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Steve O
03-02-2016, 10:32 PM
The calendar has turned to March, and so thoughts are turning to the big, bad finale of BAFS 2016: yes, the FSLNHPP16!!!

Last year's (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?8041-Freezing-Saddles-Last-Night-Hains-Point-Party-March-19th-2015) was a great success, and I suspect this year's will be--as Donald Trump would say--"YUUUUGE!!" That's because for the first time ever it's not on a school night. And for the last time until 2021, too. So don't blow it.

Here's how it works.
1) Go to Hains Point on Saturday, March 19, the last full day of winter and the last official day of Freezing Saddles. Go anytime you like, but most riders will show up in the evening and into the night.
2) Ride your bike around
3) Shortly before midnight, gather at the point and stop your Strava.
4) Curse winter and drink a toast or two to Freezing Saddles

Last year's raging success was due almost entirely to Sarah Bee's broken foot. Unable to ride, she was the hostess with the mostess, offering a central gathering point, snacks, drinks and cheerleading.
This year, though, she'll be riding.

If you have a friend, spouse, SO, sibling or know of someone who isn't riding in FS who would like to come down and be the Sarah Bee of 2016, please post a note here. We'll use this thread for organizing.

As before, I will bring the lemonade for toasting.

vvill
03-02-2016, 10:48 PM
I can't make it this year, but I can vouch for Steve O when he says it's fun, and he will bring lemonade to share.

jrenaut
03-03-2016, 06:08 AM
This is my favorite part of Freezing Saddles. I'll be there.

jrenaut
03-03-2016, 06:24 AM
REMINDER: Rides ENDING after MIDNIGHT on the last day DO NOT COUNT IN THE STANDINGS. Make sure you stop your ride before midnight. You can upload after midnight and it will still count.

ewilliams0305
03-03-2016, 07:15 AM
Saturday, March 19, the last full day of winter

wow, I really thought it was over on the 20th, oh well, I'm organizing a brevet for DCR so i'll probably make it there by 10 pm

Sunyata
03-03-2016, 07:20 AM
I am so excited! I could not make it last year due to super early work obligations. I will be most likely coming back from an overnight C&O trip, so will probably make it there sometime around 8 or so.

If anyone from the Fairlington/Shirlington area wants to caravan up, that would be awesome since I have never actually been to Hains Point. (I know, I know... :rolleyes: )

consularrider
03-03-2016, 10:02 AM
Do I have to stop riding by midnight Kyiv time, or EST which would be 7 am Kyiv time. Note I started the process at midnight EST at Hains Point, so in fairness to my team I should get to ride until you all stop riding at Hains Point (assuming I can stay up all night).

Steve O
03-03-2016, 03:09 PM
Do I have to stop riding by midnight Kyiv time, or EST which would be 7 am Kyiv time. Note I started the process at midnight EST at Hains Point, so in fairness to my team I should get to ride until you all stop riding at Hains Point (assuming I can stay up all night).
And since you are on our team, you may stay up all night riding. :cool: Seems fair to me. But you must drink a toast at the end.

consularrider
03-03-2016, 03:34 PM
And since you are on our team, you may stay up all night riding. :cool: Seems fair to me. But you must drink a toast at the end.

The Embassy commissary sells that Italian lemonade. ;)

schvin
03-03-2016, 04:20 PM
crazy, time really flew! i will be out of town, bummer to miss this. it sounded like a great time last year!

Judd
03-03-2016, 06:53 PM
March 19th is also my 36th birthday. I will be celebrating it at Hains Point. Bring cake and presents!

KWL
03-03-2016, 07:41 PM
March 19th is also my 36th birthday. I will be celebrating it at Hains Point. Bring cake and presents!Young whippersnapper!

Subby
03-05-2016, 04:03 PM
Incontravertible proof that this *%^£ contest will end one day.

Woohoo!

Rod Smith
03-05-2016, 04:26 PM
Anyone want to convoy in from Nokesville?

randomduck
03-05-2016, 05:54 PM
Awesome!

I'll be out of town that weekend, up on a ski hill in New Hampshire. So I'll toast from Schilling Brewery - does that work for y'all?

Rod Smith
03-06-2016, 04:05 AM
As long as it's Mt. Washington.

Bob James
03-06-2016, 01:41 PM
Anyone want to convoy in from Nokesville?

Nokesville? That's a bit out of your normal riding area. How would one safely ride from Nokesville to HP?

rcannon100
03-06-2016, 01:54 PM
Do I have to stop riding?

Yes. Stop Riding.

TriGirlSara
03-06-2016, 03:01 PM
March 19th is also my 36th birthday. I will be celebrating it at Hains Point. Bring cake and presents!

You are exactly 3 days older than me, Judd. :)

randomduck
03-06-2016, 04:49 PM
As long as it's Mt. Washington.

Would Cannon Mountain suffice?

rcannon100
03-06-2016, 04:55 PM
Would Cannon Mountain suffice?

Cannon Mountain is in Idaho.

And its not really a mountain.

Its more like a hill.

Okay, its one of those earth barns where my uncles store potatos.

Rod Smith
03-06-2016, 07:31 PM
Nokesville? That's a bit out of your normal riding area. How would one safely ride from Nokesville to HP? Yeah, maybe not. Theres a DC Randoneurs 200K out there on the 19th that I will probably do. Riding from there to HP probably not. I was joking. Sort of.

ewilliams0305
03-07-2016, 02:15 PM
I was joking. Sort of.

Joking, LIES~~~! I'm riding with you:)

Actually I would totally do this with you except that I'm organizing the ride so... I suppose I'll still get back to hp for some shanagans

Bob James
03-07-2016, 07:05 PM
Yeah, maybe not. Theres a DC Randoneurs 200K out there on the 19th that I will probably do. Riding from there to HP probably not. I was joking. Sort of.

Nokesville area will be nice ride, but not so much if heading toward DC

Mikey
03-08-2016, 09:22 AM
Do I have to stop riding by midnight Kyiv time, or EST which would be 7 am Kyiv time. Note I started the process at midnight EST at Hains Point, so in fairness to my team I should get to ride until you all stop riding at Hains Point (assuming I can stay up all night).
Actually you will have to stop riding by Midnight Eastern Daylight Time - an hour earlier. (Not sure if Kyiv follows DST).

consularrider
03-09-2016, 12:42 AM
Actually you will have to stop riding by Midnight Eastern Daylight Time - an hour earlier. (Not sure if Kyiv follows DST).

Our DST starts Sunday, March 27, so yes we will have a six hour time difference for the FSLNHPP.

Steve O
03-09-2016, 09:33 AM
It's only 10 days away. I wrote in my original post:


Last year's raging success was due almost entirely to Sarah Bee's broken foot. Unable to ride, she was the hostess with the mostess, offering a central gathering point, snacks, drinks and cheerleading.
This year, though, she'll be riding.

If you have a friend, spouse, SO, sibling or know of someone who isn't riding in FS who would like to come down and be the Sarah Bee of 2016, please post a note here. We'll use this thread for organizing.


Feel free to help in some way to make this a fun and successful event. Some ideas include:

Recruit your friend/SO/relative as suggested above
Bring a folding table/tent, chairs, etc. to make the social center more "homey"
Bring some sort of music setup to add to the fun atmosphere
Bring snacks or beverages to share
Volunteer to be the "official" photographer
Bring noisemakers or funny hats for the toast
Other?


Freezing Saddles is a grass roots, shared experience, built on volunteers. There are 250 participants with maybe 20 of us pulling most of the weight. Spread the word to your teammates that they are encouraged to help with this (or the final HH, or anything else, for that matter). Captains, in particular, reach out to your teams to let them know about the FSLNHPP and also to encourage them to do more than just freeload. It's part of the game.

Cmcmackin87
03-09-2016, 12:58 PM
I managed to stretch out my achilles tendon biking on the Blueridge parkway (sorry for dropping out, Team 2!), so I'm free to be at Hanes point from the afternoon into the evening. Boot and all. When should I get there? What can I bring? Who should I be looking out for? I'll do whatever, just let me know!

Steve O
03-09-2016, 02:05 PM
I managed to stretch out my achilles tendon biking on the Blueridge parkway (sorry for dropping out, Team 2!), so I'm free to be at Hains point from the afternoon into the evening. Boot and all. When should I get there? What can I bring? Who should I be looking out for? I'll do whatever, just let me know!

Calling Sarah Bee. Please lend your advice and expertise to Cmcmackin. Hostess with boot is now a tradition!

shardg
03-13-2016, 09:01 PM
Based on prior years can you provide an estimate of how many riders may be at the HP event, not sure what I will bring but just trying to figure out how much of anything to bring.

Thanks

Rod Smith
03-14-2016, 05:27 AM
Nokesville? That's a bit out of your normal riding area. How would one safely ride from Nokesville to HP?

Via Bull Run Mountain, Catoctin Mountain and Sugarloaf. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12584872

jrenaut
03-14-2016, 06:23 AM
Based on prior years can you provide an estimate of how many riders may be at the HP event, not sure what I will bring but just trying to figure out how much of anything to bring.

Thanks

We had 40-50 total last year, I think. With a much larger total participation and this being the third annual, I'd expect more than that, but it's hard to say.

Sunyata
03-14-2016, 07:26 AM
We had 40-50 total last year, I think. With a much larger total participation and this being the third annual, I'd expect more than that, but it's hard to say.

In addition, this will be the first time that it has been on a weekend, so I think the totals will definitely be larger than the previous years.

For myself, this will be my first time attending, since my work schedule does not allow me to be out super late on week nights. :D

jrenaut
03-14-2016, 07:56 AM
Oh, right, I forget that other people need sleep to function at work.

Tania
03-14-2016, 01:01 PM
Has anyone reached out to Sol about pie?

Because, PIE.

Steve O
03-14-2016, 02:42 PM
Has anyone reached out to Sol about pie?

Because, PIE.

go for it!

whunke
03-14-2016, 07:33 PM
It's only 10 days away. I wrote in my original post:


Feel free to help in some way to make this a fun and successful event. Some ideas include:

Recruit your friend/SO/relative as suggested above
Bring a folding table/tent, chairs, etc. to make the social center more "homey"
Bring some sort of music setup to add to the fun atmosphere
Bring snacks or beverages to share
Volunteer to be the "official" photographer
Bring noisemakers or funny hats for the toast
Other?


Freezing Saddles is a grass roots, shared experience, built on volunteers. There are 250 participants with maybe 20 of us pulling most of the weight. Spread the word to your teammates that they are encouraged to help with this (or the final HH, or anything else, for that matter). Captains, in particular, reach out to your teams to let them know about the FSLNHPP and also to encourage them to do more than just freeload. It's part of the game.

My girlfriend said she's interested in volunteering Saturday night. She'll likely bring her bike to ride some laps with me and then set up an area for snacks, drinks, hanging out, etc. We'll make a Costco run prior to HP to grab some items. If anyone else wants to contribute though, let me know. We'll be happy to transport some supplies (note SOME b/c vehicle interior and trunk space is limited) if anyone wants to drop them off at my place beforehand (Shirlington area), or people can leave things with us at HP while they're out riding as well. Just PM me if you'd like to coordinate on anything. Looking forward to a successful FS end celebration!

Bob James
03-14-2016, 09:13 PM
Via Bull Run Mountain, Catoctin Mountain and Sugarloaf. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12584872

leave it to Rod to come up with a route 147 miles, to go about 35 miles as the crow flies (of course crows generally don't have to worry about getting run over by cars).

Rod Smith
03-14-2016, 10:02 PM
A lot of gravel on this route, Bob. Bring your cross bike.

consularrider
03-15-2016, 02:01 AM
Well, the extended forecast in the DC metro area looks fine for a lot of riding, but cooler than what you've been having. If you want a real end to winter, come ride with me in Kyiv, we've got a 50% chance of some light snow about the time things are wrapping up at Hains Point and we'll be about 15 degrees cooler (fahrenheit).

We're getting close enough that the weather forecast might be somewhat accurate and it's looking like I may be the only BAFS participant actually riding a freezing saddle on the last day of the competition. The current Kyiv forecast is for temperatures below freezing from from midnight to midnight on Saturday, March 19 with a slight chance of snow showers early and late.

SarahBee
03-16-2016, 10:12 PM
I managed to stretch out my achilles tendon biking on the Blueridge parkway (sorry for dropping out, Team 2!), so I'm free to be at Hanes point from the afternoon into the evening. Boot and all. When should I get there? What can I bring? Who should I be looking out for? I'll do whatever, just let me know!

Hey Cmcmackin87,

Sorry to hear about your Achilles. Did the same thing last year. I got there at the beginning of the ride, set up the snack station at the end of the point where I parked my car, staged all the food out of my trunk, and blasted the radio all night. I brought typical supported ride snack items, but cookies, brownies, Gatorade, fruit, crackers, chips, hummus, etc. were a big hit. No one drank any of the wine I brought and only one or two people cracked open a beer. I will be there with some snacks this year as well, although I will be towing them from the back of my bike. So, look for me on the bike pulling the trailer with Christmas lights. Thanks for volunteering & see you there!

Warmly,

Sarah Bee

consularrider
03-17-2016, 02:41 AM
hey cmcmackin87,

sorry to hear about your achilles. Did the same thing last year. I got there at the beginning of the ride, set up the snack station at the end of the point where i parked my car, staged all the food out of my trunk, and blasted the radio all night. I brought typical supported ride snack items, but cookies, brownies, gatorade, fruit, crackers, chips, hummus, etc. Were a big hit. No one drank any of the special grape juice i brought and only one or two people cracked open a carbo loaded beverage. I will be there with some snacks this year as well, although i will be towing them from the back of my bike. So, look for me on the bike pulling the trailer with christmas lights. Thanks for volunteering & see you there!

Warmly,

sarah bee

fify ;)

Teresa A
03-17-2016, 07:58 AM
March 19th is also my 36th birthday. I will be celebrating it at Hains Point. Bring cake and presents!
Dang, sorry I'll miss the festivities! I am out of town this weekend. Happy birthday, teammate!

whunke
03-17-2016, 09:38 AM
Hey Cmcmackin87,

Sorry to hear about your Achilles. Did the same thing last year. I got there at the beginning of the ride, set up the snack station at the end of the point where I parked my car, staged all the food out of my trunk, and blasted the radio all night. I brought typical supported ride snack items, but cookies, brownies, Gatorade, fruit, crackers, chips, hummus, etc. were a big hit. No one drank any of the wine I brought and only one or two people cracked open a beer. I will be there with some snacks this year as well, although I will be towing them from the back of my bike. So, look for me on the bike pulling the trailer with Christmas lights. Thanks for volunteering & see you there!

Warmly,

Sarah Bee

Hey Sarah - I'm bringing a car with goodies in the trunk as well. Do they generally leave the HP gates open on the weekends, or did you have to put in a special request to make sure you could get it down near the point? I guess worst case I can set up near the tennis courts or something, but if you know of a way to ensure the gates stay open then I can try and help coordinate.

Billy

jrenaut
03-17-2016, 09:42 AM
I think if someone tried to ask to have the gates left open, we'd end up with NPS kicking us out. The gates have been open the previous two years.

wheels&wings
03-17-2016, 10:01 AM
Save a sip of lemonade for me! My 14-year-old has her gymnastics state championship in Richmond on Saturday evening (double flips, etc…). Assuming all goes smoothly, we’ll be home by 11 pm at which point I will ride immediately to HP. Last year’s FSLNHPP was a blast, so I’m hoping I can make it for the last few minutes….

SarahBee
03-17-2016, 10:27 AM
Hey Sarah - I'm bringing a car with goodies in the trunk as well. Do they generally leave the HP gates open on the weekends, or did you have to put in a special request to make sure you could get it down near the point? I guess worst case I can set up near the tennis courts or something, but if you know of a way to ensure the gates stay open then I can try and help coordinate.

Billy

Hi,

Great. The gates were wide open last year. Hopefully will be so this year too.

Thanks,

Sarah Bee

ShawnoftheDread
03-17-2016, 10:42 AM
I think if someone tried to ask to have the gates left open, we'd end up with NPS kicking us out. The gates have been open the previous two years.

This. Ask not what NPS can do for you, because they won't.

Steve O
03-17-2016, 01:54 PM
so I’m hoping I can make it for the last few minutes….

...and the totally awesome convoy ride home (http://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/#271032706). Dirt - bring your music jams; that was the greatest midnight ride ever.

whunke
03-17-2016, 06:01 PM
This. Ask not what NPS can do for you, because they won't.

Got it. I just know when I ride there on weekdays before 6:30 AM, the gate is usually closed and figured that would be the case at night on weekends too. But dropping the question and won't bother to ask.

Rod Smith
03-17-2016, 08:05 PM
We rode 5 laps starting at midnight on Jan 1. They closed the gate exactly as we completed the fifth lap.

Kitty
03-18-2016, 07:29 AM
I hope to be there for at least part of it! When do people typically start showing up for this? We're celebrating my husband's birthday on Saturday so I'm going to try to sneak out... with cookies. :p

Cmcmackin87
03-18-2016, 08:48 AM
Hi all,

Unfortunately I woke up this morning with a wicked cold, and the flu has been going around my office...so things aren't looking good for me tomorrow night. I'm very regretfully abdicating my hosting responsibilities for the evening. Are any friends/SO's/grounded riders available to host? It looks like whunke/Billy is also hosting (woo!) and I'll be sure to message folks involved to make sure all of the bases are covered.

So sorry to do this at the last minute! Enjoy the evening, and stay warm with the potential snow...quite the fitting send-off for this year's Freezing Saddles!

- Colleen

Steve O
03-18-2016, 09:11 AM
When do people typically start showing up for this?

"Typically?" This is only the 3rd time, and there were only 6 of us two years ago, so I'm not sure we have much of a sample set to work with.

In the past the FSLNHPP has been on a work day, so in general people would go home from work, eat, etc. and then come down, which was after 8 or 9 pm. This year, being on a Saturday, I suppose people could start showing up anytime in the late afternoon up until 11:53 pm (lookin' at you, w&w). How long do you want to be cold and wet before we get to the toasting ceremony?

Get your husband to come down and help with the hosting (see urgent note above). We'll sing happy birthday to him (and Judd, and Mary G, whose birthday starts at midnight).

jrenaut
03-18-2016, 03:23 PM
Looks like we're going to have some very Freezing-Saddles-appropriate weather tomorrow night. Dress appropriately!

TriGirlSara
03-18-2016, 09:30 PM
If anyone was planning some early pre-rain HP laps in the morning (like I was), it looks like a 10k race will have the road closed until 9:30am. http://www.active.com/washington-dc/running/distance-running-races/race-for-equal-justice-5k-10k-2016

consularrider
03-19-2016, 03:29 PM
I'm back from my true Freezing Saddles final night ride (a couple laps around Lvivska Sq area), Weatherunderground had 30°F for my neighborhood weather station while the official Kyiv temperature was 26°F (windchill 18°F). We'd had some early morning snow that wasn't completely melted off in areas that did not see the sun during the day.

I'm not sure I'm going to get up at 5 am so that I can get out and toast with you all at midnight EDT. Of course it's supposed to be snow then so ...

QuikAF77
03-19-2016, 08:49 PM
Have fun I will toast from my couch! Finally warm again after the Nokesville Nomad, there is no way I'm venturing out again. Had planned to ride to DC from Nokesville, but the weather kicked my ass hard.

kwarkentien
03-19-2016, 09:54 PM
I too have decided not to venture out again. I finally warmed up from my morning Port City ride and I'm horribly sleep deprived. Have fun!!!!

MaryEllsworth
03-20-2016, 12:59 AM
An informal tally shows the following teams had members rolling around HP tonight:
1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20 Is there anyone we missed?

A little snow was observed in headlamps. A shy moon peeked through cloud cover a couple times. Temps did not disappoint on this final eve of BAFS2016.

Thanks Bike Arlington for a great game! Elsewhere I saw someone observing the significant increase in winter biking around DC, and crediting BAFS!

Judd
03-20-2016, 05:52 AM
I had a blast!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/d6337f6ee5177e61f3c35bca07488d0b.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/316299c246db1bb0bbc8fb08740064fa.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/5a0821a1f605ec462a9f0c2d62dfabd0.jpg

kwarkentien
03-20-2016, 06:43 AM
Nicely done!

Rod Smith
03-20-2016, 07:22 AM
Champions.

Amalitza
03-20-2016, 08:59 AM
An informal tally shows the following teams had members rolling around HP tonight:
1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20 Is there anyone we missed?

A little snow was observed in headlamps. A shy moon peeked through cloud cover a couple times. Temps did not disappoint on this final eve of BAFS2016.

Thanks Bike Arlington for a great game! Elsewhere I saw someone observing the significant increase in winter biking around DC, and crediting BAFS!

Komorebi and I were there from team 11. Not sure how you missed getting me recorded-- I was the one with the banana brownies. Nice to meet you! (and everyone else I met)

TriGirlSara
03-20-2016, 09:50 AM
Komorebi and I were there from team 11. Not sure how you missed getting me recorded-- I was the one with the banana brownies. Nice to meet you! (and everyone else I met)

Those banana brownies were delish!

Boomer2U
03-20-2016, 10:29 AM
Sorry to have missed it, but I bonked early after having a crazy week at work; I could only muster a local sleaze ride to finish out BAFS2016.

Kudos to one and all for a gran finale.

Congrats to Bike Arlington for another successful year of promoting winter season cycling in the greater DC area.

Bravo to Jrenaut & SteveO for starting what has become a great tradition! I hope that no one contravened NPS rules by partaking in [insert prohibited substance here] that he carries along to this event.

jrenaut
03-20-2016, 11:02 AM
Bravo to SteveO for starting what has become a great tradition!
Hey! Steve O was definitely instrumental in making this happen every year, but it was MY idea.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for coming out. Even though I got there late on tired legs, I had a great time, as usual. And thanks to the weather for giving us a fittingly unpleasant end to the competition. Getting FS credit for riding around in 60 degree sunshine was really starting to get old.

wheels&wings
03-20-2016, 11:42 AM
An informal tally shows the following teams had members rolling around HP tonight:
1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20 Is there anyone we missed?

A little snow was observed in headlamps. A shy moon peeked through cloud cover a couple times. Temps did not disappoint on this final eve of BAFS2016.

Thanks Bike Arlington for a great game! Elsewhere I saw someone observing the significant increase in winter biking around DC, and crediting BAFS!

Team 12 was there too. (I was the one with the rainbow fingers who pulled up just before midnight. :) )
Thanks for a wonderful time!! w&w

Steve O
03-20-2016, 12:01 PM
An enormous thanks is due to Billy H, who played this year's Sarah Bee, with a trunk full of beverages and snacks and a welcoming smile every time around. Thanks a gazillion!!!


Thanks Bike Arlington for a great game! Elsewhere I saw someone observing the significant increase in winter biking around DC, and crediting BAFS!
Just a clarification: BikeArlington does not organize Freezing Saddles. We are entirely a self organized group of volunteers. We use this forum hosted by BikeArlington and they regularly provide prizes, but everything about Freezing Saddles is accomplished by the players of the game.
So for everyone who has chipped in (and are still chipping in with upcoming HH & prizes, etc.), a big thank you and a rousing cheer.
11305

Steve O
03-20-2016, 12:16 PM
Also, the Flybys are always fun to watch.

Check all the boxes first.

Circles & circles (http://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/#522191798)

Convoy (http://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/#522191680)

MaryEllsworth
03-20-2016, 01:01 PM
I don't want to forget - a million kudos to our fabulous hosts Billy and Cam who withstood the cold with several cases of Gator Aid and sodas and other snacks in their car trunk the whole evening. THANK you Billy and Cam!

MaryEllsworth
03-20-2016, 01:08 PM
Komorebi and I were there from team 11. Not sure how you missed getting me recorded-- I was the one with the banana brownies. Nice to meet you! (and everyone else I met)

Superior Banana Brownies I might add.

MaryEllsworth
03-20-2016, 01:12 PM
An enormous thanks is due to Billy H, who played this year's Sarah Bee, with a trunk full of beverages and snacks and a welcoming smile every time around. Thanks a gazillion!!!


Just a clarification: BikeArlington does not organize Freezing Saddles. We are entirely a self organized group of volunteers. We use this forum hosted by BikeArlington and they regularly provide prizes, but everything about Freezing Saddles is accomplished by the players of the game.
So for everyone who has chipped in (and are still chipping in with upcoming HH & prizes, etc.), a big thank you and a rousing cheer.
11305

Then what is the BA in BAFS? But thanks for clarifying. :)

whunke
03-20-2016, 01:15 PM
I don't want to forget - a million kudos to our fabulous hosts Billy and Cam who withstood the cold with several cases of Gator Aid and sodas and other snacks in their car trunk the whole evening. THANK you Billy and Cam!

Was our pleasure - just trying to reciprocate to everyone who made FS such an enjoyable experience!

Kitty
03-20-2016, 01:20 PM
I'm sorry that I couldn't make it in the end! I had my gear waiting by the door, an extra batch of cookies baked, and understanding party guests--every intention of heading out! But when 10:30-11pm rolled around, I realized that despite my better efforts, our merriment left me in no condition to ride. Ah well.

I've enjoyed seeing the photos and the Strava uploads. Hopefully next year I can be at both the starting and closing events.

Bob James
03-20-2016, 02:23 PM
Komorebi and I were there from team 11. Not sure how you missed getting me recorded-- I was the one with the banana brownies. Nice to meet you! (and everyone else I met)

Komorebi and Amalitza, thanks for representing Team 11 last night. Sorry I could not make it.

cvcalhoun
03-20-2016, 02:46 PM
Sorry I couldn't make it this year. But it was my wife's closing performance in Calendar Girls. The prospect of seeing her wearing only marmalade ingredients overcame my devotion to Freezing Saddles.

11309

rcannon100
03-20-2016, 03:47 PM
Then what is the BA in BAFS? But thanks for clarifying. :)

Largely historical accident. Someone started that hashtag and we still use it. BA is the primary supporter of our playground - but they have nothing to do with FS. Well, they give out cool scarfs. But other than that.... oh yeah and a perfect attendance award. And I think they are organizing Pleasing Saddles. But other than that NOTHING. They have NOTHING to do with FS.

KWL
03-20-2016, 05:38 PM
Team 12 was there too. (I was the one with the rainbow fingers who pulled up just before midnight. :) )
Thanks for a wonderful time!! w&wThanks for representing Team 12, both for FSLNHPP16 and the entire rest of FS. You are indefatigable.

Steve O
03-20-2016, 08:16 PM
Then what is the BA in BAFS?
BadAss

Tim Kelley
03-21-2016, 08:21 AM
Then what is the BA in BAFS? But thanks for clarifying. :)

Think of us as a benevolent sponsor of sorts. :p

It's actually our aim to not be involved from an organizational stand point. It warms my heart to see grassroots bike culture spring up from the community.

There's certainly something about this whole "biking" thing.