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

Date: 22 Oct 2010 14:35:07 +0200
From: Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx>


For a while I did. They were nice because you could have a conversation with
everyone at the company at the same time. They sucked because the
conversations started when you were trying to have a special quiet moment in
an elevator or with that cute receptionist...

Corey the Courier
Elite NYC

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 9:36 PM, Yogi @ sydbma <yogi@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Did you own a Motorola brick?
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> but...
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> yo corey! i remember those pager times... actually more fun:) ride safe and
> say my regards to rogers and sunny! mo
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: Messenger list <messengers@xxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thu, Oct 21, 2010 2:04 pm
> Subject: [messengers] Your mother never told you about me long ago, but...
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> 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).
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> 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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