It was a beautifully sunny day in Portland Friday December 9th. The mercury reached 47F (8C), so it was a beautiful day to cruise around on the Raleigh. In my crusings through North Portland, I spotted this greatly decorated bike locked to a porch railing:
It appears to be a well-worn Schwinn Wasp. A classic mid-century American balloon tire or “Cruiser” bike. Ah, Cruiser. Such a misused term. 80% of the listings using the term “cruiser” on Portland Craigslist are not actually cruisers. But I digress.
It’s hard to tell in the daylight, but along the rims are tiny LED lights.
I wanted to go back later in the evening to check out the bike, but the temperature had already plummeted, and with the descending fog there was risk of black ice. It will have to wait for another night.