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where have all the moustaches in cycling gone?(13 posts)

where have all the moustaches in cycling gone?Spirito
Apr 8, 2002 11:34 AM
looking thru some ye olde cycling posters and noticed the best riders had very spruced and fashionable moe's - was it an early form of performance enhancement or was it thought to be more aero?

i think its cool and in my mind if i had a picture of slipstream and ahimsa it would be the one below - the only thing is i am not sure who is who. any ideas?
i think nitto cornered the market.SteveO
Apr 8, 2002 11:44 AM
or were you talking about facial hair?
Since they are both named Emile, pronouncedSlipstream
Apr 8, 2002 11:50 AM
A MEAL, they both must be Ahisma since he is the chef.

Used to have a beard but shaved it because I got tired of removing the protein that accumulated after those long rides.

i how about the wheelmen who used to terrorize Central Park in the 1890s. NYC's finest would issue speeding & reckless riding tickets to them, so I guess the ol' moustachios may have been more function than fashion. ;>)
Funny you should mention that- Just reading Jack Simes128
Apr 8, 2002 12:31 PM
1976 book 'winning bicycle racing'(an excellent read) and noticed most of the 70's American racers pictured there are sporting 'stashes too. The style must be on a century re-cycle cycle...

Did find this bearded fellow lurking around though.....(no this isn't a picture of me...! geesh)

First to name hime gets road swag!!
Sheldon Brown (nm)JL
Apr 8, 2002 12:49 PM
you know....he's a lovely guy and all that...Spirito
Apr 8, 2002 12:54 PM
but i wouldn't let him near my children if i had any...if you know what i mean...he did spend a lot of time in and around boston...

i guess im just proving my bias and societies preconceptions with regard to facial hair i suppose. but that pic gives me the creeps.

but ive spoken to him and he is a lovely man and im sure im very wrong about how he appears.
Eh. That's nothin'. Here's the real S. Brown.Ahimsa
Apr 8, 2002 2:28 PM
does this count? i've noticed some hair on paul sherwin's lip...JS Haiku Shop
Apr 8, 2002 1:04 PM
anybody else see that on the last few days of the OLN '01 tour recap? it's quite unsettling.
Hadn't noticed, but can't imagine it'd be a good thing. (nm)rideslikeagirl
Apr 8, 2002 2:58 PM
re: To the YMCA...jrm
Apr 8, 2002 2:04 PM
Along with the other village people.
Wow. I didn't realize that pic was still out there.Ahimsa
Apr 8, 2002 3:46 PM
After all these years too. I knew it would show up some day. Oh well. I admit it. That's me on the right.


so that must be slipstream with the towel on his head?Spirito
Apr 8, 2002 9:36 PM
he did mention something a while back about about muslims under the age of 25 being mostly uneductated maybe he knows this from personal experience.

non-denominational illiterate spirito
(and prowd of it)
me & my family on a recovery rideSlipstream
Apr 9, 2002 4:24 AM
that's me 3rd from the left, er, front row

and only the finest egyption cotton, if you please

btw,looks like simplex might be worth more than a cavalera, eh? go figure.