Exactly Sexy Enough for My Shirt

02.4.2007 | 11:08 pm

I know who the real star of today’s post is: the new Fat Cyclist jersey, ready to order now. So please don’t feel too horribly cheated if today’s post is essentially the same info you’ll find on the order form.

For those with short attention spans, here’s the quick version:

  • The jerseys are available to order now. Click here to go to the order form.
  • If you’re one of the first 40 100 people to order, you’ll get a price break ($55.00 instead of $60.00), free shipping, and some cool schwag from Banjo Brothers and Matisse & Jack’s (Bake-at-Home Energy Bars). (The Matisse & Jack’s guys were very generous and upped their promotion quantity from the original 40 to 70, but those are all spoken for too!)
  • The jerseys will be arriving in May.
  • The jerseys are very, very, awesome. Click on the Images in this post to see larger versions.

The Pitch
You’re riding your bike. People see your jersey, which says “Fat Cyclist” on it. And yet, paradoxically, this jersey actually bolsters your already overwhelmingly good looks, bringing you well into the smokin’ hot zone. You are now as irresistably attractive as you are athletic.

You don’t come across jerseys like that every day, my friend.

Designed and produced by the geniuses at Twin Six, The Fat Cyclist jersey identifies you as a Friend of Fatty, uses premium sublimated graphics, and is in short very likely to be your very favorite jersey ever.

Jersey Info
Twin Six designed and is producing this jersey, which is why it looks so darn cool. Furthermore, this is not one of those cheap flimsy jerseys race promoters give you to make you feel better about the exorbitant entry fee you just paid. It’s top quality stuff.

Here are the details:

  • 16 inch invisible zipper
  • Anti-Microbial Treatment
  • 100% Polyester Microfiber
  • Premium Sublimated Graphics
  • 3 back pockets
  • Sizes: S-3XL

The fit is between a Euro-cut and an American-cut (great for both road and dirt riders). Choose the size as if you would for a Pearl Izumi or Sugoi jersey, and you’ll be fine.

Just in case the jersey doesn’t fit, don’t worry. I’ll get you one that does. You’re dealing with me, not a fulfillment center run by someone you don’t know.

First 40 100 Orders: Free Stuff, Free Shipping, $5.00 Off
The Fat Cyclist jerseys are going to be arriving in May — just in time (in North America, anyway) for short-sleeve riding weather. I’ve got to pay for them right now, though, and could use a little help in that regard. So if you’re one of the first forty people to buy a Fat Cyclist jersey, I’m going to give you a price break, free shipping, and some excellent schwag. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • FREE Shipping. Yeah, even if you live outside the U.S. I figure it’s not your fault we’re not on the same continent, right?
  • $5.00 Discount. A top-quality, sexy jersey is already a good deal at $60.00, but it’s worth $5.00 to me to not have to put the up-front jersey costs on a credit card. If you saw the interest rates I pay on my credit cards, you’d see that this offer is made purely out of self-interest.
  • A FREE Banjo Brothers Pocket Messenger Bag. The Banjo Brothers Pocket Messenger Bag is a handy bag for unexpected errands, extra capacity, or a post-ride refreshment stop. Fits nicely in a jersey pocket or seat bag until needed ($4.99 value). And guess what: my good friends at Banjo Brothers tell me they’re cooking up a special “Fat Cyclist Edition” of this bag. Nice!
  • A FREE box of TrailBlaze Bake-at-Home Oatmeal Energy Bars, included with your order ($4.99 value, available to U.S. only, because the overseas shipping costs would kill me). I’ve talked before about how much I like these. Now you can try a box for free. Update: The 70 boxes of Matisse and Jack’s Energy Bars have all been spoken for.

So, to recap: if you’re one of the first 40 100 people to pre-order a Fat Cyclist jersey, you’ll pay $5.00 less than you normally would, you’ll get free shipping (which is worth another $5.00), and you’ll get a Banjo Brothers Pocket Messenger Bag, which is worth about $5.00.

I Anticipate Your Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will you do a version of this jersey in womens’ sizing?
A. If I did, I’d have to order 250 of them. I just don’t think I’d sell that many. I’d love to be proved wrong, so if you want a woman-specific Fat Cyclist jersey, email me and get your friends to, too.

Q. When will the jerseys arrive?
A. In May, but we don’t know what day. I’ll ship ‘em as soon as I get ‘em.

Q. What’s with the colors and the horse? I thought your colors were purple and orange, and your logo was a cartoonish, paunchy guy on a bike.
A. The horse is a clydesdale — a perfect symbol / metaphor for the Fat Cyclist. I traded out purple for black because a purple and orange jersey looks like a clown outfit. Besides, the black goes better with all those black shorts you already own.

Q. So are you going to re-do your site with the new logo and colors?
A. Yep.

Q. What does the “201″ mean?
A. Originally we planned to put the number 200 there, which is the cutoff weight for clydesdales (i.e., “Fat Cyclists”). But I felt like going with the bare minimum number didn’t give you as great a value as I would like. So this shirt goes up to 201.

Q. What if it doesn’t fit or it’s defective or I don’t like it?
A. I’ll refund your money or do an exchange or whatever it takes to make the transaction right. Check out my eBay rating — I’m very proud of my 100% positive…oh wait. This isn’t eBay. Still, I’ll take care of you.

Q. So are you going to do t-shirts, long-sleeve jerseys, socks, stickers, and stuff?
A. If this jersey experiment turns out well (i.e., I don’t lose a vast amount of money) I’ll do other stuff. Stickers and t-shirts seem like a likely bet.

Q. How did you manage to come up with such an incredibly sexy jersey?
A. By thinking extremely sexy thoughts.


  1. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 02.4.2007 | 11:37 pm

    Love the Dr L quotes.

    Can I get an extra box of bike bars instead of free shipping? Those bars is good.

    Does that horse have a beer belly?

    When the jersey shows up (lowered from the sky) is it actually going to be teeny tiny, like the size shown here? You know ” vs. ‘

  2. Comment by jill | 02.4.2007 | 11:43 pm

    Dr. L is my mentor. And I will wear this jersey with pride.

  3. Comment by Born4Lycra | 02.5.2007 | 12:13 am

    woo hoo Orange and black I’m psychotic – I mean psyhcic or is it just that FC like me realises orange = fast much better than red.

  4. Comment by Yukirin Boy | 02.5.2007 | 12:36 am

    HOw come the fantastic FC shirt comes in size “S” ??

  5. Comment by buckythedonkey | 02.5.2007 | 1:17 am

    I must say that the jersey design is utterly fabulous. The references are spot-on too, especially the secret one. Looking forward to the re-jigged website.

    The colours? Mate, you have hit the bullseye there, for I ride nothing other than an Orange P7…in black. Schweet! Consequently I forgive you for not offering a £250 Assos version.

    Oh, and now that we have a uniform we need a forum where we can place photo evidence of Fatties around the World (er, that would be FatWorld).

  6. Comment by buckythedonkey | 02.5.2007 | 1:22 am

    …and another thing. The FAQ states:

    > Originally we planned to put the number 200 there, which is the
    > cutoff weight for clydesdales

    Pounds or kilos? Min or max? :-/

  7. Comment by Born4Lycra | 02.5.2007 | 3:40 am

    The photo forum is a great idea Bucky. My old Football Club (not Soccer – Football) in England the Mighty Cherries aka AFC Bournemouth used to publish photos in a weekly magazine of supporters wearing the colours at all sorts of locations around the Planet. One even made it to the top of Everest. Can’t wait to see where or into what situation the fatties on this list manage to take the FC top.
    As an overseas subscriber and assuming I made it into the first 40 can I donate the Trailblaze Bake at Home Oatmeal Energy bars that won’t be sent to me to a worthy cause. If so i’d like to nominate they go to Botched who seems a very worthy cause!
    Cheers only 3 months till I get my FC top.

  8. Comment by BIg Mike In Oz | 02.5.2007 | 4:34 am

    Yukirin Boy Says:

    HOw come the fantastic FC shirt comes in size “S” ??

    I say:

    For your kids.

  9. Comment by BIg Mike In Oz | 02.5.2007 | 4:44 am

    Just one quick question… When I smash you out of the B7 ballpark do I get a second jersey or a refund on the original?

    Actually, never mind. If I order XXL for May delivery I’ll be needing to replace it with an XL or even L come August.

  10. Comment by ibisss | 02.5.2007 | 4:55 am

    “FREE Shipping. Yeah, even if you live outside the U.S. I figure it’s not your fault we’re not on the same continent, right?”

    Will there be free shipping to Canada or Mexico too?
    M Burdge

  11. Comment by gewwez | 02.5.2007 | 5:29 am

    free shipping to malta as well?

  12. Comment by rosehill | 02.5.2007 | 6:04 am

    I’m ordering, but I’ve got to admit, I’m slightly disappointed that you aren’t offering a women’s version. I’m certain that a lot of women read your blog, and I know (having checked out their website) that Twin Six will be making women’s jerseys – even though they aren’t available yet. Any chance you will be offering a women’s version come March when Twin Six starts offering their regular jerseys in womens sizes?

  13. Comment by gewwez | 02.5.2007 | 6:23 am

    actually am a bit disappointed that the fat cyclist logo will not be appearing, now THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN COOL!

  14. Comment by fatty | 02.5.2007 | 6:32 am

    gewwez, ibisss: yep, shipping to wherever you are. it’s going to cost me, but i love the idea of having the fat cyclist be all over the world.

    everyone who suggested a fat cyclist jersey photo forum – yes, we will definitely do that. i’ll figure out how to set up a special spot on my flickr group for that.

    big mike – i’ll do it either way. if you want to buy one now and then get a refund when you beat me at b7, i’m ok with that. if you want to buy one now and then get a second, smaller one when you beat me at b7, that’s cool too. and you make a good point about needing a smaller one at the end of b7 if you beat me.

  15. Comment by jank | 02.5.2007 | 7:09 am

    Dude, you are one of my heros. Best of luck with the jersey.

  16. Comment by cyclebob | 02.5.2007 | 7:22 am

    Nice jersey Fatty. Well done, well done indeed. Twin Six makes fantastic jerseys. FYI for sizing. I have to disagree with you a bit. I usually wear a medium in PI, and needed a large in Twin Six. The Twin Six jersey fits tighter through the shoulders (and no, it’s not due to winter poundage) Good luck!

  17. Comment by BIKEMIKE | 02.5.2007 | 7:28 am

    I will be ordering one up and if , i said “IF” i like i may get a few and sport them in the ol’ bike shop to advertise for you. We must all embrace our fatness.

  18. Comment by Lissee | 02.5.2007 | 7:31 am

    I too would like a woman’s jersey…for some reason the men’s ones don’t fit quite right. Hmmm…the colors will work just fine for me, but the clydsdale kindof threw me. I suppose after reading enough propoganda, I’ll be sold on it. :)

    Let us know when we can order a women’s version.
    Thanks! :)

  19. Comment by Al Maviva | 02.5.2007 | 7:50 am

    Frickin’ sweet jersey.

  20. Comment by MTB W | 02.5.2007 | 7:54 am

    Nice work! The jersey looks great! Great colors (yeah, the other colors would have made us look like a clowns) and the design is very cool. The clydesdale is a stroke of genius.

    You and Twin Six hit a home run with this one.

    Can it be that our once young “little” fatty has grown up and is going into a new career of shirt design?

  21. Comment by Jose | 02.5.2007 | 7:54 am

    Ok fatty I just bought one, Are we friends now? I hope size L is OK for me.

  22. Comment by clydesdale | 02.5.2007 | 8:04 am

    I’m not sure if I should be flattered or horrified that you have my silhouette as your logo on jersey’s around the world. Oh hell who am I kidding I’m ecstatic!!

    Very sweet!
    I’ll take a couple now and a couple of smaller ones in August!

    This way I’ll never forget to SPALM!
    That Fatty, always looking out for us.

  23. Comment by Erin | 02.5.2007 | 8:32 am

    unisex no fit-o the ladies, fatty.

    wait. someone said that already. well, i third it.

  24. Comment by Uncadan8 | 02.5.2007 | 9:00 am

    My XXL is ordered because I really don’t want to wait until August to wear this jersey – which you know you will be sending me. To echo some of the others, does this change the B7 game at all? Maybe you could offer up FC socks or skull caps. A set of FC bibs would be most excellent.

  25. Comment by regina | 02.5.2007 | 9:10 am

    it is beautiful!

  26. Comment by regina | 02.5.2007 | 9:15 am

    also who is Dr. L and what is spalm?

  27. Comment by Sam | 02.5.2007 | 9:26 am

    does this jersey come in 4X? ’cause I am a big fat ass mountain biker.

  28. Comment by Roland | 02.5.2007 | 9:41 am

    I’m not fat anymore. Can I still buy one?

  29. Comment by Ben | 02.5.2007 | 10:19 am

    Ordered…I went with the chest size chart (XL) rather than the Pearl Izumi comparison (L) so we’ll see how that works out. I’m going to need some orange socks to go with that thing…

    PS Is the writing inside pockets unique to Twin Six or do I have to go check all my other jerseys for sublimanal messages now?

  30. Comment by S_H | 02.5.2007 | 11:05 am

    I weigh about 135. Do you think my friends will get the irony?

  31. Comment by fatty | 02.5.2007 | 11:17 am

    rosehill, lissee, erin – i’m looking into whether i can do women’s sized jerseys as part of my order. if i can, i’ll post, and it will be no problem to change your order. thanks for the question.

    jank – thanks, man. I’m actually having better luck with this jersey than i would have ever expected. more than 50 have sold, so i was able to get the companies giving the freebies to extend their offers out to 70. i’m walking on air, i tell ya.

    cyclebob – that’s good info; thanks. i’ll adapt the text in my order form accordingly.

    bikemike – thanks, man! let me know if you do want some extras for your shop, OK?

    al – thanks, man. an unadulterated compliment from you means a BUNCH.

    mtb w – credit definitely goes to twin six on the design. i nitpicked and whined a bunch, and made no small number of contradictory suggestions/demands, and they still turned out this thing. those guys rule.

    jose – ‘course we’re friends. you don’t have to buy that. thanks, tho, for buying a jersey!

    clydesdale – i KNEW you’d love seeing that clydesdale as the emblem.

    uncadan8 – i’ll be posting something on the b7 board for contestants. as far as socks go, i recommend buying a pair of twin six’s Deluxe socks — same black, same orange, same stripes. they’ll go very nicely with my jersey (I’ve ordered two pair for myself).

    regina – to know who dr. L is, you first need to read this:


    and then this:


    sam – 3x is as high as it goes as far as i know. i will check on that though.

    roland – i have bought dozens of size M jerseys in the hopes that some people like you would fly the fat cyclist banner.

    ben – thw twin six deluxe socks are about as perfect a match as you could ever want.

    s_h – if they don’t get the irony, do you really want them as friends?

  32. Comment by Erin | 02.5.2007 | 11:48 am

    omg. i had forgotten our little friend, Dr. L! awesome! can you do matching shorts, so i can put Dr. L where he belongs?

  33. Comment by cheapie | 02.5.2007 | 12:03 pm

    woohoo! now i’ll have a jersey show up around my birthday and i’ll likely have forgotten i have goodies coming!

    and hopefully i’m in the first 70 or so to order. hmm…

  34. Comment by Scott | 02.5.2007 | 12:14 pm

    I am so happy, a Fat Cyclist jersey from TwinSix. Can’t wait to see what type of person recognizes my fine style.

    As to the size issue, I had the same problem with my TwinSix jersey last year, it is a bit tight in the arms/shoulders. Apparently TwinSix addressed this for 2007, making the jerseys a bit larger in the shoulders and a little longer in the back.

  35. Comment by fatty | 02.5.2007 | 12:51 pm

    cheapie — you are. 59 orders and counting.

  36. Comment by eclecticdeb | 02.5.2007 | 12:59 pm

    Just in case you need more intrest in a woman’s jersey …. I’d love one when/if it becomes available. Men versions just don’t fit me and manage to make me look even more sausage-y than I already am.

    Looks great — though for the woman’s version you’d have to change the number to reflect the woman’s clysedale weight (which thankfully I’m under — I think…)

  37. Comment by Lissee | 02.5.2007 | 1:22 pm

    Hey Fatty,

    I just saw a google ad for Assos and couldn’t resist clicking on it… Did you know they make special cleaner to wash your gear in because it is “so special”? lol

    “Assos clothing is so expensive because it’s so technically sophisticated.”

    (Insert valley girl accent here.) Like, its so very cool, like they totally used the word ’so’ perfectly.


  38. Comment by fatty | 02.5.2007 | 1:31 pm

    lissee – hey, you just gave me $0.40 by doing that, so I’m not complaining.

  39. Comment by SyracuseStu | 02.5.2007 | 1:49 pm

    Ben- don’t you mean “sublimated-inal? messages?

  40. Comment by KT | 02.5.2007 | 1:52 pm

    And if you need yet another femme vote for a woman’s sized jersey…

    Yes, Please!!! :)

    It’s the only reason I’m holding off on ordering one… well, that, and I don’t know what size I’d wear. I don’t mind wearing men’s jerseys, I just wish it didn’t LOOK like I’m wearing men’s jerseys. Please help out your sistren (like brethren, but not brothers, sisters!) who need cool jerseys, too!

    :) Kristen

  41. Comment by Stephanie | 02.5.2007 | 1:58 pm

    i’m impatient. I dont want to wait!!!!!!!!

  42. Comment by Argentius | 02.5.2007 | 3:09 pm

    That’s a pretty sick design, fatty, I have to say. I like the color and the clydesdale. Like S_H, my 138 lbs would LOVE to wear that jersey in all its ironic beauty! It also gives me an excuse to be a non-pre-ordering slacker: I don’t know if size S will fit or not. With most brands, it does, but with a couple, like PI, I tend to need XS, except that those are ALSO made for short people. Of course I could just deal with the slightly more “club” fit, but then you all wouldn’t be able to see my sexy ribs! Or, something.

    Do you know there was a day not-so-long-ago that I wore 32×32 pants? Do you know how absurdly easy those are to find? They are the most common size evar. Do you now how many off-the-shelf brands even stock odd-numbered sizes, like 29×33? None, that’s how many. Yeah, I know, big f’ing deal complaint.

    Fatty, the thing of it is, YOU have a bit of irony in wearing the jersey, even pre-B7. Have you ever tipped the scales at 201? Also, you are like 5′11″ or some such, right?

    one final note on pre-order: I would ANYway, but then it would be on MY super-high-interest credit card. This collegiate racer just had to pony up all the stuff it takes to buy my collegiate team gear, my USCF team gear, USCF license, WSBA numbers, OBRA license, etc. This racing stuff, ees esspensiff.

  43. Comment by Lisa B | 02.5.2007 | 3:45 pm

    I ordered this morning (and was one of the first 40 – whee!), but I’d love to switch to a woman-specific jersey if you find it’s possible. If not, I’ll wear this one with (fat) pride.

  44. Comment by Rod | 02.5.2007 | 4:40 pm

    It still won’t be faster than my USG yellow jersey!!!

  45. Comment by sans auto | 02.5.2007 | 4:47 pm

    You’re a bit taller than myself, but I have the same problem finding the 29″ waist. I’ve found that the boys size 14 fits pretty well, and they’re cheaper than adult clothes. It can save you a couple bucks to pay for racing.

  46. Comment by Argentius' Mom | 02.5.2007 | 4:50 pm

    Argentius, Honey, EAT something! NOW! Jeez

  47. Comment by jill | 02.5.2007 | 6:06 pm

    I can’t seem to get Google checkout to work. Do you have any other ordering avenues?

  48. Comment by JET(not a nickname) | 02.5.2007 | 6:58 pm

    I’ve been meaning to ask this for a long time. What exactly does Spalm mean? Is it slang for something or just Dr. L’s crazy euro-english? Sweet jersey FC, even better than I envisioned! I will be ordering mine shortly.

  49. Comment by Born4Lycra | 02.5.2007 | 7:02 pm

    Not sure if this has been asked already. The cutoff figure is 201 does that mean you can actually be too fat to be a fat cyclist?
    Also there has been some discussion on the sizing with Twin 6 changing the shape for 2007. Can this be confirmed for those of us on the Cusp of one size to the next. I’ve ordered XL but maybe XXL might be the go. Your offer of fixing erroneous orders is very generous but I’m sure any info that may avoid problems in advance would be better for you. If you could add any comparison to santini gear sizing that would be useful for me.
    Congratulations on such a terrific response so far – It would be interesting to know what parts of the planet the tops are already destined for.
    PS Okay I’ll bite. Rod I’ve seen denim jackets go faster than a USG yellow jersey. Now for the honest bit what is a USG Yellow jersey and how can it possibly be faster than a brand new FC top?

  50. Comment by fatfreediver | 02.5.2007 | 7:19 pm

    I just ordered, 7:15, Monday, West Coast. Anyway I can learn what number I was?

  51. Comment by TWIN SIX | 02.5.2007 | 8:17 pm

    Just a note regarding sizing, they run very true to size. If you wear a Large t-shirt, you’ll wear a Large jersey. Here is a link that may help: http://www.twinsix.com/manifesto_sizing.htm

  52. Comment by Debamundo | 02.5.2007 | 8:50 pm

    Another vote for a women’s jersey. But since that probably won’t happen, here’s some advice for the other girls. The main thing about men’s jerseys I don’t like is the elastic at the bottom tends to make them ride up on us girls, because we have wider hips than waists. I fixed that problem with my local club jersey by taking it to a seamstress and having her remove the elastic at the bottom and hem it slightly. I took her a women’s specific jersey as a go-by, and it turned out beautifully. Only cost me about $5, too, but I live in southeast Kansas, which is a low cost of living paradise. Anyway, I’m probably going to order one, but would a smallish (120 lb) woman wearing a jersey that says “Fat Cyclist” across it offend anyone? I’m talking mainly about folks who don’t know anything about the blog. Some people can be really sensitive about such things.

  53. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 02.5.2007 | 9:18 pm

    Jill, just send me cash, I’ll get you a jersey!

  54. Comment by fatty | 02.5.2007 | 9:25 pm

    kt – i talked w/ the twin six guys and at least for the present, i can’t make the women’s-specific sizing part of my existing order. it would need to be a completely different order, because it would be a completely different pattern.

    staphanie – i don’t want to wait either. this delayed gratification thing drives you nuts, eh?

    argentius – seriously, XS? wow. i was thinking of buying a couple of extra XS jerseys for myself to use as armwarmers.

    lisa b – thanks for being one of the first 40!

    sans auto – if i understand you right, you just fessed up to wearing garanimals.

    jill – i can also take paypal. email me (fatty@fatcyclist.com) the email address you use for paypal and the size you want and i’ll be happy to send you an invoice. sorry google isn’t working for you.

    born4lycra – 201’s the floor, not the ceiling. and note that the number does not specify whether it’s indicating pounds or horsepower. that’s for you to decide. and since you’re still losing weight, i’d say you should go with the XL, cuz by the time the jersey arrives, you’ll be solidly into that size.

    fatfreediver – you were number 92. but i’m thinking i’ll treat everyone who ordered on this first day the same as if they were one of the first 40 people to order, even if i have to spend a little money of my own. i don’t like the idea of one guy getting a worse deal just because he was an hour slower with his wallet. the fact is, you bought a jersey from me the first day you could, and i appreciate it.

    twin six – thanks for the size clarification. looks like you guys have some fans here.

    debamundo – good advice, thanks. i’m thinking i might send a laminated card with the definition of “irony” along with all S and M jerseys. when confronted, you can simply show people the card. on the other side of the card would be the recipe for the best cake in the world.

    botched – get back to studying.

  55. Comment by Not So Skinny Cathy | 02.5.2007 | 10:02 pm

    Fabulous jersey design, Fatty. Hopefully in May I will still be able to fit into the small I just ordered. Looking dicey at this point though.

  56. Comment by Argentius | 02.6.2007 | 4:41 am

    Well, like I’s said, reg’lar S probably would work. In my current kit by VOmax, I have a SM jerseys and shorts, and XS vest, and an M skinsuit for crits and cross. The S skinsuit works for TTing, but I basically cannot stand up in it, it is made for like 5′8″ people.

    BTW, I clicked on 16 of your ad links today. Just for kicks.

    Glad to hear it doesn’t look like you’ll lose your shirt on this order. Yeah, I meant that pun. I’ll probably have 60 bucks by, like, may…

  57. Comment by Uncadan8 | 02.6.2007 | 4:42 am

    Could we all get a card with the irony definition and recipe anyway? It would be so handy and good preparation for the 2008 B7 Challenge.

  58. Comment by Lissee | 02.6.2007 | 6:48 am

    Argentius — “Just for kicks” huh (grin) niiiiiiccceee. LOL

  59. Comment by winner27 | 02.6.2007 | 6:56 am

    Hi FC -

    Thanks for continuing the special offer for another day. That is one super sweet jersey! Thank you also for giving me the cycling bug again after too many years of not riding. Not too many blogs can give you tons of motivation and tons of laughs all at the same time. You rule. This will be the first cycling jersey I have ever owned which makes it even more awesome. I can’t wait!

  60. Comment by PeteDMeat | 02.6.2007 | 7:46 am

    Damn. Ignore a website for a weekend and you miss the ordering bonanza of free nonsense.

    I preordered one. I hope it’s not too big. And once I see how 2-6 fits, I’m so getting an Argyle.

  61. Comment by Miniscoot | 02.6.2007 | 7:51 am

    Hi FC. Great looking jersey, just ordered one this morning. Now the long wait. Love the blog! A bit addicting like my must have Java in the morn. Keep up the good work.

  62. Comment by Lissee | 02.6.2007 | 8:42 am


    Just wanted to report a broken link…I tried to follow the google link for “Dr. Michael Lammler” and the link doesn’t work any more. It just takes you to a new google page.

    By the way, the one link you mentioned before is now gone, in its place are several links to the FC website and Random Review, as well as other blogs that have linked to you.


  63. Comment by LanterneRouge | 02.6.2007 | 8:46 am

    I know this is off topic but, who was the winner of Kenny’s photo contest? I looked around but couldn’t find anything.

  64. Comment by Tim K. | 02.6.2007 | 10:00 am

    I’ve ordered mine – chest is right at 39, so I ordered a large to remind me to do push ups.

    Now please get rid of the Reese’s Jersey icon over on the FC Flickr group and replace it with this super cool jersey!

  65. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 02.6.2007 | 10:57 am

    Lanterne, I don’t think a winner has been announced, although I’m certain it’s going to be me for posting (even though I didn’t take the picture) the “after” picture of fatty’s famous double-rock-drop wreck.

  66. Comment by LanterneRouge | 02.6.2007 | 11:17 am

    Deservedly so, Botched. Deservedly so.

  67. Comment by SYJ | 02.6.2007 | 11:43 am

    Totally unrelated, but I wanted to drop a big public THANK YOU to fatty for the M$ wireless keyboard/mouse setup. I just received it yesterday, and predictably, it rocks.

    Thanks Elden!

  68. Comment by Stan | 02.6.2007 | 12:51 pm

    Nice. I ordered one. But whose bright idea was it to have the order form have charcoal-gray text on a dark blue background? Impossible to read.

  69. Comment by the weak link | 02.6.2007 | 1:37 pm

    The “spalm with care” part is the best part of the shirt. It seems a shame to hide it under a pocket. Was there a copyright issue involved?

  70. Comment by Born4Lycra | 02.6.2007 | 2:35 pm

    FC how about a running count of tops ordered alongside the weight loss figure in yiour entries. Must be way past 100 now.

  71. Comment by Mike P | 02.6.2007 | 2:44 pm

    Man, my internet was down for a while and I missed the beginning! Very excited to see the jersey come to life though. I will be checking the mailbox 3x a day once May comes. I like the colors and logo (reminds me of Ferrari), hopefully the size L will do the trick. I’m on the fringe, some days I’ll qualify for the ‘201′ clydesdale rule, others I don’t make the cut and will just be wearing a jersey with a horse on it.

  72. Comment by Mrs. Coach | 02.6.2007 | 2:54 pm

    Botched- I’m not seeing the picture. Am I missing something? Or did fatty take it down?

  73. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 02.6.2007 | 3:49 pm

    go to the flickr photo contest:http://www.flickr.com/groups/fatcyclist/

    it’s the 4th picture and the only one i’ve posted.

    If you’re having trouble accessing fatty’s contest, just search for ‘botchedexperiment’ on flickr

  74. Comment by fatfreediver | 02.6.2007 | 7:27 pm

    Thanks, Fatty. I just wanted to know what number I was going to have to scrawl in indelible ink somewhere on the jersey for historical purposes.

  75. Comment by buckythedonkey | 02.7.2007 | 2:27 am

    Lissee, these links definitely work:

    The article that got up the good doctor’s nose:

    Doctor L’s profound musings on said article:

    BTW, the spelling mistake in the second link is how it is. Spalm on, baby!

  76. Comment by Tim D | 02.7.2007 | 3:38 am

    How about signed and numbered shirts for the first day orderers, a bit like a limited edition print or a first day cover stamp release. I know it is a bit of extra work for you Fatty, but you know we are worth it :)

  77. Comment by greg | 02.7.2007 | 6:37 pm

    Q. So are you going to re-do your site with the new logo and colors?
    A. Yep.

    No way. Either this is a joke or you don’t realize a horse has absolutely nothing to do with cycling or fat cyclists. You’ve smashed your head too many times man.

  78. Comment by buckythedonkey | 02.8.2007 | 12:49 am

    I am trying to spot the irony in Greg’s post. Mate, aside from being a region of Scotland, the word “Clydesdale” can also refer to:

    1. a breed of working horse typified by huge mass and strength.
    2. a fat cyclist typified by huge mass and (we’d liek to think) strength.

    So yes, this is a joke. A rather fine one IMHO. The passing resemblence to Ferrari’s prancing horse is the icing on the cake. If you ever see a Clydesdale (of either type) the mental image of he/she/it prancing will be one to treasure.


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