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The Myth of the Mighty Bicycle Messenger.

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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…

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