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Hey y’all,

I was just thinking of a cool idea — EUC food delivery. Someone in the Toronto region has been working for a food delivery company, but unfortunately got into a pretty terrible accident. There is a video of her riding on Twitter (video below). I have known her for a while; and she broke her leg pretty badly, required surgery and placing metal screws and plates. She specifically told me that she was riding at 35km/h when she slid into the back of a car tire, and her legs just kinda pushed up into the body... ANYWAYS. I just wanted to ask for your opinion, should I not even bother, or should I just be extra extra cautious. I was thinking to set my max speed limit to like 20 or 25 km/h, and wearing knee pads and elbow pads. Also in the video, she’s riding pretty fast, on city streets, with minimal gear.

People already deliver on bikes, and bikes usually ride around 16-20 km/h on average. I live near toronto, in a sliglhty less popular area, more sidewalks — I think this would be a great side job, as it has decent pay and you work whenever you want. Since you get paid per delivery and per km, my V10f would be a money-making machine. I love riding, already put 3000 km on my wheel, and making money doing something i love would be just 👌

 

 

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There was another guy that switched from bikes to EUC for food delivery. He had three V8s  that he kept charging and switched out during the day. He seemed to do well. Either way the delivery guys seem to be half crazy. 

Years ago we had a young women the rode a nice pretty pink moped around town as her main transportation. I would see her moped parked in various places down town and it always made me uneasy. I chalked it up to being a sexist fatherly type ... until I heard that she had been hit and killed. It has been 15 years and it still makes me sad ..... because I am a sexist fatherly type.  

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@Epic53 EUC is the perfect PEV to match with food delivery services in urban cities IMHO, as you don't have to go through the hassles of locking up a bike, etc.

In NYC, there are more than a handful of guys I know of that have been doing it for awhile, and out of curiosity from them, I've done it on the side as well. 

Injury is a real component of doing delivery, so as long as you know how to maneuver the pitfalls of your city and have a good defensive riding philosophy, I think you're fine.

I'd advise though, outside of the usual gear, etc, that when delivering at night (or riding at night in general), there is no substitute for a proper handheld flashlight (plus backup flashlight and extra batteries), as riding in general requires you to see upcoming obstacles, and no built-in wheel headlight can do as good a job as a high-lumen flashlight that you can point and control brightness at will (not to mention flash cars that might not see you).

 

 

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@houseofjob Really appreciate your feedback. Good idea about the handheld flashlight. Back in the olden days when i used to ride on two wheels, i bought myself a $120 flashlight 1100 lumens for my bike, and mow mounted it on my wheel. Also, wow I didn’t know there’s so many people delivering already in the US, very nice to see. I think the key to doing this safely is be a defensive rider. Thanks!

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Spent a couple of summers delivering via bike. Been thinking of this ...especially now with fewer cars on the road. 

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I do it daily since 2020 in Helsinki, if you have good experience it’s a very good job. In first month riden over 2500km on my 16x, then broke my arm, riding on a snowy weather, got operation and metal plate installed. Now recovered after 2 months and started again to deliver with euc. I recommend to get a helmet and a wrist support - this is the minimum mandatory defense, also not riding over 40km/h. I have a telegram blog as a food deliverer on euc in russian where I put daily statistics and earnings. If someone is interested you can read it using google translate.

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Some updates, riden 10k km on 16x for half a year, bought an S18, almost 1k km now in 2 weeks. Turned out that s18 is much more better for delivery. I did set a new record of 10 deliveries/47 minutes with it. With 16x I had 10 deliveries in/1h3m.

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Several EUC riders in NYC make deliveries. Kung Fu Tea is their typical base of operations.

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4 hours ago, TimeslayerHS said:

Turned out that s18 is much more better for delivery.

Why is it better than the 16X? Isn't the smaller a battery an issue?

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