Nico Deportago-Cabrera

The universe is never short of possibilities

Nico Deportago-Cabrera rides through the city, in Chicago, IL, USA, on 9 February, 2015.
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Hi, my name is Nico Deportago-Cabrera. My discipline is urban fixed gear/messenger. My friends call me Indigo. I was born on 19 April 1984 in Los Angeles, CA. My special talent is singing with soul. My philosophy of life is The universe is never short of possibilities. The most important person in my life is mostly dead musicians. My favourite food is obviously doughnuts. My favourite music is soul, but with a side of punk rock.


Cycling came into Nico Deportago-Cabrera's life rather ironically. After losing his driver’s licence, Nico turned to a bicycle to get from home to work and it slowly went from utility to obsession.

Five years later, Nico's musical endeavours began to decrease and he found himself full of potential energy. The only other thing he understood how to do well was ride... and thus began Nico's life as a Chicago bike messenger.

As Nico got better at the job of couriering, his competitive nature guided him into alleycat racing. Nico's passion for cycling and competition goes beyond mere sport – his life is spent in the saddle, pedalling to work, play and the podium.

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