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trx1 09-08-10 09:51 PM

so u wanna be a bike messenger
 
watch this, then decide

tligman 09-08-10 10:28 PM

mildly entertaining...

531phile 09-09-10 07:01 AM

So let me get this straight, when you become a bicycle messenger, you become an animated character? Cool!!! I want. I want.

pablosnazzy 09-09-10 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 531phile (Post 11433967)
So let me get this straight, when you become a bicycle messenger, you become an animated character? Cool!!! I want. I want.

you don't just get animated...you get to see into the future...by at least 15 seconds, but still....YOU SEE INTO THE FUTURE!!!!!!

Kimmitt 09-10-10 01:29 AM

15 seconds is enough for me to make a killing on the market, if I work at it.

009jim 09-11-10 06:55 PM

I'm not a bicycle messenger, just a commuter, but like them, I can also see into the future. Yes, 15-30 secs is about right. You also have peripheral vision like a spider.

1nterceptor 09-11-10 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trx1 (Post 11432951)
watch this, then decide

I've worked as a messenger on motorcycles for a few years with a few companies,
Early Bird Express, Messengers on the Run, and others. Nothing has changed then
and now, bike messengers make very little money for risking a lot. Most get into
another line of work after a few weeks.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=8Jkf__aUQpE&feature=channel[/video]

Garfield Cat 09-12-10 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1nterceptor (Post 11448891)
I've worked as a messenger on motorcycles for a few years with a few companies,
Early Bird Express, Messengers on the Run, and others. Nothing has changed then
and now, bike messengers make very little money for risking a lot. Most get into
another line of work after a few weeks.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=8Jkf__aUQpE&feature=channel[/video]

Could you show us your messenger bike?

1nterceptor 09-12-10 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garfield Cat (Post 11450229)
Could you show us your messenger bike?

I had a few, Kawasaki KZ440, Honda VFR700, Yamaha FZR600.
My last messenger gig was with Urbanfetch about 10 years ago,
I was riding a Honda VFR800. I'm at work right now, when I get
home I'll put up a photo or two.

If you mean the bicycle I'm riding in my video, it's just your average
2009 Fuji Newest 1.0. Other than adding fenders, lights and a bell;
it's pretty much stock.


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