Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Traffic Victory

Today a military truck hauling a rather large crane struck a pedestrian overpass and rendered the bridge unsafe! The H1 ( the main artery to West Oahu) was closed and the bridge may need to be removed. (webcams)

There are advantages to working at a news station. I heard the news early and decided to bike my way home instead of drive. Our reporters were reporting that it was the single worst traffic day in memory! No one was going anywhere. Well, I happened to have my bike at the station because I often use it for lunches or errands around work. For a while I was biking into work everyday! (but that was 2 years ago). I had a feeling being on the bike would be faster.

Boy was I right! Traffic was a complete mess! From Bishop street to Pearlridge, not a single vehicle passed me (nearly 15 miles or an hour and a half of riding!) I passed THOUSANDS of cars, trucks and busses. After a while I couldn't supress the grin on my face! It was so funny (in a sadistic, mean-spirited, selfish un-Christian kind of way). It was the best decision I made all day. I was actually with my family only a half hour later than usual. To Em's credit she DID drive down to Pearl City to pick me up, so I could avoid the grueling uphill climb from Pearl City to Mililani.

As I write this, I'm listening to the scanner and the traffic is STILL heavy in most areas. (10:30pm!) Tomorrow I ride the bus in and then hopefully drive my truck home.

Glad I still got it in me. Hope I'm not sore tomorrow!

Peace, Love and Two-Wheel Blessings,


1 comment:

Gung Ho said...

I love your bike story! What a great story that you can brag about...in a Christian way (if there is such a thing)!

Imagine if the Army ever releases the name of the poor soul who might incur the wrath of 200,000-250,000 people! I wouldn't want to be him!