Forgot to say that my buddy, John, was asking me if I would be interested in going to work for him. While he was here in school last year he got a decent job riding a bike and being a courier/messenger in the mornings and afternoons, in between classes. He made some good money from that and all he needed was a bike and a messenger bag
The cool thing about messenger bags is that you can ride the bike with both hands on the handlebars so you can shift and use the hand brakes without any hesitation or chance of slipping. His bike cost a little over $300 but he made that back the first week he worked for those guys.
So after he got out of school and needed to start making serious money, he decided to start up his own courier service. He uses a fleet of guys to ride bikes around downtown, but he also got a contract with a chain of auto repair stores to deliver tires from the distribution center to their stores all over town. All you need is a small pickup truck or a van to drive for him and there is steady work – as much as you want to do.
So, I’m thinking about that – I’ll be out of here next week and need to make some cash over the summer. So maybe driving a truck and delivering tires is the way to go.