I've spent the last couple of days getting paid to ride around on a bike!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Joe, 4 Sep 2007.

  1. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    I've just done a couple of days working for a carbon neutral delivery company. It basicaly involved me cycling around all day (with a trailer) dropping off newspapers and flyers at pubs and cafes around town (and taking away any old ones for recycling). I've learned a few things:

    1) It's cool getting paid for cycling:biggrin:
    2) Hauling a trailer with 100's of newspapers around the hilliest areas of town is quite a workout!
    3) You get more space on the road with a trailer.
    4) But you can rarely filter through traffic.
    5) People are really interested about what you're carrying and strike up conversations about it all the time. You can also feel like a bit of a t**t going uphill at slower than walking pace whilst drowning in sweat:biggrin:
    6) I don't know my around town as well as I thought I did:blush:
    7) It's nice to finish work with those endorphins flowing.
    8) I'm really hungry!
    9) My bike feels incredibly strange (really fast, lot's of oversteer) for the first mile or so after switching from the trailer.

    Not much point to this thread really, but I'll post it anyway;)
    Anyone done anything similar?
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    No, but I'd like to. Do you get paid enough to keep you in flapjack?
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    yeah how much does it pay?...is it your own bike/trailer? What is the uniform like:biggrin:?
  4. OP

    Joe Über Member

    It doesn't pay much, fun though! The "uniform" is whatever you want plus an orange vest. I was provided with the trailer and used I their bike (thank god, as there's no way I could have done it on my singlespeed!):ohmy:
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    ah, a paper round. in my day you did it on a bmx with a heavy sack (but hey, i was 15…)
  6. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Same here, until I got a girlfriend...

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