Future Cycle: Small Town Revival (of 24 : 3) A Morning’s Ride Away

You want to go on a bike ride with me, don’t you?

It’s 7:30 in the morning.  We meant to leave earlier but  there were tires that needed pumping . . . Son’s bike helmet . . . water bottles.  But now we’re ready to go.  The morning is still fresh and we have sunshine for the first day in years . . .

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Pedaling into Portland, I imagine  — with such energetic glee — myself living there, the wonderful smells of restaurants, the shops, pedestrians and cyclists and people sitting at sidewalk tables.

But wheeling home at the end of the day, I am so glad I can pedal into Portland for a day-cation, but come home here to rest my weary head where all I smell is the drying grass hay and all I hear are birds.

what MAKES it | BREAKS it

  • + splendid day-cation possibilities in close-range
                      • – bike lane (westbound) out of Portland, between St. John’s bridge and Linnton is far too narrow
  • + and biking to get there
                      • – camping trailers, big semi-trucks far too close to bike lane in that narrow section
  • + bike lanes along Hwy 30 mostly clean of debris
  • + bike lanes feel safe to ride
  • + the regional organic, local scene
                      • – coveting thy neighbor’s farmer’s market
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