Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Random number generator

My training buddy David emailed me this: "Okay - just for fun and motivation pick a number between 60-100 and that's how many miles I will ride Thursday. I want to ride at least 60 and not more than 100."

So I looked online for a random number generator, and found this. I told it to generate one random number with the bounds of 60 and 100.

The number it gave me?

96.

This is the kind of thing that statisticians get a chuckle out of.


Update: He did it! He even went further: 103 miles total, average speed 17.4 mph, on a day with over 57% humidity and swarms of bugs. Well done!!!

12 comments:

Sherri said...

what was david's reaction??!?

Cliff said...

100 sounds like a well rounded number :)

Mojo said...

Well, if I try to be positive I would say. I guess it could be worse by 3 miles and be 99, right?

Are you gonna do it? That's one long ride!

They only time I let fate take over is when I spin for a dinner recipe. It's called recipe roulette at All Recipes.com. :)

nancytoby said...

No, I didn't do it, though I wish I had! I had the rugrats instead.

mipper said...

oh my word nancy! ok, i am never asking you for a random number... EVER.

Habeela said...

103?! Way to go!

tri-mama said...

I think you are the only person I know who would look for a random number finder on the internet-and yet not have info for me on how to get stains and smells out of shoes-if you figure that out-my bike seat could use some help-it's pond water/pool water/recycled HEED-gatorade-powerade etc (let's just say I had a little accident-the 4 year old kind :) ) and sweat. I think I'm just going to throw it out and break the bank for a leather one-unless the puppy odor spray thing works :) btw we had your June last year-good news it didn't rain from 7/5-9/10.

Iron Benny said...

Hmm, another reason statistics suck.

Iron Pol said...

I only got 71. Which is scary because that's the number of the aircraft carrier on which I served in the Navy (CVN-71 - Theodore Roosevelt). It's scary in a "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" improbable sort of way.

I thought he wanted to do no more than 100 miles. Overachiever.

nancytoby said...

Tri-mama:

LOL! I sprayed them big-time with Febreeze, and I think that helped, but it's not GONE....

STOP SNIFFING YOUR SADDLE!!! People are really going to stare.

IronBenny:

I agree. That was my worst course in grad school.

Sara said...

Where did you get that photo. I can't believe my brother is in that photo.

Think I would have stuck with 60.

By the way, I was lying about the brother in photo. HAHA.

nancytoby said...

Actually, I stole the photo off the Internet, like the rest of my photos. But I was kind of wondering about it. It must be staged, because people aren't generally allowed to take photos inside casinos.