I have never been so nervous as I am today. I’m panicked, really. I can’t focus on anything. Can’t work. Can’t hold the thread of a conversation.
You see that paragraph up there? I’ve been working on it for two hours.
I am, in short (5′7″), a wreck. And I could really, really use some help.
But first (partly because I cannot seem to stay on topic today, partly because I thought I’d experiment with “teasing” in my blog today), I’d like to talk a little bit about the Davis LiveStrong Challenge that’s coming up really really soon now.
Team Fatty at the Davis, CA LiveStrong Challenge
The Davis, California LiveStrong Challenge is July 10. That’s coming up soon. And while we’ve got 98 people signed up as part of Team Fatty, I’d love to have more. Click here to register and help us help LiveStrong raise money for the fight against cancer, whether you’re going to be able to join us in California or not.
Note that if you’re planning to be at the event, you need to have raised a minimum of $200.00. And you really should try to be at the event. It’s a great ride, with a great group of people who care about the same things we do.
Plus, there’s the comedic aspect of watching me turn myself inside out trying to get to the finish line as quickly as possible so I can give as many Team Fatty riders as possible a hug (or manly handshake) when you finish.
We’re Going to the Cycling Hall of Fame! Literally.
This year, as a pre-event get-together, Team Fatty has reserved the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame for the evening, where we’ll get to eat fancy food and look at all the amazing stuff there.
And hobnob. We will definitely hobnob.
Here’s what you need to know about the where, when, and how much it’ll cost:
- When: Friday, July 8, 6:00 – 10:00pm
- Where: 303 3rd Street, Davis, CA
- Cost: $20 / person
- Hall of Fame Website: http://www.usbhof.org/
I need to get a headcount of who’s going to be coming to this. Please email me with the subject line “Hall of Fame” with how many total will be in your party, OK?
Huge thanks to Angie Gibson, who has taken care of logistics for this.
Where Should You Stay?
Honestly, I haven’t chosen a hotel yet, though the LiveStrong people have told me that the following places should all be within biking distances to the venue:
- Hallmark Inn, Davis : 110 F Street Davis, CA, 95616
- University Park Inn and Suites : 1111 Richards Boulevard Davis, CA, 95616
- Hyatt Place UC Davis : 173 Old Davis Road Ext Davis, CA, 95619
- Comfort Suites UC Davis : 1640 Research Park Drive Davis, CA, 95618
If anyone’s got a suggestion / preference, I’d love to hear it.
One More Big Contest?
What if, leading up to the Davis LiveStrong Challenge, I did one more big contest? One where I didn’t give away just one bike, but instead gave away three? Or maybe five?
That would be cool, wouldn’t it?
And maybe also a trip (flight, hotel, etc.) with the Yellow Jersey treatment to this year’s Ride for the Roses. That would be a nice additional prize, I think.
Stay tuned. And if you’re fundraising for the Davis LiveStrong Challenge, start fundraising hard. Because the money you raise now counts toward the contest I’ll be announcing soon!
OK, Now Please, Help Me
Unwisely, I took a phone call about a week ago. It was from the local Cub Scouts Cubmaster.
Evidently, I agreed at that time to spend twenty minutes tonight talking to the Cub Scouts about bikes and bike safety.
I honestly have no idea what I should do to make this fun, or interesting, or compelling. I fear, in short, that I am going to suck. Bad.
There has to be someone who reads this blog who knows how to make this subject interesting, and can give me some pointers.
So please, do. I need advice / help.
And I need it now.