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peterw_diy
01-09-2014, 04:57 PM
If I go out of town, can I still earn points? It seems to me anyone who finds himself in Minneapolis should get credit for rides, and anybody in Phoenix probably shouldn't. How much warmer can a spot be for it to be ok to log miles without a #nobafs tag?

TwoWheelsDC
01-09-2014, 05:06 PM
As the winner of the "most miles in a warm climate" (or whatever the official title was) Pointless Prize from last year's contest, due to a February quasi-vacation to San Diego, I can say that ALL outdoor miles count regardless of climate.

Terpfan
01-09-2014, 05:30 PM
I may try to squeeze in a ride then in Phoenix. Can't help that I have to go there for work for two days. Just need to find a bike rental place that's open til evening hours and remember to bring lights. Not so sure I will do the same on Chicago trip unless I find someone near the airport renting bikes.

bobco85
01-09-2014, 06:09 PM
I may try to squeeze in a ride then in Phoenix. Can't help that I have to go there for work for two days. Just need to find a bike rental place that's open til evening hours and remember to bring lights. Not so sure I will do the same on Chicago trip unless I find someone near the airport renting bikes.

I'd recommend Bike Barn in Phoenix. I had a good experience with them. http://bikebarnaz.com

I went with a hybrid due to their dirt canal trails (picture is mine).

4452

ShawnoftheDread
01-09-2014, 07:34 PM
Let's not forget vvill getting points in the summer and the future by riding in Australia last year .

Raymo853
01-09-2014, 08:08 PM
I am going to Costa Rica next week so I may try for that award.

Rob_O
01-09-2014, 08:10 PM
Did some riding in Mexico last February. Beautiful scenery and was happy to get the points!

Rod Smith
01-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Kayakcyndi rode on three continents during Freezing Saddles 2013. She's got a QOM in the Himalaya!

ShawnoftheDread
01-09-2014, 09:00 PM
Kayakcyndi rode on three continents during Freezing Saddles 2013. She's got a QOM in the Himalaya!

And Tim Kelley has spent all year trying to figure out how to take it from her.

KayakCyndi
01-10-2014, 01:20 AM
And Tim Kelley has spent all year trying to figure out how to take it from her.

He can stop plotting. I lost all the QOMs shortly thereafter when a gaggle of professional mountain bikers descended upon Nepal for a multi-day race through the himalaya!

I'm handing out the king/queen of the world award this year to whoever rides on the most continents so yes, ride on!

Fast Friendly Guy
01-10-2014, 05:16 AM
As the winner of the "most miles in a warm climate" (or whatever the official title was) Pointless Prize from last year's contest, due to a February quasi-vacation to San Diego, I can say that ALL outdoor miles count regardless of climate.

Winter/Warm? Did anyone notice how many of the Festive 500 winners were in equitorial or Southern hemisphere locations?

Rod Smith
01-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Cyndi, you still have this one. http://www.strava.com/segments/3425966

PeteD
01-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Trying to figure out the logistics for my 2 week vacation in February, but I'm shooting for the "Rider who circumnavigated a country" prize, trying to get in a long ride or two in Grand Cayman. Looking like I'll have to pack my bike as the prospects for a road bike rental seems to be "none" or "rip off the stupid tourist".

--Pete

Terpfan
01-10-2014, 10:12 AM
I'd recommend Bike Barn in Phoenix. I had a good experience with them. http://bikebarnaz.com

I went with a hybrid due to their dirt canal trails (picture is mine).

4452

Perfect--thanks!!

guga31bb
01-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Trying to figure out the logistics for my 2 week vacation in February, but I'm shooting for the "Rider who circumnavigated a country" prize, trying to get in a long ride or two in Grand Cayman. Looking like I'll have to pack my bike as the prospects for a road bike rental seems to be "none" or "rip off the stupid tourist".

--Pete

How does one pack a bike for a trip like that?

Amalitza
01-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Did some riding in Mexico last February. Beautiful scenery and was happy to get the points!

And almost a prize. I was torn on whether the Least Freezing prize should go to TwoWheels for *most* warm weather riding or to you for *warmest* warm weather riding.

cyclingfool
01-10-2014, 11:31 AM
How does one pack a bike for a trip like that?

Like this (http://travellingtwo.com/resources/packingyourbike), minus all the touring gear in this case, I assume.

Subby
01-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Heh we have a week long meeting in Orlando in February and I have convinced them to let me drive all of the presentation gear (laptops, projectors, etc) down instead of shipping it.

I *miiiight* be able to squeeze the ol' Orbea in there. Somewhere.

TwoWheelsDC
01-10-2014, 11:43 AM
Heh we have a week long meeting in Orlando in February and I have convinced them to let me drive all of the presentation gear (laptops, projectors, etc) down instead of shipping it.

I *miiiight* be able to squeeze the ol' Orbea in there. Somewhere.

But then you have to ride in Orlando...yikes!

consularrider
01-10-2014, 11:49 AM
Trying to figure out the logistics for my 2 week vacation in February, but I'm shooting for the "Rider who circumnavigated a country" prize, trying to get in a long ride or two in Grand Cayman. Looking like I'll have to pack my bike as the prospects for a road bike rental seems to be "none" or "rip off the stupid tourist".

--Pete
I did Grenada (on a mtb) in October 2011 and am hoping to add Barbados or Trinidad before spring.

MattAune
01-10-2014, 12:38 PM
But then you have to ride in Orlando...yikes!

Orlando gets a bad rap for some reason. The riding there is fine. Subby, check out the W Orange Trail, and the Windermere roadies routes.

PeteD
01-10-2014, 02:19 PM
Like this (http://travellingtwo.com/resources/packingyourbike), minus all the touring gear in this case, I assume.

Was going to rent a bike box (or beg/borrow one) (http://www.tricosports.com/travel_cases.html).

And Grand Cayman is... well... small. Was planning on: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3889168 or something just a bit longer for a full century.

--Pete

consularrider
01-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Was going to rent a bike box (or beg/borrow one) (http://www.tricosports.com/travel_cases.html).

And Grand Cayman is... well... small. Was planning on: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3889168 or something just a bit longer for a full century.

--Pete
Hey, your Grand Cayman route is cheating since you spend too much time going back over the same roads. I find it interesting that Google Maps doesn't show any roads on that portion of the northside but does show several resorts. What to the tourists do, drop in by parachute or heliocopter? ;D

Hopefully this link works for my Grenada island circumference (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/126734766) ride. Just under 70 miles with 5300 feet of climbing.