Monday, September 3, 2012

DNC: The view from uptown

Hustling from the Mint to the Bechtler to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Sunday, especially in the rain and heat, can definitely crimp a girl's party style. So I used a trick I've used several times in New York, when I don't have to go far but I want to save shoe leather: Hail a pedicab.

For $5 and a tip (I'm always generous to pedalers), veteran driver Raymond Dudine gave me some good advice. Worth bearing in mind this week: "You have to be smarter than traffic. Be nice to corner officers. Pay attention."

And since my camera cut off his phone number, here's another way to reach him if you need a ride: 704-668-9496.

Thanks, Raymond.