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Old 12-08-05, 10:57 PM   #1
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Tomorrow's going to be AWESOME NEW YORK CITY!

32 degrees, 2-4 inches of rain/snow!

Do y'all think the manhattan or brooklyn bridges will be rideable?
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Old 12-08-05, 10:59 PM   #2
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yessssss!
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Old 12-08-05, 11:12 PM   #3
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you guys wouldn't be that psyched if you were messengers. it's not fun.

important edit: if you are a messenger and psyched... you're nuts. there i said it.
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Old 12-08-05, 11:16 PM   #4
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i am a messenger. i'm from wisconsin.
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do you guys get better pay/more runs/less competition when the weather is bad? I messengered for three weeks in the summer in Philly, and always for the worst company.
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Old 12-08-05, 11:17 PM   #6
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more runs because of less competition. at least that's the way it is for me, at a big company. redmenace will probably get the same amount of work, because all of his coworkers are pros. (right?)
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http://www.psolar.com/id5.html

Works great for me.
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Old 12-08-05, 11:25 PM   #8
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more runs because of less competition. at least that's the way it is for me, at a big company. redmenace will probably get the same amount of work, because all of his coworkers are pros. (right?)
haha, no... i'll get the same amount of work because i am a ****ty messenger. that doesn't mean the rest of the crew are not pros, though. they shred and they'll prove it tomorrow.
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Old 12-08-05, 11:27 PM   #9
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More runs, less comp as well. My company, strangely, pays "inclement weather bonuses" which help soften the blow, a little.
RM- I'm psyched. See you out there.
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Old 12-08-05, 11:34 PM   #10
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If I get my stuff in order , I should be making a comeback tomorrow. Why? I still figuring that out.



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Old 12-09-05, 06:47 AM   #11
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alright, bugger it all, let's do this crap. brrr.
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You show that shiyot boots! Go get em tiger. Bikes aren't enough like little league.
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Pretty gnarly out there boys, be safe. I never minded the snow so much, but when it changes to rain(like it's supposed to today...) it's all bad.
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oh man it's great out there in philly...about 25 and raining. hahaha...f'yeah! sorry redmenace, i'm nuts...and from wisconsin...on that note, boots, are you a messenger in WI, and if yes, where at?

-jason

edit. sorry, if you were still a messenger in wi, you probably wouldn't be concerned about the weather in nyc, and/or, you'd be used to it.

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Old 12-09-05, 07:39 AM   #15
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It is cold and raining today and I'm sick at home looking like a wimp.
I might go to work just to prove otherwise...
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yes, tomorrow will be awesome. today sucks.
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today does suck. and i haven't even left yet. i have to admit i used to have fun working in total **** weather like this, but that time has passed. i'm old now and i am no longer amused. i'd like to -play- in the snow but to work in it is less interesting to me. i think that's because if i'm playing, i'm doing it on my own terms and if i get tired/wet/cold/bored i can just leave and go inside. that's not going to be the case today.

let's rip **** up, NYC.
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Old 12-09-05, 08:18 AM   #18
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Im not even going to attempt it today.

but if you guys are on canal street today, come on by the shop and I will have a cup of hot coffee or Tea waiting for ya.
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