Safa grew up in the long grass of the Highveld in South Africa, running with, and raised by hyenas. He was captured by the circus where he learnt the skill of bicycle riding. After fleeing the big tent, he stowed away on a boat that ended up in Australia. Here he started a new life as a bike messenger in Sydney.
He fell in love with the freedom and excitement of the job and has been doing it ever since. Crossing the globe working in seven cities, and eventually stopping in Mexico.
He now operates his messenger company in Mexico City, but plans to retire from all forms of ‘work’ before turning thirty. The urge to travel has never waned, and Safa, who races for Leader Bikes, has his sights set on track bike criteriums, messenger events, brutal descents (bro), and adventure worldwide.