A Note from Fatty: I’m incredibly proud to announce that as of last night we hit the 100% mark of the $26,978 goal for the WBR fundraiser. This unusual number indicates that — even without Trek Matching — Friends of Fatty have raised $400,000 for World Bicycle Relief in less than a year.
And with Trek Matching, we’re well beyond that $400,000 number.
So, first and foremost today, I want to thank you for your generosity. I’m overwhelmed, and very grateful to see how much good you people do.
Next, I wanted to say that the contest to win the Trek Madone Project One / ENVE / SRAM dream bike is still in full swing, and will be ’til the last day of the month. So if you haven’t donated yet, you still can, and you should. Because someone is going to win this bike, and it might be you.
Also, you might win one of the eight very cool prizes from The Feed, including the one we’re announcing today: A 3-month subscription to The Feed, which means you’ll get a $19.99, 14-piece box of food each month for three months. Plus, you’ll get a 16-serving container of Fluid Chocolate Recovery mix, a $31.99 value.
And in short, there are still plenty of reasons for you to go donate.
What I Did Before Work This Morning
Most mornings, I get up at 5:00am and work on this blog ’til it’s time for me to go to work, at which point I swivel my chair 90 degrees and start typing on a different computer for my day job. (I may have the world’s shortest commute)
This morning, however, I went on a ride with Rick Sunderlage (not his real name) and Dug, on some of the trails in American Fork Canyon.
I do not regret this decision.
Rather than write much of anything today, then, I think I’ll just show you a few photos from my ride, then sit back and let you envy me.
Before the ride. Sunderlage is itching to go; Dug needs a rest.
Our local trails do not suck.
Nor do our views.
Sunderlage: Game face.
Dug: Game face.
I took this picture specifically to show that I got somewhere before Sunderlage did.
The sky was blue, with very few clouds. Yes, I really took this picture.
Dug summits the Mud Springs climb, a trail unusually rich in Pain Pellets.
A selfie after the Mud Springs Climb. I’m happy, because I had my suspicions about something. It turns out I was correct.
Yes, this is the view from the ride that is fifteen minutes from my house.