Freezing Saddles: Winter Bike Challenge (sign up open)
Freezing Saddles: Winter Bike Challenge
Never Give an ELITE Cyclist an Even Break
NOTE: Excluded activities: If you post an activity to Strava during the competition period which is not an outdoor bike ride, then it should have the string "#NoBAFS" in the activity name.
Freezing Saddles! The Epic Adventure of a band of ELITE Cyclists, facing the challenges of the wild wild wild bike paths. Confronting the darkest of evenings, the coldest of mornings, and the stupidest of Ninjas - these brave cyclists challenge each other because, if they didnt, they might have to actually do some work during the day.
The saga runs January 1 until the last day of Winter, March 20. It will conclude with a March Madness Playoff that someone will probably design. There will be a Happy Hour at the end with many pointless trophies.
- Composed of ~5 riders or less
- For riders from the #bikedc, Washington DC Bike Forum general community (Washington DC greater metropolitan area)
- Volunteer Captains (captains will address any data problems, negotiate or cause confusion, and provide motivational seminars);
- This is a ten-gallon hat tournament. Riders will be randomly assigned to tribes based on self declared average weekly mileage and days cycled. Tribes will be created so that each tribes's average weekly point score is roughly equal to everyone else's. To achieve this, tribes may be composed of differing numbers of riders.
- No late sign ups.
- Interested cyclists must sign up by December 25 Midnight - Tribes will be announced within a couple days.
Scoring: Riders will receive 10 points for each day and 1 point for each mile ridden. Minimum ride is 1 mile. The tribe's score will be the sum of the tribe members (indoor trainers do not count- you must be freezing in the saddle outside).
Backend: STRAVA (please sign up for an account, and join the "Bike Arlington" club on STRAVA - you should be able to enter data manually or automatically. Additional information will be posted here on the forum.)
This is a self organized group activity based on consensus. No one is in charge or running this thing. Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk.
Be Brave. Be Bold. Be.... questful! In the words of Hedley Lamarr:
Men, you are about to embark on a great crusade to stamp out runaway decency on the bike paths. Now you men will only be risking your lives, whilst I will be risking an almost certain Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Here are the teams with the new subs
John Fisher - 608636
Pete DeNitto - 768183
Mega Beth - http://app.strava.com/athletes/136523
Joe Birkenstock - 1154396
randy napiza 313677
firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.strava.com/athletes/1564295
307483 (Mark Williams)
Kevin Ulrich - http://www.strava.com/athletes/kevin_ulrich
email@example.com - http://www.strava.com/athletes/feomike
Ken Buja (1224809)
Kevin Williams, Strava # 580756, BA "GuyContinental"
Justin Antos (Strava 1473093)
strava name Karen Smith (forum poster acl)
Team Eleven (Freezing Saddles Team Mongo (11) on Strava)
Last edited by rcannon100; 01-24-2013 at 12:08 PM.
Reason: Mongo Angry!
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Shawn of the Dread wins the first pointless prize for being first to register!
Thwarted by the corporate firewall. I'll take evasive action.
I opted out of being a captain. I will probably participate every day, but I am not a Strava expert, and I will only be entering data manually, so I figured I would leave the team captaining to someone who could actually answer a question or solve a problem.
I thought this was YOUR IDEA! Actually that makes sense. Kinda in the same boat. Now its Ronwalf's turn to shine.
Thanks. My editor's eye was getting twitchy.
Originally Posted by vvill
Maybe I should have mentioned this earlier- but every Strava Athlete has a "Athlete Number" that is used for tracking purposes- Ron might need that for development. To find your Strava ID go to profile and look at the URL:
In my case, my ID is 580756
My current plan is to manage it via the club interface. We'll create a new club for each team (FreezingSaddles A-???), and participants will join their assigned club.
Originally Posted by GuyContinental
Mine is Michael Essig 1404871.