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    Default FS 2018 Pointless Prize Thread

    Let's get this started...

    I will once again be awarding the Loopy for Arlington Pointless Prizes for completing the most Arlington Loops (for the uninitiated: W&OD Trail from the Custis intersection to its eastern terminus, 4-Mile Run Trail from Shirlington Rd. to its eastern terminus, the MVT from DCA to its northern terminus at Roosevelt Island, and the whole Custis trail). There will be 3 prizes: Most Clockwise Loops (for those who need to unwind), Most Counter-Clockwise Loops (for those who need to get wound up), and Most Matching Loops (for those seeking balance in life, or who simply like to go both ways).

    How do you play?

    Unlike Hains Point laps, the Arlington Loop can actually get you to useful places, so the game is designed so you don't have to literally ride the entire trail route to count a completed loop, and you don't have to do a complete loop in a single ride, or even a single day, either (for example, you can do half the loop on your morning commute, and the other half on your evening commute the next day). A loop is counted each time you collect all 8 short segments located near the trail intersection points. So collect loops while coffeeneuring, beerneuring, doneuring, or errendneuring.

    For a clockwise loop, collect these Strava segments:

    ArLoopCW1
    ArLoopCW2
    ArLoopCW3
    ArLoopCW4
    ArLoopCW5
    ArLoopCW6
    ArLoopCW7
    ArLoopCW8

    For a counterclockwise loop, collect these Strava segments:

    ArLoopCCW1
    ArLoopCCW2
    ArLoopCCW3
    ArLoopCCW4
    ArLoopCCW5
    ArLoopCCW6
    ArLoopCCW7
    ArLoopCCW8

    Note that many of the segments have been flagged as hazardous in Strava by people wishing to protect their KOMs, I assume. If you don't see a segment you expect on your ride, click the button to "show hidden efforts".

    The prizes will be, of course, specially inscribed commemorative boxes of Froot Loops (TM).

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    I’m going to offer a Rookie of the Year prize as well as a Spirit Award. Will post with official details once we get closer to the start.


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    I'm planning on running a reindeer game called "Frozémon Hunter". It'll have its own thread when I get around to it.

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    It's coming:

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    In Strava is there any way to easily discern between dirt/mountain biking miles and (boriiiiiiiiiiing) road miles? If so, I'd like to set up an award for the most non-paved miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    In Strava is there any way to easily discern between dirt/mountain biking miles and (boriiiiiiiiiiing) road miles? If so, I'd like to set up an award for the most non-paved miles
    You could probably correlate to which bike people are riding ... But I don't think there is a surface indicator on activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    In Strava is there any way to easily discern between dirt/mountain biking miles and (boriiiiiiiiiiing) road miles? If so, I'd like to set up an award for the most non-paved miles
    You could hashtag like we do with #kidical and #nobafs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    You could hashtag like we do with #kidical and #nobafs
    YESSSSSH! Who do I have to talk to to get #dirtyride included for FS2018? I'll start a thread up with the details when the other pointless prizes organizers start doing theirs.

    Fenders? Harrumph!*



    (*Not me or my pic. If the trail's ever this bad, don't ride it!)

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    I would like to award a reindeer game prize or prizes to the team with the most pictures of the most members of their team TOGETHER on or at an activity. (Excluding the beginning and ending happy hours) The picture must include a bike, a FS 2018 zipper pull ( or whatever we decide the token for 2018 will be) and it must be a selfie! Cause we all know I like selfies. I’ll also start a thread if I can figure that out!




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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    YESSSSSH! Who do I have to talk to to get #dirtyride included for FS2018? I'll start a thread up with the details when the other pointless prizes organizers start doing theirs.

    Fenders? Harrumph!*



    (*Not me or my pic. If the trail's ever this bad, don't ride it!)
    Just announce it (here) and then one of us will make a leaderboard that matches on that tag in the rides. I'll make a GitHub issue for this, so you can consider it "on the docket".

    Good suggestion by Steve O; not sure why that didn't leap to mind for me.

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