Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Day 10

NYC Bike Messenger.

It's raining outside and I just put my fenders on for the second time in the last ten days. Not bad. I'm out earlier than usual today for the holiday rush. I'll work 10 hrs today. Run by run everyone will get there documents and wine. Lots of wine today.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

day 3

Day 3 NYC Messenger. And today it's raining! I'm a bit sore at this point with the ego and body. Bounced off a couple things yesterday and got a little lost looking for 10 Rock. Learning to flow with traffic and ride on the left side where there are no buses to ride me into the sidewalk. Thanks Mimi. I've got a radio and a big bag now from cyclehawk. Gotta run.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

He's a bike messenger? Gasp!

Most of you probably don't know that I've moved to NYC. I have moved to NYC. Cobble Hill in Brooklyn to be precise. When I think about it, you all probably do know because I've most likely called you for advice or to see, by chance, if you had connection in this city only slightly larger than Davis. Today will be my first as an NYC bike messenger. I'll be doing some trial-by-fire street training with the boys at cyclehawknyc.com. Are my bars narrow enough to slip between taxis and buses but not too narrow as to go careening uncontrollably into hispterdom? Time will tell and hopefully for my sake the bars are still wide enough to scrape the shit out of a car in Manhattan if I should be so inclined. My bike is just barely built so I'm up early this morning to re-tension the chain and put a brake on. My "shift" starts at 11 and goes till 7. Mark get set go.