On Tuesday night I biked from NE Portland to the far end of SE Portland. I had gotten off of work at 5, so I joined the other bike commuters on the Springwater Corridor next to the river. At one point I found myself in the middle of a pack of bikers (a few of them were spandex clad as well), and as we approached a right turn a few people stuck out their hands and made the high five right signal and we all turned seamlessly together. I wanted to giggle or maybe scream out loud, “Hey! We’re all biking together!”

A casual bike ride or a thrilling race with a pack? This was a great pro-Portland moment for me.