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    Are rides tallied based on DC time, as in years past, or based on local time where the riding happens? Is it possible, and not unduly burdensome, to tally rides using local time? The DC time rule brought me to grief last year when I started a ride in Denver just after 10 PM following a long day of travel only to find that the ride did not count for that day because it happened after midnight DC time. Only day I "officially" missed (although I still claim maximum smugness points). Either way, it may be helpful to clarify the rule in the Sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epilsk View Post
    Are rides tallied based on DC time, as in years past, or based on local time where the riding happens? Is it possible, and not unduly burdensome, to tally rides using local time? The DC time rule brought me to grief last year when I started a ride in Denver just after 10 PM following a long day of travel only to find that the ride did not count for that day because it happened after midnight DC time. Only day I "officially" missed (although I still claim maximum smugness points). Either way, it may be helpful to clarify the rule in the Sticky.
    Maximum smugness points!
    You should make that a side bet!

    Not to make light of your upsetness about Denver. I would be upset too.


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    I can understand you not being happy about not having your ride count last year. The clock for Freezing Saddles is based on DC time. Any rides out of the time zone need to take that into account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuxtr View Post
    I can understand you not being happy about not having your ride count last year. The clock for Freezing Saddles is based on DC time. Any rides out of the time zone need to take that into account.
    Unless the programmers have fixed it, competitors in westerly time zones can record an extra riding day by riding between 12:00:01 am Jan. 1 DC time (e.g., 10:00:01 pm Dec. 31 Denver time) and 11:59:59 pm Dec. 31 local time. Ask @bobco85 (Seattle) for details.

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    What if Alan A heads out to Indiana and bounces between counties on a late-night ride? Are the devs expected to track portions of an activity in their local time and deal with the (possible) resultant time-traveling? Sounds way too complicated for my taste (and also possible wherever there are timezone boundaries).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsstringer View Post
    Hi all, I'm Will Stringer and this is my first year to try out Freezing Saddles! My wife did it last year and had a blast... so much so that she convinced me to start biking. Being new I had a rules question.

    For the daily mileage count... does it sum all of your rides for the day together including partial miles or does it only sum the miles from each ride?

    Ex. If you rode 1.5 miles in the morning and 1.5 miles in the afternoon would that be 3 miles or only 2 miles?
    All the daily rides are added together. In past years there has been no rounding: every 100th of a mile was counted, although not all digits were shown on the leaderboards.

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    Thanks all for the confirmation/clarification, and the moral support. I was not really upset about my lost day last year, just annoyed in a OCD way (and with little justification since I was dimly aware that rides were based on DC time and I was not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to assure a "legal" ride). I am intrigued however, by opportunities to game the system based on different time zones! Maybe I can gain back my lost day.

    My question was triggered mainly by the fact that the Sticky did not make clear that rides were logged based on DC time and that that should be made clear (assuming I just did not miss the reference).

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    I think a prize based on evaluating people's smugness can only end badly. But it would be a lot of wicked fun, however!

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    Quote Originally Posted by epilsk View Post
    I think a prize based on evaluating people's smugness can only end badly. But it would be a lot of wicked fun, however!
    Sounds like an everybody-wins proposition.

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    I pass the International Date Line, going both ways. Do I get more credit, or do I just get YOUNGER? Asking for a friend.
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