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!
Just starting a discussion and wondering if anyone is free to show up with me tomorrow morning, Thursday , September 3, 2009 at 10am for the grand opening of the 14th Street bridge over the connector. It has been 2 years in the making and is being touted for it's wider sidewalks, median, and design. I was wondering how we could get a brand new bridge without any bike lanes. Show up on your bikes if you can. This would be a great opportunity to show another form of transportation that could have been incorporated into the design of this bridge. See you tomorrow.
http://24.fastermustache.org/ now has all the info you need to know. We'll be adding a little bit more to it as we get closer, but things should be pretty accurate!
http://24.fastermustache.org/ for the link!
Guys and Gals - I am excited to report on progress in planning for what will be the greatest Alleycat on the planet. I can't reveal all the juicy details but here is some info to wet your pallet and get your training rides/drinking on the right track:
Mark your calendar: Noon-to-noon, September 12-13 at Jack's Pizza.
Checkpoints: You need to know John and Justin and Skip and the Brakery and Mike and Peter and Sandwhiches and Mitch and Reused Outdoor Gear and Peter and Nate and Ross (your favorite wrenches) and Jack and Pizza and Beer and Partying and Racing!
Winning: You need to have the most laps (Yellow), be the first to the top of the hill (Polka Dot), Have the fastest lap (Green) and complete the most missions (Red). You bring the skills that earn you the jersey, we'll make sure you are rewarded handsomely. All walks are welcome, whether you come for speed, endurance, tricks, or treats.
Tracking: Our refined RFID lap tracking system will keep the data, you just worry about turning the pedals.
Celebrating: Specials from Terrapin and PBR will keep you refreshed, even if your just there to watch all the action. Don't miss out!
People: The usual suspects plus plenty of fresh faces. Young and old, big and small, and everyone in between. Tell your friends!
Helping: If you have an idea or want to contribute your time/expertise/connections, let me know: christopher AT faster mustache DOT org. There's lots more to be planned and all of this is subject to change/improvement if you are willing to put in the time and elbow grease.
In case you haven't been teased enough: http://24.fastermustache.org/2009/fm_24_09.jpg
"Come and watch our best Women and "B" category riders take on Steve Hill and the "A" Train in the feature event, 'The Wheelrace'. 1 mile of torture in this handicapped event, seeing the Women and B's getting a head start on the A's and watch them all converge for victory in the finishing straight. Full program of racing for Women, B's and A's. Also featuring our popular Bicycle Little League Kids.
Racing Begins at 3pm for all categories with the main events for the evening beginning at 6pm. Tell your family and friends to tell their family and friends to come down and enjoy some fast-paced racing action.
Facebook Event Page : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=98045445758 "
NO BRAKESwill be turning two years old and having our grand opening at our new location 586 Woodward Ave. in Grant Park. We will be throwing our third annual shop alleycat, so expect the usual racing, prizes, party, and beer.
More info as it becomes available here.
Here's the drill. It's the last Friday of the month, the weather is great this time of year, not to hot, not to cool. We have been getting a lot of rain, so everything is beautiful and clean. Come out on some wheels, a bike, two bikes, skates, skateboard, grocery cart, wheel chair. It really doesn't matter, just come out and ride around the city with friends new and old, see parts of the city you may not have seen and share with community.
We meet at Woodruff Park at the corner of Peachtree St and Auburn Ave NE Atlanta, Ga at 6pm and leave after everyone shows up. Come on out.
The following is a glossary of terms used in the DSG 09 Race Report:
1.glud \ˈgləd\ Mud with a sticky, slippery, clay-like consistency. Globs onto everything and weighs stuff down. Glues itself to your body and your bike. Very slippery and squishy to ride over.
2. crud \ˈcrəd\ Mud similar to glud, but slightly dryer and more prone to packing up on your tires. Usually contains grass which it cleverly deploys into your derailleur. Somehow even heavier than glud.
3. gloop \ˈglüp\ Mud that is runny and wet, like diarrhea. Lighter in color than glud or crud, gloop is light enough to fly in the air and coat your face.