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    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.

    Tribes (teams):
    • 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


    Team one
    http://app.strava.com/athletes/126281
    Matthew Whatley
    Shawn Dread
    443749
    John Fisher - 608636

    Team Two
    Pete DeNitto - 768183
    Steve Appel
    James Hoofnagle
    Jason Kyzer
    Mega Beth - http://app.strava.com/athletes/136523
    Joe Birkenstock - 1154396

    Team Three
    Trish Newberg
    randy napiza 313677
    Mark Blacknell
    essigmw
    obenlandk@gmail.com - http://www.strava.com/athletes/1564295

    Team Four
    EKR
    Kel Moore
    Chris Shue
    Crystal Bae
    Elizabeth MacGregor

    Team Five
    http://app.strava.com/athletes/benbhsu
    307483 (Mark Williams)
    Christopher Niebylski
    vvill
    Kevin Ulrich - http://www.strava.com/athletes/kevin_ulrich

    Team Six
    Arlingtonrider
    sjclaeys
    ejwillis@yahoo.com
    http://app.strava.com/athletes/302448
    feomike@gmail.com - http://www.strava.com/athletes/feomike

    Team Seven
    Henning Schulzrinne
    klizotte
    Brad Hancock
    Ron Alford
    Chris Randall

    Team Eight
    Ken Buja (1224809)
    Kevin Williams, Strava # 580756, BA "GuyContinental"
    Lena Varuolo
    Hans Lellelid

    Team Nine
    Steve O
    jopamora
    Justin Antos (Strava 1473093)
    http://app.strava.com/athletes/488016

    Team Ten
    certifried
    strava name Karen Smith (forum poster acl)
    Cyndi Janetzko
    Rod Smith

    Team Eleven (Freezing Saddles Team Mongo (11) on Strava)
    Greg Ba
    cptjohnc
    rcannon100
    mdevoll
    Sarah Dots
    Sean Chisham

    Team Twelve
    Calpike
    BonzaiBuckaroo
    Daniel Alexander
    ochsendorf@gmail.com

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    Shawn of the Dread wins the first pointless prize for being first to register!

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    Thwarted by the corporate firewall. I'll take evasive action.

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    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.

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    I thought this was YOUR IDEA! Actually that makes sense. Kinda in the same boat. Now its Ronwalf's turn to shine.

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    Thanks for doing this. Signed up.

    Can we pleeeeeeeze correct these two things though.
    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Freezing Saddles: Winter Bike Challenge
    Never Give an ELITE Cyclists an Even Break

    the stupidest of Ninja's

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Thanks for doing this. Signed up.

    Can we pleeeeeeeze correct these two things though.


    Thanks. My editor's eye was getting twitchy.

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    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:

    http://app.strava.com/athletes/580756

    In my case, my ID is 580756

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyContinental View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Mine is Michael Essig 1404871.

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