I got a call from a friend who used to be a motorcycle messenger
he knew that I had done a short stint as a motorcycle messenger in the late 80's
and that through my bicycle messenger days I had some association with some of the motor cycle messengers of that era
he was trying to locate some of the people who worked for METRO COURIER in the late 70s and early 80s
Metro Courier is still an active business
owned and operated by a woman I went to high school with
back in the day Metro Courier had a fleet of BMW motorcycles
anyone know of any of the messengers?
I remember being a teen hanging out on the crowded streets of Georgetown seeing packs of motorcycles
motorcycles lined up in front of punk shows
motorcycles lined up in front of punk bars... there were not many punk bars
Tesco Vee (war of the super bikes) out cruising with an assortment of dc rockers on a variety of rice burners
Dag Haus had all sorts of machines that looked like they were from the set of Mad Max
Sweet Pete of Marginal Man looked super stylie in his leathers on his sunburst BMW
Old Man Don had his paranoia... and his real life issues
of course... there was the folks who rode for Archer Courier; Brian Baker, John Reardon, Mike "Big Daddy" Ryan, Graham McCulloch to start a list
and yes thee were more... more... what happened to these guys? did they fade away?
those just happened to be some names that I recall from my circle of friends who worked as motorcycle messengers
who dates back to the early days of Metro with the yellow Beamers? I just can not say
Metro had its fleet of BMW with yellow tanks
where are those motorcycles now?
where are those people now?
where is Lon of European Cycles?
I wonder if Garage Magazine will find what they are looking for