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Living Strong

7 Aug

The last 24 hours have been really hard for a lot of people.  I personally have never had anyone that close to me pass away.  Its been cause for a lot of reflection and mourning.

If there is one thing that I’ve learned from Susan and Elden during their battle with cancer it’s what does it mean to Live Strong.

Since it all began I’ve told Elden over and over again, “I don’t know how you do it.”  He just keeps on keeping on.  the dude is amazingly strong and brings that strength to everything he does.

Susan lived strong and Elden continues to live strong.  I hope to live a little bit stronger having known them both.

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Philly Tibbble

24 Jul

Those words sound really good together and Tibbble is so cool it should have 3 b’s.  While the locations couldn’t be further apart they are closely related.

I signed up as a fundraiser for Livestrong Philly team like a decade ago as a member of Team Fatty of course.   After riding Tibbble with Elden today I remembered that the Philly ride is only 30 days away.

Elden in wonderland:

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I work well under pressure and get a lot of shit done when the heat is on.  It’s on.  Good thing I am a high functioning procrastinator I only have 30 days until the big ride to raise at least $250.

Here’s the deal:  Every $5 donation gets you a chance to win a years supply of CarboRocket in whatever flavors you want (a $250 value value)  Just click here or the pink Fatcyclist jersey in the side bar and you are on your way.  It’s only $5 and it goes towards a great cause, you should donate anyway, and as an added bonus you will have the most exceptional odds of winning a years supply of CarboRocket shipped right to your door.

You only have until August 15th so get donating and if you want to ride Tibbble remember to bring gears, even Rick and Sam had to walk.

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Win Susan!

Fish Q

7 Sep

That’s what I call it but there wasn’t no fish to eat only Fish cookin’ up some of the tastiest Q you ever had. Pulled pork, choripan, the best chicken I have ever eaten, marinated grilled steak and various other meats. I only mention meat cause that’s all I ate and ate and ate. I didn’t want to fill up on the salads.

Some local hipsters barely able to stand and smile after several pounds of meat. I have no idea what those things protecting their eyes are, meat splatter protectors?

some of the female carnivores trying to figure out the marinade ingredients. Good luck.

Special thanks to Fish for all the effort and great food. I can only imagine how much it cost. I don’t know how one person pulls off grilling a gazillion pounds of meat and still manage to serve all that meat with a smile.

Thanks! I can’t wait for next year.

Win Susan

8 May

A lot of people have asked me how they can help Elden and Susan with the battle they are fighting. Thanks to Kenny Jones it’s pretty easy.

Kenny has set up a trust account at his bank that is linked to a PayPal donation account at WinSusanNelson@gmail.com

Elden and Susan can use the funds at their discretion and nobody needs to guess at what they might need.

You don’t even need a PayPal account to help out, just click on the donate button at Kenny’s Photo and use a credit card.

Elden and Susan and family, we love you! You and your family are in our thoughts and hearts. Keep fighting!

Fighting for Susan

4 May

I had all kinds of things to write about today but they all seem so trivial. Don’t go check out Fatty’s post unless you have several hours to cry and wrestle with your feelings. I had no idea I was such a crybaby. I liked Bob’s idea about posting a pic of the “Pink Jersey” and letting it speak for itself.