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Old 04-01-2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default Re: Motorcycle Courier: Is It a Worthwhile Gig?

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Old 04-01-2007, 12:43 PM   #2
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Since I may soon have to consider another career the peter pan in me wants to know too...
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the links!
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:19 AM   #4
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I tried it 20 years ago. Riding all week, all weathers, killed riding as a source of fun. I stopped riding at the weekends. Worse than the loss of fun factor was the shortened odds that you're heading for a spill. Familiarity breeds contempt and it can be hard to spot the risk that isn't worth taking. For me, riding for money was a mistake, but I had to try it to find that out.

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Old 04-02-2007, 12:05 PM   #5
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Yeah, I found out the same thing working in the Porn Industry.



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Old 04-02-2007, 12:06 PM   #6
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Sorry, that was s'posed to read "CORN Industry".
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:12 PM   #7
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1. Yes. I spent last summer (about 3 months) as a courier in Seattle and I liked it alot. The money wasn't great. It worked out to about $90-120 a day, sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on how many packages they give you.



2. I got alot of enjoyment out of it, but I was also glad that I only did it for 3 months. I think it'll depend on the person.



3. No. My bike got about 50 mpg. I use relatively soft tires, because it always rains in Seattle, but they're not super expensive. Just don't crash, because THAT's expensive. Also, don't ride a brand new bike, obviously.



4. Depends how much money you want to make.



Make friends with your dispatchers. Where I worked, they determined my paycheck more than any other factor. And of course, drivers are idiots, you are invisible, stay out of their way.
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