Here are some pictures of the race with sights that I never saw along the race route in Houston.
The Houston race is huge, but there's a smaller crowd here, so there's room to breathe when we were waiting for the opening ceremony to start.
The cheering section along the route was almost non-existent, I wonder if many people even knew what was going on with all these people out walking the streets. But these girls were having fun dancing to the music from the wagon that was blasting music during the race.
A line of uniformed police kept the traffic from one lane of this busy road.
The traffic that was held up at intersections by the police was not having such a good time.
I heard afterward that one okada (motorcycle) driver who broke through the police barricade was caught, pulled off his bike, and beaten up by the police. No ticket writing here.
A line of police led the way when they decided they would let traffic start moving along this road.