The Springwater Trail is often idyllic, and still connects dozens of neighborhoods to Portland and each other with a fast as well as scenic trail; our buddies reported that many cyclists commute along it.
So, since it's very late, and we leave tomorrow, I'll just post some snapshots to hold you till we can get a real article on Portland, cycling, and street life up on Bicycle Fixation in a few weeks.
The crew, mostly drawn from the iBOB email forum, but including a British tourist on a Brompton; he heard about our ride through a local bike shop!
A sight to warm the heart: two long-distance bike trails crossing, with a tram line right-of-way in the background.
The path along the Columbia River, with Mt. Hood in the distance.
And that's it for on-the-fly reporting from this tired old editor for this particular trip. Tomorrow we get on the Coast Starlight for the trip back home. More news soon!