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    Back by popular demand for its second season w/ enhanced guidelines ):

    1. Discover any art form (loosely defined) that is freely accessible to the public while completing at least a 10 mile bike ride. Monuments and Memorials are EXCLUDED as they are a different PP by @HokieBeth. Only one art form discovery allowed per 10+mile ride. If you want to discover more art, then start a new ride. Rides less than 10 miles are not eligible.

    2. Post here on this thread a picture [use Small resolution] of your art form with some portion of your bicycle in it. Include the location of the art form following examples from the Little Free Libraries (also excluded) so that others may find it, too. Public Art rides/pics should be posted daily, so as to allow all a fair chance to play. Sandbagging posts NOT allowed and will automatically disqualify you from this pointless prize.

    3. Hashtag your ride #publicartfinder (not CaSe SeNsItIvE) in your Strava ride titles if you want to appear on the FS2022 #publicartfinder leaderboard https://freezingsaddles.org/pointles...ublicartfinder which I will sweep (at least monthly) for data for the official #publicartfinder scoreboard found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...t#gid=58255797

    4. Follow me (Boomer Cycles) on Strava so that I can verify your #publicartfinder rides

    Entries will be judged by some faceless cabal on totally subjective criteria that may include use of creative objects (like your bike interacting w/ an art form), composition, light, artistic flair, witty captions, great stories, # of quality submissions, and/or # likes, kudos or dislikes, and bonus points. In the event of a tie, efficacy rules: most art discoveries/least amount of miles wins.

    If you played last year, go find some New2U art! Don’t game the competition by resubmitting your discoveries from last year. Honor system in effect, but there may be extra points for self-policing or calling out any offending FS veterans!

    Now go Ride and Seek your art form;-!




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    Last edited by Boomer2U; 02-09-2022 at 08:36 AM. Reason: added link to official scorecard; clarified the 10 mile minimum rule

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    Oops! I'd been tagging some of my rides that way, before the competition was announced. They all involved public art, but none of them had my bicycle in them or was 10 miles long. They have now been untagged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    Oops! I'd been tagging some of my rides that way, before the competition was announced. They all involved public art, but none of them had my bicycle in them or was 10 miles long. They have now been untagged.
    Fabulous, and +5 bonus points for self policing and saving me from hassling the Bike Forum wizards to delete your rides (which requires a Presidential Decree).
    And congratulations for chalking up the first points on the BAFS2022 #publicartfinder (which no one can see yet except for me)!


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    #publicartfinder - a pair of children sledding on the entry posts to the Mary Harriman Rumsey Playfield

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    In the interests of "self-policing," will an exterior shot of a museum or gallery filled with art qualify here? Asking for a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    In the interests of "self-policing," will an exterior shot of a museum or gallery filled with art qualify here? Asking for a friend.
    Your inaugural submission for 2022 is duly noted in my private scorecard while the #publicartfinder leaderboard is reset to zero (hopefully in time for this week’s Zoom Team Assignment event). Please hold off on using the #publicartfinder hashtag on your Strava ride titles until then. I’ll make the scorecard public after 2022 Teams are announced, FYI.

    Re the query on behalf of your friend, they should be informed that the subject of this pointless prize are specific art forms that are clearly discernible (but not necessarily understood). Pics of buildings that may or may not contain art forms will not meet the spirit and intent of #publicartfinder. Thank your friend on behalf of all PublicArtFinders for asking.


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    Boomer you're the best! Love the revised rules, but I don't know what you mean by "sandbagging posts not allowed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Rob View Post
    Boomer you're the best! Love the revised rules, but I don't know what you mean by "sandbagging posts not allowed".
    Hi Robbie, and welcome back!

    “Sandbagging” refers to collecting, sitting on, and not posting rides/hashtags # until the 11th hour, so that you can leapfrog to the top of the leaderboard. This is why daily postings are important to keep everyone’s cards on the table and the leaderboard standings transparent. Now there may be instances where participants cannot upload daily, but that ought to be an exception, and not a season-long practice, especially during the final days of FS2022.


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    **For illustrative purposes only**
    “Sky Column” at the new Long Branch Aquatic & Recreation Center in Arlington VA, which according to its creator, is “an investigation of ephemeral momentarily,” and left me momentarily confused … that might’ve been due more to the sub-freezing temps than the art itself!


    https://strava.app.link/M5Hnf9txLmb


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    1/13/2023 Biowall at United Therapeutics, 1040 Spring St, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Constantly changing nature-themed silent show, with benches and little lit-up stools in front of it for people to sit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer2U View Post
    1. Ride your bike AT LEAST 10 miles to any art form (loosely defined) that is freely accessible to the public. Monuments and Memorials are EXCLUDED as they are a different PP by @HokieBeth. Only one art form discovery allowed per each 10+mile ride. Rides less than 10 miles are not eligible.
    OK, so just to clarify, since sometimes I can't understand clear directions - we have to go AT LEAST 10 miles before we can post an Art pic? And is this 10 miles in one direction, so going 10 miles in a loop won't work? I love this pointless prize, but sometimes being able to get 10 miles one direction would be difficult for me.

    And are we limited to only one per day? So, if I DO do a 20 mile ride, could I break it up into two, and submit two photos for that day? Or can I just submit two photos for the same 10 mile ride? Inquiring minds want to know.

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