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    They Bike for Work

    Saw this pic of Google Street View cameras in Germany (NY Times, but article was unrelated) and thought it would be interesting to see other pedaling workers if you come across any.
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    How about:

    Police On Bikes

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    Police on bikes are actually a fairly common occurrence on the boardwalks in NJ, and I've even seen a few rolling through the state capital. As for whether or not I've felt more safe, well, that's up for debate.

    What I will say, is that in some shore towns, speed limit/cycling laws are very strictly enforced, with people getting pulled over for going 26 in a 25.

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    Rider needs a Top Hat-Helmet, Black Jersey with printed shirt front and tails and gray striped bike shorts or pants for cooler days. A black with gold pinstripe treatment and brass colored side lights would be nice too.

    Not quite ready for this ride yet, but then who ever is?

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    A street vendor in Indonesia.
    [From http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/wo...ater.html?_r=0, but article is unrelated.]
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    If you take "work" pretty loosely:

    Cops: Woman robs bank, makes getaway on waiting bicycle - Times Union

    Best part: "After leaving the store [actually a bank], she jumped on the back of a silver BMX bike, driven by a male, and headed east on Eastern Parkway." Finally, we are are equivalent to drivers.

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    my contribution today at work.

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    This story of a pedaling peddler also highlights one of the most common errors on MTBR....
    Police say teen stopped pedaling a bicycle was peddling drugs : News : ValleyCentral.com

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    don't have any pics but around here there are Hispanics who use basically either a ss mountain bike frame using coaster brakes or fixie with a big front basket with 2 front wheels to sell "treats" and they are most always yellow

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    On a recent trip to york I saw quite a few bicycle paramedics pedaling around the city, they even had blue flashing lights fitted

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    mispost-ignore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwinn_Frontier View Post
    don't have any pics but around here there are Hispanics who use basically either a ss mountain bike frame using coaster brakes or fixie with a big front basket with 2 front wheels to sell "treats" and they are most always yellow
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    I wonder about this: "It may also perhaps be of interest to note that the great majority of cyclists are practically teetotalers.” Maybe that is relative to regular infantry getting plastered as often and for as long as possible? Is so, then any judicious alcohol consumption is considered "practically a teetotaler"? An imbibing alcoholic cycling commuter probably has a pretty short life expectancy.

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    Re: They Bike for Work

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    I'd do that for a living. Sounds like it would be a serious challenge, but fun at the same time.
    Bourbon: Because no good story ever started with "So, there we were eating salads".

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    was driving through Sydney Olympic park recently and thought there was a school group riding there. Got closer and it was about 30 police practising their urban MTB skills, riding down stairs and fountain steps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubby74 View Post
    was driving through Sydney Olympic park recently and thought there was a school group riding there. Got closer and it was about 30 police practising their urban MTB skills, riding down stairs and fountain steps.
    I work down the street from where the bike cops are located in my city, so they stop in for water or to hose off the bikes. Here they do about a week of initial training, from what they've talked about it sounds really fun. Kind of makes me want to be a cop.

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    I'm all for Cops on bikes, but I wish they would understand and follow the laws governing bicycle use. Around here they ride on sidewalks and do not announce themselves to pedestrians. I have, also, witnessed cops on bikes riding the wrong way on one-ways the wrong side of the street; running red lights (one nearly got hit by a bus, then admonished me when I, politely, suggested he not run red lights--accusing me of being "one of those anarchist punks" as I walked my bike on the sidewalk they continued to ride on).

    To top it all off, instead of using the bicycle unit to patrol the local multi-use paths, the PD sends its motorcycle unit to ride down the path at 20-30mph, double wide around blind corners. I nearly had a head-on collision with two cops who had the audacity to accuse me of wrongdoing.

    /Rant off.

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    How about Bike Movers

    How would you like your next move to be by bike?

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    Hungry for Soup?

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    I asked one of the riders the other day how they keep the soup hot. It was 18 degrees that day. She said that it comes cold and the customer heats it up on their own. I thought it was a good question.

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    How my employeer gets office supplies

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    My favorite...

    The beer bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    I'm all for Cops on bikes, but I wish they would understand and follow the laws governing bicycle use. Around here they ride on sidewalks and do not announce themselves to pedestrians. I have, also, witnessed cops on bikes riding the wrong way on one-ways the wrong side of the street; running red lights (one nearly got hit by a bus, then admonished me when I, politely, suggested he not run red lights--accusing me of being "one of those anarchist punks" as I walked my bike on the sidewalk they continued to ride on).

    To top it all off, instead of using the bicycle unit to patrol the local multi-use paths, the PD sends its motorcycle unit to ride down the path at 20-30mph, double wide around blind corners. I nearly had a head-on collision with two cops who had the audacity to accuse me of wrongdoing.

    /Rant off.

    Millions of people around the world make their livings from the utility of bicycles.
    So they ride like they drive? Honestly, one of the worst-behaved road cyclists I have ever ridden with was a cop. He would drift unpredictably into traffic, never signaled turns, and only stopped at red lights/signs if there was a car coming.

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    You have to love an ice cream entrepreneur with "Sprinkle" in her name...

    or are they "jimmies" where you live? Which reminds me, the brief snow yesterday looked just like the white stuff topping Sno-Caps candy.

    Cold-Hearted Thief Steals Popular Sacramento Ice Cream Company?s Unique Vending Bicycle « CBS Sacramento

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    ^ There is a circle in hell waiting for the thief and there won't be any home-made ice cream!

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    "...best job in the city right here"

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    Bicyclist Killed by a Bus Rose Above Usual Anonymity of Deliverymen in the City

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/ny...temail0=y&_r=0

    Pedro Santiago, 45, was known as a gregarious deliveryman who made friends with customers, and sat and read Dostoyevsky and Cervantes in two languages during his downtime.
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    These bike-cop stories are starting to remind me of when I was a kid and thought I wanted to be a cop because they were the only ones that got to ride horses in Manhattan.

    Wisconsin cop chooses bicycle over squad car despite the frigid weather | wcsh6.com

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    Riding the gauntlet - collecting empty fireworks boxes during Chinese New Year in Beijing
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    from http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/...29&tntemail0=y

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    "Bikes are awesome, that would explain [it]."

    Bike delivery services springing up around St. Louis : Business

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    Window Washing Service on 2 Wheels


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    Re: They Bike for Work

    This is the town I live in now. There's a huge cycling culture here, and I'm loving that this idea could come to light. Just to give an example, in a town of 40,000, we have 5 bike shops, one of which is a good 7-8000 square feet.
    Bourbon: Because no good story ever started with "So, there we were eating salads".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    I'm all for Cops on bikes, but I wish they would understand and follow the laws governing bicycle use. Around here they ride on sidewalks and do not announce themselves to pedestrians. I have, also, witnessed cops on bikes riding the wrong way on one-ways the wrong side of the street; running red lights (one nearly got hit by a bus, then admonished me when I, politely, suggested he not run red lights--accusing me of being "one of those anarchist punks" as I walked my bike on the sidewalk they continued to ride on).

    To top it all off, instead of using the bicycle unit to patrol the local multi-use paths, the PD sends its motorcycle unit to ride down the path at 20-30mph, double wide around blind corners. I nearly had a head-on collision with two cops who had the audacity to accuse me of wrongdoing.

    /Rant off.

    Millions of people around the world make their livings from the utility of bicycles.
    Cops are generally terrible human beings that act like they're above the law. I haven't met one that isn't dumb as sh!t. At least bike cops usually don't look like this guy:
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    They Bike for Work

    Well this thread just took a wrong turn...
    Bourbon: Because no good story ever started with "So, there we were eating salads".

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    Sorry. Disregard. Carry on.

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