Monday, March 9, 2009

Mustache Ride 2009

It was a weekend full of facial hair, bike polo, and alter egos. Here's how it went down...

Saturday on the way to Hall Ranch, Lawyer Eric and I noticed a commotion going on at Planet Bluegrass. We went into see what was up and I noticed mullets, mustaches, and mallets. I realized it had to be The Colorado Can Cup - a bike polo tourney in Lyons. I had planned to put a team together, but totally spaced it. Oh well - I got to experience the fun nonetheless and drink a couple Gordons too!
Our friends at the Pro's Closet put together a smashing team. With a large supply of some of the best vintage gear in the cycling/outdoor word, you know they were stylin.
Check out this airbrushed Scott Moninger shirt. Wow - I hope they have one in my size.
On Sunday, we hit the road for the official 2009 mustache ride. It celebrated the end of the 2-month long mustache contest. I for one was very happy for this to come to an end. Although we work in a nontraditional industry filled with bike shops and breweries I have to wonder what most folks thought of the burly handlebar stache I was throwing down for a couple months.
Before the party, we hit the trails on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Yours truly - in a trimmed down conquistador style.

And finally....the contestants fully primped and trimmed!

Matt "The Mel Gibson"
Jesse "The Lemmy"
Colin "The Hairy Caterpillar"
Tate the "Donnie Wahlberg"
Tim "The Drunk Leprechaun"
Josh "The bald Inigo Montoya"
Dr Mindbender - with the 'What's wrong with wearing purple pants, knee pads, and metal-studded suspenders?" mustache.

We need your help with the judging! The mustache with the most votes gets to keep the Dr Mindbender figure above.

17 comments:

  1. i think i gotta go with the hairy caterpillar, as it is the most heinous of the bunch. the bald inigo montoya is pretty damn heinous, though.

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  2. i think i gotta go with the hairy caterpillar, as it is the most heinous. the bald inigo montoya is pretty damn heinous, though

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  3. The Drunk Leprechaun gets my vote. More of a complete package once you consider the brows.

    It was a close call with the Donnie Wahlberg, just cuz of the name....

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  4. I think Matt - the Mel Gibson cause I'm really impressed with the massive amount of actual growth!!!! Coming off the face!

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  5. Mel Gibson. More facial hair and a nice smile

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  6. My name is Inigo Montoya... you copied my mustache... prepare to win an awesome toy.

    Congrats on the sweet facial hair! See you all in Denver!

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  7. Each of you would make the director of a low-budget adult film proud. However, there can be only one. Jesse's stache is superior to Tim's.

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  8. Gonna have to say Josh as he most resembles the awesomeness that is Dr Mindbender

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  9. The Drunk Leprechaun is quite impressive! Wonder what those eyebrows will look like in 20 years - a comb over?!

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  10. The drunk leprechaun gets my vote. Looks like he's sizing you up in the picture -- trying to see if you took one of his lucky charms...

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  11. The Lemmy!! Love it.

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  12. I vote for "The Lemmy"

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  13. It's a close call between the Lemmy and the drunk Leprechaun, but I give my vote to Tim despite off Jesse's charming smile.

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  14. Josh and the Bald Montoya, and its pure raw potential.

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  15. I am all about the bald Inigo Montoya. Prepare to die!

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  16. Jesse reminds me of Oppie all grown up, cute as a button! But Tim by far wears the facial hair like a real stache man.

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