Tim and the Tin Titan


Path Of The Pedal
I have often wondered what It would be like to ditch the cube for a bike courier job. This guy: A Coder in Courierland, actually did it.

The story is very interesting, detailing what is involved in the courier life. Interesting bits like what they deliver (most often legal paper but occasional odd things like film reels and bags of blood), nicknames for pedestrians (Flesh Pylons) and what they ride (everything from fancy dual-suspension rigs to 30 year old fixed gear bikes).

Not something to try while paying a mortgage but it still makes me dream. Although in my dreams it's never -20, so I guess I need to move to San Francisco.