Faster Mustache is a progressive non-organization made up of a diverse group of Atlanta residents with one thing in common: riding bicycles. We believe in the power of cyclists to change our communities and our world through ongoing discussion, entertaining events, and positive action. Online and on the road, at work or at play, we challenge everyone to use a bike. It doesn't matter what type: fixed, free, geared, single, cruiser, chopper, racer, or clunker. No two bikes are the same and certainly no two riders are the same, but in the auto-centric city of Atlanta, we have fun
sticking together. Simply put, we invite everyone to bike everywhere with us. Welcome to Faster Mustache!
For 2012, we officially expanded the Faster Mustache race team to Charlotte NC, with the freshman class consisting of myself, Gwyneth Lodge, Tim Anderson, Zac Avant, and Jon Tumas. We competed in events all across the south, focusing mostly on mountain biking but also track, cyclocross, and alleycat races.
*Photos by Random Start Photography, Mandy Loorham http://www.randomstartphotography.com/
Many of you might remember Creative Loafing's Cover Story, The High Price of Hope, written about Angel's journey to try and purchase/renovate a home in Adair Park. The link for the CL story isn't working, otherwise I'd link to it here.
He's just posted a video explaining the situation and asking for help to keep the project moving. It's a great cause and no amount of donations could really repay Angel for the things he's done for Atlanta. Check out the video and spread the word:
Fool's Gold 50 and 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race is an endurance mountain bike race held by Eddie and Namrita of 55 Nine Performance. Faster Mustache has had participants in this race since 2007- back when Old Man Crenshaw was just Crenshaw! This year FM showed up with 13 (me, Aron, Burka, Witcher, Marc, Fast Eddie, Krautstache, Gwyn, Nico, Bob Joe, and 2 of Burka's friends!). Now that's a baker's dozen!
Did you miss the chance to get your 2012 FM:Race jersey? Have you seen these sweet babies around town and just have to get your hands on one? Do you wish you grabbed some arm warmers the first time round? Have you wrecked and ripped up your first jersey?
Well here's your chance to get some more FM:Race gear. We will be running a second order, identical to the first. All details are here:
Its finally time. Kits are here. If you requested your kit to be shipped, it is in the mail. Feel free to contact me for shipping info (email@example.com). If you live in Charlotte, Kurt has your kits. If you live in the Atlanta area, your kits are available for pickup at
Loose Nuts Cycles
452 Cherokee Ave "A",
Atlanta, GA 30312
I apologize for not emailing people directly but apparently Google Checkout doesn't like giving me your email addresses. Again if you have any questions or complaints please email me directly.
The 5-Man Team category of Burn 24 turned out to be, in the words of race promoter Jason Bumgarner, a grudge match. Not between 1st and 2nd, but down past the podium at 4th and fifth. The FM teams from Atlanta (Christopher, Nico, Aaron, Marc, and Yoni) and Charlotte (me, Zac, Brian, Joey, and Tumas) traded positions for the entire race, never gapping more than 10 minutes, and it came down to the last lap.
But it all started before lap one, in the lemans start. Teams at Burn had to put up one rider to run the roughly 1/3 mile loop around the camping field. Christopher and Tumas lined up for FM. Tumas loudly announced that he would win the run, and he came damn close. He tagged Zac to ride second overall, and Zac shot out like a cannon and quickly overtook the lone lead rider.
Tumas tagging Zac off after the lemans start
The Burn 24 Hour race has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition for Faster Mustache. Since 2009, we’ve fielded at least one 5-person team and finished 4th (2009), 7th (2010) and 4th (2011). This year the newly formed FM Charlotte branch would have their own team. Both teams had difficulty finalizing rosters due to the busy holiday weekend.