If all bike messengers ride in bad weather, then all bike messengers are bad ass

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - bicycle messenger w a full load on his Omnium cargo bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Neat and contained – but still a weight

“One of our messengers does racing at the national level and sometimes he takes a cargo bike on the training rides, in the fast rides. And he is far from the last rider.”

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Bicycle messenger and a load that limited the view of the road ahead

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Neat and contained – but still a weight

Photographer’s notes: I rarely come across a cyclist who does not think they can do the messenger job. Riding every day and all that. You should try it. Do over 60 kilometres in the city, stop and go, and then add on the load, the destination, the scheduling .. and then you start seeing the number of riders who can do the job start to dwindle.

Add in weather. You do not get to be a messenger only when the days are good. Try the fide in the rain and then the numbers are even fewer.

But messengers ride when the weather is bad. And that makes each and every bicycle messenger bad ass. Just check The Rules.

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