Just a Quick Note About 100MoN and Someone’s Awesome Generosity

09.29.2015 | 12:54 pm

I didn’t plan to post today (I feel like I’ve said everything I have to say about the 100 Miles of Nowhere), but I just had to show you this email I got today: 

I signed up for 100 MoN yesterday and just this morning read a number of the comments based on today’s post.

What got me was the number of people who want to help but do not have the funds for varying reasons.

My wife and I have had a good year and we always try to do our part.

So, with that said, I would propose to you (no, not that type of proposal) the following: Pick 4 people at random who mentioned finances and I will foot their registration fee. That will make 5 total registrations.

Not sure how you would do this or even if you are interested but I just can’t stomach the thought of someone wanting to participate but money being the issue.

Two caveats. They have to actually participate and anonymity for me.

If interested, let me know.

Long time reader and a true Clydesdale

I just…well, I don’t even know what to say.This is a sort of generosity and kindness that makes me glad I’ve stuck with this blog for ten years. It really does.

PS: Yes, I’ve sent email to four people who had commented they would be signing up if they had the money for it. Two have already replied, saying they’re in.


  1. Comment by Christina | 09.29.2015 | 12:58 pm

    (warm fuzzies)

  2. Comment by BostonCarlos | 09.29.2015 | 12:58 pm

    I love us. hahaha… good on ya true clyde. you’re what makes this blog so awesome to read. I mean… Fatty has a good part in it too, but the readership and the comments section really bring it home.

  3. Comment by Rob L | 09.29.2015 | 1:04 pm

    Thats awesome!

  4. Comment by Eric T. | 09.29.2015 | 1:10 pm

    Chapeau True Clyde!

  5. Comment by Tom in Albany | 09.29.2015 | 1:13 pm

    Friends of Fatty rock!!!

  6. Comment by Scott | 09.29.2015 | 1:26 pm

    Incredible generosity

  7. Comment by Skye | 09.29.2015 | 1:58 pm

    Ditto @BostonCarlos!

  8. Comment by Anon | 09.29.2015 | 2:04 pm

    (warm fuzzies)

  9. Comment by Matt | 09.29.2015 | 2:05 pm

    That’s fantastic! Bike people are awesome people.

  10. Comment by AKChick | 09.29.2015 | 2:46 pm

    That is SO amazing and awesome! Thank you to anonymous for their generosity!!!! I already signed up thanks to AK Permanent FUNd. So happy 4 more will get to enjoy the crazy silliness that is 100MoN!

  11. Comment by Jeff Dieffenbach | 09.29.2015 | 2:48 pm

    FatCyclist.com … the only place on the Internet where you SHOULD read the comments! [smile]

  12. Comment by Jim B | 09.29.2015 | 2:51 pm

    Like many people, I put off registering for two reasons. (1) 100MoN normally sells out, and I’m happy to let someone else do the work (2) it is late in the year and I’m not enthusiastic about cycling as I am in the spring.

    I waited as long as I could, hoping for a late sell-out, but apparently there are still some slots available. There’s one less slot now; I’m off to figure out the flattest loop I can find which also has no stop signs.

  13. Comment by Rocky | 09.29.2015 | 3:56 pm

    Well, I love that guy.

  14. Comment by leroy | 09.29.2015 | 3:58 pm

    Wow, nicely done!

  15. Comment by Tom | 09.29.2015 | 5:11 pm

    The donation is generous, but I really love the request for anonymity. It shows that the donor is giving because he/she believes in both the cause and the motivational power of working for a cause.

    I’m pretty sure that means that everybody involved wins.

  16. Comment by ScottR | 09.29.2015 | 5:27 pm

    Nicely done, anonymous Clyde!

  17. Comment by NZ Ev | 09.29.2015 | 5:32 pm

    Just goes to show that FOFs are the best

  18. Comment by Jenni | 09.29.2015 | 6:39 pm

    Absolutely freaking love it.

  19. Comment by Noel | 09.29.2015 | 7:15 pm

    What a wonderful gesture. Chapeau indeed.

  20. Comment by ClydeinKS | 09.29.2015 | 7:19 pm

    Standing golf clap to you TrueClyde, incredible gesture in paying it forward. FoF’s are AWESOME!

  21. Comment by Corrine | 09.29.2015 | 8:22 pm

    Wonderful, anonymous TrueClyde. You are outstanding!!! FoF are the best as everybody has already said!

  22. Comment by davidh-Marin,ca | 09.29.2015 | 8:41 pm

    @AC (anonymous Clyde)
    That day, a long way off. There’s a special Pie Table waiting in Heaven for you. A long way off.

  23. Comment by Cyclingjimbo | 09.29.2015 | 9:32 pm

    Just one more example of the kinds of friends Fatty and his ilk attract. Good on ya, Anonymous True Clydesdale, and good for Fatty’s followers. What a family we have here.

  24. Comment by Miles Archer | 09.29.2015 | 9:50 pm

    That’s very nice.

  25. Comment by Isaac | 09.30.2015 | 8:33 am

    FoFs are awesome.

  26. Comment by Ydna | 09.30.2015 | 9:03 am

    This guy is awesome. I did register at the 11th hour even though I haven’t ridden a bike in years and probably won’t anytime soon. Basically just doing it for the Camp donation. Long time reader/lurker to your blog, figured it was the least I could do to support you in some way for all the entertainment you’ve give me over the last few years. Thanks for everything you do.

  27. Comment by Flying Ute | 09.30.2015 | 10:27 am

    Good work Fellow Clydesdale!

  28. Comment by sr | 09.30.2015 | 11:28 am

    thank you, anon clyde!

  29. Comment by Kate | 09.30.2015 | 1:01 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful thing to do!

  30. Comment by Heidi | 10.1.2015 | 9:16 am

    Very, very cool.

  31. Comment by Bike Chick | 10.1.2015 | 3:14 pm

    I want to sign up but not sure what I would do – can I pay for someone else to do something? Let me know if this works.

  32. Comment by Jerry | 10.2.2015 | 10:31 am

    Well done. I get inspired by the generosity of people!


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