Movember: bringing back the BMX ‘stache

24 11 2011

BMX has lost a lot of things over the years.

Knobby tires.

Padsets.

The Jofa mouth guard.

But you know what else BMX has lost?  The BMX moustache.

That’s right. There was a time when race bikes were chromoly and BMX racers rocked ‘staches.

Back in the day, the legend Perry “PK Ripper” Kramer, intimidated his competition and broke the hearts the hearts of trophy girls everywhere with his moustachioed swagger.

Later, Hollywood Mike Miranda would bring his All-American moustache to the silver screen with memorable scenes in the movie Rad (“Hollywood Mike Miranda makes his second dramatic exit of the day”)

Thankfully, the Movember fundraiser is in full swing and guys everywhere are growing  moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.  I’ve joined the cause and I’m donating my upper lip to the cause for the 30 days.

My moustache has already caused a few sideways glances at work, and some outright laughter when I’ve gone riding at the trails but it’s all for a good cause, to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. Which as many of you know, affected one of the icons of our sport, Stu Thomsen, in recent years.

If you’d like to support me in raising funds for this great cause (and bring a little moustachioed swagger back to BMX) you can donate to my campaign via this link:  http://mobro.co/EdVandermolen.

Any support would be greatly appreciated.  (Be sure to check out the Ron Burgundy and Tom Selleck tomfoolery on my Movember page as well.)

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6 responses

24 11 2011
Brett L. Grogan

Awesome. One of the most epic old school ‘staches though was sported by Jeff “Kos” Kosmala. One of the best ever right there.

26 11 2011
KitsapCruiser

Movember is a great thing. I participate almost yearly. This year though, I donated the face to No-Shave November with a few friends to see who could grow the most epic beard in a month. I’m not winning yet, but I’m not far behind. 🙂

27 11 2011
Steve

Man- I remember back in the day thinking how old Mike Miranda looked because of the ‘stache- same with Woody Itson. Looking at Mike’s photo in the post here today, he just looks like a kid with a mustache. Guess we all just got old- lots of white in my “no shave November” beard.

10 12 2011
bmxdalt

Steve thats so true what you wrote,The one thing I have a laugh is when I at the skate park with my boy and the young kids are thats cool you can ride like that (Grey Hair& Beard flying)
Love the 24″

2 11 2012
The Kos had a ‘stache « cruiser revolution

[…] a begone era, the moustache was sported by many BMX stars. Mike Miranda and Perry Kramer come to […]

2 11 2013
Chris Meyer

In Grants Pass, Oregon at River City BMX we are doing our 2nd Annual Movember racing events this month.

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