SOLD OUT: 5th Annual 100 Miles of Nowhere!

04.17.2012 | 11:07 pm


I am now disconnecting the links to the registration pages.

An 8:45am (MT) Update: The 100 Miles of Nowhere is now 3/4 full. I’m going to go out on a limb and project it will sell out within the hour. In other words, register now or you may not get the chance.

A 7:40am (MT) Update: I’m astonished to say that half the entries have already sold! If you don’t sign up within the next couple hours, chances are this will sell out before you get a chance to register.

M_100M_win.jpgI have never ever ever (ever!) been so excited for The 100 Miles of Nowhere. For one thing, I think this year has the most awesome event t-shirt ever.

For another thing, I love how we’re getting ultra-specific about who we’re fundraising for — LiveStrong’s support of Camp Kesem (more on that in a minute).

And for one more thing, I’m excited about the cool swag you’ll get as part of registering — along with a very interesting new way you might be surprised with something surprisingly valuable in your swag box.

So let’s get started with what you can expect this year in the 100 Miles of Nowhere.

What Is The 100 Miles of Nowhere?

The 100 Miles of Nowhere is a race without a place. It’s an event in which hundreds of people participate . . . all by ourselves. (Or with a friend. Or with 20 friends.)

It’s a very strange thing where you pay $89.95 (plus shipping) for the privilege of riding your rollers, trainer, or a very small course (like around the block or up and down a hill) for 100 miles. And then the profits from your entry (i.e., $70 per entry) go to LiveStrong, which will turn around and give that same amount to Camp Kesem — camps all across the U.S. dedicated to giving kids of parents with cancer a week of carefree fun, at no cost to them.

I did the first 100 Miles of Nowhere by myself, back before I knew it would be annual at all. The second one a bunch of us — from all around the world — did together, and people sent in their stories, many of which I published here.

In the third and fourth years, the 500 available spots sold out in no time, and for a few days, I posted a new story from a reader every couple of hours. I plan to carry on that tradition this year, as well.

This year, the “official” date of the race is Saturday, June 2. It used to be more of a winter-y event, but nowadays it’s in late Spring, due to the fact that more and more people are taking the 100 Miles of Nowhere outside and making it a fun, strange thing to do with friends, rather than a solitary form of torture you inflict upon yourself and the time is whenever is convenient for you.

And, thanks to the flexibility of the event — i.e., it’s just you, really — if June doesn’t work for you, you can do it another day.

Like in October, if you feel like it. Or later this afternoon if you just don’t have anything else to do. It’s your call, really.

And also, the “100 Miles” part is more of a guideline than a rule. For example, if you would rather ride 50 miles, that’s fine with me. So is 25. One person wrote me asking if he she could walk 100K — and of course the answer was, “You bet, and please take pictures and send me a writeup of your story.”

Or if you’re a runner and you want to do a marathon on the treadmill, that would be awesome. If you’re a swimmer, swim five miles. I’m not picky.

And of course, the very best thing about the 100 Miles of Nowhere is that you are going to win your division. You just need to make sure your division is specific enough that there’s no chance anyone else is in it.

And once you’ve won your division, send me the story of what your 100 Miles of Nowhere was like. I pick my favorite write-ups and publish them here in the blog. In fact, for a week or so after the event, I generally put up several stories per day.

Weirdly, the 100 Miles of Nowhere has become an odd community event, even though we all do it alone.

What You Get

One of the great things about the 100 Miles of Nowhere is that you’re not just making a donation. Nosirree. When preparing for this fundraiser, I bring my superpower of asking people for stuff to full force, and then I include that stuff in the swag box registered racers get.

And this year, the swag box is almost tragically wonderful.

Twin 6: The Shirt

I’ve already shown you the most important part of the swag box — the Twin Six-designed t-shirt, but let’s take a closer, bigger look, just because I love it so much:


I love that the rider’s riding a trainer with the wheels made of the zeroes. I love that he’s wearing the Fat Cyclist kit. I love that the roads go all over the place and wind up . . . nowhere.

I just love this shirt (which would retail for $24). Love it.

Twin Six: $16 Gift Certificate

As if the shirt and fulfillment weren’t enough, Twin Six is stepping up their game this year by including a $16 gift certificate in the swag box. Yep, $16 to spend just like cash on any Twin Six item in the online store, at any time. That’ll be enough to buy a small or sale item outright, or to make another item even more affordable.

Those Twin Six guys: could they be any more awesome? (answer: no)

201204171519.jpgSpecialized: 26oz Purist Bottles with Watergate Cap (Two of ‘Em!)

I used to sell and use Camelbak bottles. And then I tried the new Specialized Purist bottles, with the Watergate caps.

And since then, those are the only bottles I use (or sell). They are simply, without question, the best bottles I have ever used. So easy to open and close. So easy to get water out of them. They squeeze so easily.

And for this year’s 100 Miles of Nowhere, registered racers will get two of the big (26oz) version of the Purist bottle with the Watergate cap. The bottles will be white, and the caps will be black, just like you see at right. However, the 100 Miles of Nowhere logo will be on the bottles, making them much less plain, and much more awesome.

So why two of these bottles? Well, because two is twice as good as one, for one thing.

For another thing, I have this thing about using mismatched bottles when I ride (especially on the road). I like the bottles to match — it just looks better. Like Garanimals for your bike.

For a third thing, I originally did ask Specialized for just one bottle per registered racer. But then I found out that Specialized really likes doing kid-centered charity work. And as it turns out, this is a kid-centered fundraiser. So I called them back and asked them to double up.

And they said yes. Because they’re awesome. And probably a little bit because I told them how much I love their bottles, and I can be just adorable when I get all effusive.

Plus, when once you see and use these bottles, you’re not going to want to use any other bottles, ever again.

These bottles retail at $12.00 each, so this is a $24 value, if my math is correct (and it is).

201204171533.jpgHoney Stinger Waffles + Discount

It’s possible that I’ve mentioned — once or twice before, in passing — how much I love Honey Stinger Waffles, and how I would eat nothing but them, ever, if left to my own devices.

Perhaps you have tried them, in which case perhaps your opinion doesn’t vary that much from mine.

Or perhaps you haven’t tried them, and kind of wish you could, so that you could get an idea of what it is I’m going on about.

So here’s your chance.

Each registered user will get two (count ‘em, two) Honey Stinger Waffles in their swag box.

You’re going to get a mix of the original Honey flavor, the Vanilla flavor (my favorite), and the Strawberry flavor (The Hammer’s favorite).

Which two flavors will you get? You won’t know ’til you open your swag box. But that’s cool, because all three flavors are great.

Oh, and to sweeten the deal, registered participants will get a super-secret exclusive discount code for a 25% discount on any Honey Stinger products you buy from the Honey Stinger shop between now and June 10.

That’s a pretty incredible deal on its own. For example, if you bought $100,000 worth of Honey Stinger products, it would have a value of $25,000.

Wow. It makes your head spin, doesn’t it?

201204171554.jpgBike Monkey: Magazine, Subscription Offer, and Race Plate

Bike Monkey, the remarkable race promoters and magazine publisher responsible for Levi’s Gran Fondo are back for an encore with this year’s 100 Miles of Nowhere.

Like last year, they’ll be providing the oversized official race plate. Like last year, they’ll be including a sample issue of their incredibly readable Bike Monkey magazine.

And like year, they’ll be providing a killer discount subscription deal to registered riders of the 100 Miles of Nowhere.

As someone who has recently contributed to Bike Monkey and hopes to be invited back, I recommend it strongly.

An issue of BikeMonkey sells for about $1.50, but frankly I think it’s worth a bunch more, entertainment value-wise.

[Interesting Bonus BikeMonkey Fact: The art director for BikeMonkey did the cover design and layout for my first book, Comedian Mastermind. The editorial director edited it.]

201204171626.jpgBanjo Brothers: A Variety of Awesome Things to 50 People

This year, I’m conducting a little experiment with the 100 Miles of Nowhere Swag Box. While everyone gets a whole bunch of cool swag, 20% of the people — every fifth registered person, to be exact — will get something of higher value.

This year, half of the lucky 20% will get something cool from my longest-running sponsors: Banjo Brothers, who have been with me before pretty much anyone knew this blog exists.

Here’s the 50 things that Banjo Brothers has given me to hand out, along with their retail value:

  • 5 Large Backpacks (waterproof) ($90 ea)
  • 5 Medium Waterproof Backpacks ($80 ea)
  • 5 Canvas and Leather Shoulder Bags (Minnehaha) ($70 ea)
  • 5 Waterproof Saddle Trunks ($50 ea)
  • 10 Top Tub Bags ($15 ea)
  • 10 Deluxe Mini Seat Bags ($16 ea)
  • 10 03010 Deluxe Small Bags ($18 ea)

Not too shabby, eh? You’ve got a one-in-ten chance of getting one of these, which are better odds than you’ll get in Vegas. I think (I don’t actually know anything about odds or gambling).

In addition to this, you’ll get a coupon for a great deal on Banjo Brothers gear, and they’ll donate the profits for the sale to LiveStrong.

The Banjo Brothers rock.

201204171634.jpgO2 Rainwear: The Original Cycling Jacket

You know, I should really visit Minneapolis sometime, because with O2 Rainwear joining fellow Minneapolisians Twin Six and Banjo Brothers, a full three of the companies sponsoring the 100 Miles of Nowhere this year are HQ’d in in Minn.

I can’t help but imagine Minneapolis is just chock full of great people who like bikes and doing the right thing.


The O2 Rainwear is donating 50 of their Original Cycling Jacket (retail $34.95) for the 100 Miles of Nowhere. Which means that between O2 Rainwear and Banjo Brothers, your chances of getting a cool higher-value item is 1 in 5. Not shabby at all.

And the jacket is great to have on hand, too. It’s waterproof, breathable, extremely lightweight and compact, and stuffs small into a pack it comes with. It’s an awesome emergency rain jacket for any cyclist, and especially for commuters to keep in their pack.

201204171648.jpgDZ-Nuts : Samples of DZ Nuts and DZ Nuts Bliss

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you’re either a man or a woman.

Whichever you are, DZ Nuts has got you covered, chamois cream-wise.

The original — DZ Nuts — is formulated more for guys, while DZ Nuts Bliss is for women.

It doesnt matter which you are when you do the 100 Miles of Nowhere, though, because you get a sample pack of both.

And you know what? Maybe you should try both. Because — who knows — just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you won’t like the zestiness of the original DZ Nuts. And if you’re a guy, you may still prefer DZ Nuts Bliss.

Or if you are into predefined stereotypes and whatnot, you can just give the non-matching gender sample to someone else.

It’s your call.

Either way, Dave Zabriskie won’t judge you. That’s not his way.

And after 100 miles, I think you’re going to be mighty glad that you put one of the two on your chamois.

Or both, if that’s the way you like it.

As I have mentioned, we don’t judge.

Seriously, if you’re going to be riding your bike for 100 miles and not going anywhere while doing it, you should at least be protecting your junk. And as I have noted in my review, this is good stuff.

201204171658.jpgMusette Bakery : Bike-Ready Baked Goods

Musette Bakery recently contacted me, asking if I’d be interested in trying the region-inspired baked goods it creates specifically for cyclists, with each of their creations named after a famous cyclist from the region that inspired the product.

There’s the Lance. The Eddy. And the Bernie.

And they’re all good. Although the Lance — which is a little bit like a Pop-Tart, but homemade and about fifty times more delicious — is my favorite.

I should also go ahead and say that another reason I like the idea of Musette Bakery is because it’s a tiny startup business, and they’re doing good stuff, and I’d like to see them succeed.

I think once you try what they include in the 100 Miles of Nowhere Swag Box, you’ll be rooting for them too.

Camp Kesem

Check out these two dapper young men (one is Doug Ulman, CEO of LiveStrong, the other a beloved, award-winning blogger; I’ll let you figure out which is which) in the photo below:


What makes them so handsome? So distinguished-looking? So downright attractive? Could it be their fuzzy terry-cloth headbands that say “Camp Kesem?”

Why as a matter of fact, I think it just might be.

Since all of the profits from this 100 Miles of Nowhere is going to LiveStrong, and then shipped off to Camp Kesem in order to launch a new camp in Southern Utah and then pay for kids across the U.S. to be able to go to Camp Kesem (thus getting some much-needed catch-up time from the cares of being a kid with a parent who has cancer), it’s only fitting that registered racers for the 100 Miles of Nowhere get a Camp Kesem headband (I plan to proudly wear mine for the duration of my 100-mile ride, and you should too).

Hey, guess what? The above was the longest sentence in the history of this blog! Yay!

The fact is, I’ve seen firsthand that kids who have a parent with cancer tend to miss out on normal, fun childhood things. And Camp Kesem is a place where these kids can have a great time around other kids who understand what it’s like to have been through the “my mom / dad has cancer” experience.

I’m sending my twin 10-year-old girls to this new Southern Utah camp, so this 100 Miles of Nowhere feels kind of personal.

What You Should Do Now


OK, so by now I’ve either convinced you to sign up for the 100 Miles of Nowhere, or I haven’t. If I haven’t, well, you can’t say I haven’t tried.

If, on the other hand, you’re ready to be one of the 500+ of us who go nowhere fast (or slow) on June 2 (or some other day), here’s what you’ve got to do:

  1. Sign up for the 100 Miles of Nowhere by pre-ordering your 100 Miles of Nowhere kit (this year’s kit is $89.95 + shipping).
  2. Start thinking about where you’re going to ride. And when if June 2 doesn’t work for you.
  3. If you’ve got an awesome idea of how you’re going to do your 100 Miles of Nowhere and want to share it, post a comment. Maybe you’ll inspire someone else. Crazier things have happened, right?

And if, by chance, you want to come to my neck of the woods to ride the 100 Miles of Nowhere this year, let me know by email; I’d love to have you along (a word of warning: my 100 Miles of Nowhere route is going to be kinda vertical).

Start getting ready to ride!

PS: For those of you who lost more than 3.47% of your weight as part of the weight loss challenge, I’ll be providing information on how to claim your entry tomorrow.


  1. Comment by oreneta | 04.17.2012 | 11:56 pm

    Hey Fatty,

    I’m registered, whew! Here’s a question though, if we’re going to get people to sponsor us, as in donate to Livestrong or Camp Kesem, cause were doing this silliness, where do they go?

    OH, and I’m the one who’s going to walk 100K, and I’m a she. Just sayin’



    Thanks for the correction! In my defense, I wrote this announcement while on a plane and didn’t have easy access to email, so I was working from memory. Sorry I got your gender wrong (and it’s now corrected in the post). – FC

  2. Comment by Great_Gaz00 | 04.18.2012 | 12:00 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to do something awesome.
    Happy that I stayed up late to make sure that I got in on the this “ride”.

  3. Comment by Hautacam | 04.18.2012 | 12:08 am

    Yay, I’m in!

    Love this event! Looking forward to winning my division for the third year in a row — and this year I plan a special point-to-point version . . . with a twist. :)

  4. Comment by AlaskaClydesdale | 04.18.2012 | 12:26 am

    AK55Chick or whatever her handle is and I will be riding a super boring 7 mile stretch along the highway from Anchorage to Eagle River. Over. And Over. And Over. I think my (in June-7 month pregnant) wife may even poach the ride with us for a few laps.

    Keep up the great work Fatty.

  5. Comment by Paul Guyot | 04.18.2012 | 12:43 am

    I resolve to finish this year… or die trying.

    For reals.

  6. Comment by bykjunkie | 04.18.2012 | 12:47 am

    YES!! I’m in!!
    Stress all gone.

  7. Comment by davidh-marin, ca | 04.18.2012 | 12:48 am

    You’re an evil Master, Fatty!

    I was just looking to see if anyone else had something to say about your Boston Race Report.

    Looking forward to my own special ride location. If I can swing it I’ll invite some others to join me. If not, maybe I’ll go to Utah. paging MattC….paging MattC.

  8. Comment by AKChick55 | 04.18.2012 | 12:49 am

    AlaskaClydesdale – it won’t be boring cause we’ll have mountain views! :) And views of traffic. And hopefully a tailwind. Yay! AlaskaClydesdale wife!!! Fingers crossed she shows up on her very Parisian looking cruiser. She’ll class us up for sure! I plan on bringing my iPhone and a regular camera to get good photos. Rain or shine, I’m there. I won’t be caught unprepared like last year.

    So, I’m in! The swag is super awesome though I’m bummed there aren’t any meatsticks available. :( Oh well, I guess I should just buy some of them and quit my whining already.

    @PaulGuyot – You can do it!!! I know you can! Are you going to be in Davis this year so we can finally meet?

    @oreneta PROPS to you! 100K and walk it? You’re crazy! :) Good luck and can’t wait to read your report.

    Happy dance! I’m so excited!! This is going to be so much fun!

  9. Comment by davidh-marin, ca | 04.18.2012 | 12:50 am

    Bravo Bykjunkie!

    I definitely believe we are all awaiting YOUR race report!

    Can we send you some Girl Scout Cookies for the ride??
    APO address?

  10. Comment by wharton_crew | 04.18.2012 | 1:22 am

    Woohoo, I’m in. A shout out to Helen E., who is a stomach cancer survivor (almost her entire stomach was removed) from years ago, and who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Wonderful woman – I’m honored to ride for her. Also very happy about Camp Kesem – kids deserve a life that’s untainted by cancer worries.

    wharton_crew (formerly Yahoo!Rob)

  11. Comment by davidh-marin, ca | 04.18.2012 | 1:25 am

    I can’t see a product placement for chamois cream without thinking about this Haiku:

    ‘Chamois Butt’r’ Gel Pak
    Sucking on a gel
    a long ride spoiled by the taste
    of chafing lotion
    -Daniel M.

    Maybe we can work on some of our own??

  12. Comment by jcurtis | 04.18.2012 | 1:51 am

    Just got off work …. checked Fatty … and the entry was up. So, I’m in. Nice.

  13. Comment by not much further... | 04.18.2012 | 2:59 am

    I’m in – and in the London, UK (pregnant division) I am hoping to go for 100 miles on my turbo over the course of a week, with the grand finale on 2 June!! Good luck to everyone and have a great ride!

  14. Comment by Bruce | 04.18.2012 | 3:21 am

    I’m in. It pays to be several time zones ahead of the US. Looking to win the Kabul division. Anyone care to join me?

  15. Comment by Danni | 04.18.2012 | 3:41 am

    Im in! First time this year! Psyched!
    I’m in the “I’ll do most of this ride in aero position, yes I’m a triathlete” division.

  16. Comment by Anonymous | 04.18.2012 | 4:07 am


  17. Comment by jack | 04.18.2012 | 4:20 am

    Super stoked as never been able to afford to enter! Cant afford it now but my partner helped me out. (Rox M her name is on billing but the kit and entry is for me) Love your blog Fatty and my partner does too. I look forward to doing the 100 Miles of Nowhere – Downunder edition!

    I either will be doing 2 miles around outside perimeter of a horse track or the 30 kilometer round trip of Fernleigh Track.

    I am so stoked about this event and thanks fatty!

    Jack Byrnes NSW Australia.

  18. Comment by Matt | 04.18.2012 | 4:25 am

    Recovering from a Colles fracture after a bit too much zeal going down some drop-offs division here in Bristol UK.

    Can’t wait to get back on the bike (cast comes of April 23rd) and start preparing for my first road century (on a mountain bike obviously).

    Will probably pick a flat route with no steps!

  19. Comment by Nancy_in_MN | 04.18.2012 | 4:51 am

    I’m in! I’m in! I’m in! Now to figure out where Nowhere is on the map…

  20. Comment by ABiker | 04.18.2012 | 4:52 am

    Is the entry tax-deductible?

  21. Comment by Fuzz Martin | 04.18.2012 | 5:07 am

    All signed up. This will be my first of three centuries this year, and it takes place a week before my first (and only) tri of the year, but I’m looking forward to killing each of them.

  22. Comment by Lorraine | 04.18.2012 | 5:26 am

    Woohoo! I’m in :-)
    I already know I can’t do it on June 2 – that’s the week before one of my “A” race tri’s, so I ordered the kit with regular shipping and will do it the day after the kit arrives in Frankfurt :-)

    My category is the Ex-pat, lesbian, wife category and really if there are any others signed up in that category, I’d really love to meet you!!!!!

    The wife has volunteered to be my support team in exchange for one of the water bottles and a chance at blog glory :-)

  23. Comment by BrewCityChris | 04.18.2012 | 5:49 am

    I’m in!

    Looking forward to 100 MON, and I Love the fact that the $$ is being directed to Camp Kesum. Sounds like a great place.

    Fatty and his friends have put together an awesome SWAG bag this year!

    This will be the first leg of Century rides on back to back weekends, a first for me. Doing the Trek 100 on June 9th to fight Childhood Cancer.

    Hope everyone has fun riding Nowhere to help kids impacted by Cancer get Somewhere.

    PS ABiker – I do not believe the entry is tax deductable.

  24. Comment by Limey | 04.18.2012 | 5:57 am

    Whoo Hoo, I’m in. Missed last year, so whatch out, I’m going to win my class again this year. Not taking my free pass Fatty (I lost more than you that’s prize enough), if you want to think of something or someone who Deserves it then that’s fine by me. My mate made it too, so far 2 from Bucks County PA. Any more?

  25. Comment by BamaJim | 04.18.2012 | 6:02 am

    I’m in for the 4th time. Considering a mountain bike course, as I’ve never done 100 off road. Still trying out options for the exact location.

  26. Comment by ClydeinKS | 04.18.2012 | 6:02 am

    I am SOOO in (but must wait until tomorrow for further entry info). I’ve been looking forward to this since coming on board this past year, and nows my chance! Currently trying to nail down a date that Mighty Athena can ride along with me, and we may suit up our boys for occasional joining in!

    Jeff D

  27. Comment by Justin L. | 04.18.2012 | 6:09 am

    In. Nice earlier post. I was so excited I couldn’t sleep. Let’s see what crazy course I can dream up this year!!!good job fatty

  28. Comment by Turn The Damn Cranks | 04.18.2012 | 6:22 am

    Defiinitely your best shirt and swag ever. Looking forward to winning the Chevy Chase-DC Stage Race division! We will have a prologue, sprint stage, mountain stage, and a victory parade stage. I hope to do it in four days or less, but more likely will have to spread it over a week. If you are in the DC area and want to join for a stage or two, let me know.

  29. Comment by Bryan S | 04.18.2012 | 6:22 am

    Schhhweeet I’m in. Now to think up some crazy ride. I’m glad to be a part of such an awesome event and even better cause.
    Thanks Fatty.

  30. Comment by Cole | 04.18.2012 | 6:38 am

    Registered. I’ll be in the “I already had a century planned and signed up for that weekend” division.

  31. Comment by Yannb | 04.18.2012 | 7:03 am

    Karen and I are in. Anyone in sf bay area want to join us up here in Marin county, email me at yannbertaud at gmail for details.

  32. Comment by Doug (Way upstate NY) | 04.18.2012 | 7:04 am

    Ready to ride…..

  33. Comment by NYCCarlos | 04.18.2012 | 7:07 am

    My 100MoN will have to take place AFTER 6/2, but I’m still planning on doing it outside on a trainer somewhere in NYC. Hit me up if you’re interested!

    losdawg (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  34. Comment by Mike | 04.18.2012 | 7:12 am

    Hey Fatty, I’m in and ready to ride for a great cause.

    Why stop at $30K?

    Will you setup a Livestrong donation page we can direct people to, to donate? Or some other simple way people can log into and send money via smartphone or whatever.

    Love the blog, and love the book.



    Great idea. I’ll do it. – FC

  35. Comment by Christina | 04.18.2012 | 7:17 am

    I got to work this morning and instantly thought, “100 Miles of Nowhere!” I typed you in and saw that registration was already open, wanted to read what you said, but couldn’t…I went and registered and then came back and read. This is going to be an awesome year! I really feel I will once again dominate my field :) I’m riding in the “Tomorrow is Eddy Merckx and mine’s birthday and we’ll ride if we want to, ride if we want to” division.

    And, while all the swag is totally amazing, I’m super excited for the Camp Kesem headband. It’s bright enough that I know I’ll have plenty of chances to explain this awesome cause.

  36. Comment by N1LUL | 04.18.2012 | 7:19 am

    I’m in ;-)

    I will either do a 10k loop 16.1 times or a 0.75 mile loop 133 times. I think the folks who live on the 0.75 mile loop would have me hauled away before I could finish.

  37. Comment by Christina | 04.18.2012 | 7:19 am

    P.S. Hee hee, Lance is a tart.

  38. Comment by SLL | 04.18.2012 | 7:35 am

    I am scared to death, but I registered. I have been waiting for the last 12 months, the only way to overcome your fear is to face it. I should know, I am an anxiety researcher…

  39. Comment by Sara | 04.18.2012 | 7:39 am

    Got the husband and I both registered – whew! But we can’t wait until June 2 to do it here in Houston. We found out last year that riding 100 miles in circles in 100+ degree heat is not a good idea. Hoping to get it done in early May.

    One question, though, (and sorry to sound so stupid, but…) we were baffled last year about the race plate – where does that go?

  40. Comment by RobinO | 04.18.2012 | 7:40 am

    Yay! Remembered to check this morning and signed up. This will be a bit of a challenge as I haven’t been on my bike yet this year.

    My division will compete over six weeks, by completing the Portland 1/2 marathon on May 20th, the San Diego 1/2 marathon on June 3rd, and the Seattle 1/2 marathon on June 23rd, then finish out the miles on rides here in Las Vegas the weekends in between. This is the elite multi-state, multi-mode, multi-week division!

  41. Comment by mykill | 04.18.2012 | 7:41 am

    As of tomorrow i will be signed up to represent the 41 year old heavily tattooed expatriated southern small business owners that just fell out of the clydesdale bracket, SF division. Can’t wait! Really, i can’t. The suspense of waiting until after the paid spots are taken to claim my weightloss comp is too much for me!

    Maybe you should go ahead and buy a spot for a friend! – FC

  42. Comment by Ripkenfan | 04.18.2012 | 7:48 am

    Yes, I made it in. I’m torn between doing one loop on my mountain bike over and over, doing one strech of local parkway on my mountain bike and ‘cross bike over and over, or doing my neighborhood on an old steel schwinn singlespeed over and over. I’m leaning toward the mountain/’cross bike option. Anyone got an opinion? Is there anyone else in the Milwaukee area getting involved?

  43. Comment by Preston | 04.18.2012 | 7:50 am

    Fully registered and If you happen to be in the “Cat 6 Shelbyville, KY Age 38 years and 11 months division, Sub-Division BMI 25+”, well, you probably shouldn’t even bother to show up…. Not because I will dominate you, but because your physician thinks its unwise at best.

  44. Comment by Mary Lou | 04.18.2012 | 7:56 am

    I’m heading over to register – but just wondering – given the nature of the event, how can it possibly ’sell out?’

    I’m sure plenty of folks would still do it even without the goodie kit – maybe just a promise of a t-shirt (Twin 6 could do another run after the event when you have final numbers) Just hate to see people get closed out when they are willing to ride no where (or not:), make up a division, and donate money … all good though, thanks for all the inspiration and creativity!

  45. Comment by Doug | 04.18.2012 | 7:56 am

    After signing up I went into my Outlook calendar to add the ride. I typed in “100 Miles of Nowhere” in the subject line and then giggled as I typed in “Nowhere” in the location line. tee hee
    I will now spend the rest of the [work?]day picking out a suitably short route that honors the nowhere spirit. Great swag and great cause. Thanks again Fatty!

  46. Comment by Isaac | 04.18.2012 | 8:03 am

    I’m in — been wanting to do it ever since it was an event.

    If you’re in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro, I’m thinking of riding at the north end of Elm Creek Park in Champlin. Maybe alternating the north loop of paved trail (~10-12 miles) with the mountain bike trail (~12.5 miles). Or if others have a better idea… isaac [at] thetitlegoeshere [dot] com

  47. Comment by Lonster | 04.18.2012 | 8:04 am

    Now for the route planning. Up and overs on the local 500 ft hill? 10 laps of the loop that I take the club beginners on to learn pace lines? or do I try it on the trainer in the back room? Decisions, decisions.

    The hill! Do the hill! – FC

  48. Comment by Theresa @ActiveEggplant | 04.18.2012 | 8:06 am

    Woohoo – I made the cut before spots filled up!

    Last year was my first 100MON – and this year will be my first OFF ROAD 100MON! Because I’ve never gone further than 35 miles on my MTB, I’m shooting for 50 miles this time around. My husband is registered and riding as well so we’re calling our event the 50+50 Miles of Nowhere.

    Looking forward to event day already!

  49. Comment by Ashley | 04.18.2012 | 8:12 am

    I’m in and registered.

    I might try to ride the high school track?

    You’ll get dizzy from all the laps! – FC

  50. Comment by Angie G | 04.18.2012 | 8:13 am

    I’m in. I am also deep in the throes of planning our Friday Festa de Fatty at the US Cycling Hall of fame for Livestrong Davis.

    If your coming to Davis, please make your travel plans to come in on Friday!!!!! It will be a blast. I promise.

    For those that attended last year, any suggestions for improvement? Email me at

  51. Comment by Anonymouse | 04.18.2012 | 8:15 am

    @Ripkenfan. Do ‘em all — 33 1/3 miles of each!

  52. Comment by jt | 04.18.2012 | 8:18 am

    We held the 4th Annual 100Miles to Nowhere (Dobson Ranch Edition) ( this Sunday (April 15). It was a giant success. Tragically, in order to process entries into the event, I signed up for Team Fatty on the LiveStrong page and had people donate to me there ( As you can see, we raised a bunch of money. I have also signed up for the 100MoN. Don’t know if you can move the LiveStrong TeamFatty money over to the 100MoN bucket so it gets the match for Camp Kesem or not, but I wanted you to know that we support your effort as always.


    That’s a great idea; I’ll set something up. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and work! – FC

  53. Comment by Kevin | 04.18.2012 | 8:20 am

    Man, I was on the fence about signing up this year but you’ve sold me with the whole deal again! Well done. I’ll be hitting Flint Hills gravel for 200+ miles for the Dirty Kanza 200 on 6/2, so maybe this will be my recovery the next week ;)

  54. Comment by JillP | 04.18.2012 | 8:29 am

    Woo! I’m in! I jumped online at 6 this morning like I was trying to get concert tickets! Now we just need to plan the route – Perhaps just the trainers in the basement, or perhaps we’ll go the triathlon route of biking up & down the driveway, walking the dog, and running/walking around the yard. Most importantly though – we need to plan the food for the day! My favorite part! So glad the $ is going to Camp Kesem – it sounds like a wonderful organization.

  55. Comment by Pedro | 04.18.2012 | 8:31 am

    So psyched to be in it again! This year I’m riding 100 Miles of Fixie. I have a 2 mile loop planned out, 50 laps here I come!

  56. Comment by B. Erath | 04.18.2012 | 8:56 am

    Anybody in the D.C. area interested in joining up for this years edition? I’m thinking Hains Point.

  57. Comment by Keith | 04.18.2012 | 9:03 am

    I haven’t done the 100MoN in a couple of years, but I just signed-up for this year. Woo-hoo! Now to find a suitably insane course to ride. I wonder if the local velodrome will be busy that day…

  58. Comment by Dave T | 04.18.2012 | 9:03 am

    We are in this year, Amy, Dave and Rob. Last year it took 5 weekends for us to complete the 100 miles. Rob is able to ride much further now so we are hoping to complete this in 2 weekends. We will be joining Yann and hopefully other in the Bay Area for a group ride.

  59. Comment by Anonymouse | 04.18.2012 | 9:08 am

    @ B. Erath: Let me know if you want to join up for any or all of The Tour de CCDC. As for Hains Point — be careful — the NPS allegedly has been ticketing aggressively lately when folks blow the stop signs.

  60. Comment by Jeff Dieffenbach | 04.18.2012 | 9:11 am

    I’m in (and via the weight loss challenge, no less!).

    I’m doing the 208 mile The Longest Ride from the northern to the southern tip of NJ on Sat 6/9.

    I’d love everyone’s input on whether I can count this as my entry for 100 Miles of Nowhere (x 2). Is there any place more Nowhere than New Jersey (my birth state)?

  61. Comment by Vicki D | 04.18.2012 | 9:12 am

    Yay! I’m in for the second year! Maybe I will again win in my division – last year I competed in the “Early Bird Women over 50″ division in Northern California! I think I can actually do the event on June 2, and I am hopeful that this year’s event will not include rain. Any Bike Monkeys out there who want to redeem themselves from bailing on the ride last year to ride with me?

  62. Comment by Rumpled/Jim | 04.18.2012 | 9:14 am

    Saw Fatty’s twitter about half full was about 2 hours ago. I was worried I was gonna have to bandit the event; you know, wear last year’s # plate and send $ in anyways.
    Well, I made it – I’m in.
    No 429.3 laps of my condo complex for me this year. I’ve got a 33 mile bike trail out and back planned for three out and backs here in OC. And, every lap gets a stop at Cook’s for a beer. June 3rd it shall be.
    I’m changing divisions this year. This time it will by the Clydesdale Won a Bike from Fatty in OC division.

  63. Comment by flavius217 | 04.18.2012 | 9:14 am

    I’m in, and I can’t wait. This will be my first 100 MON. I’ve never done a century before. Nor a metric century (first one is next weekend). Heck, I’ve never gone farther than 36 miles in one day before.

    I’ve made a huge mistake.


  64. Comment by GenghisKhan | 04.18.2012 | 9:16 am


    Hey, once this thing fills up in the next 13 minutes or so, are you going to open up a reduced entry-fee non-schwag bag option? As they say, never leave money on the table when a good cause is on the line…

  65. Comment by plum | 04.18.2012 | 9:17 am

    The Bike Monkey partnership is awesome! I heard Chris Plummer wrote a story for that very issue…

    If you’re on the fence, 100MON is definitely worth it.

  66. Comment by George | 04.18.2012 | 9:27 am

    Yipeee I am in!
    333 laps around the block. I can’t wait!
    Thanks for all you do Fatty.

  67. Comment by Christopher Stephens | 04.18.2012 | 9:29 am

    I noticed that the kit plus shipping equals exactly $100. Just like 100 miles. Happy coincidence? I’d like to think so. On June 2, I’ll be attending a bacon conference in Ann Arbor (it bills itself as “the Davos of bacon”), so my category might be something like “consumed the most artisinal bacon over the course of a day.” I think I can win at that.

  68. Comment by Grannygear | 04.18.2012 | 9:32 am

    The State of Maryland is now represented. Good luck to us all.

  69. Comment by dirtengineer | 04.18.2012 | 9:32 am

    Anonymouse & B. Erath

    I’ll be riding Hains Point again this year, but not on the 2nd since I’ll be returning from my honeymoon at 2am that morning. I’m gearing up for a June 9 or June 17 ride, though I have other bike events planned for June 10 and June 16. I might also do 2 laps around the perimeter of DC.

  70. Comment by Laraf250 | 04.18.2012 | 9:41 am

    Yes! My sister and I are in! I’ve never stressed so much about entering a race. It will be our first 100 mile ride. Our plan is to do it on a 1/2 mile loop around our house. 200 times around in the Arizona heat. Bring it!! Great job Fatty!

  71. Comment by Pinkinator | 04.18.2012 | 9:52 am

    WOOHOO! I’m in this year after being too late last year! Finally. Whew!

    Uh oh. Now I have to do the ride. Looks like it’s either the front porch if it rains or circling the campus of Missouri S&T. Hhhmmmm…….good thing I have a while to choose!

  72. Comment by Cliff L. | 04.18.2012 | 9:53 am

    Thanks for another 100 MoN, Fatty! I’ve been on the fence every year and then chicken out and feel bad after reading all the awesome stories. This will be my first 100 MoN, and I have several friends who will be doing it too! Central Arkansas is now in the MoN!

    Could you please provide some info on what’s the best way to donate money if we are able to collect donations? Should we donate it directly to Camp Kesem? LiveStrong? Any chance to get a flyer made that shows exactly what we’re riding for that we can hand out?

    We’re still trying to figure out a route, but you can bet it will be mind-numbing! Glad to be a part of a great cause!

  73. Comment by Jefferson | 04.18.2012 | 9:53 am

    Didn’t have much time to think about it…had to just register and THEN think about the insanity I just signed up for…in Vegas? in the Summer? Happy to be a small part of this great online community and excited to help Camp Kesem.

  74. Comment by formerslug | 04.18.2012 | 10:02 am

    I’m in! I’m only recently back on the bike after a 20 year hiatus and will be need to go nowhere (not) fast over several days. Probably the week after June 2nd since I’ll be up in Philly that weekend gaining inspiration from the pros. Having followed along with past editions, I’m very excited to finally be able to participate.

  75. Comment by Laura | 04.18.2012 | 10:06 am

    I’m in! Thanks Dana! We’ve got the route. It’s a little beat up but that happens after winter in the northeast. Let’s hope they fix it by June. Thanks for letting us do something awesome!

  76. Comment by Charles | 04.18.2012 | 10:20 am

    Thanks Fatty! Looking forward to another great day. If anyone is in the Auburn, CA area and wants to join together let me know. charles [at] blastam [dot] com

    Last year four of us did the Old Foresthill Rd. Loop 10 times. Route to be determined this year.

    Question for Fatty: Is the Banjo Brothers coupon only for the 50 or for everyone? I need a new seat bag.

  77. Comment by David Atos | 04.18.2012 | 10:25 am

    OH NOES!

    Stocked out between loading the page and trying to add it to my cart :(

  78. Comment by patty | 04.18.2012 | 10:25 am

    Did I miss out again on this?! Darn. I just tried and I get nothing when I click on the link.

  79. Comment by ClydeinKS | 04.18.2012 | 10:26 am

    Fatty – the suspense was killing me and the thought of having a free entry and not individually supporting the Camp was KILLING me. And then a brilliant response to @mykill was seen – I now have an entry for a friend to join in!!

    Jeff D

  80. Comment by James | 04.18.2012 | 10:26 am

    Dang it! I’ve never missed a 100MnW yet… guess there’s a first time for everything… bummer as the shirt is pretty cool looking too.

  81. Comment by Dave M | 04.18.2012 | 10:28 am

    Just signed up. I’ve been riding for 20 years but have never done a century before. Why not make my first 250 laps around the park by my house. I can’t wait.

  82. Comment by Demonic1 | 04.18.2012 | 10:39 am

    It’s sold out!

  83. Comment by davidh-marin, ca | 04.18.2012 | 10:44 am


    I know the date is June 2nd, but what’s the start time?
    Do we start in ‘waves’?

    Ride on Fatty, ride on.

  84. Comment by Joe in San Diego | 04.18.2012 | 10:45 am

    Boy, this sucks for the west coast people. Sold out before I even got to the office. I might have to ride the alternative event: 100 Miles to Somewhere. Maybe I’ll ride the train from San Diego to Anaheim, then bike back home. Joe

  85. Comment by Fuzz Martin | 04.18.2012 | 10:47 am

    @ Ripkenfan – Yes…I’m up in the WB area. I’d tell you I’ll wave if I pass you, but I’ll be riding in the garage… on the trainer.

  86. Comment by Mike | 04.18.2012 | 10:48 am

    Too bad it isn’t the short bottles, the tall ones don’t fit so well on my FS mtb.

  87. Comment by Carl | 04.18.2012 | 10:48 am

    Crap… if it wasn’t for that meeting this morning… 1st one I’ve missed.

  88. Comment by Susan's Sister Christine | 04.18.2012 | 11:01 am

    I’m excited to do this. I have wanted to try for the last 2 years. I may have to adjust my timing, though. That is most likely the same week I will be doing my Grand Canyon Rim to Rim in a day (24+ miles down and up). And I’m pretty sure I want to space these two events out a bit.

  89. Comment by Jamieson | 04.18.2012 | 11:07 am

    After some difficulty with getting the links to work off the twinsix site, I managed to get my registration done this morning from the links here.

    4th time at this event, last year was done at the Kissena Velodrome in Queens, NY. I have to find another suitable spot. (Everything is better with some Benny Hill Music.)

    We did get distracted though by some nice treats…

  90. Comment by Kukui | 04.18.2012 | 11:22 am

    Woo hoo! This is my first 100 Miles of Nowhere and I’m in because of the weight loss challenge!

    Attention Seattle-ites:

    Join me for 100 MoN Greenlake Edition! 33-ish laps around a 3 mile lake!

  91. Comment by Tommysmo | 04.18.2012 | 11:23 am

    Still working out a route. It won’t be June 2nd or 3rd though. I’m doing the Tour de Cure metric century on the 3rd.

    3.36% I’m going to have to tell my son his birthday cost me $100!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Comment by Sniff Sniff | 04.18.2012 | 11:43 am

    Well, I missed out, but that is ok, i don’t need no stinkin shirt to donate to a good cause and ride 100 miles on my trainer!

  93. Comment by Raph | 04.18.2012 | 11:46 am

    Wow that was close just got in. Will not really be 100 miles of nowhere as I will be riding 180km around lake Leman in Switzerland on May 27.

  94. Comment by pedalpink | 04.18.2012 | 11:52 am

    Totally bummed. Busy morning and by the time I had the time to sign up it was sold out. We’ll be riding anyway as we’ve done every year ‘cept the first when Fatty did it alone. Camp Kesum is a terrific choice for this year!

    We hope to again conquer the tandem division but we would be happy to have a few couples challenge us for our spot at the top of the podium. We’ve done it twice on the tandem on a trainer and once on the road (last year we did some bonus miles as part of PBP training – it was the weekend of the Ohio 600K). It’s fantastic to see the great response to this event!

  95. Comment by Laura S | 04.18.2012 | 11:56 am

    Excellent! Paul and I are in – score 2 more for the Marin team! We need to climb lots of hills. Will probably do laps in the headlands or maybe climb Mt Tam a bunch of times.

  96. Comment by Kukui | 04.18.2012 | 11:59 am

    Woo hoo! This is my first ever 100 Miles of Nowhere! I’m in because of the weight loss challenge.

    Attention Seattle-ites:

    Join me in 100 MoN – Greenlake Edition!
    33-ish laps around a 3 mile lake!

  97. Comment by Paul Guyot | 04.18.2012 | 12:00 pm

    I am feeling like I need to ride the same course I did last year – to redeem myself. To return like MacArthur. Or Sheen.

    It scares me but I feel I know where and how I went wrong last year when I turned into King Bonkopotamus.

    So unless there’s a 100MON gathering somewhere in SoCal, then I shall return to the Agoura Circle of Hell on June 2nd, and take back my dignity.

  98. Comment by Kukui | 04.18.2012 | 12:20 pm

    I forgot to say:

    re: 100 MoN – Greenlake Edition

    Email me if you if you’re interested in making this a thing.

    It will be fun! I’m still trying to arrange for someone to crew for me (or rather, sit there for 8 hours and make sure no one makes off with or poisons my stuff…), but worse comes to worst there will at least be a cooler of yumminess in the back of my SUV.

    **Fingers-crossed there will be no rain, but you never know… this is Seattle**

    Kukui! =)

  99. Comment by theguide | 04.18.2012 | 12:23 pm

    Fatty, I would like to make a selfish suggestion for next year. A different date. You have once again scheduled your vertical version on the same day as the Little Red woman’s century ride. I would like to participate in your ride, but once again will find myself home with kids while my wife is out riding with her friends that weekend.

    I like very much the support of Camp Kesem this year. The swag is nice, but it’s nice to think of the kids and how much this money is going to help them.

  100. Comment by Doug (Way upstate NY) | 04.18.2012 | 12:39 pm

    @Paul Guyot You are a glutton for punishment. I hope it goes better for you this year……

  101. Comment by Gretchen | 04.18.2012 | 12:44 pm

    I’m “All In” to use the Adidas quote from Boston. This will be my first century ride (100 miles on my trainer). Such a great cause to fund raise for.

    Congratulations on Boston! I ran on Monday as well. I was careful and actually had an amazing time. The spectators were true heroes with ice, hoses, wet towels, and tons of support.

  102. Comment by Clydesteve | 04.18.2012 | 12:53 pm

    crap, crap, crap. Had to leave m desk & computer and go over to the manufacturing plant and do my job. Sold out by the time I returned. Bummer.

    I wish T-6 would make the 100 MON Tee-shirts available for purchase, because I would buy one.

    I will be poaching this ride!

  103. Comment by Liz | 04.18.2012 | 12:55 pm

    Thanks to Elden and all the sponsors. Thanks for making 100 MoN possible!

  104. Comment by Chris | 04.18.2012 | 12:55 pm

    Just got home and saw that the 100MoN sold out. So bummed. I really wanted to participate. Maybe next year.

  105. Comment by zeeeter | 04.18.2012 | 1:19 pm

    I’m looking for some incredibly short loops in SoCal, maybe even this short . . .

    If anyone is interested, look me up on Twitter (@zeeeter)

  106. Comment by Kristina | 04.18.2012 | 1:49 pm

    Oh NO! I was so excited about entering MoN this year. SO BUMMED! Awesome that it sold out so quickly, though. I now commit to waking early on registration day next year so that I can make the cut!

    If Twin Six could make the t-shirt available to purchase, I’ll poach the race without any of the other swag, and also make a donation directly to Livestrong.

    How about it, Fatty?!

  107. Comment by nh_joe | 04.18.2012 | 1:55 pm

    I’m going to challenge you for the climbing competition on some 16% grades in Boulder County! My legs hurt just thinking about it.

  108. Comment by Patrick #4091 | 04.18.2012 | 1:58 pm

    Oh shoot, I can’t believe I didn’t register in time! Congratulations to everyone who has got a place, train hard, but most of all enjoy your day, and I look forward to reading up your reports in a few weeks time.

  109. Comment by Leah | 04.18.2012 | 2:07 pm

    Dirtengineer, B.Erath & Anonymouse:

    We’re thinking the MacArthur Blvd/Great Falls hill, then down Persimmon Tree and up and around again 10 times on June 9 or 10. You know, The Hill. Before the Starbucks at River Rd.

    And yes, they were ticketing cyclists like mad at Hains Point this past weekend. Be careful!

    Email me at if interested.

  110. Comment by Caffeinated | 04.18.2012 | 2:23 pm

    I’m sorry, but every time I see ANY chamois cream tube, I think “spalming” and instantly crack up. Every time.

  111. Comment by Turn The Damn Cranks | 04.18.2012 | 3:00 pm

    @Leah. Not sure why my handle reverted to my former “Anonymouse” handle, but it did. So just to clarify, my reference to the Tour de CCDC is a reference to my earlier post about our plans for a stage “race” in Chevy-Chase DC. Anyone and everyone in the area is welcome for some or all of it. (We aren’t yet sure how many days we’re going to spread it over, and there’s a small chance we’ll bang it all out in a day.)

    BTW, is your reference to the hill mean the hill up Brickyard? Or the longer, but not nearly as steep, haul up MacArthur?

  112. Comment by Jeremy | 04.18.2012 | 3:02 pm

    I got in when, standing in the shower, I realized it’s Wednesday and I needed to race down and get registered. I can’t break the string, but I would have raced bandit if I had missed out. I’m going to hit the trainer with an eye on setting a PR for 100 miles.

  113. Comment by Taiwan McCoy | 04.18.2012 | 3:28 pm

    Please open up entries for people who wish to participate in this without getting “swag” for doing so. You will raise much more money for Camp Kesum by taking this approach (if you want to offer something, create a link to a list of these people who sign up for this, except the ones who wish to remain anonymous). Thank you.

  114. Comment by Js | 04.18.2012 | 5:02 pm

    You need to open up more spots. Seems like each year it closes faster. Hope you can accommodate.

  115. Comment by Corrine | 04.18.2012 | 5:29 pm

    Got up 6 AM and signed up just in time (living in Alaska we are behind in time zones). We hope to have the farthest north edition of 100 Miles of Nowhere here in Fairbanks, AK. Come join us if you are around. It should be fun. Now just have to decide between hilly up and over Cleary Summit 10 times or around and around a small loop.

  116. Comment by Mark | 04.18.2012 | 5:48 pm

    Fatty –

    Alas, I was too late to the party. I would still like to race without the loot, schwag, etc. Do you have anything currently set up where we could donate?

  117. Comment by Kari | 04.18.2012 | 6:12 pm

    I have been asked by a family member if there is a way to join the event with an adjusted registration fee to cover the same swag that was donated for the first 500 people, in essence buying it for themselves while still doing a great event for a great cause.

  118. Comment by Amanda | 04.18.2012 | 6:36 pm

    Arg! I missed it! If you open more spots, will you email those of us who are weeping quietly in the corner? I’m with Kari (above) — I’d happily pay an adjusted (read: higher) registration fee for the swag and the chance to participate!

    In the meantime, continuing weeping, somewhat noisily.

  119. Comment by davidh-marin, ca | 04.18.2012 | 7:32 pm

    @LauraS Seems like a well represented contingent of Marinites (Yann and Karen, AngieG-Sonoma’s like Marin-, and myself, I’m sure there are others. I like the Mt TAM Division idea, we could give Fatty a run at the title of elevation gain, that would be cool! Or, we could just ride around the parking lot at the top.

    @PaulGuyot Good for you on the Agora Hill Loop! Gather some others and establish some incentives for the ‘Polka Dot’ jersey title. Sprint those hill tops!
    (I’m almost inclined to come down to my old homeland and ‘pace/push’ you myself!)

    @AKChick Forget that Wasilla to Anchorage loop. Go join the rider from Fairbanks, there’s a lot of Nowhere there. Or, that ‘ Grizzly Bear’ compound up there in Wasilla. Now that’s a ‘report’ I’d love to read!

    Good Luck everyone!!!

  120. Comment by Nurse Betsy | 04.18.2012 | 7:59 pm

    Have fun everyone. Next year I will be in again, recovering from a horse accident and not in shape for this year. Gotta get back on my bike.

  121. Comment by Kathryn | 04.18.2012 | 9:10 pm

    Hey Fatty,
    I had 4.5% weight loss in the challenge. Did I miss out on registering? I didn’t see the instructions posted.

  122. Comment by Angie G | 04.18.2012 | 10:41 pm

    @davidh-Marin ca I would love to come down to Marin and ride with you, YannB and Karen. I miss you all. :-)

    Let’s see what we can pull together.

  123. Comment by Lonster | 04.19.2012 | 8:26 pm

    Fatty called it. The hill it is. An 8 mile loop and about 650 feet of climbing over two short climbs. That makes it about 7500 feet of climbing for the 100 miles of Nowhere. Should be a fun morning in the saddle.

  124. Comment by zac_in_ak | 04.20.2012 | 12:56 am

    AAAARRRGGG pay day is friday!!!! Fatty you’re killing me! I am denied AGAIN started reading your blog right after last years…sigh maybe next year..:(

  125. Comment by oreneta | 04.20.2012 | 4:08 pm

    Fatty, I’ve got folks wanting to donate, and I’m not sure where to send them… you have something in the works or send them to the Camp Kesem website?


    Hope your blisters are recovering nicely. They look painful.


  126. Comment by Wes | 04.21.2012 | 9:04 am

    Well my date is set at june 11th, my first day off after the 2nd that’s not my wife’s birthday or a wedding I’m in.

    Count me in with those looking for a link to send people to donate.

  127. Comment by Nancy_in_MN | 04.21.2012 | 10:15 am

    It’s official! I’m riding the 100MoN at the Tour de Pepin on June 2. My brother and our friend will poach the 100MoN while also riding the Tour de Pepin. And we will be certain to do something creative to reach the 100 miles, since the longest loop on the tour is 72 miles. TdP is a great ride around Lake Pepin on the Minnesota Wisconsin border:


    Assuming good weather, strong legs and good pictures, we will have a nice story to tell. I intend to raise funds for Camp Kesem AND win my division:

    “54 and up Deer-in-the-Headlights Women’s Tour de Pepin Double-Loop Water Ride Century+ Division of the 100MON”

  128. Comment by Nancy_in_MN | 04.21.2012 | 10:18 am

    I see I need a lesson in adding images to my comments. Grrr!

  129. Comment by RodNeeds2Ride | 04.21.2012 | 9:54 pm

    I’m a shoe-in for Fat Auto Mechanic American Fork Utah division! I may just ride around our neighborhood. Again. And again, and again!

    Doing the Salt Lake Century 2 weeks prior to this so we’ll see how it goes…

  130. Comment by elcarajo | 04.22.2012 | 1:13 pm

    Glad you filled it, but really disappointed I didn’t make it. I hesitated because my ribs are still broken, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to ride at all before then, much less get back up to speed for a century. Next year, prolly.

  131. Comment by luvlikecrzy | 04.25.2012 | 8:39 am

    How wonderful that you filled all the spots! I just found your blog through Livestrong and wanted to commend you for your hard work and dedication. I’m a 5 year breast cancer survivor and I had looked into sending my 2 youngest children to Camp Kesem at the UF campus last year. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that you are doing this. Really wish I would have seen this earlier so I could have joined in, but you can bet that I’ll be keeping an eye out for next years ride!


  132. Comment by Ben | 04.29.2012 | 2:11 am

    Registered and wanted to make sure I did it before the tshirt arrived (can’t jink it…) So, with a lousy weather forecast today and training to be done… 160km (or 100miles take your pick) on the Inside ride emotion rollers. I’ve never done 5 hours on the trainer before (and hope I never do again!). Fatty what did you (almost) do to me? I can hardly walk. Guess I’ll sleep well tonight :-) tshirt can arrive any time now, earned (the hard way). I’d attach a photo of me at the end, but I don’t want to scare people…

  133. Comment by Tommysmo | 05.2.2012 | 8:01 am

    Hey Doug (WayupstateNY) How far? Albany area here…

  134. Comment by oreneta | 05.11.2012 | 12:52 am

    Hey there,

    Some of us were talking about options for donations from folks who want to sponsor us in this craziness, and it seemed a waste to let those bucks not get to the kids so I ended up creating a team page over at Camp Kesem for myself – and the dog! We’ve got $300 donated over there so far, so seems worth the little bit of work needed to put it in place.

    All good, no?

  135. Comment by PrestaPost | 05.22.2012 | 7:46 pm

    Hope you can work out a much larger maximum next year!

  136. Comment by Jesse | 05.30.2012 | 2:51 pm

    I will be on a trainer(like the t-shirt suggests) in Florida at a Triathlon expo… expect lots of photos and maybe a video.. Super stoked with the swag.. the Specialized bottles are super dope.. love the race plate.. and Tee and coupons… Insane.. Good luck to everyone.. stationary, going in circles or otherwise..


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