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    Freezing Saddles rookie offering up a Pointless Prize. Courtesy of our friends at Revolution Cycles (my wife works for Rev). Rev grab bag includes:

    - Bag
    - Sunglasses (just a basic pair of fun sunglasses)
    - Pearl Izumi Transfer Lite headband
    - Pearl Izumi Attack Low socks (size medium so men's 6-8 or women's 7-9 or EU 38.5-41; if they're not you're size then pay it forward)
    - Bontrager phone wallet (kind of like a dry bag)

    Prize will go to the rider with the highest points per mile ratio at the end of the competition. One way to think of it is who can get the most points by riding the least miles. Here's how it will work:

    - Minimum of 30 rides (not quite at least 3 per week for the duration of the contest)
    - Winner based on total points divided by total miles taken to two decimal places
    - In the event of a tie, the tiebreakers are (in this order):

    1. Most points
    2. Fewest miles
    3. Fewest rides

    NOTE: I'm changing the #3 tiebreaker from fewest rides to fewest days ridden. So the minimum of 30 is now 30 days ridden.

    Allez!
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    Embrace the sleaze!
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    Well, there currently is no sponsor for "Sleaze King/Queen," so this prize might serve as a proxy for that.

    Or, chuxtr, you could do that instead. It's already tracked on the FS website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    - Bontrager phone wallet (kind of like a dry bag)

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/eq...allet/p/11584/

    It's kind of like a fancy sturdier bag.

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    FS vets - Please let me know if I'm OK offering up this pointless prize. Or please let me know what else I need to do. Since I'm a rookie, I really don't know what I'm doing but wanted to provide a prize.

    BTW, the wallet is actually this one:

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/eq...allet/p/14405/

    An iPhone 5 or 6 will fit. I think a 6 Plus might fit if the phone isn't in a case.

    Looking forward to meeting folks at happy hour tonight. Cheers,

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    FS vets - Please let me know if I'm OK offering up this pointless prize. Or please let me know what else I need to do. Since I'm a rookie, I really don't know what I'm doing but wanted to provide a prize.

    BTW, the wallet is actually this one:

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/eq...allet/p/14405/

    An iPhone 5 or 6 will fit. I think a 6 Plus might fit if the phone isn't in a case.

    Looking forward to meeting folks at happy hour tonight. Cheers,

    Chuck
    Fancy. Way nicer than the zip lock bag that I usually use. FS runs on anarchy. You can offer up any prize you want any way you want.

    Welcome to the contest. Hope to see you at Happy Hour tonight.


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    Embrace the anarchy! Freezing Saddles riders unite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    Just for grins and to give y'all an idea of how this pointless prize works, I hand jammed the data from the leaderboard (as of earlier this morning) and this is how the top 20 ends up looking.

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    Very different, huh? Almost like a race to the bottom. No one anywhere near the top of the leaderboard makes the cut. The highest placed person on the points leaderboard is Sam W who is sitting at #160. And the current points per mile leader is Tania P who is sitting at #245 on the points leaderboard.

    It's worth noting that not everyone in the top 20 (including the leader) is on track to ride 30 days (note that I changed the last tiebreaker to days ridden, not rides, and the requirement is now a minimum of 30 days ridden) based on ~3 rides per week (they should've ridden at least 3 rides by now). But's it's still very early with plenty of time for folks to catch up.

    Also, this was a total PITA to do so I'm not doing it again. But hopefully we'll be able to create an actual leaderboard. Stay tuned.
    FWIW - as a backup plan to a live leaderboard, it's not a total PITA to do if you use the ride day table (http://www.freezingsaddles.com/people/ridedays), which can be cut and pasted into Excel very easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    FWIW - as a backup plan to a live leaderboard, it's not a total PITA to do if you use the ride day table (http://www.freezingsaddles.com/people/ridedays), which can be cut and pasted into Excel very easily.
    OK. I'll try that. Thanx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    FWIW - as a backup plan to a live leaderboard, it's not a total PITA to do if you use the ride day table (http://www.freezingsaddles.com/people/ridedays), which can be cut and pasted into Excel very easily.
    Ride Day table doesn't contain all the data I need. :-(

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