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On your left!

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Turned right onto traffic-jammed M street into the door zone after dark when I hear "on your left" and some bozo squeezes by. That really pissed me off, I'm splitting lanes with a 2x7ft trailer, and you pass me?? I was a bike messenger for a long time and I never got passed or overtook between lanes. Find your own line or follow. I jumped into the right lane as traffic accelerated and opened while my boy hugged the door zone, worse place to be. I moved to the left lane and dropped the hammer. Buses, taxis, right turners were blocking dumbass, I figure well he never even got a chance to see his ass getting dropped. After a few blocks, crossing over Rock Creek, I glance back and see a bright bike headlight following, in the left lane where bikes fear to tread! No, if my boy had a headlight I would have seen him before I turned onto M (no taillight either). It's a girl and she dropped me! I recaught, but she turned off before I got a chance to tell her she rocks. Good bikers, bad bikers. Strange mix these days.

I tied my record of 25 freight jobs today. The most drops I made in one day as a bike messenger was 435, 92, or 85 depending on how you count them, but freight is a different game. The jobs are farther apart and the weight slows me down. Loading is a job in itself. The last two days have been a lot of fun though, with the cold rain. Woohoo, winter is coming. Think snow!
post #2 of 11
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On your left!

Turned right onto traffic-jammed M street into the door zone after dark when I hear "on your left" and some bozo squeezes by. That really pissed me off, I'm splitting lanes with a 2x7ft trailer, and you pass me?? I was a bike messenger for a long time and I never got passed or overtook between lanes. Find your own line or follow. I jumped into the right lane as traffic accelerated, while my boy hugged the door zone, worse place to be. I moved to the left lane and dropped the hammer. Buses, taxis, right turners were blocking dumbass, I figure well he never even got a chance to see his ass getting dropped. After a few blocks, crossing over Rock Creek, I glance back and see a bright bike headlight following. If my boy had a headlight I would have seen him before I turned onto M (no taillight either). No, it's a girl and she dropped me! I recaught, but she turned off before I got a chance to tell her she rocks. Good bikers, bad bikers. Strange mix these days.

I tied my record of 25 freight jobs today. The most drops I made in one day as a bike messenger was 435, 92, or 85 depending on how you count them, but freight is a different game. The jobs are farther apart and the weight slows me down. Loading is a job in itself. The last two days have been a lot of fun though, with the rain and drizzle. Woohoo, winter is coming. Think snow!
post #3 of 11
You should write a screenplay telerod! It would be a great action romance. "For years he tries to track her down & finally wins in the end".

JF
post #4 of 11
You should write a screen play Telerod. It would make a great action/romance!

"Boy chases girl... can't catch her... he trains, but still she leaves him in the dust. Then finally one day on the ski slope he sees a familiar form... ON YOUR LEFT!"


JF
post #5 of 11
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I don't think it was the same girl who telemarked past me on Bold Decision at Whitetail (like I was tied to a post), but maybe. I'll catch her some day.

The guy who passed me in the door zone was not the gal who dropped me in the passing lane.
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The guy who passed me in the door zone was not the gal who dropped me in the passing lane.
Yes, I understood that. He was contributing to the action scene.
JF
post #7 of 11
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I tied my record of 25 freight jobs today.
post #8 of 11
With any luck she'll be riding a Bridgestone XO, for that true romance flavor.
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post
You should write a screenplay telerod! It would be a great action romance. "For years he tries to track her down & finally wins in the end".

JF
No man that's all wrong. It goes. . . The next morning went smoothy as T-Rod made his rounds with a satisfying efficiency. Then around noon a familiar shape introduced herself to the rear view. It was her . She pulled up quickly . Her long athletic legs powering her with seemingly effortless speed.
Instead of passing she fell in line behind as we maneuvered through heavy traffic without hesitation . ..........

The rest is up to you t. Happy trails .
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I edited my post a bunch of times. Somehow it became two threads. Moderator please combine threads. This one has the final edit of my initial post. Thanks for your help, please.
post #11 of 11
I like 4ster's version.
It could play like WALL-E.

T-Rod does his daily grimy grind, holding hope for snow, secretly nurturing a snowball from last season in the fridge.

Then -she- shows up, all high zoot and shiny.

<ElissaKnightvoice>"Rod - nee?"</voice>
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