The Secret Life of a Cycle Courier!

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When I became a bicycle courier I found that I loved cycling for a living. I loved the exhilaration of pedalling quickly through the city, flowing between stationary cars and weaving through the lines of moving traffic. I loved the mindlessness of the job, the absolute focus on the body in movement, the absence of office politics and cubicle-induced anxiety. I loved the blissful, annihilating exhaustion at the end of a day’s work, the dead sleep haunted only by memories of the bicycle. Hypnagogic jerks, those juddery twitches that occur on the edges of sleep, were smoothed out into circular pedal-strokes of the legs. Most of all, I loved learning what London taxi drivers call the Knowledge: the litany of street names and business addresses that constitutes a particular map of the city, parallel to that contained within the A–Z street atlas but written on the brain, read by leg and eye.

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And buy Cyclogeography – Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier by Jon Day…HERE!

Happy Birthday John!

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Her’s to another year of being a Radavist!

Golden Saddle Cyclery is…

one of the “29 Bike Shops you must Visit!” according to Bicycling Magazine and myself!

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Photo by John Watson!

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Love this photo…

John Watson took of my favorite Bike Shop!

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My experience with LA was largely shaped by the owners of Golden Saddle Cyclery, who have shown me places I would have never thought existed in a city that carries so many stigmas and connotations associated with that dreaded “car culture.”

The Radavist’s Guide To Austin!

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Austin may be known for keeping things weird, but even in the city’s alterna-paradise there’s one person who can get the most jaded hipster to turn his head and stare—or at least, his bikes can. Welcome to the world of John Watson, aka John Prolly, aka founder of The Radavist, the source for all things bike culture and adventure related and perhaps the closest thing that the cycling world has to an internet celebrity…

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God! I love that town!