Local biker chronicles his commute


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!

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at maus.jonathan@gmail.com, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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SCOTT MIZEE
5 years ago

Jonathan, do you have a copy of the route that John used to ride each day? I tried googling it, but was unsuccessful.