Re: [messengers] Your mother never told you about me long ago, but...

Date: 21 Oct 2010 17:09:42 +0200
From: Kevin Stewart <kevinstewy@xxxxxxxxx>


Yes, Yes Corey. Your awesome, we know.

Oh and congrats on 20 years! At least I think thats what you were
getting at here.

-stewy

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 8:04 AM, Corey Hilliard
<coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Twenty years ago I was a rookie at American Expediting in Philly. There were
> no cell phones, no radios only a pager that beeped. When it alarmed you knew
> who it was and called the office from a pay phone. I learned real fast to
> clean the receiver before putting it to my ear. I started on a cheap
> Spalding mountain bike and rode it every day for 3 years. There were no
> online stores or catalogs for bike parts. One needed to befriend the local
> bike shop so one could get repairs done quickly and parts cheaply.
>
> There was no CMWC or international internet chat group. There were no
> alleycats (there were some awesome drag races across town during work
> hours).
>
> I was fast then because of the wild angry recklessness of youth. Now I am
> fast because I know no other way to ride.
>
> Best Dressed 1999 NACCC
> Co-founder Philly Bike Messenger Association
> Promoter 2000 CMWC
> (MCA winner)
> Winner 2002 Winter Solstice Alleycat (Houston, Texas NACCC)
> Promoter 2005 ESPI
> (Created the "Tap Out" rule)
> Checkpoint sponsor 2006 NACCC
> Owner Vespid Couriers 1998-2008
>
> Still on the road in NYC riding with a RELoad bag on my back....
>
> Corey the Courier
> Never a worrier
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