Another article from messenger media watch dog, Joe Hendry. Taken from the Greek, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.â€ In Ames Iowa, bike courier Jim Gregory knows a thing or two about riding in bad weather.
Blizzard doesnâ€™t stop bike courier
(photo by: Nirmalendu Majumdar/The Tribune)
Photo Caption: Jim Gregory makes his way down Kellogg Avenue in Ames on Thursday to deliver books to Iowa State Universityâ€™s Parks Library. Gregory delivers books five days a week between ISUâ€™s Parks Library and Ames Public Library.
Article by Kathy Hanson
Published: Friday, February 4, 2011 9:33 AM CST
Jim Gregory isnâ€™t employed by the U.S. Postal Service, but he adheres to its unofficial motto, adopted from the Greek historian Herodotus, who famously said: â€œNeither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.â€
Gregory, 46, a bike courier in Ames, said he hasnâ€™t missed a day of delivery due to inclement weather since he started delivering books, articles and circulation materials between Ames Public Library and Iowa State Universityâ€™s Parks Library, five days a week, more than two years ago.
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