By Jeff Todd

DENVER (CBS4) – As temperatures dove into the single digits and the wind chill fell even lower into the negatives, a brave brigade was out in downtown Denver.

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“I’ve got as much clothing as I can, I’ve got my gloves, I’ve got hot water. As long as I keep moving I stay pretty warm,” said Pong Trisrivirat while sitting on his Pedicab.

CBS4’s Jeff Todd interviews Pong Trisrivirat. (credit: CBS)

For a profession that actually creates more wind chill, Trisrivirat says cold nights are worth the extra money.

“We’ll get people from point A to Point B a lot faster than an Uber or taxi cab because the way we ride through the city — and we know the city by heart — we’re kind of like ambassadors for the city,” he said. “People, they tip us pretty hard because the work we do is physical work.”

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The cold weather kept crowds inside until just seconds before the annual fireworks show along the 16th Street Mall.

Trisrivirat specially outfitted his pedicab with a windscreen for patrons. He knows the cold temperatures means he needs to work quickly.

“It’s super busy. A lot of people are going to need rides. I’ll mainly stay around the 16th Street Mall. I’ll be out here until 3 or 4 in the morning,” he said.

Jeff Todd


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