Yesterday I was crossing 5th ave, at 42nd St., in NYC.
Even though it was around 5:30pm 5th Ave was empty - probably because of the way the stop lights worked, ya know?
Anyways, I see this messenger coming down 5th ave, and I say to my wife, "Ooh, honey, a fixed gear!" But then he starts yelling, "Hey! Hey!"
Yea, when the lights are green but there's no cars the pedestrians like to cross the street. Well, this isn't good for Mr. Fixed Gear.
"I can't stop! I can't stop!"
I mean, the guy had a green light and was cruising right along. It's lovely the way the lights work like that sometimes, allowing you to build up some speed.
But it was just so funny hearing him yell, "I can't stop!!!"
He didn't hit anyone (sorry if you thought this would have some huge climax). He sliced through, and probably repeated the same warning at the next light.
"I can't stop!"