Hey, it’s been a while since we talked about cabbing. Jim, you still kicking asses across town? Who else here cabs? Anybody new?
I got into it because I knew this girl Betsy that did it, and I knew I was at least as badass and strong as her, so I figured what the hell.
I’ve been cabbing since 07, living on nothing but pedicabbing since last summer. This winter has been rough; I got sick a few times from the wicked cold (so looking forward to spring) and a couple other times I couldn’t work because of non-work related ankle injuries. But mostly it’s been good. When the weather turns to shit, people appreciate riding under the canopy when I surprise them while they’re walking.
I live in a college town, so hella pedestrians to pick up. Since I’ve been doing nothing but cabbing, I’ve gotten a lot better at coaxing people into the cab. I’m super zen-polite.
The other day, I used my pedicab to haul some really big wooden crates that I found to my house. I made furniture out of them.
Sometimes, pedicabbing pulls in the sup-girls.
This summer when I get my awesome ghetto blaster I think I’ll bring it along on the cab sometimes. But not all the time.
This weekend I get to ride in a cool parade. It’s for True/False film fest, so it’ll be hella indie/hippie. It’s an all-human-powered parade, so there will probably be many a bike-float.
The other day I got a nug as a tip, normally that doesn’t happen until spring, so I was psyched.
Sometimes people on bikes skitch, other times they might push me if they’re feeling helpful. What I really like to do is find two people walking, and one of them has a bike that they’re pushing, because then I can pick up the one without the bike, and then we’re all three riding.
Mostly, older people don’t want to ride. Just the under 30 crowd. That’s fine.
People always ask if it’s hard. I tell 'em I’m strong.
Post pics everybody:
These dudes are friends of mine, they like to jam mobile:
Me with cab supgirl:
These teletubbies mugged a dude after this pic was taken. They knocked him off his bike and wrestled and stuff, it was odd:
Halloween. I was a mailman and I had weird packages in the trunk of the cab that I gave out:
At a Mizzou game, tailgating. You know I got in on that BBQ:
Parade last year, with Snow White, and a dude on a p-far:
I rode with this dude in DC. It was his first day, and he helped us covertly follow a girl we knew to the post-office:
These kids were tripping acid during a parade: