Friday, October 14, 2011


For the past couple of years all the blokes I know have jumped on the MoVember bandwagon, growing pissy, horrible moustaches every autumn. I know it's for charity so it's inherently a "good thing" and I'm probably going to go to HELL for criticising them, but seriously, if having bum-fluff on your lip made you look like a prick when you were 14, it ain't gonna look good now you're 30.
So to recognise this FACT we decided to go our own way and institute the inaugural Vicious Velo MoHawkVember. If you're going to look like a dickhead, you at least don't want to look like you're trying to blend in in Dalston (I'm yet to see a mohawk in EC2; if they start appearing before November 1, I might need to have a rethink).
As of November 1, I (and hopefully at least Dirty Bird, Kev, and Badass) will be shaving my head to raise money for a charity I've not yet decided on. Probably something to do with cancer.
You can't go wrong with cancer, everyone hates the fucker.
By way of inspiration here are some photos of Joe Strummer looking cool with a mohawk. Joe Strummer was categorically a good bloke, you won't hear a bad word said about him anywhere. Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver on the other hand was a bit of a nutjob, but that mohawk is probably the most iconic of the last 40 years so it would be churlish to exclude it on the basis of Bickle's uncharitable behaviour. It's just a film people, calm down.
Keep your eyes peeled here for a Just Giving Page or something similar. In the meantime, go and follow Dom Mason on Twitter. He's a bike industry friend of ours who is doing MoHawkVember to raise money for his nephew who's just been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Like I said, everyone hates cancer, go and show Dom your support.

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