Normally, when I go for a ride, I head out to Sam Houston National Forest and cruise around back roads. Last night, I decided to ride through downtown Houston. In four years of living here, I have only been down there during the business week and during normal hours.
Obviously, on a Sunday evening, the pace and density of people is much different. The relaxed atmosphere was actually refreshing and every bit as enjoyable as a ride through the forest.
If you haven't been through your city at an off time, I highly recommend it.