Last Sunday, with enough rain and wind to consider building an ark, 18 members of the Major Taylor Project suited up, piled into our van and made their way down to Sprinker to compete in a Seattle Cyclocross event. All of the students did great, with smiling faces and mud flecked bodies they rode hard and brought pride to the Major Taylor name. One student, Mauricio Pestana, a senior at Global Connections High School, even managed to complete as many laps as the race winner--no small feat in such an exhausting competition.
The leaves are falling, the air is crisp and buses of students are excitedly heading to school. While all of these things are typical of fall, what stands out is that the school buses of which I speak are not yellow, motorized or even a physical bus. There is no driver, no vinyl seats, no plumes of black smoke issuing out of the back.