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DaveInDenver
07-07-2008, 08:13 PM
Sorry for the spam.

I have a favor to ask of you guys. My neighbor Matt is trying to get into a huge ride out in California put on by Santa Cruz Bikes. It's a 70 mile race, brutal ride. But it's a voted-in thing, top 4 men and top 4 women get an invitation and a free bike. It's pretty neat actually. Right now he's 4th in voting and we'd like to get him in for sure, so if you could vote it would just be keen. Please consider following the link and ticking up his vote tally.


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http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/hellridefive/voteforpedro.php?hellrider=1&userid=0488

Hi Everyone-

I've got some exciting news. I have advanced to the semifinals of the Santa Cruz Hellride Mountain Bike Race. For those of you not familiar with the race, it's essentially "Survivor" meets mountain bike racing. It's a 70 mile course in Northern California that only 4 riders in the U.S and Canada are chosen to race in. I'm made it to the final 16 riders and I need your help. Please go to the link above and vote for me. You'll receive a confirmation email that you must also click on to make your vote official. You can only vote once with each email account. Please pass this message along to anyone you know that would vote for me!! Siblings, parents, girlfriends, co-workers, kids…….whoever! If I get picked and win the race I receive a Santa Cruz mountain bike worth over $6000!! I've got a great chance of winning this thing. Please excuse the cheesy youtube video!! I promise to be a better cyclist than actor!!

Thanks in Advance for Your Vote-
Matt Smith

art hog
07-07-2008, 08:23 PM
I voted. He owes me a wheelie ridding lesson

MDH33
07-07-2008, 08:54 PM
I voted. He needs to sport a Rising Sun sticker on his bike if he gets in. :thumb:

DaveInDenver
07-07-2008, 09:03 PM
Trust me, if our Rising Sun votes get him into the ride we'll be looking at a block-wide party! BTW, just this evening he has gone up to 3rd. Cool.

Caribou Sandstorm
07-07-2008, 09:04 PM
I voted and also voted for the Crested Butte lady.

wesintl
07-07-2008, 09:17 PM
I voted and also voted for the Crested Butte lady.

x2.

where do you see how many votes everyone has. :confused:

DaveInDenver
07-07-2008, 09:28 PM
Current results:
http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/hellridefive/results.php

Convert
07-07-2008, 09:37 PM
Voted :thumb:

ttubb
07-07-2008, 09:58 PM
Got my vote! TT

RicardoJM
07-07-2008, 10:31 PM
My vote is in.

wesintl
07-07-2008, 10:41 PM
Nice Hub Ricardo :thumb:

corsair23
07-07-2008, 10:43 PM
Done!

Good luck to him :thumb:

Hulk
07-08-2008, 12:15 AM
Voted. Good luck to him!

Maddmatt
07-08-2008, 09:22 AM
OK, I voted but it was because of the Aussie and the sweet Jerry Reed soundtrack :D :D :D

DaveInDenver
07-08-2008, 09:32 AM
Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin',
We're gonna do what they say can't be done.
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I'm eastbound, just watch ol' Bandit run.

treerootCO
07-08-2008, 10:02 AM
voted

Jacket
07-08-2008, 10:05 AM
In

Hulk
07-08-2008, 10:41 AM
I sent the link out to a bunch of 'Net friends. He's up another 50 since I went to bed last night at 2 a.m.

DaveInDenver
07-08-2008, 10:53 AM
I saw him this morning on the way out the door. I told him I let a few people know about it... Yesterday evening he was sitting on the bubble of 4th and now he's knocking on the top spot. He was sorta preparing himself not to make it, so now he's GOT to represent out in California. Plus, he said heck yeah to the BBQ, so we got that going for us.

Corbet
07-08-2008, 12:13 PM
done

mtncrsr
07-08-2008, 02:00 PM
I voted. Hope he gets in and wins. Sounds like a grueling race.

nakman
07-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Ok, I voted.

DaveInDenver
07-08-2008, 06:49 PM
Dang, Matt's tied for first place. Thanks! Can you taste that celebratory BBQ and beer yet?

Convert
07-08-2008, 07:31 PM
Bring on the BBQ and Beer :thumb:

Hants
07-08-2008, 07:32 PM
Just voted. Matt's at 995, next two are 988 and 987....

wesintl
07-08-2008, 08:12 PM
and the first to break 1k. bring it home matt! When is the voting over Dave?

DaveInDenver
07-08-2008, 08:47 PM
Sometime Friday, not sure if that means midnight or something.

Oh, how about some music:
http://www.armbrusterweb.com/public/music/j_reed_ebounddown.mp3

subzali
07-09-2008, 07:28 AM
voted :thumb:

DaveInDenver
07-11-2008, 04:55 PM
Just thought I would bump this thread, seems voting is closed and according to the results tally, Matt should safely be in.

http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/hellridefive/results.php

Will update once I hear more, but most recent numbers have him in 2nd place. I'm sure the voting officials are diligently checking that no dead Chicago politicians voted twice and what-not.

Hulk
07-11-2008, 05:10 PM
Voting is over. Looks like he is in!

Dora
07-11-2008, 05:13 PM
I voted the other day but forgot to tell everyone. Have a great weekend. Hope he gets in!

corsair23
07-11-2008, 05:28 PM
:cool:

DaveInDenver
07-26-2008, 05:57 PM
Update. I saw Matt's brother last night and he told me Matt got in. I haven't seem much of Matt lately and it's apparent why. He's been riding A LOT! He was riding up around Breck this weekend. Let you know more as I know it, but it seems our vote rigging worked... Now it's up to Matt to represent and bring home the glory for Colorado.

DaveInDenver
07-30-2008, 11:53 AM
http://www.santacruzbicycles.com/hellridefive/competitors.php

Matt leaves tomorrow for Kalifornia. His competition is:
Aaron, IT dude from New York
Kurt, ski/bike bum (i.e. carpenter) from Fernie, BC
Doug, fast old guy from Sherman Oaks, CA

BTW, Kristin from Boulder also got in.

The word is that there are two brand new bikes given away to the two winners. I think that means the two non-pro competitors who beat the others, not necessarily the pros. Will let you know what happens.