I hope someone at MO is readng this ?? I have been denied access to this story after logon, after checking password ,after checking user!!!! Come on !! I'm getting impatient. Will someone help, How do I Email you guys??
As an ex-messenger myself (Silver Bullet, San Fran 1990-1992) I feel for the dude who makes $350 a week. Back then, it was alot cheaper to live in CA, and a good messenger could easily clear $400-450 a week. Back then there was alot more short trip work though (across town stuff). The "big tags" were pretty rare.
In this day and age of skyrocketting cost of living, it's hard to see how $350/week is worth it...stay safe guys!
Oh hey, does anyone know if you can still buy Zo Bags in San Fran? Mine has been worn out for 10 years, and I want another one...a Google search was not fruitful.
Only paid subscribers can post here (which you can obviously do, and the cookie is set for *.motorcycle.com so it should work everywhere) and I can login as you and read stories, so I'm not sure what your problem is. Try loging out and back in at:
Great article guys, thanks. I admit that I am intrigued by the whole idea, "Fast Bike as fast as you think you can get away with", just doin' my Job. I've had way worse jobs that payed less but I'd wager there is some value in being able to ride up as a "former" Motorcycle Messenger aye Pete?
And I thank you for taking the time to respond. I appreciate your comments and criticism, even when I discount them out of hand. Most of the time, I do incorporate reader's suggestions and try to use them to make what I write better and more tailored to the average MOron.
As always, and with every subscriber, I'm happy you read what I write and hope the level of writing and photography meets your high standards, even if you sometimes disagree with the tone, conclusions or opinions expressed.
My bad...I admit that it's been a long time since I tried to Google for it. I should have tried before I posted. Maybe there was some down time for them at some point and that's when I loooked...oh well.
Also, i I missed that story, but I'll go read it now!
I used to own a CX 500 Honda. Butt ugley, and top heavy to boot. But it was well built and reliable after the cam chain problem was sorted. I understand why it was the favourite mount of British Couriers back in the early 80's. Some put 100,000 miles on them in and around London. Who in their right mind would steal that bike ?