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  1. Mista T

    Since when ...

    ... is 5th and Belmont considered part of Chinatown?
  2. Mista T

    Opportunity on Lyft!

    Got this on the Lyft app this morning. Let me get this straight, Lyft... You are telling me about an 'opportunity' to deadhead hours to Bend, drive people to and from a drinking event for minimum pay, then deadhead home again? How, exactly, will I "earn big"??? PASS!!!
  3. Mista T

    $ per mile

    Did pretty well last night, as measured by $/mile. Normally on a long Fri or Sat I'm making somewhere between $1.25 and $1.50 per mile. Yesterday it was about $2.33. Some good cash tips and a cash ride helped, mostly due to the parade and streets blocked off.
  4. Mista T

    Naked bike ride

    June 29th Laurelhurst Park is where it starts
  5. Mista T

    Kinda famous pax

    (Pickup from a hotel downtown) Where ya from? New York. What brings you into town? I'm a musician. Cool, what kind of music? Jazz, but I like all kinds. Right on. I'm guessing you didn't come all the way from New York to play at Joe's bar & grill, where's the gig? I forgot the name of...
  6. Mista T

    Extra taxes for Portland drivers

    Reminder: 2 additional taxes required for Portland area drivers. 1. Form SP-2018. Found on the city of Portland website. If you do business in the city, you must pay a tax. Minimum $100. If you do business in Multnomah county, you must also pay tax. Minimum $100. This form will cost you $200...
  7. Mista T

    Unusual results yesterday

    Nothing exciting here... Just posting between requests... Normally my U/L ratio is 50/50 or 60/40 in favor of Uber. Last night I did 12 Uber and 22 Lyft. Rather unusual. The % of pax that tip me (either cash or in app combined) is usually 25-40% on Uber and usually 33-50% on Lyft. My Lyft...
  8. Mista T

    No blue light signs allowed

    This is new
  9. Mista T

    Weekly stats ending 1-20-19

    Okay, well Tuesday was horrible, and Wednesday was horrible, so I didn't bother driving Thursday. And Friday I had a company event which involved drinking, so I didn't drive Friday evening. Even with the horrible showings during the week I still ended up okay. Gross $/hr: $24.50 Gross $/mile...
  10. Mista T

    Scooter will return to Portland

    Scooters will return in the spring. Date not set yet. 2nd trial will be a 1 year program. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/709777
  11. Mista T

    Rotten Tuesday for me

    3 hours out 7 rides so far $34 grossed Not a single tip What's my average ride, like $4.75? Sheesh. $11.50 per hour really sucks.
  12. Mista T

    Weekly stats: Week Two

    What is an ant? Someone who drives for base, among other things. Well, that’s everyone in Portland now, I think. 2nd week of January, tracking driving stats 30+ rides on each platform. My ratio was exactly 50/50, which is strange since I often gave heavy preference to Uber (due to the $3...
  13. Mista T

    Nice Sunday ride

    Pickup in Wilsonville. Young couple wanting to go to that amusement park in Sellwood. That's a nice long drive, I'm happy with it... We arrive and the place is deserted. Look on website, it says open 1-4. Time: 2pm. Ain't no one around. Bummer! "Driver? Do you know where Pioneer Place is? We...
  14. Mista T

    Driver meet up ?

    For the people who are interested in meeting, are you more interested in a morning, noon-ish, or afternoon or evening meetup? Cast your vote, let me know yet thoughts. I'm thinking next Wed or Thurs since its so slow during the week days.
  15. Mista T

    First week, stats

    Okay people, here are my stats for last week: * since no one else has mentioned they are tracking anything, there's no point in me explaining how to get the numbers. * these numbers are from Jan 1st thru Sunday night. they do NOT include NYE, which I already reported in a separate thread...
  16. Mista T

    My dessert tonight

    Couldn't pass it up!
  17. Mista T

    Staying positive on a slow night

    Unbelievably slow tonight! In the spirit of positivity, here are some reasons to be thankful for the slowness: . Traffic is awesome right now . Didn't get summoned to Moda, not once . My brain doesn't hurt thinking about how to spend all that money I didn't make . No service dogs, no drunks...
  18. Mista T

    Free BK meals for life?

    Man has lunch a local Burger King, almost a daily thing for him. Uses restroom, ends up getting locked in for an hour. After he's out, the manager promised a free meal every time he came in. They kept the promise for 2 weeks, then corporate says No more. Suing for the cost of a free meal for...
  19. Mista T

    NYE stats

    Over 10 hours put in. About 1 hr was complete online dead time or dead miles. Including those, I averaged $49/hr gross. Grossed over $500 total. $3.37/ mile driven 3 tips on Uber for $5 total, out of 20-25 rides. 7 Lyft tips for $28 total out of 10-15 rides. Lyft was 38% of my rides but 29%...
  20. Mista T

    Just another average slow night

    Lots of people still out of town. Traffic is light, that's a positive, but rides are fewer. Uber showing a surge of $7.50 at the airport, yet there are 56-60 cars in the queue. Fake surge? Why yes, I think so. Almost killed a pedestrian downtown. Dumbo decides to cross Broadway with almost...
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