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    Default Heptadecaphobia - BAFS 2018 Team 17

    Team 17! Welcome to BAFS 2018. Sign up for the Strava club right here. Post your team name suggestions here. Post your team ride suggestions here. Post a quick bio here. Looking at our roster, I don't know most of you, so we should change that.
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    So I'll start with the quick bio - I'm Jon. This is my fourth or fifth BAFS, I forget. I have never missed a day, although I will this year due to a wedding in Australia. Me and Steve O started the FSLNHPP (Freezing Saddles Last Night Hains Point Party) which you should all put on your calendars now - On the last day of the competition we meet up at Hains Point around 8pm and ride laps until midnight. It's one of the best parts of this whole thing.

    I live in DC and the bulk of my riding is close to my house. I want to win #beerneuring this year, but Sunyata is a fierce competitor and it's going to take a lot to do it.

    So, let me know what you all want to get out of this. It's definitely more fun if we do it together.

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    That's two of us now.

    I'm Chris Ra, and have been part of Freezing saddles since the early discussion phase, but don't have a perfect record, I missed one riding day the second year. I am one of the expats and will do most of my riding in the Frankfurt am Main area of Germany. My rides will be be on my Kona Rove, my Surly Pugsley, or my Salsa Pistola. I should have a social rides with kayakcyndi (don't know if she is signed up this year) on 1/19 and 1/20 and hope to get down to Stuttgart to ride with Andy Rohrer.
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    Hello Team,

    My name is Kris, forum name is gswim18. Like Jon, this is my 4th or 5th year doing BAFS. Most of my riding over the last two years was commuting from Bethesda via CCT down and back to Georgetown. I have chased donuts, random streets in DC, and ridden midnight laps at Hains Point (thanks Jon).

    For the most part I ride a Salsa Fargo daily, not the fastest bike but rather comfortable. I plan on getting my road bike up and running before the start of the spring for any planned longer road rides and have a decent mountain bike as well if anyone wants to hit local trails.

    I am up for group rides!

    Only one cup of coffee this AM, nothing coming to mind for a team name but I will keep thinking!

    Best,

    Kris

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    Hey Team,

    I'm Rachel aka handlebarsdc. I'm a freezing saddles newbie, but have been riding for a very long time. To be completely honest, I was hoping for a winter like last winter when I signed up for this and then the last two weeks happened. Hopefully we're back to balmy for a while now. This time of year, I mostly ride around the city on my hybrid. If we get some nice days, I may get some longer rides on my road bike in. Disclaimer: I forget to run strava half the time, but I'm working on changing that

    Happy to be riding with Team 17!

    Rachel

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    Hi folks!
    Nice to "meet" you. I'm Tammy and this is my first year with FS. I joined this fun group to meet people!

    I've been riding bikes for over 15 years and I raced competitively on the road from 2006 to 2009. Injuries made training impossible and riding less than super fun until about two years ago (after working for several years with a life-changing PT in Colorado). I got a mountain bike and now my road bike is essentially just wall art (until Downtown Breakaway Season at least). I joined the Bike Rack Racing team this year (also just to meet people) because I showed up to enough Mtb races to qualify as a bike racer and sneak on to the team.

    Oh, and I'm actively stalking the Calvin Ball, but so far, folks are keeping it out of central DC's reach (I went for it under the 14th street bridge but was too late). Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    I'm looking forward to a fun season with y'all!
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    Default Hi Team 17!

    Hey all,

    I'm Rachel C (same on forum and Strava). I'm a total newbie! I just started biking this summer. I love it. I even did a century ride. I'm happy I got on a team despite being late to register. I mostly ride in the Germantown/Gaithersburg area but work in Virginia. I do travel a bit but I plan on carrying my weight on days I'm home and I'll log miles on the road when possible.

    I'm looking forward to the fun!

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    A few Team Name Suggestions:

    Popcycles
    Global Warmers
    Shock and Thaw
    Tour de Frost
    Cylogenesis
    Mind Over Miles
    Heroes Below Zeroes
    50 Shades of Frozen
    We Brake for Beer

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    I'd like to incorporate the team number if possible, but it's tough because 17 is kind of a meh number. Now last year, last year I was on Team 22, and 22 is the day I was born and the title of one of my favorite books (Catch 22) so pretty much any number this year would be a let-down.

    That said, Heroes Below Zeroes and We Brake for Beer are very strong suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    Me and Steve O started the FSLNHPP (Freezing Saddles Last Night Hains Point Party) which you should all put on your calendars now - On the last day of the competition we meet up at Hains Point around 8pm and ride laps until midnight. It's one of the best parts of this whole thing.
    It's already on the FS calendar, which you can access by scrolling down to the bottom of the home page freezingsaddles.com or find here. If you use Google calendar, you can just copy it to yours. Or better, PM me with your Google email address and I will share the whole calendar with you.

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