Photos taken March 20.
The rest will be up on Facebook or Flickr sometime tomorrow (I hope).
Puppies playing while their owners watch the water balloon parade from the safety of the sidelines.
Dudes in capes running to catch up with their college’s trucks
Rice students: balancing work and play since 1912
Alums watching the parade/staying out of the rain
Jones College as viewed from the steps of Keck Hall
FIGHT. (That’s not rain splashing in the background)
It’s important to come prepared to these kinds of things
Enjoying a brief calm in the (literal and figurative) storm
Right after the parade had finished and everybody had run out of water balloons, it started raining again. Ugh.
On days when it’s not cold and rainy, the main event of Beer Bike are (surprise!) bike relay races around our outdoor cycling track. The teams have twenty members–ten bikers and ten chuggers. A chugger has to drink 12 (for girls) or 24 (for guys) ounces of water as fast as they can; after they finish, a biker immediately starts on a set number of laps. Once the laps are completed, the next chugger goes, and so on and so forth. Some colleges train for months for Beer Bike, and it’s pretty disappointing when the races get postponed.
They did hold the alumni race this year, because alums tend to come back to Rice specifically for Beer Bike and it would be hard to postpone this particular event. The alumni had to do a Beer Run instead of biking, which, sadly, I didn’t get any pictures of because I was busy being freezing and wet in the alumni tent (also, I didn’t want to get my camera gear soaked…). I did take this one after they had finished the Beer Run and just before I left the track area.
At least we got the water balloon fight in!
RICE FIGHT NEVER DIE.