The Raidô has ended and everyone’s submissions flooded Instagram. By my last count, there are over 100 photos with the #Raido hashtag. I received dozens on the PiNP FB and my email. Wanting to be as unbiased as possible, I sent 44RN the pool and had him pick two winners. Each of these guys will receive a limited edition Purple 44RN 144#47 chainring.
Check out the two winners below.
First up, there’s this event, as a precursor to NAHBS. If you’re in Portland this Friday, be there!
Then, Rapha‘s showing some love to handmade bicycles. They’ll be showcasing photos that use the #ShowMeYourBike hashtag on Instagram and Twitter. Simply Tweet at @Rapha_N_America and your bike might be featured on Friday, February 23rd. That means the deadline is Thursday!
No prizes, although Jeremy mentioned something about a hand job… Check out more details here. I’ve already submitted my rides (including my Rosko BMX), so why not send yours through?
Photo by Martin Gilluck
The Raidô contest ended earlier this week and while I sort through the submissions to find a winner, I’ll post one of my favorites. While I never intended for Raidô to be anything serious, I can’t let photos like this go without a note. Martin shared his story with me:
“Self-Portrait after a hilly 5 hour road ride near Jetřichovice , Czech Republic. I recall this being a very humid day. The nice thing about this ride was the constant cross-border riding on either German or Czech territory.”
Until we determine a winner, take a look at some of the Instagram submissions here. Or simply search for the #RAIDO hashtag yourself.
Like track racing? Pretty good with the Wacom tablet and have a good design eye? Love those vintage track racing posters? You could win $1,000 in the Melbourne Bike Fest Chasing Rainbows design competition.
Check out the rules below!
Raidô is going strong on Instagram. Here’s a screenshot of what’s been submitted so far. Keep them coming! Remember to use the #Raido hashtag so I can keep track of them. Also, emails are accepted and you can still post on Facebook, just follow the rules!
So far there’s been a handful of Raidô entrants. This one from Gunnar Dancer is spot-on. Honestly, I was expecting a lot more to come through by now. Remember, it doesn’t have to be super serious. And even though the prize is a track chainring, it’s not limited to just track bikes. You can post MTB, BMX, track, road or cross photos. Anything from a worn out sneaker bottom, to a flat tire, to a messy bike.
Pull out your iPhone, digital, 35mm or whatever camera and document your ride. You can even use older photos. Instagram is by far the easiest way to share. Simply add a #RAIDO hastag or follow the rules for Facebook. You can even email me your entries.
Raidô is about the ride and the journey and that is left open to interpretation.
We’re also including the option to take a silver 44RN ring, in lieu of the purple.
In Elder Futhark, an Old Norwegian language, Raidô means ride or journey. This symbol, like all Nordic Runes may be inverted, rotated or Merkstave. Creating a Merkstave usually implies a negative meaning, not necessarily the opposite. The negative of ride or journey means struggle and we can all identify with that. These ups and downs are part of cycling.
44RN and PiNP are throwing a contest to give-away a limited edition 144#47 ring. I received three purple anodized track rings from Aaron and the winner of the contest will get their lucky hands on one.
The rules are simple:
-“Like” Prolly is Not Probably on Facebook.
-Upload a photo to Facebook that best represents the highs and lows of riding and tag it with Prolly is Not Probably.
-Make sure you have RAIDO in the photo’s description.
-You may also use Instagram and the hashtag #RAIDO but make sure we’re contacts so I can see it.
-Contest ends February 15th!
Aaron and I will judge these photos, giving the winner one of these sweet rings.
Check out the 144#47 purple ring below!
Crihs and Luke from Empire wanted to do a contest with COG Magazine and myself to start the year off right. Rather than taking the easy route, as per the norm these days, the guys got creative and set up a pretty rad contest. The rules are above, so read them carefully and please, take your time with this one. It’s gonna be rad!
Check back after the deadline for an update!