Snow day means biking bliss in Portland

Snow day means biking bliss in Portland

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Peninsula Park.
(Photo by James Rohl)

Portlanders woke up to the first real snowfall of the season this morning. The white powdery stuff was sticking to streets and beckoning us out into before most of us had finished our first cup of coffee.

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(Photo: J Maus/BikePortland)

As our streets here in north Portland filled with kiddos, I knew there was only one thing to do. Get out the sleds and the mountain bike and start pulling them around. After many laps around the streets in front of our house (which were wonderfully quiet and calm), it was time to conquer new horizons: the local park.

On our way I saw our friend Wake Gregg shoveling out the parking lot in front of his business, The e-Bike Store. Wake saw us and immediately said, “Want to borrow an e-bike?” “Absolutely,” I replied. A few minutes later, Wake had set me up with an eZee Forza model with big knobby tires. It had a twist-throttle and pedal-assist to engage the 500 watt motor — plenty of power to pull the kids in the sled.

I could hardly contain myself (and neither could the kids).

We rolled over to Peninsula Park, I twisted the throttle, and the rest is history. My friend James caught some of the action…

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Here are a few more photos of the fun…

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(Photos: J Maus/BikePortland)

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Thanks PBOT for the traffic diverter medians on Rosa Parks at Michigan. They were a good spot for snow angels!
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)
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What a perfect way to cap off the holiday break. Hope you got a chance to enjoy it – while you can. Chances are it won’t stick around for long. There’s rain in the forecast, so things could get dicey in the coming week.

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org


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