Just had to join ADV so I could add to this thread. You should write a book Joey, your writing style is great and brought back a lot of memories. I was a DR in London from 78 to early 80s, Pony, Delta, West 1, Chameleon and Holborn too! I must know some of you guys, was well known in the Pakenham at one time! Nearly 30 years on I can still remember so many stories, but my lasting memories will always be the people, what a bunch of blokes they were. Its my eternal shame I cant remember all the names, but in all my life since I have never met such a bunch of characters and unique individuals as I knew on the circuit. The most amazing thing about them really is that although mostly certifiable lunatics admittedly of advanced riding skills, the level of professionalism was so high. It takes balls to do it day in and day out, rough and smooth in all weathers with no one to motivate you but yourself. Reading the various posts from old couriers all over the world, Thanks, you have brought back some great memories. Different cities, even continents but the same mind set. Was there a better controller than Ken Couchman anywhere? I can hear his "6 yeah" or "free mots at piccadilly and Air St." even now. Or anyone more off the wall than Grant Burger? Dont mean to hijack the thread, just say thanks to all posters.