Although he can haul 200 pounds of crap on his specially equipped cargo bike and business might be up 20%, chances are Hoardi Depalm, owner of Checkered Courier, is still as miserable as ever. If Mike Dee is the world’s angriest messenger, Hoadari isn’t far behind. You almost can’t blame him either. Riding around all day on a big ol’ goofy bike through grueling traffic on someone else’s time schedule like a package jockey can be daunting for anyone. And it’s also probably the #1 reason why a scowl is permanently etched onto his face. |NYT|
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