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    Official thread for all things eight and great


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    Hello Team 8 Is Great!

    It was great meeting (most of) you at the Happy Hour! Looks like we have a Gr8 team!!! So for those who werenít able to make the HH, letís start with a round of introductions. Iíll start -

    Iím Samantha - your Captain this year. Last year was my first FS, and although I was too busy to really enjoy much of the social side of the competition, I met a lot of great bikey-people! Iím looking forward to doing some great beernuering/winuering/spiritnuering, & all the great festivities! Want to plan a team social? - Letís do it!


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    Hey everybody! I'm Judd. This is my fourth Freezing Saddles and have met most of my friends through the competition. I was Samantha's captain last year and she's great. I donated my car to WABA this year and my bike is my primary form of transportation. I'm heavily involved in the bike advocate community and a common joke is that if there are two people on bikes and beer that I'll magically show up.

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    Hi, I'm Tom aka "Fairfax Hinterlands." This is my fourth official freezing saddles. I guess before that I was just riding to work all winter and not fussing over Strava. I live out in the Herndon area and I've been a friend of FABB for many years. I'm also a Fairfax County Bicycle Ambassador, which means I volunteer with FCDOT and wear an official green shirt sometimes. My mileage is super short these days as I now work less than two miles from home. It really puts a wrench in the whole "commuting is working out too thing. Shrug.

    I don't tend to make it into Arlington all that often due to a trio of teenagers keeping me busy out here in the Hinterlands.

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    I'm Chris, but you can call me consularrider. I am one of the original Freezing Saddles lunatics and have participated every year, missing ride days only on March 2 and 3, 2014, when I went cross country skiing on the W&OD due to a heavy snow fall. I have a fat bike now, so I promise it won't happen again.

    While I met several team members at this year's opening happy hour, I'm back in Germany and have no idea if I'll be back in the DC area during the remainder of this year's festivities.

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    Third Thursday HH!

    Tomorrow is the 3rd Thursday HH at Bar Rubioux (I had the location wrong in my original post). Iím still recovering from a cold, so I wonít be able to make it, but hope you all are able to get out to represent Team 8 Is Great! Kevin mentioned doing a ride ahead (yeah if youíre able!). This is a great place to organize! Careful - snow showers are possible during the evening commute (up to a couple inches are possible) & could make all the ice slick. Iíll be back up & running in a few days & will work to organize a team social! Cheers!


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    Hi everybody! Looks like I'm off the waitlist and on Team 8! Super excited. This is my first year. I found out about it from a "women who bicycle" Facebook group a couple months ago. I've been a weakling since it snowed and been taking the metro after I had to basically walk to work on Tuesday. I'm on a hybrid and am super accident prone so not messing around on ice. But hopefully I'll be back on the MVT next week. Question about Strava (once I'm added to the "club" on the app) - do you have to manually start tracking your rides or does it automatically log it? I've only used Ride Report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monoonie View Post
    Hi everybody! Looks like I'm off the waitlist and on Team 8! Super excited. This is my first year. I found out about it from a "women who bicycle" Facebook group a couple months ago. I've been a weakling since it snowed and been taking the metro after I had to basically walk to work on Tuesday. I'm on a hybrid and am super accident prone so not messing around on ice. But hopefully I'll be back on the MVT next week. Question about Strava (once I'm added to the "club" on the app) - do you have to manually start tracking your rides or does it automatically log it? I've only used Ride Report.
    Welcome to the team and to Freezing Saddles! Congratulations on a terrible choice. Only crazy people do this. Iím mostly just kidding. If you can use Strava to track your ride it will automatically upload to Freezing Saddles, provided youíve followed all the steps to give FS authorization to access your Strava account when you first signed up. If you donít use Strava then you need to upload the file from the app you use onto Strava if itís a compatible file type like GPX or TCX. Hope to see you out there!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monoonie View Post
    Hi everybody! Looks like I'm off the waitlist and on Team 8! Super excited. This is my first year. I found out about it from a "women who bicycle" Facebook group a couple months ago. I've been a weakling since it snowed and been taking the metro after I had to basically walk to work on Tuesday. I'm on a hybrid and am super accident prone so not messing around on ice. But hopefully I'll be back on the MVT next week. Question about Strava (once I'm added to the "club" on the app) - do you have to manually start tracking your rides or does it automatically log it? I've only used Ride Report.
    Welcome to Team Eight is Great! Weíre excited to have you! As Jonathan says, by using the Strava app on your phone, itíll automatically upload your rides to Freezing Saddles & our team.


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    Beernuering Saturday-

    Team 8! Iím planning a Beernuering trip Saturday, Jan 26. Weíll be hitting 3 breweries: Settle Down Brewery, Mad Fox Brewing Co, & Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church. Iím still finalizing the route - details will be forthcoming. (There is also a Distillery in Falls Church you can add on if youíre Spiritnuering as well). Leaving from Best Buns in Shirlington at 10am. Hope you all can make it!




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