This week's Featured Photo marks the first time the selection has been made beyond GamJams' tight editorial grasp. You may remember at the Gold's Gym Reston Town Center Grand Prix our good friends at Evolution Cycling held a fundraiser for the Raisin Hope Foundation. Poor Matthew Shields pitched in a few bucks hoping to win a HealthNet jersey signed by Matt Cooke, or Credit Agricole cap with Saul Raisin's autograph on it, or a $50 Gift Certificate to Bicycle Pro Shop. Instead he won a WTF. As in 'WTF did I win?'
Well Matthew, you're the proud and enviable winner of a featured photo in GamJams. After I explained to Matthew what that is (which came after the explanation of what GamJams is), he played along. And he played well - offering up the photo you see above of the Max Speed screen on a cyclocomputer - an image that either makes you shudder or drool. A buddy of his named Thomas Eng (a DC expatriate himself) took the picture after a training ride near Boulder Colorado, on the famed Morgul-Bismark course. Says Matthew:
It’s a safe road to really open it up as local traffic is used to the cyclists. I've done this ride numerous times myself, but I've always stopped looking at my speed after I hit 55mph. Thomas admitted being a bit scared too, in fact, it wasn’t until he got home and read his max speed that his jaw dropped.
65.9mph. Beats my
stupidest fastest, with room to spare. What's your fastest?
Perhaps as importantly, thanks for making a contribution to Evo's efforts, Matthew. Thanks also to everyone else who pitched in. Mitch Ferro told me they raised over $2000.*
If you have a shot that you'd like to see as a Featured Photo on GamJams.net, send it in. I try to update on Mondays or Tuesdays with a photo from the previous weekend, so push a few my way as soon as you wipe down your bike and/or your tripod. And no, you don't need to be a pro or even need to take professional pictures. Whatever shows it like it was works great here.
So have at it.
*That's more than Dave Fuentes has taken home in primes so far this season.