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Why do seemingly none of them wear helmets? I'm pretty sure the franchise would have to pay workman's comp claims. They invest in cycling jerseys for their delivery people, but not a helmet?



2013-05-15 12:55 PM
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I have no idea what Jimmy Johns is, but that does seem strange. 
2013-05-15 1:19 PM
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That does seem crazy. If nothing else, bad advertising.
2013-05-15 1:44 PM
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They don't really look good on a fixie without a brake...  Plus, helmets are too "mainstream," man.  Geez...  
2013-05-15 1:51 PM
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They do in TX and FL... But they offset that by riding very dangerously.
2013-05-15 2:10 PM
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jeng - 2013-05-15 11:55 AM

I have no idea what Jimmy Johns is, but that does seem strange. 


They make sandwiches they call "gourmet"...
But really, they are just sandwiches (and poor ones at that).
Meh.


I am surprised that helmets are not a requirement.



2013-05-15 2:11 PM
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jeng - 2013-05-15 10:55 AM I have no idea what Jimmy Johns is, but that does seem strange. 

You have now officially admitted that you have lived a deprived life.

2013-05-15 2:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Jimmy Johns Delivery Cyclists
Because they are freaky fast. Duh!
2013-05-16 8:30 AM
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Helmets are just not mainstream to the majorty of the population.

Also, their risk managers have not realized the exposure.  I own a construction company and my insurance carrier has never audited my use of safety equipment.  I do use safety equipment and my accident modifier makes my insurance company happy.

2013-05-16 8:54 AM
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It will just take a big lawsuit.

I'm not sure how the liability laws are for self injury though.  For example if a delivery guy is driving a car but doesn't wear his seat belt.  Is the company liable for his self injury.

However, if he's driving and causes an injury to someone else due to negligence I could see the company being sued as it was part of his work.

So, the long and short is, I have no clue. 

2013-05-16 9:00 AM
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GomesBolt - 2013-05-15 2:51 PM They do in TX and FL... But they offset that by riding very dangerously.

JJ's is about two blocks from my office in downtown Sarasota, so I see their delivery guys bombing around every day.

Never seen any of them wearing helmets.

The thing that bothers me is how they blow through stop lights/signs, curb hop, blast down sidewalks, etc.  Just waiting for one of the them to mow down some elderly retired couple on the sidewalk.  Not doing a lot to enhance the image of cyclists in general.

Most of them ride fixie beaters, but one older mangy guy rides a Cervelo that looks to be a couple of years old, but very dirty.  He made a delivery to our office one day and I started to ask him about his bike, thinking he might be a free-spirit roadie moonlighting as a sandwich delivery guy.  It was apparent the guy didn't know squat about bikes, other than he had a "nice" one.  Hate to say it, but I have suspicions about exactly how this guy "acquired" it.

Mark 



2013-05-16 9:26 AM
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they wear helmets here.  I do have to say, they do not follow any laws of the road when delivering their sandwiches.
2013-05-16 10:34 AM
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RedCorvette - 2013-05-16 10:00 AM

GomesBolt - 2013-05-15 2:51 PM They do in TX and FL... But they offset that by riding very dangerously.

JJ's is about two blocks from my office in downtown Sarasota, so I see their delivery guys bombing around every day.

Never seen any of them wearing helmets.

The thing that bothers me is how they blow through stop lights/signs, curb hop, blast down sidewalks, etc.  Just waiting for one of the them to mow down some elderly retired couple on the sidewalk.  Not doing a lot to enhance the image of cyclists in general.

Yeah, the Sarasota guys are idiots.  I almost hit one a few weeks back because he "jaywalked" across an intersection against traffic.

2013-05-16 12:37 PM
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We don't have the delivery cyclists in the burbs...but I become a very happy woman when we got one a few miles from here!

The sammiches are delicious!! (Whoever thinks otherwise is crazy!!) And they sell their day old bread for 50 cents a loaf...they make FANTASTIC meatball subs or other sub sandwiches... I have been asked why I enjoy JJ so much vs. a place like subway. I feel like their ingredients are much fresher.

Plus they are from Central IL - like me! (EIU was where the first one was...)

</semi-related hijack off>

2013-05-16 2:21 PM
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They wear helmets here in VA. They also tend to ride mountain bike not fixies.
2013-05-16 3:55 PM
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pitt83 - 2013-05-15 1:30 PM Why do seemingly none of them wear helmets? I'm pretty sure the franchise would have to pay workman's comp claims. They invest in cycling jerseys for their delivery people, but not a helmet?

Do they supply the bikes?



2013-05-16 4:38 PM
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Delivery here is by car, don't think they wear helmets. And the sandwiches are great, much better than Subway at a comparable price.
2013-05-16 5:34 PM
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RockTractor - 2013-05-15 1:10 PM
jeng - 2013-05-15 11:55 AM I have no idea what Jimmy Johns is, but that does seem strange. 
They make sandwiches they call "gourmet"... But really, they are just sandwiches (and poor ones at that). Meh. I am surprised that helmets are not a requirement.

 

I like their Billy Club 

2013-05-16 5:52 PM
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I'm just sad they are in only 41 of the lower 48 states.  And 6 of those make up New England
2013-05-16 6:12 PM
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Hubby enjoys the Ultimate Porker...the sandwich.
2013-05-17 6:48 AM
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lkct01234 - 2013-05-16 1:37 PM

The sammiches are delicious!! (Whoever thinks otherwise is crazy!!) And they sell their day old bread for 50 cents a loaf...they make FANTASTIC meatball subs or other sub sandwiches... I have been asked why I enjoy JJ so much vs. a place like subway. I feel like their ingredients are much fresher.

Sorry, any sandwich place that doesn't have mustard as one of the standard toppings (you have to get it in packets after the fact, if they even have any packets) is not a place I want to go.

I've always found their sandwiches to be... meh...



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