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    We have them here in Columbus. Most people consider us to be "Midwest." There are a lot fewer now in part because a lot of the courts and government agencies the messengers used to file things with now accept electronic filings.

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    I find it hard to believe that nearly 1/3 of those responding to the poll have never seen a bike messenger.

    I can't walk a block at lunchtime without seeing a few.
    Every company I have worked for in SF uses them several times a day. I work for a real estate developer, and even though I make more money than they do and have better benefits, whenever I see them go by through the window in my cube I wish I was out there riding instead of sitting at my computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edp773
    I see they posted. LOL. I recieved an error each time that said no post was made. You cannot believe everything you read.
    i got the same thing...but it posted for me too

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    Here's the page for the CMWC (Cycle Messenger World Championship)

    http://www.nybma.com/cmwc2005/

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    Sometimes I pretend to be a messenger on my fixie with my jeans & messer bag on my commute to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    Sometimes I pretend to be a messenger on my fixie with my jeans & messer bag on my commute to work.
    How do you "pretend" to be a messenger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    How do you "pretend" to be a messenger?
    ....by riding my fixie in my jeans & messer bag on my commute to work.
    Last edited by roadfix; 01-17-06 at 09:51 AM.
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    Lots in downtown San Diego. Easy to spot. They're all riding fixed.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    I have never seen the president in real life, but I have seen many bike messengers, so therefore the president is not real and bike messengers are. Maybe bike messengers are the president?
    I've seen both in the flesh, but neither in Indiana.....being a small town hick, I gawked at both
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    I once saw this guy on a bike &....... oh wait! That was me!

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    never seen one
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    It comes from an indominable will." -Gandhi

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    kind of a scary neighborhood if messangers are being hit by swinging dead chickens

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    Lots of them. I linve in New York City. There are thousands (actually, I have no idea how many there are, but there must be a lot).

    They mostly ride fixies. Some ride single-gear bikes, track frames, but have a freewheeling single cog in the back and a front brake only. Often the frames are completely wrapped in old inner tubes. The seat is usually about a foot higher than the handlebars.

    They're amazingly fast.

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    Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention that my younger brother worked as a bike messenger for a couple of years. This was a long time ago -- at least ten years ago, maybe more. I'll have to ask him.

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