February 1, 2005
Some people really take commuting to work by bicycle seriously. Aaron Schueller of Brooklyn Center runs his own house painting business, from his bike, and designed and built this trailer to economically and athletically haul his paint, equipment and supplies. As an added bonus to his physical fitness, he also gets new customers by riding to and from work. He said that because he’s driving at a slower pace than an automobile and he’s right out there where people can talk to him, he’s actually been stopped by pedestrians who saw his rolling sign to tell him they needed their garage or house painted.
Aaron found a way to be environmentally friendly while performing real-world job tasks that we wouldn’t normally consider doable by bike. The possibilities to do the unthinkable are greater than we often allow. And Aaron has proven that if our minds are willing, there's a way. If I saw this Pedal Painter riding down my street I’d hire him just because of his can-do attitude.
Posted by carl1236 at February 1, 2005 4:17 PM | Attitude
That's awesome. That guy is my hero. Except that I have no desire (or ability) to paint houses.
BTW, it isn't lost on me that you posted at 4:17 in the afternoon. The smog must be messing with your circadian rhythms or something...
Posted by: Jim at February 1, 2005 10:31 PM
Hehe, yes, and tonight also I'm posting early. Yesterday was really strange for me. I was exhausted and asleep by 10pm and then was wide awake at 4am this morning. My internal clock is really messed up I think. Must be the smog! But since I posted early two days in a row, I'm starting to like it. haha.
Posted by: John at February 2, 2005 5:40 PM
Yeah, I go to school with this kid in Montana. He thinks he has it all. Just kidding. Aaron is self sufficient, and also has telepathic powers. He can also knock people out with a skunk-like stench if you threaten him. I'm glad I have not made enemies with the guy. Oh yeah, he secretly studies wizardry or black magic (I'm not exactly sure), but one time I saw him on top of a building cursing gibberish at the clouds in the rain. Hawks flocked his presence as his arms spun like propellers. The guy was soaked to the bone. Man, I got outa there with with a confussed look on my face.
Posted by: John Kasen at July 7, 2005 10:43 AM
Hehe, yeah, that stench part is funny. With as much as I sweat riding my bike everywhere, I have to pay more attention to that than before. Actually, drinking so much water all the time, my sweat seems much cleaner and less smelly than before. Or maybe I just can't smell myself anymore. But then again maybe this is why Aaron was standing in a rainstorm: It was an efficient way to wash his clothes and shower at the same time! ;-)
Posted by: John at July 7, 2005 9:02 PM
One time this guy sarinated me at my door step while I was home from school sick.
Posted by: Keisha at March 28, 2006 4:00 PM
Nice. Is a sarinade better than chicken soup?
Posted by: John at March 28, 2006 9:26 PM