RED BULL MESSENGER RACE IN YOKOHAMA


Here is a selection of about 50 photos (from 600...) I took last week-end at the Red Bull Geared-Up, an alley cat designed for messengers only where they were judged not only on their speed but also on their behavior towards clients, a kind of a role playing game that was quite fun, each messenger had to find something to attract the judges attention.

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Sino San during preparation.

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The race took place around the Symbol Tower in the port of Yokohama, well-known place it seems among fishermen, they were a lot on the jetty.

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Sino's ride  : Kalavinka. Most of messengers I've seen this day were riding road race bike I think, but some ride fixed gear.

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On the right Matthieu, only gaijin of the race, French messenger in Tokyo!

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Last info.

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The judges : Katz(Courier社代表)KMSN(Cyclex社代表)Yanaken(Courio-City社代表)[Order is possibly wrong, sorry if is the case]

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Familly Shot

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Sino San, first to start.

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Few ladies were there!

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DJ who performed the whole day! Otsukaresamadeshita!

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Trying to inluence the judges :-)

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Track stand start.

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This is one way to stop a fixed gear, foot on the rear tire.

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Spinergy power!

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Frenchy represent ;-) !

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Yep , steps there was.

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Sexysushi's pics from Guatemala messengers World Championship.

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Messenger Lady on a fixie

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Nice carbon fork

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oh oh Go Pro Camera embeded, this will my next toy ladies and gentlemen!

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Boss at work!

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Fuji bike offered this Roubaix to the winner.

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Other gifts by Puma, Oakley, Helmz.

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Finale race, team relay this time.

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Sino's team won, that was very close.

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If I understood well she started to be a messenger 6 month ago...and won a bike! Not bad!

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Pleasing the sponsor. Real pros :-)

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Links :

All the photos are here.
Each racer is on Fixy55's blog
Race report in Japanese : Red Bull's page



Posted on : by Red Bull Messenger Race in Yokohama

Tags : Geared Up Red Bull Alley Cat

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By *bj* At 2010-10-24 11:29:48

Some really nice bikes there! Great coverage. Is there still a high demand for messengers in Tokyo?


By Joe4TheRecord At 2010-10-25 15:03:14
from Kansai, Japan

Whoa, good on the girl who won the bike.

Great coverage as usual!


By Jerome At 2010-10-26 15:45:55
from Tottori Ken ,drinking tea
http://jeromesadou.com

Thank you guys. From what I ve heard I don't think there is a strong demand for messengers... needless to say if you are a foreigner who can t speak Japanese and don t have a visa would make things much more difficult... Then if you have friends in this work it might be different.


 
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