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Old 01-02-2014, 07:31 PM   #16
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This is a great idea, and I am probably a typical target. love to ride, have a bunch of longer adventure rides "on deck" if the opportunity arises, but typically only get to a few of them during the year. I am going to ride anyway, so reviewing gear, earning points, etc would be a plus. Winning a bike or a trip would not be the main motivation, but it is a tangible goal and even if you don't win, it gets you out when you might not otherwise do so. I'd be willing...
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:03 PM   #17
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:56 AM   #18
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Laugh How do I.

How can I make this a lifestyle/job?
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:02 PM   #19
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Subscribed! I like where this is headed!
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:19 PM   #20
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Become a trophy husband. I am working on it
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:36 AM   #21
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I think this is a great idea

If I can afford it I would love to get involved
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:12 PM   #22
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Great Idea - How About....?

As an older guy just shifting from road to adventure riding, this program has a lot of appeal to expand my (any rider's) horizons..... If the program is "high points takes the prize" ..... then a 40 something guy or gal who cashed out on a computer company IPO would have all the time and resources to chase the win against a Joe six pack with a mortgage and kid in college who doesn't have the time or budget to ride at the same level.

How bout this...have the buy in at the suggested $100 to assure some level of seriousness, and folks can chase points to the extent they can. Have maybe three tiers Bronze, Silver, and Gold, with a minimum number of points required to get to each level. "Everyone" who scores say Silver, gets entered in a drawing for that level's award. Those who make Gold are in the drawing for the bike. Each level prize would be worth enough more than the buy-in fee to motivate. You could do something special to recognize the absolute points winner too.

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Old 01-04-2014, 01:34 PM   #23
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Interesting idea...

I like the concept and the "entry" fee is certainly not so high as to be a barrier for many.

As with most things, the devil will be in the details ...coming up with a wide variety of ways to earn points, tracking/validating points, marketing the concept to Mfr's, Rally/Event Organizers, etc.

I look forward to hearing more about how points might be earned and over what time frame during the year. Might put those pitiful souls up North at a severe disadvantage...

Will ponder this...
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:10 PM   #24
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Question And there's these...

Roaming Rally in Canada

Sandblast Rally in South Carolina

CroMag Campout in Vermont

AltRider Conserve the Ride in Pennsylvania

Are points awarded for *any* event attended or contest authorized events only? There are many things going on in all parts of the country. Some may not be as well known.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:18 PM   #25
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Cool2 Lemme know when the dust settles

Better minds than mine will figure out the details. I'm subscribed to the thread and ready to roll!
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:53 AM   #26
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..... then a 40 something guy or gal who cashed out on a computer company IPO would have all the time and resources to chase the win against a Joe six pack....

.... Have maybe three tiers Bronze, Silver, and Gold, with a minimum number of points required to get to each level. "Everyone" who scores say Silver, gets entered in a drawing for that level's award.
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As with most things, the devil will be in the details ...coming up with a wide variety of ways to earn points, tracking/validating points, marketing the concept to Mfr's, Rally/Event Organizers, etc.
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Are points awarded for *any* event attended or contest authorized events only? There are many things going on in all parts of the country. Some may not be as well known.

Yes, the details.

When it comes to figuring what scores points, there will definitely be a list of events that count, but that list should come from the community.

For events, pretty much anything that isn't a race would count. So, no Sandblast, but yes CroMag, Roaming Rally, Conserve the Ride, The GS Giant, Adventure RAid... assuming you check in, make posts here or other forums, and share it on your Facebook page. If anyone has suggestions, please post them here.

For individual rides, there will be routes and destinations across the country that can be ridden at any time, as well rewards for sharing new routes.

While I glossed over the "other" prizes in my OP (to keep it short and high-level), the idea of scoring tiers qualifying you to win prizes awarded by chance would help keep more people engaged, thanks Jeff!

And there will to be some mechanisms to level the field as much as possible, so that someone with way too much time on their hands can't run away with the show... :noon

And last, I think that scoring could well be a social experience in itself. I have budgeted to pay 5 scorekeepers a modest amount to process scoring requests. And I see the need for an "I call bullshit" committee to handle protests of questionable claims.

*Ideally* much of this would be automated in future years, but this is a bootstraps effort. I hope to be able to fund the development through sponsorships gained this year.

To that end, points will *definitely* be awarded to riders that send e-mails to potential sponsors... Please send out e-mails to those you think would be good, post the link to this thread on their FB pages.... and then PM me here to document your work.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:55 AM   #27
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I'd be in, Ian, just for the fun of it It would be a great way to win entry fees for races :yeah and boy do I go through some parts, thats for sure
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:57 AM   #28
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This sounds great Ian, can't wait to get home and read more about it......

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Old 01-07-2014, 06:53 AM   #29
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Count me in. I have had a blast at past events you have put together.
Interesting feedback about competition vs luck of the draw on the grand prize. I would think that when you combine the skills challenge along with posting on social media, attending events, contacting sponsors, etc, it would even the playing field.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:58 AM   #30
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Cool! My work and kid responsibilities will limit too much far away riding over the next 10 years but this looks interesting.
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