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    Quote Originally Posted by JonRobot View Post
    so what you're saying is i have a totally viable excuse to give my wife about why i need more ridiculous socks? because last time we were out she vetoed the cheetah print and neon pink ones because "they're ugly". but if it's for points in a game SHE HAS TO SAY YES!
    (psst - you can go shopping by yourself)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicegrip View Post
    Snip.... You might want to Google Red Hot Chilly Peppers + socks.
    Do we need to amend the contest rules to specify that the socks pictured must be on feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Do we need to amend the contest rules to specify that the socks pictured must be on feet?
    Done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    (psst - you can go shopping by yourself)
    huh. i suppose i can. pink cheetah socks here i come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    Done!
    Well nuts, I guess I am out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post

    My socks are only visible with my shoes off...

    #BAFS2017NoSockGame

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    Same issue for me. All my sick game is of the mid calf variety, just like my overshoe game.


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    Unfortunately, unlike drevil, I can't ride a bicycle while sticking a foot out to show the sock and still manage to use my hands to take the picture.

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    So I had just a little trouble setting up the shot to show both the magnificent awesomeness of the socks, and the bicycle:

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    But the dubious-looking dog is a bonus.

    These socks actually have a history with Freezing Saddles. Second day of #BAFS2016, I was having what I thought were gas pains. But heaven forbid I should let them interfere with getting my ride in! So I took some Pepto Bismol, went over to the Y to do a circuit of the weight machines, then thought I'd bike out to Rockville. As I biked, the pain kept getting worse and worse, and I decided just to bike to White Flint Station and then take Metro to Rockville. Across the street from the Metro station, the pain got so bad that I ended up lying on the ground screaming. But when a couple stopped and offered to call an ambulance, I was mortified at having such an extreme reaction to gas pains, and told them not to. Fortunately, they didn't listen. They ended up calling both an ambulance and my wife, and both showed up at about the same time. The ambulance driver suspected a kidney stone, so my wife drove me straight to the hospital, where that diagnosis proved to be correct.

    Somewhere in the process, my wife noticed that I was wearing these awesome socks, and tried to distract me from the pain by talking about them. So I have these surreal memories of having a pain level somewhere around 15 on a 1-10 scale, having discussions about socks.

    On the good news front, in spite of all this, I managed to get in a 4.4 mile ride. And I remembered to turn off the GPS before heading to the hospital, so the ride was preserved for #BAFS2016. Those are, of course, the most important facts about this whole story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post

    *Bonus points awarded if the photo can also be used for wheels&wings' "The Warming Climate" prize.
    This is going to end very, very badly for the folks at the local pool. Lost Rhino BikenetiCX prize boardshorts + obnoxious knee-high socks + pasty cyclist complexion = "sir, we're going to have to ask you to leave, you constitute a public nuisance. Yes, really. Yes, we know he wore a leopard print thong in public, but he was special. No, it's too weird. Go away."

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    I put this on in preparation of the upgraded amount of snow forecast last night but I guess the sentiment stands either way

    https://www.strava.com/activities/823936676


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    Step 2: Take a photo of you wearing your awesome socks (on your feet) with your bike in the picture (outside).*
    Just to confirm -- only picks taken outside will count, and therefore shots of feet over carpet are disqualified?

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