Today Mission Mission has a delightful chat with Junior, who's been a bike messenger about town for 35 years. He's sticking with the biz, despite it not being such a growth industry.
Here's him on the history of Critical Mass: "It all started when a bunch of drunk bike messengers got tired of SF police handing out $20 tickets to cyclists all the time for bullshit minor offenses, like not putting your foot down at a stop sign. $20 was a big chunk of your take home pay way back then, so they decided to shut down some key intersections around the city and show the cops they couldn’t just fuck with them. Seems to have gotten their attention." [Mission Mission]