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!
Psycho Cross was a blast. A big thanks goes out to Jeff Hopkins and all the Volunteers who helped out. I knew this one was going to be a muddy one watching the juniors take hold of the short, but awesome, course. So for those of you who missed out on Psycho Cross, you missed out... It was as much for the spectators as it was for the racers. A good solid heavy rain the morning of left the grounds soggy and muddy, primed for cyclocross. To add the fun was the fact it was held on Halloween. So many racers were wearing costumes, and the ones not on costumes were dressed as cyclists (rim shot). Bruce Dickman kept everyone amused with his antics and race commentary.
I am putting together a race.
You should ride your bicycle in it.
Critical Mass is here again and this month it brings the joy of Halloween and Gay Pride Weekend. It's never happened before, and it should never happen again as we should have Pride back where it's supposed to be, in June, seeing how the drought is way over.
Here are 2 links to give you all the details that you need to know. Community, Activism, Fun. Who could ask for anything more?
I am sending this out to everyone near and far. I ask that you do the same. A lot of my friends and yours will be coming in from out of town. Bring your bikes and let's ride together.
I've taking the day off for this and I can't wait. What to wear?
After getting super excited about using an open weekend during cross season to try out an endurance race, Eric and I had abandoned or plan to do drag our children and significant others along for the six hour race on the Wednesday before due to forecasts of bad weather. Eric had sounded pretty dejected on the phone after the decision was made, mumbling something about taking a shower and going to bed, and promptly hanging up. I called Eric the day before the race, and convinced him that we should race the 12 hr. duo, bring the kids along, and trade off riding and watching the tikes.
Gather your loved ones around, pull out a PBR, and give 24.fastermustache.org a read. Thanks Atlanta!
Thanks for coming out to FM.24.09, and keeping the biggest FM.24 ever a positive, safe, and fun experience! Each year we learn a little bit more and get a few more things right. Some quick fun facts about this year:
- 1788 laps (21456 miles) by 358 riders on 90 teams. Wow!
- Serious competition in all categories from solo riders battling it out with 5 people riding over 300 miles each, to teams of 6 scouring the city to complete missions like "bring a photo back with you and 5 different College entrances," to small groups of riders meeting all over the city for sprint competitions, trick competitions, etc.
- We planned for 250 people, ended up with 350+, and the only capacity problem ended up being that we were short 2 porta-poties somehow. (There were supposed to be 4! Sorry about that!)
- We're not aware of any fire/police/medical emergencies related to FM.24 and even had insurance this year just in case something did go wrong.
- We couldn't have asked for or found a better venue than Elliott Street Pub and Deli. They kept the food cooking, the beer flowing, and morale high throughout the night.
- The tracking system continues to improve and the experience seemed smoother than last year aside from the "lap combining" issue for many teams first few laps. Hopefully we got all of that taken care of.
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Thanks again for your participation, it wouldn't be FM24 without you! We'll have a more detailed writeup once everyone catches up on sleep.
Head on over to http://racetracker.fastermustache.org/race/FM:24:09/ and click on "bonus list" to get a printable list of point missions!
All must be completed during the duration of FM.24.09 to count and if we have any reason to think you're cheating, we won't give you the points.
EDIT: All bonuses are either "one per team" or "one team". Either the first/best team gets it (where labeled as such) or each team can get it once.
We may add a few things as the event progresses, so check back every now and then!
FM.24.09 pre-registration closes at midnight tonight. You must complete the pre-registration form and send money using paypal by midnight tonight to take advantage of the reduced rate. At midnight tonight, pre-registration will be disabled, any funds sent via paypal after midnight will be returned, anyone that has not paid will be removed from the pre-registered list, and you will need to register on site.
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For reasons beyond our (and Jack's Pizza) control, we can no longer use Jack's Pizza in FM.24. The primary venue for FM.24.09 has been changed to Elliott St Deli and Pub. If you show up at Jack's pizza, you're at the wrong place!
Sorry for switching things with such short notice, to make it up to you we're having a few live bands.