Monday, June 10, 2013

My lucky day!

It is said of men of a certain age that the memory is the second thing to go. While I will neither confirm nor deny the veracity of that statement I will use it as a suitable excuse for having forgotten all about entering the contest.
Some time ago Dennis Kirk ran a Tales From The Trails contest for the best riding story. I don’t normally enter contests but for some reason this one caught my attention, mainly because I had my ‘Tale From The Trail’ all ready to go. I submitted “The ladies’ is broken.” and promptly forgot all about it.
oe409831Until last week when I got an email from Dennis Kirk. It took me a while to make sense of it but once the cobwebs cleared and the synapses stared firing I (vaguely) remembered entering their contest a month or so ago. And it’s a good thing I did because I am now the official winner of their Tales From The Trails contest and am (or will soon be, whenever the postal service delivers) the proud owner of a GoPro Hero3 Black Edition.
I can’t wait to see the advances in this camera since my original Hero. And just in time for summer riding too!

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a great surprise- and an excellent prize.

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    1. I'm pretty happy with it and can't wait for the camera to arrive.

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  2. Well done - would love to hear the winning tale. Is there a link?
    Will be watching for the new GoPro trail tales.

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    1. Karen - There are links in the post to the story and the contest.

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  3. I knew you before you were famaous

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  4. Well I'll be, you lucky... Wait a minute, luck had nothing to do with it!! Congratulations Dave! Well deserved!

    Now about beta testers for your rotato thingy...

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    1. Thanks David. And I'll keep you in mind as beta-tester-in-waiting. Will I need to have the instructions translated?

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  5. Dave:

    Remember the "Little People", we knew you before . . .

    you are so lucky

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. I'll try not to let it go to my head. :)

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  6. Congrats on the win. Good thing you entered.

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    1. Trobairitz - May have to do so more often. Now that I've actually won something I can no longer consider them a waste of time.

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  7. The best kinds of contests are the ones where you have no expectations. That way, no matter the outcome, you're never disappointed. Congrats!

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    1. Steve - With my memory that's never a problem. :)

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  8. Great story and very nice prize! Congratulations!

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  9. Fantastic, I don't even know you and I'm happy for you.

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