Even though we’ve talked about it before, C&D have a hard time grasping the role of a mayor. Mayor Parker happens to be a Rice alumna; that’s something C&D definitely understand, since they’re on campus at least once a week. Now they also see that this particular mayor is friendly to even her youngest constituents, doesn’t mind pictures, and supports bike routes and trails in the city.
Bike to Work Day is national; Bike Houston organized the local event. Early in the morning, riders assembled at bike shops throughout the city. At eight, riders began converging at City Hall for fellowship and speeches. Our pace as we travelled toward downtown was brisk, though not fast. Most of us barely broke a sweat despite the humidity and lack of breeze. But Matt could not belie that fact that keeping pace while pulling well over 100 pounds of children + pony was hard work. After the speeches he had cooled off a bit, and we rode back towards home for more pony bike adventures.