I commuted on a bicycle for years on the dangerous roads in and around Boston, as I described in scary detail in My Other Life: Writing on Medium. I commuted to work into the banned driving zone (a.k.a. the “shelter-in-place” advisory) around Watertown, MA when Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – the Boston Marathon Bombers – were dodging and fighting thousands of cops near by. I drove to and from work through the Governor’s state of emergency and driving ban at the height of Winter Storm Nemo. I once cross-country skied 7 miles to work from urban Brookline through the streets of the Alston and Brighton neighborhoods of Boston to neighboring Waltham. I also managed to drive to work through The April Fool’s Day Blizzard. I was the only staff in the facility for the next 36 hours; later I got a 50 dollar bonus and a nice letter. I’ve had some experience with extreme commuting.
Thinking over these stories inspired me to consider 5 REALLY extreme nursing commutes. We’re essential employees after all!
We’re under pressure! We need all the options we can get, right? I decided to push the envelope a bit and find us new alternative forms of transportation. Here’s what I found so far. Each pic links to a quick video:
2. Trike Drifting:
5. And best of all: commuting IN SPACE! What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth – Fluid version:
Almost makes you want to commute right now, doesn’t it?