A few shots out the window flying to Folsom this morning.
While strolling downtown Portland with my sweetie, I snapped the architecture. The PECI Building1 caught my eye.
Waiting for my food, I snapped a shot of the glass divider.
My July Bicycling Accomplishments
- This wasn’t much of an accomplishment for me, but another big thank-you to Hillsboro’s Bike N Hike. I broke two spokes on my rear wheel within the span of a fortnight. The second time I questioned whether it would make more sense to get a brand new wheel. Maybe mine had a bent rim that couldn’t be straightened without undue stress on a spoke or two. They suggested cutting out all the spokes and completely rebuilding the wheel instead of just replacing the single broken spoke. I was imagining the shop fee involved and asked whether it would be cheaper to just replace the wheel.1 Of course not, was the reply. They weren’t going to charge me. When I pressed, they said I could show my appreciation with a six-pack of Henry’s. Thank you!
|Distance||Time / Bike|
|299||Biked in July2|
|1,668||Biked in 20143|
|3,665||Biked on Sage4|
How is your 2014 so far on the bike?
Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things. A good discussion on why those who drive cars think those who ride bikes are scofflaws and some good arguments why we’re not. Money quote: “The likely conclusion is that people riding bikes don’t break more laws or fewer laws than when they drive cars, but they do break different laws.” Well worth a read, whether your drive or bike.1
Sitting outside Starbucks this morning, enjoying my morning beverage, I noticed the red car reflected in the Harley’s chrome wheel. I’m sure my reflection is in there somewhere, maybe at the bottom end of the fork and most certainly on the axle nut’s crown.
I like riding a bike because it’s so easy to take a quick detour. I can take a picture or two, enjoy a chilly beverage, pick handfuls of blackberries growing along the path, or just notice the view. I did all today.
May your detours be as enjoyable as mine. :-)
Headed home from Folsom, I chose the last seat on the left side of the plane, hoping to repeat a shot I took more than a year ago.
It’s interesting how the different cameras show the same view. I shot this one with my Samsung Galaxy S5, last year’s most likely with a Canon PowerShot S100.
Day-tripping to Folsom with a camera to the window. Life is good.