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Local biker chronicles his commute

Posted by on June 23rd, 2005 at 1:57 pm

Local commuter John Beaston loves his commute and his city. Over the past year, he has ridden his bike to work 99 times, and snapped a photo of the same spot each time.

He shared his just finished photo gallery, “A year of morning commute pictures” with me the other day and I thought I would pass it on to you guys.

Here are some comments from John about the photos:

“99 days” represents how many times I actually managed to bike commute over the last year. After moving to NPDX I’d been commuting the route (NPDX to Beaverton) for a few months and I remember thinking one day about how beautiful the river is no matter what the weather and what a wonderful job Portland has done to celebrate it downtown. I was struck by how it changes from day to day and season to season. I’ve always loved time-lapse photography and I guess I was inspired by the “A Year in the Life of….” books and websites. I decided to give it a shot and see what came out of it.”

I think it’s a beautiful statement on bikes and our city. I’m glad you’ve taken the time to put this together and If I had the connections and/or money, I’d help you with that book deal!

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