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    Red face Freezing Saddles 2015 ~ At Least Yer Not in Kiev, Comrade


    Please keep in mind that this is a game of the forum, by the forum, and for the forum. The whole point is a bunch of friends coming together to goof off. We hope that people will join in the reindeer games, come to happy hours, participate and even organize pointless prizes and side bets, and join in group rides.

    Take care inviting weirdos to join. If you dont think the weirdo is going to join in the forum, or come to a happy hour, or join a group ride - maybe dont invite them. If on the other hand the weirdo likes reindeer games, and is interested in adopting a puppy, maybe they are perfect. Every year new people assimilate into our community during FS. But there are also those who sign up, never show up, never play - and we then have to deal with how to fix our game.

    Registration goes through December 24th. People who buy me pie at FCCII will be put on a good team. The rest of you will be put on Steve O's team.



    Storing this somewhere where people can see it

    I think this was covered by the instructions, but if not:

    (1) You need to authorize the bafs app to read your data. http://freezingsaddles.com/authorize
    (2) You need to join the BikeArlington team on Strava: http://www.strava.com/clubs/bikearlington

    Once you have done both these things, you should see your rides start showing up on the leaderboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    People who buy me pie at FCCII will be put on a good team. The rest of you will be put on Steve O's team.
    What if I buy you pie?
    Last edited by Steve O; 12-01-2014 at 11:35 PM.

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    I may have to join the Slackers this year. My riding has been really erratic since I started school full time, so I don't want to risk letting team members down if I don't get to ride as much as I hope to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    take care inviting weirdos to join. If you dont think the weirdo is going to join in the forum, or come to a happy hour, or join a group ride - maybe dont invite them. If on the other hand the weirdo is already on the forum, attends FCCx and participates in the forum, maybe they are perfect.
    FTFY

    To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, it seems to be the known wierdos vs the unknown wierdos

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    So this is my first freezing saddles. I dug deep into my soul and got a Strava account because I figured the competition would keep me going through the winter. I didn't pay for a premium one, I'm simply trying to build up the task of logging onto a website.

    I commute through most anything (so far...). My weekends however are generally full of house renovation work at the current moment (We're new home owners... we might as well live at Home Depot). So group rides are very very unlikely at this point. Where does this put me? Am I "playing?" or am I a woosie who "doesn't show up to play?".

    Also, my commute is like 13 miles round trip. This makes me a slacker I am thinking.



    Sidenote - Strava tells me I broke the speed limit on Vaden Drive yesterday always good to confirm going over 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post

    Registration goes through December 24th. People who buy me pie at FCCII will be put on a good team. The rest of you will be put on Steve O's team.
    Why didn' Steve O dislike this? Not enough pics of puppies?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    If on the other hand the weirdo is already on the forum, attends FCCx and participates in the forum, maybe they are perfect.
    FCCX sounds like a thing that needs to happen. Friday Coffee Cyclocross!

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    Quote Originally Posted by americancyclo View Post
    FCCX sounds like a thing that needs to happen. Friday Coffee Cyclocross!
    Actually more in the algebraic sense with x being the unknown. Friday Coffee Cyclocross would make it too hard for me to enjoy my scone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by americancyclo View Post

    FCCX sounds like a thing that needs to happen. Friday Coffee Cyclocross!
    Oh, I'd be so in!

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    I signed up. I dutifully answered all of the questions in as honest a fashion as I know how. My former teammates from the past 2 BAFS challenges will likely tell you that I am of moderate utility at best, as I am unlikely to decide to ride a random century on a Wednesday, or bike to New Jersey for the weekend.

    I rode through the coldest cold days, and the snowiest of snow days last year, and am always happy to ride when I have time and no conflicting duties. However, my commuter overall miles taper off somewhat (substantially?) during the fall/winter/early spring months due to parental responsibilities, and apparently the rules do not permit me to count it as a ride if I strap my bike to the back of my car, even though my car has "Share the Road" bicycling plates.

    Anyway, to my future team: sorry you're stuck with me.

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    Hi everyone! I'm a newbie to this forum (lurking for a little while), but the awesomeness of freezing saddles motivated me to join you all. Thanks to the ladies of the Women & Bicycles Facebook page for tipping me off to your forum and freezing saddles.

    I'm more of a warm weather cyclist when it comes to longer rides, but I do a short commute by bike (woodley park to near the White House) pretty much every day. So I'll be good about frequent riding, but I'm also hoping this challenge motivates me to get in some longer rides this winter (not on my trainer!). I'm going to be signing up for the challenge today. I'm looking forward to meeting some of you and participating in the forum!


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