This morning, was not super hot, but very muggy. I used a good summer strategy which is riding in a strappy summer dress which might be a little bare for the office, and carrying in a shirt that I put on once I got to the office. I did forget the all important linen hankie though, so I was a little damp when I got in.
5 minutes later, after a bit of purell and an iced coffee, I was cool and composed though.
On the way in, I passed Renata von Tscharner from the Charles River conservancy. She was on her way to a fund raiser at the Ames hotel (home of these bikes). She looked very elegant despite the heat in a sleeveless shell and pencil skirt.
She really was waving and calling out Hello, not "no pictures please"- I swear. I love her enthusiasm and how she rides year round on that sage green cruiser, with a milk carton strapped to the back. Although her principle advocacy has been focused on the Charles river, she is a fierce advocate for bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure, probably because she spends a lot of a time as a bicyclist and a pedestrian!