View of Portland from Marquam (?) Bridge
This is a series of pics devoted to the Bridge Pedal ride. Myself and 20,000 Portland friends participated on Sunday, August 12, 2007.
Marquam Bridge was the second or third bridge to cross. (I don't remember. And those of you from Portland can correct me if I'm wrong on the bridge names, please.) At the top of the bridge, a jazz band was playing, as if to encourage us on. The views from the bridge were more incredible than the bridge itself. So I decided to post this picture because it shows the view of what we all saw as we pushed the pedal.
The Hawthorne bridge (I believe) is in the foreground. If this picture was any bigger, you would be able to see a few hundred other riders on that bridge, following us.
Going up the entrance ramp to access the bridges was difficult. Going down was easy, fun, and fast. :-) Even harder was crossing the train tracks. During one short stretch several people fell off their bikes trying to go over the tracks the wrong way. One person fell towards me. You can imagine how I felt...holding my dear DSLR and L-Series lens high in the sky and stumbling on one leg trying to keep balance as the rider fell and hit my bike. From then on, I was even more careful in my riding...and took my time. After all, we were frequently reminded that "this was a ride. It is not a race."
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