- Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:09 pm
I have been charging for Bird for a month now and I love it. I have applied to Lime and Skip and hope to be accepted soon. I am 50 years old, my only son just graduated high school last spring and went away to college. I signed up to charge because I have some free time and being a boring middle age man I wake up early in the morning anyway. I do have a regular 9 to 5 job so I will not be staying up all night, I'm happy to get 5-10 scooters a night. I have found that my favorite time of day is searching for scooters between 4 am and 530 am after I have released the previous night's scooters. The city is very quiet and I can can hunt out those hard to find ones that were missed the night before. In Washington DC we have a lot of large stone and marble buildings that mess up the location on the birds. I am learning to figure out where the missing spots are by looking at the way my phone is picking up the cell signals. This is not a very efficient or productive hobby. I usually spend about an hour walking and driving around downtown DC at 5 am and usually find 1 or 2. I am doing it more for the fun then for the money. As an added bonus I have lost 8 pounds in the last month and was not even trying to diet. With thanksgiving and a few christmas parties I have been indulging a little more then usual. I attribute the weight loss to my early morning scooter hunts.