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title: "Comp Wrap Up: Cold-as-Hell Challenge"
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-The Cold-as-Hell challenge proved to be our hardest individual competition to date. The weather was miserable for most, and the distance goals were lofty. However, in spite of the difficulty, the Cold-as-Hell challenge was a huge success. Not only are the sheer numbers of rides, hours, and miles impressive but the pictures that participants shared made this event come to life more than any of the others we have put on.
+The Cold-as-Hell challenge proved to be our hardest individual challenge to date. The weather was miserable for most, and the distance goals were lofty. However, in spite of the difficulty, it was a huge success! Not only are the sheer numbers of rides, hours, and miles impressive but the pictures that participants shared made this event come to life more than any of the others we have put on.
The feedback we receive from participants of these challenges is extremely positive.
<blockquote><i>I had entirely too much fun. This was first time ever riding in the snow, thanks to the Cold as Hell Challenge and thanks to Michigan actually having winter this year. I had a heart attack a couple of years ago, so I'm highly committed to having fun staying fit. - Dan Spangler</i></blockquote>
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+First, we'd like to highlight our two 840-mile finishers and one participant who surprised us all. 840 miles in two weeks is incredibly ambitious, and to make it across the finish line is a huge accomplishment. If you were paying attention to the leaderboards toward the end of this challenge, you would have seen these two gentlemen neck-and-neck for the final week:
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+<a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/95599">Jeffrey Timm</a> completed with 845.5 miles, in 52.1 hours. Congratulations Jeffrey on inching out that finish, winning by only 2.5 miles! Jeffrey is no stranger to putting in big miles in our challenges, completing 2040.5 miles in our Tour de France challenge last summer.
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+<a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/57156">Nico</a> completed with 843 miles, coming in at only 46.6 hours. Incredible to see another finisher in this difficult challenge. Great work! We were watching you and Jeffrey swapping spots toward the end.
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+While we were watching the 840-mile contenders to see who would take it, <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/29598">pgsky</a>, who entered the 350-mile challenge, snuck right by both our 840-mile finishers and completed with an inspiring 875.9 miles in 58 hours.
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<h1>Lottery Winners</h1>
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140 Mile Challenge: <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/129364">Fuuga</a>, <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/40573">John Gavin</a>, and <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/85494">Chris D</a>.
350 Mile Challenge: <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/113275">tom2407</a>, <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/36424">bawbag</a>, and <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/135992">James Harrison</a>.
-840 Mile Challenge: <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/53888">Ian Hoogendam</a>, and <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/27508">William Kennedy</a>.
+840 Mile Challenge: We'd like to recognize the two runners-up in this challenge, for giving it a serious shot: <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/21709">Richard Church</a> with 569.3 miles in 38.6 hours, and <a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/53888">Ian Hoogendam</a> with 441.2 miles in 26.6 hours. Congratulations to both of you! Knocking down that many miles is no small feat.
<h1>Honorable Mentions</h1>
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<a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/87123">Carolyn</a> is the 140 Mile Challenge finisher with the most rides; 28 rides in total.
<a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/70375">Russell Carson</a> is the 140 Mile Challenge finisher with the least rides; 2 rides in total.
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<a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/63332">aejc</a> completed the 350 Mile Challenge with the fewest hours. A total 21hrs
-<a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/95599">Jeffrey Timm</a> completed 840 Challenge with 845.5 total miles.
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-<a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/57156">Nico</a> completed 840 Challenge with 843 total miles.
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<a href="http://ridewithgps.com/users/118306">Dan Spangler</a> is honorable mention for the most shared photos during the challenge!
-**Lottery winners and honorable mentions will all receive a Ride With GPS free water bottle and T-shirt. We will be contacting each individually.**
+_Lottery winners and honorable mentions will all receive a Ride With GPS free water bottle and T-shirt. We will be contacting each individually._
<h1>Photos</h1>
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Thank you to all who participated and took the time to share photos!

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