OK, I usually don’t post on Fridays, because according to my stats engine and search engine optimization reports, I am extremely lazy. Oh, and also I don’t want to hold you up from beginning your weekend ride and other festivities. You’re welcome!
But this Monday, I’m going to be doing something kinda big — something I do only once per year — and I thought I’d give those of you who haven’t checked out of the office and started your weekend early a little sneak preview.
I’ve liked every single one of the Fat Cyclist jersey designs. But for whatever reason, this one has a special place in my heart:
Yep, the original.
There weren’t many of them made: 300 or so. So you probably don’t have one. And the truth is, Twin Six was a newish company at the time, and the jersey had a few problems:
- The material was heavy and rough.
- The stitching below the zipper tended to come out
- The pattern wasn’t dialed in.
But still. I loved that design. And I’ve lost track of how many times people have said to me that it is the best-looking jersey they’ve ever seen, and wondered how they could get one.
Well, you couldn’t.
But next week, you can.
The Original…But Better.
Because you’re sitting in your office (or home, or driving down the freeway and recklessly looking at your web-enabled mobile phone) on a Friday (or a Saturday, or a Sunday), I’m going let you have a sneak peek at the 2011 Fat Cyclist / Team Fatty jersey:
And here’s the back:
Yep, for 2011, we’re bringing back the original design. But with a few differences that I’m pretty excited about. Such as:
- The material and pattern are much better. As in, they’re the same quality that you now expect from all Twin Six jerseys.
- Full zipper. Yes!
- There’s a women’s-sized version.
- There are several tiny design changes, mostly to “Team Fattify” the jersey. I’ll let you see if you can find them.
I’m not going to show you everything that’s going to go with this jersey, but there’s going to be some great stuff. Stuff I have not sold before.
- A long-sleeved version of the jersey.
- A windbreaker jacket
- A wicking tech T, for those of you (ok, us) who run, or who want a more casual look when riding (check it out on the right).
- A hoodie.
- Wool socks. Yes, I’m bringing wool back.
And there will be more. The 2011 shorts, for example, have a new design and go incredibly well with this jersey. And the bottles — still Camelbak Podium bottles — have a new look I think you’ll love (I do).
You’re going to have to wait ’til Monday to see all this, though. I can’t show everything right now, can I?
Please Help Me Solve This Dilemma.
There’s one thing I just haven’t been able to decide, and I need some help from the women readers of this blog to help me out:
Should the women’s shorts be bib shorts or “team” shorts (no bib)?
Most women I know who ride don’t use bibs. However, I’ve given a pair of bib shorts to Lisa and a pair to Kellene, and they both like them a lot. Prefer them even.
So, women: which will it be? Tell me in the comments. And if you don’t care and would buy either, that’s good to know too.
When Does The Ordering Start?
The pre-order for everything starts this Monday, July 12, and goes through Monday, July 19. I’ll post pictures and links early Monday morning.
This way, you’ll get your stuff in plenty of time for Fall riding. Or for Christmas.
And as those of you who have missed the pre-order know, I don’t order a lot of extras of anything. I sell jerseys once a year.
Which lets me focus on important things like fake news and fart jokes the rest of the time.