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People on Bikes: Sunny and warm Waterfront Park

Posted by on May 1st, 2012 at 1:37 pm

See them in their full glory below…

Just over a week ago, Portland was given a sublime day of weather. It was sunny and warm. I didn’t even plan on doing a People on Bikes photo session; but as I rolled into Waterfront Park near the Steel Bridge and saw the amazing display of beautiful people rolling by, I couldn’t resist.

As I looked through the photos when I got home, what really struck me was the diversity of people and bikes. And I have to admit, the shirtless guys, the skirts and dresses, and the abundance of skin in general are also what made this session memorable.

As we wait for warm and bright days, hopefully the glow of the images below will hold you over…

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Indy
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Indy

I like how several of them are getting into their “wtf are you doing taking my picture” pose.

Nat
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Nat

Bare feet on 22, luv it!

cold worker
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cold worker

that makes me cringe, personally.

Scott
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Scott

I support the look #14 is giving you 1000%. That’s right, Maury Povich percentages of support.

CaptainKarma
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CaptainKarma

90% Portland palefaces, and I do mean pale.

cycler
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I love how #21’s tattoo matches her helmet. She should consider buying a lifetime’s supply of that style helmet.

Chris I
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Chris I

#19 might as well ditch the helmet.

Lynne
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Lynne

Hi #9!

Ryan Good
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Ryan Good

Hi, Lynne!
~Guy-on-a-bike

Will Vanlue (Contributor)
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You’re famous – again!

kittens
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kittens

funny how looking at strangers on bikes is somehow interesting to me. Also note the nearly complete lack of newer “dept. store” bikes.

A.K.
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A.K.

All those department store bikes are locked to every apartment balcony railing or basement pipe in town.

I sometimes think that beyond mandated parking spaces, the permitting requirements for an apartment building in Portland includes at least two locked up, rotted, rusting Magnas or similar.

oskarbaanks
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oskarbaanks

Actually within less than 20 feet in any direction of the spot where these photos were generated, are 10’s if not 100’s of folks pulling their life’s belongings around on bikes and trailers that are not considered “worthy”.

BURR
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BURR

What I saw on the Esplanade the last two weekends, especially near OMSI, was a hazardous mix of families biking slowly with small children and a bunch of NuFreds on their racing bikes for the first time this season zooming through them without any consideration. That’s a recipe for a serious crash.

El Biciclero
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El Biciclero

I see a few rear tires that look a little squishy…esp. #7, #34. Maybe its a shadow trick.

oskarbaanks
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oskarbaanks

In addition I see lots of ill fitting bikes.

Suburban
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Suburban

Fit is the number one over rated myth about cycling

oskarbaanks
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oskarbaanks

O.K. your right, what do I know?

bun
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bun

what does it really matter? low tire, loose chain, dept store bike, you don’t have to ride it…

oskarbaanks
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oskarbaanks

True.

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Also, note the relative lack of single-speeds… I count maybe 4 or 5, tops. Portland is a town where folks tend to like gears on their bikes… something about practical X utilitarian or something?

I’m guessing that a sample of 35 random bicyclists in Oakland, San Francisco, Brooklyn or Manhattan would have a much higher % of single-speed bikes…

scaryseth
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scaryseth

Thank you for another People On Bikes 🙂 Love the sampling.

Gracie
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Gracie

Love the lack of spandex. Is that real or photographer bias?

Kiel Johnson (Go By Bike)
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Kiel Johnson

Steve!

mpp
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mpp

I love how in #21 the design flows right from helmet to arm

DK
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DK

They all look like they’re speeding! 😉

Editz
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Editz

Rather eclectic mix of bike brands.

Su
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Su

If I’d known you were there I would have held my stomach in.
#33

PorterStout
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PorterStout

It’s always fun looking at the different mix of bikes and configurations that people use to make them practical transportation. What kind of bike is #27? I can’t read it, but looks like a nice commuter with a generator front hub and an internally geared rear.

Editz
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Editz

Appears to be a Trek Soho with those drum brakes nobody likes.