Thursday, January 21, 2010
I met Houston, Garrett and Sara downtown DC the other night for an Oberlin event at the State Department. We gathered at the new bike station across from Union Station, where commuters can store their bikes for an annual fee. It's a beautifully shaped building, like a long, glass, football. About 100 bikes can be kept here, with the bikes safely stored under glass.
Who knew DC could be hip?
Houston comin' in from the cold.
The bikes are brought in and if the lower racks are filled, an upper rack is brought down, the bike locked in....
...and up it goes for the night. Awesome for DC for spending the million to put the 'Bike & Roll' in. Forward thinking.
Then it was off to the capitol for a meet & greet with other Oberlin grads and the president of Oberlin.
I'd never been to the Senate building and enjoyed looking up