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The Myth of the Mighty Bicycle Messenger.


Back during The Great Bike Boom of the 1980s, I wrote for an assortment of cycling publications. Mostly I covered racing.

At that time there was this inexplicable American obsession with big-city bicycle messengers — or rather, the idiosyncratic romantic heroes Americans imagined they were.

I knew many New York City bike messengers and was mystified by the out-of-towner’s fascination with them. Romance, my ass. We were in a recession, and they were just a bunch of good kids making a bad living the hard way. In 1987 Cyclist magazine asked me for a report. Here it is. Enjoy!

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Thanks for the read Sydney Schuster!

I can not remember for the life of me…

if I’ve ever posted this before.

But who cares, it’s good!

It will only get better…



Some great images of D. Klein of Cadence by John Daniel Reiss!