Thanks Times 405

06.19.2009 | 5:10 am

Here’s what my Email inbox looks like right now:


That’s because 405 of you donated $5 to my LiveStrong Challenge account yesterday. Well, actually, a few of you have a hard time following directions (and I mean that in a really grateful way) and donated more than the $5 I asked for. Which means that all told, yesterday you donated $3040 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation on my behalf.

Thank you. Multiplied by 405, of course.

It’s 5:00 AM here; I’m up early because my birthday party / personal LiveStrong Challenge ride starts in one hour: some friends and I are going to ride The Gauntlet Supreme. So I will do the prize drawing and send email to winners later today. After I’m back, have showered, and taken a three-hour nap.

Seattle LiveStrong Challenge Coverage Coming Soon

I am not able to attend the Seattle LiveStrong Challenge, but — since Team Fatty-Seattle has made an incredibly impressive showing: $141,328! — the LAF asked me to send them a video for them to show at the Awards ceremony tomorrow night. I’ll post that video here for you to see here then, too.

And as I get videos, photographs, and reports of Team Fatty’s goings-on, I’ll update as frequently as needed.

All of you: thank you for reading, for your generosity, and for your support.

Now I’m going to go get ready for a big ol’ ride. I understand there will be cake at the end.

PS: Today Team Fatty crossed the 1/3 million mark!


  1. Comment by Cyclin' Missy | 06.19.2009 | 5:50 am

    Cake sounds good! I hope it is not a lie! Mmmm…German chocolate…(insert sounds of Homer Simpson drooling)

  2. Comment by Jewel | 06.19.2009 | 5:50 am

    Happy Birthday—hope you have a fun day

  3. Comment by BikecopVT | 06.19.2009 | 6:53 am

    Sounds like a successful birthday so far. Enjoy the ride.

    Win Susan!

    P.S. Did you get just the spoons you wanted?

  4. Comment by Maggi B | 06.19.2009 | 6:56 am

    I admit, I totally fail at following directions. (My friends tell me it’s part of my charm.)

  5. Comment by Jodi | 06.19.2009 | 7:11 am

    Oh that is an awesome picture.

    Happy birthday for sure – looks like they got just the right size.

  6. Comment by Deb Mc | 06.19.2009 | 7:13 am

    But what was in the box from Amazon?

  7. Comment by Rantwick | 06.19.2009 | 7:22 am

    Nice screenshot! It must feel great to ask for and receive that kind of support. Enjoy that ride, man, and take it easy on your blog duties… it’s your day!

    Half Life 2? I had to follow that link of yours… don’t tell me have time for video games as well.

  8. Comment by Rantwick | 06.19.2009 | 7:30 am

    Is the “cake shake” a lie? Please say it ain’t so. I’ve been meaning to make one.

  9. Comment by Yukirin Boy | 06.19.2009 | 7:44 am

    would that be the best cake in the world?

  10. Comment by Carla and Jeff Ungerecht | 06.19.2009 | 8:07 am

    What was in the box? You have to tell everyone. People care because you allow us in your and Susan’t fight for a WIN! Enjoy your day.

  11. Comment by Aaron | 06.19.2009 | 8:21 am

    Mmmmmm, cake.

  12. Comment by bikemike | 06.19.2009 | 8:35 am

    Krispy Kreme makes a donut cake.

  13. Comment by buckythedonkey | 06.19.2009 | 8:48 am

    Great stuff. Hope you had a happy birthday. Enjoy the ride!


  14. Comment by KanyonKris | 06.19.2009 | 9:43 am

    I just got into work after Elden’s birthday ride. I didn’t have time for the gauntlet (aka wimped out) and just did the loop.

    It was cold up the canyon – my computer said 37. Going up I was OK, but coming down I got cold and shivered a lot. My left toes are just now regaining feeling. Summer has yet to find Utah.

    Happy birthday Elden and I hope you enjoyed the ride.

  15. Comment by Annie | 06.19.2009 | 10:01 am

    Wait — so did you get the spoons you had your heart set on??

    I’m glad the fundraising has gone so well. You and Susan should be proud.

  16. Comment by Kt | 06.19.2009 | 10:04 am

    Woo!! Way to go, Fatty’s Army!!

    I won’t be attending the Seattle ride (mainly because I have the consumption or black lung or whatever it is that makes me cough and cough and cough), but will be there in spirit.

    Sounds like you had a good birthday, Fearless Leader. Hope your ride is also good!

  17. Comment by Jenny-Jenny | 06.19.2009 | 10:53 am

    I hope the cake is not a lie and wish you were coming to Seattle.

  18. Comment by matt (ming) | 06.19.2009 | 12:45 pm

    man, i took a bad day not to check my rss feeds. happy birthday fatty!!

    also, maybe a small present, did you see Seattle FRICKING WON the highest fundraising team? we beat microsoft, no wait, we trippled microsoft.

    ill grab pictures from this weekends event


  19. Comment by MOCougFan | 06.19.2009 | 12:46 pm

    FC… I enjoyed riding the gauntlet with you guys last year.

    Or at least the 5 minutes I could stay with you.

    Happy BD.

  20. Comment by Steve | 06.19.2009 | 4:04 pm

    I dunno, seems like you should have answered all of those emails with a personal thank you note before you’re allowed to go on a bike ride. ;)

    Just kidding and happy birthday. I hope you had a great ride.

  21. Comment by Jen | 06.19.2009 | 4:48 pm

    Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great ride.

    If I don’t win…I’m still buying this for Hot Daddy for Father’s Day. He’ll love it on the trails.

  22. Comment by Miles Archer | 06.19.2009 | 6:31 pm

    Happy Birthday, dude.


    (ever watch “The Tick”?

  23. Comment by Rob M. | 06.19.2009 | 10:18 pm

    The cake is a lie?

    Please don’t tell me the 100 MoN completion certificates, that were designed by very talented and local artists, is just cake.

    I can deal with a lot of disappointment, but not that.

    Fatty, I hope you had a very Happy Birthday.

  24. Comment by Jamieson | 06.20.2009 | 6:26 am

    Hope you had a great birthday, I kept checking my email yesterday waiting for the notice that I won. The odds are not that bad.

  25. Comment by Beth | 06.20.2009 | 5:42 pm

    tee hee……will you need my address to mail my headphones to/….hope you had a great bday…..;)


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