After going to Chicage and seeing all the bike messengers in the city it got me thinking... Is this really a safe job? I mean I guess no job is really safe in the long run. Yet it seems to me this job would be less then safe due to the traffic you must compete with while working. My uncle (who lives in chicago) is an avid cyclist said that he would never do such a thing because of the daily risk it imposes. It also got me thinking about smog and air polution while working. I guess this could be a problem but doesn't everyone take in this air polution no matter where they are? So basically if anyone has actually been a messenger I wondering what it is like and is it safe.