We had some great feedback and before we announce the name of the winner, I’d like to take a few minutes to do some analysis on the data (links to full spreadsheet below).
In the spreadsheet, under the column for how you use the bike, we listed the primary use as we understood it, or the first listed use of the bike in your text. For the mileage per year, we converted some to miles from Km, so that’s why your numbers might not be what you remember. In addition, for some of yo u who listed multiple bikes in detail, the spreadsheet may show multiple entries for the bikes, but only one entry for your name. Where you gave us a range of miles, or a range of miles across multiple uses, we tried to do a reasonable estimation of the miles-per-use, or in some cases we just divided it evenly. We also selected the higher number of your range, generally, where it seemed to make the most sense. In some cases, where information was light, multiple bikes were listed in the notes rather than on line items.
Please note: the contest is a random drawing of respondents’ names, and the data provided has absolutely no bearing on the selection process. You could have ridden a 50cc dirt bike 8 miles this year and still won. We just wanted to see what everyone rides and how they’re using it. The winner was selected by a random number drawing made at http://random.org.
Of the data provided, where all the elements were provided:
Most represented MFG: BMW & Suzuki
Lease represented MFG: Buell, Moto Guzzi, Ural
Most represented model: VStrom
Total miles reported: >412,000
Average miles per year: >8000
Highest reported yearly mileage: 38000
Lowest reported yearly mileage: 1000
Full spreadsheet can be viewed at this link.
And so, without any further ado… The winner of the magnetic tank bag, as chosen by random using the random number generator at http://random.org, is… Sean Winters. Sean, we will reach out to you to get shipping information. Again, thank you everyone, and I hope this information is as interesting to you as it is to us.