30 July 2010Last Thursday Recap

Heading to Alberta St on the I-205 path.

I finally decided to head out and sell at the monthly Last Thursday on Alberta St. Karen was at work with the car so I loaded up the Big Dummy with my goods and a table. Last Thursday is kind of a chaotic Portland tradition. There is no order or organization to the event. You just go and claim an open space to set up in.

Table is securely bungeed on. Didn't move once!

 Street level view of the ride in.

Pedaling hard.

Crowds are starting to assemble.

Street is packed!

I got there around 2:00 and Brian of Velo Gioielli was already there and had saved me a spot. After a quick setup it was time to wait! The street isn't closed to auto traffic until about 6:00 so it doesn't really get busy until then. Once it happens though it is a complete transformation. Cars are replaced by musicians, street performers, tall bikes, and other mobile contraptions. The police come through at around 10:00 to clear out the street and push the vendors back onto the sidewalk. I decided to call it a night at that point and pack up to head home.

A nice night ride back home.

Reflective stripes on the bags work well.
Ghostly visions of bikes!