Find Your Village

How I Found My Village

Riding in Portland is frustrating. Lots of people drive really aggressively; there aren’t that many bike lanes, cycle tracks, or quiet streets; and people you don’t know sometimes shout hurtful things at you. But riding connects me with my neighborhood. Riding connects me with things going on around me. It helps me bump into friends …

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Under a Bridge, Down by the River

Over the weekend there was a test of the lights on the new Tillikum Crossing, which will ferry TriMet’s Orange Line across the Willamette starting next fall. The will be the last time the lights will be on until the bridge opens, so I had to go check it out. Kind of Blue by Prudent …

Garden Kona

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The Cargo Cruiser has been sidelined by a bent metal thingy and a clickity-clickity noise, so I’ve had to make some errands with a trailer. It turns out it’s pretty easy. Recently I pulled off four missions with the trailer in one day. Three are pictured below, while one is not because the details of …

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This Year’s Cherry Blossoms

It’s become a yearly tradition of mine to get a picture, or few, of the cherry blossoms around Portland. This year, I took the phones and then they sat around on a memory card for quite some time. Now, finally, here are my favorite pictures from 2014’s bloom, including a fun portrait of my “new” …

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Use Protection

You probably don’t need another argument in favor of physically protected space for people riding bicycles, but here’s one anyway: