Creating more than a simple fixie

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Rider with his custom part fixie

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – That special fixie conversion

“There is the gold handlebar stem, and there are gold nuts in the crank set. And then silver is more dominant in the front of the bike and gold at the back. And the Continue reading

That London career pause

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Courier w his Dolan in London

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – That momentary London rest before it all begins again.

“I used to study here and lived there for three years. I am going to meet my friend. He is a courier, so I am likely going to hang with him and delver some packages. I am here for two weeks, just doing this. Riding bikes and Continue reading

Fixies en route to the CMWC in Paris

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Two bicycle messengers from Australia in Brussels en route to Paris for the Cycle Messenger World Championships

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – The final miles to the CMWC in Paris.

“We are from Australia and strapping up to get ready for the international Cycle Messenger World Championships in Paris. We just did Amsterdam to here and we are going to Paris by bus. We had mates we were with originally, but it was a bit tiring for me as I have not done much long Continue reading

When bike messengers gather to test their mettle

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Bike messenger reflecting own the coming bike messenger championships

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Ever come across a bike messenger who did not like a bit of speed?

“This bike is just a year and a half old. This year, I hope to be going to the European and World Bike Messenger Championships. I have a friend who has been in the European Bike Messenger finals twice now. You have to make qualifications and then you can ride the main race. And then you also have the biggest Alleycat race in Continue reading