La mesa de luz

El mejor bicimensajero de Europa

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A participant of the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Chanpionships rides at the Csepel Factory of Budapest on May 23, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.  AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI
Estos últimos días se está celebrando en Budapest el 15º Campeonato Europeo de Bicimensajeros donde se elige a traves de una serie de pruebas al mejor mensajero en bici de Europa. La mensajería en bicicleta es una realidad en muchas ciudades de Europa entre ellas Budapest. En Madrid se que existe una empresa que presta este tipo de servicio que además de ser eficiente y económico, beneficia al medio ambiente.

Me he decidido a mostrar estas fotos por mi buen amigo Geza, al que dedico este post. Geza es húngaro, gran amante del deporte de la bicicleta y fue bicimensajero en Budapest. Realizó este trabajo en Madrid hasta que un taxista lo atropelló y le rompió la muñeca. La gente suele decir que Madrid no está hecha para la bicicleta por las cuestas... pero Geza no es de esta opinion. Budapest tiene una parte escarpada y otra llana, lo que no impide la existencia de una gran cultura de la bicicleta. Geza siempre dice que el asfalto de Madrid es muy bueno y que la meteorología es mucho más favorable para ir en bici que en otros lugares de Europa. El único problema para ir en Bici en Madrid son los coches y los madrileños.

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Participants in the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Chanpionships prepare for the start of the main racing in Csepel Factory Budapest on May 24, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.   AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI

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Participant of the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Chanpionships prepares her cycle at Millenaris Velodrome in Budapest on May 22, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.   AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI

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Participants of the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Chanpionships play cycle-polo at Millenaris Velodrome in Budapest on  May 22, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.  AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI

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A participant of the mainrace of the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Chanpionships Michael Brinkmann of Bremen,Germany reads a poster of the programme at the Csepel Factory of Budapest on May 25, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.   AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI

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Participants of the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Chanpionships race in the Millenaris Velodrome of Budapest on  May 22, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.  AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI

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A participant of the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Championships rides on tarmac of Millenaris Velodrome in Budapest on May 22, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.   AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI

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A participant of the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Championships gets ready on the tarmac of Millenaris Velodrome in Budapest on May 22, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.   AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI

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A participant of the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Chanpionships consults his map in the Csepel Factory of Budapest on  May 23, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.   AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI

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Winner of the mainrace of the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Chanpionships Michael Brinkmann of Bremen,Germany, poses for photographers at the Csepel Factory of Budapest on  May 24, 2010 during a three-day competition for the best European cycle messengers. Messenger Championships is an urban competition for bike messengers. Once in a year, European messengers converge to decide who are the fastest, smartest and trickiest messengers of that year.  AFP PHOTO / STR / BALINT PORNECZI