FAQ for Riders

Read the entire FAQ before contacting to book a ride

I’ll drive Hikers, Cyclists (including eBikes), Kayakers, Canoes, small ATVs, motorcycles, and anyone in need of transportation

I drive 24/7 to anywhere (so, yes, Cohos, Baxter, etc., yes, Portland, Boston, Burlington)

“Car Spot” Rides should be at start: I pick up from vehicle (usually morning), drop you off, and you make your way to your car at own pace without worrying about meeting ride

Truck seats five passengers (in seatbelts)

I welcome dogs (and other animals)

When requesting ride give exact locations such as trailhead parking area name (not what mountain you plan to hike) etc; kayaks often map coordinates help if boat launch has no name (same for AT hikers)

Rides are priced starting when I leave home/current location to pick you up …. they are not just from trailhead to trailhead (I can’t stress that enough)

Be Ready! agreed upon time is for you to get in mine, not to repack your stuff, head to bathroom, pay parking fee …. delays at one ride create a domino effect and make me late for the next

You look for ME at pick up, you’re among a sea of others I’m easy to spot

I’m not a “shuttle” that pulls up/drops at set locations and loads people on to share cost or a “taxi” sitting around hoping for a fare …. I wake up and leave the house to drive for YOU …. you’re most welcome to offer empty seats to defray costs, but I need to charge what my time/truck are worth

Not being a taxi there is no dispatch, the one taking requests is also the one driving, please be patient while waiting for a response

Bailouts happen, I never want someone to push through an injury or dangerous conditions because they don’t have money with them …. I’ll pick up for free in true emergency (if you give any money that is voluntary) …. if I pick up and bailout was because of poor planning or hubris I will let you know cost and you can send it to me once you’re settled at home

If you eat or drink on ride please hand me rubbish to toss in bag I keep, please don’t leave it in back seat …. if you have allergies I keep tissues and sanitizer (please, God, don’t jam tissues in crease of seat!)

Masks are optional, you may choose to wear them

Night before and morning of ride, keep phone you used to make arrangements with you, Do Not Turn It Off Or Pack It!! …. if you booked using fb messenger it is assumed you have messenger on your phone and will be able to respond w it the morning of

Bicycles/Kayaks/Canoes: this summer while I’m post surgical I cannot climb into truck and secure your bikes and boats, you must do it all yourselves

Final step in booking is 50% online deposit (CASH only for remainder at drop off)

If it’s dark at pickup please turn on your dome light or headlights so I can see you …. or at least headlamps (however, you should be looking for ME)

IMPORTANT especially if you’re contacting when time is of essence and/or you’re in a sketchy cell area: put as much info as possible in first contact …. instead of vague “can you give me a ride” go with “I’m So and So, can you take me and X number of people/dogs/bikes from A to B on Whatever Day at _:__ a.m.”

On occasion I will use Plucky the Hyundai to transport hikers either on a long distance like Cohos or if Allicoulda(ford) is being worked on

I will alternate when truck isn’t necessary (solo hiker to Canadian border, etc) to save gas or if truck in shop

Kindly worded feedback welcome, feel free to message or text me your thoughts

*This FAQ is subject to chance, most recently updated May 31, 2021*

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