A “Hey, Come Eat and then Race With Me” Note from Fatty: Perhaps the funnest race I have ever done was the Rockwell Relay: Moab to St. George. Seriously, it was a blast. Just go read my race report and you’ll see why I loved it so much.
Well, Team Fatty (Kenny, Heather, The Hammer and I) will be racing it again this year (June 8 – 9), defending our Coed team title.
And you should come join us, for the following reasons:
- You will have an awesome time. I am not even remotely kidding when I say that this is a fantastic race.
- The scenery is incredible. You’ll be doing a combination of riding and driving on surface roads from Moab, UT to St. George, UT. It’s beautiful. Astonishingly so. Of course, part of the time it’s so dark you can’t see anything but the stars, but a starry night with no noise polution is a pretty amazing thing, too.
- You get a deal, just because you’re a Friend of Fatty. The Rockwell Relay is now in “late registration” mode; most teams signing up will have to pay an extra $50 fee. But if you email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them you’re a Friend of Fatty, they’ll give you a special registration link waiving that fee.
- I will serve you bratwurst, which I myself will have grilled. OK, I saved the best part for last, and put it in red, just to draw your eye to it. The Rockwell Relay guys recently called me and asked what I would do to make the race even more awesome. Nothing came to mind, so as a joke I said, “Serve my famous brats the night before the race.” To my amazement, they were all over this idea. So I told them that if they did this, I’d come over and take charge of grilling the brats and would serve them up.
So. Come on over. Eat. Race. Hang out with us. You will love it.
Another Note from Fatty: Today, I have a very special edition of Free Verse Friday. Which is not to say that any edition of Free Verse Friday is not special, but this one is very special indeed.
“Why is it so very special?” you might ask.
“It’s special,” I would answer, “Because it has actual information about stuff that’s coming up. Good stuff. Important stuff. Stuff you might actually want to be a part of.
So be sure to read it not only for its artistic merit (which is very great), but for the information contained therein.
Impending Panic: An Epic Free Verse Poem, In Informational Stanzas
Soon I shall travel
A much greater distance
Than I even knew there was
I will give away bikes
And bring back stories
I can hardly wait.
Twixt now and then, alas
I have so much to do
So much to prepare
Mayhaps I would moan and whimper
If I were not so manly
While I am gone
In a far-off land
I cannot — will not! — expect to write
With any regularity
Or perhaps at all
So I ask you
To do my work for me
Two themes I give you
Write a story on one
Or the other
Or both if that’s your way
The themes are
“Why I started riding”
“How I got someone else to start riding”
Email your stories to email@example.com
The Davis LiveStrong Challenge is coming!
I’m working on cool incentives and contests
I shall explain more anon
You’ll want to be a part of it.
Honest, you will.
100 Miles of Nowhere
If you signed up
Your stuff is being packaged even as you read this
Soon, it will be on its way
If you’re local
Plan to do the 100 Miles of Nowhere with me
It will be awesome
And again, thank you.