A bike messenger for 7 years in Chicago is no joke. I usually prefer a bike ride through some scenic valley or on a winding forest road, but there's a certain satisfaction you get from riding through the city. There's so much to see and absorb, and it all comes at you so quickly.
Aside from that biking is an awesome way to get around a city. Every city I've lived and biked in, I knew my way around like the back of my hand. This is an awesome video showing a race between Nico, a Chicago bike messenger, and a veteran taxi driver. Who wins?
"It's not about speed, or skill, or knowledge, it's about the city and the environment it's created for us." -Nico