Re: [messengers] A Man Called Horse

Date: 8 Oct 2010 12:20:27 +0200
From: Michael Dodd <mikeydodds@xxxxxxxxx>


And how about that courier that put his foot down before he made his free
throw?

Travel.

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Kirk Dungan <happycourier13@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Shit baby, sorry someone pissed on your Cheerios's.
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> From: Willy Wonker <fetologist@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: Messenger list <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>; Joe Hendry <
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> 'street-hip road warrior'  This shit is getting better and better.
> Funny i thought Craig from Seattle was the worlds fastest.
> Oh and when did cheating become 'a technicality'?
> Fuck it, who cares.  Delivering an envelope from a to b should not be
> glorified
> like this.
> --- On Thu, 7/10/10, Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> From: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [messengers] A Man Called Horse
> To: "Messenger list" <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
> Received: Thursday, 7 October, 2010, 10:56 PM
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> A Man Called Horse
> New York’s bike messengers live life at warp speed. And one man is
> speediest of
> all: Austin Horse.
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> The Red Bulletin, September 30, 2010
> “When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the
> human
> race.”  - HG Wells
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> He arrives like a lightning bolt. Bam! He’s right beside me. Note to self:
> better reset my notions of ‘now’, ‘in a minute’ and ‘pretty fast’.
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> Austin Horse – ‘the world’s fastest bike courier’ – does time differently
> from
> you and me. His sense of how long things take is compressed, heightened,
> intensified. He lives life on permanent fast-forward. Two, maybe three,
> minutes
> ago we had spoken to fix a meeting point. “I’ll be with you real soon,” he
> closed, from an unspecified nearby New York spot where he’d just completed
> his
> latest delivery. Enough time, I figure, to buy and drink a coffee.
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> Buy, yes; drink, no. By the time I’d purchased said beverage and walked
> outside
> NYC’s Grand Central Station, to meet beneath the Park Avenue overpass,
> Austin
> has arrived, skidding to a perfectly positioned halt a couple of feet from
> my
> feet. He hops off gracefully, unclipping his clip-in shoes and trotting the
> last
> couple of steps towards me in a single fluid movement.
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> He looks the part in such an unshowily cool way it’s hard to stifle a
> smile: a
> workhorse street-beaten fixed-gear bike; courier trousers (‘pants’), that
> look
> like regular jeans, but with threads of stretchy Lycra interlaced and a
> reflective strip inside the turn-up; a discreet black cycling cap and, of
> course, a massive bag, containing who knows what, strapped to his
> shoulders. The
> kit’s all there and it’s all pukka stuff – but if you didn’t know what you
> were
> looking for, you’d miss it.
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> He’s no Lycra-Nazi ‘roadie’, but a street-hip road warrior, prepared for
> pretty
> much anything this endlessly exciting metropolis can throw at him. In
> square-rimmed black Ray-Bans, there’s a whiff of Clark Kent to his style
> and
> he’s a twist of nervy energy, with a quick smile, handshake and a glint in
> the
> eye that’s always saying, “C’mon, let’s go.”
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> Full article at (pg 52)
> http://issuu.com/redbulletin.com/docs/1010_redbulletin_nz?mode=a_p
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