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Thread: BAFS2021 Team 10 Honey Badgers - "Honey Badger Don't Care"

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    Cool BAFS2021 Team 10 Honey Badgers - "Honey Badger Don't Care"

    Hello Everyone! I'm your team captain, Andy Reiman!

    This is my 2nd year playing Freezing Saddles, with the first being the Pandemic Edition. I've been riding the DC metro area for the last 30 something years, now residing in McLean Virginia. Road, Trail, Gravel...it's all good! Freezing Saddles was truly a high point of this crazy year for me. I rode every day of FS 2020 and tried to get at least 10 miles for every ride. That's all you have to do to be successful. Ride every day and go for maximum points (see below). I'm looking to recapture that magic during FS 2021!

    The incentive this year isn't so much to ride high mileage, but to ride consistently daily. The first mile is worth 10 points and each mile thereafter is worth one less point until the 10th and subsequent miles, which are all worth only one point. Plus each ride day is worth 10 points. So a single 10 mile ride is worth 55 points + 10 points for the ride day = 65 points. If someone does two 10 mile rides on two different days, that's worth 130 points. Compare that to someone who rides a single 20 miles ride on one day = 55 points for the first 10 miles + 10 points for the next 10 miles + 10 points for the ride day = 75 points. For that person to get the same amount of points in a single day, they'd have to ride 75 miles! So getting people to ride consistently (even if only a few miles each day) is a BIG DEAL and the way to rack up points.

    Here's what you need to do to get started:

    1. Join our strava team https://www.strava.com/clubs/FS2021_HoneyBadgers
    2. Post on this forum introducing yourself and letting us know how you like to be communicated with. We could do emails or a group text this year.
    3. Ride every day & have fun!

    Honey Badger don't care how cold, wet, snowy, or icy it is. Honey Badger gets on their bike and rides no matter what.

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    Hi Andy and Freezing Saddles team,
    This is my first FS, and I’m hoping to continue my 2020 mileage consistency. Not a fan of riding when it’s icy, but anything else I can do.
    I’m fine with either text or email, but email is probably better.
    Go team!
    Barbara

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    Good morning all!

    I'm Jorge Torrico of Burke. Va. This is my first time officially fully signed up for Freezing Saddles.

    I'm an avid active transportation advocate. I've lived in the NoVA area for 31+ years. I founded and lead a friendly "Bike Burke" group, helping to encourage more riders, specially functional ones, but appreciate the leisure riders too.

    I loved riding in my youth, had a pause during part of college and early professional years. It wasn't until a career change 6+ years ago that I could then ride regularly again.

    I commute into DC by bike/bus/bike or bike/slug/bike (not during Covid-19, or just bike.

    I look forward to contributing to our team effort. Any idea of previous and current tags for separate points? A la #parkfinder , etc?

    Also, some sort of group chat would be best, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger? Slack? Discord? All three are best since it is available on phone and pc and are OS agnostic.

    Thanks,
    Jorge

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    Hi Barbara! Glad to have you on the team! Andy

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    Carlos here. I live in Arlington. This is my fifth freezing saddles. Iím normally a commuter but thatís not happening until well after the competition is over this year. Iím going for perfect attendance. It has eluded me the last 4 years due to planned vacations. With Covid this year there wonít be any freezing saddles vacations so the path is set. I prefer email for communications.


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    hi team - I'm Chadd and I live in Arlington. This is my first time for FS. I'm normally travelling too much to be able to ride outside every day. Looking forward to 10+ miles/day for the next 2 months.

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    I just curious, what exactly did the badger say?

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    Hey everyone! Kevin from the hills of Glover Park here.

    This is also my first year doing FS and I am looking forward to the challenge. My goal is to ride an average of 100 miles a week this year and I am to ride every day starting tomorrow. I wasn't able to ride on Wednesday due to curfew and won't be able to ride today due to illness but I'll be back at it tomorrow. I bought studded tires last year that I never got to use so I'm set up for any snow or ice we may get. My goal is to average 100 miles a week for the entire year and bike commute 90% of the time.

    I commute by bike (no work from home for me), ride around the city for errands, sometimes grind my way up the C&O for fun or the occasional overnighter, and am interested in exploring more gravel roads and getting back into mountain biking. Hopefully bike shops will get more mountain bikes in stock soon. I sold my old mountain bikes early pandemic assuming I'd be able to replace them with something newer soon.


    I'd say discord or slack would be the most efficient way to communicate. I don't spend much time on social media these days.

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    Very happy to read your stories and to have you on the team. I'd like to do some group rides (safely!) if we can. Would anyone be interested in doing a zoom for the team to say hello to one another in the next few days?

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    Hello fellow Honey Badgers! This is Kurt from the Falls Church/Tysons area. I'm Bent Bike on Strava and bentbike33 on this forum because I ride recumbent bikes exclusively. Ordinarily, I would have a daily commute to downtown DC, but COVID has me doing a set of loop routes I've developed (Jorge is an admirer) of approximately the same length as the round-trip commute. I usually ride in the morning before telework, which was a great idea all summer but may need reassessment during Freezing Saddles.

    This is my sixth Freezing Saddles, the last 4 I have managed to ride at least a mile every day. My goal this year is to ride at least a DecaSleaze (10 miles) every day and leave no bonus points behind.

    I sponsor the Loopy for Arlington pointless prize for riding the Arlington Loop of trails. I play a few of the games like reporting on wormholes. I am a regular at the Hump Day Coffee Club (HDCC) Wednesday mornings at Best Buns in Shrilington (although this year we just buy coffee and pastries at Best Buns and sit outside nearby). Stop by HDCC sometime if you can. I usually get there about 7:30 and leave before I get too cold.

    I have found Strava Team Posts to be a good way of communicating during Freezing Saddles.
    Last edited by bentbike33; 01-08-2021 at 02:24 PM. Reason: Communication

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