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    Default Pointless Prize - Mailbox Collection

    I would like to sponsor a new pointless prize for 2021. #Mailbox

    How to Play
    If you're riding along and you see a very unique mailbox:
    1. take a photo of it (with or without your bike in the pic)
    2. include it in your Strava post with the #Mailbox hashtag
    3. post it to this Mailbox Collection Pointless Prize Thread in the Forum as well (this is where I'll officially track/count entries)
    4. you can also post to a Google album, "FS2021 Mailbox Collection" I created to make it easy for everyone to see all the entries at once. [Photos sort new to old]
    5. include where you found the mailbox
    --- if your Strava settings include sharing photo location on your route map, that's fine
    --- otherwise include text in your forum posting with an address or roughly where on a street
    --- if your photo has location tagging enabled, the location will show up in the Google photo album under photo info

    For examples to get you thinking, check the Google album "FS2021 Mailbox Collection" I started.
    • There are several from around the DMV (some from far away)
    • All would count except the one of the plain mailbox just lying on the ground (I assume it was the victim of mailbox baseball; I found it funny at the time to be lying there all alone)
    • The rainbow painted one is highly questionable, but I was feeling nice when I snapped the photo, and I'll give it to you if you find; consider it a gift

    Winners (Prize details to come...expect them to be mail and/or Easter egg related):
    1. One subjective winner for most original / unique / creative (totally subjective and judged by a panel of me)
    2. One for most mailboxes that qualify (Again, the jury of me makes the decision of whether mailbox meets the high hurdle of creative/unique enough to count)

    Here is a link to a Google Spreadsheet I will use to keep track of submissions

    Why?????
    • There are some unique mailboxes out there
    • It's like an Easter Egg hunt (you never know where you'll find one)
    • I want to know where some cool mailboxes are (that I haven't already found )

    More details:
    • You can include multiple mailboxes per ride
    • If you find one that I've already shared in the Google album, I'll count it for prize #2 (most mailboxes), but don't hold high expectations for winning prize #1 (creative)
    • Don't think a wrap over a mailbox will count (you can try, but 99% sure I'll toss it)...it better be one funny/interesting/crazy wrap
    • My tastes tend to be biased toward intricacy and humor (but you never know what might strike my fancy and take the win)
    • For the creative prize, the winner will the first person to post/share the mailbox if multiple people post it

    Good luck, keep your eyes peeled, and have fun!!! -Kris
    Last edited by bigredboiler; 01-21-2021 at 11:28 PM.

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    Thurmont MD


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica Hirschhorn View Post
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    Thanks! You definitely found a "collection" of Mailboxes together today

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    I found some more mailboxes in the past couple days...all around the DMV, so keep your eyes peeled (or even try to find these!).

    I added them to the Google Album and posting here too.

    Happy Hunting!

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    While riding around Antietam National Battleground this weekend

    The historic Sharpsburg Train Station

    Along Synderís Landing Road

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    Mailbox
    3601 Gregg Rd, Brookeville, MD
    https://www.strava.com/activities/4600841542

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serdar View Post
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    Mailbox
    3601 Gregg Rd, Brookeville, MD
    https://www.strava.com/activities/4600841542
    If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were on Eric's ride to the Brookeville Beer Farm! There is no other reason to ride on Gregg Rd!!

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    Lego mailbox and address. 6740 Melody Ln, Bethesda MD.
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    Last edited by Erikaceae; 01-11-2021 at 06:11 PM.

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    #Mailboxes of Vienna VA:

    Near [mention]bentbike33 [/mention] wormhole on Sandburg CT off of the W&OD trail detour

    Ridge Road SW:

    Ayer Hill Ave NE


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    Here's two mailboxes - not that spectacular, but I thought they were interesting

    This one looks like a barn, It's on 6th Street South in Arlington, between Fillmore and Irving Streets.

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    This one just looked classy - lots of iron! It's in Arlington on S. Irving Street between 2nd and 6th Streets.

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