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Get a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Hardcover Edition of my best stories driving thousands of strangers in San Francisco as a rideshare driver!
Get a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Hardcover Edition of my best stories driving thousands of strangers in San Francisco as a rideshare driver!
Get a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Hardcover Edition of my best stories driving thousands of strangers in San Francisco as a rideshare driver!
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10k Rides: My Illustrated Journal Driving for Uber & Lyft

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Stretch Goals:

  • $444 Sell 4 VIP TICKETS for Story #52 in SF ACHIEVED!
  • $1,000 FUND Book Cover on 99Designs ACHIEVED!
  • $3,675 Produce limited First Edition Hardcover ACHIEVED!  
  • $5,000 Release Secret Story #53! ACHIEVED!
  • $7,500 Release Story #54 ACHIEVED!
Help Unlock Story #53 from Lyft Celebrity, Hiphoplyft!
Help Unlock Story #53 from Lyft Celebrity, Hiphoplyft!

I'm Chris, I always wondered what it'd be like to drive strangers as a taxi driver, so I signed up to drive for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar in San Francisco. 

10,000 Rides is my illustrated journal of the most interesting comments, conversations and characters I encountered along the way. (Read Samples). 

My dear friend, Scott, spent 200+ hours illustrating my wildest experiences! (View the Illustrations on instagram)

Christopher Lin and Scott Tuckfield
Christopher Lin and Scott Tuckfield

This collectible book doubles as a beautiful coffee table book and a trusted "sit on the john" companion. 

I don't recommend reading these stories to your kids, unless you want them having nightmares about the complexities of the human kind. I have omitted all the original names to protect the privacy of my passengers. 

Kickstarter Excluisve Rewards

  • $1: PDF of Secret Story #51 will be Emailed To You
  • $9: eBook in ePub or Mobi format
  • $15: Paperback Version of Book
  • $25: Hardcover Version of Book
  • $35 Early Bird Character Sponsorships (SOLD OUT)
  • $40 Limited Character Sponosrhips (SOLD OUT)
  • $45 Final Chance Character Sponsorships (SOLD OUT)
  • $111 Story #52: Tickets to VIP Ride in SF (SOLD OUT)
  • $200 Cat Sponsorship (SOLD OUT)
  • $5,000 Original Artwork from Artist, Scott Tuckfield (Limited 1 of 1)

Timeline

  • September 2014-October 2015: Finish Journal
  • November 2014: Launch Kickstarter
  • November-December 2015: Complete Final Edits
  • December 26th, 2015: Announce Character Sponsorships
  • December 29th, 2015: Publish on Amazon
  • January 2015-February 2015: Order, Autograph and Ship Books

The Stories (Blog @ 10000rides.com)

When Cats Call Uber
When Cats Call Uber
Furries Use Uber
Furries Use Uber
Fake San Francisco Dog Walkers
Fake San Francisco Dog Walkers
Leronious Scorpion
Leronious Scorpion
                                      
Reverse Racism
Reverse Racism
Crosswalk Cartwheel
Crosswalk Cartwheel
Berkeley Assault
Berkeley Assault
BIBO "Breathe In, Breathe Out"
BIBO "Breathe In, Breathe Out"
Save a Fireman
Save a Fireman
Lyft Line Rejected
Lyft Line Rejected
Homeless Schizophrenic
Homeless Schizophrenic
Pretty People Have Ugly Fights
Pretty People Have Ugly Fights
Cokester Jokesters
Cokester Jokesters
Balls Deep in a Gay Sex Ring
Balls Deep in a Gay Sex Ring
Stereotypes
Stereotypes
Dirty Professor
Dirty Professor
"I wanted to get caught"
"I wanted to get caught"
Orgasmic Popcorn
Orgasmic Popcorn
Alameda Manslaughter
Alameda Manslaughter
Weekend in Jail
Weekend in Jail
Travel Warrior: 300 Days on the Road
Travel Warrior: 300 Days on the Road
Epic Deer Time
Epic Deer Time
License to Bitch
License to Bitch
Lyft Tinder
Lyft Tinder
Papaya Breast Enlargement
Papaya Breast Enlargement
RNGP "Real Niggas Get Paid"
RNGP "Real Niggas Get Paid"
Concussions
Concussions
  
Extreme Personal Training
Extreme Personal Training
Mount Everest Ego
Mount Everest Ego
Meter Maids Pack Heat
Meter Maids Pack Heat
Uber Lyft Conspiracy
Uber Lyft Conspiracy
PBR & Wine Cocktail
PBR & Wine Cocktail
Lyft Therapy
Lyft Therapy
Trapped in Marin
Trapped in Marin
Do Rideshare Drivers Get Lucky?
Do Rideshare Drivers Get Lucky?
Uber vs Lyft Passengers
Uber vs Lyft Passengers
Whistle by the Graveyard
Whistle by the Graveyard
Beautiful and Brilliant
Beautiful and Brilliant
Dirty Laundry
Dirty Laundry
         
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Wine, Butter, and Bacon
Wine, Butter, and Bacon
Asian Atheist
Asian Atheist
Angry Korean
Angry Korean
Cronuts, Urban Foraging and the Fake Homeless
Cronuts, Urban Foraging and the Fake Homeless
Overheard in the Backseat
Overheard in the Backseat
5 Star Rating Ransom
5 Star Rating Ransom

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Tim Ferriss Parenting
Work Spouses
Work Spouses
Trippin' Balls
Trippin' Balls
The Final Ride
The Final Ride

Risks and challenges

There are possible delays for book printing, but I am using a mid-scale book printer in the United States, and not anticipating any delays.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    YOU'RE AN UBER TIPPER!

    You can't tip on the Uber app, but you can tip me here!

    $1 gets you a pdf of Secret Kickstarter Story #51. This exclusive story about a lying scientist will not be published with the Amazon Paperback or eBook.

    +I'll also toast to you during the character assignment video. (1ml per pledger!)

    +All pledgers will be invited as viewers on my 12/26/15 8AM PST Google+ Hangout, where I will randomly assign the characters to my pledgers.

    +Shout Out on Twitter or Instagram @10000rides. Tweet or Follow Me, and I'll return the favor.

    +Everyone can read one free story daily at tr.im/10000rides

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    YOU'RE A SUPER SUPPORTER!

    One (1) Illustrated eBook Version delivered in .mobi or ePub format. You'll be the first to get the eBook, plus you'll get a sweet deal!

    It'll be $9.99 on Amazon when I publish it!

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    One (1) Illustrated Paperback Book. Get it first! It'll be $15.99 on Amazon when I publish it in January!

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    YOUR LIBRARY SMELLS OF RICH MAHOGANY!

    One (1) AUTOGRAPHED First Edition Hardcover of the Book. Only the "First Edition" Hardcover WILL include Secret Story #51 in print.

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    YOU'RE AN IMMORTAL EARLY BIRD! The First 50 Character Sponsorships get a smokin' deal!

    One (1) Character Sponsorship: Congratulations, you have unlocked immortality! I will randomly assign one of the characters in the book after you during my Google Hangout on 12/26! Your name will appear below the Title on the Illustration page in the book.

    You can live vicariously as one of my 100 characters for all of eternity!

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    YOU'RE JUST IN TIME! Grab one of 24 Character Sponsorships at $40!

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    YOU'RE FASHIONABLY LATE! Snap one of the Final 20 Character Sponsorships for $45!

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    JOIN A FURIOUS FOURSOME:

    You and 3 strangers will will partake in a custom 2 hour car ride in the San Francisco Bay Area. I will create a zany adventure for us, and Scott Tuckfield will illustrate our experience! (Adventure starts and ends at Tacolicious, in San Francisco) This will be story number #52 if someone decides to pick up this awesome award!

    This reward does not include lodging, or transportation to the pickup location.

    All 4 of you will be randomly named as one of the characters in the book.

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    MEOW! YOU'RE A FRISKY FELINE:

    Sponsor my favorite character in the book, the mind-controlling cat. I will name the cat after you, and your name will appear below the Title on the Illustration Page.

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    YOU'RE AN ECCENTRIC ART COLLECTOR!

    1 Autographed Mosaic of the Original Artwork produced by Scott Tuckfield. Each frame is 4”x4,” and the entire art piece is an impressive 45”x30.” Of the 4 sets that were drawn, only one is available for sale. This is an incredible piece of artwork!

    + You get to CHOOSE which character you want to be named after in the book. (Everyone else is chosen at random, except the cat)

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