Last week I returned from two glorious weeks of vacation to find that my dear city was amidst an early transition to autumn.
On my first day back bike commuting, a thick bank of clouds covered the sky and the asphalt glistened in rich black. The air had a moist, vegetal aroma.
Fall is my favorite season, and I welcomed its early presence. Whether I'm riding, walking or waiting for the bus, I find that my commute brings me in closer contact with the seasons and my surroundings.
If you'd like to continue bike commuting after the fall equinox, the SmartTrips Green Line team is offering a free All Season Cycling workshop:
All Seasons Cycling workshop
Wednesday, September 15th
East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Avenue
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.