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  1. Mostly my strategy is "freezing saddles" - going...

    Mostly my strategy is "freezing saddles" - going from basically no exercise to 5-10 hours a week. Seems like if I don't scale up my calorie intake too much, this alone should give me at least a pound...
  2. I am in! (actually this was a significant factor...

    I am in! (actually this was a significant factor in coming back to BAFS after a few years off).

    Starting weight - 193
    Goal: <180 by end of BAFS (final goal is <170)
    1/12 check-in: 189
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    Welcome, Cameron!

    Welcome, Cameron!
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    Hello team nine fellows! I already introduced...

    Hello team nine fellows! I already introduced myself on the email thread, so I won't belabor that here.

    Any idea where our 3 lost sheep are? Hard to be a competitive team with only 62% of the...
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    I was on the fence too since I am not really...

    I was on the fence too since I am not really riding at all, but hoping the spirit of BAFS will get me back in the saddle -- so I registered last night.

    I did BAFS for 3-4(?) years before taking...
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    Wound up taking the long way when the Wright Gate...

    Wound up taking the long way when the Wright Gate (by Iwo Jima Memorial) was inexplicably closed at 5:45pm this afternoon. Taking the route 50 "bike trail" from there into central Arlington was an...
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    I think I might have seen this play out too - saw...

    I think I might have seen this play out too - saw another cyclist yell at two clowns passing unsafely heading south just before Gravelly Point.

    I don't normally ride the MVT, but was riding to a...
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    I am actually surprised it's not higher - the...

    I am actually surprised it's not higher - the cyclist percentage of fatalities who were legally drunk is significantly lower than both pedestrains and drivers (21% vs. 35% and 32% respectively).
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    Confirming "horseshoes and hand grenades" award. ...

    Confirming "horseshoes and hand grenades" award. By my count there are six riders who rode every day but one. I will have an award for those six. Ordered supplies today.
  10. I am planning to attend. Thanks for putting...

    I am planning to attend.

    Thanks for putting this together!
  11. Charity event at Conte's Bike shop in Arlington: Saturday 3/25

    “RIDING FOR GOOD” AT CONTE’S BIKE SHOP
    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Join us for RIDING FOR GOOD, a benefit for Bridges to Independence and Doorways for Women and Families at Conte’s Bike Shop in...
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    That's the place -- and I agree w/ you...

    That's the place -- and I agree w/ you assessment.

    I've tried staying on 2nd, but it's not much better. Cutting down to 8th takes me out of my way and it doesn't seem worth it for the few...
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    Can't figure out if I was a jerk or had a ninja...

    Can't figure out if I was a jerk or had a ninja cyclist almost kill me...

    A little before 6pm, I was approaching the Jefferson Memorial on the sidewalk from downtown and heading toward 14th street...
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    breakfast ride Sunday 1/29?

    Any interest in an early morning breakfast ride on Sunday?

    Thinking about something like a 7am departure from somewhere around the start of the W&OD, ride up the W&OD to Vienna Inn and then...
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    This technology, it eludes me. Infiltrators...

    This technology, it eludes me. Infiltrators welcome tho'
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    I'll be there -- arriving between 6 and 6:30. At...

    I'll be there -- arriving between 6 and 6:30. At least one other person said they were coming over on Strava.
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    Happy hour tomorrow (1/26) at Capitol City in...

    Happy hour tomorrow (1/26) at Capitol City in Shirlington - 6:30 pm.

    Hope to see some of you there!
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    No reason it can't be both...

    No reason it can't be both...
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    Team activity!

    All,

    Three potential team activities on the horizon (also cross posted to Strava discussions):
    Wed 1/25 - Hump Day coffee club (not really a team thing, but I plan to go between 7:30 and 8:15 or...
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    Happy hour

    Good morning team 13! I see we are up to 11 members in the strava club. I think we must have gotten some new members. Welcome, and let us know who you are!

    I am back in the saddle as it were...
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    Obscurerichard - sorry, I thought I posted from...

    Obscurerichard - sorry, I thought I posted from work but it didn't go through. Since it was you and me I meant to cancel happy hour.

    So, we're not off to a great start (Note: NSFW or near small...
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    By the way, our team is: Alcova Cyclist Emm...

    By the way, our team is:
    Alcova Cyclist
    Emm
    Jason
    Matt AUne
    mikep
    obscurerichard
    pkeit32
    stahlkenetic
    Tania
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    meet-ups?

    Any interest in a Team 13 Happy hour tomorrow in honor of Friday the 13th? Suggest Mad Fox in Falls Church -- looks like it's just a few blocks off the W&OD. Could also support something closer in,...
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    Team 13:...

    Team 13: https://www.strava.com/clubs/BAFS17-winners
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