Kyle Goodmaster
1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at: 
I live in Chicago and work for SRAM now. Ex messenger tech support HOLLA! I know there’s more.
2. How many other CMWCs have you attended? 
Nada
3. What bike are you bringing out? 
I have a Gunnar I will be riding. It is green. It has stupid wheels.
4. What title are you jockeying for? 
Nicest bike // 2nd to last place.
5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar? 
SAM JACKSON BEER. IT’LL GET YOU DRUNK
6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)
I was the worst most angry unreliable courier. Haha. But man was I in shape. I ‘lost’ an package once because the place didn’t have a receptionist but DID have free M&Ms. I was too busy eating candy to actually put the item in my bag. Haha. Rode around in the rain for an hour trying to find it.


Kyle Goodmaster

1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:

I live in Chicago and work for SRAM now. Ex messenger tech support HOLLA! I know there’s more.

2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?

Nada

3. What bike are you bringing out?

I have a Gunnar I will be riding. It is green. It has stupid wheels.

4. What title are you jockeying for?

Nicest bike // 2nd to last place.

5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?

SAM JACKSON BEER. IT’LL GET YOU DRUNK

6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)

I was the worst most angry unreliable courier. Haha. But man was I in shape. I ‘lost’ an package once because the place didn’t have a receptionist but DID have free M&Ms. I was too busy eating candy to actually put the item in my bag. Haha. Rode around in the rain for an hour trying to find it.

Mikey Urbanus
1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:
chi city – AMS
2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?
Guate
3. What bike are you bringing out?
Steve ma fuckin rex
4. What title are you jockeying for?
#1 most fun had
5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?
Tequila and squirt [sprite is not an acceptable substitute]
6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)
when I was young our house got hit by lightning – the house was smoking and all I had to say was “wow look at those cool fire trucks!”  oh and that photo – that’s just a little something I wear around the house.  
7. What’s the strangest experience you’ve had while working?
Today some old woman kissed my manifest and said it smelled good…
8. What’s your favorite memory from a past championship?
Blazer, perkins and I went to a bar for about 6 hours in Guatemala – we each had dinner and 11 drinks a piece.  It cost like 20$ per person.  After we went to a trivia night at an irish bar [yeah in Guatemala] – the host threatened to break a bottle over my head…I said ‘do it! Fucking do it!’ he didn’t. we ended up leaving with a 6-pack courtesy of the bar.  GUATEMALA! 
9. Who’s your pick to win this year?
Bones.  Or corey the courier never the worrier – well he could probly win if he wanted but of course he doesn’t want to.    
10. How many messengers are in your home city? Are you organized with a BMA? 

11. Do you have any complaints about your work environment?
Mitt Romney sucks.
12, What’s the best thing about the job?
My coworkers. 

Mikey Urbanus

1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:

chi city – AMS

2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?

Guate

3. What bike are you bringing out?

Steve ma fuckin rex

4. What title are you jockeying for?

#1 most fun had

5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?

Tequila and squirt [sprite is not an acceptable substitute]

6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)

when I was young our house got hit by lightning – the house was smoking and all I had to say was “wow look at those cool fire trucks!”  oh and that photo – that’s just a little something I wear around the house.  

7. What’s the strangest experience you’ve had while working?

Today some old woman kissed my manifest and said it smelled good…

8. What’s your favorite memory from a past championship?

Blazer, perkins and I went to a bar for about 6 hours in Guatemala – we each had dinner and 11 drinks a piece.  It cost like 20$ per person.  After we went to a trivia night at an irish bar [yeah in Guatemala] – the host threatened to break a bottle over my head…I said ‘do it! Fucking do it!’ he didn’t. we ended up leaving with a 6-pack courtesy of the bar.  GUATEMALA! 

9. Who’s your pick to win this year?

Bones.  Or corey the courier never the worrier – well he could probly win if he wanted but of course he doesn’t want to.    

10. How many messengers are in your home city? Are you organized with a BMA? 

11. Do you have any complaints about your work environment?

Mitt Romney sucks.

12, What’s the best thing about the job?

My coworkers. 

Damian Riehl
1. City and current company-I am an ex and reborn messenger. Currently phony IC status, but really I work for PCS with Eric Young (possibly better known as “Sharky”, maybe)
2. How many other CMWCs have you been to?
Long time listener, first time caller.
 3. What bike are you bringing out?
-Bringing the Purple Pegasus Casati track. It’s chain lock friendly.
4. What title are you jockeying for?
 “World Crampion” 
 5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?
-“wait, you’re buyin’?!”
6. Tell me a joke or something interesting about yourself?
A. What do you call a deer with no eyes or dick? 

B. No fuckin’ eye deer
10. How many messengers are in your home city? Are you organized with a BMA?
Portland has about 20 full time positions, with enough work some days for 5.

11. Who’s your pick to win?
What? The Cycle Messenger World Cup? I’m thinking some Euro team will, but I’ve been practing for hours. It’s a veritable crap shoot.
 I’m hungry.

Damian Riehl

1. City and current company
-I am an ex and reborn messenger. Currently phony IC status, but really I work for PCS with Eric Young (possibly better known as “Sharky”, maybe)

2. How many other CMWCs have you been to?

Long time listener, first time caller.

3. What bike are you bringing out?

-Bringing the Purple Pegasus Casati track. It’s chain lock friendly.

4. What title are you jockeying for?

 “World Crampion” 

5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?

-“wait, you’re buyin’?!”

6. Tell me a joke or something interesting about yourself?

A. What do you call a deer with no eyes or dick?


B. No fuckin’ eye deer

10. How many messengers are in your home city? Are you organized with a BMA?

Portland has about 20 full time positions, with enough work some days for 5.

11. Who’s your pick to win?

What? The Cycle Messenger World Cup? I’m thinking some Euro team will, but I’ve been practing for hours. It’s a veritable crap shoot.

 I’m hungry.

Andrea Kopp
1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:
Living in Santa Cruz (in other words, slice of paradise just south of SF). Selling bikes all day at a bike shop, which basically means talking about bikes instead of riding. I worked as a courier in Chicago before moving out west, I’d move back if you guys replaced the suburbs with mountains.

2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?
No CMWC’s. NACCC’s and Cuttin Crew Classics
3. What bike are you bringing out?
soma rush track
4. What title are you jockeying for?
Best placed bicycle industry casualty.
5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?
In order of preference 1. Absinthe 2. Fernet 3. Malort (PBR before 5pm please)
6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)
Freewheels are dangerous for messengers, they encourage falling asleep on the bike when you’re hung over. True story.
7. Most Interesting Experience Messengering:
20 lbs of makeup addressed to Oprah Winfrey at Harpo studios.
Delivering a bunch of Tony’s route when his kid was born. Watching a ginormous fucking monster fish by the Lake street bridge.
8. Favorite Memory from a Championship :
The quantity of Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale at the 2007 NACCCs. Kinda gets in the way of the other memories.
9. My pick to win :
Hopin’ for a Chicagoan, a Californian and a Swiss on the podium.
10. How many couriers do you have?
5-10. Clutch Couriers and PedEx. No BMA but one spot’s worker owned, one spot’s owned by a rider/dispatcher.
11. Do you have any complaints about your work environment?
Well, since I don’t courier anymore I have to do alot more nice-nice customer service. In fact that’s almost all I do.
12. Favorite thing about the job :
Seeing ridiculous unexpected shit everyday, and riding all the time, knowing the flow of each street. Miss it. P.S. DRE RIP! SS,DD.

Andrea Kopp

1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:

Living in Santa Cruz (in other words, slice of paradise just south of SF). Selling bikes all day at a bike shop, which basically means talking about bikes instead of riding. I worked as a courier in Chicago before moving out west, I’d move back if you guys replaced the suburbs with mountains.

2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?

No CMWC’s.
NACCC’s and Cuttin Crew Classics

3. What bike are you bringing out?

soma rush track

4. What title are you jockeying for?

Best placed bicycle industry casualty.

5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?

In order of preference
1. Absinthe
2. Fernet
3. Malort
(PBR before 5pm please)

6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)

Freewheels are dangerous for messengers, they encourage falling asleep on the bike when you’re hung over. True story.

7. Most Interesting Experience Messengering:

20 lbs of makeup addressed to Oprah Winfrey at Harpo studios.

Delivering a bunch of Tony’s route when his kid was born.
Watching a ginormous fucking monster fish by the Lake street bridge.

8. Favorite Memory from a Championship :

The quantity of Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale at the 2007 NACCCs. Kinda gets in the way of the other memories.

9. My pick to win :

Hopin’ for a Chicagoan, a Californian and a Swiss on the podium.

10. How many couriers do you have?

5-10. Clutch Couriers and PedEx. No BMA but one spot’s worker owned, one spot’s owned by a rider/dispatcher.

11. Do you have any complaints about your work environment?

Well, since I don’t courier anymore I have to do alot more nice-nice customer service. In fact that’s almost all I do.

12. Favorite thing about the job :

Seeing ridiculous unexpected shit everyday, and riding all the time, knowing the flow of each street. Miss it.

P.S. DRE RIP! SS,DD.

Jerome Thiriet 
Voilà
1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:
Basel, Switzerland working at KurierZentrale GmbH
 2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?
6 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
3. What bike are you bringing out?
BMC Team Machine Road Bike
4. What title are you jockeying for?
Prom King
5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?
Absinthe
6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)
Ein Kurier der nicht säuft ist eine Maschine die nicht läuft!

Jerome Thiriet

Voilà

1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:

Basel, Switzerland working at KurierZentrale GmbH

 2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?

6 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)

3. What bike are you bringing out?

BMC Team Machine Road Bike

4. What title are you jockeying for?

Prom King

5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?

Absinthe

6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)

Ein Kurier der nicht säuft ist eine Maschine die nicht läuft!

Joe Quercia
*1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:*  Toronto, Ontario, Canada……The Messengers International
http://www.themessengers.ca/
*2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?*  This is my second. 95 was my only other one.
* 3. What bike are you bringing out?*
 Kona Jake the Snake
*4. What title are you jockeying for?*
 Top Vet would be good!
*5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?*
 Beer is always good!
*6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)*
Worked from ‘92 to to ‘02 took a ten year break and now I’m back on the road.
* 7. What’s the strangest experience you’ve had while working?*
Too many to choose from
*8. What’s your favorite memory from a past championship?*
Qualifying in ‘95.
*11. Do you have any complaints about your work environment?*
Nope! Work for the best company in the city!
*12. What’s the best thing about the job?*
Playing in traffic!

Joe Quercia

*1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:*
 Toronto, Ontario, Canada……The Messengers International

http://www.themessengers.ca/

*2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?*
 This is my second. 95 was my only other one.

* 3. What bike are you bringing out?*

 Kona Jake the Snake

*4. What title are you jockeying for?*

 Top Vet would be good!

*5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?*

 Beer is always good!

*6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)*

Worked from ‘92 to to ‘02 took a ten year break and now I’m back on the
road.

* 7. What’s the strangest experience you’ve had while working?*

Too many to choose from

*8. What’s your favorite memory from a past championship?*

Qualifying in ‘95.

*11. Do you have any complaints about your work environment?*

Nope! Work for the best company in the city!

*12. What’s the best thing about the job?*

Playing in traffic!

And it has begun!

There are a ton of you in town already and we’re so excited to see you. Thanks to everyone who made it out to Bangers and Lace last night for killer beer deals and the raffle for a custom wheelset by Tati. Apparently $3 cans of Ska Brewing does not last past 10pm with this crowd. Congrats to raffle winner Megan Twibell! See you all around Chicago this week.
Thanks to Nathan Steinbach for the photos, click through for the rest of the set.

And it has begun!


There are a ton of you in town already and we’re so excited to see you. Thanks to everyone who made it out to Bangers and Lace last night for killer beer deals and the raffle for a custom wheelset by Tati. Apparently $3 cans of Ska Brewing does not last past 10pm with this crowd. Congrats to raffle winner Megan Twibell! See you all around Chicago this week.

Thanks to Nathan Steinbach for the photos, click through for the rest of the set.

Adrian de Bruyn
1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada……The Messengers Internationalhttp://www.themessengers.ca/
2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?
This is my 1st
 3. What bike are you bringing out?
A Couple
4. What title are you jockeying for?
None
5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?
Please don’t buy me a whiskey!
12. What’s the best thing about the job?
Getting paid to ride my bike

Adrian de Bruyn

1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada……The Messengers International
http://www.themessengers.ca/

2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?

This is my 1st

3. What bike are you bringing out?

A Couple

4. What title are you jockeying for?

None

5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?

Please don’t buy me a whiskey!

12. What’s the best thing about the job?

Getting paid to ride my bike

Martin Rudnick

1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:
Minneapolis is home and I am an ex-messenger



2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?

I attended Toronto - 1995 and San Franfuckingcisco - 1996


3. What bike are you bringing out?
All City - Big Block



4. What title are you jockeying for?

Fast, old guy or old, fast guy…whatever it takes



5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?

Tequilla



6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)

A. Whaddaya call two guys looking out the window?

B. Kurt and Rod.

Something interesting…I’ve done all the Stupor Bowls and lost them all, more than anyone else!! Like MC Hammer, you can’t touch that
Martin Rudnick

1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:
Minneapolis is home and I am an ex-messenger
2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?
I attended Toronto - 1995 and San Franfuckingcisco - 1996
3. What bike are you bringing out?
All City - Big Block
4. What title are you jockeying for?
Fast, old guy or old, fast guy…whatever it takes
5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?
Tequilla
6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)
A. Whaddaya call two guys looking out the window?
B. Kurt and Rod.
Something interesting…I’ve done all the Stupor Bowls and lost them all, more than anyone else!! Like MC Hammer, you can’t touch that
Jason Buda
1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:Washington dc and the Department of State. I might be contributing to the budget crisis on wait time.2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?zip. My girlfrend is making me go.3. What bike are you bringing out?Red Rocket Kona thing. The lesser of the Jakes.4. What title are you jockeying for?World Champion. Come on look at my picture.5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?jack and coke. Double. no one has seen me drunk before.6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)My last name is Buda. BUDA. #smokingbuda #budabellly7. What’s the strangest experience you’ve had while working?Got the what’s up nod from the former District of Columbia mayor. Ala Wiki: “His celebrity transformed into international notoriety in January 1990, when Barry was videotaped smoking crack cocaine and arrested by FBI officials on drug charges”8. What’s your favorite memory from a past championship?Getting hit by a car during naccs richmand and getting paid for it with an xmen check.9. Who’s your pick to win this year?Plum Dumpster all the way. How did he qualify naccc?10. How many messengers are in your home city? Are you organized with a BMA?50 in dc. and Hell no.12. What’s the best thing about the job?Doing eight jobs and breaking 200$

Jason Buda

1. City you call home and company you’re currently working at:
Washington dc and the Department of State. I might be contributing to the budget crisis on wait time.
2. How many other CMWCs have you attended?
zip. My girlfrend is making me go.
3. What bike are you bringing out?
Red Rocket Kona thing. The lesser of the Jakes.
4. What title are you jockeying for?
World Champion. Come on look at my picture.
5. What drink should someone buy you at the bar?
jack and coke. Double. no one has seen me drunk before.
6. Tell me a joke or something interesting (about yourself)
My last name is Buda. BUDA. #smokingbuda #budabellly
7. What’s the strangest experience you’ve had while working?
Got the what’s up nod from the former District of Columbia mayor. Ala Wiki: “His celebrity transformed into international notoriety in January 1990, when Barry was videotaped smoking crack cocaine and arrested by FBI officials on drug charges”
8. What’s your favorite memory from a past championship?
Getting hit by a car during naccs richmand and getting paid for it with an xmen check.
9. Who’s your pick to win this year?
Plum Dumpster all the way. How did he qualify naccc?
10. How many messengers are in your home city? Are you organized with a BMA?
50 in dc. and Hell no.
12. What’s the best thing about the job?
Doing eight jobs and breaking 200$