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!
The 2011 racing season is upon us, and FM:Race thanks our kind sponsors for helping us get there, have fun, and win! We appreciate the support of these bike industry companies and local businesses, and you should support them for supporting us. Tell them Faster Mustache sent you!
First up, the Office Bike Shop of FM:Race: Loose Nuts Cycles. They're local, they're awesome, and if you show up wearing a Faster Mustache shirt you get 5% off the purchase of any in-stock part!
Up next, our two primary financial sponsors this year:
Highgroove Studios - Ruby on Rails Development, Consulting, and Training
ALTA Language Services - Professional Translation Services
Our equipment is partial provided by:
- 55Nine Performance - Bike Fitting and Technique Coaching
- Swiftwick - Keep your feet warm even when wet
- Ergon Bike Ergonomics - It Fits
- WTB - Tires, Saddles, Wheels, Components
- GU Energy - The Best Sports Nutrition On The Planet
- Stan's - No Tubes!
And the following provided generous financial or in-kind support:
- Singetracks.com - Bike The Net
- Atlanta Bicycle Coalition - Your Voice For Better Biking
- Jane Creates - Visual Art
- WayPoint Systems - State Of The Art Building Automation
- River Dwelling - Modern Vacation Home in Blue Ridge, GA
- Gear Revival - Locally Owned, Outdoor Specialty Shop With A Twist
- Krautstache Design - Product Design, Brand Identity, Illustration
- iThought - Hosting and Consulting
That's right, 2011 is here if you hadn't noticed. Bikes are being raced, and FM:Race is having a little get-together tomrrow at Loose Nuts Cycles, the 2011 Official Bike Shop of Faster Mustache. Come check out the shop, have a drink or few, and maybe pick up some sweet parts for your bike.
We'll have some beer, bring something tasty to eat or drink if there is anything left in your house after the ice crazyness this week, and enjoy the company of fellow cyclists away from the cold!
I'll write up some more about this race once I don't feel the need to sleep for 14 hours but here is the jist.
Here are the results from the 2010 Cyclocross season:
Rebecca Graham WON the Women's A category. For those who don't know, this is her first season racing cross. She started in B's, moved up after the first race, and raced strongly and consistently with tough competition. Congratulations Rebecca!
The Men's A race had strong representation from Faster Mustache, with Alex Clifford, Shey Lindner and Eric Nicoletti in 8th, 9th and 10th place out of 46 racers. Alex demolished his shifters at Jim Miller Park, and raced the last three A races single-speed.
I was under the impression that on Halloween there were ton of racers who dressed up for the cross racing. That in fact the people not in costume would be the minority. That's how cyclocross rolled... Wild, crazy, no hold backs! That however, didn't turn out to be the case. Out of 46 racers in the C category I was 1 of 6 who came in costume... My intentions had been to try and blend since in fact Psycho Cross was my first CX race. Regardless in the 11th hour I came up and got together in my opinion a neat costume. I present to you Fastus Mustachius!
Photo Cred Chris Kelly
Rally To The Rock
Road ride plus short jog/walk
Awards & After Party
Faster Mustache’s Kan de Man Dan McCauley and Friends are parking their bikes temporarily to put together an event which will prove to be challenging as well as fun. This Road Rally will include a few hills and a short jog/walk. A lock, blinkie lights, and running/walking shoes are required. We will transport your extra shoes for you.
The Faster Mustache Cyclocross team is putting together one hell of a race for Thxgiving weekend. Come give thx.
You can download the complete flyer with start times and other details by clicking HERE.
Thanks to race sponsors Serenbe Inn, Stan's Notubes, Champion System, and the Georgia Cross Series.
Come race bikes in the dirt. Bring a fixie, bring a mountain bike, bring a huffy it doesn't matter this race is gonna be awesome.
This was an awesome race last year. Glad to see its happening again. Costumes are encouraged!