A few photos and a farewell to fall

A few photos and a farewell to fall

Fall scenes in and around Portland-5

My bike parked under a tree in North Portland’s Arbor Lodge Park on October 22nd.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Did we have an amazing October or what?!

In the nine years I’ve lived here in Portland, I can’t recall a more pleasant and spectacular fall. The weather was gorgeous and the leaves and colors were a sight to behold. And there was simply no better way to enjoy the local fall splendor than from the seat of a bicycle.

When you ride through fall, you don’t just see the leaves and the season, you experience it in a visceral way. Whether riding under a canopy of massive maple trees in southeast Portland, hearing the soft crush of freshly fallen leaves under my tires in Forest Park, or having leaves fall onto me like rain after being rustled out of a tree from a gust of wind, October was a month to remember.

But alas, we are now into the winter drizzle. The hues and the skies are darker now and rain has left leaves in sad and sodden piles.

To help remember fall, here are a few more photos taken from in and around Portland over the past month or so…

Fall scenes in and around Portland-9

A family rides through Grant Park in northeast Portland.
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Fall scenes in and around Portland-8

The start of Alex Barr Road, just east of Latourell Falls on the Historical Columbia River Higway.
Fall scenes in and around Portland-7

The newly constructed (and not yet officially opened to the public) Moffett Creek Bridge on the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Fall scenes in and around Portland-6

Sunset at Arbor Lodge Park in north Portland.
Fall scenes in and around Portland-2

Gordon Creek Road south of Sandy.
Fall scenes in and around Portland-1

Alex Barr Road.
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The Eastbank Esplanade.
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Firelane 5 in Forest Park.

I hope you enjoyed riding your bike in fall as much I did! Now it’s time to start bundling up and breaking out the rain gear for good.

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