Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Win A Team Sandy Tee - Contest

Hi Gang -

If you've purchased, but not yet received, a hat, it is on its way to you right now. I have just a few leftover RAAM tees (and plenty of hats, though that may change after this weekend).   These are nice, wicking performance tees, fully sublimated to match my race jerseys.  I'll want to save a few tees for sponsors and such, but - I've decided to give one away to a lucky reader....so I'm holding a contest.

Contest Rules: Simple!

  1. Post your guess as a comment to this blog post. (If you have trouble doing this, email me at sandyearl@gmail.com with your guess, but do try to post it  - because seeing all the guesses is half the fun!). 
  2. First correct guess wins - your choice of available sizes. 
  3. If you already OWN a Team Sandy tee, you can guess, but you're not eligible to win. You know who you are. 
  4. Multiple guesses are okay, but I'll only count your LAST one, so make it good. 
  5. I'll TRY TO post feedback on guesses (getting warmer...), but no guarantees on timeliness. 
  6. Contest entry period ends midnight 5/31/2010. 
  7. If no one guesses correctly, I will award the tee to the person with the Most Entertaining (But Still Logically Reasonable) guess.  
OK...drumroll....for your shot at fame, immortality, and a really hot tee shirt, answer me this: 

Sandy has had almost 250,000 (what!!!) since 11/1/2009?

So - what is it? Bugs on the windshield? Holes in her socks? What's the significance of 11/1? I'll warn you right away that this is obscure. Someone out there just might be able to put it together, though. 

45 comments:

  1. Hours of changing flats?
    Miriam

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  2. Alex says it's York Peppermint Patties. Hopefully they were the bite-sized ones.

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  3. Not close yet - anyone. Alex - 250,000 YPPs would be quite a challenge! Even the minis...that'd be 50,000 kcal/day. And think of all the wrappers! This is really obscure. The 5/31 date is also significant, so watch for more info and hints. @Dirt - even at a stately 75rpm 250k pedal revs would be about 55 hours of training.

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  4. calories eaten

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  5. Blades of grass in your yard? You said it was obscure! Man, I want that shirt.

    Mark
    Big Cat HPV

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  6. Calories eaten is way under - more like 500k (2500/d). The B.C. (Big Cat) is closest so far at hitting the right range on the obscure meter, and also at coming up with something that's in the right range numerically (blades of grass) - but is no closer to barking up the right tree than anyone else.
    First hint: the contest ends on 5/31 to remember the ONE athlete I knew who would've figured this out immediately, and been sure enough of her answer to post her T-shirt size.
    This may not help you much - stay tuned for more....

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  7. Life time miles on a bicycle - the million mile worman.

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  8. Questions about RAAM?

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  9. applications for crew on various ultra events

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  10. How about calories eaten in the form of York Peppermit Patties (only an average of 8 or so a day)! Admit it, you could do it!!

    Bill
    Team Raven Lunatics!!

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  11. Oh, another thought!

    Bugs in you teeth from riding???

    YUK!

    Bill
    Team Raven Lunatics!!

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  12. @JHM - web hits are off by an order of magnitude, but we're workin' it, no? @Bill - Hm...you're not correct, but - definitely doable!!! @Joe - That would be a LOT of k's. - again, likely an order of magnitude off.

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  13. @Bill - Yuk is right. But also incorrect. At >1k bugs/day that would be quite the protein supplement...Western Oregon has a low-bug season from Nov-Feb so..nope. @Mark - that's a solid number for ft climbed - but not on the right track, I'm afraid...plus you know I don't track stats that close.

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  14. Minutes of being the luckiest gal in the world? The math is a bit off, but at least it's the right order of magnitude! :)

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  15. Dogs that have chased you while on your bike?
    Miriam

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  16. Miles since you got your new bent
    Miriam

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  17. Citations for disorderly conduct!

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  18. The red lights you have ran since you got your bent
    Miriam

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  19. @Joan - nice, but - hard to call that one obscure!! Colleen knows me too well! Still...nope. Smaller.

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  20. 250,000 times you had wished the sun would come out for training?

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  21. Gray hairs? *grin*

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  22. David - Team Raven LunaticsMay 27, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    I know I know "brain cells die". How else do you explain why Sandy wants to do solo raam again!

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  23. Colleen...a girl never tells! Sven - yuck! David - O: I think the number must be far higher! Miriam - you're winning on at-bats...keep trying.
    Clue 3: When I'm at 250,000 I will have run out, and I expect to run out the day I leave for Oceanside.
    (Reprise: Clue 2: "OUTSIDE"...Clue 1: I knew someone who would have guessed this intuitively...and I'll post more about that on Monday)

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  24. Bikegasms. Thats easy... (apparently)

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  25. David - Team Raven LunaticsMay 28, 2010 at 6:11 AM

    Times Flashed by someone who's namne starts with A........?

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  26. David - Team Raven LunaticsMay 28, 2010 at 6:21 AM

    Latte Bars, you made up a huge batch of latte bars and are consuming them until it is time to leave! You need to learn to share :-)

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  27. Miles ridden by her Bike Friday customers.

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  28. OOps.. Clue 3. Nope...don't want you running out of breath!!!

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  29. Gett'n too analytical over here:
    7 months (11/1/09 to 6/4/2010)
    about 35,700 a month
    or 1190 a day
    or 49.6 an hour
    or about 1 a minute. Hmmmmmmmmmm

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  31. Bill -- Team Raven Lunatics

    Calories from you the batch of Honey Stinger Cherry-Dark Chocolate Protein Bars you got when they first became a sponsor?

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  32. Bill - Team Raven Lunatics

    Last guess....(well maybe)

    Vitamin D Supplement IU per day

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  33. DING!DING!DING!!! WE HAVE A WINNER. 44 tries, but - Bill, you win the astute reader award. That's...actually....right...not per day, but sum total - 250,000 IU supplemental Vitamin D down the hatch since the sun...stopped...shining.
    More later on this...

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