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First of all I want to thank the hundreds of people who went out and shared the magic of their morning ride with us over Christmas. The competition wasn’t restricted to a particular type of camera this time, but it’s amazing how far things have come in such a short time with camera phone technology. As we’ve seen, if you get the right light and composition you can capture some spectacular images.
I have to admit that the voting system to choose the winners was not ideal. Of course choosing the “best” photos is a subjective thing so the fairest thing to do is leave it up to the people’s choice (which inevitably turns into a social media popularity contest). However, it would have cost a lot of money in web development costs to create a voting system specifically for this contest which I could not justify.
In any case, I used the most fairest voting mechanism I could think of while trying to eliminate scamming and multiple votes. In the end I think we have some fantastic winning photos and I congratulate everyone who made it to the finals.
The Grand Prize winner of a set of Giant P-SLR01 Deep Dish Wheels is…
The First Place winner of a Cell Bikes Custom Fixie is…
The Second Place winner of a set of Bont Vaypor shoes is…
The Third Place winner of a set of Rapha ProTeam jersey and Knicks is…
The Fourth Place winner of a BMC jersey, knicks, cap, and waterbottles is….
The Fifth Place winner of some Zero RH+ Sunglasses (Team Lampre edition) is….
My Personal Favorites
Where are a few photos that made it to the finals but didn’t win which are personal favorites of mine. For this highly subjective achievement I’ll award each of you with a Rapha t-shirt (your choice of color).
Congratulations to the winners and chapeau all who took the time to submit these fantastic photos. If your photo is up here please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.