Beards have been making a comeback for the last year or so. They seem to have a special place in the bicycling community.
First up is our friend Esteban. He writes a San Diego based blog, Vélo Flâneur, and recently wrote a piece for Flow in which CYLRAB was mentioned (I am very pleased to be in a paper with footnotes : ) Esteban rides with a beard (he rode the Butter Lap with us last week).
Then there is our friend Deep, King Of The Trike (my title for him). Deep rides with a beard. And a sound system. On three wheels.
I shot this picture of what I have come to think of as "the beard cousins" last year. They seem to have tried to co-ordinate their beards.
I took this picture last year, too. He was just starting the beard odyssey. Maybe it has filled in since then.
This whole post (one that will go down in the annals of bicycle advocacy history as the post that changed the world for the better) was inspired by the wonderful man with the fantastic smile I took a picture of last Saturday.
Ride on all you bearded men!