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    Default Team 7 thread

    Hi, my name is Jeff and reluctant elf doggie says, let's use this thread to get organized and go for some bicycle rides!

    We can work it all out in committee at some point, but here were our basic principles from last year's award winning team:

    1. Collusion with other teams is completely acceptable. Poach in on their rides, and invite them on ours. There wasn't an official sportsmanship award last year, but if there is this year, let's win it!
    2. The best, safest, funnest way to get completely superfluous miles is to ride the Anacostia River trails back and forth between Lake Artemesia and Nationals park without stopping. I pledge to organize many of those rides.
    3. Since we have riders from Prince Geo's and Montgomery counties, let's consider lots of common meeting places. My favorites are: Roscoes pizza in Takoma Park; Shortcake bakery and Vigilante coffee in Hyattsville. If you can navigate to those places, we will do great.
    4. I am a lousy captain from a mileage perspective. We'll be going on winter vacation soon and my mileage will suck. Oh well, we'll send pictures as the Internets permit. I also may need to take a few days (hopefully not weeks) of medical leave sometime this winter (nothing serious, and actually quite embarrassing), so again, my mileage will suck.
    5. Therefore, it's all on you guys!

    Feel free to introduce yourselves below and let's get this game started! -Jeff

    PS. the butterfly username is awesome.

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    Here's Team 7's strava club: please join as soon as possible!

    https://www.strava.com/clubs/250636

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    Default Hello Team

    Dear teammates, sorry not able to make happy hour but exciting to ride with everyone in any place since I am living at MO Maryland but working at Virginia.

    Due to the long commute work, most of my rides happened at weekends. I also got lower back pain since last year so I will try to avoid make it worse. I did put this information in my register form so hopefully Sunyata notice it and assigned me properly. Of course I will do my best to help team for everything.

    Looking forward to meet all you.

    David Q

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    Cheers everyone! I know a few of you and am looking forward to meeting everyone else! My weekday riding is mostly commuting, but I look forward to plenty of weekend socializing and miles. Just need to tag onto Eric W.'s rides.... If I can survive them!
    Jeff - elf dog looks not happy in that picture haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidq View Post
    Dear teammates, sorry not able to make happy hour but exciting to ride with everyone in any place since I am living at MO Maryland but working at Virginia.

    Due to the long commute work, most of my rides happened at weekends. I also got lower back pain since last year so I will try to avoid make it worse. I did put this information in my register form so hopefully Sunyata notice it and assigned me properly. Of course I will do my best to help team for everything.

    Looking forward to meet all you.

    David Q
    Hi David, don't forget to sign up for strava club at: https://www.strava.com/clubs/250636

    With a nagging injury, best thing you can do for team is make sure you get out for a one-mile ride every day. Those "sleaze" rides (or "neighborhood rides" as I like to say) really add up the points because you get a bonus for just getting out. Don't overdo it on weekends trying to get big miles if it hurts! We need 100% participation every day more important than huge rides!

    EDIT: Ah, sorry, I see now that you've joined. Thanks!
    Last edited by Greenbelt; 01-11-2017 at 09:43 AM.

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    Hi again -- as you sign up for the Strava club, I've taken the liberty of making everybody on the team an "admin" in case there's need to police the club (throw off a non-team member who joins) or otherwise change the pictures, add a team name etc.

    We'll sort of use the Borg collective consciousness approach with no supreme leader and all drones created equal and see how it works. (It you don't get that Star Trek reference, then it's sort of like inter-galactic communism.)

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    I am Locutus of Borg

    Edit: Team name suggestion - Unimatrix zero-seven
    Last edited by Brett L.; 01-11-2017 at 11:49 AM.

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    A bit obscure, and perhaps not representative of our ecumenical, friendly manner though, even if it correctly describes our operating style.

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    Thanks for organizing, Jeff!

    I'm very committed to weekday riding, since it's my fastest commute option downtown from Silver Spring. This is my first attempt at riding through the winter, and the cold hasn't got me down (thanks to Bar Mitts) yet.

    I'm haven't been too eager to ride on weekends, though, since I'm pretty biked out from the 16-mile daily roundtrip slog.

    -Geri

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    Glad to make it on the team, I'm new to the forum, although it's nice to have Jeff as a familiar name-face.

    I'm mostly for weekend rides, although I'm going to try more occasional weekday commutes from New Carrollton - DC
    I feel I may have to apologize for a failed sleaze ride opportunity last Monday, my Strava app did not record when I went out AKA I had dumb fingers that day.

    Um, how about "The Refrigerant Seven" for team name?

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

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