Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dublin Messengers on film...

Nice little preview of stuff that Aly, Colin etc have been putting together over the last while.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cycle Courier Forum

Hey all,
just a quick post to advertise a new forum for working messengers.
Cassandra from NYC has created a really good forum here:

I highly recommend checking it out.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Global Gutz reminder and plea for content

Hi all,

you may have noticed there has been a paucity of content over the last while. Some of you may know that myself and Chris are hard at work trying to get our new company off the ground, which has left me little time for filling this blog. It's a shame as I love it, but it deserves more attention than I can give it right now. If there is any messenger out there in Dublin who would like to contribute to the blog PLEASE get in touch, as I'd hate to see her wither away and die. I'll add when I can, but who knows when that may be.

On another topic, Global Gutz is just around the corner, I've officially registered us as of this evening. I'm stepping down as course creator and we'll have a fresh design this year, hopefully giving us a better chance of competing with those Europeans who can apparently maintain an average of 42kp/h in city streets over a 21km course while negotiating 5 checkpoints... lets see if we have found their secret...

Details of start/finish will come some time after we return from Berlin. Stay tuned... and get the legs spinning.

Friday, May 8, 2009

ECMC Berlin, Dublin qualifier, final results

There are two places you can drink alcohol in this country; one is in your private home and the other is in a public house. This place is neither. You have to leave this place... NOW!!

Those were the immortal words of the Garda who moved us along from Grand Canal to marc the start of the last race in the ECMC Berlin Dublin Qualifier Series. So we started and ended at Portobello. Evening was very pleasant and they all turned out, Lizard with freshly shaved legs for the occasion.
About 15 riders raced the final race; two manifests, both with four checkpoints, two pick-ups and drop-offs at each one. It took 27Aidan just under an hour to come in first with Kropa in second and Lukasz in third on the night. All got t-shirts from another Lukasz from dotties as did Doricea as first girl.
Then came the prize-giving ceremony with a cacophony of prizes for the top ten. Results are below. 27Aidan had a great race on the night which left him that one point ahead of Lukasz to put the quiet Pole in third and to take second for himself. And Kropa took first, got a fancy shirt so as not to go away empty-handed on the night. He wins the flights and registration for ECMCBerlin which is not so far away at all.
There was a closing ceremony in the Portobello Pub where we all shouted, shoved and downed pints in one, as is our want. I am happy that people took part and made the series a good one and I am thankful. Thanks to the marshalls, to those who gave prizes over the weeks and thanks to the racers of course.

Can somebody put on an alleycat now please so I can have a go...

See you in Berlin

1. Kropa. 90

2. 27Aidan. 79

3. Lukasz. 78

4. 33Steve. 63

5. Lizard. 46

6. Lally. 46

7. Josh. 42

8. Vinny. 34

9. Geri. 28

10. Doricea. 27

11. Delo. 21

12. Cliffy. 14

13. Jonny. 14

14. Colin. 13

15. Ricsi. 13

16. John W. 12

17. Pádraig. 11

18. Lorcan. 11

19. 23Cormac. 10

20. Jack. 10

21. Caríosa. 9

22. Big Al. 9

23. Eoin. 8

24. Rob. 4

25. Seán. 4

26. Dennis. 3

27. Aly. 2

28. Brian. 2

29. JT. 2

30. Raj. 2