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

Date: 19 Mar 2016 13:41:53 -0000
From: london courier emergency fund <londoncourieremergencyfund@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Amazing!

On Saturday, 19 March 2016, Lane Dell <grubeegroova@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Congrats Porno. Luv u brotherman
> On Mar 19, 2016 9:15 AM, "j.e.n.z." <suicycle1@xxxxxxx <javascript:;>>
> wrote:
>
> > WORD!
> > Thanks Strom. Couldnt find any better words...
> >
> > Congrats my friend!
> > Jenz
> >
> >
> > > Am 19.03.2016 um 13:41 schrieb Messville <messville@xxxxxxxxx
> <javascript:;>>:
> > >
> > > 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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