# Yay, first place! (but not for long) January 21, 2008 2:30 PM   Subscribe

The Icycle challenge is nearing its end, and so far only 7 riders have scored. Surely we have more hearty soles willing to risk minor appendages for a MetaFilter bike sticker, and glory?
posted by Chuckles to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:30 PM (14 comments total)

You're doing distance × degrees below zero, right? I would have racked up a shipload this morning, lands sakes.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:36 PM on January 21, 2008

Didn't know about the contest. Thanks for the post.
posted by sequential at 3:03 PM on January 21, 2008

Yep d x T for T<0..    I think an improved formula is required, if we do this again.

d x e-T/10 is looking pretty good. The scale factor becomes:
`         T =   10      5      0     -5    -10    -15    -20exp(-T/10) = 0.37   0.61   1.00   1.65   2.72   4.48   7.39`
posted by Chuckles at 3:11 PM on January 21, 2008

What do the bike stickers actually say? They're illegible on the cafepress page.
posted by whir at 4:34 PM on January 21, 2008

I would so do this if i didn't live where it never freezes.

Can we do something where we get bonus love by riding if it's slightly chilly, or maybe in the dark?
posted by cccorlew at 8:04 PM on January 21, 2008

i have concluded that petrale soles are heartier than dover soles.
posted by bruce at 9:09 PM on January 21, 2008

Hmm, I did a few hours of mountain biking on the weekend, and it was, erm, about 30°C, so say 86°F or so. Do I win? Ah, now I remember why I haven't entered.
posted by markr at 10:43 PM on January 21, 2008

Since temp was just at freezing on my lunchtime ride, I put my mileage in for today.
posted by turbodog at 11:27 PM on January 21, 2008

I didn't enter because there's no chance in hell of winning in London, no matter how often you ride - it just doesn't get that cold. We should get points for riding in the wind and rain instead.
posted by ComfySofa at 3:10 AM on January 22, 2008

What do the bike stickers actually say? They're illegible on the cafepress page.

Sorry, cafepress sort of limits how you can present images; Here is what I use as the "front-end" of the store, and here is direct link to a detail of that sticker.
posted by mikepop at 6:04 AM on January 22, 2008

I should add that the reason that you can't see the details on the cafepress page is because I duplicate the design a bunch of times on one standard bumper-sized sticker, so when you buy one sticker you actually get a bunch of bike stickers you can cut out and share. CafePress doesn't have a bike-sized sticker option so that was the strategy I went with.
posted by mikepop at 6:09 AM on January 22, 2008

I commute from Ossington to University every day in Toronto... but that's going to be a pretty tiny score, no matter how cold it gets.
posted by anthill at 7:03 PM on January 23, 2008

That's at least 6km/day (more than 120 km per month). Not half bad, and adding a name to the list would be good..
posted by Chuckles at 8:58 PM on January 23, 2008

Final results for the icycle challenge are in:
1) sequential -2458.64
2) lonefrontranger -2005.37
3) Chuckles -1792.06
4) mikepop -1716.28
5) isopraxis -568.10
6) hydrophonic -475.53
7) GalaxieFiveHundred -265.19
8) ErWenn -162.64
9) everichon -134.99
10) PercussivePaul -82.60
11) rockychrysler -48.28
12) epersonae -44.70

1) lonefrontranger 032:25:00
2) Chuckles 018:33:01
3) mikepop 016:20:46
4) sequential 014:35:37
5) hydrophonic 011:54:29
6) migurski 009:47:27
7) JeffL 008:54:28
8) smich 008:12:00
9) tribaby 004:58:00
10) PercussivePaul 004:55:00
11) mathowie 004:10:26
13) fijiwriter 002:18:28
14) notsnot 002:05:30
15) mstange56 002:00:00
16) epersonae 001:35:00
17) defeated 001:05:29
18) skynxnex 000:55:19
19) turbodog 000:45:00
20) ErWenn 000:44:00
21) dmt 000:40:00
22) horseblind 000:33:16
23) Lucinda 000:30:00
24) bonobo 000:15:43
25) rockychrysler 000:15:00
12 participants in the main challenge isn't too bad, but I know there are more of you out there!

Congratulations to sequential on the deepest freeze, and lonefrontranger for 32 hours in the saddle!
posted by Chuckles at 2:39 PM on February 1, 2008

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