I figured it was about time I put this up. I've recommended it to a few other bloggers but don't think I ever posted it on my site. It's 7:00 minutes long, has a fairly nice background song, and shows NYC messengers weaving amazingly through traffic and pedestrians in the city. They're definitely crazy, but man, there's a lot of grace involved as well.
I was fairly proud of myself last night. I had planned to stay late at work and catch a much later train, but about 15 minutes after 4:30 (which is my normal leave time to catch the 5:27 train in Whitby) I thought "ah hell, I've worked on this stuff enough" and I decided to just get going and see if I could make the 5:47 train.
I start actually pedalling around 4:50 and the thought gets into my head "I should hammer and see if there's any chance I can catch the 5:27." So I do hammer, even into a headwind, I catch a few lucky breaks with stoplights etc and generally good traffic, and I'm eventually standing on the train platform at 5:24 with a few minutes to spare.
That was fun - it was a gorgeously warm October day (as compared to the pouring rain I cycled into this morning) and I felt like the Red Baron or somebody zooming through Whitby. AND - I caught my normal train and got home on time.