I then thought, wouldn't it be neat if I got to the restaurant first? I peddled a little faster than usual. I thought all was lost when I turned on the wrong street and had to back track a short distance.
But as I was trying to figure out how to thread my U-lock through a chain link fence, the car containing my friends arrived. According to Yahoo the driving distances was 0.9 miles.
And I beat them, on my bicycle, by at least half a minute.