Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fresh meat in the QC

Meet Paschal, the latest addition to the courier scene in Charlotte whose first day on the job was yesterday. I had a chance to talk with Paschal and found out where he is from and why he is here. This hard charger was born when I was 11 and for the last few years has been riding the streets of the thickly bike cultured ville of Richmond Virginia on his 2005 Fuji Track Pro where he had been working as a barista for a local coffee house. A few weeks ago while I was on The Double Down and back a crew from Charlotte was up in Richmond celebrating the Bike Festival Slaughterama. That is when Paschal met Steve Mills a Charlotte Courier and visual artist who let Paschal know how easy it was to get a rock start courier job here in the Jar. So Paschal with new motivation to score that job came down here last week, interviewed with The Q(formally City Sprint, A-Courier and City Bike) and started on the streets yesterday training with Dude. Paschal told me on the bench that he was having a good first day and that as he gets settled in with the summer picking up he looks forward to getting busy and doing more jobs. Come on man, it's The Q, how busy could they really get? At any rate I'm glad to meet this new rookie and I hope the job takes him safely to wherever he wants to go.

6 comments:

Chandler said...

welcome to the family Paschal...its pretty cush where you are, so dont worry about being busy! Boots

arobotar said...

it is so good to read this post. i've been looking for a courier job this week, and when i posted to a bike forum asking for helpful hints and suggestions, two or three messengers were just unnecessarily rude. "put in your two winters and then we'll talk". i hope i meet encouraging people in the next few weeks and not "fuck you rookie" kind of people.

Billy said...

Botar` two tips-one don't look to the WWW.WHATEVER.COM for anything real. two-if you want this job, manifest it with your own immersion into the revolution.

arobotar said...

oh i doooo believe in that revolution. after head-mechanicking at a bike co-op, how could one not? only problem is -- just not in nyc. it's been suggested i start at shit bottom -- http://www.rabbitny.com/, for example, and move up to some other couriers from there. unfortunately it's harder to meet bike people that you would think so i'm afraid that i'm going to have to start so low just to learn the ropes.

Anonymous said...

TODAYS POST: 0100 HRS.

It seems I have a saddle sore directly in the center of my right butt cheek. Oh...wait...nevermind, it's just a pimple.

Billy said...

Hey Joshua Caleb aka the WonderBoy-first of all you are not in the saddle long enough to obtain a saddle sore and secondly no one cares. In conclusion future useless information from you will be moderated straight in to the trash pile created by the ongoing waste of America.