I live at the end of a dead end street, but on the other side of the dead end is another street connected by a pedestrian and bike way. It saves me about 5 mins going through this instead of going all the way around, sometimes more at peak hour. I returned home today through my little short cut, stopped at the mail box and got the mail without leaving my vehicle. This got me thinking about the little things that just make commuting on a bike or scooter just that extra bit special. The icing on the cake so to speak. We all know the advantages of filtering up still traffic, using buslanes, not having to worry about paying for parking or finding a spot. And not to mention the fun of being on two wheels. But what are those absolutly gold things that may only save you 30 seconds but just give you a bit of a smile because you can make the most of it, while anyone with more wheels can't?