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    Default Pointless Prize Thread 2021

    Pointless Prize WiNNers—#AnyoneCanServe


    In honor of MLK, Jr., and his legacy of service, I’d like to award prizes to three FS2021 participants:
    [mention]komorebi [/mention], [mention]Judd [/mention] and [mention]Steve O [/mention]for their volunteer commitment to providing safe, clean and comfortable trails for our riders and the community at large.
    THANK YOU!!! I will DM you each about sending your prizes


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    Help! I cannot access the Forum
    on my desktop (MAC) to announce the winner of the sock
    Prize! Can someone send me a link?
    Thanks. hirhoward@yahoo.com


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    Traditionally I award a Pointless Prize to the team that collectively rides the most days.
    However, I maintain a mental caveat that the winning team for this prize cannot also be the team that wins the overall points prize. Spread the love.

    That said, it is worth noting that Team 8, which, like the Washington Football Team, has no name, had the maximum possible Ride Days: 624. 624 is 78 days per rider; there are 78 days in Freezing Saddles.

    The top 5 teams are shown below. The fifth place team, with 570 rides, averaged 71 ride days (out of 78) per team member. Nothing to sneeze at.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Traditionally I award a Pointless Prize to the team that collectively rides the most days.
    However, I maintain a mental caveat that the winning team for this prize cannot also be the team that wins the overall points prize. Spread the love.

    That said, it is worth noting that Team 8, which, like the Washington Football Team, has no name, had the maximum possible Ride Days: 624. 624 is 78 days per rider; there are 78 days in Freezing Saddles.

    The top 5 teams are shown below. The fifth place team, with 570 rides, averaged 71 ride days (out of 78) per team member. Nothing to sneeze at.


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    The no named Team 8 was most impressive. Has any team done that before? Granted, the weather wasn't awful this year, but we had plenty of days that kept me off the bike. Which, leads me into my 2nd discussion. I can't believe our team (Club 27 below) was in the top 5. I was sure that I had missed enough days just by myself!!

    It was also a fun back and forth battle between Team 26 and us (Team 27) for 2nd place. We flip flopped a few times during the year. Yet, no one really had a chance at topping no named Team 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanA View Post
    The no named Team 8 was most impressive.
    No, no team has ever had a perfect ride day record before.
    The number of everyday riders continues to rise each year. There were 88 this year, which is more than 1/3 of everyone.

    The median ride days was 69, also a record high, which means half of the riders missed no more than 9 days out of 78.

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    re: Club 27 Below, there were surely some days I did not want to be out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelsalsgiver View Post
    re: Club 27 Below, there were surely some days I did not want to be out there.

    I second that Mike as another person on Club 27 Below. There were more than a handful of days where cycling conditions were not the most enjoyable!

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    I would like to give a special shout-out to all the cyclists who competed for Pointless Prizes that didn't even exist. These stalwarts logged rides against prizes which had been offered in previous years, but which weren't sponsored this year. Assuming the stats on freezingsaddles.com are correct, this year's non-winners include:

    Winner of the Alexandria Infrastructure Non-Prize: "Making the Push", who logged 17 rides and was the only competitor. This prize had been offered last year by lordofthemark. I wonder if "Making the Push" meant to log these as Bike Infrastructure rides?

    Winner of the London Bridge Non-Prize: "Will Stringer", with 11 falls (ouch!), with Nadine in second place with 5. This prize, previously offered by Wheels & Wings, was given for falling down while riding. Amazingly, 26 people logged London Bridge rides this year. That's a lot of falling - and that's not including the people who choose not to reveal their embarrassing mistakes (let's not mention the unclipping fail I had right in front of my house a couple of weeks ago).

    Winner of the Supple Ride Non-Prize: "Laurie E". This prize had been sponsored last year by drevil to recognize people who ride on fatter tires. Thirteen people competed for this Non-Prize.

    Congratulations to all the Winners of these Non-Existent Prizes! Since the prizes didn't exist, you win your own sense of accomplishment and maybe our admiration - but nothing else.
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    The 2021 Loopy for Arlington competition was dominated by Kilgore T who swept all categories completing an astonishing 148 Arlington Loops, 83 clockwise and 65 counterclockwise and thus 65 Matching Loops. Since the Bentbike Organization refuses to be responsible for anyone developing adult-onset diabetes, so by rule Kilgore T is eligible for the Matching Loops Prize of a custom redesigned box of Froot Loops (TM) only:

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    Dave Pomeroy was this year's (2nd) most unwound competitor with 78 Clockwise Loops, one for each day of Freezing Saddles:

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    And Chadd Westoff got himself the (2nd) most wound up this year with 20 Counterclockwise Loops:

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    Congratulations Kilgore, Dave and Chadd!

    Please PM me if you would like to arrange a meeting to receive your prize. I usually go to the HDCC at Best Buns in Shirlington on Wednesday morning, although since I'm still on telework, I skip it on rainy days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    The 2021 Loopy for Arlington competition was dominated by Kilgore T who swept all categories completing an astonishing 148 Arlington Loops, 83 clockwise and 65 counterclockwise and thus 65 Matching Loops. Since the Bentbike Organization refuses to be responsible for anyone developing adult-onset diabetes, so by rule Kilgore T is eligible for the Matching Loops Prize of a custom redesigned box of Froot Loops (TM) only:

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    Dave Pomeroy was this year's (2nd) most unwound competitor with 78 Clockwise Loops, one for each day of Freezing Saddles:

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    And Chadd Westoff got himself the (2nd) most wound up this year with 20 Counterclockwise Loops:

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    Congratulations Kilgore, Dave and Chadd!

    Please PM me if you would like to arrange a meeting to receive your prize. I usually go to the HDCC at Best Buns in Shirlington on Wednesday morning, although since I'm still on telework, I skip it on rainy days.
    The most awesome prize ever...congrats to the 3 winners.
    I couldn’t compete this year and thought of them often during FS. But mostly I will miss my 5th box of fruit loops! Always a great job Bentbike...


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