A “Hey, How About More Awesome Prizes” Note from Fatty: Last week, I announced an incredible new contest, where you can win a top-of-the-line Intense Spider 2, outfitted with your choice of the Trail or Race version of the brand-new, incredible 2011 Shimano XTR components.
But you know what? You may want to read on for a second, because this contest is about to get extra-spicy. Which is to say, I’m adding some great new prizes, which means there are more things you can win as you help in the fight against cancer.
Win One of Two $250 Twin Six Shopping Sprees
When you donate to my LiveStrong page or raise money at your own LiveStrong Challenge page, you of course set yourself up to win the grand prize: the bike.
But thanks to the generosity of the guys at Twin Six, you also have a chance at winning one of two $250 shopping sprees. If you win, you can use that $250 to buy anything you want from their online catalog.
You might, for example, want to get one (or ten, I suppose) of their new tech cycling caps. I like The Speedy:
And maybe you’ll want to get The Black Metal jersey:
And a cool Good Luck t-shirt:
And you know what? You’d only be about halfway through your Twin Six shopping spree. Which is why this pair of prizes is only one of the reasons I love the guys at Twin Six.
Win a Jersey Signed by Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, and Bob Roll
You know how many jerseys there are in the world that have been signed by Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, and Bob Roll?
Very few, that’s how many. (Sorry, that’s a pretty vague answer. But I haven’t done any, you know, actual research to find out.)
But by entering this contest, you automatically get a chance to win this jersey:
And here’s a close-up of the signature part:
Yeah, I think this is a jersey you might want to hang on to. And the only way you can get it is by either raising money as part of Team Fatty or donating to my Austin LiveStrong Challenge.
But What If You’ve Already Donated?
Those of you who have already been donated money to win the Spider 2 — or if you’re on Team Fatty and have been raising money this year — don’t worry; you’re grandfathered in. The money you’ve already raised / donated goes toward these new prizes too.
But if you haven’t donated or started raising money yourself, well…maybe these additional prizes are enough to push you off the fence?
This is an awesome contest with great prizes, benefitting the most important fight I know of.
So please: help out.
And now, on with today’s poetry, which I have titled:
An Ode to Sunscreen
I have a well-tanned head
Yes, I apply sunscreen before I ride
And yet, a certain amount of sun
Gets through my helmet
And my head has become tanned
As if it were a hide
(A tanned one, that is)
As have my arms
And as have my legs
(except my pasty white shins)
But it is a rare day
That I go outside without the protection
Of a shirt
(But, alas, not unheard of)
And thus it was
That I found myself
At the edge of a pool
After a long morning’s ride
In Park City
My wife at my side
(and my children in the pool)
The day was warm
The breeze was cool
The day was in short perfect for lounging outside
(Oh, the treachery of Mother Nature!)
I lay in the sun
Not quite sitting
Not quite prone
As The Runner read aloud
From the book we have been enjoying together
(We were in the final few chapters)
Did I fall asleep? No!
But also I did not turn over
And I did not apply sunscreen
(For clearly I am a fool)
Why should I apply sunscreen, I thought
The book is almost over
And we will not be here long
(Oh, I am such a fool)
And thus did I sit
As the book got to the exciting conclusion
And I did not think about the passing of time
(Have I mentioned that I am a fool?)
And now, it is a day later
And I am much wiser
And I cannot wear a bike jersey without discomfort
(Nor any other shirt-like item, for that matter)
And I swear I shall never lay
Chest to the sky
For two hours
(never ever, no matter what)