Monster Track, Bringing Old Friends Together And Making New Ones

The best part for me about going to alleycats and messenger events are the the friends, new and old that you don't get to see everyday. The ever growing family of like minded individuals. The people who open their homes and hearts to you at a moments notice. These moments are priceless and eternal, and for that I am grateful.

Wilis and his lady friend Mary opened their home to us for the weekend. Wilis worked with us at BRevs for a little while before moving on to NYC. He has met an awesome lady that seems to be a good match for him. They took great care of us and here is a pic of Wilis making us eggs and potatoes for breakfast.

Fast Eddie is a NYC cultural icon. His book "Bike Messengers Life New York City" has documented the NYC messenger community in a visually stimulating and endearing way.

Felipe, The King! He is not just another NYC messenger, he is a character. He is funny and youthful and still fast as hell.

Then there is SQUID! He has become the face of the NYC bike messenger. He has worked with the Puma cycling team and is still working on the road every day with Cycle Hawk messenger service. Squid is also a new dad, congrats!

And then there is Super Ted. Frame builder for his brand Shop 14 Bike Co. And fixed gear freestyle monster. This guy is a bulldog, there is no stopping him. We just met thursday night at Philly's Water Street Session and then we got some more time to hang at Monster Track. This is one happy fun guy, looking forward to throwing a few more back with him in the future.

There are many stories to tell, I will do my best to pick a few more good ones to share in the next few days. Some videos that I need to edit into bite sized servings for general consumption. But the people that were there and the love that was shared was simply amazing. A nice reminder when the day to day life gets to be cold and dark, there are bright sunny faces just waiting to warm your heart.