Since I have been commuting to work via my bike for the past 2 weeks I have been writting my Max. Speed on a piece of paper & taping it to the side of my desk for all to see. It serves many purposes. One of which to be a conversation piece for me & my co-workers. It has created a fairly decent following amonsgt my co-workers when I get in to the office when I commute. The people that know I commute to work on my bike often ask now how fast did I go today & so forth. It is kind of a cool way to lighten up the day.
But now one of my co-workers who is currently on my team, at least until we are done with training, is bragging about how fast she drives on the interstate on the way to work, she is even going as far as doing the same thing I do & writting it on a piece of paper & taping it to the side of her desk.
This co-worker & I do not get along on a personal level all that great, we get through the day while working with one another & thats about it, thankfully.
I do know that her bragging about her high speed driving has generated some concern amongst other employees, because it is dangerous. I also know that she is anti-cyclist, she has openly expressed that more then once & not just to goad me into a confrontation about it, I usually let it go because she is not worth it. But thankfully when I commute to work via my bike I get there early enough I do not have to deal with her while she is driving on the road. I just hope the day never comes when I do have to deal with her on the roads while I am riding & she is driving. In fact I will fear for my life if it ever happens.
When I post my Max. Speed it is the exact speed that my bike computer says. For example on Friday July 22, 2005 the Max. Speed was 47.1 mph, so that is what I posted. This idiot co-worker of mine posted her personal best speed of 83.1 mph. I know the kind of car she drives & know that it does not have a "digital" speedometer. So how in the hell does she know she drove 83.1 mph? I don't think even a digital speedometer breaks down the speed a vehicle travels in increments like that.
Any thoughts, suggestions, questions, comments are certainly welcomed.
Thank you for letting me vent about this.