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rcannon100
12-17-2014, 04:48 PM
We are the Keepers of the Frozen Yule Log. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of Freezing Saddles known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.

Rule #1: Obey The Rules

Rule #2: The Rules are whatever the forum deems them to be, after endless pages of bickering, with occasional references to either Kiev or Scotland. No one is charge (quite clearly). This is a consensus driven game.

Rule #3: Stop asking where the leaderboard is (http://freezingsaddles.com/).


http://www.wcpf.org.uk/filestore/pagb_awards_beryl_heaton/09_freezing_saddles.jpg

The saga runs January 1 until the last day of Winter, March 19. There will be a Happy Hour at the beginning where someone will announce the teams and a bunch of people will complain. There will be a Happy Hour at the end with many pointless trophies.

* Tribes (teams):
** Composed of ~10 riders
** For riders from the WABA / Bike Arlington forum
** Volunteer Captains (captains will address any data problems, negotiate or cause confusion, and provide motivational seminars);
* This is a ten-gallon hat tournament. Top riders riders will be assigned across the teams (first to team one, second to team two, third to team three.... and then backwards). And then everyone else will be assigned randomly.
* No late sign ups All participants MUST come through the registration process.
* Interested cyclists must sign up by December 24 Midnight
* All rides must be logged by SOME END DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED in order to be included
* No sandbagging. No Baggage.
* Communications will be through the forum.
* Participants must be on the forum and must be on Strava.
* There is a slacker team. They are not competing in the mileage/point competition. The slacker team will not be on the leaderboard.
* Those who make suggestions about FS have been automatically deemed to volunteer to execute said suggestion. Those who have volunteered for FS get respect (no second guessing, no making suggestions about how they should do what they volunteered to do, and no telling people to do things that you yourself have not volunteered to do).
* Please follow the Spirit of the Game (http://www.usaultimate.org/about/ultimate/spirit_of_the_game.aspx).

Scoring: Riders will receive 10 points for each day and 1 point for each mile ridden. Minimum total for one day to get the bonus points is 1 mile. The tribe's score will be the sum of the tribe members (indoor trainers do not count- you must be freezing in the saddle outside).

There is no meaning to the phrase "sleaze ride." Really. No, really, its just a name for short rides. No, really, dont worry about it.

La Strava
* We will honor the "trainer" checkbox in Strava; those rides will be ignored. As will rides with #NoBAFS (case-insensitive) in the ride name.
* Any rides with kiddos on your bike can be tagged in the ride name with #Kidical for a kidically pointless prize.
* In order for rides to be counted, the athletes will need to authorize the Freezing Saddles application to read their Strava data. (Details coming very soon on how to do that.)
* Also, riders will need to be a member of their "tribe" Strava club in order for their rides to count (we'll only be showing riders that are on one of the competition teams) -- and I will need the list of those team IDs for configuring the scoreboard. Of course any recorded rides will be counted retroactively if any of the team captains are late in getting the clubs formed (or late in getting me the ID of the clubs ... or I'm late in updating the app configuration).


Freezing Saddles is a self organized effort of the participants. Freezing Saddles is not sponsored by anyone (it is not sponsored by Bike Arlington or by WABA). There is no organization. It is just a bunch of people coming together to be silly and ride bikes when it is really really cold. Your participation in Freezing Saddles is voluntary and at your own risk and you have not paid anyone anything to participate. Please volunteer to help make this self organized effort succeed.

"Welcome to Freezing Saddles, where all the women are strong, all the men middle-aged and in lycra, and all the cyclists are above average."

creadinger
12-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Well this is a major bummer.....

The Freezing Saddles leaderboard is now flagged as pornography on the NOAA network.

Did y'all do something funky to the webpage this time around?? Or did some 'entertainment' site buy the domain for certain cold weather fetishists?

Mikey
12-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Well this is a major bummer.....

The Freezing Saddles leaderboard is now flagged as pornography on the NOAA network.

Did y'all do something funky to the webpage this time around?? Or did some 'entertainment' site buy the domain for certain cold weather fetishists?
That's because it is PORN

TwoWheelsDC
12-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Cannon's grammar and spelling are pretty obscene...

Tim Kelley
12-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Cannon's grammar and spelling are pretty obscene...

http://instantostrich.com/

hozn
12-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Well this is a major bummer.....

The Freezing Saddles leaderboard is now flagged as pornography on the NOAA network.

Did y'all do something funky to the webpage this time around?? Or did some 'entertainment' site buy the domain for certain cold weather fetishists?

It looks fine to me / from my internet. Anyone see anything different? I'm guessing the flagging was due to some rule applied to the domain name rather than any site content. Silly nanny system.

jrenaut
12-29-2014, 01:40 PM
Fine from here too (and I'm on a government network).

Bilsko
12-29-2014, 01:50 PM
Rule #1: Obey The Rules

* No late sign ups All participants MUST come through the registration process.
* Interested cyclists must sign up by December 24 Midnight


Ooops.

DCAKen
01-05-2015, 12:36 PM
Well this is a major bummer.....

The Freezing Saddles leaderboard is now flagged as pornography on the NOAA network.

Did y'all do something funky to the webpage this time around?? Or did some 'entertainment' site buy the domain for certain cold weather fetishists?

This is the same filter that blocks a website (http://noaacycling.org/) that a NOAA employee set up for ordering sanctioned NOAA-branded clothing.

lordofthemark
01-05-2015, 01:08 PM
In order for rides to be counted, the athletes will need to authorize the Freezing Saddles application to read their Strava data. (Details coming very soon on how to do that.)

??? Looking at the leaderboard (which is NOT porn, at least not over here) I see many people have already managed to do this authorization. I am not sure how though. TIA.

edit:Never mind. Google is very helpful.

edit#2:Oh wait. It seems to not have my two rides from Jan 1 and Jan 2. When I had not yet authorized. Is it too late for those to be added?

Edit#3. Oh wait. Never mind. Or thanks. Whatever.

jrenaut
01-05-2015, 01:14 PM
Click here to authorize (http://freezingsaddles.com/authorize) from this thread (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?7965-ATTENTION-2015-Freezing-Saddles-participants-and-wannabes)

americancyclo
01-05-2015, 01:32 PM
This is the same filter that blocks a website (http://noaacycling.org/) that a NOAA employee set up for ordering sanctioned NOAA-branded clothing.
...

This Page Cannot Be Displayed Based on your corporate access policies, access to this web site ( http://noaacycling.org/ ) has been blocked because the web category "Uncategorized URLs" is not allowed.

DCAKen
01-06-2015, 12:59 PM
...

This is the notice I get


Client IP: 205.156.36.105
URL: http://seandersonphoto.com/noaacycling/ (209.200.227.230)
URL Categories: Malicious Sites* [Looked up via GTI]
Reputation Score: 127
Geolocation: US:United States [US:United States]