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View Poll Results: What should the FS2019 identifier be?

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  • Reflective nylon snap band ($1)

    4 10.00%
  • Velcro reflective band ($2)

    20 50.00%
  • Shoe clip with LED ($3)

    6 15.00%
  • Reflective slap band with LED ($5)

    5 12.50%
  • Something else (post a suggestion in the thread)

    5 12.50%
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Thread: Poll: Way to identify FS2019 participants

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    Default Poll: Way to identify FS2019 participants

    With wintry weather predicted for tomorrow, it seems like the right time to start thinking about Freezing Saddles 2019 and one of my favorite aspects of the reindeer games: the identifier that allows FS2019 participants to spot fellow FS lunatics.

    Id like to stick with the neon green color weve used for the past three years but move away from zipper pulls and instead have something like a slap band or shoe clip. That way, if there are any extras after the end of FS2019, well have something useful to hand out to ninja joggers on the trails.

    Ive listed some options in the poll, but Id also welcome other suggestions. Please vote by Friday, November 23.

    The poll is open to everyone who is thinking about (1) participating in FS2019, or (2) spectating from the sidelines.

    P.S. If you were a FS2017 or FS2018 participant and have lost your (highly collectible!) zipper pulls, I still have extras available for $1 each. PM me to arrange details.

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    One request--I love slap bands, but they're often not long enough to be used as a secure ankle band around your pants. So if you get those, they should be long enough for that.

    In an effort to be helpful and not just whiny, I went ahead and measured 2 slap bands bike Arlington gave me. The 12 inch one I cant use to hold my pants in since it's not long enough, but the 14 inch one works well around my jeans or rain pants. Hopefully that's a useful data point. My vote would change and be for velcro ones if the slap bands don't come in a long enough size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    One request--I love slap bands, but they're often not long enough to be used as a secure ankle band around your pants. So if you get those, they should be long enough for that.

    In an effort to be helpful and not just whiny, I went ahead and measured 2 slap bands bike Arlington gave me. The 12 inch one I cant use to hold my pants in since it's not long enough, but the 14 inch one works well around my jeans or rain pants. Hopefully that's a useful data point. My vote would change and be for velcro ones if the slap bands don't come in a long enough size.
    Funny - that's precisely why I voted for Velcro instead of slap bands...

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    Thank you, komorebi, for organizing this again!

    It's fun to spot other participants and a great way to spread the word about FS.

    I like the options you came up with for the poll.

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    Why are we talking about anything other than safety flags on four foot poles?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Why are we talking about anything other than safety flags on four foot poles?
    And yet, I see no votes for "Something else (post a suggestion in the thread)".

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    I'll throw my vote in again under other for helmet covers

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    What? No anti-change curmudgeons in here yet? Let me be the first.

    I like the zipper pulls. They're fairly distinctive, and a good way to start up conversations about biking with skiers who think they're lift tickets or whatever.

    And giving away extras to non-participants? This is blasphemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    And yet, I see no votes for "Something else (post a suggestion in the thread)".
    No point voting when four foot safety flag is such an obvious choice.

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    zipper pull ;-)

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