Re: [messengers] Fading Cult

Date: 13 Apr 2010 22:50:33 +0200
From: Lane Kagay <cetmaracks@xxxxxxxxx>

You're speaking my language, Alias.


On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Alias Johnson <aliasjhnsn@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> As an old guy (58 next week!) and a messenger in the late sixties and early
> seventies, I never got the "cult" thing anyway. I was a DC messenger for a
> law firm and had extremely long hair and dressed like a "hippie" (whatever I
> bought at the thrift store). I could (and did) walk into any Federal
> Building in the District WITH my bike and was never asked for ID or
> harrassed about bringing my bike inside! Bike messengers were few and far
> between as most courier services used BMW motorcycles at the time. I left DC
> and went to live the seafaring life before the "cult" was established...
> glad I missed it! I ride SSMTB mostly now, though I own road bikes and full
> blown geared MTBs. The one thing I dig the most though is hanging in the bar
> with the real thing!
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