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    You guys see this?

    I know, the nerve of me posting in LCF. But there was a brief article in BusinessWeek about a woman from Zipcars that started a new site. It's called Goloco. It's a "service that helps people quickly arrange to share rides between friends, neighbors, and colleagues."

    I thought this might be of interest here in LCF, as it seems like the kind of site that would help those that are hanging on to cars for the most infrequent of trips to finally cut it loose. Likewise, if you are totally car-free, but do require a ride once in a while, it could be useful. I'll probably blog about it later too.

    Or you could just throw me down the well.

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    I can see that being useful. Wehn I had a car I gave rides to a lot of people. I still offer to pick up stuff for neighbors when I ride my bike to the store, even though they have cars. And I occasionally ask friends for a ride to get bulky items or whatnot. I'm not a total purist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Or you could just throw me down the well.
    I just saw an angry mob headed this way wearing "I hate cars" t-shirts brandishing pitchforks and carrying a piece of rope with a noose at one end. You better run mate!

    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
    I just saw an angry mob headed this way wearing "I hate cars" t-shirts brandishing pitchforks and carrying a piece of rope with a noose at one end. You better run mate!

    It will take them at least 15 hours to get here. Longer if they have a stop in New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I know, the nerve of me posting in LCF. But there was a brief article in BusinessWeek about a woman from Zipcars that started a new site. It's called Goloco. It's a "service that helps people quickly arrange to share rides between friends, neighbors, and colleagues."

    I thought this might be of interest here in LCF, as it seems like the kind of site that would help those that are hanging on to cars for the most infrequent of trips to finally cut it loose. Likewise, if you are totally car-free, but do require a ride once in a while, it could be useful. I'll probably blog about it later too.

    Or you could just throw me down the well.
    A little touchy, Brian, these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    ...Goloco...
    The interesting hook is to treat ridesharing as a form of social networking (a la Facebook).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    It will take them at least 15 hours to get here. Longer if they have a stop in New Zealand.
    ...are you in town? (in Oz?) if you're in Sydney I have a cold one in the downstairs fridge with 'Brian' written on it, let me know when you'll be here to consume it and I'll spark up the barbie.
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
    ...are you in town? (in Oz?) if you're in Sydney I have a cold one in the downstairs fridge with 'Brian' written on it, let me know when you'll be here to consume it and I'll spark up the barbie.
    Nope. I lived in Newcastle, but then the missus decided that we should not be going to the beach at Christmas in 100+ weather. Now she has snow at Christmas, and is happier. She is the Novocastrian, I'm the Seppo, go figure. But you can throw on a couple of snags, and have that beer for me.

    Anyone who has ever driven in Sydney, near Paddy's, would be giving up their car. No doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    It will take them at least 15 hours to get here. Longer if they have a stop in New Zealand.
    And longer yet since we'll be in pedal boats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    And longer yet since we'll be in pedal boats.
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    I can see that being useful. Wehn I had a car I gave rides to a lot of people. I still offer to pick up stuff for neighbors when I ride my bike to the store, even though they have cars. And I occasionally ask friends for a ride to get bulky items or whatnot. I'm not a total purist.
    I'm not a total purist either - one of my Cadillacs has a V6 engine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    It will take them at least 15 hours to get here. Longer if they have a stop in New Zealand.
    Not if they take the vast fleet of pedal powered blimps.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Not if they take the vast fleet of pedal powered blimps.



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    That is one of the most fantastic things I've ever seen. Do you think they'd let me ride it to work? I think we actually have a 25 foot door in the high bay area...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-o View Post
    That is one of the most fantastic things I've ever seen. Do you think they'd let me ride it to work? I think we actually have a 25 foot door in the high bay area...
    Watching you land and go in the 25 foot bay area would be something to behold. Straight out of a James Bond movie.

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