A Note from Fatty: The new Fat Cyclist jerseys and shorts and bottles and hats and everything have all been shipped out. If you pre-ordered any of the 2013 gear, it should either have arrived or be darned close.
And if you didn’t pre-order, well, you’re still in luck. Jerseys, bibs, socks, caps, jackets, vests and bottles are now in stock. In both mens’ and womens’ sizing, in most sizes.
I’m going to come out and say it: I love all my Fat Cyclist jersey designs, but this is the one that is in fact the most slimming.
Plus, there’s that whole neapolitan ice cream thing.
Anyway, I recommend you get yourself one. Or two. You know, maybe a size larger.
Just in case, because — as you know — Winter is coming.
Another Note from Fatty: We’ve gotten a good start on the fundraising contest for the Young Survival Coalition. But just in case you haven’t seen it, you might want to go bone up on what you might win, including:
- A Giant TCR Advanced SL with all-new Dura-Ace 9000 components
- Dura-Ace pedals
- A GoPro HD Hero2 camera (just like the one I used to make the video posted below!)
- A pair of Dura-Ace road wheels
- A complete F&ck Cancer kit
Free Verse Friday: Ode to Mountain Biking on a Calm Autumn Morning
Before I begin my poem, here’s a nice little video (looks better viewed big, though) I made of The Hammer, The IT Guy, and me riding Corner Canyon earlier this week. I think it may in fact be a better ode to mountain biking in autumn than my sparkling prose, if that’s possible.
And now, the poem. In italics, to make it seem more emphatic.
I must beg your forgiveness
For I have dreaded you
As the harbinger of Winter
I speak of myself
For Autumn is the best season
For the cyclist
Because I have ridden so much
I find myself sated
Just when the best course arrives
I get up
And go riding
On a cool morning
And the colors
And the trail
And the temperature
Help me remember
Is why I ride