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Fire-biking the Fourth

Posted by on July 5th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

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Ethan Jewett in a blaze of glory.
(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland)

We hope you’re enjoying the long weekend. And how was the Fourth of July for everyone?

We had some fun at a neighborhood party where fireworks, patriotism, and bikes combined in wonderful fashion.

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See you back here on Monday when your regularly scheduled bike news will continue.

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  • Anne Hawley July 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Great pictures, and the first one is particularly spectactular!

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  • Dwaine Dibbly July 6, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Fire plus Bikes. What could be better?

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  • I thought Ethan was all about preparing for disaster… Not creating them! :-) Looks like fun!

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  • F.W. de Klerk July 7, 2014 at 8:05 am

    While I appreciate celebrating our nation’s birthday, I do have a problem with giving more money to China for fireworks and then trashing our environment with them. Rode through a bunch of spent fireworks in the bike lane just this morning. Probably will never get cleaned up either.

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    • Alan 1.0 July 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Fireworks paper debris is unsightly and a nuisance, but then there are the residues spewed into the air, across the land and into the water…

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  • Beth July 7, 2014 at 8:49 am

    We had one of the nicest celebrations ever. My sweetie, who is not much of a bicycle rider due to deteriorating joint issues, agreed to go on a neighborhood ramble with me early in the evening before the noise and mayhem got well underway. We rode from Woodlawn to the far side of Cully, did a big loop, admired home edible gardens and chatted up their gardeners along the way, stopped to pet a couple of friendly dogs, and finished up at a gelato place before riding home. Speed and distance did not matter, and we were remind once again that you’re never too married to go out on a date now and then. Lovely.

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