Firstly, I didn't really know where to post this thread, but in my sifting through previous 'courier' threads a few people mentioned this would be a good place to post. (If not feel free to direct me in the right direction.)
I'm 17 and am about to graduate from high school in June. I need a job over the summer break, and was considering being a courier (I live in Toronto, Canada). I have been riding a crappy old bike for quite a few years now, but nothing more serious than errands and some pleasure rides. I'm in the process of upgrading to a decent cyclocross bike (possibly a touring bike) and plan on commuting 25km per work(school)day until the middle of june. My only other job experience was working construction for 2.5 months last summer (60hour weeks) In terms of fitness, I play competitive hockey and think I should be a bit sore for a while, but ok in the end.
I've searched around a bit online and the few cycle courier job opportunities I've found demand 'experienced' or 'talented' riders. I can hold my own on a bike in traffic and have job experience (just not as a courier). Do you think being a courier in downtown Toronto is a reasonable option as a summer job?
thanks for you help!