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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Well. The Mean-Girls* can correct me. And for all I know I am getting this horribly wrong.

    Not long ago, in the distant past, we squabbled about "Team Slackers." Team Slackers was specifically supposed to be people who wanted to play reindeer games but not compete for miles. The people on Team Slackers and its captain were very happy with the arrangement.

    But even tho the people who were on Team Slackers were happy, others... were not. For thousands of reasons. And the short of it was, it was very patronizing.

    In the kerfluffle, Team Slackers got put on the leaderboard even tho we had asked not to be. And we didnt care. We were not competing.

    But the Mean Girls saw a loop hole in the game. the Mean-Girls ride beastly miles. And they did not compete in the Freezing Saddles team competition. So all of there strava winter miles were building up.... but invisible to the FS leader board.

    But they knew, nothing stopped them from joining Team Slacker.

    So..... the day before the end of the competition, the Mean-Girls joined Team Slacker en masse. This put Team Slacker in first place by like 4x miles on the leader board.

    I thought it was hilarious. It was the true spirit of Freezing Saddles. It was a good joke. And it meant nothing. The #1 team was still #1 - its just that Team Slackers had pulled a funny one - and just ignore it.

    Oh but did it piss people off. And I am sure telling the story, someone will step up and say how awful it was.

    Freezing Saddles is a game. That's all it is. It was always meant to be fun. The Mean Girls reminded us of that. I thought it was simply wonderful.



    * That is the name Pete Beers game them, so there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post

    Oh but did it piss people off. And I am sure telling the story, someone will step up and say how awful it was.

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    Reminds me of the Great Sand Bag kerfuffle the Gainesville, FL team pulled in the National Bike Challenge a few years back. But then, Florida men gonna Florida.

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    Glad to be part of Team Slacker this year. If anyone wants to bring me in as a ringer to boost your team's miles all you need to do is hire me a nanny and I'll bike in the middle of night or a Snow-Zilla for you.

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    Join Team Slacker on STRAVA.



    We're just here for the Reindeer Games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Join Team Slacker on STRAVA.



    We're just here for the Reindeer Games.
    Just to be clear, as stated in the original post, the only way that they are going to show up as Friends of BAFS on freezingsaddles.com (at https://freezingsaddles.org/people/friends) will be if they

    1. Join the BAFS Strava team
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    2. Authorize Freezing Saddles to read their miles.

    Slackers aren't actually a team, so nothing on freezingsaddles.org will pick up from the Team Slacker Strava club.
    Last edited by cvcalhoun; 12-24-2020 at 04:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Just to be clear, as stated in the original post, the only way that they are going to show up as Friends of BAFS on freezingsaddles.com (at https://freezingsaddles.org/people/friends) will be if they

    1. Join the BAFS Strava team
    , and
    2. Authorize Freezing Saddles to read their miles.

    Slackers aren't actually a team, so nothing on freezingsaddles.org will pick up from the Team Slacker Strava club.
    Just to be clear, as stated in the original post, Slackers are just in it for the reindeer games and never wanted to be on the miles leader board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Just to be clear, as stated in the original post, Slackers are just in it for the reindeer games and never wanted to be on the miles leader board.
    They won't be listed on the leaderboard no matter what they do. But they will be shown under "Friends of BAFS" at https://freezingsaddles.org/people/friends if they take the steps I mentioned. That will not show miles--it just keeps track of who is in it for the reindeer games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    They won't be listed on the leaderboard no matter what they do. But they will be shown under "Friends of BAFS" at https://freezingsaddles.org/people/friends if they take the steps I mentioned. That will not show miles--it just keeps track of who is in it for the reindeer games.
    Just to be clear, as stated in the original post, we are not anyone's "friends"


    (Anyone can participate in reindeer games - whether they registered or not - it is a matter for the person running the reindeer game and most of the games - all of the games this year? dont require registration)
    Last edited by rcannon100; 12-24-2020 at 05:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Just to be clear, as stated in the original post, we are not anyone's "friends"
    Well, you aren't a team, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Well, you aren't a team, either.
    Sure we are. We are on Team Slacker. I think there are 19 people signed up for Team Slacker. They can pretty much do whatever it is that Teams do. As Team Slacker has done. Since the very first Freezing Saddles.

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