Friday, January 24, 2003

And before you realise, another 2 weeks rolls on by

Shit, no wonder noone is reading this thing. I read that the idea of having a blog is know...WRITE in it. Well call me lazy, busy or whatever. Truth is, I have been busy. New bus routes going into effect in a week and I'll be driving Rt 301 which meanders from Richmond Beach to Downtown Seattle via our world famous bus tunnel, which runs underneath 3rd Ave. I picked this route for an interesting reason. When I first moved here to Seattle back in 1996, I used to commute to downtown on that very route. I hated riding the bus at the time. Really really really loathed it. When I left that job at the bank and took my last bus ride home, I swore an oath that I would never ride a bus again. Well technically, I think I've kept that oath. After all, there is a big difference between riding the bus and driving the bus. It's more fun being behind the wheel.

Anyway, I've been training on these dual mode electric/diesel articulated buses manufactured by Breda which I think is a Swiss company. You can read more about them here. Truth be told they are fun to drive, although other drivers don't like them for some reason. They're quite heavy (34 tons empty) and slower than molasses flowing uphill in January on the freeway, but that doesn't bother me so much because I'm paid by the minute.


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