"Hi Lucas, thanks for the message.
If you'd like to have a go at messengering in Sydney the best (almost only) place to start is Mail Call. They are always hiring and people are always leaving, they don't really look after you (hence…"
"Well funilly enough when I told my mum that I was going to sell half of my bikes she began convincing me it would be a good idea to keep all of them here for her and anyone who wants to ride so most of the bikes that have some value will stick…"
"Hey guys I'm looking at grabbing the Adelaide Cyclists winter jacket and am wondering if you guys know if it's possible to pick it up from somewhere in Adelaide rather than wait for the postage as I move to Sydney on Wednesday?Of course…"
"So after thinking that was a long distance I google mapsed it and I still hold the record for longest commute of six or so cyclists.It's a shame that out of 200 or so people at my workplace there's hasn't been a day where the ten…"
"I was stopped on my way home today by my first puncture goat of the three corner jack season! I noticed the hitch-hiker on the side of my front wheel as I pumped along Main North, pulled it out, and watched my tyre deflate. This…"
"Ride fixed with a 44x16 ratio through the hills. It's the perfect gearing to learn to spin on the downhills and to push hard on the uphills. If things get too tough then zigzag your way up the hill, it's how I rode up Corkscrew."
If you'd like to have a go at messengering in Sydney the best (almost only) place to start is Mail Call. They are always hiring and people are always leaving, they don't really look after you (hence people leaving), but if your good at looking after yourself you might go alright. I'd say that perhaps 1 in 30 mail call couriers does well enough to consider doing it for more than 12 months and if your good you may end up putting your hand up and getting poached by a better company. Either way its worth it for a bit of fitness and fun. Even if you work for a few months and decide its not for you. Going by your pic you may need to change the set up on your bike, Mail Call only hires people with freewheels, brakes and bells (and reflectors or lights attached to your bike when they inspect it).
If a knife carrying cyclist is stopped by the police, how do you explain carrying a weapon in a public place? But police would expect a cyclist to carry a bicycle lock. Sometimes when cycling alone at night, I place my lock over the handlebars within easy reach. A lock reaches further than a knife and easy to swing. That is, if you have the chance to defend yourself, because the attacker has the advantage of surprise and first move.