[TheThinkTank] totally off topic, yet awesome.

Boson Au instructions at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 09:48:10 PST 2009


I just want to say as someone who can't grow facial hair beyond a
dusting of embarassment, I hate you all who can.

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 12:46 PM, reno bikes <renobikeproject at gmail.com> wrote:
> i disagree with adam,
>
> i say abuse the shit out of this listserve.
>
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 7:47 PM, Bruce Lien <bikedadlien at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> You grow a mustache because you want to, not because of what someone else
>> (other than your significant other) might think. They don't like it, they
>> don't have to look at it. Do your thing, man. I once grew a goatee and
>> thought I was being funky. Instead, others thought I looked "dignified". Not
>> the look I had in mind. I have grown many a beard in my life as well. Don't
>> now, though, as when my daughter was five and I shaved it off, she said,
>> "Daddy, now you look like a good man." Kept it off since. I don't want to
>> look like a "bad" man in her eyes. Also, Tom Ritchey is an awesome guy.
>> Heard him speak in Denver about how he came to be an integral part of
>> Project Rwanda. This project is absolutely incredible and inspiring. If you
>> can check it out by all means do so. And if you can find a way to support,
>> go for it. This project truly has and is changing the lives of people in
>> Rwanda!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>
>> --- On Sun, 3/1/09, Patrick Leahy <partick at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> From: Patrick Leahy <partick at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [TheThinkTank] totally off topic, yet awesome.
>> To: "The Think Tank" <thethinktank at bikecollectives.org>
>> Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 7:12 PM
>>
>> This is my first post to this doohickey. I've met veganboyjosh. My name is
>> Patrick. I work at Bike Saviours in Tempe.
>> Anyway, I have a moustache. Lately non-bike friends have accused me of
>> growing it to be trendy. This is annoying, I've grown up around people with
>> moustaches. Punks have moustaches, and bike people in particular seem to
>> grow them. I grow facial hair every winter. It doesn't seem abnormal to me,
>> and I don't see why its trendy.
>> Anyways, you know who has a moustache, and has had one for years? Tom
>> Ritchey. Tom Ritchey designed and hand built some of the first mountain
>> bikes with Gary Fisher. He's designed scads of components, rides all over
>> the world, and in hasn't shaved his stache in nigh of 20 years. He's a damn
>> decent guy, and bike nerd to rival the best of them. I saw his moustache and
>> the man today in Sedona at Mountain Bike Heaven. And it was fantastic.
>> Anyways, you can use him as a point of reference for cycling moustaches.
>> Oh yeah, he started this http://projectrwanda.org/ He's the first guy
>> listed on the board of directors.
>> Maybe that is on topic, project rwanda rules also.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mar 1, 2009, at 2:03 PM, Jason Tanzman wrote:
>>
>> I think a central component of the "magazine" section and resource library
>> should be zines.  They are almost always local, place-specific, and
>> grassroots.  There are some seriously awesome zines out there - about bike
>> trailer construction, commuting, and tons more - the best local zine here in
>> Minneapolis is Dames on Frames, a feminist analysis of the biking movement
>> locally and globally.  Microcosm publishing has a great collection available
>> for purchase (and it's super easy to set up a wholesale account with them).
>> The other suggested books are great.  I've been thinking for a while that
>> our shop should set up a resource library for folks to either check out or
>> use in the shop.
>> -Jason Tanzman
>> Sibley Bike Depot, St. Paul MN
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