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Old 01-28-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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Ok, I just got a crazy Idea.

I have been hurting for money lately, and been trying to think of a way to make money..

I just thought of this, I dont even know if anything like this is out there..

Motorcycle courier..

Like a bike messenger, but on a motorcycle..

Do you think there could be a demand for this?
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I have been hurting for money lately, and been trying to think of a way to make money..

I just thought of this, I dont even know if anything like this is out there..

Motorcycle courier..

Like a bike messenger, but on a motorcycle..

Do you think there could be a demand for this?
there are certainly human couriers that are employed by companies. when i worked in downtown we used to use couriers all the time... but the only thing is that car is a cheaper mode of transportation than the motorcycle (unless ur riding a 250 ninja).. per mile motorcycle requires more maintenance costs (although maybe a bit less gas)... so if u wanna be a courier you can try doing it in a car.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:16 PM   #4
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I know in Cali there is sucha thing, but lane splitting is legal, so the motos make better time.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:42 PM   #5
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Good idea....

Or...you can always do what I did....sell a Ferrari on Ebay..pocket the money and run from the law.
Of course, I got caught so....i'd recommend leaving the country.
lol you serious? man thats efed up
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I have been hurting for money lately, and been trying to think of a way to make money..

I just thought of this, I dont even know if anything like this is out there..

Motorcycle courier..

Like a bike messenger, but on a motorcycle..

Do you think there could be a demand for this?
, the whole reason for a bike courrier is to go from places in a small area like dt to midtown, now like an express service for parcels, may be kind of cool to go from ie, south to north houston, but the whole motorcycle thing sounds like a good marketing tool
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, the whole reason for a bike courrier is to go from places in a small area like dt to midtown, now like an express service for parcels, may be kind of cool to go from ie, south to north houston, but the whole motorcycle thing sounds like a good marketing tool
Thats what Im thinking.. like that will be my "edge"
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get a business name at a tax accessors office for ;ike 12 buck, and go for it, gl shooter
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I think its a good idea if it would not be for how limited you are to carrying size... and if its a size you can carry, then the price they would pay you would not be enough to cover gas and other expenses... They would only pay so much before they would simply put the small envelopes in the mail... also take into account weather... If a company were to hire you, they would need the service in rain,sleet or snow... good luck tho
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I think its a good idea if it would not be for how limited you are to carrying size... and if its a size you can carry, then the price they would pay you would not be enough to cover gas and other expenses... They would only pay so much before they would simply put the small envelopes in the mail... also take into account weather... If a company were to hire you, they would need the service in rain,sleet or snow... good luck tho
well yeah but ive worked freight(18 wheelers in the city) and now for fedex people pay a load for same day service, a 10lb box from houston to maybe laporte will cost about 65 buck for same day service as freightcharge, no bs, hes on the something
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I agree 175%... and I would love for him to make it happen... the cost is not the big issue... To me the amount he could carry and the WEATHER would be the biggest deal... It rains like a in Houston... so just take that into account... High water is prevalent in H-Town
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I agree 175%... and I would love for him to make it happen... the cost is not the big issue... To me the amount he could carry and the WEATHER would be the biggest deal... It rains like a in Houston... so just take that into account... High water is prevalent in H-Town
I will be restricted the same way Bike messengers are..

A nice size water resistent backpack will hold enough. I could also rig up some type of saddle type bags.

Weather is not that big of an issue, other then flooding. I ride in all weather as do many others.

Ofcourse, if it flooding.. ALL over and all routes are impassable.. I doubt there will be a need for a courier.

I think I may make up some buisness cards, and get a DBA.. And maybe talk to Chris about a sponsership?
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got some things to consider;

gas mileage already considered.... how about ground clearance to park on a curb? Tickets?

And u gonna have an extra cuz if it gets stolen while ur making a drop business still needs ur service to keep going...
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I think it's a good idea. With any new business there will always be obstacles to consider, but I'd be down to help if you needed any.
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this very same business has crossed my mind many times over the years. I could see it working easier in a different city... houston is jacked up when it comes down to things. chicago, NY, LA, san fran etc all seem more centralized and oriented to such a service. Houston is just so spread out.
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