Start Getting Ready for the 3rd Annual 100 Miles of Nowhere

03.18.2010 | 6:44 am

201003180541.jpgPerhaps the third most ridiculous thing I have ever done is invent the 100 Miles of Nowhere. The second most ridiculous thing was to drink a bottle of Cholula in one sitting, and I elect at this time to not disclose the most ridiculous thing I have ever done, because it is far to embarrassing, and because it will probably make a pretty good blog entry at some point.


I am happy to announce that you too have the opportunity to participate in the third annual 100 Miles of Nowhere, with all profits going — once again — to Team Fatty’s LiveStrong Challenge.

What is the 100 Miles of Nowhere, you ask? Good question. Long ago, I rode 100 miles on my rollers in a single sitting, just to be bullheaded. Other people thought it sounded like something we ought to do as a group, so last year we did. Many people rode on their rollers or trainers, others rode a very small loop near their house.

The idea, basically, is to ride an infuriatingly small course for 100 miles, to fight cancer and to show you have no sense at all. People did it, and sent in awesome race reports, including one video that was so awesome I watched it five times. Watch it and tremble.

More details will be coming soon (like, on Monday), but the essentials are listed below (with the super-essential stuff conveniently bolded for, well, your convenience):

  • Registration for the event is March 22 – 28 (or ’til the event sells out), and is pre-register only.
  • As with last year, your registration makes you an official participant in the race and a guaranteed winner of whatever division you choose.
  • The schwag box you’ll receive is on the extra-awesome side of the awesome scale, and will include the Twin Six T-shirt you see above, along with good stuff from Clif, DZ Nuts, Timex, CarboRocket, Team Garmin-Transitions, Harper-Collins, Banjo Brothers, and more (I’m being coy about the “more” part ‘cuz I’m still working deals and stuff). How awesome is that? Very, very awesome.
  • Registration will be $95.00 this year.
  • This event is capped at 500 participants. This is because I’ve asked the sponsors to provide awesome schwag, and they don’t have an infinite amount to spread around. And Twin Six — who, against their better judgment will be doing fulfillment for this race again — doesn’t have the capacity to send out a zillion boxes.
  • The race is May 8. Or you can do it May 7. Or whenever, really. But for solidarity, you should do it on May 8. Unless you’ve got something important going on. In which case you should do it a different day. Have I made myself clear?
  • If you’re a local — i.e., Utah County or SLC — you should plan on doing this event with me. I haven’t gotten the details finalized, but I plan on borrowing some bike shop space and making this a group thing. It will be fun! Just kidding, it won’t be fun. But it will be less un-fun.

As always, you get to be the one who decides what your route will be. You can be very bland — like me — and just ride your rollers or trainer. Or you can ride around the block for 100 miles. Or around the high school track. Or around your cul-de-sac. Regardless, you’re sure to generate a very interesting GPS breadcrumb, as well as a strong aversion to whatever route location you choose.


  1. Comment by Bryan | 03.18.2010 | 6:59 am

    I have my first TRI of the season that day, but I’m in and will do it on the 9th. Thanks for giving us some time to prepare… It will give me enough time to find just the right pillow for my saddle!

  2. Comment by Turt99 | 03.18.2010 | 7:15 am

    I am so excited!!! Not sure if I’ll do trainer or Short Course.

  3. Comment by Kirby | 03.18.2010 | 7:16 am

    I’m so excited for this – I’ve already picked my course!

  4. Comment by Rie | 03.18.2010 | 7:20 am

    Been waiting for your official announcement! Will you be liveblogging/tweeting during the event? Hashtags for mass tweeting?

  5. Comment by Sam MacCutchan | 03.18.2010 | 7:23 am

    Great. Really enjoyed it last year. Looking forward to doing it again this year :)

  6. Comment by Michael in TN | 03.18.2010 | 7:32 am

    Looking forward to all the Nowhere Reports.
    On a side note – Tony Kornheiser promoted running down cyclist on his radio show on March 11. Lance tweeted about it today.
    Let ESPN know that this guy is an ass.

  7. Comment by plutosdad | 03.18.2010 | 7:36 am

    If you don’t have a trainer can you do this on a stationary bike at your gym? Are the miles accurate on those?

  8. Comment by KyClyde | 03.18.2010 | 7:51 am

    I have the perfect 100 ft diameter Cul De Sac for it this year! I’m way too adverse to my rollers after a long winter.

  9. Comment by Justin | 03.18.2010 | 7:58 am

    By admission, “I’m a weather weenie” and its still to cold to ride outside. I ride 4 days/week on the trainer and grimmace at the mere mention of 100 miles of nowhere.
    However, I’m not entirely sure there’s a better use for $100 and don’t think my wife and 3yr old will mind if I ride all day inside(now how will I tell them?). Maybe I’ll opt for the short course.

    (Got it!! I’ll ride 400 laps around a highschool track)

  10. Comment by NoTrail | 03.18.2010 | 7:58 am

    Having not done this before – and really looking forward to it this year. And I’m looking forward to the sheer silliness of it too.

  11. Comment by Richard | 03.18.2010 | 8:07 am

    I think Noodle is an Aussie.

    She rocks.

    She can do it for me. The ride that is. I’m married thank you.

  12. Comment by NYCCarlos | 03.18.2010 | 8:32 am


    Who lives near NYC and wants to do 100 miles of the lower loop of central park with me??

    e-mail me – carlosgperea AT gmail DOT com

    Let’s get a whole bunch of people to do it!

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  14. Comment by Dave | 03.18.2010 | 8:42 am


    For those of us in the UK what time will registration open? I rode last year and intend to ride everyone you ever do but know this will sell out fast. I have a best friend who has been given a couple of months at best so I’m thinking of doing it outside the hospital window as entertainment!

  15. Comment by Lana | 03.18.2010 | 8:44 am

    So excited – my ride buddy from last year has a broken leg, but he might be able ro ride by the end of May, so maybe I will hold off on the Michigan branch of the event for a few weeks. Plus gives me time to get all the pies together for pie break time! A great way to get people to come and visit and ride with you while you are doing a crazy ride – free pie!


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  17. Comment by Noodle | 03.18.2010 | 8:49 am

    Noodle is an Aussie. Noodle can barely stay on the rollers for more than an hour at a time now, thanks to this event. That’s how awesome it is! Noodle will consider her options over a quiet Guinness. The date is a potential participation scuttler…

    All that aside, Noodle officially passes the video duties to you all! Make Noodle proud.

    (Why is Noodle talking about herself in the third person?)

  18. Comment by Ross L | 03.18.2010 | 8:58 am

    May 8th and 9th is graduation weekend for Miami University (in Oxford, OH) where, despite my best efforts, I’ll be leaving this wonderful place for the ‘real world’. I really don’t want to be a part of the 4 hour epic of a ceremony in our football stadium on Saturday. I am more than happy with the smaller business school affair on Sunday. I wanted to skip the shindig on the 8th, but my mother has firmly established, I can’t because “I have nothing better to do.” Now I do! The 100 Miles of Nowhere!! I think the perfect loop for me would be around our football stadium. I’ll do some test rides to see If I can alter my robe and helmet in a way I can where my cap and gown while doing this. I am pumped. PUMPED!

  19. Comment by Adventure Monkey | 03.18.2010 | 9:02 am

    So Fatty do tell, have people done this as a team? How would you suggest we do that? Enter as a team, or have everyone try to enter iindividually? That pingback above is from my blog if you have time to see what I am trying to throw together…I do realize you are an ultramegasuperstarblogger, but trying to have fun here in Kansas can be quite challenging at times. We could ride on a flat road that never changes OR do the 100 miles to nowhere race. I’d say the Kansas team has a pretty good chance of coming away with the win!

  20. Comment by Jenni Laurita | 03.18.2010 | 9:02 am

    When is registration starting? (did I miss that?)

    and can we PLEASE donate the money to our own pages?

  21. Comment by BotchedExperiment | 03.18.2010 | 9:12 am

    (thousands yelling and pumping their fists in unison):


  22. Comment by pgreen | 03.18.2010 | 9:24 am

    I am in for this year!! Now to pick out an agonizingly short route.

  23. Comment by Barb | 03.18.2010 | 9:27 am

    Perfect ride for me- rehabing from shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago and can’t ride outside yet. Count me in!!

  24. Comment by Canadian Roadie | 03.18.2010 | 9:40 am

    Count me in! I passed up the opportunity to destroy myself last year but I’m definitely up for the soul-crushing boredom this year.

  25. Comment by Kamala | 03.18.2010 | 9:42 am

    Finally an event where I can win my age group and the clyde division!

  26. Comment by T Foster | 03.18.2010 | 9:44 am

    I’m in. And as a matter of fact, I have a 24 hour self-torture ride planned and soon to be finalized benefiting my Philly challenge. Web site is still unannounced to the locals but here it is, an exclusive Team Fatty preview.

    P.S. This web site has been blessed by the LIVESTRONG folks (at least one of them anyway).

  27. Comment by Black Pearl | 03.18.2010 | 9:45 am

    Man I hope I can make the 500. Maybe you should think of a second category with lesser SWAG for the rest of us, I am trying to get my whole team involved all 30 of us, together on rollers in the town hall.

  28. Comment by Michelle M | 03.18.2010 | 9:47 am

    Woo Hoo! Last year was my first time and I am looking forward to doing it this year! I have my trainer set up in my house – but think that I have to do it outside – I’ll find an appropriately boring place to ride around for hours….Thanks Fatty!

  29. Comment by Mandy | 03.18.2010 | 9:56 am

    OH man, I am in. I have an infuriating short course picked out.

  30. Comment by JamesInPhoenix | 03.18.2010 | 10:03 am

    500… oh man I’d better set my alarm this is going to sell out fast. I say the over /under is 10 AM on Monday.

  31. Comment by Nancy P | 03.18.2010 | 10:08 am

    How short is short? my out and back possibility is 5.5 miles – 18 times of that is going to be incredibly boring. Is it more a question of boring?

  32. Comment by JDsquared | 03.18.2010 | 10:11 am

    Ooooooooh. Okay, so I thought that my first century would be a nice, normal charity ride on Memorial Day. It turns out I was mistaken. This. will be. awesome.

  33. Comment by Jenn | 03.18.2010 | 10:20 am

    I have already paid €60 to be in a beer tent on May 8th. Dammit! Though…if I did it on the 7th, I could certainly justify the beer calories! Hmmmm…

  34. Comment by Ruppert | 03.18.2010 | 10:24 am

    I am uncommonly excited about this…gonna ride a former horse race track that has been converted into a bike trail…I’ll break it down into furlongs!

  35. Comment by Greg @ Greg Rides Trails | 03.18.2010 | 10:26 am

    Wow I can’t even imagine what sort of lunacy results from that kind of monotony!

    I would go completely out of my mind.

  36. Comment by Nic Grillo | 03.18.2010 | 10:34 am

    This looks like a pretty good time! Anyone want to get together in the south bay area of L.A.?

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  38. Comment by Todd | 03.18.2010 | 11:00 am

    I’m definitely in for this year! I can’t wait…now to just pick out a quasi-interesting route.

  39. Comment by Philly Jen | 03.18.2010 | 11:22 am

    Harper-Collins? But isn’t Bike Snob’s epic tome being published by Chronicle Books?

    BTW, there’s already a movement afoot, led by the fearless Cdags, to ride Lemon Hill in Philly. 130something times. Gah.

  40. Comment by sandy | 03.18.2010 | 11:32 am

    Dear Fatty,
    I think you need to write a famous Fatty letter to that moron on ESPN radio, Kornheiser, that Lance tweeted about. Please.

  41. Comment by GenghisKhan | 03.18.2010 | 12:19 pm

    Yeah, Kornholer sounds like a Kornheiser–whaddya gonna do, eh? (Though, I like the idea of a letter from Fatty–would love to see ESPN start grovelin’!)

  42. Comment by TomInCO | 03.18.2010 | 12:53 pm

    Umm, how big was the bottle of Cholula? Did you really drink it, or put it on something? Eating a whole small bottle in one sitting is not out of the question…a big one, well that’s just plain crazy.

  43. Comment by Lesley Jacobs | 03.18.2010 | 12:58 pm

    I’m in!
    My husband and I are thinking about doing a “circus revolution” around our traffic circle. Maybe the neighbors will join us! We’ve got a dedicated randonneur accross the street. I wonder if he’d take up a long distance to nowhere challenge. HA!

  44. Comment by BikeCopVT | 03.18.2010 | 1:09 pm

    YES! I have already been planing my 100 MON for next month maybe the first event of 2010. Although now that I’ve mentioned it I will surely be beaten. With help it is becoming a huge community event. Check it out here

    Yep 575 laps around a traffic circle I’m dizzzy already.

  45. Comment by Philly Jen | 03.18.2010 | 1:28 pm

    P.S. Re: The Thing in the Bundle From Timex

    (1) Does it tick?

    (2) Must we lick it?

  46. Comment by Clydesteve | 03.18.2010 | 1:47 pm

    Let’s see, Total knee replacement March 2nd, recover in April, 100 Miles to NoWhere on may 8th. Why, oh, Why not?

  47. Comment by nb | 03.18.2010 | 2:05 pm

    Hey Fatty,

    I’m considering participating in this as my first century and was hoping to contribute by donating a Videoconfercing server for the day. I’ve got enough bandwith and processing power to get 8-10 people going at the same time, and it’d be far more entertaining than watching TV reruns for 5 to 8 hours

  48. Comment by skippy | 03.18.2010 | 2:15 pm

    Well here goes nothing!
    Giro first day is time trial in holland so lots of rollers in use, wonder if the racers will consider talleying their training distances and adding their mileage for the score? Team Radio Shack will easily pass 100mile in warming up!
    Personally i will rollout the 100 but would prefer to do it on top of the body of that “kornheister clown”, maybe i will paper the ground with his “ESPN photo” and drip sweat all over them!
    Will need “Dutch Authorities “approval for contributions to be accepted for “Livestrong”! Previous ad hoc fundraisers have been successful at Valkenburg,etc!

  49. Comment by Chuck | 03.18.2010 | 2:39 pm

    how many movies is 100 miles on the trainer?? Fatty, where in SLC are you going to ride?

  50. Comment by donbiker | 03.18.2010 | 3:03 pm

    Noodle’s Video was a work of art. I’ve got an excuse this year, Chemotherapy. If I didn’t have that, I’d have to use my age, or my total lack of character.


  51. Comment by Eunan | 03.18.2010 | 3:16 pm

    I’m in for lemon hill in philly if theres a crowd!
    either that or up and down west river drive, which gets boring after the first half lap!

    Fatty are you taking pre-pre-registrants???

  52. Comment by Dan O | 03.18.2010 | 3:19 pm

    Shoot, that is day +2 for my new stem cells during transplant number 2. I hope to be able to walk to the end of the block and back that day. I’ll be ready for Austin though.

  53. Comment by Yukirin Boy | 03.18.2010 | 4:25 pm

    Yay! I am so excited too.
    I am supposed to be moving house the next day – I am sure my wife will let me skip packing to do this. right?

  54. Comment by Charisa | 03.18.2010 | 5:20 pm

    This is going to be my “A” RACE of the year!!!!!

  55. Comment by Alex | 03.18.2010 | 5:25 pm

    This is a week after my last serious spring race… so I am seriously considering doing this. I’ll probably be on a trainer somewhere, hopefully with some company (anyone in NOVA?) and/or many movies, Facebook, etc. I must be crazy, but I REALLY want that t-shirt.

  56. Comment by Lisa | 03.18.2010 | 5:34 pm

    No shape to ride this year, so I shall begin my training for next year. Stupid injuries. :) (Maybe I’ll ride 1/10 to Nowhere, to show my support.)

  57. Comment by Mike | 03.18.2010 | 5:43 pm

    This will be my first century. I may have talked a few people in to doing it with me. Should be awesome. I’m excited.

  58. Comment by Snot Rocketeer | 03.18.2010 | 7:10 pm

    My buddy and I are stuck on an aircraft carrier in the middle east, so *all* of our miles for months have been to “nowhere” on crappy old spinners.

    We are both fans of Fatty, so as soon as I got out here I thought this would be a perfect place to do the 100 Miles of Nowhere.

    We are both looking forward to the ride. I just hope we make the registration cut-off.

  59. Comment by Bisso | 03.18.2010 | 7:13 pm

    last year i think only 3 aussie took part so we got to share larg chucks of the continent to “beat” …i am in again and looking to defend my over 30’s Eastern Seaboard title

    Chcuk, 100 miles was almost the entire Terminator Trilogy in length for me, but for others it only took as long as 1 and a half Breaking Aways

    after last years numbness of 5 + hours on the trainer i think i’ll hit up the local crit track for 160 laps. i wont do it in my neighbourhood though, the neighbours think im a bit weird alread. would hate to confirm it for them

    Allez Fatty

  60. Comment by BigShorty | 03.18.2010 | 7:37 pm

    Well..the 8th of May sounds like my first Century! The local bike advocacy group has a kids bike safety day that day @ a local park by a trail….If im a sissy it will be 8.5 loops…but if I do it on a trainer in the middle of a park it could bring some extra cash. People may pay the fat guy to STOP riding!

    Hey Noodle, Bob’s your uncle!


  61. Comment by the weak link | 03.18.2010 | 7:38 pm

    I have filled out questionnaires regarding 29 levels of compatibility for noodle (putting my best guesstimate I could derive from her taciturn answers) and my own demonstrations of strength, sensitivity and raw masculine prowess and have determined that she and I would score quite high on the dating service. Based on the 29 levels of compatibility we would be expected to advance rapidly in the discipline of Kama Sutra.

    Ill even buy the Guinness.

  62. Comment by newb roadie | 03.18.2010 | 8:23 pm

    Definitly interested in this I’ve been riding fixies and just switched to road I just hope my legs can handle something like this

  63. Comment by Nooch | 03.18.2010 | 8:27 pm

    NYCarlos, sent you an e-mail, i may very well be in for that.

    Fatty — What time is registration opening? Because I’ll be at it at 12:01 am if it’s then..

  64. Comment by NYCCarlos | 03.18.2010 | 8:43 pm

    Got the e-mail! That’s 2 for the Central Park loop! Who else is in? I know there’s a lot of New Yorkers out there!!!

    We’re doing it may 9th because of prior engagements on the 8th… work and other rides and stuff.

    carlosgperea AT gmail DOT com

  65. Comment by Nooch | 03.18.2010 | 8:53 pm

    Too bad it’d be cheap to count mileage from the 5 Boro Tour toward my 100, LOL.

  66. Comment by Rosemary | 03.18.2010 | 9:03 pm

    Yeah!!!!!! I can’t wait.

  67. Comment by Jill2 | 03.18.2010 | 9:05 pm

    The Buena Vista Bike Fest on May 15 was going to be my first 100, but now the 100 Miles of Nowhere can be the perfect warm up for that. Now to find a suitably short loop.

  68. Comment by Shane | 03.18.2010 | 9:12 pm

    Not sure about the 95 bones, but I’ll definitely sit on the exercise bike for 5 hours on May 8. With a laptop in front of the handlebars, I could warm up with the Giro prologue, broadcast from my web cam, and maybe get some homework done. This sounds like the perfect first century.

  69. Comment by Richard | 03.18.2010 | 10:14 pm

    Noodle – the whole of Australia is counting on you. Well maybe just a small part of North Perth.

    You ride, girl!

  70. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 03.18.2010 | 10:48 pm

    it does seem a ‘team’ entry is the only way to get everyone in. as for route my wife suggests a loop around the local ‘in-n-out burger’ i believe it is a fatty favorite, and we could all ride a similar course. as for a group ride fatty, skip the bike shop and everyone can meet at the drive-in. is there one left in utah? i would like to also suggest to our friends in texas they could circle the alamo. ride on. d

  71. Comment by Allison H. | 03.18.2010 | 10:55 pm

    Are there any Fatty fans in Alaska? How about if someone rides on the real “road to nowhere”? Sure it’s only 3 miles, but that means only 17 laps! Check out near the end of the story where they mention locals can use it for cycling! :-)

  72. Comment by Betsy | 03.18.2010 | 11:09 pm

    Will consider it……..never done 100miles, don’t have rollers or a trainer, but have a trail?????? Maybe, Maybe. Anyone else in Seattle doing it?

  73. Comment by Sasha | 03.18.2010 | 11:11 pm

    Allison H – I’m in Alaska – Anchorage to be specific so riding Ketchikan’s road to nowhere is out for me. I was contemplating doing a 3 mile loop in my neighborhood 28 times. However, my husband will have a cow if I donate $95 so I’m going to have to pass. :( I think I still owe $25 for the previous Fatty Challenge…is there a way to check on that? I am planning on 3 fundraising bike rides and one fundraising run so I’m having to be very strategic about where I concentrate my fundraising efforts. So I’ll have to think if it would be improper for me to unofficially participate (donating the $ to my Livestrong account). If the prize were a roundtrip ticket to Austin to ride with Fatty and the Runner and have dinner with said couple and get to hang out and take many pictures with said couple and have them autograph my Fatty jersey, I’d sign-up in a heartbeat. :) Anyhow, it will be fun to read all the fun posts!

  74. Comment by buckythedonkey | 03.19.2010 | 2:12 am

    Peter? Tom? Come on you London Lads! Same time, same place, same cake.

  75. Comment by Pedalpink | 03.19.2010 | 3:06 am

    We’ll be doing the 100 Miles of Nowhere again (on a tandem, again). Last year we rode a trainer outdoors at Wildwood Park in Toledo, OH. We were fantastically unsuccessful at raising money for LiveStrong Austin (although someone did give us some tasty Florida grapefruit).

    Please share your ideas on how to have un-fun on this great event AND raise money for LiveStrong.

  76. Comment by Doug/Way Upstate NY | 03.19.2010 | 4:11 am

    I’ve got a couple of friends and we are going to do it. My wife thinks I am insane, so it must be a good idea. “Why don’t you just ride 100 miles to somewhere?” :)

  77. Comment by Mike Roadie | 03.19.2010 | 4:37 am

    Yea!!!! I’m going nowhere!

    With no job, it’s about the only place I can afford to go!

  78. Comment by Cardiac Kid | 03.19.2010 | 5:36 am

    This year I am so going to win !!!

  79. Comment by Alex Gilbert | 03.19.2010 | 7:46 am

    I’m all over this, inner ring of Regents Park is the route fo choice!


  80. Comment by winner27 | 03.19.2010 | 8:20 am

    That was the most awesome video ever! Nice job Noodle! Is it strange that it makes me want to do the ride? Yesterday I dismissed it as something I wish I could do but today I’ve decided to do it. I just might spend many of those hours cursing Fatty and Noodle.:) Now to decide on the trainer with hours of DVDs or up & down the longish driveway about 1000 times with some good audio books. Hmmmmmmm.

  81. Comment by Claire | 03.19.2010 | 9:08 am

    Are the Velodrome guys going to do the “644 Laps of Lunacy” or are they all still recovering from last year?

  82. Comment by Lana | 03.19.2010 | 11:53 am

    @pedalpink – Re raising money – I invited people on my tri team to come bike out to visit me and accepted donations in exchange for pie. People do crazy things for food. If you get a lot of foot traffic, maybe a bake sale table since you will be on the trainer? Spare Change drive?

  83. Comment by CheeseCake | 03.19.2010 | 12:00 pm

    My brother and i are in i we can register before it sells out, it will be both of our first Century rides…and we will be doing them outside in a high school parking lot…and we will be doing them on mountain bikes with slicks. 100 miles in a parking lot with a brother, arguments will most likely ensue, but i still think we will have fun.

  84. Comment by Haven (KT) | 03.19.2010 | 12:28 pm

    Hmm… not sure if I can do the $95, but it sure would be fun to participate. I’ll be living in temporary (and smaller) quarters during that time frame, on a cul de sac with a hill. Guess I could freak out my temporary neighbors by riding around the cul… Or I can ride up and down the main street the cul dumps into. Ha! Ha! That would be funny, it would be downhill to one stop sign, turn around and go uphill and then downhill to the stop sign on the other side, repeat. Crazy!!

  85. Comment by Zack | 03.19.2010 | 2:55 pm

    Fatty! This is such an insanely good idea. I accidentally recruited a group of coworkers to do this with you, so now I guess I have to do it too.
    Since we’ve all historically worked in MSIT-related roles, we have an especial hatred for Building 11. Therefore, we have proposed riding around Building 11 for 100 miles, which is especially apropos:
    – it implies that Building 11 is nowhere
    – riding repeatedly around the building will feel a bit like fittin’ the Battle of Jericho

  86. Comment by Tyler | 03.19.2010 | 8:05 pm

    Had my first bad fall today fatty and I thought of you — Was gearing up for a ride, one foot on the curb, the other clipped in, when I felt myself start to fall away from the curb. I couldn’t stop the fall, I was past the point of no return and my non-clipped leg took the brunt of my gear/chain setup.

    So without even leaving my front lawn, I got hurt. It wasn’t even mile one. No one be fooled about the lack of inherent danger in the 100 miles to nowhere, I might venture it is more dangerous. But 30 stitches and a bad-ass scar are just one more thing to add to the kit for this event.

    I’m planning on doing it for the first time this year!

  87. Comment by Cathy G | 03.19.2010 | 10:23 pm

    I’m up for this although I don’t think I will be able to do it on May 8th. That’s the day I come back from a month of training(Army). Will be able to do it May 9th though!

  88. Comment by roan | 03.20.2010 | 10:05 am

    Anyone in the Seattle area interested in riding the 100 MoN on the arboretum ‘jump off’ bridge to nowhere ? Check google satellite, I’m sure that Gina thinks he IS a Fool. email me

  89. Comment by CheeseCake | 03.20.2010 | 4:56 pm

    Does anyone know how payment will be done for the registration? Will i need a paypal account is the major question, or can i just pay with a credit card the regular way, or even better, will money orders be accepted?

  90. Comment by Sprocketboy | 03.20.2010 | 6:07 pm

    If Canadians participate, do we get the schwag box? In recognition of getting through all that ice and snow on May 8, of course.

  91. Comment by bykjunkie | 03.21.2010 | 2:46 am

    Can’t wait to do this ride!! Yes I’m stuck on this boat, forward deployed with Snot Rocketeer, riding crappy old spinners. We’re 7 hours ahead of EST, so if we can’t get registered, something is just WRONG!!

  92. Comment by Haukurinn | 03.21.2010 | 11:26 am

    Just wondering if this is an international event? Because I live in Iceland

    I’m very interested in this event and I can get a trainer borrowed for this. This will be amazing. I think I will do it no matter what :)

  93. Comment by chris | 03.21.2010 | 3:16 pm

    was thinking about the whole central park loop, seeing as the lower loop will be entirely populated by tourists / strollers / horse-drawn carriages. OR setting up trainers/rollers next to Bethesda fountain? it’s like having the world come to us!

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    [...] I remembered it, and thought that I for sure wanted to do it in 2010. It just so happens that Fatty has recently announced that the 100 Miles of Nowhere season is upon us. Things only get better from here… The people that take part in this event come up with all [...]

  95. Comment by Jeremy | 03.21.2010 | 10:42 pm

    I’m registered and in! Woohoo! Now I need to go get a really big ring to make this thing really rock.

  96. Comment by duane | 03.21.2010 | 10:51 pm

    had a blast last year – 75-miles on the trainer and 25 with the kid in a bike seat riding around.
    Unfortunately my teaching job is eliminated next year- so I am out. Good luck to all Team Fatty.

  97. Comment by Jamieson | 03.22.2010 | 1:47 am

    Saw the update from the T6 guys – kit ordered. I feel like I’ve won already!

  98. Comment by Scott | 03.22.2010 | 5:21 am

    Jeremy, where did you enter? Is there some secret button or code I’m missing?

  99. Comment by Johnny-D | 03.22.2010 | 6:37 am

    You order on the Twin Six site, there is a men’s or women’s kit. I just ordered mine!!!!! This is my first year on a road bike, coming from a mountain bike background. We are ready up here in Michigan!!!!!

  100. Comment by Barry | 03.22.2010 | 7:38 am

    To enter – go to the Twin Six website and click on the 100 Miles to Nowhere kit (men’s or women’s – if you can’t figure that out, I can’t help you).

    Good luck.

  101. Comment by Kyle | 03.22.2010 | 9:52 am

    Ordered. I think I will go with the trainer route. Less chance of public humiliation.

  102. Comment by Lesley Jacobs | 03.22.2010 | 10:41 am

    Whee! I’m IN! I’m going to borrow my neighbor’s rollers and if I can get the hang of them I’ll ride out front of my house and chat up all the dogwalkers during the day. Maybe my neighbors will join me!

  103. Comment by Kit | 03.22.2010 | 10:59 am

    Im in! .4 miles around the block route…

  104. Comment by Kamala | 03.22.2010 | 11:07 am

    I’m in for 200 miles baby! Laps around Greenlake, Seattle on May 8 with my STP team. May 9 on a trainer at Greenlake handing out Livestrong bracelets.

  105. Comment by Barry | 03.22.2010 | 11:07 am

    So should be the self-imposed max distance of any loop that will be repeated? .5 miles x 200 laps, 1 mile x 100 laps, 4 miles x 25 laps, 5 miles x 20 laps?

  106. Comment by Stuart T | 03.22.2010 | 11:10 am

    Excellent – I’m in too. Rollers or a 2 mile loop round my village? Perhaps I’ll let the weather decide for me…..

    All the best.

  107. Comment by BrewCityChris | 03.22.2010 | 11:25 am

    I’m in for a 1.5 mile loop 67 times around my neighborhood. I like the Livestrong bracelet idea! Good Luck to all.

  108. Comment by Betsy | 03.22.2010 | 12:20 pm

    Okay, I’m in too. Going to borrow a friends trainer, as I don’t have one of my own. Can’t believe I’m doing this, but excited.

    For those who don’t know how to sign up. To to the Twin Six site, click on “News” and that is where you can order your kit.
    Peace out.

  109. Comment by Dave | 03.23.2010 | 9:30 pm

    Missed the sign up but I’m still doing it. My mother is an ovarian cancer survivor and I’ve got the perfect course planned – a one-tenth mile circuit around the square at my parents’ senior apartment complex (below). A nice, round 1,000 laps where all the tenants can watch from their apartments or at the “rest stop” in the gazebo in the center of the square. One question: Where should I pass my “entry fee” and any additional funds raised, to you or Team Fatty’s Livestrong Challenge?


  110. Comment by Troy Coleman | 05.4.2010 | 9:59 pm

    Damn – I wish I would have not missed this again. I would have done 100 miles at the track. 2011 I guess…maybe I should just commandeer the track and do it anyway.


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