A Note From Fatty: If you find my writing as meandering as it is interminable and would like to just get on with the donating and prize-winning already, click here to go to the donation page.
I am not one to leave well-enough alone. For example, while some may be content with making their breakfast burrito with a couple scrambled eggs and a slice of bacon, I up the ante by adding adding onions, peppers, mushrooms, cumin, an extra slice of bacon, and choice cuts of avocado.
And I make the tortilla myself, using a secret recipe that came to me in a dream and which is as unrivaled as it is secret.
And then I add salsa.
You see, I live by the maxim, “If something good is good, something better is even better.” I believe you will find it difficult to argue with my logic.
But Now There’s More
Now, let me give you another example, based on something that — with any luck at all — will affect you more personally than what I had for breakfast.
But first I feel I should recap, for those who have short memories, as well as for those among you who are new to this contest.
Late last week, I revealed a plan to help World Bicycle Relief in its efforts to completely drain Trek’s college savings account. Specifically, Trek has agreed to — through the end of July — match every dollar donated to World Bicycle Relief. I put a fundraiser in place, the grand prize of which is detailed last week (and re-detailed later in this post, for people who don’t like links).
And then I started talking with the guys at The Feed, a terrific new company from the same good folks who brought you the Garmin-Sharp pro cycling team. Their business is cleverly summed up in their tagline: “The best in sports nutrition delivered to your door every month.”
Which means you subscribe to their service, then they send you bike food (and drink) — along with info on how much and when — every month, at a much better price than you’d pay at the store.
I just happen to have gotten my first shipment last week, as a matter of fact, and I’m a believer.
The guys at The Feed had a suggestion. “What if,” they said, “we give away something every day left in the contest? And we’ll make it something a little different each time, to keep it interesting.”
I liked that idea. In fact, I liked it a lot.
So here’s how it’s going to work. At the end of every weekday — including today — through the end of this month, I’m going to draw a name from all the donors (and that includes people who bought jerseys earlier this month). And that person’s going to get something really cool from The Feed.
And by the way, getting this prize does not remove any of your chances at winning the bike at the end of the contest.
A Hint, Just In Case You’re Not Really Good at Strategy
So here’s the thing. If you plan to donate at some point during this contest, you should probably donate as soon as you can. Because the sooner you donate, the more times your name is in the hat when prizes are drawn.
And that seems like a good thing to me.
I want to kick off the daily drawing with a super nice prize — one of my favorites, for sure. So, today’s winner is going to get a 14-piece, $19.99 food box from The Feed, which is enough food for 10 – 12 rides, and has all this:
But wait. That’s not all. You’re also going to get hooked up with a Team Garmin-Sharp Cycling Kit. The jersey ($99 value) and bibs:
…and bib shorts ($119 value):
That is a pretty darned nice prize to win. Indeed, I’d say it’s the first of an coot-cascade of awesomeness, if I were prone to hyperbole. Which of course I am absolutely not.
And This Prize Was Already Better Than It Had Any Right To Be, Anyway
So let’s get back to the main prize for a moment. As I mentioned, Trek is generously matching all donations to World Bicycle Relief this month.
Then they had the temerity to heap generosity upon generosity by telling World Bicycle Relief they had a bike frame on hand, to give away as part of the fundraiser. And not just any bike frame, either. But rather, a Madone 7 Series Frameset, styled all sexy-like with Trek’s Project One customizing program.
And then ENVE, which makes carbon wheels and components so extraordinarily perfect they put the “lick” in “likable,” said they’d like to kick in some of their top-end wheels: 3.4s, 6.7s, tubular, clincher, you name it.
And how about their exquisite handlebars and stem too? Sure, why not.
And then — then – SRAM joined in, kicking in their SRAM RED — Black Edition components.
And to get a chance at winning this bike — this bike that is really far too nice to be called a mere dream bike – all you need to do is donate in multiples of $10 at my World Bicycle Relief Fundraiser page. Every $10 buys you a chance, and if you donate $134 — the cost of a bike for a child in Zambia — you’ll get a bonus three chances. (see the donation page for details.)
So between the main prize, today’s prize, and the fact that there will be daily drawings each weekday through the end of this contest (July 31), well…that’s a lot of prizes. For a contest that is raising money for about as righteous (in every sense of the word) a cause as there could be.
And in conclusion, I — as a person with a sizable imagination — must confess: I simply cannot imagine anyone not being a part of this. So: Click here to go to the donation page, and thank you for being a part of this.