The crew at TCB Courier have been hustling hard for five years now. In that time, there’s been a lot of blood, sweat and tears going into their day to day operations. To celebrate their anniversary, Mash took to the streets of SF…
The Road to the 2014 NACCC
Words and Photos by John Daniel Reiss
The Road to NACCCs was not paved in gold. It was mostly laid out with cheap beer and great friends. For the 2014 North American Cycle Courier Championship organizers in Minneapolis and Chicago concocted an elaborate plan that spanned several hundred miles and two weekends. Starting with the Cuttin’ Crew Classic, an annual race that celebrates the local hustle of the Chicago messenger, many out-of-towners showed up for a piece of the action. Still hanging on to summer, we were blessed by the cool water of Lake Michigan and soaked by afternoon showers. My compatriots at TCB Courier and myself found ourselves taking it all in, from the beautiful stone buildings to cutty alleys, the city was a great motivator the challenges ahead.
… with Sean from TCB!
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought about fabricating something like this add-on shackle. Genius. The only thing is eliminates from the usability of the lock is the tuck-it-in-the-belt-loop portage trick.
Available this winter from Kryptonite.
Here’s a recap from the 2014 NACCC in Minneapolis.
Earlier this summer, the Cycle Messenger World Championship found its way to Mexico City as bike messengers from all over the globe found themselves together competing and let’s be honest, partying. See more in this video recap. There are lots of familiar faces in this one!
I love seeing this Kryptonite Messenger Collection finally getting some exposure, especially with that cast of characters…
One of the world’s most infamous alleycats gets some love from some of Mexico City’s bike messengers in this trailer for a forthcoming full-length feature.
I always love seeing Jumbo!
“Meet Jumbo and Fergie, two bike messengers from Copenhagen, under the preevent for European Cycle Messenger Championship 2014 in Copenhagen. They tell us about how the bike Messenger job changed their life. It’s so much more than money. It’s about speed, friendship, gear and the sense of freedom.”
Man, I miss NYC and the people in this video!