Re: [messengers] MCA

Date: 6 Oct 2014 18:22:43 -0000
From: stefan vis <fishmeisterasd@xxxxxxxxx>

Ok then. Andy duncan has been a messenger for a long time. The history of
the utrecht bikemessenger co-op has to be told by someone else but he was a
key figure to holland's only succesful co-op.
Andy is a scotsman of very high brilliance being one of the few english
speaking foreigners willing to actually learn dutch. Which is always a
token of wanting to be involved. He also started a little bike shop helping
many people to honest bikes and advices. Resulting in people travelling
from all over to visit andy and buy something or have a coffee.
Andy has been president of the ifbma. A very unthankful job in the
messengerworld and I have never heard one person that was happy being it.
Andy is someone you wanna know and meet. He has done so much for us as a
messenger and now as an exenger he keeps inspiring us with a completely
different episode.

Its absolutely amazing how you can live with the things andy had to endure
but he turned all of that episode into something extraordinairy positive
but yet food for thought. And that is due to his outstanding IQ. For the
ones who have followed it, you know what I am talking about.

I think its time that andy is getting recognized for his humble appearance
and inspiration to basically every big life's questions.

I think I cannot even come close to explaining how valuable this person is
to anyone. If you need a chainlink or a good deep conversation, of which
for some reason I never had the pleasure having one personally but I did
have the pleasure of just being in his presence; it doesnt matter.
I say had. Because he moved back to scotland.

I seen him some months ago twice in my neighborhood, by chance.

I want to be clear that this price should go to andy at this time, not
because the last few horrifying but yet inspiring and unexpectly crazy turn
of faithly years; (If that is correct english I like to use it) but rather
for his steady and humble appearance in the messenger world. Mind you he
has finished more 24 hour messenger races than anyone else.

I think we as a collective can write books about this guy. So im gonna stop

On Oct 6, 2014 7:44 PM, <alibaer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> +1
> i believe we all can't be thankful enough for all the things andy did for
> our community, but in the recent time he was fighting a different struggle.
> with all the support from the community (i myself feel sorry for having
> done too little) and the news i got about andy's recovery, i today am
> confident that andy is gonna win the fight and soon be the selfless
> contributor for our structures he was before (especially after the majority
> of his fellow scotsmen proved to be as dumb sheep as anywhere else. sorry
> for that, andy!).
> i couldn't vote for strom for reasons obvious to him, me and some others
> (and i'm not familiar with most the other nominated people and their
> actions), so i don't.
> but i still would lik to nominate him and i can tell from my experience in
> the past years and even stronger this year, when strom was bursting between
> various commitments, he's working his ass off to spread solidarity and to
> make the community stronger.
> he's one of the founding members of basel-based MEO(messenger event
> organisation) that brings messengers from all companies in basel together
> and keeps financial pressure from messengers when they organize events.
> voting for strom also means recognizing the work of everybody involved in
> MEO.
> when he registers for an event, he might not turn up, but still is one of
> the first to pay the registration just to support the people and their work
> at the respective event.
> and he shares his bed not just with fellow messengers but also with
> depressive dogs!!
> so all you who were able to benefit of strom's contributions this year,
> get your asses up and vote!!!
> ali
> Am 2014-10-06 11:38, schrieb AZ:
>> When nominating people, it would be nice to say WHY you are nominating
>> said person. Not everybody knows everybody or what they have done.
>> Please remember, this is not a popularity contest, and it is not a
>> lifetime achievement award. Of course past accomplishments do factor
>> in, but really this is in recognition of a person's contribution to
>> the mess scene in the past year.
>> Thanks!
>> --
>> AZ
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