And to be honest, it was 108 but 1 was because i got the wrong bank. i turned it in.
I made like 30 trips today tho, lots of holiday bonus's i am sure. i got a guy who gave me 8. I got two regulars who got me 5 and 4 respectively.
Still though, has anyone made about that in postmaids or snap courier?
And i am bike delivery man. I mean i don't think i did more then like 6 miles of actual travel today but I ride fixie. Tired as fuck man
I did work 9 hours, so i only comparatively made 90-107 or like 20.1 an hour. and i normally work 8 hour shifts, this was 9 hours. Normal for tips is about 14 an hour.
Contrary to Nik's assertions that couriers are the most pro hardcore cyclists that spend more time riding that pros, actual couriers wait around for jobs to come up, and spend lots of time in the elevator, walking through lobbies and hallways.
There is a reason bike messengers are usually young and on the fringes of society.
Although I know an investment banker who did a stint as a messenger before going into banking because he thought it was cool. He brings it up all the time to make it sound like he "pulled himself up by his bootstraps" even though his parents were paying his rent and probably an allowance during that time.
I deliver for JJ's.
I guess it's not as real a cycling job as courier or messenger, but i was thinking of doing those on the side.
The hell do you do for a living man?
Yeah, it's just that i have a super high speed fixie, which means high as hell gearing and starts/stops all the time.
It's not doing 6 mi. It's doing it at sprints from start/stops. And that may have been low. idgaf. i'll look at my stats today
i was thinking of getting a real messenger job to count my bike as a deductible
>it's not as real a cycling job as
you make more money doing less work though
I pull some extra weight for the management staff and get paid a flat 10/hr plus tips instead of fucking 5/hr on the road fuck that, and this is even at a corporate store
I can deal without the extra internet street cred
you don't live in a city with messengers, do you. it's a rhetorical question because it's obvious you learned about messengers from watching movies.
regarding fixies, some do, some don't. messengers use whatever is cheap and available. sometimes this means a single speed or fixie. but you also see them riding BSOs, hybrids, straight up road bikes, MTB with slicks, etc.
Damm, how do you do that? I was told i can be driver and get tips or progress up the JJ chain as PIC, Asst, ect ect. I don't care to do that, so i do this
I did 20 mi's a day back when i had classes 10 mi out of town. I also lift on the side. and god nigga, avg delivery is .3 mi, i did 30+ trips that da. Do some math yourself. I'm fine muscle wise.
Outside of some odd knee pain i hope doesn't happen again
Most of the other guys do MTBs. I did fixie because i like how it rides. Makes it light for cheap. Also, to prep my bike i need to
1. Fill tires (infreq)
2. Oil chain (infreq)
I never have to deal with gears breaking an shit. It makes the bike a lot easier to clean and keep clean.
I was thinking about buying another one to have outside as my outside bike and retire the one i'm on, minus the wheels and tires. Gatorskins for life man. I don't care if i'm riding on toothpicks and prayers when it rains, i don't have THAT many problems with them
Honestly, i don't think any geared bike will be able to do deceleration like that
Right now i'm leaning twards having a geared bike as my new delivery, just cause i need to go faster and safer.
1. Alum frame
2. Disk Breaks
3. STI shifters
4. Drop bars
5. Rack Preferable.
Also, that easy maintenance thing is important.
To check if my current fixie is ready to ride, i need to
1. Check tires
2. Check Chain
3. Check Breaks.
4. Check seatpost/rear rack
With a gearless bike i have no gears to test tension in an shit.
Same time, my fixie is still pretty high geared, so it's a bitch to keep starting it up. Hell, i went ahead and started doing a running start. The fact that that is EXACTLY WHY GEARED BIKES WERE INVENTED is why i'm thinking of going back to gears
I don't get any tips but I put this roller on the back of my base load cause I had room and it was on the way. Basically a 1450.00 bonus my chapparoos