I have finally realise why I dislike riding in cars. I love driving cars... but the following incident made me realise how much I dislike riding it them :
Sunday afternoon in sunny Montreal, my brother says that he will pick me up at 1:00 to go to our parents who live 1/2 hour away. there is a train leaving at 1:30 to get me there at 2:20 and would cost me nothing since I have the necessary pass.
So there I am, standing on the curb from 12:57 onwards (you get pretty punctual when you start taking the train). My brother finally arrives at 1:25 with his whole litany of excuses, 1) he was parked farther than he remembered from his building and 2) he got stuck at a few traffic lights downtown.
So, we drive off and what do you know, there is traffic brewing from a truck that previously exploded in the opposite lane on the highway. That lost us about another 15 minutes, by the time everything is all tallied up, I would have arrived at home only 5 minutes later having taken the train.
I realise this now everytime that I ride in a car. I have been taking the train door-to-door to work and sometimes a nightbus home and I cannot wait to ride my bike in when the weather improves.
Has anyone else had this revelation as well?