Monday, December 07, 2009

Rule #2

Be realistic.

The reality of riding in city traffic is that its your life you're playing with.

Those cars are big and the driver is always going to win.

If they hit you, you're the one who is coming out on the losing end- they're going to kill you in air conditioned comfort...

So it's your responsibility to take care of yourself!

Ride within your limits! We have all seen the videos of messengers riding like idiots in traffic, but here's the reality- that's what they do. I'm sure most of them don't know the best way to set up a computer server or even build a webpage, but they all ride everyday for hours in traffic and most of us don't.

Being a pedi-cabber in the city, I ride in a lot of traffic. When I first moved here I watched all the videos and thought it would be cool to ride like that for bit. I had way too many close calls and realized it wasn't worth it.

There is nothing wrong with stopping at a stop light or having front and/or rear brakes!

Sure, you may not look as cool as the guys on the videos, but I bet you'll live a lot longer!


As always, we welcome your comments, tips, and experiences! And comments- said that already. my bad.


Today marks the halfway point of our 12 days of Christmas sale!!! Follow us on twitter or sign up for the newsletter for the daily update! We haven't done deals like this since... well- i don't know- I don't think we've ever had deals this good- maybe once or twice, but RARE!!!

If there's a shirt you've wanted, but never had the cash, we're letting some go so low I feel like a used car salesman talking about it!!!


And the contest is still open to do a guest review of an Axiom Phoenix rear rack that you get to keep!!! you just have to do 2 things:
  1. follow us on twitter and post the following message: RT i want to guest review an Axiom rack for #1lesscar
  2. email and tell him why you should win! that's it-
I haven't received an official deadline to enter, but i know it'll be over by the end of the month if not before, so if you want a shot at it ya better get on it...

See ya wednesday!