Last night, I was in Chelsea on my way to meet friends. I did the silliest thing. I got off the 1 train at the wrong stop. I have ridden that train hundreds of times. I know it with my eyes closed, with my iPod on, drunk, tired, doesn’t matter. But last night I got off at 28th street instead of 23rd. And my destination was ON 23rd which made it even more frustrating.
As I was crossing the street heading south on Seventh Avenue, I was looking for cars and not bicycles, and one nearly took me out on 28th Street. This has happened before, with delivery bikes or bike messengers. This one was different. A mad woman was driving this bicycle, weaving in and out, and howling at the top of her lungs. I couldn’t tell you what she was saying because I had Green Day blasting in my ears. But this was no ordinary bike.
This bike was covered in shopping bags and belongings. I’ve never seen anything like it. I honestly have no idea how she was able to navigate. With both of us on Seventh Avenue, I followed her all the way to 23rd (by happenstance) and was able to snap a very dark blurry photo.
But you can see this woman did not obey ANY traffic rules. She was about to get into a serious collision with this huge truck in the intersection! Notice the menage of bundles all over her vehicle.
|About to crash!|
Has anyone else seen this woman? Beware of this nutty female driving through Chelsea with murderous intent while screaming gibberish! Beware New Yorkers, beware!