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Mikey
02-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Good afternoon Freezing Saddlers! FSSB 3 is almost done, and we are now mid-challenge, so it's time for our next side bet - FSSB #4
The format for this side bet is different than the last 3. For this one we are going to do a Super Team Tournament, With total points determining who will walk away proud, and who will walk away with tails between legs.

As of right now there is some separation between teams, but fear not, even if your team hasn't posted huge miles this challenge is up for grabs; anyone can win.

Here is how it will work. Over the next week ride as you normally do, and post your miles to strava. Your team's points during that round will be combined with another team's for a super team score. Your super team will go head to head with another super team, with the winner moving on to round 2. So what are the teams.
Teams will be decided by rank of teams as of MIDNIGHT tonight, and will go as follows
Super Team 1 (first place + tenth place)
Super Team 2 (fifth place + sixth place)
Super Team 3 (second place + ninth place)
Super Team 4 (third place + eighth place)
Super Team 5 (fourth place + seventh place)
I'll post a bracket and update team names accordingly.

Round 1 will be total points for Thursday through Sunday, Round 2 will be total points for Monday through Thursday with total winner announced next Friday.
Here's what it will look like, We go live at Midnight!
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Mikey
02-05-2014, 03:00 PM
here is what it may look like, I'll work out the bugs for file size.
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ShawnoftheDread
02-05-2014, 04:02 PM
I like that Super Team 2 goes out of order from the other teams. ELITE.

cvcalhoun
02-05-2014, 04:04 PM
I'm thinking this means those poor Slackers--who joined with the expectation that they wouldn't be expected to do much of anything--are suddenly going to be under pressure from the #1 team to up their game.

Mikey
02-05-2014, 04:08 PM
@ Dread - matchups were designed for competitiveness
@ cvcalhoun - No, I fully expect the Chris and Chris show to carry the 18 other riders

ShawnoftheDread
02-05-2014, 04:17 PM
@ Dread - matchups were designed for competitiveness


I get that. The matchups go in order, they're just placed on Super Team numbers out of order in one spot.

Mikey
02-05-2014, 04:22 PM
I get that. The matchups go in order, they're just placed on Super Team numbers out of order in one spot.

Yep, 2+9 >> 5+6 , these matchups makes both first round matches more interesting. I don't want to set up any cakewalks in the first round (espially not the team I would be on).

KayakCyndi
02-05-2014, 04:29 PM
@ cvcalhoun - No, I fully expect the Chris and Chris show to carry the 18 other riders

Great, way to add even more incentive for them to ride!

Subby
02-05-2014, 09:48 PM
Slackers should be renamed the Ringers because they are chock full of ass-kicking winter riders. HUGE advantage to be paired with them. :D

GO GO GO SOOOOOOPERTEAM ONE!!!!

cvcalhoun
02-05-2014, 11:15 PM
I love how everyone assumes that Sloppy Seconds will be #1 going forward. For the record, there has actually been only one week that Sloppy Seconds has been on top of the weekly rankings. What has happened is that a different team jettisons to the top each week, but then can't keep it up the following week. We Sloppies aren't at the top any one week, but are consistent enough to take top honors overall.

Mikey
02-05-2014, 11:23 PM
I love how everyone assumes that Sloppy Seconds will be #1 going forward. For the record, there has actually been only one week that Sloppy Seconds has been on top of the weekly rankings. What has happened is that a different team jettisons to the top each week, but then can't keep it up the following week. We Sloppies aren't at the top any one week, but are consistent enough to take top honors overall.

I'm only assuming that they are going to be #1 in 36 min, at the start of FSSB #4.

cvcalhoun
02-05-2014, 11:28 PM
Ah, okay, I was misreading it to say that you'd set up the teams based on the first week after the start of FSSB #4. If we're setting them up based on past performance, I would agree it's unlikely we'll drop out of first place in the next 32 minutes.


I'm only assuming that they are going to be #1 in 36 min, at the start of FSSB #4.

hozn
02-06-2014, 02:49 AM
I'm thinking this means those poor Slackers--who joined with the expectation that they wouldn't be expected to do much of anything--are suddenly going to be under pressure from the #1 team to up their game.

As a member of said team, I would vote that Slackers team not be included (though in realize that throws a wench in the math). Slackers team has no handicap and riders are participating for purely social side effects of the competition. Seems wrong to enter them into the team competition. Of course, it is a side bet, so it may not matter; I personally don't monitor the leaderboards so I won't be feeling any extra pressure to ride :)

Arlingtonrider
02-06-2014, 07:09 AM
Ditto.

consularrider
02-06-2014, 08:34 AM
Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
@ cvcalhoun - No, I fully expect the Chris and Chris show to carry the 18 other riders


Great, way to add even more incentive for them to ride!
Great, now I'll have to actually ride my handicap. :(

Mikey
02-06-2014, 09:18 AM
It's official, we are a go. Remember, this is all for fun, we are already winners!
Post your rides to Strava as normal, this round runs until the end of Sunday. hozn, can you help me pull daily team totals starting today. Thanks. And remember if you don't like this side bet, go out and get a photo of Reagan!

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KayakCyndi
02-06-2014, 09:29 AM
And remember if you don't like this side bet, go out and get a photo of Reagan!



Really, no one stopped at DCA this morning?

culimerc
02-06-2014, 09:50 AM
Slackers should be renamed the Ringers because they are chock full of ass-kicking winter riders. HUGE advantage to be paired with them. :D

GO GO GO SOOOOOOPERTEAM ONE!!!!
Yes, which is why Slackers are currently in dead last......

consularrider
02-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
Slackers should be renamed the Ringers because they are chock full of ass-kicking winter riders. HUGE advantage to be paired with them.

GO GO GO SOOOOOOPERTEAM ONE!!!!

Yes, which is why Slackers are currently in dead last......
Subby's working on his new career path as a motivational speaker. ;)

cvcalhoun
02-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Some of us still refuse to acknowledge the renaming of National Airport!


And remember if you don't like this side bet, go out and get a photo of Reagan!


Really, no one stopped at DCA this morning?

Greenbelt
02-06-2014, 10:14 PM
As a member of said team, I would vote that Slackers team not be included (though in realize that throws a wench in the math). Slackers team has no handicap and riders are participating for purely social side effects of the competition. Seems wrong to enter them into the team competition. Of course, it is a side bet, so it may not matter; I personally don't monitor the leaderboards so I won't be feeling any extra pressure to ride :)

Somehow I doubt the slackers gonna be more motivated. I motivated straight to the couch.

Steve O
02-07-2014, 09:38 AM
(...though I realize that throws a wench in the math)

That seems interesting. Who's the wench?

Arlingtonrider
02-07-2014, 09:41 AM
Me.

DCAKen
02-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Some of us still refuse to acknowledge the renaming of National Airport!

It's either National or DCA for me :)

Justin Antos
02-07-2014, 03:42 PM
This challenge sounds great. We're forgetting the most important part though - what Pointless Prize will the winners get?

Maybe copies of this:
http://www.juliaspencerfleming.com/images/9780312986766-1.jpg

Mikey
02-12-2014, 08:59 PM
So, FSSB #4 was q bust. Sorry, my exuberence exceeded my ability to pull the data and my limited computer connectivity this week trumped my limited FS miles. That said, since we are all winners, I deem the nerd herders from outer space the winners, just because I like the name.

cyclingfool
02-12-2014, 11:31 PM
So, FSSB #4 was q bust. Sorry, my exuberence exceeded my ability to pull the data and my limited computer connectivity this week trumped my limited FS miles. That said, since we are all winners, I deem the nerd herders from outer space the winners, just because I like the name.

What do you mean, a bust?! I paid good money for this... oh, wait. :)