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    #9113411 - 10/22/08 01:50 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I was thinking about working as a bike courier in Seattle or Portland. Anyone do this for a living, or have friends who do?


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: Crasher]
    #9113473 - 10/22/08 02:02 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

How strong exactly is that prosthetic hand? Can you really ride a bike at high speeds and maneuver well like that? Sorry for bringing up yet another question or comment about your hand, but I find it pretty fascinating.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: WakeboardrB]
    #9113482 - 10/22/08 02:05 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Id do it here if I could find someone to do it for.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: WakeboardrB]
    #9113495 - 10/22/08 02:08 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I've lifted over 80 pounds with a prosthetic arm before it started to become agonizing.

I'm using my kayaking prosthetic for my bike. It has a quick release and about 6" of a palm-like base. I can maneuver just fine in heavy traffic.

I've been riding 100 miles a week for a while now, and having two kids doesn't let me do much more than that.

I just want to make some cash doing what I enjoy.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: Crasher]
    #9113645 - 10/22/08 02:52 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I would think that those are probably the two cities it would be the hardest to get that job, but still very doable. I've thought about moving to smaller cities and starting a messenger service in their downtown. Less competition and lower risk of....death.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: geedorah]
    #9114276 - 10/22/08 08:13 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I'm confused.  What kind of information could possibly be transported by bicycle that couldn't be sent electronically?  Are we talking about products here?  Fill me in.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: IcAnFeeLthErain]
    #9114289 - 10/22/08 08:19 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Lookup Quicksilver 80's movie with Kevin Bacon

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Re: Bike couriers [Re: IcAnFeeLthErain]
    #9114293 - 10/22/08 08:20 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I'm confused.  What kind of information could possibly be transported by bicycle that couldn't be sent electronically?  Are we talking about products here?  Fill me in.




Legal documents......and lunch.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: IcAnFeeLthErain]
    #9114294 - 10/22/08 08:20 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Contracts, blueprints and court documents mostly. A surprisingly large amount of people still don't trust digital media for important and sensitive documents.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: geedorah]
    #9114297 - 10/22/08 08:21 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I would think that those are probably the two cities it would be the hardest to get that job, but still very doable. I've thought about moving to smaller cities and starting a messenger service in their downtown. Less competition and lower risk of....death.




One of the main benefits of a bicycle messenger is their ability to get around traffic quickly. I dont imagine that you'd have much luck in a small town.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: blewmeanie]
    #9114301 - 10/22/08 08:26 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I would think that those are probably the two cities it would be the hardest to get that job, but still very doable. I've thought about moving to smaller cities and starting a messenger service in their downtown. Less competition and lower risk of....death.




One of the main benefits of a bicycle messenger is their ability to get around traffic quickly. I dont imagine that you'd have much luck in a small town.




I think it would be a good idea even in a small city.    Gas costs are a bitch in small cities as well as big cities.

Bike power is far cheaper.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: Left Nut City]
    #9114306 - 10/22/08 08:29 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I would think that those are probably the two cities it would be the hardest to get that job, but still very doable. I've thought about moving to smaller cities and starting a messenger service in their downtown. Less competition and lower risk of....death.




One of the main benefits of a bicycle messenger is their ability to get around traffic quickly. I dont imagine that you'd have much luck in a small town.




I think it would be a good idea even in a small city.    Gas costs are a bitch in small cities as well as big cities.

Bike power is far cheaper.



Why would a company hire you, when they can just drive there themselves? Its not about the cost of gas for them, its about how long it takes to get there.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: Left Nut City]
    #9114308 - 10/22/08 08:30 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

But you need to have the demand for getting important documents back and forth within a short distance for it to work. I don't see smaller cities having near need for it like large cities with financial districts.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: blewmeanie]
    #9114311 - 10/22/08 08:31 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I would think that those are probably the two cities it would be the hardest to get that job, but still very doable. I've thought about moving to smaller cities and starting a messenger service in their downtown. Less competition and lower risk of....death.




One of the main benefits of a bicycle messenger is their ability to get around traffic quickly. I dont imagine that you'd have much luck in a small town.




I think it would be a good idea even in a small city.    Gas costs are a bitch in small cities as well as big cities.

Bike power is far cheaper.



Why would a company hire you, when they can just drive there themselves? Its not about the cost of gas for them, its about how long it takes to get there.




Because people are lazy mother fuckers.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: Left Nut City]
    #9114316 - 10/22/08 08:33 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Hell yeah, that'd be a sweet gig.  I love riding my bike, it'd be like beasting a gladed ski trail except one where the trees are 12 feet wide and are chasing you.  Too I really would feel stupid for dying for some fat-cat lawyer's cold cut trio.  I think I'll stick to recreational shredding.


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: Left Nut City]
    #9114348 - 10/22/08 09:02 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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Because people are lazy mother fuckers.




Your missing the point. Why would I, as the supervisor of "X" dept, at "X" corp. pay you money out of my budget to deliver documents for me, when I can just send an intern, temp employee, or entry level minimum wage go to bitch over there to do it for me?


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: Crasher]
    #9115236 - 10/22/08 02:00 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I was thinking about working as a bike courier in Seattle or Portland. Anyone do this for a living, or have friends who do?




andyistic is a courier, im not sure if hes a bike courier though.  :shrug:


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Re: Bike couriers [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #9115430 - 10/22/08 02:39 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I was thinking about working as a bike courier in Seattle or Portland. Anyone do this for a living, or have friends who do?




andyistic is a courier, im not sure if hes a bike courier though.  :shrug:




Is courier some hip new slang for homosexual? :awesome:


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    #9115503 - 10/22/08 02:53 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I was thinking about working as a bike courier in Seattle or Portland. Anyone do this for a living, or have friends who do?




andyistic is a courier, im not sure if hes a bike courier though.  :shrug:




Is courier some hip new slang for homosexual? :awesome:




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Re: Bike couriers [Re: Crasher]
    #9115720 - 10/22/08 03:30 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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I was thinking about working as a bike courier in Seattle or Portland. Anyone do this for a living, or have friends who do?




Fucking do it man.  In a different life I would have been a bike courier.  Fuck it, if it all goes tits up, I might still move to London and become one.  I think it would be an awesome job and so I vote an enthusiastic YES!


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