Thank You! Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

03.11.2008 | 8:04 am

I’m not going to pretend that it’s not a big deal to me to have won one of the 2008 Bloggies. I campaigned relentlessly for it, including negative ads and misleading press releases.

And now I’d like to say “Thanks.” And I’d like to say it in such a way that you know I mean it.

So how’s this: I’m going to (practically) give away 100 Fat Cyclist T-Shirts and 100 Fat Cyclist Water Bottles. Starting right now.

Seriously, I am.

Have a T-Shirt or Bottle, On Me
OK, here’s how it works. Starting right this moment, the next 100 Fat Cyclist T-shirts (any size, either gender), cost a penny (because Twin Six’s shopping cart doesn’t know how to do free), plus shipping.

Same thing goes for bottles. One penny, plus shipping.

Don’t Be Greedy
I’m not doing this with the idea of giving 100 T-shirts or bottles to one person, though. So: one per customer. You can order one bottle and one T-shirt at this price. If you order more than that, you’ll still just get one.

And don’t go doing multiple orders, each with one T-shirt in the order. In short, be cool.

As Long as You’re at the Site
My friends at Twin Six will be packing and shipping these orders, and they won’t be making a penny doing it. So, as long as you’re picking up a free T-shirt and/or bottle, why don’t you check out the cool jerseys and shirts they have on their site and buy yourself something in the same order.

Where to Order
Here are the links to the T-shirts and bottles:

And again, thanks for voting me the best sports blog for 2008.

UPDATE: It turns out that people like free stuff. Who’d have guessed? All 100 shirts and bottles are already spoken for. Thanks again for reading!


  1. Comment by db | 03.11.2008 | 8:13 am

    Wow, FC, that’s really nice of you. And Twin Six, as well.

  2. Comment by penelope | 03.11.2008 | 8:15 am


  3. Comment by emily | 03.11.2008 | 8:19 am

    thanks much :) wore the pink lemonade in your honor yesterday, too!

  4. Comment by Jot | 03.11.2008 | 8:23 am

    That is awesome! (That you won).

    That is awesome! (That you’re giving away stuff).

    That is awesome! (I got to buy one :) )


  5. Comment by Bravo Delta | 03.11.2008 | 8:23 am

    Thanks Fattie! I love your blog, and you are really a gifted writer. Thanks for keeping me entertained on a daily basis… oh and the free gear is awesome too!!


  6. Comment by Terry | 03.11.2008 | 8:24 am


  7. Comment by Jay O | 03.11.2008 | 8:26 am

    Congratulations and Thank-You.


  8. Comment by RB | 03.11.2008 | 8:30 am

    Congratulations and Thanks for the T-shirt

  9. Comment by Canadian Roadie | 03.11.2008 | 8:31 am

    Wow, thanks Fatty. And CONGRATULATIONS! I’ve enjoyed reading and commenting on your blog for a while now and am really excited about getting more stuff from Twin 6. Thanks!

  10. Comment by NickV | 03.11.2008 | 8:31 am

    I voted for you and am glad you finally won! Thanks for the T-shirt!

  11. Comment by Brian | 03.11.2008 | 8:32 am

    Congrats Fatty!! And thanks to you and the folks at Twin 6 too. And thanks for the excuse to finally get myself a decent riding jersey. Now I just gotta hold on for the new Fatty jerseys. Coming soon, yes?

  12. Comment by JWBIKES | 03.11.2008 | 8:34 am

    First time here, and I get free stuff….well almost free…Great blog, I will wear my XX t-shirt with pride. Congratulations on your win.

  13. Comment by DerekB | 03.11.2008 | 8:37 am

    Thanks Big Guy. . . and congratulations on the win. You deserve it.

  14. Comment by KanyonKris | 03.11.2008 | 8:37 am

    I’m glad you won the Bloggie. Thanks for the schwag!

  15. Comment by Rick | 03.11.2008 | 8:39 am

    I think I speak for all of us when I say you definitely earned that award. Thank you for maintaining the best sports blog out there and thank you again for being so generous giving away gear for a penny.

  16. Comment by moabmedic | 03.11.2008 | 8:41 am

    Fatty this is the first time I’ve commented on your blog though I’m an avid reader. Thanks for the T-shirt. I was wondering if you could tell me why road bikers never wave at each other. I have taken up road biking as of last weekend after spending my whole life on the trails. No one waved back at me. Had I been on the trails I would have stopped and talked to half of them!

  17. Comment by cyclostu | 03.11.2008 | 8:43 am

    Awesome! Thanks Elden.

    I feel guilty about getting something for doing nothing but clicking for your blog that is awesome anyways. Would a donation that would normally cover the cost of the shirt and bottle to BikeMike’s LAF ride be agood way to show your appreciation for our appreciation of appreciating your blog? I think that way we would be helping out like 17 people related to this blog. Cool? And I’ll probably use this as a paltry exuse to buy yet another article of clothing from Twin Six. They rock.

  18. Comment by mnbiker | 03.11.2008 | 8:44 am

    Congrats on the win! You have a great blog.

    Thanks a lot for the offer. I picked up a new FC T 1 day after I placed an order for 2 other Twin Six t-shirts.

    Keep up the great work!

  19. Comment by USARMYCPT | 03.11.2008 | 8:44 am


    I read your blog everyday, definitely helps me keep my sanity while here in the Middle East (HELL) :)

    Keep up the great and entertaining work!

    My Best to you and your family!

  20. Comment by je | 03.11.2008 | 8:45 am

    I got (a little bit) greedy and ordered a shirt for me, a shirt for my wife and four water bottles.

  21. Comment by Mikey E | 03.11.2008 | 8:46 am

    Never stop amazing people do you?! Well done Sir, Fair play! I think my hair stood on end when i saw the horse on the bloggies website!Now for some reason I’m proud of someone i’ve never met!

  22. Comment by Bryan (not that one) | 03.11.2008 | 8:47 am

    Congratulations again and thank you for your generosity!! Can’t wait to wear my FC t-shirt! :-)

    I hope you and the family are having a great time at Disney and I especially hope Susan is doing well and enjoying herself.

  23. Comment by RB | 03.11.2008 | 8:48 am

    BTW: Did you see Harlan Won. I wonder how he will feel about that.

  24. Comment by Lauren Dunn | 03.11.2008 | 8:50 am

    You da man! Congratulations!

  25. Comment by lady clay | 03.11.2008 | 8:50 am

    Congrats, Fatty, and many thanks. You are kind to your followers. Best wishes to Susan and to the whole family.

  26. Comment by mtnbker | 03.11.2008 | 8:53 am

    Fatty you ROCK!!

    Thanks for the tee – and picked up some sweet T6 gear ta boot.

  27. Comment by bikeuphill9 | 03.11.2008 | 8:53 am

    First off, congratulations fatty. Second, thank you for the freebies. Now comes my confession, two of my college cycling buddies and I went on and made our order together to save on shipping. We did this before we finished reading your entry. So we ordered 3 jerseys and 6 bottles. All on one order. How would you like us to make this up to you?


  28. Comment by Carl | 03.11.2008 | 8:53 am


    Congrats! You deserve it. I’ve read every post for the last few years. You are an excellent writer and I always enjoy your blog.

    I hope Susan is feeling well and that you are having an awesome time at Disney!

    Thanks for the shirt and bottle!

  29. Comment by Rob | 03.11.2008 | 8:55 am

    Congrats, Fatty!! And THANKS!! Enjoy the vacation….and gets the kids to say in a load voice “oh my…that man is the winner of a Bloogie!!” in the middle of a ride line!!

  30. Comment by Rob | 03.11.2008 | 8:56 am

    in a loud voice, too

  31. Comment by NomadJay | 03.11.2008 | 8:58 am


    I’ve been reading for the last few months, and voted for your Bloggie, but this is my first comment. Thanks for T-shirt. Congrats on the win!!

    Also, as a former resident of Southern Idaho (Utah of the North), can you give me any advice on how to incorporate fry sauce into my training regiment. Thanks!

  32. Comment by Rob | 03.11.2008 | 9:06 am

    Well Fattie, word has reached Blighty too. I’m glad I voted for you (it reduces the guilt of shipping the thing across the Atlantic – I’m not even catholic!) and thanks for the free shirt and bottle. I shall drink from it with pride as I crest Snake and Wynatts Passes in my Assos luxury body shorts.

  33. Comment by TWIN SIX | 03.11.2008 | 9:09 am

    Thanks for supporting the movement everyone. Just had to move everything back to full price. We’ll get it packed up and shipped out as soon as we can.

  34. Comment by MikeQ | 03.11.2008 | 9:09 am

    ..and then there were none! My, that was quick!

    Well done Eldon; and well done Susan too!

  35. Comment by bikemike | 03.11.2008 | 9:16 am

    finally, proof that we’re all not a bunch of lemmings following you off a cliff. the higher muckity-mucks actually listen to what you have to say.

    this is very cool in a weird way. where’s the book? when will you be on Ellen or dare we hope Oprah?
    the mind reels, the head expands, the possibilities are endless.

    congrats, we’re proud, you couldn’t have done it without us. you’re welcome.

  36. Comment by Steve | 03.11.2008 | 9:18 am

    Awww Twin Six, my shopping basket just doubled in price :( all because I spent too long deciding which tee I was going to actually pay for :(

  37. Comment by SirRSB | 03.11.2008 | 9:18 am

    Well Fatty, I see my vote finally makes a difference. And to think that i was going to just sit on the sidelines and complain about the whiner. Well Congrats on your achievement. i am always checking your site to see what sort of “wisdom” you have to share each day. Thank you for the free shirt btw. Now I am going to be drooling in anticipation for the day that your jerseys go on sale. Have a Fun time in mickeyland. And “No” you cant do the materhorn on your bike.

  38. Comment by Big Mike In Oz | 03.11.2008 | 9:19 am

    Like my mum always says… “not bad for a fat, bald guy”

  39. Comment by trio | 03.11.2008 | 9:32 am

    Missed out on the freestuff. But well done, I’ve only found your blog recently but I’ve been really enjoying it.

  40. Comment by Bitter (formerly known as Lissee) | 03.11.2008 | 9:48 am

    Man! We crashed Twin Six’s server, lol I guess I’ll have to log on and buy one later (for full price), like next week when the hubub has cooled down.

    Congrats for winning (for real this time)!

  41. Comment by chtrich | 03.11.2008 | 9:51 am

    Hey Fatty, Did I win a shirt for guessing your wrist aliment correctly?

    Free is even betetr than .01……..especially since I missed out on the .01 sale.

  42. Comment by Big Boned | 03.11.2008 | 10:02 am

    Wow! I guess you snooze, you lose! I came here within a couple hours of you posting this and already everything is gone. Fatty has become too popular!
    Congrats on the bloggie!
    If any of you scondrels that ended up with more than one shirt or bottle want to send one to me, let me know!

  43. Comment by Nick | 03.11.2008 | 10:06 am

    I knew I shouldn’t have taken a 3 drink lunch. Damnit!

    Oh well, I still ordered a shirt.

    Fatty, do you have a gallery of “Fat Cyclist” pics?

  44. Comment by Don ( | 03.11.2008 | 10:09 am

    Damn meetings….

  45. Comment by Lowrydr | 03.11.2008 | 10:14 am

    WOW, 44 comments and 100 bottles and 100 shirts gone. Now there’s some love for you. Dang, asleep at the wheel again. Congrats on the Bloggie, knew you could do it.

    Hey to Susan and hope she’s having a great time with you and the kids at Disneyland.

  46. Comment by Mike Roadie | 03.11.2008 | 10:28 am

    Wow….I just went out to get lunch, put gas in the car, go to the cleaners…..I come back to check the Blog, and the freebies are already all gone!!!! Something’s not right here…….

    As we all said yesterday, well deserved. Congrats again!

  47. Comment by Mike Roadie | 03.11.2008 | 10:31 am


    Too bad we don’t get a response like that at the LAF site:

  48. Comment by jill | 03.11.2008 | 10:42 am

    Yeah … Alaska’s time zone did me no favors. Don’t I deserve a bottle for being a worthy comeptitor?

    Just kidding. Really. I think it’s awesome that you won the bloggie. Congrats again. You should leverage it into some lucrative spin-off blogs and a “How to Be a Fat Cyclist” book, Pioneer Woman style. But that sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? Maybe time better spent riding bikes.

    Speaking of … I’m starting to have summer dreams again, about the heat and the desert. When is RAWROD this year? I have two working knees. I’d like to get in on the ground level.

  49. Comment by Petite Chèvre | 03.11.2008 | 11:06 am

    Congrats on the win! I can’t go a day without reading your blog — very entertaining writing. Thanks for all the smiles and the miles towards a good cause.

    Ps. What does the 201 mean on my Fat Cyclist T sleeve?

  50. Comment by Big Boned | 03.11.2008 | 11:11 am

    Just saw Twinsix’s post. Amazing! One hundred bottles and one hundred shirts (limit one to a customer) GONE in just 65 minutes. That is hard to believe!
    Apparently there is not much work being done today!

  51. Comment by Ronster | 03.11.2008 | 11:20 am


    I usually read your website first thing in the morning, and wouldn’t ya know… today I didn’t. And missed out on the “free extravaganza”! Oh well, congrats on the win, and that is a great thing you did (giving away the goods).

    Hope you and the family are having a great time at Disney.

    P.S. You ought to loan Susan the cloud you’re walking on right now!

  52. Comment by DOM | 03.11.2008 | 11:38 am

    Congratulations. Sorry I missed out on the freebies, very classy of you to remember the little (actually, most are bigger than you) people who have been with you since you were a small celebrity (actually, you were a bigger person).

  53. Comment by Dave | 03.11.2008 | 12:02 pm

    Congratulations! Very well deserved.

  54. Comment by isela | 03.11.2008 | 12:20 pm

    Congrats on the win!

    I missed out on the freebies too, what a shame :(.

  55. Comment by Marrock | 03.11.2008 | 12:37 pm

    Figures I’d miss out on the freebies…

    Right now free is all I can afford.

    Still, congrats on the win and keep up the good work… or else.

  56. Comment by Jenni | 03.11.2008 | 12:42 pm

    I’ve already got a bunch of pink water bottles (even bought a bunch for my friends for Chrismakah)- anyway, you’re a classy guy. Very cool.

  57. Comment by blinddrew | 03.11.2008 | 12:43 pm

    Congratulations! Hope you and the family are enjoying the holiday.
    Well done

  58. Comment by axel | 03.11.2008 | 1:07 pm

    t shirts and bottles is a good start… but I thought this was such a momentous occasion that you would give away a few of your bikes

  59. Comment by Mike from Melbourne | 03.11.2008 | 1:26 pm

    Well done Fatty ! A much deserved win.
    I hope Jill gets to win next year as I think her site is awesome too and she is such an inspiring person.

  60. Comment by Bluenoser | 03.11.2008 | 1:28 pm

    Thanks anyway fatty but I wouldn’t have taken you up on it. The water bottle may have been one penny but to get things to Canada cost one gazillion dollars. And Hillary says she will look into Free Trade. My reply… What Free Trade.

    Want some water for those bottles? Get Hillary to talk to me in a couple of years. We might let you have some.


  61. Comment by Boz | 03.11.2008 | 1:39 pm

    Day late and a dollar short. That stupid arbitrator wouldn’t let us even take lunch, so I missed out again. I never win nothin’.
    Congrats on your victory, you greatly deserve it. I look forward to more years of you writing a quality blog for us all to enjoy.

  62. Comment by Bedney | 03.11.2008 | 2:23 pm

    Congratulations on the award! You’re blog has gotten me through lunch for a couple years now. You definitely deserve it. Serves me right for waiting until my lunch half-hour to check what’s new on your blog today. The IT police in my school system would have been all over ordering something during school hours anyway. Congrats again. You deserved it!

  63. Comment by aussie kev | 03.11.2008 | 2:42 pm

    congrats on the award


  64. Comment by MTB W | 03.11.2008 | 3:32 pm

    Fatty, Congrats! You finally got that elusive award. All it took was some begging, crying, crawling and holding onto that shoe. You better hang onto that shoe for luck.

    And kudos on the freebie stuff – I must say, I like the idea of giving free stuff away. Next year, before the bloggies vote, you should give more free stuff – then you would be a shoe-in for sure.

    I hope you and your family are enjoying being Disneyfied. Relax and take it all in. Now that you are a world reknowned blogger, the world is your oyster. And remember to sign all of your autographs to “FOF” (Friend of Fatty).

  65. Comment by Don ( | 03.11.2008 | 3:51 pm

    NomadJay… Frysauce is the best shtuff on earth, I swear!

  66. Comment by FrenchDude | 03.11.2008 | 5:48 pm

    Congrats…Looking at the times on the comments, I wonder how much it cost employers around the country for you to give stuff away…pretty productive bunch, wouldn’t you say?

  67. Comment by Walter | 03.11.2008 | 6:29 pm

    Congrats, Fatty!! Well deserved!

  68. Comment by Born4Lycra | 03.11.2008 | 6:40 pm

    Petite Chevre the 201 is the weight in lbs for the Clydesdale racing class i.e greater than 201 puts you in the Clydesdales which amazingly links to the rearing Clydesdale horse also on your t-shirt. Damn clever these twin6 and FC people.

  69. Comment by Bloggies Judge | 03.11.2008 | 7:13 pm

    Sorry, but we will have to retroactively take back your award. Can’t have the nominees bribing their readers. True, the bribe is retroactive, but so is our taking back the award.
    Sorry, better luck next year.
    Of course, if you send a few shirt to ….

  70. Comment by Dobovedo | 03.11.2008 | 7:18 pm

    LOL. The ONE day I look in the evening instead of the morning before work.

    Early bird gets the T-Shirt.

    I better start training for when the new Jerseys are available. Not that’s they’ll be .01, but that they’ll go fast. I wonder if I look good in pink?

  71. Comment by Craigaroonie | 03.11.2008 | 7:31 pm

    Missed out on a shirt.
    Voted for Jill anyway. Sorry, but….

    But, (covering my butt time)..

    Have supprted TwinSix in the past and will continue to do so, the gear is great.
    Will keep reading you (and Jill) each day.

    Congratulations and well done to Jill as well.

  72. Comment by Si | 03.12.2008 | 3:26 am

    Well done. I’m new to this blog but it’s very addictive and is an inspiration for my own site. I missed out on the free gear but will order some stuff anyway.

    Keep up the good work.

  73. Comment by cyclostu | 03.12.2008 | 4:34 am

    OK – I got the Mikes mized up on the whole LAF donation thing. So BikeMike, I apologize as I will not be helping you acheive your fundraising goal for LAF. However, MikeRoadie I just made the donation in honor of Susan and Elden for your LAF ride. Cheers!

  74. Comment by Harp | 03.12.2008 | 7:11 am

    Congrats Fatty. Well deserved.

  75. Comment by Jim | 03.12.2008 | 7:58 am

    First : Congratulations! Woohoo!

    Second: Thanks for the freebies! I missed out, but still.

    Third: When are the Fatty Jerseys ready?! DO WANT!

  76. Comment by daddystyle | 03.12.2008 | 8:11 am

    All together now, FATTY’S #1, FATTY’S #1, FATTY’S #1
    Yeah Fatty, Congrats.

    Hope your having fun with the clan.

    All the best. Best wishs to Susan.

  77. Comment by KT | 03.12.2008 | 10:17 am

    Whoa! Free stuff, but only for 65 minutes!

    That’s what I get for working instead of reading your blog yesterday.

    I’ll go over to T6’s website and make my purchase next week after my paycheck hits the bank. :)

    Good job, Fatty!

  78. Comment by Denise | 03.12.2008 | 10:31 am

    Free stuff, I missed the free stuff? Oh well, I am just glad I happened upon your site way back when. All the humorous/sarcastic banter that this site oozes is much more theraputic to the soul than a tshirt or water bottle would have been anyway. You can’t put a price on good karma and I always come here for my dose…but dang…. a free shirt, lol.

  79. Comment by mbonkers | 03.12.2008 | 10:35 am

    Man, the one free stuff day and I’m in Costa Rica with no internet access. Oh, well, I was in Costa Rica so I’m not too bummed, now I just have to convince the wife to let me buy one or five…

  80. Comment by scank | 03.12.2008 | 12:27 pm


    Congrats and well done on the award, your blog is my favorite.

    I also enjoy reading Jill’s blog, I’m sure she wont mind losing the mighty FC.


  81. Comment by James | 03.14.2008 | 4:23 am

    I am really happy to hear that you won; you definitely deserve it. Way to make the whole bike blogosphere proud.

  82. Comment by KevinL | 03.14.2008 | 2:59 pm

    Holy crap, you won! This is awesome, you even beat deadspin. I kinda enjoyed deadspin (despite the infantile commenters), but then met the main guy and he was kind of a dick. So, how cool is it that someone I know, and is the opposite of a dick, beat that much more well-known site.

    You have the best readers and commenters. This is so freakin’ cool. Congrats.

  83. Comment by Clydesteve | 03.18.2008 | 9:50 am


    Sheesh, I take a week of to celebrate my Dad’s 80th with him and my sibs, and you win bloggies and give stuff away while i am gone. Congratulations – much deserved.



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