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Ridealong: Bike Courier Julian Root

Back in the 90s, I was a bike courier in DC. The internet and the economy have conspired to make it a lot harder to earn a living as a messenger since then. To see how things have changed, I spent a day with Julian Root, a Philly courier I had met in 2010 while we both worked at the Bicycle Coalition.  The day I rode with Julian topped out in the mid 20s, with just a little bit of wind and residua...