Merckx Mondays


Merckx Mondays

Photo by Kevin Bolger

Meet 007. No he’s not the suit-wearing spy touting fancy weaponry from the movies. Even if he’s not armed with guns hidden in pens, or laser-beams, he does have a fancy ride. James Moore, aka 007, aka the General is an old-school NYC Messenger. He worked hard on the streets during the 80’s and 90’s. All the young cats looked up to him, including Kevin Bolger. Some of you know Kevin as Squid and he was kind enough to take this photo of James while he was in NYC visiting his mom. The General now resides in Berlin, where he continues to work and ride.

Much like James, his Eddy Merckx is bursting with style. Look at that setup. Pure fire. If you see James and can react quick enough to say hey, do so but be warned, he’s fast! On Friday alone he did 14 runs for Cyclehawk. At age 53, 007 is enjoying life.

Thanks for the photo Squid and James, ride safe man! If you want to see what the NYC scene looked like back in the 80’s and 90’s, check out this photo gallery on Cyclehawk.