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    That'd be me, Steve O. Went back for round 2, can't believe I missed it the first time. I've swapped out the Calvinball for another consumable that'll warm you up (well the magnet's still there, the gin is gone).

    My rule: Hints must be given in the form of a haiku (with additional elements, i.e. photos, allowed).

    Hint: The Calvinball is here (if not obscured, would be visible in the photo). This location is the real deal, you could say.
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    Oh and adhering to the first ordinance, here is a post with the new gameball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Someone got it, it seems. There is a rectangular spot in the snow and two separate bicycle tire tracks to and from the location (one set is yours, reji, I suspect).

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    I thought you were not playing FS this year. Are..... are you on the Slacker team???? (The team for the people who dont wanna be part of the point competition but still wanna play the pointless games???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    I thought you were not playing FS this year. Are..... are you on the
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    Slacker team???? (The team for the people who dont wanna be part of the point competition but still wanna play the pointless games???)
    Isn't the point to this that there are no rules? Including rules about having to be in Freezing Saddles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    [FONT=Verdana]Isn't the point to this that there are no rules? Including rules about having to be in Freezing Saddles?
    No no. There are rules. Lots and lots and lots of rules. The point is to have as many rules as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    I thought you were not playing FS this year. Are..... are you on the Slacker team???? (The team for the people who dont wanna be part of the point competition but still wanna play the pointless games???)
    When I find the calvinball, then I will make the rule that one may play calvinball whether or not they are participating in freezing saddles. Simple.
    No, I'm not a slacker, because I do not believe in slackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    No no. There are rules. Lots and lots and lots of rules. The point is to have as many rules as possible.
    that, I thought , was the point of freezing saddles. heck - that's the point of riding a bike - right?! rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    No, I'm not a slacker, because I do not believe in slackers.
    It’s ok, Steve. The slackers believe in you. <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Calvinball is a Freezing Saddles game, open to members of Freezing Saddles teams (be they competitive teams or the slacker team). I created the Slacker Team the second year of FS at the request of cyclists who, for whatever reason, did not want to be on a competitive team. The existence of the slacker team was never a matter of anyone's belief. It was a team for those who wanted to participate in the reindeer games - and anyone who told poor rudolf that he could not play in the reindeer games because of "beliefs" was just an ideological crank. We have had a Slacker Team every year since. It has allowed non competitive people to participate. It has allowed people with cancer to participate. It has allowed people with broken feet to participate and feel a part of the community. No one should ever tell anyone they cannot participate in Freezing Saddles. That's just stupid.
    In the original thread for the 2018 game, slackers were replaced with "friends of Freezing Saddles." There is no team, but people may participate from the sidelines. I am happy to be a "friend of Freezing Saddles," but I do not want to be on a team of slackers, which does not exist this year, AFAICT.
    This is the last and most definitive post I could find re this issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    RE: Slackers - we replace the Slackers team with a Friends of BAFS "leaderboard" page. Anyone not assigned to a team but desiring to participate can get their rides tracked here, go to the events, and generally hang around. Registrants after 250 can go here and get assigned to teams later if spots are available. If you register late and click "I want to compete", you're on the wait list for a team spot.

    Importantly, riders on this page DO NOT GET tech support. That takes some of the pressure off the website people.

    Also, riders on this page DO NOT SHOW ON LEADERBOARDS.

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    Ah...
    This is the purely semantic bullshit that makes this town run so well.

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