Re: [messengers] Fwd: WBAB

Date: 10 Jun 2010 00:24:45 +0200
From: "Mr. White" <dublinmessenger@xxxxxxxxx>


Messengers who never try and organise something beautiful or think a bit
bigger blame other messengers for their problems.

Don't berate people for shooting for the moon, even if they miss they'll
still be among the stars.


On 9 June 2010 23:14, Willy Wonker <fetologist@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Lets get MTV on board?  Fuck yeah, thats what being a courier is all
> about.  Messengers are always blaming everyone else for their problems.
> Once you sell out last little piece of our/my world you'll blame everyone
> else.  I'll blame you.
>
> --- On Wed, 6/9/10, sinya <sinya@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> From: sinya <sinya@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [messengers] Fwd: WBAB
> To: "Messenger list" <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 12:29 PM
>
> YOUR OPINION IS...?
>
>
> TO: IFBMA MEMBERS
>
> Those who attended ECMC 2010 Budapest might have heard the organizers
> mutter something about how never again will they organize a big scale
> messenger event in their city.
> Well...
>
> Instead, for the Warsaw World's next year, I proposed to them the idea
> of the WBAB (World's Biggest Alleycat, Bitchezzz!)... The biggest
> pre-event ever.
> Fortunately, or unfortunately , they happen to like the idea, and
> seeing how well they organized ECMC2010, not to mention CMWC2001, I
> have all the faith that, if we put our minds to it, it can happen.
>
> To that end, we present the idea to you, the IFBMA community, so that
> you can offer your ideas and insight.
>
> The original idea was to incorporate a multi.city alleycat, comprising
> of Montreal, Bordeaux and Budapest, ending in Warsaw in time for the
> world event.
>
> Since then, we have made an interim itinerary hoping to include New
> York and/or DC, Ottawa and/or Toronto, Paris, Bordeaux, Geneva, Basel,
> Z├╝rich, Salzburg and/or Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and/or Prague,
> maybe Berlin, and of course Warsaw.
>
> The end result would be... the World's Biggest Alleycat. There would
> be an alleycat event in each city with prizes, perhaps, for fastest
> local, fastest out of towner, but most importantly, fastest WBABer,
> that core group of riders that started the event in Montreal.
>
> The bigger this idea gets, the more we have need of sponsors, which is
> our first big hurdle... (hopefully MTV, or Eurosport 2, or Discovery
> can document (i.e. pay) the whole thing). (My first idea was that the
> prize in each city would be a working jersey from one of that town's
> companies.) Other concerns would be, emergency medical assistance, and
> the legality of the courses (especially for the concern of sponsors),
> ... And most importantly, logistics... Travel concerns and time
> duration. All of these (and more) will have to be worked out. But, it
> is an exciting prospect, so I, and the Budapest/Montreal courier
> communities present this idea to you.
> Bottom line... Whaddayathink?
>
> Presented by: Kole Kerr, Sinya and 9.81
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