Another reason why I love Portland: "Breakfast on the Bridges"
I just figured out why, on the last Fridays of each month, I've noticed a rather large congregation of cyclists on the Broadway bridge during my morning commute to work. I had assumed that they were out on a group ride and just taking a break. They're there from 7-9 am.
However, last Friday, they started yelling at me to pull over and get "some free breakfast and coffee." Late to work already, I was perplexed and continued on my merry way to work. I kept thinking about those strangers and their kind offer of free food. Never being one to lightly dismiss free coffee or food, I Googled it and found out that the SHIFT organization sponsors these breakfasts on the Broadway and Hawthorne bridges, the two most commonly used bridges for bicycle commuting across the Willamette River.
Currently, they're doing it every Friday during Pedalpalooza.
Here's a short video that Bike TV guru Clarence Eckerson, Jr. made about Breakfast on the Bridges.
I'll definitely try to leave for work early for the next "Breakfast on the Bridge."
:: Peder ::
Today was one of the best days of my life. Holly, Bennett, and Hannah showered me with love and gifts (ceramic dog from HRH, and a new propane grill for the deck from Holly, my parents, and Holly's parents). TAD was even here to Christen the grill with real German sausages from Edelweiss.
I loved talking with my father and my father-in-law today. They have so much wisdom to share and love to give.
Dad, if you're reading this, I love you. You're the best, no matter our differences.
Happy Father's Day.
View pictures from today by following this link.
:: Peder ::