On our way to Outdoor Expo

09.23.2008 | 10:21 am

On our way to Outdoor Expo

Originally uploaded by Fat Cyclist.

Kenny and I are in the bus on the way to the Interbike Outdoor Expo.

I have had to tell Kenny to stop kicking the seat in front of him
three times. I swear, I can’t take him anywhere.

I’ve got a messenger bag with thirty Fat Cyclist T’s in it. It’s
remarkably heavy so I’m looking for any excuse I can find to give them

So far I have given away three — all three were to people who
recognized Kenny from the blog and wanted me to take their pictures
with them.


  1. Comment by LidsB2 | 09.23.2008 | 10:29 am

    I’ll take a couple of those T’s — size Large.

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  3. Comment by dug | 09.23.2008 | 10:40 am

    i gotta say, if I were to choose between having my picture taken with YOU or kenny, um, hey, do you know how to operate a digital?

  4. Comment by tim | 09.23.2008 | 10:40 am

    if they’re twin6 sized, better get XL

  5. Comment by Woody | 09.23.2008 | 11:23 am

    What – and no one has recognized the star??

  6. Comment by KanyonKris | 09.23.2008 | 11:54 am


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  7. Comment by Di | 09.23.2008 | 12:25 pm

    Fatty -

    I have a lot of bike shop friends who have headed out to Interbike. I am jealous and curious. I really wish I could check it out. Someday, maybe.

    In the meantime, would you get lots of pictures to nicely illustrate what the less fortunate, such as myself, are missing? Thanks!

  8. Comment by Formely Bent022 | 09.23.2008 | 12:28 pm

    I will be driving over tomorrow, early so I can make it to your panel. Looking forward to meeting you and whoever that other guy is.

  9. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 09.23.2008 | 12:38 pm

    Free T-shirt? Sweet. Lets see…1100 miles round-trip to/from Vegas + time off work + hotel & food = $800.00. I’m getting in my car now.

  10. Comment by Big Boned | 09.23.2008 | 12:45 pm

    Is Kenny wearing one of those “I’m with Fatty” shirts I’ve heard so much about? (you owe me royalties when you start selling those)

  11. Comment by Kathleen | 09.23.2008 | 1:00 pm

    You’re going to be great at the conference Fatty! I hate public speaking too but somehow the worrying about it is always worse than the doing.

  12. Comment by Lowrydr | 09.23.2008 | 1:57 pm

    You should just kick Kenny in the shin, that’ll make him behave. But it might give him more attention on the are you OK front. So you would still lose out on the recognition angle, although the Police report might help people figure out who you are. You know with the Cops in Vegas angle and all.

  13. Comment by TomE | 09.23.2008 | 2:11 pm

    Here is what the conversation between Fatty and Kenny is like on the bus..

    Kenny – “Are we there yet?”
    Fatty – “No”
    Kenny – “Are we there yet?”
    Fatty – “No”
    Kenny – “I have to use the bathroom”
    Fatty – “I told you to go before we left”
    Kenny – “Are we there yet?”
    Fatty – “No”
    Kenny – “I’m hunnnngggrrryyyy”
    Fatty – “I told you to eat ALL your breakfast”

  14. Comment by Don | 09.23.2008 | 2:11 pm

    I’ll take a Large or two if you’re offering them up! You know, so I could better publicize the site! ;)

  15. Comment by isela | 09.23.2008 | 2:33 pm

    My friend Marilyn is going to be down there at the Expo too, she works for Al’s Sporting goods in Logan, UT! Give her a t-shirt :) for her and one for me :)

  16. Comment by Flatman | 09.23.2008 | 3:17 pm

    XL for me!!! :) Have fun out there…

  17. Comment by Wheels | 09.23.2008 | 4:03 pm

    Oh, y’all are going to have so much fun. I can’t wait to hear about your adventures, run ins with (other) celebrities, and the don’t-know-how-we-rode-without-them products being introduced to the market this year.

  18. Comment by KanyonKris | 09.23.2008 | 4:04 pm

    I like the photo – Kenny has that “I’m Leaving On A Jetplane” look.

  19. Comment by Jodi | 09.23.2008 | 4:30 pm

    I dunno – this is beginning to remind me of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”. Elden, you are in so much trouble.

  20. Comment by Lizzylou | 09.23.2008 | 6:15 pm

    I like the way Kenny’s soul patch is silhouetted in the window.

    That aside, I’m a bit curious as to why pictures with Kenny are so coveted. Don’t get me wrong, I hold Kenny in the highest regard… but his ability to coordinate outfits has not be lost on me. Dark blue helmet, pink jersey, light blue shorts, red bike frame. (See previous post). Where as, I have noticed that Fatty is much better at matching colors.

    Am I being too much of a suck-up? Can I have a t-shirt now?

  21. Comment by bubbaseadog | 09.23.2008 | 7:00 pm

    send one of them fat tees to me …i got one of your jrsys comin in nov. win susan

  22. Comment by fatfreediver | 09.23.2008 | 7:30 pm

    Forget the shirts, I’m ready for the next wave of jerseys. I confess to being drunk for a week or two during the time I was supposed to order them form myself and my lady, and when I was finally sober enough to enter a credit card number it was all over.

  23. Comment by jim | 09.23.2008 | 8:08 pm

    saw a guy wearing one of your shirts at the Tour-de-Droit last Saturday in Detroit.


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