Re: [messengers] A Man Called Horse

Date: 8 Oct 2010 13:50:45 +0200
From: Kirk Dungan <happycourier13@xxxxxxxxx>


Lot a cheerio's got pissed on today, what 'bout the cat in the blackberry add, 
he looks a little soft, just sayin'. lighten up Francis.





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From: Michael Dodd <mikeydodds@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Kirk Dungan <happycourier13@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: messengers@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Fri, October 8, 2010 2:20:24 AM
Subject: Re: [messengers] A Man Called Horse

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 <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Thu, October 7, 2010 3:34:57 PM
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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 
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>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. 
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>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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