Thursday, July 10, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008 ... Bicycle Parking on SE Belmont

belmont_bike_parking

Mama, Duncan and I went on a sort of field trip in the Buick Tuesday after work. After Lamont and Lindsay got the thing to start--they kept it attached to her Honda for almost half an hour before trying to turn it over--I knew we needed to drive it for a while. I circled the block and picked up Mama and Duncan, with the kids help getting the two of them downstairs and quickly walking Duncan. Then, we were off, cruising here and there after we crossed the Willamette River. I don't mean to give you the wrong idea, though, because we had a goal in mind, the Battery Exchange at SE 20th and Belmont where we planned to get the battery checked and/or buy a new one. Long story short, checked, bad cell, new one installed. Then, we off again, with the A/C on this time, a change of circumstances that Duncan especially appreciated.

On the way from there to our next goal, the Dairy Queen on SE Division, I spied two sets of this unique bicycle parking. I quickly picked up the camera, pointed and clicked--the traffic hardly moved, so I felt safe in doing this, realizing that I might have a photo of a curb or a wall or a post. You see the cropped photo above, and the original photo below.

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5 comments:

Meead S. said...

Portland people are famous in biking. A bike is something that I will surely buy in the first days of my arrival in Portland. Nice photo.

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Jim said...

I can just see you, mama and duncan rolling around in your hoopdie, windows down, arm hanging out the window, with the big bass beat playing on the raddido.

The bicycle lot is neat, so many people parked there.

Louis la Vache said...

OK, so where is the Dairy Queen for "Louis?"

(Editor to "Louis": How do you think she is going to get a Dairy Queen to you, you stupid vache? Portland is several hundred miles away.

"Louis" to Editor: Well, she could pack it in dry ice and FedEX it. Why are you always so negative?)

Kicking "Louis's" always-grumpy Editor to the curb and moving on to a happier subject, "Louis" et Mme. la Vache celebrate their premier anniversaire today....

Denton said...

Looks like they have the bicycles corraled ... Glad you had the wisdom to drive to the battery exchange.

Meead S. said...

Lynette?! I got worried of you since you have not updated your blog for a few days. Is everything alright? Are you OK? Let me know please. Thank you.