Riding Soon!

05.22.2010 | 2:06 pm

Riding Soon!

Originally uploaded by Fat Cyclist.

I’m just here hanging out at the Team RadioShack bus with my old pal
Johan. He’s hoping I will provide his racers with the valuable advice
for which i am so well known.

I’ll be following Dmitriy Muravyev, the first Team RadioShack rider to
go. 1:40 is his start time.

I’m so excited I can hardly breathe.


  1. Comment by aussie kev | 05.22.2010 | 2:09 pm

    this will be an awesome experience – i grew up time trialling in the uk and being following car behind someone really quick is so much fun.


  2. Comment by Betsy | 05.22.2010 | 2:23 pm

    Have fun Fatty! I know you will. The Team is so lucky to have you there to give them some pointers. Your advice I know will make them ride better and get Levi to the line to win his 4th ToC! Woo Hoo.

  3. Comment by Doug (way upstaye NY) | 05.22.2010 | 3:17 pm

    Awesome! Have fun. Like you need that advice:)

  4. Comment by Miles Archer | 05.22.2010 | 3:28 pm

    I will be watching for you on TV.

  5. Comment by eandjmum | 05.22.2010 | 4:19 pm

    GO Fatty!!! GO Fatty!!! GO Fatty!!! Enjoy!!!

  6. Comment by AndyCarp | 05.22.2010 | 5:32 pm

    Congratulations on the recent article about you in the Livestrong magazine I received the other day. Nice photo too. You look so strong and manly and thanks for all your good work for Livestrong and all cancer survivors and patients. Well done my friend! Enjoy the race with Johan and Lance.

  7. Comment by gelmski | 05.22.2010 | 6:19 pm

    Fatty, that was a good write up in the Livestrong magazine but the before picture should have come with a parental warning. Enjoy the ATOC.

  8. Comment by Jim B | 05.22.2010 | 6:24 pm

    Hey, Dmitriy Muravyev didn’t win. Why should I take your advice on anything now?

  9. Comment by George Not Hincapie | 05.22.2010 | 6:42 pm

    Oh, thank God you weren’t in the car when Lance crashed. Although, your excuse for causing said crash would have made blog history.

  10. Comment by kindred | 05.22.2010 | 6:43 pm

    Ran into George Hincapie and Mark Cavendish while standing around the finish line today. However I never saw the one guy I really wanted to meet. Where were you Mr. Nelson?
    I thought we were suppose to meet adoring fans at the booth selling 6 pairs of cycling socks for $20. LOL
    Maybe I will finally get to meet you in person at the 24 hours of Moab.

  11. Comment by judi | 05.22.2010 | 7:16 pm

    fatty, you look tiny compared to him.

  12. Comment by kindred | 05.22.2010 | 7:45 pm

    I wish there was a way to go back and correct typos, so I could change “we” to “you”. This is definitely a singular thing, not plural.

    Also, I recommend (suggest, beg, plead, etc.) you should start thinking about the 2010 Fatty Fat Tire Festival.

    It sort of rolls of the tongue. Don’t you think?

  13. Comment by Lucas C | 05.22.2010 | 9:57 pm

    Soooo cool to meet you and The Runner today! That truely made my day….
    Seeing pro cyclists really didn’t compare to meeting an award winning blogger! Thank you for the nice conversation and the pictures you took with my parents and I! You guys rock!

  14. Comment by Lindsay | 05.22.2010 | 10:00 pm

    Me and my friend were at the next table from Johan, Levi & crew this morning at breakfast. I couldn’t work up the nerve to interrupt them to ask “So, where’s Elden?”

  15. Comment by skippy | 05.23.2010 | 12:50 am

    What advice have you given levi to get him on the podium?
    Looks like Rogers will be putting a “Gold in with his W.C. ITT shirts” today!
    Watch Cadel add more time today & tuesday to inch closer to the “pink”!
    Waiting for Eurosport(De) to repeat the ToC as i guess they won’t want to show Inter winning!
    Hope you enjoyed the ride even if the result is down to you & head camera was not in photo but hope it was in car!

  16. Comment by Greg @ Greg Rides Trails | 05.23.2010 | 7:45 am

    Awesome man! Have a blast!

  17. Comment by Miles Archer | 05.23.2010 | 8:55 am

    Video here: http://www.livestrong.com/teamradioshack/news_videos-tour-california-stage-seven-interview-chris-horner/

  18. Comment by Mike Roadie | 05.23.2010 | 9:19 am

    Sweet. I tested you so you would know what to say…I guess you didn’t get it until too late!

  19. Comment by Betsy | 05.23.2010 | 3:40 pm

    Thanks for the link Miles! Sweet!

  20. Comment by Bisso | 05.23.2010 | 5:49 pm


    i was watching the coverage of the last 20 or so riders and ws sure i saw a young girl riding shotgun in the car behind Levi. one of the twins?

  21. Comment by tutu | 05.24.2010 | 12:42 am

    Why don’t you write an article about Landis? Or about how performance enhancing drugs like hormones can cause cancer.It is just so convenient to pretend that nothing has happened and hang out with RS. All this cancer research thing is a huge money making industry and you are a part of it.

  22. Comment by Richard | 05.24.2010 | 1:48 am


    Who invited tutu?

    As much as I support Lance and Livestrong, wasn’t it great to see an Aussie win the ToC!!!

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie . . .join in if you know the words.

    (Giro is just a training run for Cadel)

  23. Comment by Ian Thomson | 05.24.2010 | 4:24 am

    Fatty, you lucky person you!!! That must have been wonderful, I really enjoyed the ToC, it was exciting to the last. The North American teams really showed their stuff. Being Canadian, it was great to see the Canadian boys up-there and mixing it up.

    What do you think about the whole PED (Performance Enhancement Drugs) allegations?

  24. Comment by fatter | 05.27.2010 | 8:34 pm

    Because your name is fatty does that mean you are allowed to hog the trail and not have the riding courtesy like everyone else?

  25. Comment by gus | 05.29.2010 | 8:36 pm

    Glad to see you living the dream, brother, as a gym teacher I know is prone to say. On a different note. I never got the self deprecating thing, from your Twin-Six page, but when wearing the pink shirt some times people ask if I am a fat cyclist. I respond with, “don’t I look like one?” Putting together my third order, thanks again!!


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