A Very Speedy Dougie

The Puzzler

RAY: This was from my continuing series, 'The Adventures of Doug Berman.' Recently our very own Dougie decided to go green and ride his bicycle back and forth to work every day. And the fact that he was just a few bean burritos from that 200-pound mark, may have had something to do with it.

Anyway, Dougie is one of our fair city's few law-abiding cyclists. In fact, he's kind of a fanatic about it. He obeys all the rules of the road. He signals for all of his turns, obeys the speed limits, obeys all the traffic signs and stop lights and even yields to pedestrians. He's a saint!

Well, lately, he has started to record his time for his trips both to and from work and here's the interesting part: When there is moderate traffic on the road, he can make his trip either to or from work a few minutes faster than he can when there is little or no traffic. How could this be? Now he's not hanging onto the bumpers of passing cars or drafting city buses, so what's the story?

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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