First day of teaching, 2013-14. I rode to and from in the rain in Portland. After a summer spent largely on the go -- to some really good places, mind you -- I cannot tell you how wonderful this was. It's September, and it's raining, and I am so happy to have been out riding in it.
Bikelovejones lives the bicycle life in Portland, Oregon: car-free since 1990, she gets around town by a combination of bicycle and transit, occasionally towing her guitar to gigs with an old kiddie trailer. After two decades in the bicycle industry as a shop owner, mechanic and purchaser, she retired to pursue other creative projects. She still keeps a hand in bikey things by taking in repairs and tune-ups by appointment at her own tiny workshop; and by occasionally volunteering her mechanical services at bicycle races and citizen events like Sunday Parkways. If you live in PDX and want some experienced, very affordable mechanical love thrown at your bike, drop a line here.