Not that I was in any way "imprisoned" without a bike here in Portland! Since I do not have a car, I have relied on my feet and the excellent public transportation provided by TriMet. I felt like I had plenty of options to get around town, but I also knew that having a bike would open up another realm of possibilities. However, since my husband, Greg, & I are currently unemployed (other than our "extra" work on Grimm & Leverage and some freelance writing assignments for me), purchasing new or even used bikes was not exactly in our budget.
I've always loved bicycling. My parents bought me a bike and taught me to ride at an early age. Thankfully, we lived in a suburban Nashville (TN) neighborhood that was conducive to bike riding. And when we went on vacation, most often to a state or national park, it almost always involved camping and biking.
|my mom dug up this old photo of me on my first bike|
|stopping to take a picture on Inishmore|
|Greg & our guide riding from Luang Prabang to Elephant Village, Laos|
|getting fitted at The Bike Gallery|
|ready to ride|
|I made it! Time for pizza & beer!|
|crossing the Broadway Bridge with I405 bridge in the background|
|Greg couldn't pass up this opportunity :)|
|self-portrait while biking Sunday Parkways|
|love the car-free streets!|
Here's to many excellent adventures by bike!!!