Fischer, sits in his hamster ball bike before a “Ben Hur”-like chariot race at Chariot Wars during a three-day Mini Bike Winter Olympics Saturday, Feb.18, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Armed, variously, with all manner of foam-padded apparatus, at least five teams did battle on Saturday under gray skies for the pleasure of hoisting a three-foot-tall, homemade skull-bearing piece of welded junk, called the “Ben Hurt” trophy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Chariot riders battle in a “Ben Hur”-like chariot race at Chariot Wars during a three-day Mini Bike Winter Olympics Saturday, Feb.18, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Armed, variously, with all manner of foam-padded apparatus, at least five teams did battle on Saturday under gray skies for the pleasure of hoisting a three-foot-tall, homemade skull-bearing piece of welded junk, called the “Ben Hurt” trophy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Chariot riders battle in a “Ben Hur”-like chariot race at Chariot Wars during a three-day Mini Bike Winter Olympics Saturday, Feb.18, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Armed, variously, with all manner of foam-padded apparatus, at least five teams did battle on Saturday under gray skies for the pleasure of hoisting a three-foot-tall, homemade skull-bearing piece of welded junk, called the “Ben Hurt” trophy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Chariot rider Jon Penfold drinks from the “Ben Hurt” trophy following the “Ben Hur”-like chariot race at Chariot Wars during a three-day Mini Bike Winter Olympics Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Portland, Ore. Armed, variously, with all manner of foam-padded apparatus, at least five teams did battle on Saturday under gray skies for the pleasure of hoisting a three-foot-tall, homemade skull-bearing piece of welded junk, called the “Ben Hurt” trophy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Dan Oviatt, known as “Captain America,” rides his mini bike during a three-day Mini Bike Winter Olympics Sunday, Feb.19, 2012, in Portland, Ore. “Zoobombers” are known for riding pint-sized kids’ bikes at breakneck speed down steep streets in Portland. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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