So my first bike/train commute attempt didn't end well. When I got off the train in downtown Hillsboro I had no rear brakes! The cable must have slipped out and although I tried to fix it had no luck. I ended up walking the mile and a half home. Made for a long day.
Doug was able to fix the brake cable and showed me how in case it happens again.
So today I'm trying again. It is a nice commute and I'm hoping that once I do it for awhile I will be able to do less train and more bike. Tonight I'm riding one of the fancy new trains, they are more like the streetcars inside than the other trains.
The really great things are that I'm less stressed than driving in traffic and I have time for knitting on the train.