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    Quote Originally Posted by ltierstein View Post
    Hmm, here's my problem with this one: If I do one bicycle ride, and I run four errands on it (not atypical), would I have to divide it into four rides in order to get credit for four times of adulting? Or could I tag/name the same Strava ride with four different tags, eg (from a recent ride) #FS2020Adulting Gym, #FS2020Adulting Breakfast Club, #FS2020Adulting Harris Teeter, #FS2020Adulting Post Office? (Each place is more than one mile from the previous place and more than one mile from my house.)
    Weyull it looks like you do so exponentially more errands by bike than anyone else that it isn't likely to cause an issue. Impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
    Weyull it looks like you do so exponentially more errands by bike than anyone else that it isn't likely to cause an issue. Impressive!
    Even if I did every single one of my errands on a separate bike ride, I would never come close. I mean, how many errands are there to do in a week? Three? Four?
    Do we include entertainment as errands? I rode to the hockey game last night, but I don't really consider that an "errand."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Even if I did every single one of my errands on a separate bike ride, I would never come close. I mean, how many errands are there to do in a week? Three? Four?
    Do we include entertainment as errands? I rode to the hockey game last night, but I don't really consider that an "errand."
    Oh yes.... I have a similar wonder. Sometimes I ride out to Riderwood with Joan to visit with her dad. I figure this is an errand ride for HER but not me. I mean certainly if she's going to an appointment with him and I'm turning around when we get there, it's her errand and just a ride with a friend for me.....

    But what about something like last time (a wk ago yesterday) when I stayed & visited too? Is that an errand? Because I think it is for her. But for me? I mean I'm really just taking advantage of the opportunity to ride with a friend, so I don't think so. But I did stay to visit with her dad. I like her dad, and it's nice for him to have her visit, and nice for her to have company on that long ride (gran fondo long.) But an errand? That makes it sound like I didn't wanna, which isn't true.

    The most errandy thing about it was that we left later than I wanted (because it risked riding in the dark which is a bigger deal for me than most.*) But you can't rush old people. My father was like that too. It's a bigger deal than riding in the dark with fewer pixels.

    (*I have young onset glaucoma - so I've had it a li'l more than half my life already. Modern medicine makes glaucoma damage slow and gradual, which works great for people who get it when they're in their 60s & 70s - but it turns out that when you get it at age 26, you start to have issues in your 50s. )

    Anyhow what do you think, @elizsnyder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obscurerichard View Post
    I built a better leaderboard for this, and made it so you can just use #adulting in addition to the hashtag #FS2020Adulting:

    https://freezingsaddles.org/pointless/generic/adulting
    I’d love to see this with all the hashtags since the system already enforces the Freezing Saddles 2020 time period.


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    Default Pointless Prize - Adulting (aka errandaneuring if you so fancy) #FS2020Adulting

    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I’d love to see this with all the hashtags since the system already enforces the Freezing Saddles 2020 time period.


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    me too! It’s needlessly complicating things to put FS2020 in the hashtag.

    I’ve been editing the non-generic-hashtag leaderboards to add support for this as I have to touch them.




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    Quote Originally Posted by elizsnyder View Post
    PRIZE:
    This will be a points based win, 1 point per adulting activity. Use #FS2020Adulting in your Strava title (e.g. #FS2020Adulting to the Gym) pictures encouraged, add your picture to the thread if you are so inclined! The most points wins.

    Prize awarded at the closing ceremonies, I will probably ask Russ to do all the speaking…cuz he’s really good at it, funny, and easy on the eyes…ahem…just sayin’…
    I think I found your prize at the Tuesday Morning in Bailey's XRoads


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    I asked during setup, what to use, didn't get a response so i looked at what happened last year to put something up. apologies for all the finger pain folks.

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    ...hmmmm...what do I think....I tend to favor the negative connotation of the word errand...in that ...I really don't want to do it...unless I can do it on my bike then it makes it more fun for me...however, if I didn't have to do it at all that would be the best. My view at this moment could be negative because I am in the 2nd day of an online SharePoint Admin class, my second go around of this class because the first time it didn't stick (I'm persistent but evidently not very bright)..so I am not in the best of moods right now. It's best not to post when your are in a seriously grumpy spot, but then as per the usual, I ignore my own advice. I would not count the ride of Joan as a chore unless I didn't want to actually go...but it is up to you...all this "fun" (yep there goes the snarly grump) is honor based and well you know...about as serious as choosing icing color for a birthday cake...severity is based on who you are. me...I don't give a rats ass, as long as it is buttercream icing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elizsnyder View Post
    ...hmmmm...what do I think....I tend to favor the negative connotation of the word errand...in that ...I really don't want to do it...unless I can do it on my bike then it makes it more fun for me...however, if I didn't have to do it at all that would be the best. My view at this moment could be negative because I am in the 2nd day of an online SharePoint Admin class, my second go around of this class because the first time it didn't stick (I'm persistent but evidently not very bright)..so I am not in the best of moods right now. It's best not to post when your are in a seriously grumpy spot, but then as per the usual, I ignore my own advice. I would not count the ride of Joan as a chore unless I didn't want to actually go...but it is up to you...all this "fun" (yep there goes the snarly grump) is honor based and well you know...about as serious as choosing icing color for a birthday cake...severity is based on who you are. me...I don't give a rats ass, as long as it is buttercream icing.
    Yeah, I have been having a hard time figuring out what is actually adulting. My examples: a funeral. A visit to the dentist. (I am sure that's adulting, even if it's not an errand, and it's specifically listed as such in the rules!) An instance in which most of the ride was a commute, but I went out of my way to run an errand and didn't start and stop GPS for that detour. (This last one seems like it ought to count, because we are counting trips rather than miles, but I will remove the tag if it's not allowed.)

    Conversely, I decided that a date did not constitute adulting. Not even if it included "adult content."
    Last edited by cvcalhoun; 01-21-2020 at 01:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Yeah, I have been having a hard time figuring out what is actually adulting. My examples: a funeral. A visit to the dentist. (I am sure that's adulting, even if it's not an errand!) An instance in which most of the ride was a commute, but I went out of my way to run an errand and didn't start and stop GPS for that detour. (This last one seems like it ought to count, because we are counting trips rather than miles, but I will remove the tag if it's not allowed.)

    Conversely, I decided that a date did not constitute adulting. Not even if it included "adult content."
    I agree on your last one, Carol. Last week I did an errand on my way home from a recreational ride (OK 3 errands, but I didn't stop the ride in between, so they counted as 1.) When you look at the leaderboard you can see that the miles per adulting ride matter - but I think it's in the spirit of FS to encourage people to tack errands into other rides.


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