Bottlenecks, rubberneckers, and other people who slow you down

Every commuter in Chicago is familiar with the Hillside Strangler. Prior to the early 2000s, this section of interstate where two major 6-lanes of highway merged onto a 3-lane onramp to a 5-lane city-bound highway doubled the commute of everyone. 11 lanes of traffic don’t merge into 5 lanes very well. The Hillside Strangler was…… Continue reading Bottlenecks, rubberneckers, and other people who slow you down

The woman at the well and me

Headphones in, volume up, helmet strapped on, I mounted my bike with a lot on my mind. Already running late and frustrated that my air compressor was not working, I peddled down my block. With my rear tire nearly flat I knew I’d have to stop at the nearby gas station and fill it up.…… Continue reading The woman at the well and me