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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:25 PM
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i want to cultivate the bike messenger look
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 12:29 PM by MrCoffee
how is it that you immediately recognize a bike messenger when you see one?

i think it's the casual insouciance, the damn-the-internal-combustion-engine mentality, the smarmy disdain for everyone in the galaxy that attracts me.

as a social class, bike messengers are fascinating.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:37 PM
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1. I think I ventured into that class for an afternoon
I toured Vail Colorado on a mountain bike that afternoon. Vail doesnt allow cars on a large section of their town, but bikes are all over.

It was lots of fun.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:41 PM
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2. ugh,
you just made me think about Puck on 'The Real World'. Um, no.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:43 PM
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3. hey, don't blame me for your obsessions.
:hi:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:44 PM
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4. bleh
to be more specific, the phrase 'snot rocket' leapt into my head upon reading that. Those poor brain cells that harbor that memory...what potential they had...

:hi:
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:02 PM
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9. ewww
He was nasty!
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:49 PM
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5. get a custom made Reload messenger bag
and drag it through a greasy alley. Don't wash it off just let it dry and congeal. Wear the same pair of dickies pants for a few weeks with the right leg rolled up. Don't wash your hair.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:50 PM
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7. i'm gonna need more ink, and some chrome-studded accessories
and those bike shoes that click on office floors.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:29 PM
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12. Race through NYC
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:49 PM
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6. It's the muscular thighs. nt
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:01 PM
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8. I got your smarmy disdain right here
Been a long time since I've done any messenger work though

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:03 PM
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10. teach me, obi wan!
that is straight-up smarmy disdain! that's what i'm talking about!
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:36 PM
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14. Smarmy guys don't teach
That's lesson one.

However, we'll occasionally share our wisdom.

Spend a day sucking exhaust fumes from SUVs with those Support the Troops magnets, that helps cultivate the disdain.

Drink a lot the day before your smarmy portrait is taken, preferably with an ex girl friend.

Properly program your mental jukebox. I think I was humming Quadrophenia when this pic was taken.

I'd share more but once again I've got to go be the smartest person in the room

Sigh
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:26 PM
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11. When you were nylon pants that accentuate your
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 01:26 PM by izzybeans


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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:25 PM
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13. get a fixie
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 02:26 PM by northzax
real messengers ride fixies. and none of this singlespeed with flywheel crap either. Straight up fixie.

Ride that fixie up a hill while smoking. then we'll talk. and find a dive bar to hang out in.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:39 PM
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15. Drop to about 120 pounds ....
wear long spandex shorts under cruddy shorts, get dark framed eyeglasses, and accessorize so you look like you're gonna go to your favorite alt-band's show right after to drop off the last item.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:00 PM
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16. good idea
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:08 PM
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17. Shameless kick
For night time fans of smarmy disdain
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