Below: fall colors at NE 38th and Fremont, Alameda neighborhood. It's not New England, because half of our trees are evergreen; but it's still really pretty.
Velo Cult does not offer cream of sugar with their pour-over coffee.
If you visit, try it black before you complain.
It's actually very, very good; and if you still need something sweet bring along a fresh pastry from somewhere (Velo Cult does not serve food).
At the right time of day, you won't need the pastry.
Below: Sometimes I still miss wrenching for a living. But only sometimes.
Velo Cult is open seven days a week, 10am to 10pm. It is the coolest anti-shop in Portland and I'm not sorry I went here again for this year's challenge.
I looped back around and rode home along tree-lined residential streets boasting brilliant red, orange and gold. Total: 10.4 miles. More pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethness/sets/72157636230296835/.