The Winter Long-Sleeve T Available Now!

12.9.2011 | 10:02 am

A Note From Fatty: Oh, you just want the links to the shirts? Well, fine then:

There. Now you can read my sales pitch in comfort and ease, knowing where you can find the links to the shirts when you want them. Also, for your convenience, I have sprinkled the selfsame links throughout this post.

I want to be clear on one particular point: I do not condone smoking, in any form. For one thing — and it’s possible you’ve heard this before — it gives you about a thousand kinds of cancer, then it kills you. Painfully and awfully.

For another thing…no, wait. That one thing is plenty.

With that stated clearly and up front and stuff, please observe the following long-sleeve t-shirt, which is available for purchase right now (in both Men’s and Women’s cuts) at Twin Six:


You see that long sleeve t-shirt right there? That shirt makes me want to drink eggnog, lounge in an overstuffed chair, and reminisce about rides of yore, all while carrying a pipe.

And you know, I just might do that. Except the pipe part, I mean.

This is Not a Sweater

You know that famous Treachery of Images painting, where Magritte shows us a pipe, clear as day, and then says, “This is not a pipe” (because it’s an image of a pipe)?

Well, this shirt is kind of like that. Except when I say “this is not a sweater,” I don’t mean it’s not a sweater because it’s a picture of a sweater, I mean it’s not a sweater because the thing you buy is really not going to be a sweater. It’s going to be a black, long-sleeve t-shirt, with the most awesomely winter-y sweaterish print you’ve ever seen. Take a look at a detail of it:


And even the back of the shirt, where the traditional Twin 6 logo goes, has gotten the “knit” treatment:


I know, I know. It totally looks like a sweater. But it’s not. I swear.


The Fat Cyclist Winter T is $28, and comes in both men’s and women’s sizes, Small through XXL (the reason there’s no XXXL is that American Apparel doesn’t make a XXXL long sleeve t-shirt).

If you buy it today, it’ll ship Monday and Tuesday, and will — if you’re in the US — arrive before Christmas.

But — and this is important — there are right around 200 of these shirts. And we’re not making more. So if you’re going to buy one, you shouldn’t delay.

Because I believe this is seriously the coolest Fat Cyclist t-shirt that has ever been made.

As Long As You’re Shopping . . .

You know, as long as you’re buying this t-shirt, you ought to also do some looking around at the other awesome cycling apparel Twin Six has. Especially since today marks the first day of Twin Six’s “The 6 Days of Christmas.” Here’s how the Twin 6 guys describe it:

For the next six days (December 9-14), a select group of items will be marked down 30% OFF of their current retail price. These prices will appear at midnight Central Standard Time, and change back 24 hours later, at which point a different group of items will be reduced by 30 percent.

For today — the first day of the 6 Days of Christmas — all short sleeve Men’s and Women’s jerseys are 30% off. That is an awesome deal.

So, One More Time

Just in case you weren’t convinced you wanted one of these Fat Cyclist Winter T’s when you started reading this post, but are totally convinced now, here are the links again:

And kudos and thanks (once again!) to the Twin Six guys for coming up with yet another awesome design for me.

PS: People have been asking about the “Riding Sweep” T-shirt:


I’m happy to report that, as of today, those are back in stock! Both Men’s and Women’s sizes. Huzzah!


  1. Comment by davidh-marinca | 12.9.2011 | 9:40 am

    I so want this sweater!!!

    Or maybe we can get is as a template, or sampler for those embroiderers amongst us. Something to do while you ride the rollers, or the trainer this winter.

  2. Comment by davidh-marinca | 12.9.2011 | 9:50 am

    I want to thank Fatty for all the interesting advertisers he brings to his site. People have mentioned before this curious mix, but I think this one, today, takes the cake:(what should we read into this?)

  3. Comment by Nic Grillo | 12.9.2011 | 10:00 am

    Done! Looking forward to being the most stylish guy in the block!

  4. Comment by ScottR | 12.9.2011 | 10:07 am

    I was all set to buy – but $7.25 to ship a single t-shirt from MN to MO? Deal breaker.

    I am narrowly willing to spend $28 on a tshirt I want – but 35+ is just crazy.

  5. Comment by yarnfloozy | 12.9.2011 | 10:14 am

    Hubby showed me this t-shirt design yesterday night. I knit and I’m currently knitting him a traditional Norwegian ski sweater. I think he’s hinting that he’d like me to knit him a cycling sweater, too. Sigh…

  6. Comment by Haven-KT | 12.9.2011 | 11:22 am

    So…. intarsia? Fair Isle? It looks like some of the color changes may be far apart which may make it interesting for the other side…

    Still, I think it’s totally do-able. I haven’t worked any Fair Isle or intarsia in a while, I feel like I need an extra challenge. :) Now, where did I save that knitting graph paper at?

    To stay more or less on topic: Does T6 have any of their woolies left in stock? These days, all I want to wear is nice warm long-sleeved things. Love T6, you guys rock.

    Just in case you’re serious, here’s a larger version of the t-shirt design. Promise you’ll email a photo of the finished product. – FC

  7. Comment by yarnfloozy | 12.9.2011 | 12:04 pm

    I would fair isle most of it except for the horses in intarsia. The background behind the horses would be done in duplicate stitch as well as a few other areas like the centers of the stars.

  8. Comment by davidh-marinca | 12.9.2011 | 12:28 pm

    Way to go Yarnfloozy and Haven-KT!!! While I couldn’t pick an ‘intarsia’ from a choice of two, I look forward to seeing the finished product.

    And after hubby gets his, should you decide to make one as a ‘donation prize’ I think Fatty himself would donate to win. I know I will!!!

    Fatty- would Twin 6 be willing to release the artwork so to make a needlepoint pattern/template? I can see little handmade pillows to rest my head after the ride.
    All we need is a jpeg file;

  9. Comment by Bo | 12.9.2011 | 12:54 pm

    Looks good, but I wish it was white or red, or any other color other then black. I had to stop wearing black clothing when I got my Siberian Husky.

  10. Comment by roan | 12.9.2011 | 1:19 pm

    Even with the high(er) shipping…I couldn’t resist, it’s the lack of brain cells I thunk.
    Try sending anything outside the US via “what can brown do for you ?” Like the UK, medium size box of about 8 pounds $183.
    davidh-marinca…metal building ad…I want one of those donkey in a wooden box deals, would fit right in at my house.

  11. Comment by Used to be a fan | 12.9.2011 | 1:24 pm

    I used to be a fan, when Elden wasn’t hocking everything from his book to shirts. He has disintigrated to his own promotial machine. I think I will spend more time on thoughtful blogs like RKP or Inner Ring rather than subject myself to the great marketing engine that Fat Cyclist has become…

  12. Comment by Skaught | 12.9.2011 | 2:01 pm

    Yeah, SHAME ON ELDEN for trying to make some money at doing what he loves! NOBODY should get paid for the work they do! DOWN WITH ELDEN!!

    I’m headed over to Red Kite Prayer RIGHT NOW, in protest, where I might buy Padraig’s book, or the RKP vest, jersey, knee warmers, arm warmers, t-shirt, stickers, socks, cycling cap, embrocation, and bibshorts he sells there.

    After that, I’m going to go over to Inner Ring and purchase an ad protesting what a sellout Elden is!


  13. Comment by anon | 12.9.2011 | 2:07 pm

    That’s it! I’m outta here too. I’m going over to Dug’s blog. Oh. Wait. Never mind.

  14. Comment by Jenni | 12.9.2011 | 2:13 pm

    I used to be an air conditioner but there was too much pressure.

  15. Comment by RodNeeds2Ride | 12.9.2011 | 2:24 pm

    Don’t mind the uninformed idiots Fatty!

    What IS a “PromoTIAL machine” anyway???

    Bought a shirt at 8:00:12 MDT – it’s gonna be sweet!

  16. Comment by Bragi Freyr | 12.9.2011 | 2:34 pm

    Smells like Troll in here ;)

  17. Comment by davidh-marinca | 12.9.2011 | 2:57 pm

    Team Fatty: a thought for 2012? or more likely 2013. Canada!

    Check out Yarnfloozy’s site to learn more about yarn and knitting than I knew was imaginable, and I can imagine, ask wife#1)(she says delusional!) More importantly you can learn about an epic ride!!

    After Tour de Pink in the Fall of 2012, give thought to a Canadian adventure:
    400km, 13,000 feet of climbing, One day…. Cycling to Beat Cancer (repeat; CYCLING TO BEAT CANCER!)

    Mark (in Ottawa), you’d come…wouldn’t you??

  18. Comment by davidh-marinca | 12.9.2011 | 3:05 pm

    Someone give Skaught a T shirt! We can’t have him spending all his money at RKP!

  19. Comment by MattC | 12.9.2011 | 3:49 pm

    Wow….I’m so jealous of Fatty’s “great marketing engine” (seriously). Let’s see…he started a blog many years ago, and since then has used his super-talent and become quite frankly WORLD famous, and now he’s a corporate hack sellout cuz he uses this (which HE created) to actually make a little coin here and there (and somehow along the way still managing to entertain THOUSANDS of us all over the world, AND do amazing things like raise HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of $$ for LIVESTRONG and World Bicycle Relief).

    Yeah, Fatty YOU SUCK! Actually I’m just total sour grapes cuz my “Matt Cyclist” jersey line TOTALLY flopped cuz my one loyal reader couldn’t commit to buying three thousand of them. Same w/ my book rollout, tho in all honesty it was more of a pamphlet…or a brochure maybe.

    And so, in closing, (and you know who I’m talking to), go ahead and use that little funky shaped dealie-bob in your right hand (uhm, no..not THAT funky shaped dealie-bob…put that one down, you’ll go blind!)…then use the little ‘clicky-thing’, and change the dang page! It’s freaking amazing! You don’t actually have to stay on one web-page for your entire life! I know…I know…revolutionary! I myself just figured this out the other day, and thought I’d share my good fortune.

    Anyway…see ya…don’t let the door hit you in the a#$ on the way out. Vamoose. Skedaddle. Later gater.

    OK…I’m done.

  20. Comment by owen | 12.9.2011 | 5:00 pm

    I think Levi did a couple of ghost comments on here – nobody else could be that mean!

  21. Comment by Chris | 12.9.2011 | 7:34 pm

    Already got my shipping notice for my purchase. That’s just plan ole’ awesome.

    Before bitching about the book sales, find out why he is doing it (I’ll help- to raise mony to write another book about helping people dealing with caring for loved ones with cancer) IF that’s a issue for you… Damn

  22. Comment by spinecho | 12.9.2011 | 8:35 pm

    Hey fatty — feel free to delete obnoxious posts by trolls who post anonymous mean spirited comments that have no point.
    The t-shirt is cool but I am broke :)

  23. Comment by Justin L. | 12.9.2011 | 11:38 pm

    I hope people are joking. I love my book, best christmas present ever. I love my fatty gear, meep it up fatty. I still want a shirt in black with the heavy weight horsepower logo.

    Meep! – FC

  24. Comment by Justin L. | 12.9.2011 | 11:39 pm

    Damn iphone thats keep it up, not meep it up WTF!!

  25. Comment by zac_in_ak | 12.10.2011 | 12:36 am

    To ScottR shipping is the bane of all of us from Alaska, Hawaii & Guam I just paid $25 for a pair of $20 slippers….everyone says free shipping guessed it Alaska, Hawaii & Guam…Fatty what is up with a blog called Fat Cyclist stopping at XXL? if I wanna look like a sausage with the ends busting out?!?!? Please I want some cool gear like the skinny folks!

  26. Comment by Corrine | 12.10.2011 | 12:58 am

    Just had to tell you that I got my book yesterday on my day off and I’m holding you totally responsible for the fact that
    1) The dog didn’t get a walk
    2) No chores got done
    3) The kids didn’t get dinner
    4) I didn’t get my long ski in
    5) I stayed up way too late and was tired at work today and hope I didn’t kill any patients with my mistakes (I’m a doctor)
    all because I had to read your book non -stop until I finished. I hope you are happy now!

  27. Comment by davidh-marinca | 12.10.2011 | 2:14 am

    @MattC We care for you man. Put the paper bag of rocket fuel down and breathe….breathe….one more time….b r e a t h e. There that should do it, have a good night.

  28. Comment by C Paul | 12.10.2011 | 9:47 am

    You were right the first time, Justin. I think Fatty SHOULD meep it up. Not enough meeping going on these days for my taste.

  29. Comment by Jesse | 12.10.2011 | 4:28 pm

    Hurray I finally got the book I got for me! today, so I didn’t have to start sneak-reading the one I bought for a friend. And since paypal got stuck, I accidentally ended up buying two in the last order, which is also great b/c now I have another one to give away! I looked at the shirts and was amused to see that the women’s smalls were sold out (I couldn’t afford one + shipping, but it’s still funny for a fat cyclist shirt!) Love the design though!

    Time to go read – thanks for writing the books and the blog and creating cool stuff to wear so we can find each other at bike events!

  30. Comment by Jesse | 12.10.2011 | 4:31 pm

    And I’d like to apologize for being slightly punctuation-happy and not entirely coherent in that last post. Ate too much after running this morning and I haven’t napped yet. For all of you pumpkin pie fans, I highly suggest pumpkin pancakes with real whipped cream. They might be my new favorite food.

  31. Comment by Ashley | 12.11.2011 | 6:04 pm

    Hey Fatty,

    I love, LOVE, the messages you put in the books I received…but…you addressed the book for my bf (which I’m giving him for Christmas) as Brian, while his name is Ryan :(

    Do over?

    I’ve also since moved, and thankfully rescued the books from my previous address tonight.

    If you cannot convince Ryan to change his name, I suppose I’ll send a new book w/ a fixed inscription. – FC

  32. Comment by Mark J. | 12.12.2011 | 9:06 am

    Seriously? Just my opinion but that is hideous. If it’s supposed to be ironically ugly like most holiday sweaters, you’ve succeeded, and I’m sure they will sell out like everything else.

  33. Comment by Robin | 12.12.2011 | 1:07 pm

    Ahhh…. American Apparel! That explains the sizing issues. Their clothing definitely does not run toward “vanity sizing”… so sad for this fat cyclist! :)

  34. Comment by Brian Miller | 12.14.2011 | 6:56 pm

    Trompe l’oeil, dude!

    Glad to see appreciation for the classic techniques.
    Appropriate for bicycle garb.


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