Meet Paul “the grump” Rance!

He’s a bike messenger or was until 06-08-14. This is the day he became free.


People wax lyrical about how being a bike messenger is being free, being your own boss. Well it is part of the time – mostly summer time – but when it becomes time to pay the bills and win the bread so to speak it can be a different story.

I’ve worked with Paul “the grump” Rance now for over 6 years, in which time I have learned many things from him, but one thing I have learned is that family comes first – without a doubt he is a family man. If it wasn’t for his son Joe and partner Justine he would have quit this game long ago. Unlike most bike messengers Paul works as an in house messenger and although it offers a certain amount of security it comes with the corporate bullshit which I have also had the pleasure of enduring. Some would say well just give it up, but if you can ride a bike for a living and be paid a salary would you?

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There are a few GSC tees left over from the LACBC fundraiser at Amoeba!




More commuters…more poets!

New Golden Saddle Cyclery shirts tomorrow at Amoeba in Hollywood!



Bike riding is awesome: no released pollutants, one less car on the road, it’s good for your community and good for YOU. Amoeba Hollywood and Amoeba San Francisco are celebrating bike culture in partnership with the Bicycle Coalitions of L.A. & S.F. and want you to join us Sunday, August 17 12-5pm. Free treats, DJs, and a chance to win cool bike gear and prizes—all while raising funds for the Coalitions!

More info…HERE!

Golden Saddle Cyclery on More Than Stores!


Golden saddle is a full service bike shop. Owners, Kyle, Woody, and Ty are avid and dedicated cyclists who share a common interest of, “getting more people on bikes”. Whether you need a tune up, a new bike, some gear, a morning coffee, or an evening beer, Golden Saddle Cyclery is truly a store that brings so many people together through the joy of riding bikes.

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