Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day 8

Back on the bike.

SEPTA has shut down the El Train for a week of track upgrades and has replaced the service with HUNDREDS of buses.

The bus and the bike are natural enemies in the wild much like the Cobra and the Wombat or George Bush and the Polar Caps. Having so many buses trying to kill my bike makes the ride somewhat more technical. Seriously, whats the fucking deal with you bus drivers? Stop racing to the stop lights to cut me off on the right, once I'm past you, I'll be gone and you'll never catch up, so just let me pass you!!!

However, the added bus traffic have lowered the overall speed of the traffic which is fine with me.

I'm going to try running at lunch today. Nothing like upping the ante.

5 comments:

ginger b said...

None of this answers how your ass is doing though....

steakbellie said...

Calloused!

Chris said...

Dude, I get out of breath just by breathing heavy. I'm all full of admiration for you doing this.

(By the way, I do ride my bike to work too. Four and a half blocks each way. I had to stop once last spring to let a car go by. Commuting is sheer hell around here...)

Wendy said...

So you rode to work with the buses (reminds me of Jenne' running with the bulls) and then ran at lunchtime, too? You're my hero!

steakbellie said...

it SOUNDS good, but reality it's completely ungraceful. fat guy huffing and puffing...