A Prize and Timing Note from Fatty: Quite a few people have been asking whether they can still enter the contest, and when winners will be announced. Here are the answers:
- The contest goes ’til Friday, December 11, at noon, MST. ‘Til then, you can still enter the contest. Click here for the LiveStrong Page, and click here for the World Bicycle Relief page.
- Winners will be notified on Friday and Saturday. I’ll email and call winners as soon as possible on Friday. If I can’t reach them on Friday, I’ll try Saturday morning. I’ll announce the winners as soon as I get confirmation from all of them.
By the way, our total amount raised is now up to $115,871. Incredible!
Here’s something that will surprise exactly nobody who has read this blog for more than a couple weeks: I don’t actually know all that much about professional sports. Apart from cycling I don’t watch any pro sports at all, and I follow pro cycling with what I would call an “active-but-not-obsessive” interest.
Which is to say, when I look at the roster for Team RadioShack, there are quite a few names I do not recognize. And that’s kind of embarrassing, since I’m going to be riding with them all in a couple days.
So, in preparation, I am preparing Team RadioShack flash cards, and learning their names.
Fortunately, I already speak fourteen languages, so that barrier will not be a problem. Ok, actually I only speak English and a little Finnish. But I can do the Monty Python-style French accent very convincingly, so I think that should count as a language too.
Today, then, I am asking for your help. I am going to be riding and eating and talking with these guys. Who should I seek out? What should I ask? What do you want to know? What do you want pictures (and video) of?
You guys are the ones who made it possible for me to go to this camp; I’m going to bring back the stuff you’re interested in.
Also, you should know that I’m coming loaded, camera-wise. Specifically:
- The helmetcam
- The digital camera
- A Flip Mino HD
Also, I’m told that there’ll be someone on hand taking video and pictures during the stay, and that I’ll have access to those, too.
So the big problem will be what images and video to show from the huge pile I expect to amass.
The other problem will be the fact that there’s no possible way in the world that I will be able to hang with these guys. At all.
Please, please, please let it be a “rest” day for the team.
PS: What would be suitable “thank you” gifts to bring to the team?