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

Date: 19 Mar 2016 14:02:35 -0000
From: eoin mcnulty-goodwin <eoinmcnultygoodwin@xxxxxxxxx>


Deadly news, congrats Steve, very well deserved
Much love dude !
On 19 Mar 2016 1:44 p.m., "london courier emergency fund" <
londoncourieremergencyfund@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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