Thank you for the bike light recommendation.
garli
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  1. You’re welcome. In the past, I’ve certainly lost bike lights this way as well. The torch has some heft to it, so it’s harder to leave behind.
  2. Yes, I did feel a bit guilty about the potential for disenfranchising couriers. Working as a bike messenger is exhilarating and fun, but I wasn’t really aware of the protections most bike messengers have (and fought for) until I did a bit of research. Then again, I’m not trying to make a career of this, so how much impact does my individual riding have on the industry? It’s hard to quantify. And Uber could very well decide tomorrow to pivot its focus (as it has many times before) and get out of the courier industry altogether, should it not prove profitable (and should bikers start to organize). I just read about a ride sharing app that offers greater equity to drivers (http://observer.com/2016/08/we-tried-juno-the-company-trying-to-overthrow-uber-by-giving-50-equity-to-drivers/) than does Uber; hopefully they can grow to compete with the current behemoth (and expand to bike delivery).
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