By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — Bike messenger Nico Deportago-Cabrera is a fast dude.READ MORE: Sources: Illinois State Trooper, Woman Found Shot Dead In Car On Southeast Side
However, even fueled by a few Red Bulls, could he beat a taxi cab in a race from the Willis Tower to Wrigley Field?
As the bike flies, the route was shorter by about 1.5 miles. To avoid stop-and-go traffic downtown, the taxi took a longer route via Lake Shore Drive.READ MORE: Family Files Lawsuit, Mother Speaks After Security Guard Was Seen On Video Throwing Student Around Classroom At Proviso West High School
Deportago-Cabrera, being a bike messenger, wasn’t too concerned about rules of the road.
Using bike- and helmet-mounted cameras, Deportago-Cabrera’s white-knuckle ride is admittedly fun to watch.
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It was close.