Nadir Olivet, a Guatemalan native and owner of La Carrera Cycles in Toronto, had a wild idea. Why not host this years 18th annual Cycle Messenger World Championships in his native country. Despite severe weather such as mudslides, the show has gone one.
Here is a report, via Messmedia.org from VeloNews.
The show goes on: Guatemalan landslides challenge Cycle Messenger World Championships organizers
By Connor Boals â€¢ Updated: Sep 9th 2010
Itâ€™s a bike messengerâ€™s job to get the delivery done in any condition: rain, sleet or snow.
But what about landslides?
The 18th annual Cycle Messenger World Championships will answer just that question as hundreds of messengers from across the globe descend on the tiny Guatemalan town of Panajachel, where some preliminary events started Sept. 3
Heavy rains from tropical storm Hermine have already brought the mountainsides down, closed roads, stranded racers across Central America, displacing villagers and even taking several lives.
Read the whole story here.
A promo video by Lucas Brunelle.
Bill Chidley of the London messenger blog, Moving Target Zine, has been filling daily reports on the scene.