Big thank you

by stumps   September 25, 2011  

Well i ended up with 69 points and 13th for the final stage.

Really happy considering i missed the first 5 stages in the comp and the first week of the Vuelta.

Final results were 206th in the comp and 6th in my region.

Big thanks to all who set up the competition and to everyone who contributed to the forum - great fun Big Grin Big Grin

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yes i would also like to thank you all at roadcc and fellow participants from the whole world for making my first experience of global racing a joy.
diolch yn fawr a welai chi blwyddyn nesaf

posted by prinzi [77 posts]
25th September 2011 - 18:06

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Yes well said Stumps, excellent season competition. Considering I didn't start till stage 45(Stage 2 of the Tour de France)
I scored 3271 points, which left me 982 out of 5114 in the world tour season. 60th of 422 for the South West region.

Plus 1st for the South West in the Vuelta a España!!! Cool

So overall i'm fairly stoked for half a go on my first time. Big Grin

Just think if id scored roughly the same points for the other half of the season i'd have come in the top 20!!

Roll on next season.

Many thanks Roadcc Applause Big Hug

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
25th September 2011 - 18:10

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I had a reasonable season, and considering I was a purist for the Tour (I was living on a campsite, don't ask) and I had almost no knowledge of pro cycling when I started, I'm happy with my final position of 595th.

Thank you so much Dave and the rest of the team for running such a cracking game. By the way, will Cav be even more expensive next year? Wink

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
25th September 2011 - 18:14

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Top 100 was my aim when i started, then as i got to know players, there were 2 i wanted to beat, Dave and fatcyclist, which i managed and also got joined 98th Big Grin

2nd in my region aswell and 15th out of 618 in the Evans league Big Grin Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9010 posts]
25th September 2011 - 18:21

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I would just like to take the opportunity to thank all involved for running this forum & competition Applause

Today's points 58, so not too bad.
1400 points overall from 24 stages

As a relatively new member to the game, my thanks for the misguidance Surprise from some forum members Wink. I've learnt so much from them & now know who to watch out for Love Struck

Once again, thanks to all Party

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
25th September 2011 - 19:31

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Yup cheers everyone it's been swell!

I started midway through the Giro but became addicted and fought my way to a top 400 place overall. Won the Tour and Vuelta for my region, and jumped 2 places in the final weeks to finish 4th in my regional world tour. Looking forward to laying the smackdown in 2012, ready Gkam?

I work offshore and the game has got me through some long boring shifts so thankyou team road.cc! Wink

Sq

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
25th September 2011 - 20:03

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I would hold you to the challenge, but i may be moving to a flatter country soon, might keep my region the same if that works ok on the forums Devil

fluffchucker wrote:
my thanks for the misguidance Surprise from some forum members Wink. I've learnt so much from them & now know who to watch out for Love Struck

I know, some of the people on here are real buggers, just because the have a decent amount of posts, some people trust them quite alot and are swayed by what they say, caught me out a few times this season Wink Nerd Liar

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posted by Gkam84 [9010 posts]
25th September 2011 - 20:31

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106 overall ... and just start at Giro... missed 7 stages ... not bad!!!
Great fantasy game ....
See you next year .... Cool

Jorbi Ultimax

posted by petiagos [58 posts]
25th September 2011 - 21:35

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Thanks for a gret year - hopr to do even better next time around. . . . but have you seen the fantasy footie table?

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
25th September 2011 - 21:59

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Yeh cheers great game good year

64th overall....and you didnt manage to beat me now did you Gkam?

Also yeh there are some buggars with there misguidance, mainly you Gkam Devil

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
25th September 2011 - 22:11

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Also yeh there are some buggars with there misguidance, mainly you Gkam Devil

He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy Raised Eyebrow

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
25th September 2011 - 22:19

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ME??? Confused Hmmmm, just think of the fun i can have with newbie's next year with this post count Thinking Devil

But roll on January

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posted by Gkam84 [9010 posts]
25th September 2011 - 23:07

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Gkam84 wrote:
Top 100 was my aim when i started, then as i got to know players, there were 2 i wanted to beat, Dave and fatcyclist, which i managed and also got joined 98th Big Grin

2nd in my region aswell and 15th out of 618 in the Evans league Big Grin Devil

Yep well done, not much in it though. Been good banter. 105th for me, won the regional.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
26th September 2011 - 7:52

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Big BIG thanks for a fantastic game - team-stannett (ironwimp & iron kate) really enjoyed it.
There is now a bit of a hole in the daily ritual. Crying Confused

posted by ironwimp [6 posts]
26th September 2011 - 9:44

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@Gkham84
Good job you're off to a flatter country then Big Grin

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
26th September 2011 - 10:06

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Big thanks for the game to Dave, Tony & team. Been a great learning experience, specially the spring classics which, bar MSR & Roubaix, I hadn't even heard of till about an year back.

Didn't get to play the game post Tour much but looking eagerly to the next season now Smile

P.S.: Any product roadmap about the changes we might see in the game next year? Wink

~rbx

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posted by rbx [243 posts]
26th September 2011 - 12:34

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And yes, @Gkam84, you were a real shady operator all through... misguided me too a bit during the classics. Thankfully, I'd learnt enough - both about the game and you - to do better in Giro & Tour Big Grin

~rbx

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posted by rbx [243 posts]
26th September 2011 - 12:36

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rbx wrote:
P.S.: Any product roadmap about the changes we might see in the game next year? Wink

you can add your two ha'porth here:

http://road.cc/content/forum/43101-suggestions-2012-season

if you haven't already...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7470 posts]
26th September 2011 - 13:08

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rbx wrote:
And yes, @Gkam84, you were a real shady operator all through... misguided me too a bit during the classics. Thankfully, I'd learnt enough - both about the game and you - to do better in Giro & Tour Big Grin

Really? I wasn't even aware i was at it in the classics

I only really started once the TdF was over and then posted wrong transfers and misinformation about my team choices to see if i had any sheep Devil

On another point, I don't know how busy the forum was before the game began this year, as thats when i joined, but a hope a few will stay around "off season" and keep active on here? I know i'll be staying around Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [9010 posts]
26th September 2011 - 13:39

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On another point, I don't know how busy the forum was before the game began this year, as thats when i joined, but a hope a few will stay around "off season" and keep active on here? I know i'll be staying around Nerd

Will be logging on every day to see the big movers and shakers in the transfer window and dont forget there is still a load of races left to comment on even though the fantasy season is over. Big Grin

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2825 posts]
26th September 2011 - 16:31

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Gkam - you were pushing it a bit when you told us you'd taken out Wiggo and Froome for complete randoms during the Vuelta!

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
26th September 2011 - 16:53

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Very interesting layout of the game - superb - and congratulations to GB on a terrific World's accounting.

80_chains:
Top 10 _'rest of the World' / #203 overall - sweet.

I like the format and the transfer options, return in 2012 emminent, if'n ya'll will have me.
enjoying Autumn in Colorado, USA.
Safe riding to ya!! Wink

Soli Deo Gloria

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posted by Loosehorse [10 posts]
26th September 2011 - 16:57

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Many, many thanks. A brilliant competition. Just sorry I found it so late. Can't wait for it to start all over again.

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [536 posts]
26th September 2011 - 18:04

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Cracking competition. Hats off to all at Road.cc towers.

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posted by zombie paul [54 posts]
26th September 2011 - 20:51

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stewieatb wrote:
Gkam - you were pushing it a bit when you told us you'd taken out Wiggo and Froome for complete randoms during the Vuelta!

come on Cyril Dessel and Doi (of skil) are not complete randoms in the fact that they were racing in the vuelta (im pretty sure Doi did something on one of the days)....i went along with Gkam's joke by saying i would follow suit, but it was harmless banter from where i was sat, surely most on the forum should know that?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
26th September 2011 - 22:29

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@Scorekeeper... how depressing to find out that you actually ride and race and don't just sit behind your PC calculating formulas to predict stage winners!

Well deserved, enjoy the new steed! Cool

Sq

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
3rd October 2011 - 19:35

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I too would like to say a big thank you as I just received the Trek Madone 5.2 from winning the Fantasy Tour. It took a little longer than I would have liked but the bike was well worth the wait. Trek USA didn't have my size/color in the 2011 version so I guess I will just have to settle for the 2012 model in all black. I love the color scheme plus it has an all carbon steerer. The seat tube says OCLV 500 Series Carbon but that is just what Trek has renamed their TCT carbon series. I rode it to work this morning. It is by far the lightest bike that I have ever ridden. Easy to get up to speed and then stay there. I have a sprint duathlon later this month and then I have to get out on few long rides before the season ends. Thanks road.cc!

Trek Madone.JPG

posted by scorekeeper [18 posts]
3rd October 2011 - 19:36

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To be honest i'm glad its gone to someone who is going to use it and not just flog in on ebay Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9010 posts]
3rd October 2011 - 19:45

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Nice, scorekeeper! So you got the bike from Trek USA? Out of curiousity, did you have to pay any shipping on it?

Back to the subject, this was a great competition. My first time in it, but pretty cool! Thanks from me, too!

posted by lisi [1 posts]
3rd October 2011 - 23:16

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That's a nice bike, scorekeeper! Wow! What agreat prize! Smile

About the game:
Didi I understand right from the Prizes page? This is only the second year the game is run? Pretty amazing! Nice! I liked it a lot!

Not to be ungrateful, but shouldn't the biggest prize be reserved for the epsron that wins the Overall Season? Or is it not done because so many drift in and out during the year?

posted by lucas [78 posts]
4th October 2011 - 14:25

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