Well, the craziness has died down and the Foundry Cycles Tradesman Voting contest is over. I must say it was long and intense. It sort of took over my whole month, and I became obsessed. On Monday night the 30th of April, I resigned myself to the realization that the new bike was going to Gus Hemingway, a fierce competitor up in Michigan. Oh well, I did give it my best shot, short of making enemies of everyone and we all tried.
Tuesday morning dawned bright and early and I was up frantically finishing book edits for Mike Geary and my new book due out on Amazon Kindle soon, The Flat Belly Kitchen Diet. I took a quick look at Foundry’s Facebook page and saw they had posted the final results–just like I thought. No big surprises here. Well, back to work.
I snuck a glance at my own FB page, thinking I should write some sort of nice comment thanking everyone for all the incredible support and encouragement. Nothing like fellow cyclists supporting a cause, that fierce competitiveness shows up and–I love this–my friends did not want to give up. I had people sending me messages at the 11th hour trying to figure out ways we could overcome that 400 vote advantage.
Nice post on my FB wall from my fellow Momentum teammate. Wait! What??? He said, “Cat, looks like you got a Foundry bike after all!” Huh?? I hadn’t had enough coffee to fully process this…
I took a look again at Foundry’s FB page. The little “see more” under the winner’s announcement was something I missed the first time.
I saw my name under the list of winners. Utter amazement.
Then that awesome delightful feeling like a kid on Christmas morning…
OMG!! I just won a Foundry BIKE!!!
Most fun was telling all those folks who really helped me out. Nothing like putting your heart and soul into something and then realizing all that work brought forth the results you wanted. WOW!!
I just gotta say, I have some totally awesome friends and I am a bit blown away by that. In the grand scheme of things, it was just a contest, but I really found out how supportive everyone can be.
You guys all rock. Totally.
So, a Foundry Auger will soon be making its appearance in a venue near you. I will be doing a lot of riding on it as soon as it comes. I can’t wait! I also can’t wait for CX season, because I am really going to put this new tool to work.
Stay tuned for the Auger Adventure here. We DID IT! You rock. Thank you!
Foundry Cycles, Team Awesome
Catherine (Cat) Ebeling RN BSN, is a back to basics diet and nutrition specialist. In addition to her advanced degree in nursing from a major medical school, she has spent the last 30 years intensely studying diet, health and nutrition. She also has a book titled “The Fat Burning Kitchen, Your 24 Hour Diet Transformation” that has sold over 60,000 copies worldwide, and has helped thousands of people transform their lives, lose weight and improve their health.
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