Thursday, August 6, 2009

Some Sad News

By now many of you probably know that Fat Cyclist's wife Susan passed away last night. Fat Cyclist is the Patron of cycling bloggers, and his strength, graciousness, and good humor is well-known to all who follow him. It's a rare thing to both entertain and inspire people the way Fatty does, and I know he in turn draws entertainment and inspiration from his readers. That is the best kind of success. (That, and all the free bike stuff he gets.) So as a fan and fellow blogger I'd just like to take this knuckle tattoo-free moment to once again thank him and to wish both him and his family the best, and I hope you'll join me in thinking fondly of them all on your commute this morning, or at your destination if you're already there, or on your your couch if you get to sit home all day.

--BSNYC

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

RIP Susan.

Tom G. said...

God Bless you Susan.

And God bless Fatty and his family in this time of grief.

Take the Lord's wheel when your suffering. He'll help you over the climb.

Mr Donkey said...

very sad indeed.

my sincerest condolences.

bob909 said...

amen, sister

kale said...

RIP

MINGUStheMECHANIC said...

I seriously can't believe it. Reading every day, he and susan have become like distant family. This weekend I'm riding for susan.

ant1 said...

SUSAN1st!

Lazy Lowrydr said...

Another Angel in Heaven and an empty spot here. Go with grace Susan, condolences Fatty, family and friends.

stream of nothing said...

Well said Snob.
RIP Susan

Peter said...

Rest Susan and stay strong Fatty

Spankye said...

Sad to hear, RIP Susan.

Driver Bob said...

RIP Susan, and all strength to Fatty and his family at this difficult and painful time.

Sincere condolences

DB

Boz said...

Her suffering at long last has stopped.
Peace for Susan and her family.

Luck E. Seven said...

REME MBER



.-

Bun E said...

Fight Like Susan

Drew Scott said...

If only I could come close to Fatty and Susan's outlook on life. "She led the charge. She showed the rest of us how to fight: with determination, focus, creativity, and outrageous endurance."

mikeweb said...

R.I.P. Susan.

Her bravery and the strength of Fatty and his family have been truly inspirational.

Daddo said...

FIGHT LIKE SUSAN!

Anonymous said...

RIP, Susan.

panino said...

condoleances fatty

mikeweb said...

Check out the Twin Six clothing page.

Another friend of Fatty...

g said...

sincere condolences and a moment of commenting silence
...

Anonymous said...

I only hope to experience the love you shared
I only wish to possess the strength you showed
Rest peacefully Susan

db said...

The courage that family has shown throughout the ordeal has been amazing. Take care, Elden and family.

Will Handsfield said...

Elden, you and Susan are an inspiration.

leroy said...

When one considers the family Susan and Elden have raised and the fight against cancer Susan and Elden led and still lead, how can anyone doubt that Susan won?

My prayer for Elden is that some day soon he finds himself thinking about the good Susan and he have done, the family he and Susan have raised and that he smiles. A lot.

I know all of our hearts go out to him and his family.

libertyonbikes! said...

Snob,
Thanks for supporting Fatty.
This is when the bike blogging community feels like family.

It's strange,
how one chance encounter can have
life changing effects.

I never followed blogs,
I just rode.

One day I rode with Jason
from ROCBIKE.COM,
he recommended BSNYC, FATTY
and GWADZILLA.

As I started following your blog,
I finally created an account so I could comment, all the times I nearly spit coffee on my monitor,
or out my nose.

And it is so easy to identify with
Elden, being a father, an escapee from Utah, and having family fighting breast cancer (one named Susan too). As you have made me laugh at the absurd, Fatty has shown me sides of family strength,
and being a dad that I hope I never have to endure.

Now Jason & I will be riding the Philly event. I hope that anyone here, that is within a train ride/
drive of Philly, will sign on for Fatty, or at least donate.

Even though your feelings of charity rides is warranted, I would hope even you sign up -
obviously under some alias.

Thank you for supporting a truely great guy, in the most trying time.

Scott Rosenbaum said...

well said...

Anonymous said...

thankyou fatty....a true inspiration

Vance said...

What an amazing little machine, the bicycle. Thank you Susan for being the type of cyclist that makes me proud to ride. Thank you for all you have done for your fellow man. Thank you for sharing so much of what was just not enough time.

Best wishes to friends and family.

frilly said...

It is indeed a sad day.

FIGHT LIKE SUSAN

Disgruntl Ed. said...

My condolences.

Daddo said...

charity rides can be great..

we just had a BLAST at the Pan Mass Challenge (after adding a day from Stockbridge to Sturbridge)

Mark T said...

Your sharp wit is excelled only by your class. Nice one...

L.A. Food Urchin said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Fatty. If only we all had Susan's strength.

Shram said...

Good on you for dropping the sarcasm and honoring and respecting Fatty and his family, Snob.

I don't overly relate to Fatty, or even think he's that funny, but damn if I didn't read every single post and mist up at work on more than one occasion. A good guy and a good fight.

It took this to finally make me donate to his Livestrong cause. Hopefully he keeps up the blog, and the fight.

WIN4 SUSN

innerlighter said...

When you can allow yourself to pick up your bike again Fatty, all your rides will be tandem...

too sad to say said...

I HATE CANCER, WANT TO KICK ITS FREAKING ASS UP AND DOWN THE STREET !!!!!!!

Lantern Rouge said...

RIP Susan.

Ant1 - Nice touch.

ant1 said...

Snob,

Please post something funny today, if you can, to distract us from all this sadness. God knows I need it.

Surly Bastard said...

We heard the sad news this morning. Though we don't really know Fatty and his family personally, it feels like we do. It was a heroic, and brave fight, and you and Fatty made us part of it. Our best to Fatty and his family in this tough time. We wish them well, and hope they'll find some strength and hope in all the good wishes and prayers from we distant "strangers."

hillbilly said...

All the best to you, elden, you have done a ton, proud to be a member of team fatty.

Astroluc said...

God bless Fatty's work and my sympathies go to him and his family in time of grief.

In heaven there is no head-wind,
there are no buses that do not signal, no wanton pedestrians, no pot-holes, no bonking, and all the bikes glide effortlessly while being infinitely compliant, both vertically and laterally.


truly a better place.

Anonymous said...

Nicely said Snob. You're a good man.

bikesgonewild said...

...lots of love, fatty...you're an amazingly righteous guy...

...both you & susan fought hard...keep up the fight...

alex said...

Fight like Susan....my preyers are with the family....

Jason said...

real tuff loss for all...

please know my thoughts are with you and yours fatty

Mad Jack McMad said...

My condolences to Fatty, his family and everyone who knew Susan.

Salty Seattle said...

Thank you, Snob, for sharing this.

I had to stop reading Fatty's page, because I was crying at work too much. I cried again today.

Be sure to join the comment thread on Fatty's page, if you haven't already. At times like this, there's never too much love.

wishiwasmerckx said...

May the G-d of Abraham, Issac and Jacob comfort the mourners of Zion.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Fatty's post has garnered 1,776 comments.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace, Susan.

Stay strong, Fatty.

Richard said...

My heartfelt condolences.

Kurt Vonnegut is King said...

What a tremendous loss. God Bless.

Dan O said...

Man - that's tough. By following his blog, feel like I know these people a bit.

Really tough for the kids. Wow.

I hope they all pull through this okay.

Andrew said...

Great to see this..really amazing..


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Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

I joined Team Fatty after following his blog forever and I have to say it's been a wonderful experience. Susan was an angel and will be deeply missed.

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