It’s a little-known fact that on Fridays, nobody reads this blog. Nobody. At all.
For a while, I used to write something on Fridays, thinking that people might read it on Saturday, and then I realized that nobody reads this blog on Saturday, either.
Seriously. You are in fact the first and only person who is or will be reading this blog entry.
Which is lucky for you, because I have some interesting tidbits of information, as well as a considerably more-interesting tidbit of non-information, for you and you alone.
On Wednesday, I reminded you that if I don’t get down to my racing weight (158 pounds) by June 3, I’m giving away my still-boxed Superfly 100, along with the (still not-used) Bontrager XXX wheels I bought for this bike.
That’s of course an intriguing possibility for those of you who also would ride a bike with a 17.5″ frame, but for those of you who might need a different size, this contest might seem a little less interesting.
Yesterday I talked with my good friend Travis Ott, and told him about this little problem — i.e., I felt like I was unfairly limiting the people who might want to enter the contest to a certain height.
“Is the bike really still in the box?” Travis asked.
“Yep,” I answered.
“You are a sick puppy,” he replied, having never before witnessed such strange behavior — i.e., buying a dream mountain bike and then letting it set unopened and unused for several months.
“Yep,” I answered, even though Travis had not asked a question.
“OK,” he agreed, “If you lose the contest and have to give up the bike and the winner needs a different size, I’ll trade out for a different size.
So there you go. If what’s been holding you back from this contest is the fact that a 17.5″ Superfly 100 would be too small — or too large — a frame for you, that’s no longer a problem.
Go ahead. Click here for details, and then click here to donate. At the very worst, you’ll have helped LiveStrong with the fight against cancer. And at the best, you’ll get a Superfly 100 MTB, in your size.
Tidbit the Second: You Might Want to Check This Blog Early on Monday
The reason I didn’t post yesterday was because the post I wanted to write started growing and growing and growing. I fell in love with the story I was telling and decided that instead of cutting it short or posting it in two parts, I’d just finish writing it during the weekend and post the whole thing on Monday.
Then, yesterday late afternoon, I got an email that made me — once again — change my plans. Based on the email I received, I have decided to push the post I started yesterday and will finish during the weekend to Tuesday, because I now have a time-sensitive post I need to put up first thing Monday morning.
And by first thing Monday morning, I mean that for real. I’m going to set the auto-post thingy on my blog so that it will publish at 12:01am PT on Monday, at which point I believe it is fair to say that it is truly Monday morning, everywhere in the US.
In case you’re wondering, no, it’s not earth-shattering news about the world of pro (or amateur) cycling. It’s just something really cool and I recommend you read it fairly early in the day on Monday.
Tidbit the Third: Yann and the Awesome Sycip
One thing I have always been irrationally excited about is the amazing fact that when I do bike contests to raise money for the fight against cancer, the winners are (almost) always incredibly excited to have an awesome and beautiful dream bike (and it doesn’t hurt that showing this excitement encourages the companies who have given up their product to support these contests).
Here’s Yann with his one-of-a-kind beauty:
And it’s definitely worth checking out some of the detail work Sycip did, like the dropout:
And the fork:
And the headtube and downtube:
Nice. Very nice indeed.
In fact, it kinda makes me get all excited to do another bike contest soon.
PS: No, Monday’s post will not be me launching a new bike contest. I just am getting excited to do one soon, that’s all.