Category Archives: Beards and Bikes

(1990s) Bitchin’ Beards

When you think of the 1990s, your first thought may not be bad-ass beards, but we are about to seriously change your frame of reference. Meet Mr. Rob Engelberth (left) and Mr. David Sands (right), whom the ladies of Beards of Denver were lucky enough to encounter at a ‘90s house party in Congress Park recently. Between listening to those sweet ‘90s melodies of Blink-182 and Nirvana (and drinking from the keg) we got the skinny on these two buddies and their beards. Mr. Sands was not only sporting his bitchin’ beard at the party, but also duct-taped together Air Jordans (‘90s, represent!) and besides showing off his style, he was also photographing partygoers, as he is the photographer behind David Sands Pictures (that is, when he is not caring for his beard). Speaking of beard-care, Mr. Sands applies coconut oil to his beard weekly under the direction of his lovely sweetheart Rachael, who is his “Beard Manager,” and she adores his beard even though it often smells like food and has ice cream in it (seems like a bonus!) Mr. Sands is a Colorado boy who has been in Denver the past 10 years, and he likes to keep his beard trimmed to about this length as the norm. Rachael has only seen him once clean shaved and “I hated it,” she told us. We knew we loved this woman almost as much as Mr. Sands’ beard. Mr. Engelberth (which means means “Birth of an Angel” in German, in case you were curious) has been in Denver since 2008 and shared with us the history of his mad facial-hair skills, as he was blessed with a full goatee when he was only a strapping young man of 17. Mr. Engelberth works downtown on his bike, and said he keeps his beard all summer because, even when it’s hot out, since he works outdoors, it just feels so damn good. We certainly appreciate and approve of that true-blue beard-dedication. Mr. Eneglberth’s amazing fiancé, Kim, is his number one beard fan and she attempts to help him care for those pesky split ends. A Congress park couple, we’re happy to be neighbors with this bearded gem and his lady. Thanks for keeping the beard pride rollin’, darlins!

When you think of the 1990s, your first thought may not be bad-ass beards, but we are about to seriously change your frame of reference. Meet Mr. Rob Engelberth (left) and Mr. David Sands (right), whom the ladies of Beards of Denver were lucky enough to encounter at a ‘90s house party in Congress Park recently. Between listening to those sweet ‘90s melodies of Blink-182 and Nirvana (and drinking from the keg) we got the skinny on these two buddies and their beards.
Mr. Sands was not only sporting his bitchin’ beard at the party, but also duct-taped together Air Jordans (‘90s, represent!) and besides showing off his style, he was also photographing partygoers, as he is the photographer behind David Sands Pictures (that is, when he is not caring for his beard). Speaking of beard-care, Mr. Sands applies coconut oil to his beard weekly under the direction of his lovely sweetheart Rachael, who is his “Beard Manager,” and she adores his beard even though it often smells like food and has ice cream in it (seems like a bonus!) Mr. Sands is a Colorado boy who has been in Denver the past 10 years, and he likes to keep his beard trimmed to about this length as the norm. Rachael has only seen him once clean shaved and “I hated it,” she told us. We knew we loved this woman almost as much as Mr. Sands’ beard.
Mr. Engelberth (which means means “Birth of an Angel” in German, in case you were curious) has been in Denver since 2008 and shared with us the history of his mad facial-hair skills, as he was blessed with a full goatee when he was only a strapping young man of 17. Mr. Engelberth works downtown on his bike, and said he keeps his beard all summer because, even when it’s hot out, since he works outdoors, it just feels so damn good. We certainly appreciate and approve of that true-blue beard-dedication. Mr. Eneglberth’s amazing fiancé, Kim, is his number one beard fan and she attempts to help him care for those pesky split ends. A Congress park couple, we’re happy to be neighbors with this bearded gem and his lady. Thanks for keeping the beard pride rollin’, darlins!

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Sideshow Trio

What better night than Valentine's day to meet a bearded triple-threat? Meet Tim, Clint, and Matt (L-R) who we happened upon at the Bonnie and the Beard show at the Hi-Dive on Thursday. Tim, rockin' the cowboy hat, had his amazing clay sculptures and art on display during the Carnival-themed pre-show party, and his buddies Clint and Matt were helping Tim lure in the customers (with their charm and awesome beards, of course). Tim, who is also a pedi-cab driver in Denver, doesn't rock his beard all year, but he assured us his wife loves it. Clint, who lives in Longmont and has been in Colorado since 1998, has had his beard about three months and though he doesn't sport it all year long, does sport it with style. And Matt, a drummer and marijuna grower who is originally from Detroit, has been in Denver three eyars and ALWAYS has his beard. Which we certainly appreciate.

What better night than Valentine’s day to meet a bearded triple-threat? Meet Tim, Clint, and Matt (L-R) who we happened upon at the Bonnie and the Beard show at the Hi-Dive on Thursday. Tim, rockin’ the cowboy hat, had his amazing clay sculptures and art on display during the Carnival-themed pre-show party, and his buddies Clint and Matt were helping Tim lure in the customers (with their charm and awesome beards, of course). Tim, who is also a pedi-cab driver in Denver, doesn’t rock his beard all year, but he assured us his wife loves it. Clint, an acupuncturist who also works  in construction, lives in Longmont and has been in Colorado since 1998. He’s had this iteration of his beard about three months; though he doesn’t sport it all year long, he does sport it with style. Matt, a drummer and marijuana grower who is originally from Detroit, has been in Denver three years and ALWAYS has his beard, which we certainly appreciate. Thanks for making Valentine’s day a little brighter for everyone, guys!

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Continental Deli Beards

It's pretty obvious that we ladies of Beads of Denver love a man with an amazing beard; we've laid the groundwork for that not-so-earth-shaking statement. But we also love a good bratwurst. Imagine our delight when we happened into Continental Deli in Cherry Creek on Saturday and not only sampled some amazing sausage, but met three handsome bearded gents working the counter! Meet Sam, Brace and Max (L-R). Sam, a Denver native, has had his beard about 5 months, and keeps it just in the winter months, where it serves him well while he's biking around Denver. Brace, also a Colorado native, has had this version of his beard about 9 months; he described his shaving habits as "lazy" thus leading to his facial prowess. Max keeps his heard all year long and before moving to Denver about four years ago he lived in Indiana. Max claimed no one was really a fan of his beard in Indiana but it's much more accepted in out here. We encourage everyone to stop into the deli and say hi to these great guys soon--and take advantage of the sample table! it was divine. Cheers guys!

It’s pretty obvious that we ladies of Beads of Denver love a man with an amazing beard; we’ve laid the groundwork for that not-so-earth-shaking statement. But we also love a good bratwurst. Imagine our delight when we happened into Continental Sausage Deli in Cherry Creek on Saturday and not only sampled some amazing sausage, but met three handsome bearded gents working the counter! Meet Sam, Brace, and Max (L-R). Sam, a Denver native, has had his beard about 5 months, and keeps it just in the winter months, where it serves him well while he’s biking around Denver. Brace, also a Colorado native, has had this version of his beard about 9 months; he described his shaving habits as “lazy” thus leading to his facial prowess. Max keeps his heard all year long and before moving to Denver he lived in Indiana, where he claimed no one was really a fan of his beard; Max said it’s much more accepted out here. We encourage everyone to stop into the deli and say hi to these great guys soon–and take advantage of the sample table! it was divine. Cheers guys!

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Spike Ball Beard

It's not everyday you meet someone with an off-the-charts beard who also has a serious love of Spike Ball (if you haven't played, or heard of it, check it out! Hours of fun to be had). But then we met Nathan, who rocks the beard and harbors a deep love of Spike Ball. Nathan has had his beard off and on since college. He dated a woman in the past who told him he wasn't "Brad Pitt attractive" because he didn't have a chin; and so from that comment was born many years of carefully groomed beards! Nathan now is dating a wonderful woman, Catherine, for a few years ad she declared her love for his beard and had "no complaints". Smart woman!

It’s not everyday you meet someone with an off-the-charts beard who also has a serious love of Spike Ball (if you haven’t played, or heard of it, check it out! Hours of fun to be had). But then we met Nathan, who rocks the beard and harbors a deep love of Spike Ball. Nathan, who lives near City Park in Denver, has had his beard off and on since college. He dated a woman in the past who told him he wasn’t “Brad Pitt attractive” because he didn’t have a chin; and so from that comment was born many years of carefully groomed beards! Nathan now is dating a wonderful woman, Catherine, and she declared her love for his beard, stating she has “no complaints”. Obviously, like the ladies of B of D, she knows a good thing when she sees it!

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Polkanaut Beard

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Paco, of the wonderful polka/metal band the Polkanauts. Paco loves death metal, bike rides, and will not shy away from participating in a pickled quail egg eating contest. He’s had his glorious beard for about 11 years, though currently his beard is a bit shorter than his norm. We’ll be sure to document its growth progress at the next Polkanauts show!

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Indie Beard

It might not be too much of a surprise to find some amazing beards at an Indie Rock Show, and Josh had one of the best tonight at the Bluebird Theater. When asked what the benefits of his beard are, Josh noted a high intimidation factor, it’s obvious lovability, and it’s practicality–it keeps him warm as he bikes around D-Town. Keep a look out for his great beard while we’re you’re out cycling around town; you won’t regret it.

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Red rockin

Adam is not only our favorite Red Rocks bartender, is not only the owner of an amazing tandem bike with golden spokes and velour seats, but he also brings it here with both the amazing beard AND the handlebar mustache. Be still our beard-bleeding hearts.

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Stoic yet Snake-y

The ever versatile Johnny Munoz, who never would’ve been able to face the snake Golem without the magic of his salt n peppa beard.

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