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    Pedicab Drivers (Bicycle Taxis)?

    I have no idea where to post this but I found a Craigslist ad looking for part time Pedicab (bicycle taxi) drivers for the summer here in DC. I am a teacher and have the summer off and have been looking for something fun to do. I figure this might also be great century training for me too! Anyone have experience with this?

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    I haven't done it myself, but I hear it's great.

    You'd be outside riding a bicycle anyway, now you're getting paid to exercise .

    Some links:

    http://www.velotaxi.com
    (German Manufacturer of pedicabs)

    http://www.nycpedicabassociation.org/index.htm
    (New York City pedicab owners association)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    I wish I could do that. I'd do it in a heartbeat. The streets of midtown Manhattan are nearly jammed with these things lately, and it warms my heart.

    But I have a big mortgage and a kid in college and another going to start college in a year. So I can't see giving up my income stream to have this kind of fun.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Summer in DC, HOT & HUMID, not my idea of ideal biking conditions.

    As a pedicab driver are you even allowed to sweat? After all that might offend the passengers. How do you carry adequate fluids too, a CamelBak?
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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    I'd rather pedal and sweat outside than be hot inside. Seriously. Besides, you get used to it. I spent two summers as a bike mechanic outside on the sidewalk in Manhattan. Not only did I sweat, I got sooty. The water that rinsed off me in the shower was BLACK.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    I'm moving to DC in a month and need to look for a job. This does sound fun but likely doesn't pay well enough to afford my current lifestyle.

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