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Yet more bicycle euphoria

Do you know, Portlanders, that there is an I-205 bike path? I discovered it today and felt that I had learned one of the city’s secrets.

I rode along, saying “On your left, pardon me, thank you” to the occasional pedestrians who looked a bit surprised that a cyclist was actually using the path, listening to the nearby traffic, feeling smug and empowered.

That feeling only intensified when I got back relatively close to home — Grant Park — and discovered that, it being Friday night at the beginning of the school year, there was a football game going on, and the band was playing.

They were playing this**:

(Okay, they didn’t have three cellos and a full orchestra. But it sounded pretty sweet from a marching band, too.)

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  • Jagad Guru
    September 20, 2008 at 4:51 am

    That’s an awesome vid alright. :) Did you see the video of the high school flutist who did some awesome rock stinks with his flute right in the train station? He had a friend playing a cello with him.

    I love routes too. I don’t bike too much but I like to run a lot. I love trails, etc- can’t really enjoy running around in the cities.