I’m all about that PMA!

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Anybody know who’s wearing the vest?

Here’s a hint…we just worked on THAT BIKE!

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.

Continue reading…HERE!

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!

Checkout the article…HERE!

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.”