The Triathalon is SO On.

05.15.2008 | 1:39 pm

A couple weeks ago — just before the brain tumor bombshell hit — I posted that I was going to host a “Triathalon” consisting of events that I like: mountain biking, road biking, and grilling/eating bratwurst.

Until last night, I haven’t thought of it since.

Here’s the thing, though. My readers have been so incredibly generous — both in donations and in messages of support — that I feel like I need to give something back. I need to show my appreciation for you, and I want to do something to help fight cancer.

And since Susan seems to be doing a little better each day — due to a combination of radiation, steroids, prayer and good wishes the likes of which I have never seen — I want to celebrate.

Which is to say, the Inaugural Fat Cyclist Triathalon (not Triathlon) is on, and moreso than ever before.

I’m just starting to work it out in my head, but the main points are:

  • It’s going to be fun
  • It’s going to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation
  • You’ll be able to win seriously cool stuff
  • You can join in even if you’re not able to travel to the event itself

The Triathalon Events, Revised
Originally I planned on making the Triathalon a mountain bike ride, a road ride, and eating bratwurst. Last night I decided that plan gives short shrift to the natural waterslide up on Hog Hollow. That needs to be an event of its own.

Also, the Hog Hollow / Corner Canyon trail system is just too fantastic to only do a little of it.

So here’s the new Triathalon event lineup:

  1. Mountain Bike Ride from Fatty’s House (or near Fatty’s house) in Alpine, UT, covering a to-be-determined course on Hog Hollow and Corner Canyon. Winner will be selected randomly.
  2. Sliding Rock on Hog Hollow. Winner will be selected by a panel of judges, using the following criteria: panache, hilarity, and impressiveness of paunch.
  3. Bratwurst feast, put on at Fatty’s house, or near Fatty’s house if this gets too big. Winner will be selected on basis of expression of how delicious the brats are, and how delicious Kenny’s homemade bread is, and how wonderfully they go together.

Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each event, as well as a prize for the overall winner.

To those of you who are pure roadies: we’ll do a road event another time (a gauntlet-style triathalon, I expect). You can (and should) still come do the second and third events at this Triathalon, though.

Do Something Good, Win Big Prizes
I’m going to do a raffle for big prizes. The way you buy a raffle ticket is simple: Just donate $5.00 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation via MikeRoadie’s donation page. The more money you donate, the more raffle tickets you’re awarded.

When you donate, make sure Mike can tell your donation is to be included as part of the raffle by setting the “Dedication” part of the form so that the “Recognition Type” is set to “In Support of” and “Recognition To” should be “Fatty’s Triathalon.” Like this:


Oh, and Mike: you’re in charge of doing the raffle. I figured you won’t mind.

So here are some of the prizes you’ll be able to win by entering the raffle — whether you attend or not:

  • A really nice mountain bike. I’m not sure how I’ll work this out, but I will. I will — one way or another — find a manufacturer who is willing to put up a mountain bike for this raffle. I know, it seems like I’m going out on a limb by saying this, but those of you who have read this blog for a while know that I’m pretty good at asking for stuff, and then getting it. And since this is for an incredibly important cause, I’m confident someone will want to jump in and help.
  • An assortment of awesome jerseys, socks, and t-shirts. I know the guys at Twin Six. They’ll help out. Maybe I can even get them to come join the ride.
  • Several loaves of Kenny’s homemade bread. It really is incredible. Especially with my brats.
  • More. Got something you want to add to the prize pile? I’ll give you recognition for it on my blog (if you want). That’s got to be worth something, right?

I’d love to have this party Triathalon raise $10,000 toward the fight against cancer. And I’d also love to make it more likely that you’ll win some prize than not.

A Little Bit About the Brats
The truth is, I don’t do anything magical to make my grilled brats extra-good. I just boil them in a stew of beer, chopped onions and worcestershire sauce, then grill them over charcoal. But most people shortcut this process, and as a result never know how good a perfect brat can taste. Their loss.

Vegetarians, I’ll provide Boca burgers, too. But I think you may want to make an exception to your diet just this once.

When and Where
This will happen on the morning of June 21, the first weekend after my 42nd birthday.

I Will Need Some Help
If you’re local and you’re willing to help with planning and execution, email me. I don’t really have time to be doing this thing (but I want to do it anyway), so I could use some help.

See you in June. I’m looking forward to riding, pigging out, and hanging out with you, while we raise money to fight an enemy we all have in common.

PS: As you can see, my mood’s lifted quite a bit. A giant thanks to all of you for sticking with me, commenting, and otherwise supporting me. It has made all the difference in the world.


  1. Comment by brett | 05.15.2008 | 1:47 pm

    good to hear you’re in a better mood, and that susan is feeling more like herself! good luck with the triathAlon!

  2. Comment by Anonymous | 05.15.2008 | 1:49 pm

    Good work Fatty- sound really awesome.
    Stay strong. I’d be attending this event if I a) had a mountain bike and b) didn’t live 10000kms away.
    WIN Susan!

  3. Comment by Ripa | 05.15.2008 | 1:53 pm

    Did you say brats?!? I may have to find a way to get from Texas to Utah that weekend. This sounds like fun. I belive this may be just the type of training I need before the 24 Hours of Booty ride.

    I’ve been told brats give you wings.

    Win Susan,


  4. Comment by Duane | 05.15.2008 | 1:58 pm

    I’ll do the $5 thing.

    I’m only 1900 miles away. Summer Road trip?

  5. Comment by Formely Bent022 | 05.15.2008 | 2:01 pm

    OK Fatty, I am not a beer drinker, but those brats sound so wonderful and hey I have a new MTB. I wonder how long it would take to drive to Utah from California. Wether I can make it or not I will send in my donation.

  6. Comment by Slowracer | 05.15.2008 | 2:29 pm

    Dear Fatty and family.
    What a blast………. I am so envious of your friends being able to take part (especialy in the brats bit!) Really happy for your positivity as well.
    Man, me and my cycling buddies are 6k miles away,but, we NEED raffle tickes, bring it on baby!
    Love and ‘win’ to Susan and the kids.

  7. Comment by M2 | 05.15.2008 | 2:36 pm

    Can’t make the trip but I’d love to support the cause, so count me in for raffle tickets.

    WIN Susan, WIN!!

  8. Comment by Born4Lycra | 05.15.2008 | 2:37 pm

    Team FC Lives!!! – good on you what a great way to celebrate your birthday, to celebrate Susan and to have a good laugh. Wish I could make it and here’s some fuel for debate I could just about be the most furthest away in a straight line. I’ll be in the raffle tho.

  9. Comment by matt | 05.15.2008 | 2:59 pm

    I’m on the wrong side of the Pacific for the tri, but I might have to get some fellow riders to come over and cook up some brats of our own.

    Win Susan!

  10. Comment by Hamish A | 05.15.2008 | 3:00 pm

    It’s fantastic to see you so upbeat! If I wasn’t going to still be off the bike I would totally be there. I’ll host a BBQ at my place in honor of your event though Elden and I’ll be there for the next one!

    I’m really glad to hear Susan is doing better. Thoughts and prayers with you all as always.

    WIN Susan!!

  11. Comment by monkeywebb | 05.15.2008 | 3:08 pm

    Since I’ll be considerably farther away than normal (20+ hours by plane vs. 12 hours by car) and I’m leaving the bikes at home I won’t be able to particpate in the biking. And since I’ll be in Shanghai I seriously doubt I can participate in the Eating of Brats.

    However, I CAN participate in splashing and fundraising. Yay internet! Yay Fatty!

  12. Comment by Ant | 05.15.2008 | 3:14 pm

    Australian chapter here – suspect I won’t be able to make it to the BBQ, but I will be buying raffle tickets.

    Does that new MTB come with free freight as well?

  13. Comment by Rocky | 05.15.2008 | 3:28 pm

    It’s sooo good to hear that happy lilt in your cyber-voice again. I am glad for you, for Susan, and for the chiddlers. I am glad that the Triathalon is on. I so want to ride that trail again, and the waterslide thing sounds like such fun.

    Of course, we will donate, as well. The cake offer still stands, as well.

  14. Comment by Betsy | 05.15.2008 | 3:29 pm

    I’ve never been tempted to enter a triathalon before and I’m not sure why this appeals to me because 1)I really enjoy mtn biking but totally suck at it (I had my jaw wired shut for 4 months as proof); 2) Well, the second event actually sounds great, my family lives in Alpine and I’ve always wanted to try that; 3) I don’t like brats. But seriously, this sound really fun and I’m tempted to join in. Actually, I live in SLC and would be glad to help you organize it in any way I can. Party planning committee is right up my alley. Let me know if I can help.

  15. Comment by Caren | 05.15.2008 | 3:31 pm

    I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to be a part of Fatty’s inaugural triathalon even if it means driving 13 hours on Friday from southern New Mexico.

    Here’s the deal…I am totally a roadie who has a bumming knee and poor conditioning since completing radiation from breast cancer. BUT my husband goes both ways…cycling-wise, that is :-) In spite of that – WE ARE GOING TO BE THERE! You cannot know how excited I am about getting to meet Fatty and his family, other Team Fatty members and the CORE group!Do you feel like a rock star?!?

    I did NOT sign up when the triathalon was first announced but add two to the tally! Donation to Mike is forthcoming!

    BTW – Would you like some REAL green chile? Some of the best flour tortillas? Are the wonders of living in Southern NM!

    PS – Glad to hear the comments are helping! Keep positive and just take one day at a time…making each of them count!

  16. Comment by JET(not a nickname) | 05.15.2008 | 3:55 pm

    This makes it very tempting to spend the $6 a gallon in gas (which it will probably be by that time) and drive from here (MN) to there (Utah). Damn the financial responsibilities of having a wife in nursing school and a new baby around. Sounds like a good time though. I will definaetly be able to swing it for the raffle though. Glad to see you in a good mood again Fatty. From my family to yours, I continue wishing you all the best.

  17. Comment by judi | 05.15.2008 | 3:57 pm

    I totally wish I lived near Utah. I would SO be there. I am so glad your spirits have been lifted Fatty. So glad.

    P.S. I almost corrected the spelling until I read it’s not a triathlon, but a triathalon. LOL.

  18. Comment by Emily | 05.15.2008 | 3:58 pm

    Wait, are you seriously inviting us all? I may well be out your way about then.
    And as a displaced Wisconsinite how could I refuse a chance to eat brats (they are Wisconsin’s version of soul food, you know) especially beer brats. You gotta use Miller for the real wisconsin flavor. Or Old Milwaukee.
    My spine surgeon would probably kill me if I did a waterslide though.

  19. Comment by Weiland | 05.15.2008 | 3:58 pm

    It’s exactly a 24 hour drive non stop from Austin, TX to Salt Lake City, UT. So I probably won’t be able to participate in this year’s festivities. In case roadies still need a workout after the brats the High Uintas Classic will be going on the same weekend and is about 100 miles from Alpine, UT on the Wyoming/Utah border in Evanston, WY.

    Will there be green jello or fry sauce served?

  20. Comment by El Animal | 05.15.2008 | 4:43 pm

    I’m in Texas (San Antonio), but I’m considering to go very seriously. Does any body need a travel companion? I might consider it. I dream about Hog Hollow or Hog’s Hollow what ever is the correct form.

  21. Comment by karen | 05.15.2008 | 5:18 pm

    glad to hear susan is feeling better. good luck with the triathlon, wish i could be there. count me in for a ticket.

  22. Comment by Clydesteve | 05.15.2008 | 5:18 pm

    I said it before, and I am saying it again. I have a century with friends the weekend before, and the Portland Livestrong century ride the weekend after. I am SURE a 13 hour drive from Oregon to go do a TriathAlon would be the proper tapering technique!

    Any other Oregonians interested in sharing gas?

    I forget – will there be a yard to camp in?


  23. Comment by Jodi | 05.15.2008 | 5:25 pm

    HA! Fry Sauce!

    Haven’t thought of that in a while. You are bananas for doing this. I can’t imagine anything more awesome.

  24. Comment by Kristin | 05.15.2008 | 5:27 pm

    I can’t make it. I’m too far away and way too fat. However, I’ll make a donation if you give me your brat recipie!!!

  25. Comment by Kristin | 05.15.2008 | 5:30 pm

    Okay…I’ll make a donation anyway!

  26. Comment by Mocougfan | 05.15.2008 | 5:31 pm

    Fatty, (Good to call you that again)

    I’m in. I’m driving to Utah from Missouri that weekend. What time are we starting the ride? Gonna have to make it so you don’t drop me in the first 5 minutes like you did last summer for the Alpine Gauntlet.

    So good to hear you upbeat. You have every reason to be down. It will be fun to be with you and to donate to a most excellent cause.


  27. Comment by vXhanz | 05.15.2008 | 5:39 pm

    I’m in PA and won’t be able to make it to the event, perhaps in the future? Donation is there to support it though, thanks for the raffle ticket idea as it lets me support without actually being there.

    WIN Susan!!!


  28. Comment by 331miles | 05.15.2008 | 5:44 pm

    It’s a little far to drive from South Texas…but El Animal’s San Antonio carpool is tempting. Donation regardless, and glad your mood is up!

  29. Comment by Mateo | 05.15.2008 | 5:48 pm

    Fatty…wearing nothing but the pink jersey on all my rides now (well, I do wear shorts, but you get the idea)as a show of support for your family’s quest to “treasure every moment with Susan”. Won’t make it to Alpine for the event, wish I could…I have the paunch to bring a fair game to that contest!

    Just so you know, there is a family in Fresno keeping you in their thoughts and checking in about every day to get an update. Please keep them coming, funny or serious, we are pulling for you!

  30. Comment by steve sax | 05.15.2008 | 6:34 pm

    hey, fatty

    Putting on a bike ride that weekend, so a personal
    appearance is out. Buying a ticket, though. Keep
    on fightin’ and keep on keepin’ on. Whatever that
    actually means, keep on doing it, ok?

    BTW, What is the precedure for alternate sites?

    Oh, and I seem to have a new alias…I am the same
    guy as spbarnes, the guy with the James Dean USPS
    jersey wager from the B7. Holy crap, I am lighter
    still! Well, not final B7 weight. But lighter than
    May 15 last year.

    I wanted to ask about the triath-a-lon, but it seemed
    unimportant at the time. Glad it is on even though I
    will miss out. GO SUSAN!

  31. Comment by Emily | 05.15.2008 | 6:38 pm

    Hey Clydesteve, what part of Oregon will you be coming from? I might be interested in taking you up on that carpool offer one or both directions if you are near Portland. There’s an “email me” link on my blog, drop me a line!

  32. Comment by KanyonKris | 05.15.2008 | 6:49 pm

    Elden, count myself and my wife in for help with and/or participation in the events – whatever you need. We’re in Orem.

    If your mood was good at the time of this post (1:39 PM), it should have been even better this evening after your mountain bike ride. Good to see you up there and ride with you for a while. Wasn’t it a beautiful Spring day for a ride?

  33. Comment by kentucky joe | 05.15.2008 | 7:06 pm

    I’m in albeit modified road event in ky but brats will be raised in your general direction as a “toast” and raffle chances have been entered…great to hear your your spirit is only bowed but remains unbroken and great to hear Susan is responding. Your family remains in our prayers here in the bluegrass.

  34. Comment by Evin | 05.15.2008 | 7:16 pm


    Currently reside in NC, so for now the donation is going to have to suffice. But, I’m going to require a guided tour of Hog Hollow / Corner Canyon as a raincheck. I’ll have to let you know when.


  35. Comment by BellaCroix | 05.15.2008 | 7:19 pm

    God Fatty… I’m so glad… honestly, I’m not around, I can’t relate to what you and Susan are going though (only empathise), I haven’t been on the blog since “Day 1″ but I’ve been around long enough to share a ton of smiles and a butt-load of laughs with you. The last few days have been a pile of tears. Today’s the first day in a long time I got a smile (I think there was even a chuckle in there). I hope the spirit of your blog is actually a reflection of your current emotional state. As always, prayers are with you. Wish I could make it to UT for your event!!!

  36. Comment by philip williamson | 05.15.2008 | 10:23 pm

    I’m really impressed by your triathlon plans. That’s an event I can get behind.
    My mom died of a brain tumor (after being cancer-free for 7 years). There was no proper treatment, though, as her symptoms were misdiagnosed as drug reactions until a day before she went into a coma. So don’t let that get you down – I think Susan has a much better chance.
    So I’m thinking about you all.
    It’s highly unlikely that I can arrange to drive 850 miles to get crushed by total strangers on unfamiliar trails (but regain my credibility by eating the third most brats of anyone there (podium!)). But I’ll take the dog for a trail ride, roll big rocks down a hill and cook some brats Fat Cyclist style on the day.

  37. Comment by mike | 05.16.2008 | 12:29 am

    Ok, sounds awesome, but i’m stuck on one bit. Brats? I’m from the UK so you’ll have to forgive me for not knowing. However they do sound pretty good!

    Actualy, i’m stuck on two bits… How do i clear this ride with my better half. I reckon shout up the stairs “he honey, i’m going for a ride” followed by a muttered “To Utah” And then its her fault for not listening!? Awesome I think!

  38. Comment by buckythedonkey | 05.16.2008 | 12:49 am

    Too far, too soon. I’d love to be involved – apart from the raffle, will there be any remote events for Team Fatties who cannot attend?

    Looking forward to the 2009 event… :-)

  39. Comment by Swedoz | 05.16.2008 | 12:59 am

    Unbelievable that you feel the need to thank those of us who read your blog and try to say something nice in return. Your seemingly unending generosity has forced this Scrouge to donate via Mike Roadie’s page. Pity I can’t make it to the event but a bit far from Sweden. I’ll go for a ride in the summer sleet instead.

    Keep up the positive outlook!

  40. Comment by bikemike | 05.16.2008 | 2:34 am


  41. Comment by Mike Roadie | 05.16.2008 | 2:59 am

    Got ya’ covered on the Raffle.

    I’m in, too, even though I can’t be there.

    Concurrent to your events, I’ll do a road ride, a hot tub soak, and a pizza binge!


    Win Susan!!!!

  42. Comment by Donald | 05.16.2008 | 4:16 am

    I had a big smile the entire time I read this.
    Hold on to that energy as best you can.
    The Triath-a-lon sounds fantastic.
    Keep expecting the best and know that the prayers and support will only grow.

  43. Comment by cyclostu | 05.16.2008 | 4:54 am

    Fatty, I love your sprirt man! I can’t make it but I hope that you (and all of the other participants) have a grand time and raise lots of money for cancer research.

    As a side note, Mrs. Cyclostu and I were on a road trip last week and saw a homemade bumper sticker out of duct tape and a sharpie that said “Cancer Sucks”. My father-in-law and so many other people that we know are battling cancer and we couldn’t have agreed more. Cancer sucks – let’s kill it.

  44. Comment by Michele | 05.16.2008 | 5:17 am

    I would love to help!!! I am over here in Draper and definitely could make it over the mountain to help!!!! Let me know!!!

  45. Comment by Rob L | 05.16.2008 | 5:24 am

    I’ll be there in spirit while out at a friends wedding, maybe I’ll run a triathlon on the next weekend….hmmmm.

    Rock on Team FC!

  46. Comment by ms ellie | 05.16.2008 | 5:25 am

    So happy to hear Susan is feeling a little better! That is great news.
    I will donate for the raffle and fire up the grill on the 21st of June in your family’s honor. My hubby is from WI, and that’s exactly the method he uses for brats. This southern girl never had one until we were married, but not I love them.

    WIN Susan!

  47. Comment by Matt | 05.16.2008 | 5:38 am

    Id be willing to help.
    Email sent.
    Let me know.

  48. Comment by Kate | 05.16.2008 | 6:02 am

    You are such an amazing man – and Susan is so lucky to have you during difficult time; and I feel ridiculous saying difficult because I imagine it does not do justice to what she is dealing with. Please forgive my lack of knowing a better work to use.

    I hope the triathalon is a huge success!

    I won’t be there in person – not a biker – and not driving that far to become one. But I’ll be there in spirit – and you are both always in my thoughts and prayers.

    Win Susan!!

    Peace and love, Kate (Iowa)

  49. Comment by Uphill Battle | 05.16.2008 | 6:30 am

    Even though I can’t be there, I am happy to hear that THE Triathalon will go on! Live each day to its fullest! Praying that Susan will be well enough to join the fun!
    Video of the event would be great for those of us unable to be there in person.

  50. Comment by Anthony | 05.16.2008 | 6:49 am

    I can’t make the triathlon because of the geographic distance. Best of luck with the event, and I wish Susan and yourself all the very best!

    I do have one question, what kind of beer do you boil your brats? Are we talking some Miller Lite here or is there some secret Pale Ale?

  51. Comment by BurkeInTheOzarks | 05.16.2008 | 6:49 am

    Donation made!

    Glad to hear Susan (and you) is in better spirits. Cherish every day.

    I hate to miss the Inaugural Fat Cyclist Triathalon – if only Arkansas were a little closer to Utah… I’ll have a nice trail ride, a swim in the pool and a few beer brats in honor of the event anyway. In fact, I’ll probably have a few beers with the brats as well, even though I know your event will only include the beer in the brats.

    For those of you who don’t know what a brat is, they are also know as bratwurst, and are larger and much tastier versions of hot dogs. Here’s a link to a photo of a fine specimen:

  52. Comment by MOM | 05.16.2008 | 7:04 am

    You couldn’t keep me away!

  53. Comment by Don | 05.16.2008 | 7:04 am

    I hate that I live in Ohio…

  54. Comment by Lori | 05.16.2008 | 7:07 am

    Bicycle – check!

    Transportation to Utah – check! (Thanks Southwest for those free tix!

    Fitness – not so much, but check! anyway

    Now let me see if I can figure out how to shut this construction job down for a few days in June…..

    WIN Susan!

  55. Comment by AL....lison | 05.16.2008 | 7:08 am

    Uncanny….I have Brats in my fridge waiting for the boiling beer this evening. I stumbled upon your site via PW. What an ingenious idea. I must be in on it. However, I do run, but have not been on a mountain bike for over 13 years. Can I still Participate, or will the mountain chew me up and spit me out?

    Where, exactly are we talking about here? I have lived in SLC my whole life, and hiked plenty of it, but have never heard of the likes of “HOG HOLLOW”. How have I missed such grandeur?


  56. Comment by schmutzie | 05.16.2008 | 7:08 am

    You’re being featured on Five Star Friday:

  57. Comment by Boz | 05.16.2008 | 7:27 am

    The Brats & Bikes Triathlon sounds to an epic event, to be blogged about for many noons… Too bad I can’t attend, but I will be there in spirit. Please don’t kick me out if I get too loud. I won’t bring my wife – she gets REALLY loud. Just kidding.

  58. Comment by ellen | 05.16.2008 | 7:28 am

    Seeing as how the last time I was on my Mt bike I went down 6 times in a quarter mile… I will likely sit this one out. Oh, and the small fact that I live in DC.meh.

    luckily raffle tickets involve no pain!

    Win Susan!

  59. Comment by AlicesYellowPorsche | 05.16.2008 | 7:42 am

    Yay!!! Go Fatty! That is going to be so much fun, I hope everybody has a blast and raises loads of money.

    WIN Susan! :-)

  60. Comment by chtrich | 05.16.2008 | 7:59 am

    It’s still on. Sweet!!
    In and in!

  61. Comment by Daddystyle | 05.16.2008 | 8:28 am

    Ride on, if only…. between, 4 kids, work, cycle club commitments and …. no way we can make it.

    Have fun, great cause. maybe in a year or 2, mind u, riding in Utah in summer may do me in. It was hot enough in April a few years back.

    Keep on keepin on, all the best to you and the clan.

  62. Comment by ChrisN | 05.16.2008 | 8:43 am


    I’m in MO as well and looking for a ride. Let’s try to figure something out.

    Elden, Susan & kids–We think of you daily. Keep the faith and hopefully I’ll see you all in June!!


  63. Comment by Erik | 05.16.2008 | 9:25 am

    Long time lurker. GO SUSAN! I wish I could attend, but I will be in Ohio. Thank you for writing, thank you for being you.

  64. Comment by regina | 05.16.2008 | 10:33 am

    Dag gummit, cannot be there, doing the Tour de Nebraska that week, rocking my fatcyclist gear all the way. How can I help? let me know if there is anything.

  65. Comment by regina | 05.16.2008 | 10:54 am

    also glad your mood is lifting, maybe you need theme song,
    I am horified this is from 1985 but how about

  66. Comment by Clydesteve | 05.16.2008 | 11:29 am

    Raffle tickets bought. And, I am pleased to announce that Mike Roadie has (finally) passed me up in Livestrong 2008 fundraising. Way to go, people! I am at: ~$9600+, and Mike is at $11,000+.

    My kids would add Woot! at this point. (I hope that is not a swear word.)


  67. Comment by Jay Peitzer | 05.16.2008 | 11:49 am

    I’m wondering if there is anybody in the Los Angeles area who would like to do a parallel get together. If we get enough people perhaps we could call through to Eldon and Susan and wish them well. My e-mail is if interested. Eldon and Susan as always our thoughts are with you.

    Jay in Los Angeles

  68. Comment by Bad Voodoo | 05.16.2008 | 12:04 pm

    Awesome event, Elden. Wish I could support the effort in person, but in my absence please accept the $50 donation I just shot your way for Lance’s foundation via Mike’s donation page. Have a blast, and all the best to Susan and kids!!

  69. Comment by Huzzah | 05.16.2008 | 12:14 pm

    I really wish I didn’t live all the way in Ohio, too far for me to go to participate. I would like to help you out in a small way (other than buying a jersey which I will be doing Monday). Another hobby of mine is making pens – the kind you write with. I’d feel privileged if you would let me make some as prizes. I have not posted here before but I’m assuming you can view my e-mail address as I entered it when posting, please e-mail me if you would like me to make these for you. I realize pen’s are not bike related but everyone has to write, don’t they?

    Steve – far away in Ohio

  70. Comment by kawika | 05.16.2008 | 12:48 pm

    i’m in hawai’i, and vegetarian, but i’ll donate to the raffle and do something appropriate on the day of the triathalon (since i do triathlons regularly, anyway). keep strong and enjoying life.

  71. Comment by m0to | 05.16.2008 | 1:49 pm

    Can I franchise this and put on a similar event in San Diego? We don’t have a natural waterslide, but we can go get a slip and slide! :-)

  72. Comment by Joe | 05.16.2008 | 3:37 pm

    Why can’t we coordinate a virtual BBQ around the world, shared via web cams? We just decide on the locales, the time and equipment needed.

    Way over my head technically, but someone should know how to do it.

  73. Comment by Robb | 05.17.2008 | 2:46 pm

    damn, i wish i could make it, next year!!

  74. Comment by paige | 05.19.2008 | 5:43 am

    have raffled. I’ll be there in spirit! Win Susan! Go Fatty!

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  76. Comment by Ali | 05.23.2008 | 5:20 pm

    Unlikely I’ll attend (barring a lottery win !). I’m in the UK … Scotland to be exact. I’ve followed your collective strength and been very impressed. Extremely cool (especiallty the amazingly cool Susan).

    Take care and keep doing exactly what you’re doing … living your lives (that’s what they’re there for)

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  79. Comment by Scoty in Salida | 06.19.2008 | 5:48 pm


    Scoty in Salida

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