Welcome to Santa Cruz County’s Bicycle Courier Blog

I thought it would be great to have a place where Bike Couriers and Bike Riders could meet and talk, share stories, trade advice, and build an online community. I look forward to reading and writing our Courier stories, news, and comments.

Rick Graves

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

David is the SUPER COURIER

Here is our third messenger profile featuring David Rothschild or as we like to call him "Super Dave".

"A couple of weeks back I went home for a few days to Sonoma Valley. Spring break had just started and Mom's cooking was calling. I always have mixed emotions about going home and I'm sure you can all relate, but this trip was different. I enjoyed all the old faces and places and the trip helped me appreciate where I am in life. I've got a sweet job, school is taking me places I could never have imagined and I have good people in my life that make it all worthwhile.

After spending a few days doing some hardcore relaxing, it was time to saddle up and get back on the bike. On my last day my buddy Taylor one of my oldest friends and I bike riding machine, took me on one of his training routes through the backroads of the Sonoma and Napa Valleys.Although he dropped me when we hit our biggest climbs, he at least had the common courtesy to wait for me at the top and take pictures of me as I struggled to catch up. The next day I was back at work and heading down to Watsonville. Even though I was on the clock, I couldn't think of anything else I'd rather be doing."

Owners Note-I met David mashing back from Watsonville and hired him on the strength of his moxie. It's been a real honor watching him grow and find his way, we'll miss him when he leaves on June 1st to bring affordable nutrition options to the backwoods of Arkansas.-Rick

Friday, April 3, 2009

Juliette Pelligrini -Clutch Courier and Good Citizen!

Our second messenger profile-

A bike incident-Juliette

Sunday evening I headed down from the westside. I took a left turn onto Cedar street into the bike lane. All of a sudden a man took a left hand turn out of the Poet and Patriot alley into my lane . I hit the breaks and paused, bracing myself as he passed me. I took a moment and shook my head. I rose to find a young man running holding a laptop, closely followed by a younger gentleman running screaming, "that kid has my laptop" repeatedly with every last breath. The man who just missed me by inches followed the man with the laptop alongside boy without a laptop. I took a right onto the alleyway and was able to intercept laptop man as the near bike crash man rode directly into laptop man. Sending the laptop crashing onto the pavement. I picked it up and returned it to a very out of breath boy. The man got away but not with a laptop-bikes save laptops-

-Keep Rolling-

Juliette/Clutch Couriers

Fixies get Kanyayed

I'ts over Hipsters! You have been officially Kanye'd. You must now all install shutters in your Raybans. ;)