Mis Amigos Locos is an expansive, organized, and perpetually growing collection of memories, funny stories, pictures, and generally entertaining stuff from the lives of a small handful of friends who grew up in Redding, CA.

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03: Street People

The Legend Returns

Contrary to popular belief, death had not claimed him when he was found under an overpass with all his blood vessels exploded. Unbeknownst to many, he actually recovered from that unfortunate incident thanks to a hastily-assembled team of gifted surgeons. Weeks passed. Through the tubes and gauze and over the insistent beeping of the heart...

Beard No Beard….and other updates

Beard No Beard is back…and biking. I saw him yesterday, on his bike. Not walking his bike…ON it..Riding it. You go beard, you go. I’ve seen Green Machine a few times too. He hasn’t looked as strung out as he had in the past. In fact, I’d say he looks lke he’s on a mission....

Beard No Beard – New development.

I just saw Beard No Beard yesterday. But something was missing. It wasn’t his Beard… it was his bike! Maybe he finally decided to ditch his broken bike? Bummer… maybe we need to put in a collection to purchase him a new bicycle? He just doesn’t look the same walking around. However… he does have...

I am getting a bit worried.

Well, I saw Beard No Beard again today. And I am getting a bit worried about him. Now, we all know that he obviously has some mental problems. But now it appears that he has more problems. I think he has bike problems. I spotted him just a mile or so from my place, and...

Updates

1. Saw Beard no Beard today, and as of today he is “no boxes”. The banana boxes were gone, now he just has a bunch of plastic grocery bags hanging from his handlebars. 2. Also saw Scary Ray in Safeway pushing his mom around in a wheelchair. And I don’t mean to be insensitive, but...

Beard no Beard… spotted again.

Been seeing Beard no Beard quite a bit lately… about the same time and same place. Here are a few observations… A) Still as bearded as ever. B) He has headphones on… listening to what? I wish I knew. C) He has a grey sportscoat now. D) He still has his banana boxes, and now...

Beard, Yes Beard

Well, I just got back from grocery shopping and I ran into Beard, Yes Beard. Here were my observations… He was indeed bearded. In fact, his beard in bordering on reaching “out of control” proportions. It is HUGE. He had his Dole Banana boxes. What was inside them? I do not know. And, just to...

Spring is in the air

Spring is on it’s way. I had my first sighting of Beard, No Beard today since the end of fall. He was still very much bearded, no bananas, and wearing a Miami Dolphins jacket…I’m guess he had gone south for the winter, and with the upcoming warm weather, has come back to us…

Man, That Beard Gets Around

This past Saturday, the wife and I were returning home from running a few errands at around 4:00 in the afternoon. As we waited at a stoplight near Oliver’s Market, a man who looked almost exactly like Beard, No Beard rode past on his bike. He was riding slowly, talking with some other guy who...

Buckets No Buckets

Spotted “Beard no Beard” today. He was riding his bike by my apartments. He had the usual boxes tied to his bike, in addition there were 2 large buckets hanging from each side of his handlebars that were both filled with stuff. Maybe he is a courier on the side? And for the record, it...

Beard, No Beard UPDATE

I have some strange news in regards to our friend Beard, No Beard. I have seen him more and more recently without his bike. I would’ve assumed he lost it, had it stolen, or it broke…but I have also seen him ON the bike on occasion too. I saw him last week at about 9pm,...

Bike, No Bike

I saw Beard No Beard yesterday…still very much bearded, but walking on foot. I was a little shocked…he looked totally out of his element. If I had a camera I could have really gotten some great pictures…