100 KM of Nowhere, Snailwatching-Women-in-Munich-Division

05.12.2010 | 8:00 am

A Note from Fatty: I have been loving reading all these 100 Miles of Nowhere race reports — it feels like I’m at a really awesome family reunion. Today there’ll be more reports, with the blog updating pretty much every hour.

You know what else these reports have done for me? Get me totally energized about ramping up my fundraising efforts for the fight against cancer. You people inspire me. Thank you.

I’m a 100 pounds overweight true fat cyclist, and yesterday I did something I never did before: I raced 100 km. The longest I ever cycled before was 76 km. Once. I’m proud.

And I won the Snailwatching-women-in-Munich-Division of the 100 Miles of Nowhere.

My race was so boring that my adventure of the day was the following:

  1. On my first round a grapewine snail blocked my path and I just managed not to run over it.
  2. On my second round I was prepared and rode a wide arc around it.
  3. On my third round I forgot about it and just missed it by an inch.
  4. On my fourth round somebody else had run over it. At least I didn’t do it.  

RIP grapevine snail.

By the last round it was only a spot on the road, and nothing really happend in between. And I managed not to die of boredom.

Can’t wait to hear more interesting stories!


– Biene


  1. Comment by Jenn | 05.12.2010 | 8:20 am

    Rock on with your bad snail-watching self, that is AWESOME!

  2. Comment by randy | 05.12.2010 | 8:53 am

    Good job! You have inspired me to get out today even though the weather is crappy, keep it up!

  3. Comment by buckythedonkey | 05.12.2010 | 8:54 am

    Congratulations! What is in that rucksack?

  4. Comment by Biene-Munich | 05.12.2010 | 9:04 am


    It took me all day to do the 100 K so: food, spare drinking bottles, and the weather looked really bad before I started, cold and rainy, so: extra clothing and a rain jacket and I had a far too heavy lock with me in case I needed to leave my brandnew bike for a bathroom rest in the bushes…I’ve learned my lesson though: Next year I’ll attempt the whole hundred miles and I will organize a support station instead of the rucksack!!!

  5. Comment by OldManUtah | 05.12.2010 | 9:37 am

    Nicely done!! Keep on rolling!!

  6. Comment by Kate | 05.12.2010 | 9:56 am

    Snails are pretty cool. I just had a dead gopher to go by… I think I’m jealous. Congrats on making the whole 100 miles, that’s awesome!

  7. Comment by Haven (KT) | 05.12.2010 | 12:04 pm

    Very cool, Biene!!

  8. Comment by Carrie | 05.12.2010 | 12:36 pm

    Good for you! Bad for the snail…

  9. Comment by Mary R | 05.12.2010 | 3:26 pm

    I love the gripping snail-watching imagery of your post. Congratulations on your great ride!

  10. Comment by Patti | 06.19.2010 | 10:59 pm

    You totally rock my hot pink socks. I’m a chubby cyclist and I had to learn to just let it go and wear my hot pink lycra with pride. The skinny guys aren’t looking at me (and if I was skinny they wouldn’t be looking at me). I ride to feel free, and to feel free…I RIDE.

  11. Comment by M Fields | 10.14.2010 | 1:34 pm

    I am SO glad to find this website and know I’m not alone.


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