Every so often you get stopped somewhere along a busy road or freeway and are afforded a different view than would be possible under more normal circumstances. This view from my stopped car in the center land of the Hawthorne Bridge is one.
I make it into downtown at least once or twice a week (sometimes a lot more than that) and most of those trips involve visiting my company's donwtown office in the USBancorp tower. My good friend Roger and I used to work right across from each other there and almost always take a quick break to grab a cup of coffee or a breakfast taco.
This day, coffee was the choice and we had enough time to sit down and enjoy it there.
These two very graciously allowed me to take their photo with their immensely divergent bicycles. The little one is a folding Brompton and the big one is a Salsa Mukluk Fat Bike.
This is a pretty typical scene outside of Clyde Common, and Stumptown under the Ace Hotel. The guy riding by in the image had a flat rear tire. I let him know as it is surprising how often I see people riding who don't realize they have one. 4 hours later, I ran into him fixing the flat in my building 5 blocks away. Small world.
Ahh, the joys of bike commuting.