Who are you?
Grizzled bitter old man. They call me fathead.
How many winters have you been biking?
Too many to remember. 20 is a good bet.
Why do you ride your bike in the winter?
Beats all the losers waiting for the ottawa crappy transpo bus. I make a living getting urgent deliveries down on time while all the losers are stuck in traffic.
What's the dumbest question or comment you've received about winter biking?
Are u on a bike? Where do these tards come from. People do bike year round.
Have any crazy things happened to you while riding in the winter?
Riding down Elgin and sewers were blocked so water was almost up to my knees.
What's your most useful piece of equipment?
My fathead. There is a reason I'm still rolling and the other messengers have faded into oblivion. You have to adapt or perish. Brains triumphs over brawn in the end
Any final words?
9 times out of 10 the surprises in this business are not pleasant.
Fathead is a bike messenger in Ottawa, Ontario. He is also our awesome pet sitter. Thanks for being the first Winter Rider Profile, Fathead!
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