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Old 05-05-08, 02:51 PM
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Bike messengers

Help educate a small town Texas boy. I see that NY has alot of bike messengers, they may be in other places also. But anyway, what exactly do these bike messengers deliver?
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Good ole Botto, we always know what kind of reply we will get from him.
Where did you go to ask stupid questions before the internet?
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but to answer the OP's general question, i belive it's mostly paper - blueprints, legal docs, etc.
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Bike messengers typically deliver small packages inside large cities from businesses. It's faster and cheaper to get through a city like nyc on a bike than it would be to have a courier in a car.
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but to answer the OP's general question, i belive it's mostly paper - blueprints, legal docs, etc.
...and anything that needs to get delivered ASAP. In Los Angeles, this can be virtually anything able to be carried by a messenger. Typical jobs in LA may include:

-film/prints (it's the Hollywood industry + post-production work)
-Legal documents, ranging from a few small papers to entire 40lb boxes.
-construction documents, prints ('blueprints' have not been in use for at least a decade now)
-small bits of artwork, prints, samples (garment industry included)
-'other' (ask the messengers doing the CenturyCity/BeverlyHills/Westside routes)

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Where did you go to ask stupid questions before the internet?
Most of the time I just ask my wife, She knows everything.
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Most of the time I just ask my wife, She knows everything.

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They deliver packages, cool bikes and HARD.
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That's actually a great story, most of it not pictured: messenger sees the dude (guy stomping on her rd) drop a large bag of fast-food trash out the window out of that brown van (pictured), in the middle of the street. She pulls up and picks up the trash, puts it back into his open window and says "you dropped this." He gets out of the car and proceeds to attack her. In a short, few moments, a few people off the street enter in the fray and start beating up the guy in response.
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Where did you go to ask stupid questions before the internet?
Why dont you use a search engine to find out?
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Why do they have those real slim bars? To get thru traffic... save weight?
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