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Old 06-09-07, 11:39 AM   #1
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took a pedi-cab ride last night

I went to the Cincinnati reds game last night, and took a pedi-cab ride from where we parked to the game. It was fun. The bike was a trike with e-bike motor on the front wheel. I tipped $5. This is a service that should be encouraged, and patronized.
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Old 06-09-07, 12:45 PM   #2
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It definately is fun!!

I have taken a couple pedi-cab rides, but none on a motorized pedicab. My first ride was at night to view lights. Just the right speed to enjoy the light display.
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So, what color did they paint your toe nails?
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Careful...

They run around the ball parks here in Houston as well and are very popular. Maybe a month or 2 back there was a story/investigation on the local news that most, maybe all, of the pedicab drivers were uninsured, and therefore you have no protection when in one. This came on the heels of one getting hit by a car. There were no passengers, and luckily the driver had no life-threatening injuries. I don't go to that area of town much, so I'll likely never have the opportunity to ride in one anyway.
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I think if they are running as a buisness, they should be insured. I wonder though if the cost of insurance would make it impossible to make a profit. He was doing excellent buisness last night.
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The cabs in New York City are uninsured. Many of them are rented and I doubt the owner of these bikes has insurance for his business. They are fun but ride at your own risk.
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So, what color did they paint your toe nails?
I don't have any toe nails to paint.

Most people do not have insurance on their bicycles, so I imagine most pedicabs do not either.
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Most people don't operate their bikes as a buisness.
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Oops double post
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I have a friend who did pedicabs in downtown houston for quite awhile. He always said something about paying the boss to rent the cab, then the boss took a certain cut or something. I never thought about that being a liability/insurance issue. I know for a fact my friend didn't have any special insurance.
He definatly built up some muscle. Also, while the Astros were doing well.... he was BANKING like crazy. $100 tips, and running ALL night practically till sun up. He made good money all the time... but when there was a sporting event in town, the money got ALOT better. I wanna say his was a three speed hub with no e-assist.
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