Wednesday, February 16, 2011


"Messenger" Trailer from rebecca brillhart on Vimeo.
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For me the world of bike messengers has always been intriguing, especially those fighting traffic in NYC on a daily basis.  This documentary, filmed in 2005, focuses a lot on the more competitive aspect of being a messanger, especially the life and travels of, Puma sponsored, Alfred Bobe.  I would love to see the whole documentary but it is not easy to come by.

This short clip also has one of the best quotes I've heard in a while.  Referring to Lance Armstrong a NYC bike messenger says, "you talking on a straight away, I'm not fucking with that cat, the man got it.  6 Tour de Frances, the man got it.  But you put that mother fucker in the middle of 6th ave. at about 5 o'clock in the evening and race me, you're not making it."


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