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    The hashtag pointless prize summaries are up (THANK YOU ObscureRichard!) I harvested the data, fact checked the pictures and will keep a running tally here

    Don't forget that capturing Miss Moneypenny in the wild and her captain and stoker earn you 5pts! We are out daily! Russ@DCA and Elizabeth I Like Wheels!

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    Riding tandem can give great smiles. Seeing tandems usually inspires vigorous point and shouts from this captain & stoker team “it’s a tandem, it’s a tandem” followed by “we should have ridden tandem-style today…sniff….” Our tandem-style is an activity that provides endless opportunities to strike up social D type conversations with riders and non-riders, both social distance and Social D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NWjehpGSO0
    , it also provides endless opportunities to bond with one’s partner (or reinforce trust issues) and often inspires sporadic bouts of loud singing (replace “Gangnam” with “tandem” and you’ll get the idea) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0

    If you see a tandem, snap a picture and put it in your strava, mark your strava title with #tandemstyle. If you see us (Russ @DCA & Elizabeth I Like Wheels on Miss MoneyPenny) snap that picture for 5 points extra… if we have a bunch of 1 point ties (hahahaha) best picture wins…I’ll be sure to offer a very nice bikey prize that I can keep if this pointless prize is…pointless. Can you ever have too many bikey things?
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    Would I get points if I'm riding the tandem? Or only if I spot other people riding tandems? If I get points for riding a tandem, do I get a point per tandem ride (if I upload a photo)? Or only more points if I ride different tandem bikes?

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    These are great points questions, that have caused me profound reflection. Being of generous heart I want to say yes to everything, think of the points that could be compounded, for example, if one were to ride ones tandem to the Alexandria/Arlington Real Deal ride on Saturday Jan 2nd meeting at Shirlington Library at 10am and spot another tandem at said ride! That would be 2 points for each tandem-style team (insert deep thinker emoticon.) Perhaps one of those tandem-style teams is Miss Moneypenny and her jockeys (I mean riders, not undies) with 5 extra bonus points for that tandem-style pic! I must reflect more deeply on this question and I do need more coffee, thank you for posing these interesting points based questions. I fear saying yes portends extensive points calculating that may prove wearisome and fraught with error. One must avoid such trials and tribulations as fun (and copious riding) is the main objective of all things freezing saddles for this Arlingtonian...I will get back to you shirag!

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    Maybe, just maybe @drevil will want to earn some tandem points, too!

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    I will ride by FS participants on my tandem for $$.

    Also if I ride my tandem without a stoker do I only get half a point?


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    Hello shirag! Your points questions required deep stoker thinking on 2 full recent tandem-style rides and poll votes from unsuspecting non-cycling and non-tandeming coffeehouse patrons fully masked and waiting patiently in line for coffee. The general consensus from all is that there is a tremendous lack of consistent tandem-style bicycle riding being witnessed. The math is just not there to cause points calculation issues. That the percentage of tandem-style bicycles as compared to solo bicyclists is very tiny indeed, add to that the subset of the population who is card carrying (or this case neck gaitoring) Freezing Saddles. And THIS MUST CHANGE. What the world needs now is LOVE. Love sweet LOVE. Nothing contributes to World LOVE better than tandem-style bicycling. Regular bicycling in personal therapy to avoid hate and discontent...tandem-style bicycling actually GENERATES LOVE.

    https://youtu.be/IQ2SAtkEsqU

    and with that in mind, yes, yes and yes. Please notate in your Strava Description how many points you feel you have earned on your Tandem-style ride and yes, the pictures are required as evidentiary proof of points earned proclamation.

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    Yes, but will you ride your tandem naked? as in ....the no pants tandem dance?

    I mean not to offend, but had to ask, because the rhyming just rolls off the tongue so nicely. Try it...say it out loud with me now, "no pants tandem dance" doesn't it sound awesome?

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    I will ride by FS participants on my tandem for $$.

    Also if I ride my tandem without a stoker do I only get half a point?


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    tandems! tandems! tandems! (said in that sing-songy puppies, puppies, puppies! voice) JoM and @drevil, I challenge you to organize a tandem-style ride, I was looking back and saw tandem pointless prize riding happening in 2019 during freezing saddles and after a momentary loss of dignity when I realized that this was not an original idea on my part (seriously, I do know better and have realized that there is no original thought or idea to be had, but as a mere human my own hubris does get the better of me at times and certainly did here with me thinking this pointless prize would be novel.) Oh my, HAVE I DIGRESSED!

    I sincerely hope you, JoM and @drevil will want to earn some tandem points!!

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    Maybe, just maybe @drevil will want to earn some tandem points, too!

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    Bring
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    This Mommy/Kid configuration will be seen in the coolish-but-not-freezing division of this contest.
    (These pics are not for points, but just to intimidate others who may want to compete or to pander to those who are willing to pay for a drive-by.)
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    Tandem bike in mural at the Mt Vernon Community Center




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