Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 8th, 2008 at 10:10 am
As many of you who already know, all sorts of interesting things can be seen while riding around a city.
I’ve been trying to snap photos of random sights on the bikeways around Portland more often. Here are three things that caught my eye in the past few days…
I spotted this woman and her child (didn’t actually chat with them) crossing N. Interstate Avenue this morning. The bike looks like a Haley Trike — in fact, I think I’ve ridden it myself (small world!). What I love about this is how it captures so many things: taking your kid to school by bike, using a cool trike to do the job, and of course, mixing it all with politics. Nice.
And then there’s Jon Paglia, A.K.A. “Dutch”. I rode by him over the weekend while out riding with my family. I met Dutch a few weeks ago when I accompanied him and a few other thrill-seekers on my first experience with Gravity Biking (full story soon).
In the photo above, Dutch is rolling what looks to be a freshly painted tall-bike (love the gold!) and I bet he’ll be riding it in the St. Johns Parade on Sunday along with a few of his “North Freak” bike club friends.
This is Martina and Karl Fahrner in Southeast Portland last Saturday. Martina is one of the co-owners of Clever Cycles. She was riding this awesome Kidz Tandem, made by Brown Cycles in Grand Junction Colorado. Juli and I are thinking that tandem will be our next family bike purchase so we stopped and chatted about it with her. We’ve got to schedule a test ride!
That’s it for now. I’ve always got my camera in my pannier (or on my back) and I’ll be sharing more scenes from Portland’s bikeways in the future…Email This Post