New Blog Name and Design!

03.30.2007 | 11:19 pm

I admit, I am still a little broken up about losing the Bloggies. A designer friend of mine told me that in addition to my poor writing, my garish site design probably had something to do with it.

So I’ve done a little research and soul-searching, and have come up with a new design — and a new name for my blog.

I can taste next year’s Bloggies award already! (It tastes like chicken, unsuprisingly.)


  1. Comment by Norm | 03.31.2007 | 1:44 am

    What next? Lifetime television sponsorship?

  2. Comment by Jerry | 03.31.2007 | 2:09 am

    Uhm…. Right…. Nice….. I’m trying to always be positive now.

  3. Comment by David | 03.31.2007 | 2:23 am

    Looks like you’re one day early with that post, Fatty. Aren’t jokes like this due on April 1st? ;-)

  4. Comment by LanterneRouge | 03.31.2007 | 3:38 am

    You’ll be posting the WE channel tv schedule, right? It seems like a perfect fit for your new look. Synergy!

  5. Comment by David Morrison | 03.31.2007 | 3:51 am

    Boo! Hiss! Please tell me this is joke! I didn’t make a ‘pioneer man’ my inspiration into fitness, I put the fat cyclist into that role. Bring Him Back!

  6. Comment by SxyPaula | 03.31.2007 | 4:32 am

    I think it is unique

  7. Comment by Not So Skinny Cathy | 03.31.2007 | 5:33 am

    I think the new design nicely expresses your sensitive, feminine side that before now has been hidden beneath a feigned sarcastic, quasi-comedic exterior.

    Congrats on finally coming out of the closet! I look forward to your upcoming tales of meandering through the beautiful outback on a bicycle…

  8. Comment by DHallaway | 03.31.2007 | 6:18 am

    Ah… well… OK, I guess it is your blog, you big, burly pioneer man. (Next thing you know Fatty will be growing a beard and putting wood rims on his 29er.)

  9. Comment by DOM | 03.31.2007 | 6:28 am

    I do like the wheel and multi-tool, my compliments to whomever you plagarized. If you’re going to continue the (stolen) theme, might I suggest Fabio as your cover model. My wife has a shelf full of novels you could “research,” just change the words cowboy, tennis player, rugged firefighter, etc. to pioneer cyclist. Team Estrogen will be proud.

  10. Comment by DOM | 03.31.2007 | 6:49 am

    Fatty, did you mean to eliminate the forums?

  11. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 03.31.2007 | 7:02 am

    This is WAY better than the old design. Now if you’d just have dug write the blog for you, the transformation would be complete!

  12. Comment by fatty | 03.31.2007 | 7:22 am

    dom – thanks for the catch. i KNEW i had missed something in this design. i’ve put a link to the forum at the top of the sidebar now. thanks!

  13. Comment by JET(not a nickname) | 03.31.2007 | 8:01 am

    What the *%&@! Oh wait, it’s Aprils fools tomorrow isn’t it?

  14. Comment by Sean | 03.31.2007 | 8:13 am

    Now the jersey design is not changing now is it?

  15. Comment by Al (female) | 03.31.2007 | 8:13 am

    Half the fun of your site is telling people I read a blog called Fat Cyclist. Now I have nothing. Way to ruin the dream, Fatty. Way to ruin the dream.

  16. Comment by Eufemiano Fuentes | 03.31.2007 | 8:23 am

    One word – recumbent

  17. Comment by dawn | 03.31.2007 | 8:25 am

    I don’t read your blog for a few days and this is what I get?!? Blah! I take back my incentive for the challenge if you keep this up. Since it is a reward for Mrs. Fat Cyclist as well, I see the header coming down around April 2.

  18. Comment by Slacker | 03.31.2007 | 8:36 am

    Lame, lame, lame. I am outta here.

  19. Comment by Den | 03.31.2007 | 9:02 am

    Ahhh, now that’s funny. And a good one! Cheers! I’m still laughing….

  20. Comment by bikemike | 03.31.2007 | 9:04 am

    great, why don’t we all hold hands and watch The View with Rosie O. while we’re at it. save us Baby Jesus, save us Jewish Guy, save us Tom Cruise.

  21. Comment by RaiderHater | 03.31.2007 | 10:09 am

    Just what exactly does a Pioneer Man have to make confessions about? Oh wait…I suppose riding a Black Sheep in the olden days takes on a whole different meaning than today.

  22. Comment by Born 4 Lycra | 03.31.2007 | 11:52 am

    Magic – needed a god laugh.

  23. Comment by Born 4 Lycra | 03.31.2007 | 11:53 am

    Obviously should have said good……altho maybe.

  24. Comment by Lissee | 03.31.2007 | 12:51 pm

    LOL!! That is awesome Fatty! I have started reading ‘Confessions of a Pioneer Woman’ since you started running for the Bloggies, and when I logged on to check your site today, I thought I had typed in the wrong address.

    I had to tripple check. Then I noticed the wheel’s and multitools lol

    Nice one! Thanks for the laugh!

  25. Comment by PIONEER WOMAN | 03.31.2007 | 1:17 pm

    Fatty, you are buh-rilliant!!! This made me smile more than anything all day, week, month, year…it’s actually the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

    FYI, I’m changing my banner design tomorrow…but just ’cause it’s the first of the month, not ’cause you plagiarized me.

    You’re a funny boy. Thanks for the grins.

  26. Comment by nanaritz | 03.31.2007 | 1:36 pm

    I’m glad Pioneer Woman thinks this is funny. She is a great sport. I hope this is just for one day only because it would make you feel worse about yourself than being a fattie…being a fat copy cat.

  27. Comment by Sprocketboy | 03.31.2007 | 2:34 pm

    Is Pioneer Woman becoming the Fat Pioneer tomorrow? Fatty, although I think the design is quite lovely it needs more flowers. That and the spandex will end all our social lives. Or perhaps improve them.

  28. Comment by KeepYerBag | 03.31.2007 | 3:41 pm

    Where’s the Vargaesque cheesecake mugshot?

  29. Comment by IndoorRolyPoly | 03.31.2007 | 3:46 pm

    Good humor! you made me think all my links got all messed up by a virus of some kind but please, oh, Please change it back! I just told my buddy last night to check FC out, and now hes going to take one look at this and wonder what’s up with me.

  30. Comment by Co | 03.31.2007 | 4:14 pm

    hilarious! on the assumption, of course, that you’ll revert to a laboring bicyclist for the long term…

  31. Comment by Big Mike In Oz | 03.31.2007 | 4:16 pm

    Change for the sake of change. You can take the boy out of Microsoft, but you can’t take Microsoft out of the boy. Either that or the midlife crisis is kicking into overdrive.

  32. Comment by Tg | 03.31.2007 | 5:58 pm

    Fatty–You are a comedic genius! Rather than crockpot cooking, will you be providing recipes for healthy food cooked over an open fire on the range?

  33. Comment by Rogarr | 03.31.2007 | 6:24 pm

    Please tell me this was just and early April Fool’s.

  34. Comment by John | 03.31.2007 | 6:48 pm

    I don’t get it.

    OK, I do get it, but I’m grumpy today, and everyone wants to play April Fools. First Sheldon, and now Fatty. Can’t stand people being cheerful at me when I’m not.

    I should go for a nice ride and see if I’m in a better mood when I get back.

  35. Comment by Rick S | 03.31.2007 | 8:04 pm

    That TT today must have fried your head.

  36. Comment by Rick S | 03.31.2007 | 8:06 pm

    Maybe Swrvecycling could produce a pair of Pioneer Man Chaps. I’d buy em.

  37. Comment by John | 03.31.2007 | 9:41 pm

    OK, I’m better now. I went for a ride, and I watched “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with my kids.

    Fatty, I do like the new look; The flying multi-tools and pink chain rings are a nice touch. Thanks for providing a link to the source of your inspiration. Pioneer Woman’s writing is witty and zany and her bubbly personality shines through in every word. I might be tempted to switch to reading her blog, if she wrote a little more about cycling and less about cattle.

    Pioneer Woman, good on you for being such a good sport.

  38. Comment by Mrs. Coach | 04.2.2007 | 12:06 pm

    Dang, did I miss something? I guess I should start checking in on the weekends.

  39. Comment by Col | 04.12.2007 | 8:55 am

    Boy did I miss something. Any way to see the re-design? Archives don’t show it. I’ve been spending too much time catching up. Didn’t know you had a new site until just 2 weeks ago–thought you stopped writing in November. My bookmark just kept showing the photo of the Banjo Bros. pack until then.

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