[TheThinkTank] totally off topic, yet awesome.

veganboyjosh at gmail.com veganboyjosh at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 09:12:27 PST 2009


we have some folks in our shop--ladies, too!--who rock the
moustache......wait for it.....wait for it......handlebars.




On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Bike City <bikecityrecyclery at gmail.com>wrote:

> Well, I can grow two long prickly billygoat hairs on either side of my
> chin.
>
> This makes me not only much, much more hip, but far more masculine
> than the rest of you.
>
>
> andrea, who typed "either side of my chain," in a desperate attempt to
> keep the listserv on topic.
>
>
> On 3/2/09, Boson Au <instructions at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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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