|stock footage Sunday Parkways|
I grew up in Portland Oregon and still have many friends and family living there so I visit a couple times a year. In the summer, I try to time my trip with a Sunday Parkways event my daughter and I have done this with some good friends and their daughter for the last few years and it's always a blast. We missed out on doing it this trip but I hope to be able to post about it next year. Last weekend we were just in town for visiting but I was struck by how much bikes kept coming up even though I wasn't doing any riding.
My friends live in the Hollywood district of Portland and bikes seem to be all around in their neighborhood. There are places on the streets where a car parking space has been given over to a "bike corral".
And there are public bike stands with tools and pump if the urge to wrench over comes you.
My friends live in a cool "Old Portland" style house with a deep porch that is great for sitting on in the mornings with the paper and a cup of joe watching the world go by.
And their street happens to be a designated bike way, a low traffic street that is part of a bike route, so its great for watching the bikes go by, like being on a canal and watching ship traffic.
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