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It’s Officially Fall – Pics and Vid from Chilly Breakfast on Bikes

Bike commuters in Salem gathering for some breakfast near downtown.
Bike commuters in Salem gathering for some breakfast near downtown.

Apparently I’m still living in summer land as I rode down to the Breakfast on Bikes in sandals, shorts and short sleeve short. I’m not alone though, as my buddy Conrad was thinking the same thing. Most other folks were smart enough to at least put on longer sleeves, if not jackets and something on their legs. The sun should be out for the commute home.

Conrad, sporting the still feels like summer to me look.
Conrad, sporting the "still feels like summer to me" look.

I wasn’t able to get to the breakfast until after 8:30, but when I arrived there were probably 20 commuters or so, partaking of the coffee, pastries and fruit (no pizza this month…sorry Tessa!) before heading off to work.

More of the smarter commuters, properly dressed for the chilly commute this morning.
More of the smarter commuters, properly dressed for the chilly commute this morning.

This morning’s breakfast was a good wrap up morning for the Bike Commute Challenge. I’ll take this time to do a quick update for our team. As of today, everyone (all 3 riders) have done at least 50% of their work day commutes on a bike, and we have 221 miles total. Again ,we’re all close, so we’re not going to set any records, but I haven’t been filling up the car very much this month!

Robert provides the morning entertainment with his battery powered sound system.
Robert provides the morning entertainment with his battery powered sound system.

Next week we wrap up the commute challenge, but I’m hoping to still log some decent days of commuting. Eric mentioned there will possibly be a local wrap up party, and I also got this note from Stephanie at the BTA:

When will the winners be announced? We’re thrilled to unveil the news that our official Bike Commute Challenge Awards Party will be held Thursday, October 8, at Portland City Hall! Everyone who has logged at least one trip this September is welcome to join us for free Hot Lips pizza, Widmer beer, a final prize drawing, and celebration between 5:30- 7:30.  If you’re in the Portland area, make it a team field trip and ride over together!  Our awards ceremony will begin at 6:15.  Results will be posted on the website by the following day.

Here’s a short little clip of the bikes and folks at the breakfast this morning (iphone video quality not the greatest this morning):

9 replies on “It’s Officially Fall – Pics and Vid from Chilly Breakfast on Bikes”

I want to change the place with you dear Richard I don’t like this hot sumemr days But I remember last year during August, in London (that was the first time I lived in London such a very hot day) it was a record day in temperature. Thanks and Love, nia

em có chứng chỉ sÆ¡ cấp nghề( kÄ© thuật phần cứng máy tính ) loại khá và bằng TCCN – CNTT loại khá thì có dc liên thông lên học chuyên ngành thiết kế web của trường dc ko ? em rất thích chuyên ngành này và nếu dc thì thời gian học của em nhÆ° thế nào và học phí ra sao ?

OhmyGWash!!! You've got to be kidding right? WE ARE BDAY MATES…as in BDAY TWINS *GasP* I too will be celebrating the last year of my 20s in 3days ~ Now if I find out we were born the same hour, I'll faint ^_^

Jajajaj El genín es lo máximo jejeje, yo te digo que allá cada quien, como bien dice la Nany, me levanto pensando las cosas buenas que tendré que hacer hoy, no me da tiempo en pensar en los demás, espero que me puedan disculpar :PBesitos.

Be a tough guy up to a rational point, mademoiselle.Don't be afraid to shout out for help – material, emotional, spiritual.There's a lot of folks to whom you have brought (snarky) sunshine.Payback's a bitch.:-)cawrsa

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