To all those hard working individuals who choose to work on non-polluting transportation to deliver our packages…we salute you. In honor of this day I am giving a special plug to NYC’s Messenger owned cooperative: Mess Kollective.
About them from their website: The Mess Kollective is a messenger-owned and operated company, founded on the principles of equality, respect for hard honest work, and an all-consuming passion for playing in traffic on our bikes.
After years of exploitation and of risking life and limb, we decided to take matters into our own hands and created the Mess Kollective.
Big shout out to Tone, Kym, Erik and Aias holding it down all the time, all weather.
also, check out the Mess Kollective Blog, and read about Kym’s exploits with a haircut gone wild, travels to Tokyo and the CMWC 2009.
(Andy Zalan-DC Courier)
This was given me as a birthday present for my 50th this summer. This bike was my alternative to expensive public transportation….I’m one of the currently unemployed. Not salient to the theft but background. I am mad at myself about this as I had noticed all of the super heavy chain locks that were on other bikes but had not bought one myself. I thought no one would steal an old vintage bike. Wrong!
Dunelt 3 speed Vintage English 1950’s
Location: 308/310 East 94th Street
Speaking of videos, it’s the bicycle film festival in Milano…
Here’s a great place for soundtracks to accompany this post. A great place I found for music: soundcloud.com. Great site to post mixes, download all kinds of electronic music…Dubstep, Techno, Trance and of course:
Italian Disco: Promo by Mef Music
Lots of great events happening this weekend in Milano.
THE ART SHOW.
The Polo Tournament:
And the street party:
Ok, now the videos:
You’ve probably all seen this by now, but this was quite the scene caught on video between a cab driver and a pedicab.
Tempers Flare. First rule about fight club is not to talk about fight club, but rather…land your first punch!
Oh, yeah and throwing your coffee at the cabbie’s window, probably wasn’t a good idea either. Instead of promoting violence (oh wait, I think I just did) I like this video instead posted on Prolly’s site.
Don’t hate, Hi-five instead.
This video was made by the San Diego shop and blog: velo cult, on a recent camping trip to Interbike.
Hey the kids are alright, on a track bike:
Courtesy of Seattle’s own zlogblog
Phillipp has found a good use of the short message posting phenomenon known as twitter.
He has set up W_SideGwyReport as a way to report or learn what conditions to expect on or around NYCâ€™s West Side Greenway from Battery Park to Dyckman St and any of the feeder routes N of 96th St.
You might not know Helena Elko but she is best known for: her 12 inch from 2001: yo-lena, her illustrations of palm trees and her lioness hair.
You may recognize her from working at La Esquina or chatted with her while at Dave’s Quality Meat
She now lives in Los Angeles and really misses NYC and the boys on bikes… (LA has tooomany cars)
Her friends are doing something really special for her and need the help of the NYC cycling community:
Shhh… don’t tell Helena Elko…
we’re planning a special event in her honor, just because we miss her.
Bring your bike and a white T-shirt and meet us at the S. 5th St. entrance to the Williamsburg bridge at 3pm on Oct. 11th. Everyone participating will receive a “boys on bikes” flag and “Helena inspired” props and messages. Then we will bike across the bridge, video the whole thing, and end up at a surprise party location where we’ll send her the video postcard.
It’s open to everyone, come join us even if you don’t know Helena. Contact us if you don’t have a bike, yet want to participate- we can use your help.
Check out the website for more info and to contribute your ideas. www.boysonbikes.info