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

Date: 2 Nov 2010 16:09:43 +0100
From: "thomas kasper" <thomas.kasper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


> congratulations for surviving . those were the days . now it&#347; just
like you said . i'm fast because i know ALL ways now . well , i imaging
to be fast . cologne is not that big . twenty-one years and counting .
greetings  to all .


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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