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    So how would this work early on in the competition? We obviously don't know what all the numbers are, and I'd be shocked if we've already had the worst day of the competition.

    Do you have a formula for computing the numbers? If so I can probably put together a leaderboard for you this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    So how would this work early on in the competition? We obviously don't know what all the numbers are, and I'd be shocked if we've already had the worst day of the competition.

    Do you have a formula for computing the numbers? If so I can probably put together a leaderboard for you this week.
    That was my original idea - make it dynamic based on this year. But I think that's too hard, although it could be done at the end. That would make it hard to know who is winning as we go along.

    No, what I've done is just made an assumption. The table is misleading. The columns should actually be labeled:
    125 riders | 163 riders | 222 riders

    Our worst day may end up having 138 riders or something. The formula would still work; it would just award fewer points than 137 and more than 139.
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    Here's the formula for the most aggressive scenario:
    [Points earned] x [1.025 ^ (200 - #of today's riders)]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    That was my original idea - make it dynamic based on this year. But I think that's too hard, although it could be done at the end. That would make it hard to know who is winning as we go along.

    No, what I've done is just made an assumption. The table is misleading. The columns should actually be labeled:
    125 riders | 163 riders | 222 riders

    Our worst day may end up having 138 riders or something. The formula would still work; it would just award fewer points than 137 and more than 139.
    =======================
    Here's the formula for the most aggressive scenario:
    [Points earned] x [1.025 ^ (200 - #of today's riders)]
    =======================

    I don't know. Sounds kind of like another bad idea.

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    jrenaut has created the Rule 9 leaderboard, which you may find here.

    I will likely offer a Pointless Prize to the badassiest rider (largest positive deviation, based on some black box that I will devise) and pusilanimousiest rider for the opposite.

    Out of town riders will not be eligible. Sorry PP, phatboing & Bruno.
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    Yeah, I looked at that list and laughed. Arranged by bump percentage, I'm tenth. Think I'd break it if I were even remotely eligible.

    Just so we're very clear about this, you should all be very, very glad I have trouble getting out of the library long enough to ride much. Very glad.

    ...we'll see how I'm doing come August (if I'm not back in DC).

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    Default Current Badassiest Riders

    As of right now, the top 10 riders who have been putting in miles on days when no one else has are:

    Dylan S
    Dane
    Karen W
    Jan
    Louis K
    Tom N
    (Will L - slacker who should not be on a list like this)
    Dave K
    Dana W
    Jonathan

    Bolded names are all on the Merry Band of Idiots, apparently the Badassiest team at this point.

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    The bottom 4 are all Slackers. I think your scoring system really captures the essence of Freezing Saddles, and while that sounds disparaging and sarcastic, it's meant sincerely.

    But I have to wonder - this has been the mildest winter we've had in years. I wonder how this chart would look if we'd done it last year, when we had some really awful weather days. I suppose I don't have to wonder - I can actually calculate it, if I'm not too lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    As of right now, the top 10 riders who have been putting in miles on days when no one else has are:

    Dylan S
    Dane
    Karen W
    Jan
    Louis K
    Tom N
    (Will L - slacker who should not be on a list like this)
    Dave K
    Dana W
    Jonathan

    Bolded names are all on the Merry Band of Idiots, apparently the Badassiest team at this point.
    I'm confused, when I look at it the top 10 are pretty much a mixture of the top 10-12 riders from regular scoring. Not really surprising since almost all of the highest scoring riders do not miss ride days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuikAF77 View Post
    I'm confused, when I look at it the top 10 are pretty much a mixture of the top 10-12 riders from regular scoring. Not really surprising since almost all of the highest scoring riders do not miss ride days.
    Sort it by bump % - then the riders at the top are the ones who got the biggest bump from Steve O's system, meaning they rode more on days when everyone else rode less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    Sort it by bump % - then the riders at the top are the ones who got the biggest bump from Steve O's system, meaning they rode more on days when everyone else rode less.
    Since the leaderboard is updated in "real" time, you also need to look at this later in the day; too early in the day, the biggest bumps go to the folks that log the earliest rides (so therefore, get a huge bonus on today's mileage - like the extreme example of a one mile sleaze ride being worth 1,500 points if that's the only ride of the day). This impact will be less pronounced the further into the winter we get.

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