It’s a game, somewhat one sided as the Metrobus driver isn’t aware there is a competition.
We like to race the Metrobus home on our bike, winning when we turn off 14th or 16th St towards home without being passed by a bus. A bonus win is when we actually pass a bus & remain ahead for the duration.
Previous winning weeks were followed by a few off days and usually tied scores. But we’re back on track and have a perfect score for this week. One day we rode past a bus going north on 14th St, had to walk the bike a few blocks and still ended up ahead of the bus.
Whether our winning ways are a result of our bike speed, the increase in bus ridership and/or congestion in the downtown area is unclear…