Happy Mom’s Day!
It’s that time of year, when we all stop and remember Mom for everything she did for us; band-aids on booboos, making you lunch for school, and yelling at you to turn down that noise for the last time, gosh darn it! Mother’s Day is on Sunday the 13th this month, and what Mom would really love is a gift that’s on time! Call us, and we’ll make sure it is.
Pet Peeve Section
New for this month, we’re starting a column on pet peeves. The peeve this month: People who don’t know how to walk on the sidewalk. Specifically people who weave back and forth while walking – a phenomenon known as “not holding your line” – and abrupt stoppers, whom we then crash into. We’d hate to see how you all drive!
Break out the bubbly because our man did it! Breakaway Racing Team member Simon Oddy won the Tour of Battenkill race, billed as America’s toughest one-day race. Oddy won his category 5 group, in a daring breakaway from the main pack with 17 miles to go. He finished the 62 mile race in 3 hours, 3 minutes, and 8 seconds. Woohoo!
Odd Man Out
We know you all love us for our fast cyclists, spacious trucks, and convenience of online ordering. However, did you know that our messengers can be called on to do much more than just go from here to there? Whenever you need an extra set of hands, you can call us to get a messenger-on-demand, who will help you file, run errands, serve canapés, whatever you need. Call us and find out what odd job our couriers can do for you.
Fame At Last
Breakaway Boston is in the news! An article in Boston.com featured businesses that have switched to Breakaway Boston because we have cargo bicycles. The article notes that our guys (and gals) in Boston have delivered everything from envelopes to giant teddy bears. Call us and see what our cargo bicycles can do for you (we have them in New York, too!).
Neat But Useless
Recently, we went to Lance Armstrong’s web-site for guidance. There we found the following: Being overweight, or obese, can negatively affect your bodies’ chakras, especially the navel chakra, which controls self-esteem. We found our naval chakra at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Cycling there did wonders for our self-esteem!
Stump the Band
Last month we asked when and by what law Puerto Ricans became U.S. citizens? Answer: Puerto Ricans were all collectively made U.S. citizens through the Jones Act, of 1917.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard has a lot of history behind it, and has been the site where some really storied vessels were built. What were the largest vessels ever built at the Yard? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.