Hey, Let’s Talk

02.26.2014 | 11:52 am

Tomorrow (Thursday) at 1:00pm ET / 12:00noon CT / 11:00am MT / 10:00am PT, I’ll be hosting a live Spreecast, where I’ll be talking about the Rockwell Relay: Moab to Saint George: what the race is like, tips for doing it well, mistakes to avoid, and why it’s one of my very favorite annual races.

The best way to watch and participate in this live chat is to go over to the Spreecast site. But if you’d rather just watch it from here, you can:

I’m excited to have some unbelievably awesome guests onto the show, including:

  • Brent Chambers: Brent is the owner / promoter of one of the most popular road races in Utah: The LotoJa Classic. He’s also a Rockwell Relay four-time finisher.  
  • Dave Thompson: Dave is one of the friendliest Friends of Fatty you’ll ever meet, and did the Rockwell Relay for the first time last year. He’ll have lots of great tales of what it’s like to do the race the first time, as well as things he plans to do differently this year.
  • The Hammer: My wife Lisa — aka The Hammer — will talk about the race from a woman’s perspective, as well as give guidance to male racers on how to be “chicked” with grace.
  • Tyler Servoss: Tyler is one of the race directors for the Rockwell Relay and will be available to answer any questions you might have about anything on the race, from what the race is like at the front, what it’s like at the back, common reasons teams drop out, the best kind of support vehicle to bring, and how it’s even possible to mark and support a 500+-mile course.


More than anything else, this is meant to be a time where anyone who either has signed up — or is considering signing up — for the Rockwell Relay to ask questions or ask for advice. 

And hey, just in case you are going to sign up for the Rockwell Relay, you should do it today, ‘cuz if you do, you’ll get — at no extra cost — this very nice Fatty / Rockwell Relay jersey (and your team can buy them at a good price). But you need to make that purchase pronto, because this Friday (February 28) is the last day this deal’s on the table. So click here to sign up

Homework Assignment

If you’re already familiar with the Rockwell Relay, awesome. I’m looking forward to talking with you. If you aren’t familiar with the Rockwell Relay, you can get caught up with this incredible race by watching this video or reading one of my  race reports. Or the summary I put together earlier this month. 

 See you Thursday!


  1. Comment by wharton_crew | 02.26.2014 | 2:13 pm

    Hey Fatty, so are you a full-time blogger, writer, self-employed cyclist now? I’m sitting at my more-than-full-time desk wondering when I’ll ever get to ride again, and how I can be more like you and shed the corporate chains.

    I thought about reupholstering bike seats in corinthian leather, but apparently there’s not enough demand to keep me in new kits.

    So, to be more general, how are you?

  2. Comment by UpTheGrade, SR, CA | 02.26.2014 | 6:16 pm

    If/when I win the Lotto, this will be one of the first things I’ll sign up for. Till then, I’ll have to live it vicariously through Team Fatty. Keep blogging your excellent adventures for those FoF who can’t do what you do.

  3. Comment by Evan in CA | 02.26.2014 | 7:20 pm

    I’ve signed up for the race, but will miss the Spreecast . (Work, weird huh?) Will it be available to watch at a later time?

    Yes, within moments after it’s finished, a recording of the video will be available in the same places you can see it live (on this page and on the Spreecast page). – FC

  4. Comment by Doug (Way upstate NY) | 02.27.2014 | 10:28 am

    How much did you have to pay Lisa to appear on your show? :)

  5. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 02.27.2014 | 11:18 am

    @Doug (way up upstate…)

    It’s the responsibility of ‘ambassadors’ to Meet The Press. This is just a tune-up. Can’t wait to see how awesome_ _ _ _ _ this is!

  6. Comment by TominAlbany | 02.27.2014 | 2:14 pm

    So, I checked in around 3:13 EST and was very pleased to see you didn’t go two hours! Nice job! Now I’ll have to watch the recording.

    The thing is, I promised the people I invited as guests that we’d go just half an hour…then went a full hour. – FC

  7. Comment by spaceyace | 02.27.2014 | 6:03 pm

    Your clever efforts to distract us with hilarious blog posts and engaging webcasts have nearly succeeded, but not quite… we notice you are not posting your weight. That sidebar is from like, what, 2009? Please point me to the blog post where you give the pathetic excuse for not sharing this winter/spring’s numbers with your loyal readers; I must have missed it.

    You have no idea how much pleasure it gives me to tell you that the thing you sarcastically asked me to show you ACTUALLY EXISTS. – FC

  8. Comment by spaceyace | 02.28.2014 | 10:58 am

    Yup, that’s a pathetic excuse. But that’s ok, because tomorrow *you have to tell us* anyway.

  9. Comment by UpTheGrade, SR, CA | 02.28.2014 | 12:22 pm

    What’s all this secrecy around weight this year – not like Fatcyclist at all. Is he so squishy that he’s embarrassed to tell us, or is it really that he’s 150 lbs with 50% of that thigh muscle and he’s secretly planning to snipe all Levi’s KOMs when he comes to the Gran Fondo this year (but of course doesn’t want to tip Levi off)


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