Posts Tagged ‘messenger’

Forget Meals on Wheels, How About Bites from Bikes? New “FastBites” Will Deliver a Single Slice of Pizza to You via Cyclists

Friday, July 11th, 2014

All the deets:

Deliver for FastBite! Flexible Hours! (SOMA / south beach)

Are you looking for a fun and reliable job? Do you love delicious food? We want you on our team!

FastBite is a new startup in San Francisco that is changing the way people order food. Customers can get pizza slices and other popular menu items delivered within minutes straight from their mobile phone. We’re looking for enthusiastic team members to help us deliver happy customers!

Job Details:
Pay: $16 per hour
Location: San Francisco
Hours: Any and all combinations of the hours below. You pick your days!
Weekday Dinner (6pm – 10pm) AND/OR
Weekend Dinner (6pm – 10pm)

Qualified applicants:
- MUST know how to check texts, email, use internet, and use maps on a smart phone
- Be smiley and personable
- Have a bicycle and easy access to the city
- Be excited about food!
- Have a clean appearance…”

Tailgating on Fell Street: What It Looks Like

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

It looks like this: 

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I know it when I see it.

Silhouette Identification of Iconic San Francisco Bike Messengers: “Junior”

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

You know, Junior:

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Spot the Two-Wheeled Icon: It’s Junior, San Francisco’s Oldest Bike Messenger

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

See?

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Today’s New-School Bike Messengers Can Carry Quite a Load Using Electric Assist

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

See?

As seen in the Western Addition:*

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And hills are no problem.

*Or “Alamo Square Historic District” in the parlance of millionaire real estate ladies and area NIMBYs

After You Make a Delivery to One Front Street, Be Sure to Slap Your Temporary Visitor’s Badge Onto the Bike Rack Out Front

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Thusly:

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SF Bike Messenger President Fergus Tanaka, Star of New BlackBerry Ad, Would be Better Off With Brakes and No Helmet

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

As opposed to his current setup, which is No Brakes and Yes Helmet.

What I’m saying is that he’d be safer, and we’d be safer as well.

[UPDATE: Most likely that helmet will never do him any good. But brakes would definitely be useful at some point in his career. I know he has methods for slowing down and stopping but he doesn't have "brakes" as required in California. Most cyclists are with me on this one, but not a substantial portion of the hard core, it seems. That's O.K. If you want to change the law, then change the law, be my guest...]

Who knows, maybe he borrowed the bike for this ad, recently filmed on the Streets of San Francisco:

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Or, maybe, just maybe, someday he could afford, you know, in addition to the helmet, like brakes ‘n stuff. Perhaps a braking system on the front wheel for stopping power and another one on the rear wheel for compliance with the CA Vehicle Code?

Not saying you’d have to use them or anything, just for an emergency, let’s say.

Now, did those Research in Motion people force poor Fergus into wearing a helmet (which he’s not required by law to use in CA) and then let him get by without brakes (which he IS required by law to use in CA)? Seems bassackwards to me.

(And does he really call it “The Future Phone?” Like, “I’ll call you on my Future Phone as soon as I get back in range,” or something like that?

Anyway, enjoy your residuals and your ‘Berry, Fergie.

Really.

Just saying, not to sound like a square or nothing…

(I guess you got to click on it to make it go, depends on the browser…)

[UPDATE: Oh wait, here's my bike, it has even fewer parts than your brakeless fixie. See? I mean, it's so unnecessary and impractical having spokes and hubs and chains and whatnot, so I figured I'd just get rid of them all. Like, less is more, man. And there are fewer things for people to steal now. And, naturally, I'm just a bit more pure than you, man. You just don't know what it's like until you've Gone Hubless, man.

Bradford Waugh

(You can't get much cleaner than this...)]

In San Francisco, You Aren’t Cool If Your Bicycle Handlebars are Too Wide

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Note that these handlebars have room for hands, brake levers and a bell – I think that they can be chopped a bit more, don’t you?

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Still, the slim look is handy for getting around buses and traffic ‘n stuff.

Bravo.

The Vanishing Bike Messengers of San Francisco – Where Have They Gone?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Back in the day, there would be hundreds of them lounging about waiting to get going.

What’s left from “The Wall.” As seen on San Francisco’s Market Street:

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Not that many left these days. Some blame the Internet.