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Post by mark vb » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:53 pm

Link - old school topbox & despatching. My ride when freelancing with Roadrunner Despatch, based near St Pancras. Then graduating to getting a company CD185 with WPhoto near Centre Point 😄
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Post by daveuprite » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:02 pm

Nico-D wrote:
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Link = uninspiring V-twin

What a beauty eh ! One of my old despatch bikes, glad those days are over...
Love that photo, Nick. I did a bit of despatching as a student (easy stuff, Bristol to WC1 mainly, with legal documents), and often shared a rollie with the proper hard-arse couriers when taking a break. One of them could approach a red light on the Gloucester road, roll a fag in the time he was sat there, light it and then ride off with it in his mouth when they went green. He used to have a shit top box like yours, bungied on to his GT550, which he would use to carry vital organs in ice between hospitals FFS... !

Along the same lines, I read a story once about a doctor in a transplant unit who was asked if there would be sufficient donor organs later that day. He looked out of the window on to the London streets below and said, yes no problem, it's raining...

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Post by daveuprite » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:10 pm

mark vb wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Link - old school topbox & despatching. My ride when freelancing with Roadrunner Despatch, based near St Pancras. Then graduating to getting a company CD185 with WPhoto near Centre Point 😄
You despatched on a KH250 ? Top marks!

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Post by mark vb » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:43 pm

daveuprite wrote:
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mark vb wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Link - old school topbox & despatching. My ride when freelancing with Roadrunner Despatch, based near St Pancras. Then graduating to getting a company CD185 with WPhoto near Centre Point 😄
You despatched on a KH250 ? Top marks!
Yes, I had to have something kind of exciting in my life during a spell of girlfriendlessness!

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Post by soho » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:57 pm

I worked Mostly for Addi Lee & West One in the mid 80's, my mate who worked for Apollo had a MINT Suzuki X7 250 with pegs and levers etc literally gold plated ! My mate Ray, who was the fasted ever motor crosser I ever knew worked on a Honda a H100 doing minimums all day long ! and Charlie the grubbiest guy I ever knew rode an old CX from Solihull daily to work the London circuit.

I avoided top boxes at all costs in an attempt to look cool ! ( and avoid undue attention when on a deadline run !) Alway kept my work rides clean.
except for the KLR which always took a pounding when riding past suitable woods !
I'm still at it (part time/distance only) after a thirty year break just for enjoyment sake ! :)
My 2 favourite babes from the 80's -
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Post by soho » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:23 pm

Link Couriers ?
Sorry guys I'm all nostalgic I had to post this one.Another mate I worked with earl 80's. Met him again by chance in Percy Street in 2010.still going then and still going now . more than 40 years despatching and only ever on XT's and always spotless ! - Mike 11 :)
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Post by daveuprite » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:01 pm

Really? 40 years dispatching on only XT Yams ? Amazing.

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Post by Mickdb1 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:21 pm

Link big box's = and I mean BIG
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Post by soho » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:28 pm

daveuprite wrote:
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Really? 40 years dispatching on only XT Yams ? Amazing.
Yes ,I kid you not, and he's only ever had one broken leg too. Back in 87 he had a blue six hundred with ridiculously long MX forks on it. Looked so cool but he'd be all over the place on motorways. All in the pursuit of coolness ! He's almost 70 now ! (saw him a couple of weeks back on anSH125 ,but didn't get a chance to stop and ask him why ?)

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Post by soho » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:32 pm

OK back to the rules - Link big 'ol box in Berkely Square!
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