An old Masi chained up along a bike rack in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Although this is a typical scene in Portland and a few other cities, it is not for most place. Get out and ride a bike. It not only is a means for exercise, but it is a great way to relieve stress. When riding a bike, you not only help cut pollution, but you save your self the mental anguish of driving around in traffic in a car. Interesting fact: Approximately10 bicycles can fit into one parking space. This means that if more people rode bikes we could potentially require less paved parking lots, which could become areas where grass and trees could grow again, providing better scenery and places for our animal and bird friends to live. Go ride a bike and experience the world around us instead of being isolated inside your car. Go ride.
First bike shot from the streets of Portland, Oregon. I would probably expect more since they are all over this city.
At least 70% of my photographs come from excursions on my bike. I find this a way more efficient and satisfying way of traveling. The rider not only gets exercise and gets the body moving, can also come across things that they would not have seen by traveling by car.
The Trek 720 has changed faces over the years. Hear it is with straight bars, decked out for commuting.
An old Raleigh 10 speed locked up off High Street.
I took a break from working on a website this afternoon and rode downtown, covered 40 miles overall. I stopped for a bite to eat and found this commuter parked next to my bike. It gets me excited to see so many bikes being used for transportation in this city. Rock on Columbus!
A well taken care of Schwinn that I came across downtown on one of my rides in the past week.
An old Mercier locked to a street sign in a back street off High Street a few weeks ago. The poor thing was was left amongst shards of broken glass and kitchen grease.
One more shot of the illustrious Schwinn Varsity #3.