Re: [messengers] 2015 MCA Recipient Steve “Porno” Fröhlich

Date: 19 Mar 2016 13:18:05 -0000
From: Lane Dell <grubeegroova@xxxxxxxxx>


Congrats Porno. Luv u brotherman
On Mar 19, 2016 9:15 AM, "j.e.n.z." <suicycle1@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> WORD!
> Thanks Strom. Couldnt find any better words...
>
> Congrats my friend!
> Jenz
>
>
> > Am 19.03.2016 um 13:41 schrieb Messville <messville@xxxxxxxxx>:
> >
> > The International Federation of Bike Messenger Associations (IFBMA) is
> > pleased to announce that Zurich bike messenger  Steve “Porno” Fröhlich
> > has been awarded the 2015 “Markus Cook Memorial Award” (MCA) for Services
> > to the International Messenger Community. The IFBMA has awarded the
> Markus
> > Cook Award (MCA) since 1998 to the person who has inspired and empowered
> > the wider messenger community, and who puts all messengers before
> > themselves.
> >
> > Some much deserved praise for Steve by Maurice Thiriet:
> >
> >
> >
> > When I first met Steve “Porno” Fröhlich in 2001, he was sitting behind
> his
> > dispatcher desk at Flash Courier Services in Zurich wearing the
> > Goldsprint-branded hat as he always did and organizing the registration
> for
> > an alleycat and speaking his loud and somewhat strong and peculiar
> > estern-swissgerman accent.
> >
> >
> >
> > During the next ten years that’s what Steve mostly did, when he was not
> > working on his bike or at his dispatcher’s desk: Organizing races and
> > events for messengers or going to races and events organized by fellow
> > messengers all over the world.
> >
> >
> >
> > The messenger community has seen a lot of fast and successful racers and
> a
> > lot of popular party animals. What made Steve’s appearances at both
> > national and international championships special was that he was always
> > both. Never was the applause more frenetic and the cheering from the
> > messenger family louder, than when Steve passed the line first - as he
> > often did. People did not just respect him for the mere athletic
> > performance, but love him for what he was: A big brother and a reliable
> > drinking buddy who would always look after his fellow messengers - the
> > rookies equally as the veterans -  and as such he was an integration
> figure
> > within the community.
> >
> >
> >
> > Not only did Steve contribute to the IFMBA’s council for many years, he
> > also organized a number of much remembered and outstanding messenger
> events
> > such as the X-Days, the XX-Days, the Side-Show and countless
> > SUICMC-Pre-Events and other Alleycats. Still legendary is the
> > Messenguerilla, also put up mostly by Steve, who almost ruined his
> > existence by smuggling the Messenguerilla-container with the
> fondue-supply
> > for Helsinki 2006 illegally through Germany.
> >
> >
> >
> > Even during a period of severe illness and chemo-therapy Steve attended
> and
> > organized events with his messenger family and went to work whenever
> > possible, and he would always help any messenger coming to his hometown
> > Zurich with housing, bike-supply and lots of local beer and he would
> never
> > turn down anyone, who asked him for help or assistance in organizing
> events
> > for the messenger family.
> >
> >
> >
> > His dedication was inspiring, motivating and driving the international
> > messenger community to excellence in events. If there was ever an event
> to
> > be held, and no one volunteering to organize it, Steve would always say:
> “I
> > did that. It was good. Now it’s your turn. Do it and do it better.”
> >
> >
> >
> > How could you say “No”?
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