Coming Soon. I Promise.

08.17.2015 | 11:08 am

I’m back from Leadville, where I’ve had an amazing week and an extraordinarily intense race (more intense than I’ve told anyone about, so far).

I’m not going to do much in the way of spoilers, except for one really big one. Here’s The Hammer and me, at the finish line:


Yeah, it kinda gives away that weboth finished the race and were both happy and dirty when we did, but I think we can all live with that level of spoilerage.

And now I need to pack my bags and get to Austin, for a three-day workshop I’m leading.

Time to write is just a little bit elusive right now.

But let me promise you this: I have stories to tell, and I’m going to tell them. Including:

  • My Leadville writeup
  • The rest of the Crusher in the Tushar story
  • The Hammer’s 50-mile trail run writeup
  • A 100 Miles of Nowhere Update
  • My Cedar City Fireroad 100K writeup
  • My Interlaken 100 writeup
  • The Hammer’s Lotoja writeup

Also, I have winners from the Grand Slam for Kenya, whom I will talk about (who they are and what prizes they select). 

I hope to do some writing on the plane this afternoon / evening, which means the first part of a race report tomorrow AM. 

Lots coming soon. I haven’t forgotten about you. Honest.


  1. Comment by wharton_crew | 08.17.2015 | 11:39 am

    Fatty, given your proclivity for multi-episode write-ups and cliff hangers, your planned agenda could take us through the end of 2015!

    Type like the wind!

  2. Comment by DoubleU | 08.17.2015 | 11:55 am

    It feels like dad doesn’t love us anymore

  3. Comment by Ferde | 08.17.2015 | 12:16 pm

    Take your time…more interested in the quality report you always do rather than a quick report. All those different race reports sound awesome.

  4. Comment by JohnD | 08.17.2015 | 1:18 pm

    So, if perhaps you are leaving Austin on Friday as I fly in, I can get a preview at the airport? I’d wear an FC t-shirt so you could spot me but they seem to have shrunk a bit over the summer. Strange.

    Congrats on the finish, can’t wait for the story.

  5. Comment by Eric | 08.17.2015 | 2:11 pm

    Can’t wait to read your writeup. You were flying when I saw you going down Columbine so would love to know what made the race intense for you.

    Kudos to all the friends of Fatty I saw on the ride, most of whom were way ahead of me. But, hey, I’m wearing a belt buckle today after finishing in 11:23 in my first Leadville, and I’m proud of that, especially since I got a flat at the top of the first climb, and was in last place by the time I fixed it.

  6. Comment by Brian in VA | 08.17.2015 | 2:46 pm

    I’ll do my cat impression, here.

    “Oh. You’re back. How nice. My food bowl is empty, how long before you fill it?”

    Seriously, can’t wait to hear the stories!

  7. Comment by Corrine | 08.17.2015 | 2:52 pm

    Can’t wait to hear all the stories. Good job Eric with finishing your first Leadville in under 12 hours even with a flat!!

  8. Comment by davidh-Marin,ca | 08.17.2015 | 5:35 pm

    Now I have to go back.

  9. Comment by MattC | 08.17.2015 | 8:51 pm

    So all the winners have been notified? Rats…Leroy’s dog told me I won something, and they were just slow in notifying me because they were really busy. And I gave him my credit card # too (he said they needed it to hold my prize). I should have known it was a scam when he sent me the email…I just figured he had bark-recognition software…(cuz everybody knows dogs can’t type). BAD DOG!

  10. Comment by Herb | 08.17.2015 | 10:30 pm

    Good job on finishing!

    My condolences go out to the guy who had a fatal heart attack during the race.

  11. Comment by Bicycle Bill | 08.18.2015 | 12:11 pm

    Likewise, Herb.  I read about it at (

    At least he died with his bike, doing something he wanted to be doing.  I only hope that I’m that lucky when the time comes to cash in my chips.



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