Breakaway News Volume No. 32 Issue No. 2 February 2018

Love’s Labor’s Month

Happy Valentine’s Day! Now, let’s all have a talk. You know, and we know, and your girlfriend knows, that if you don’t get that box of chocolates and tickets to that show, that you’ll be in big trouble this Valentine’s Day. So, what to do? Call us, of course! We can have that chocolate, tickets, AND even a stuffed animal in your hands faster than Cupid’s arrow can nail you. So, give us a call. We have long experience helping out here!

Segway Psychos

It seems like all the time, as technology progresses, there are more and more things to dodge that makes the streets of our burgs look like a real life version of Frogger. Texting drivers, distracted walkers, those costumed wackos in Times Square. Now, add Segway owners to the mix. Our own Fearless Leader RK quickly had to dodge a Segway driver while cycling in to work, bruising a calf and turning his morning ride into a mini Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome scene, only slower. Pay attention, people!

It’s Still Winter

The 2nd day of the month brings all our attention to a certain rodent in Western Pennsylvania.  The legend of Punxsutawney Phil tells us that if he sees his shadow, as he did this year, we’re in for a long winter.  Recently, though, a number of pretenders to the throne have popped up offering their own predictions.  Our own Staten Island Chuck, for example, saw spring on the way. We’ll stick with the local guy.

Photo Finish

All of our messengers, of course, are equipped with the hyperShip app, to make their lives, and your lives, easier. Now, we have a new feature: We can take a photo of the delivery drop for you and all to see. Call for details.

Bulking Up

We at Breakaway, both in NYC and Boston, have long done bulk deliveries. Now, we’re taking it to a new level with e-commerce bulk as well. If you have a large e-commerce order that needs to go out, we’ve got the right tools to make sure it gets there. From warehousing, to organizing, and last mile delivery, we are able to handle 300-400 e-commerce deliveries a day. And, if we deliver using our French-made, high capacity bicycle trailers, everyone gets a free baguette. Unless you’re going low-carb. Then you just get a picture of one.

Swings and a Miss

Climate change sure has been exciting this winter, and by exciting, we mean downright annoying. Swings into the 50s alternating with sub-freezing temps are really crazy on the wardrobe, especially when it’s cycling kit. What’s a courier to wear?

Stump the Band

Last month we asked who founded the holiday of Kwanzaa and when it was first celebrated. Answer: Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1967 and was created by Professor Maulana Karenga.

T-Shirt Question

Created in 1958, Spandex or Lycra revolutionized sportswear, especially sports with high sweat. What did cyclists wear before? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.