2008 Fat Cyclist Jerseys Coming Soon

05.8.2008 | 10:01 am

When things are going really badly, it’s especially great to get a piece of good news. Yesterday and this morning, for example, I noticed that Susan isn’t absently wandering around as much now, and that her coordination seems to be improved — evidence that the steroids and radiation are doing their job.

I also got email last night from the Twin Six guys saying that the 2008 jerseys will be here very soon.

Who Benefits?
Last year, the pink Fat Cyclist jerseys were specifically for supporting Susan, with half the proceeds going towards Susan’s treatment and half the proceeds going to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

This time, things are going to be a little different. We’ve got family and friends doing a lot of traveling and driving to help us out, not to mention the expenses that come with something like this. So this year, I’m going to use all the proceeds from all the jerseys — both orange and pink — toward Susan’s fight. In other words, when you buy a Fat Cyclist jersey — no matter what color or gender — every penny I get will go toward helping my wife, and offsetting the costs friends and family incur as they help my wife.

How Soon and where?
The jerseys will go on sale Monday, May 19, at noon Central time, and will be sold from the Twin Six site. I’ll post a link on that day.

How Much?
The 2008 Fat Cyclist jerseys will cost $70.00, plus shipping.

Let’s Take A Look
It’s been a while since I announced the 2008 jerseys, so here’s a reminder of what they look like.

Here’s the Men’s, front view:

And here’s the Men’s, back view:


Here’s the Women’s, front view:

And Women’s, back view:

There will also be an extremely limited number of Men’s jerseys in pink.

Team Fatty Fighting for Susan
No matter what jersey you get, the “WIN” is now part of the Fat Cyclist Clydesdale logo. And the inside of your collar shows your support:

I’ve always been excited about these jerseys, but now I’m especially glad that both the orange and the pink ones have the messages of support.

And, speaking of support, thanks to everyone who’s been sending email and leaving comments. I read them all and they give me a huge lift.

I’ve said it before, but I mean it now more than ever: People who say the Web’s a bad place have been hanging around the wrong neighborhoods.

PS: My friend Kenny left the following comment on my blog this morning:

Dear Readers of Fatcyclist.com,

This last week has been truly tragic learning of the down turn of Suzan’s illness. As I read these comments left by all you good people, the over all theme is the same. “What can we do for Elden, Susan and their kids?” I decided it was time to stop wondering and time to start doing. I set up a bank account in Elden’s name at a local bank here in Utah. It is linked to pay pal. The pay pal account is winsusannelson@gmail.com . If you don’t have a pay pal account you can also donate by going to my business’s website http://www.kennysphoto.com and clicking on the link in the middle of the page, where you can donate with the credit card of your choice. Please know that all funds collected will go directly to this bank account and after a two month period will be given to Elden, Susan and Family. Elden is unaware of this account, until now, of course. I’m not sure how he will react to this comment, but if he removes it, I’m going to continue to put it back on his blog and I invite you as fatcyclist readers to also put this on your own respective blogs. I truly believe that we bless our own lives, when we help others, so I hope that Elden will allow us to help him through this very trying time in his life. He truly has touched each one of us, through his writing and his friendship.
Respectfully yours,

First, let me say that I’m touched. I’ve got great friends. Second, I’m going to say that right now I actually appreciate help like this. Even though I’ll be tempted to use it to buy another bike, I promise I will use every cent to help Susan with her treatment and to offset the expenses others take on on our behalf.


  1. Comment by GenghisKhan | 05.8.2008 | 10:10 am

    Great news on Susan’s improvements, awesome for the new jerseys and Kenny is da man!

    Also, don’t forget that everyone can help by bidding on Elf’s pink Giro d’Italia jersey on eBay: http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=giro+d%27italia+m

    Keep fighting the good fight!


  2. Comment by Amanda | 05.8.2008 | 10:26 am

    I’m honored to wear my “old” pink jersey every morning on my commute, so it’ll be great to have the opportunity to switch-out. Definitely count me in!

    Best wishes to all of you, you’re in my thoughts.

  3. Comment by fijiwriter | 05.8.2008 | 10:26 am


    I’ve got dibs on a men’s pink jersey to help y’all fight and beat this thing. All my hope and prayers to Susan, you and the kids….and all of the care-givers involved.

    - Keith

  4. Comment by Mallie | 05.8.2008 | 10:26 am

    I’ll be ordering the women’s jersey and wearing it during July’s 24 Hours of Booty.

    My thoughts are with you all…

  5. Comment by Lisa B | 05.8.2008 | 10:27 am

    I was just at Twin 6 this morning putting some pink sox in my cart; I’ll hold off for another (erm, larger) jersey. And it’s good to hear that the drugs are helping – yay for steroids. ;) Best to you & the family, Fatty.

  6. Comment by Lisa B | 05.8.2008 | 10:28 am

    P.S. I wore my pink jersey today … and yesterday, Tuesday, and Monday. I definitely need a new one!

  7. Comment by cat | 05.8.2008 | 10:28 am

    I had to laugh out loud (at work!)when I read your comment about Kenny’s bank account for Susan: “Even though I’ll be tempted to use it to buy another bike…”
    Yeah, like that would happen.

  8. Comment by Stacie | 05.8.2008 | 10:29 am

    Hi. I surfed over from Asthma Girls place to wish you and your wife well. My prayers and thoughts are with you..

  9. Comment by Sara Best | 05.8.2008 | 10:30 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us a way to help.

  10. Comment by rich | 05.8.2008 | 10:38 am

    Great news on Susan doing better this morning and great news on the Jersey’s – I’m in for 3 of the orange for my friends and I

    Thanks for giving us a way to feel like we’re helping and way to go Kenny on the website

  11. Comment by Swedoz | 05.8.2008 | 10:44 am

    I’m always told pink is my colour – can’t wait.

  12. Comment by 331miles | 05.8.2008 | 10:48 am

    I humbly suggest that you hold one in each color for an auction; not to help us, but to help you. Just a thought. And oh yeah — WIN!

  13. Comment by PeterUK | 05.8.2008 | 10:56 am

    Nice one Kenny! Plus I’ll be ordering some Susan Jerseys as soon as they are available.
    Incidentaly, my Wife is a Survivor and we’re currently going through the process of making a named endowment to the LAF, I sent an email to the Director we are working with last Monday and mentioned fatcyclist.com, he called me later that Day (I can’t mention his name without his permission) and he told me that he was very touched and passed the link on to Colleagues at the Lance Armstrong Fund.
    I am happy now that we have a way to help Fatty, I for one, having been through a similar situation, know that every kind word, every phone call and indeed every $ helps.
    We’re thinking of you and Susan every Day!

  14. Comment by Hamish A | 05.8.2008 | 10:56 am

    It’s fantastic to hear that Susan is feeling the benefits of the treatment already! I’m really excited about the jerseys as well and totally second the idea to hold a couple back to auction off.

    Well done & thanks to Kenny for setting up that account!

    Hugs for Susan and a ‘manly’ hug for you Elden.

  15. Comment by Meghan | 05.8.2008 | 10:58 am

    Aw, no one believes that. You’re not going to be tempted to use it on a new bike. I desperately want one of those pink jerseys.

  16. Comment by bro. pete | 05.8.2008 | 10:58 am

    Eldon, It has been a week or two since I’ve read your blog. Catching up has been a sad and difficult read. I plan to order my own jersey soon. But first I plan to go home and hug my kids and tell them I love them. I plan to hold my wife a long time and tell her thank you and that I love her.

    You said you were afraid that taking care of her would be undignified…Eldon that article may be the most dignified expression of love I’ve ever read.

    Thank you for reminding me of what really matters.

  17. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 05.8.2008 | 11:23 am

    Rock on.

  18. Comment by judi | 05.8.2008 | 11:41 am

    Count me and Dominic in for two jerseys. For sure. You hang tough. Judi

  19. Comment by Si | 05.8.2008 | 11:47 am

    Easiest donation I ever made…glad you have had some good news…keep fighting!

  20. Comment by Brandy | 05.8.2008 | 12:03 pm

    Count me, my best friend and her husband each for one. We get so many great comments on last years jerseys and all of our Fatty T’s too !!
    I can’t think of people who we want to help out more.

  21. Comment by Philly Jen | 05.8.2008 | 12:03 pm

    I’m with 331miles, but I’d suggest you hold one in each size for auction. Autograph ‘em wherever Ryan thinks goes best with the design.

    I’ll go into velodrome mode and repeat myself: If you’re not of the praying persuasion, click the Paypal button at 2:01. Otherwise, click the Paypal button at 2:02.

    P.S. “Good On Ya” in advance to everyone in Oz who will stay up past 1:00am to make sure they get a jersey when the gate goes up.

  22. Comment by Jeremiah | 05.8.2008 | 12:37 pm

    I am all over one in Pink. Hell yeah I that is going to be all kinds of Pink!


  23. Comment by Sherie C. | 05.8.2008 | 12:40 pm

    I thought this might be the surest way to get a message to you and let you know that you, Susan, and the kids are still in our thoughts prayers. Hugs from some old friends.

  24. Comment by Richard | 05.8.2008 | 12:41 pm

    I’m definitely in for a pink one (if they last) or I’ll expand my wardrobe to include orange…..Keep the faith.

  25. Comment by isela | 05.8.2008 | 12:42 pm

    Putting dibs on a pink jersey for myself and an orange for my hubby.

  26. Comment by Barb | 05.8.2008 | 12:50 pm

    Fabulous and kudos to Kenny!

  27. Comment by nancy | 05.8.2008 | 12:53 pm

    hoping to get in on the jerseys one for me and one for hubby…modern medicine is a wonderful thing…may susan continue to improve and be encouraged.

  28. Comment by Wild Dingo | 05.8.2008 | 12:55 pm

    I’m in for the pink. i just hope i get one in time!

  29. Comment by Sharon Braxton | 05.8.2008 | 12:58 pm

    As I write this, the tears are flowing down my face. I just read both blogs, The Apologies and the Jersey’s. I can understand Susan apologizing. We women are the ones who are suppose to take care of our families, who are suppose to handle crises. Elden, you are an amazing man. The love for your wife shines through each blog as does her love for you. She is apologizing for the hurt she knows is coming but you are taking care of her for the life she has given you. Both of you are in my prayers and thoughts each day. My heart breaks knowing what you are going throuh. Love.

  30. Comment by Rio's Rider | 05.8.2008 | 1:10 pm

    It was just this morning on my ride out your way, Fatty, that I was thinking about how much I wished I had a pink WIN jersey, and wishing that I could help in some way. It was great to come home and read that I can make both wishes come true.

    So glad to hear that Susan making improvements. Keep it up, Susan…WIN!

  31. Comment by gewwez | 05.8.2008 | 1:11 pm

    haven’t read your blog in a while and i was shocked to read the last few posts.

    i live half a world away but it’s strange how much you and your family seem to have become almost like friends, and it has affected me in a way i could not have thought possible.

    hope u’ve ordered enough jerseys. btw what is noon Central time translated into UT?

  32. Comment by Teri | 05.8.2008 | 1:32 pm

    I hope Twin Six guys make a lot of the pink jerseys…..

  33. Comment by LidsB2 | 05.8.2008 | 1:40 pm

    Just what I was hoping for — a chance to score a jersey and a tangible way to help. Go, fight, win. Kenny…giddyup.


  34. Comment by Jim Glover | 05.8.2008 | 1:43 pm

    “Even though I’ll be tempted to use it to buy another bike, I promise I will use every cent to help Susan . . .”

    Even when times are hard you still have a sense of humor.

    I’m going to order one of each for me and the misses.

    Keep up the good fight.

  35. Comment by Bob | 05.8.2008 | 1:53 pm

    Put me down for a XXXL men’s. ;-)


  36. Comment by vXhanz | 05.8.2008 | 1:56 pm

    I’m relatively new to your blog and have been touched and saddened by the posts I’ve read in the last few days. Cancer is definitely an horrible disease, and when it robs us of the time we have with our families… it’s that much more difficult to bear.

    You should not feel guilty about short rides, you need to clear your head from time to time too. Your longer rides will always be there later when the time is right.

    I agree with the above posts regarding an auction on signed pink/orange jerseys. Perhaps you, your wife, and members of your family could sign them?


  37. Comment by Maddy | 05.8.2008 | 2:00 pm

    I can’t wait to wear my new pink jersey in Germany.
    I have no idea if this is a good idea, but I also let Twin Six know that I would be buying one as soon as they go on sale – might this help with ascertaining how many should be produced? My thinking goes that if so many of us want to buy them, I think it can only help Eldon and Susan and their families if there are enough there to buy.

  38. Comment by Ant | 05.8.2008 | 2:00 pm

    I was only thinking about these jerseys the other day – woo hoo!

    Excellent news about the upturn in Susan’s condition.

    If any Australian readers would like to place a common order, you can contact me via my blog.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

  39. Comment by chtrich | 05.8.2008 | 2:06 pm

    Still love the new jerseys. Time to save some pennies.
    And nice job Kenny. :-)

  40. Comment by Mir | 05.8.2008 | 2:13 pm

    I think it’s fabulous, Kenny. I hope you don’t mind, but I put together a quick badge. The more people who know, the better. I’ll pass your site on to my fellow Kona Bella riders as well!


    I’m new to the Fat Cyclist, and my heart goes out to you and Susan. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers!


  41. Comment by fiddlesticks | 05.8.2008 | 2:14 pm

    I was wondering when these jerseys would come out. I hope they make enough of the pink men’s, ’cause I want to grab one myself.

    Very good to read that the steroids are helping.

    And Kenny, great idea.

  42. Comment by Lins - Aust | 05.8.2008 | 2:27 pm

    I am so glad I can help in some way.

  43. Comment by keithmo | 05.8.2008 | 2:29 pm

    Like many people here, I’ve been lurking on this site for several months. Also like many, I’ve been deeply touched by the stories of Susan’s cancer battle and how your family is handling this difficult situation. I find myself checking the blog several times a day, hoping for some positive news.

    It’s so good to hear about Susan’s improvement! Celebrate every victory.

  44. Comment by Christopher | 05.8.2008 | 2:46 pm

    Thank you for sharing the story. I’ll be proud to fly the flag.

    My friend Earl (aka The Root of All Evil) is loosing his battle against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after a valiant nine year fight. I’ve been with him a lot since he’s chosen to go into hospice.
    Even at this stage his bravery astounds me.

  45. Comment by DrCodfish | 05.8.2008 | 2:54 pm

    “I’ve said it before, but I mean it now more than ever: People who say the Web’s a bad place have been hanging around the wrong neighborhoods.”

    Amen that, in fact the world is populated with a lot more good people, anxious to help, way more than we think.

    We had our own little misfortune this winter (nothing compared to your situation) and the thing that impressed me more than nature’s fury was the incredible ‘flood’ (pun intended, … our house flooded) of wonderful people who were frantic for some way to help.

    You are surrounded with wonderful people, and we’re now all so greatful to you (AND KENNY!!) for a way that we can do something to help ease your burden.

    It’s a funny (scary) thought, me in a pink jesrsy: Think sunburned Rhino. I’ll probably have to settle for Orange, but I bet T6 could up the production by orders of magnitude of Mens in Pink and they’d fly off the shelves. Hey, there you go: ‘Men in Pink’, the Million Pink Men march, er ride, … the possibilities are limtless!

    I’ll pass the word along to my legion of ‘back of the packers’. We’ll look like a vidoe of the Giro …. in reverse.

    Yr Pal DrCodfish

  46. Comment by rachael | 05.8.2008 | 3:05 pm

    Thanks Kenny..The easiest donation ever made and my love goes out to you and Susan and your family. I have shed more tears over your last few posts than I care to remember. Susan – we’re all sending you much love out here in cyberland. And I’ll be wearing my pink with much hope.

  47. Comment by Duane | 05.8.2008 | 3:09 pm

    Thank you to Kenny and Twin Six – each giving us a chance to help.

    I’m in for Orange – my favorite color.
    Maybe a pink one too.

  48. Comment by blinddrew | 05.8.2008 | 3:30 pm

    I’ve struggled to find anything to say over the last few blogs (which is pretty unlike me) so thanks to Kenny for giving us a quick way to help and all my best wishes to Susan, you and the family.

  49. Comment by KT | 05.8.2008 | 3:37 pm

    Dibs on a pink one for me! :) I can’t get my boyfriend to wear one, but that’s okay.

    I think I can even go down a size! Yay!

    Good vibes coming down your way from Oregon to Susan!!

  50. Comment by Rufus | 05.8.2008 | 3:39 pm

    Stunned and saddened to catch up since a two week absence. My heart and prayers go out to you, Susan, and the kids.

    I’m down for 2:01 PST daily on the iPhone, and sign me up for a pink ladies jersey.

    Thanks, Kenny, for finding a concrete way that we all could express our care & concern.

  51. Comment by kentucky joe | 05.8.2008 | 3:53 pm

    large, orange–tell Twin Six to ramp up the quanitites!

    great news about Susan stabilizing a bit. the best to your family.

  52. Comment by Robb | 05.8.2008 | 4:47 pm

    dibs on a mens pink and an orange.

    I’m also blogging the paypal address.


  53. Comment by Ann D | 05.8.2008 | 5:23 pm

    Elden. I am new to the blog world and have never commented before on your site but I have been reading for about 4 months. I have actually been going through the archives…from the beginning and not reading the new posts…cuz I am just linear like that. I am currently at October 25, 2005. You make me laugh. I am not a cyclist. I have a bike. Two actually. An old single speed Schwinn that we still ride and a faded pink ten speed that was on a garage sale. I live on a ranch…in Nebraska. If I want to ride with my family we load up the bikes in the pickup (my husband and son have bikes…from Walmart…don’t be mad) and we go to town or to the state park.
    Your blog has inspired me to think about riding. Yep, so far only think. But I love reading and getting to know you and your family. So I knew that Susan had cancer a while back…but today I just went to your new entry for some reason (usually I go right to the archives and read a few, mark down what date I am ready for the next time and leave laughing) and I was floored. I am so sorry, I had no idea that the battle was raging. I will be praying for you and Susan and the kids.

  54. Comment by Brian | 05.8.2008 | 5:30 pm

    I will be adding a link to this post on my site. Hopefully, this community will support you guys big time! Not sure I can stomach a pink jersey, but that orange is great!

  55. Comment by Born4Lycra | 05.8.2008 | 5:59 pm

    I wore my 2007 Pink Jersey on a ride called around the bay in a day in Melbourne Victoria (Oz)last year very proudly amongst 15,000 other riders. Nobody mentioned the colour clashing with my masculinity they just wanted to know what it was about and were also keen to mention that I was not fat. Blokes have got no reason for not ordering a Pink Top unless they are being considerate to me as I will be desperately attempting to order a 2008 Pink Top.
    Kenny brilliant work.
    Fatty great to hear the drugs are working give our love (hugs and kisses) to Susan.
    Peter in the UK well done on getting through to Lance no mean feat I can assure you.
    Bollocks to the cancer. Livestrong

  56. Comment by Andy | 05.8.2008 | 6:33 pm

    I have an Orange Orbea and my Birthday is May 17th. Scrap my birthday list cause all I want is one of them Orange Jerseys and Fatty I am giving my Birthday wish to you and Susan.

  57. Comment by Don | 05.8.2008 | 7:12 pm

    Someone remind me how the mens jersey’s run!
    Elden, your writing amazes me. I love to read it, though lately I cry when I do. We’ll be praying for you guys, you guys just keep fighting and WIN!

  58. Comment by Scott Morrison | 05.8.2008 | 7:16 pm

    I’m doing my first century the day before the jerseys become available. I wish I could wear it on the ride, but I’ll be lurking on Twin Six for one of the pink jerseys. I’m pulling for you, Susan. WIN

  59. Comment by geckonia | 05.8.2008 | 7:30 pm

    Glad to hear Susan is doing better today! Keep the faith you guys!!! Sending healing vibes from nutty Marin County, California.

  60. Comment by Megan | 05.8.2008 | 7:38 pm

    I’ve got to admit I’m very happy they are rereleasing the pink jersey (I actually emailed twin six a couple days ago about them – and was told they were on their way) since the my last pink fatcyclist jersey ended up in two pieces in a trash can at a hospital. Hopefully this one will have a happier fate. Still, I’d rather not have the opportunity to buy one – I’d rather that this was unnecessary.

    Don – here’s a link to twin six’s sizing info http://www.twinsix.com/manifesto_sizing.htm

  61. Comment by 29er | 05.8.2008 | 7:41 pm

    So happy to hear the treatment is already starting to help Susan. I didn’t cry at the computer today! I’m also happy to hear the jerseys are coming. That’s what I want for my mothers day present. Prayers from our family to yours-

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  63. Comment by christina | 05.8.2008 | 8:04 pm

    Susan is amazing, you are amazing and I think about and pray about you, Susan, and your family everyday. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile, and i’m just another faceless person out here on the internet who’s taken the time to read but never to leave a comment – but, as little as a token it may be, my thoughts and prayers are with you out here in California – WIN SUSAN WIN!!!

  64. Comment by Richmond Roadie | 05.8.2008 | 8:17 pm

    I’ve not been on your site in quite awhile and I’m so sorry to hear of your sweet wife’s illness. What a terrific family you obviously have! You, my friend are a real man, and knowing how much I love my wife really makes me hope I would be as strong.

    You’ll definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

  65. Comment by Emily | 05.8.2008 | 8:35 pm

    Yay! Glad Susan is feeling a bit better. You guys all keep up the good work and stay strong.
    And the new jerseys are so cool– now I have a reason to be hanging around at home goofing off on the internet a week from monday. I am one of those women who is not really into pink most of the time, but for this jersey I will be making an exception and proudly wearing pink! Win!

  66. Comment by Sleepy's wife | 05.8.2008 | 9:20 pm

    Can’t wait for the jerseys. I’m so happy there is a way to help! Like some of the other ladies, it’s my first choice for a mothers day present as well. I have wanted a pink jersey since last year so I can’t wait to wear my new one honoring Susan.

    Thanks for sharing the details of each day. I appreciate your honesty and sincerity. I will continue to pray for your family.

  67. Comment by Jeremy | 05.8.2008 | 9:43 pm

    What is this “Central Time” you speak of?

  68. Comment by buckythedonkey | 05.9.2008 | 1:42 am

    Central Time = GMT-6 hours.

    For example, whan it’s 18:00 in the UK, it’s 12:00 Central.

    I feel there is huge demand building for those men’s pink jerseys. I think the auction suggested by 331miles is a brilliant idea. If the numbers are that limited, why not auction the lot?

    Clickety-click. Thanks Kenny, nice work mate.

  69. Comment by Dre | 05.9.2008 | 3:44 am

    I already put my money away for my jersey/helping Susan. God bless you both you’re always in my prayers.

  70. Comment by Pammap | 05.9.2008 | 3:46 am

    I’m so happy for the opportunity to show my support with a pink jersey. My husband’s core group, appropriately called The Fat Boys, will be scoring orange jerseys too.

    WIN Susan & Team Fatty!
    2:01 Every day for you.

  71. Comment by Nina in Ohio | 05.9.2008 | 5:23 am

    Elden –

    I’ve cruised on over from Pioneer Woman’s site. You talk about your life eloquently and I admire your love for your wife and children. Writing this blog must be hard, but it will be a precious gift for your children in the future. The picture of your wife getting her mask made is familiar – in fact, my husband still has his and vows to whip it out next Halloween. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Susan and your beautiful family.

  72. Comment by Don | 05.9.2008 | 5:39 am

    Megan: Thanks I know, I was just being silly… but thanks! :-D

  73. Comment by regina | 05.9.2008 | 6:32 am

    I have an orange one, I have a pink one, I need an orange one, I need a pink one, maybe two, my dear spouse if riding bikes now too, and I have it marked on my calendar. You can never have too many FatCyclist jerserys. I like it when people ride up behind me singing the clydesdale beer song, and for the record no I do not ride in the clydesdale class.
    Thinking(praying for) of you guys.

  74. Comment by Dave | 05.9.2008 | 6:39 am

    Elden, my heart goes out to you. I couldn’t imagine going through this myself and I thank you for sharing. Plus never underestimate the power of prayer. God is the great physician. I think Kenny’s gesture deserves reward. Like taking a small portion of the proceeds and buying him some new glasses. Seriously, I can’t wait to order a couple of jersey’s. It sounds like they’re gonna go like hotcakes. I’ve been reading your blog from the beginning and I’ve always respected your dedication to your family. Balancing a cycling addiction and a family (I have 4 kids myself) is not easy but you seem to do it well. My respect of you has grown over the last week and am happy you choose and can love on your wife during this time. We will keep praying for you and your family.

  75. Comment by profette | 05.9.2008 | 7:48 am

    I look forwarding to getting my jersey and I’ve passed the word on to my friends. I’m glad to have a way to help, even a small one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  76. Comment by Clydesteve | 05.9.2008 | 7:56 am

    Kenny – Thanks! Great idea.

    My watch alrm is still set for 2:01

  77. Comment by Marissa | 05.9.2008 | 8:11 am

    I have been SO inspired by your stories and all of the people that are supporting you and susan! I think it is amazing that you are willing to share this part of your life with all of us!

    i dont have my own personal blog but i will FOR SURE be posting susans story and Kennys comment on my myspace.

    WIN susan!

  78. Comment by gc | 05.9.2008 | 8:18 am

    A good read for you, definately relating to what you are experiencing and something that helped me years ago.


  79. Comment by Dave T | 05.9.2008 | 8:52 am


    sometimes tunes go a long way. We’re with you, Susan.

  80. Comment by The GPC | 05.9.2008 | 9:09 am

    Long time reader, first time poster of comment. I needed to tell you how much a enjoy reading your blog and how much you and Susan and your children have been in my thoughts and prayers over the past few weeks, but especially over the last week. Today I broke out a new LiveStrong bracelet from my collection and went for a mountain bike ride in Susan’s honor. I haven’t been on that bike in ages (I’m a roadie) but I thought of your awesome stories of your rides and enjoyed the ride even in the rain and mud (maybe even a little more). Bottom line: Though this is only a blog and we’ve never met, your personality and writing style make me feel like I know you and I readily admit to getting choked up reading the past few week’s entries. I appreacite you as a husband, as a father and as a fellow cyclist. You are doing something that matters to the world and we are better for it.

    My thoughts and sincerest prayers continue to be with you, Susan and your family. Thank you for bringing some of yourself to this world.

    Many Thanks,

  81. Comment by Lindy | 05.9.2008 | 9:47 am

    I just found your blog. Like, literally 10 minutes ago. And I just want you to know that you, your wife, and your children have my thoughts, prayers, and hopes. I don’t know you, and I’ll probably never meet you, but I wanted you to know that you’re touching the lives of others and that some random girl from Tennessee cares. A lot. My heart goes out to you.

  82. Comment by Denise | 05.9.2008 | 10:31 am

    I’m so excited to hear the jerseys will soon go on sale. I missed out on them last year and am determined that history not repeat itself. I am putting up post it notes all over the place to keep the time and date in the front of my mind to assure it doesn’t.

    I’m happy Susan’s responding well to the treatments. Stay Strong, Fight and WIN!!

    Sending much love and prayers.

  83. Comment by Larry | 05.9.2008 | 12:33 pm

    Thank you Kenny. As someone said earlier, that was the easiest donation that I’ve ever made.

    Elden, I don’t believe we have ever met, though we may have shared a ride at some point, from Racers possibly. I would like to thank you for publidhing your thoughts and sharing yours and you lovely wife’s lives with everyone. I lost my wife to cancer at age 42 and had to go through emotions/anger/challenges that you are handling so well. You are doing everything right my friend. You are sharing your life with the woman you love and supporting your family.

    You know, I’ve never owned a pink jersey before, I am sure that the time is right for my first one. I will wear it proudly.

  84. Comment by Anonymous | 05.10.2008 | 4:17 pm

    Hey big Guy!

    If you use the pennies I send on a bike, I’ll gladly send more pennies.

  85. Comment by Triflefat | 05.11.2008 | 4:44 am

    In an earlier comment when the Rawrod was coming up and Fatty was less-than-prepared, I said some things about Kenny being a pretty boy who bakes his own bread.
    For this fantastic suggestion I am happy to say kudos to you Kenny, well done! The Nelsons are lucky to have friends of your calibre.
    All churlish references to bread-baking are hereby withdrawn. You remain, nonetheless, a good looking man!

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  87. Comment by Ripa | 05.13.2008 | 2:25 pm

    Fatty, Susan, and the kids.

    I became a cyclist two years ago because I lost five family members in six years to this disease and I’ll be dammed if it is going to get the upper hand without a fight from me. Susan you have already won, and will continue to win by all those you and your family have inspired. I have the first jersey and wear it as often as I can. At 6’6” and 250 lbs, I’m a rolling billboard. I wear my pink jersey with pride and tell everyone I can about you guys. My birthday is May 19, I turn 40 this year, and I have just told my wife I want this jersey and nothing else, this is the perfect gift. Put me down for a XXL in pink. I’m riding in the 24 Hours of Booty in Charlotte, NC in July and the Tour de Pink in Houston, Texas in September. I look forward to wearing this jersey during both events. Keep up the fight Susan.

    WIN, WIN, WIN!

  88. Comment by andreas strauss | 05.16.2008 | 11:55 am

    sorry but how can a european order some of these wonderfull jersys

    would need 2 boy and a 2 girl versions in …uff no idea how to deal with the sices

    all the best from over the ocean

  89. Comment by Pam A | 05.26.2008 | 3:37 pm

    Want to order a Jersey because they are cool and because they are for a good cause. But they are sold out. Any news on a new shipment coming?

  90. Comment by Gary Hubbard | 06.13.2008 | 10:28 pm

    Where can we get shirts to support the cause.. There are 10 of us in Rock River Recumbent Riders and I know that some of the group will want shirts. Gary Hubbard, Rans rider, Rockford, IL

  91. Comment by Gary Hubbard | 06.13.2008 | 10:29 pm

    I already typed the request for how to buy shirts.


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