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rcannon100
12-20-2014, 08:41 AM
Freezing Saddles is a volunteer effort of the bike forum. People volunteer to organize awards, organize happy hours, run the back end, create graphics, design side bets, organize group rides, do the sign up, etc. etc. etc.. Are you willing to volunteer for something? What are you volunteering to do?

Here is what people are volunteering to do. As a reminder, this is a group effort. No one is supervising you. No one will call you to see if you have done what you have volunteered to do. This is entirely self initiated effort

KayakCyndi Award some pointless prizes (K/QofWorld and others)
83(b) Beer
GB cheer and stuff
Rob_O create prizes, help organize HHs, side bets
Raymo853 design side bets, general tasks
Alcova Cyclist First year, so not sure... will provide homebrewed beer for one or more prizes
Erin C Happy to help organize a happy hour
TimV happy to help, not sure in what capacity.
jrenaut Help hozn with the website, organize the Last Day Hains Point Party
Sunyata Help with awards
rads I am a good volunteer. :-)
Jabot I am willing to organize some MD happy hours or a FCCMD.
jess65456 I can edit copy
thavaradhara I can help my husband, Mike Essig
KelOnWheels I volunteer as tribute! Err, I dunno, I'll think of something!
ian74 I will happily volunteer, let me know what I can do
Mikey I will run a series of fun FS Side Bets
CPTJohnC I'll definitely do a pointless prize. I could also help with other soft tasks. Maybe help with happy hour preparations?
Brn Moore I'll design side bets, create graphics, and post pointed pointless prizes
americancyclo Instagram Award
dasgeh Kidical
Greenbelt Lead rides
Dirt Lead Sunday rides.
bikenurse maybe some ride meet ups?
PeteD Merch?
sjclaeys Organize beer-related side bet
Rod Smith organize group rides
kwarkentien Organize group rides
ctankcycles organize group rides
sarahybillington Organize happy hours
Steve O pointless prizes, FSLNHPP, more
eminva Pointless Prizes, Help with Award Ceremony
historygeek really want to just try it out this year
chris_s Side Bets / Pointless Prize Creation
Subby Social media pics prize #fs2015, etc.
acl substitution czar (don't think I've ever been a czar of anything before!)
Rockford10 Sure!
colleen Sure. Happy hours.
sethpo Sure. No idea for what though.
kdugan things and stuff
kdugan Volunteer to organize puppy and kitten adoptions
dcv will volunteer
Wheels&Wings Yes - I will brainstorm and get back to you
Fast Friendly Guy Yes, Award for 5 top mileage women riders
elwbikes Yes, team rides and happy hours!
vern yes...I don't know yet

rcannon100
12-20-2014, 10:18 AM
One thing we could really use a volunteer to do would be to create a FS2015 logo and then post a high quality version of it. PeteD and I were talking at coffee about this. What could happen is someone makes some great art, a nice logo - and uploads it. And then everyone can use it to make swag. If people wanted to use it on different things, just have at it.

Any volunteers?

Arlingtonrider
12-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Announcing a NEWBIE GOLD NUGGET AWARD

In addition to the Original Gold Nugget award for most miles ridden on Jan 1, I also volunteer a special new Gold Nugget award for the *FS newbie* with the most miles ridden on Jan. 1.

Please let me know by Jan 3 if you think you may be a contender for either of the Gold Nuggets, so that I can determine who the winners are. We would really like for you to be present at the Jan 8 happy hour when we make the Gold Nugget awards, although if you absolutely can't make it, you can designate a proxy to accept the award for you. I'll post details about these awards on the happy hour thread as well.

Oh, and I also volunteered to handle the award for the most Hains Point laps over the course of the competition. Happy hours too.

hozn
12-20-2014, 03:51 PM
I propose that returning FS participants can only count Jan 1 miles ridden in excess of last year's miles. Maybe as a percentage. Otherwise seems like this prize will always go someone in the same handful of riders. I am kinda joking, but there aren't that many of the participants that can crank out more than 200 miles in a day (don't remember what last year's winner did, but I am guessing somewhere in that ballpark is gonna be the ticket).

Harry Meatmotor
12-20-2014, 04:16 PM
One thing we could really use a volunteer to do would be to create a FS2015 logo and then post a high quality version of it. PeteD and I were talking at coffee about this. What could happen is someone makes some great art, a nice logo - and uploads it. And then everyone can use it to make swag. If people wanted to use it on different things, just have at it.

Any volunteers?

I might be able to help with this - PM me.

Arlingtonrider
12-20-2014, 04:17 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, Hozn, but as the initiator of the award (for which last year was the first year), I don't think we've gotten to the point yet where we need to do something like that.

Last year's Gold Nugget winner was a 2014 newbie who rode 141 miles, and the two runner ups rode between 100 and 120(?) as I recall. Adding a newbie-only award helps address the issue you mention, and it might be won by someone riding many fewer miles than that, depending on the competition among the newbies.

One caveat I forgot to mention, and it applies to FS overall - please stay safe everyone, and don't ride in conditions you don't feel you have the right equipment and/or experience for. This is all just for our fun!

p.s. Congrats again to Vicegrip for last year's win!

hozn
12-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Sounds good :-) I think it is nice to have the happy hour after the competition starts for things like this.

I am planning to be at the happy hour to cheer y'all on.

Alcova cyclist
12-21-2014, 07:16 PM
First year, so not sure... will provide homebrewed beer for one or more prizes


I boiled up the "Solstice Stout" today. It's in the primary fermentation bucket & I'm anxiously awaiting the first bubbles to tell me my yeast is alive & well and happily changing sugar into alcohol. I'll be adding some bourbon-soaked wood chips in a week or so.

Just need to come up the pointless prize that goes with it (and finish up the rest of the brewing & bottling process - should be ready just in time for the end of FS).

TriGirlSara
12-21-2014, 08:48 PM
I'm also happy to volunteer for something, although as a newbie I don't have a good feel for what would be useful, so feel free to volunteer me for something. I do own a can of gold spray paint that could be used to make all sorts of different "trophies" for pointless awards. :)


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