So our x136 made it into Portland very, very early this morning. He called me when he woke up and we met for brunch before he continued on his return to Sacramento. Thank you, X, for sparing me from a full day at work! We ate at a restaurant in the business district of a funky neighborhood that is rapidly becoming yuppified. The backdrop is a new Bicycle Oasis that the City of Portland has installed for the benefit of our tribe. There are a few around town now, and there will be more in the future.
We saw 2 of these stickers stuck to objects in the area. It is a very important message, after all.
As tired as X may have been , he at least knew where he was.
The full Oasis effect...
If he pushes through, he can get home tonight without having to stay somewhere overnight, so no bike ride. It's a nice, easy drive down I-5 through the Willamette Valley and over the Siskiyous. I did get to see the pretty Long Haul Trucker all dismantled in his detested rental vehicle. I can only imagine how happy X will be to get rid of it at the journey's end.