Feb 112020
 

Rest In Peace

Dearly Missed!

The SFBMA was notified that Seth Allen’s family told their dear ones that Seth was an active supporter and member of the SFBMA. To honor his memory, they are asking for friends and loved ones to make donations to the SFBMA.

Thank you very much to all who have donated to the SFBMA.
The SFBMA is incredibly grateful to have your support.

The SFBMA Cognition, the SFBMA’s Newsletter zine, will also feature a tribute and memorial section dedicated to Seth. It will be published in about 2 weeks. sfbmacognition at (this website) is the email for remembrance submissions.

We are all deeply saddened by Seth’s passing. Our hearts are with his family, friends and the worldwide community that will always love Seth.

As of 9:15am PDT on 2.22.2020 the SFBMA has received the following donations in memory of Seth Allen:

$50 from Jennifer Hill. “This donation is made in the name of Seth Allen.

$200 from Kimberly Mack. “In memory of Seth W. Allen from his mother’s friends at Concert Pharmaceuticals.

$100 from Joseph McSweeney In memory of my grand nephew Seth Merrill. – from Uncle Jody

$100 from Lisa and Pam. “In the name of Seth.”

$200 from Rosanna Chiodo. “In Loving Memory of Seth W. Allen. Prayers and Thoughts to the Family.”

$25 from GLOCAL ASIAN. “In memory of Seth W. Allen from his sister Cristina’s friends at Glocal Asian.“

$50 from Roger Tung.

$20 from Jennifer Melanson. “In memory of Seth Allen.”

$30 from Marissa Rubin. “Dear Allen family, may Seth’s memory be a blessing.“

$20 from Karen Hvizda.

$20 from Tara Zantow. “This gift is in memory of Seth Allen – he will be missed!”

$25 from Rebecca Kamen. “This is in honor of Seth Allen.”

$100 from James Mich. “This donation is made in Seth Allen’s memory. We are so sorry for your loss. May his memories bring you peace, comfort and strength always. Our deepest sympathy, Your friends at Boston Analytical.”

$100 from Nadine McGrail. “In memory of Seth, you are truly missed. “

$150 from Carleen Preble. “In Loving Memory of Seth Allen, Aunt Carleen xxoo.”

$20 from Stefanie Heiter. “In memory of Seth Allen.”


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C&F SFBMA Messengers R making Gr8 things. Today’s review: Tracy and Eli’s Bisou Small Batch Chocolates

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Dec 182019
 

Wow and Yum! Tracy and Eli handcraft all of their chocolates at their kitchen in Oakland. Their cocoa is derived from sustainably sourced & grown farms. Sold all over the place, these amazing treats are good for you and absolutely fantastic. Not just all about chocolate, there are some fruit and nuts to explore as well. Eli can be found at many of the Farmer’s markets sharing excellent stories and facts about their ingredients. Just listening to him makes you feel smarter. Let’s hope we see Tracy out and about as well. Great people and awesome products!

Check out the Bisou website and get ordering

http://www.bisouchocolate.com

 Posted by at 09:10

C&F SFBMA Messengers R making Gr8 things. Today’s review: Galen Leach’s discount_stab_shack

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Dec 142019
 

Galen is multi talented. I have amazing footage of him from his rookie days playing a piano masterfully. His drawings are excellent. His style is open, fun and right on. So when he became a famous tattoo artist it really seemed like the way it is with Galen. He is a winner. With heart. Go Galen!

https://www.instagram.com/discount_stab_shack/?hl=en

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3191 Mission st. SF CA 🏴

Located at @undrgrnd.sf

SF booking and shirts below

discountstabshack.com

 Posted by at 08:57

Current and Former SFBMA Messengers are making great things. Today’s review: Danny Boy Smith at Let It Bleed Tattoo

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Dec 132019
 

Danny Boy Tattoos Great Inking and excellent skills. Danny Boy is a great artist. He has a gentle hand and is a great guy to be around- so adding in excellent work, truly original and cool- it is a great choice to ride over to Let it Bleed Tattoos at 1124 POLK ST. SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109 | 415.932.6215 Check out Danny Boy’s excellent work.

Current and Former SFBMA Messengers are making great things. Today’s review: BroilerGear.

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Dec 112019
 

Awesome Bags and Bike accessories made by an alumnus of the SFBMA. Get Hot. Get your Broiler Gear!! Broilergear.com

The first time I saw one of these broilergear bags I was very impressed. My bag has been with me every day since I got it. Incredibly well made, durable and really great looking. A head turner that has me back on the fashion plus list.

http://broilergear.com

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 Posted by at 13:27

SFFD SFBMA HANX JAKS Annual Toys for Tots Drive and Party

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Dec 092019
 

Celebrate the kids by bringing a toy to South Park SF on Saturday, December 14th at Noon.

This classic event boasts the best of the best gracing the party and toy drive.

Beautiful people sharing what they can with kids who would love to have a special present from a lovely person.

Bring a present, food to share and a smile. As you know, the paparazzi will be there.

 Posted by at 11:31

Broken Bones benefit with Alley Cat Books and Howard

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Dec 042019
 

On Thursday, December 19th, at 7 PM at Alley Cat Books I’ll be doing a 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show – and why we still need them! Donations from the show will benefit the Broken Bones Fund!       

Long live Moose & Squirrel!    Howard

Alley Cat Books is located at 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

 Posted by at 08:09

QCR 2019

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Oct 082019
 
 Posted by at 07:49

In Memoriam: Justin “Seven-Nine” Plue

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May 272019
 

Tuesday May 21, 2019.
I’m sitting in a little wood shack in the woods by the tracks listening to the rain on the tin roof and watching it hit the pine needle covered ground outside.  I’m thinking about my friend Justin “Seven-Nine” Plue. Known to some by the nickname The Terminator for his steady demeanor and style of calling on jobs. “Seven Nine.” It always sounded the same. His red cyborg laser beam eyes covered by his silver shades definitely didn’t take away from the image. Nor did the time dispatch told him a client had just called to cancel the job he was about to pick up and he replied by saying he was already 10-8, which he was.
I met Justin sometime in 2006 or 7 while I was working for Quake.  I admired his uniform look of all dark and unmarked clothing aside from maybe his Speedway shirt and his meticulously clean bikes. We talked hubs, wheels and frames with differing opinions on Campy. Eventually I recruited him for Quake and he was an all star choice.  We got along well with similar societal views such as ‘why does everyone suck?’ He had a very strong work ethic and was no BS when it came time to get busy. 
When things at Quake began to fall apart he told me he was applying at Godspeed. I was bummed not to have him as a co-worker but I knew it was definitely a much better choice. It was always a pleasure to see him around. He’d say, “SUP?” With a slight chin up. 
Forces were reunited when I too jumped ship and made the swap to GS. The switch to a company with open air radios, good attitudes, or in Justin’s case, bad attitude in a good way, and even better banter, all the while handling big work loads and tight timing only increased my respect and admiration for him. Fridays were always good as he always had quotes from and references to the movie Friday ready to rifle off especially back and forth with Joey 24. That and his deadpan jokes about EPO always made me laugh. Beneath that tough as nails exterior was a sense of humor that’s for sure. These are the times I think back on and smile. Or the occasional long Friday nights at base with Ryan 36, Curt Six Six, Joven 88 and Andrew 84 or whoever else felt like staying late and talking noise.  
The bike board was with out question missing an element of much appreciated trash talk about the sun and pleasant weather and e-bikes among other things when he moved to the vehicle board. I understood the move even though I gave him a hard time about it and tried to bring him back to the bike as many of us did. 

After he moved on to pursue a career as a trucker we stayed in touch. Sometimes I’d hit him up after hearing the siren Tuesdays at noon. That always made me think of him because of his Tuesdays at Noon photo series. Once I moved on to pursue a non-career of riding trains we narrowly missed each other out on the road a few times. I’m still just sitting here in the gravity. He was a good, solid person and no doubt will be dearly missed by all who knew him. I have a heavy heart today and am thinking about 79 as well as my friends from the GS crew and the rest of the messenger community. My thoughts are with y’all.  
A combination of quotes from Cock Sparrer, “When you’re churning up inside
And looking for the best way out
Or when the pressure gets too much
And there’s no help about

Hold on a little longer, try a little harder
‘Til we’re arm in arm together to the end
So remember, out there somewhere
You’ve got a friend, and you’ll never walk alone again.”

If you’re having a rough time I encourage you to reach out to someone. The SFBMA is a community. I’m not always the best with words but I‘ll listen if you need to talk. 

I’m sure 79 is in his dungeon in the sky, ball gag at hand, sayin, “..messin with my money is like messin with my emotions.”
Miss you Seven Nine. Tuesdays at Noon. 
-evan four-five
(godspeed.evan@gmail.
com)

 Posted by at 07:19

SFBMA statement on Indianapolis

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May 102019
 

In consideration of recent developments in Indianapolis, we the Bike Messengers of San Francisco state that we do not condemn any persons in the Messenger community of Indianapolis. We hope our colleagues in Indianapolis will solve the problems within their community in a spirit of peace and unity.
   This statement replaces all previous statements speaking for the San Francisco Bike Messenger Association in our newsletter Cognition and on social media.

 Posted by at 06:22