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    Judd - Asking for "a friend" - any update as to how fabulous this prize is going to be?

    This "friend" is trying to decide if he should sandbag the competition and stop riding (thus almost guaranteeing a cheap and hollow victory here as he is within 5 points of his guess) or give up on these fabulous dreams in the futile pursuit of a higher leaderboard placement than originally envisioned or maintaining his very solid 2nd place in the #kidical scoring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    Judd - Asking for "a friend" - any update as to how fabulous this prize is going to be?

    This "friend" is trying to decide if he should sandbag the competition and stop riding (thus almost guaranteeing a cheap and hollow victory here as he is within 5 points of his guess) or give up on these fabulous dreams in the futile pursuit of a higher leaderboard placement than originally envisioned or maintaining his very solid 2nd place in the #kidical scoring.
    Given that you're not on my team, I think you should take it easy for the rest of the competition in order to win this prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Given that you're not on my team, I think you should take it easy for the rest of the competition in order to win this prize.
    Thanks! I will let the "friend" know that. Since I am on your team (unless I'm getting kicked off?), I will do the opposite and continue going above and beyond my guess.
    Last edited by LhasaCM; 02-22-2017 at 10:43 AM. Reason: didn't mean to bold that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    Thanks! I will let the "friend" know that. Since I am on your team (unless I'm getting kicked off?), I will do the opposite and continue going above and beyond my guess.
    Ah, I wasn't matching forum names correctly with Strava names. Yes, definitely keep going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    Thanks! I will let the "friend" know that. Since I am on your team (unless I'm getting kicked off?), I will do the opposite and continue going above and beyond my guess.
    And miss out on.... A NEW CAR!!!!!!*

    You should ride as much as you can. The weather looks like it's going to be nice for the rest of the contest and there's nothing better in life than being on a bike.








    * This is a lie... It's probably going to involve jelly beans in homage to the "Guess how many jelly beans are in this jar" contests that inspired this pointless prize. It will likely also include a gift card to a bike shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    And miss out on.... A NEW CAR!!!!!!*

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    Oh well. I wouldn't have anywhere to keep that anyway.

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    The results of the Guess Your Final Score are in. Congratulations to Bobco who guessed his final score EXACTLY! It appears that his complicated math formula in this thread was a winner, in addition to going out for a 12 mile ride yesterday after having ridden 84 miles for the VASA ride.

    Lots of people came very close to guessing their final score. And lots of people blew their guess out of the water. The final tally is below. Holler at me if I missed your guess on the thread and I'll update it.


    Name - Guess - Actual - Difference
    Alan A. - 3,456 - 4,205 - 749
    Amalitza - 1,985 - 1,707 - 278
    Bob C. - 35 - Gone from the leaderboard
    Brett L. - 2,170 - 2,108 - 62
    Carol C. - 2,100 - 2,230 - 130
    Casey B. - 2,280 - 2,980 - 700
    Chris M. - 1,000 - 1,601 - 601
    Erin M. - 1,100 - 1,200 - 100
    Grace C. - 1,337 - 1,651 - 314
    Jeanne S. - 513 - 1,081 - 513
    Judd L. - 3,120 - 3,796 - 676
    Komorebi L. - 2,616 - 2,767 - 151
    Matt H. - 3,275 - 3,860 - 585
    Nick W - 2,528 - 3,254 - 726
    Nimish - 2,100 - 1,157 - 943
    ricky - 666 - 2,550 - 1,884
    Robert S. - 2,250 - 2,250 - 0
    Rod S. - 4,187 - 4,345 - 158
    Samuel F. - 1,890 - 2,553 - 663
    Sara L. - 1,345 - 1,246 - 99
    Steve O - 1,000,000 - 2,243 - 997,757

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    The results of the Guess Your Final Score are in. Congratulations to Bobco who guessed his final score EXACTLY! It appears that his complicated math formula in this thread was a winner, in addition to going out for a 12 mile ride yesterday after having ridden 84 miles for the VASA ride.

    Lots of people came very close to guessing their final score. And lots of people blew their guess out of the water. The final tally is below. Holler at me if I missed your guess on the thread and I'll update it.


    Name - Guess - Actual - Difference
    Alan A. - 3,456 - 4,205 - 749
    Amalitza - 1,985 - 1,707 - 278
    Bob C. - 35 - Gone from the leaderboard
    Brett L. - 2,170 - 2,108 - 62
    Carol C. - 2,100 - 2,230 - 130
    Casey B. - 2,280 - 2,980 - 700
    Chris M. - 1,000 - 1,601 - 601
    Erin M. - 1,100 - 1,200 - 100
    Grace C. - 1,337 - 1,651 - 314
    Jeanne S. - 513 - 1,081 - 513
    Judd L. - 3,120 - 3,796 - 676
    Komorebi L. - 2,616 - 2,767 - 151
    Matt H. - 3,275 - 3,860 - 585
    Nick W - 2,528 - 3,254 - 726
    Nimish - 2,100 - 1,157 - 943
    ricky - 666 - 2,550 - 1,884
    Robert S. - 2,250 - 2,250 - 0
    Rod S. - 4,187 - 4,345 - 158
    Samuel F. - 1,890 - 2,553 - 663
    Sara L. - 1,345 - 1,246 - 99
    Steve O - 1,000,000 - 2,243 - 997,757
    So, my goal for Freezing Saddles this year was 1,500 miles... Thanks to some pretty tough competition with Team 15, I crushed that and got 2,200 miles! So, I am kind of happy that I did not win this prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    So, my goal for Freezing Saddles this year was 1,500 miles... Thanks to some pretty tough competition with Team 15, I crushed that and got 2,200 miles! So, I am kind of happy that I did not win this prize.
    Yeah - I think I totally underestimated my pseudo-competitiveness heading into this competition, so I'm thrilled I was so far off. I had a goal/target of 70 days and 300 miles (the 1,000 points for Chris M), which would've been a modest but not crazy increase over what I had been averaging since July when I started using Strava. Little did I know that this competition would inspire me to come up with schemes like meeting my wife and daughter in Reston for lunch (me biking from DC, them driving). Now, to keep that effort up without the underlying "but it's for the team" excuse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    The results of the Guess Your Final Score are in. Congratulations to Bobco who guessed his final score EXACTLY! It appears that his complicated math formula in this thread was a winner, in addition to going out for a 12 mile ride yesterday after having ridden 84 miles for the VASA ride.

    Lots of people came very close to guessing their final score. And lots of people blew their guess out of the water. The final tally is below. Holler at me if I missed your guess on the thread and I'll update it.


    Name - Guess - Actual - Difference

    ricky - 666 - 2,550 - 1,884
    If I did my usual bike routine of just mountain biking, I probably would not have surpassed this. But thanks to the harsh browbeating by self-selected team captain Rod Smith*, I quadrupled my pointage.


    *I kid, Rod's a generally nice guy, and I had a great time doing my first BAFS

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