Anyway, I picked the top dozen and sent them around the office for the staff to read. Everyone voted for their top four, with each place assigned a certain number of points, and so the winners were chosen. Hereâ€™s the breakdown for the top dozen:
#1 â€“ Wallhangers, by James W. Crissman
#2 â€“ Metric Bubba, by Stephen Gleasner
#3 â€“ A Leader of the People, by Kevin Scott
#4 â€“ Requiem for Frog Pond, by Lindsey Dickinson
#5 â€“ No Manâ€™s Land, by Marc Maurino
#6 â€“ The Unraveling of an Idiot, by Keith Kowal
#7 â€“ Bikelife, by A. Matt Wickenheiser
#8 â€“ The Bicycle Garden, by Marcus B. Anderson
#9 â€“ The Straight and Narrow, by Jeff Dick
#10 â€“ The First Mountain, by Jayson Lorenzen
#11 â€“ The Power of Suggestion, by Brian Bartell
#12 â€“ I Have Monkey Butt, by JosÃ© RodrÃguez
We might put some more of these stories in the magazine, or here on our website, so keep an eye out.
By the way, second-place winner Stephen Gleasnerâ€™s close-to-local paper, the Bangor Daily News, did a story on his win recently.