. . . bike into a green shade

. . .The future has to begin somewhere and this is where I’m choosing to start mine.

I get there on a bike.  With people I love.

In the center of my town.

Somewhere between the town’s historic origins along the river and its present commercial profile along the highway (gas stations, groceries, big box, motel, espresso cafe, pharmacy, hardware, bank, realtor, used books, collision repair, nails & salon, veterinarian, bakery, bike shop, tobacco shop, Mexican restaurant, video, fast food – you know, you’ve driven through a hundred towns like this).

Nice, wide, well-marked bike lanes bring me here from either direction – green fields and forest one way, wetlands and basalt cliffs down toward the river the other way.  Today I’m carrying a folding chair in my bike’s side-basket to set up in either sun or shade. . . .

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[story: Future Cycle: Small Town Revival (of 24:1) “Public Green“]

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