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Thursday, August 13

Where do we go from here?

I have to admit I was a bit surprised yesterday. I didn't get one proposal in the form of a riddle, haiku, or short story from a athletic nutritional supplemental foodstuff company after requesting it from the masses. Surely this is must be an oversight on their part, as I can't imagine that there wouldn't be any company that wouldn't wanna jump at the opportunity to be associated with the goings on here at Bad Idea Racing. Seriously, I've got to be the top humor oriented, endurance racing, college educated, semi-successful, five time a week blogger out there on the interweb with a demographic tilt towards mid pack placing men in the 30-45 age group (with an abnormally large following of high school girls... they find me dreamy). What more could they want?

Since I have no nutrition sponsor for this weekend I decided I'd go old school. I made a phone call yesterday, and I musta got ahold of the decision maker:

"Yes, this is Rich Dillen, the top humor oriented, endurance racing, college educated, semi-successful, five time a week blogger. I have a very important race this weekend and I was wondering if you would like to sponsor me in a nutritional manner? It would be very beneficial to your company's image to be associated with someone important like me."

"Uhhhhhh... we have a special on a one topping large pizza for $12.99. Would you like to do that sir?"

And just like that the relationship was born from my need for food and their need for massive exposure. I'm pleased to announce my new race food sponsor....

Suck on that Hammer, Clif Bar, Infinit, Gu, FRS, Powerbar, Honey Stinger, and all you other companies that missed the boat. I can't believe you'd let an outsider like Domino's get the better of you, but I feel as if you have all left me with no other option at this juncture.

So I'm going old school at the Fool's Gold 100 this year. Pizza for lunch followed by a sensible pizza supper, and pizza for breakfast the morning of the race. Then the plan is to live off the land during the actual event. I don't think it will make much of a difference if I stop to fill my bottles and grab a handful of junk food at the aid stations this go around. Sure, it means "The Pflug" will put a little more time on me on his way to ultimate victory, but it will save me the time and effort of premixing a bunch of bottles, loading a mess of drop bags, and sorting all that shit out when I get home.

I'll be raffling off the empty pizza box (after I autograph it) at the Fool's Gold this weekend. Talk to Namrita or Eddie about how to get your chance at a piece of cycling history. Make sure you don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. Proceeds from the raffle will be used on my next large pizza for the Shenandoah 100.

Mike Piazza is ready to get Awesome.

Are you?

12 comments:

Tomi said...

Will there be a collector's edition cup release, for the soon to be revitalized 'pizza in a cup' circus stand?

ridn29s said...

Hey Dicky, I think you've hit on a moneymaker! You should release a signature line of TeamDicky Pizza Bars. Imagine a packable, carb filled, tasty snack bar in jazzy flavors like Piazzaroni, StandAndMashroom, SingleSpeedSausage, or EndoEggplant.... You could be your own sponsor then.

kevin b said...

New bottle cages? Whats up with that?

Mike said...

Careful there, Rich. Bike messenger plus pizza? That sounds like a slippery slope leading to a second career. You know those sponsorship deals are a two-way street and always include you doing something for them. If they hand you one of those nuclear powered pizza warmers and an address, look out. Bike messengers are 1,000 times cooler than pizza delivery guys. Don't dilute your cool.

dicky said...

The new cages were a necessary evil. The Bonty's were giving up the ghost, or more to the point, water bottles. After losing a bottle at least three of four times in the last few races I've done I decided to retire them to spare bike duty.

Peter Keiller said...

doritos is the new ranch olde school cool sponsor of speedsters everywhere.

not that domino's ISN'T okay...but it is like riding a fix drinking pabst...kinda predictable.

Anonymous said...

ewww. Meat topping pizza Ridn29ers? Meat is murder. Dicky would never endorse a meat product.

ridn29s said...

oops - forgot to mention they would all be "vegan" pizza

TheMutt said...

Jeez, I wish I would have known that you were willing to try Dominos; I could have hooked you up. My contract with them gives me 3 medium pizzas for $5. That covers my nutritional needs for weekend training rides and races.

kevin b said...

I could hook you up with some local Honey, but that's about all.

Anonymous said...

Fully agree! It sure is strange how difficult it is to get sponsorship from bike companies and such. Yet, banks, vehicle manufactures, fast food joints etc... will sponsor in a second flat...
all the bad stuff in life is really good stuff for they provide sponsorship...

I personally wouldn't wear a fast food sponsorship logo... against my religion... but, if you need the dough, you need the dough...

(kind of wonder how the government gets caught up in the sht it does - bailing out the banks and automobile manufactures... too dependent on them...)

just make sure you diversify and don't become too dependent on one sponsor... have many... many means more dough... not one influence...
and if the za begins to suck... then pull out...

Anonymous said...

oh yah... forgot to mention as well - stay away from dark men from seatle. I'm in vancouver... some dark skin man just tried to pick me up in the wirlpool...
"want a message"
f-k no, get lost...

if your sponsor does this to you. Run!