Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
ELITE ELITE:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Team Club Soda

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Falls Church
    Posts
    270
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Team Club Soda

    Unfortunately, I had to miss the happy hour. I'm happy to make up the happy hour later. Will drinking an extra beer tomorrow work?

    What did I miss? Do we have any natural enemies? Shoulder surgery? Ice? Help me out here!

    I confess I did not attend the happy hour. I did not ride far today, or yesterday or the day before or the day before. Forgive me. I don't have studs, I don't have a cx bike, I don't have drop bars. I don't have much besides a new Gore jacket and a smart wool hat. Forgive me for not adding many points and confirming Steve O's theory on random team members. I firmly intend amendment of all of these transgressions some other year.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Alexandria, VA
    Posts
    666
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Fast Friendly Guy, Steve O, Karen B, kdugan, Powerful Pete -- it was fun meeting you at the happy hour yesterday. Everyone else -- I hope we get a chance to meet at another happy hour or team event.

    It looks like some of the others are introducing themselves on their team threads, so here goes: I bike commute from OT Alexandria to downtown when I can, and on weekends I like to run errands by bike and fit in the occasional longer ride. I apologize in advance that I'll be out of town without access to a bike for at least one weekend during FS, and that I don't currently have studs, bar mitts, toe warmers, or other winter gear that would allow me to live up to Rule 5.

    As I understand it, the things we need to do are:
    1.) Pick a captain.
    2.) Pick a team name.
    3.) Create a Strava club for the team.
    4.) Let the substitution czar -- Amalitza? -- know that Fast Friendly Guy plans to withdraw from BAFS2015, and that we'll need a substitute. (Heal quickly, FFG!)

    And just to be clear, by posting this I'm not volunteering to be team captain. I'm a triple newbie -- new to winter commuting, new to FS, and new to Strava -- so you really don't want me to be team captain.

    If we're sticking with the "club" theme for our team name, that should lend itself to some creative possibilities. Club Sandwich? Club Penguin IRL? Club Who Needs Groucho Marx Anyway? I like Team Club Soda, too. Other suggestions welcome!

  3. #3
    Steve O's Avatar
    Steve O is offline 5000+ Posts? The first step to beating addiction is admitting you have one.
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Pentagon City in Arlington VA
    Posts
    5,268
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Triple team 4 (aka clubs)

    Hi team,

    Coincidence? Or conspiracy?
    For the 3rd year running I am on Team 4. We called ourselves Bollard Busters both of the last two years, which you will understand if you are a long-time lurker on this forum.

    We could call ourselves that again, for consistency and perhaps to firmly establish tradition. Bollard Busters came in 2nd in 2013 and 9th in 2014. I'm hoping we'll regress to the mean--particularly without FFG.

    Looks like a lot of newbies on our team; welcome!

    If no one else is interested in being captain, I will do it.

    Please send suggestions for team names, seconds for any komorebi suggested, or your approval of continuing the traditional Bollard Busters name.
    Last edited by Steve O; 01-10-2015 at 12:34 PM.

  4. #4
    Steve O's Avatar
    Steve O is offline 5000+ Posts? The first step to beating addiction is admitting you have one.
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Pentagon City in Arlington VA
    Posts
    5,268
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford10 View Post
    I'm happy to make up the happy hour later. Will drinking an extra beer tomorrow work?
    Probably not. I think buying the rest of the team a beer will work better.

  5. #5
    Steve O's Avatar
    Steve O is offline 5000+ Posts? The first step to beating addiction is admitting you have one.
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Pentagon City in Arlington VA
    Posts
    5,268
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    It looks like some of the others are introducing themselves on their team threads, so here goes:
    Likewise.

    I take a lot of grief from my so-called "friends" on the forum, only a tiny fraction of which is deserved. Most Fridays I am at FCCII at Java Shack.
    I live in West Arlington, not far from Westover, and commute most days to Rosslyn. Most of my biking is to go places (work, meetings, shopping, coffee runs, happy hours, etc.), but I also do social rides, centuries and the occasional Tri360 ride. My personal goal for the last few years is to ride a minimum of 300 miles per month. Last year I rode 1002 miles on 75 days (out of 78) during FS, and I will try to duplicate that this year.

    I have lived in Arlington since 1994 and have been bike commuting since 1995 or 1996 (I forget exactly). My commutes have been to: DC, Herndon, Reston, Silver Spring, Kensington and now Rosslyn--my shortest ever, which means I have to make up more miles elsewhere.

  6. #6
    DismalScientist is offline I really need to log off the internet and go for a ride.
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Westover Beer Garden
    Posts
    2,651
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post

    Please send suggestions for team names...
    Puppy Haters?
    Last edited by DismalScientist; 01-10-2015 at 05:25 PM. Reason: Previous was too harsh

  7. #7
    Steve O's Avatar
    Steve O is offline 5000+ Posts? The first step to beating addiction is admitting you have one.
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Pentagon City in Arlington VA
    Posts
    5,268
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    3.) Create a Strava club for the team.
    Join the team here:

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Alexandria
    Posts
    16
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Hi all

    I live in Del Ray section of Alexandria and commute to and from Georgetown on weekdays. I'm up for social rides on weekends and evenings (when family commitments allow.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Join the team here:
    Done

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Hiya everyone! It was great meeting folks at the happy hour last night; look forward to meeting to the rest of the team for a future ride/get together. I admit, being an FS newbie as well as a relatively new cyclist, I was a little nervous about joining a team but felt immediately at ease last night. I can already tell this is gonna be a lot of fun. My apologies for not tracking on Strava previously; I thought the happy hour was the official kickoff - oops, lesson learned. As for cycling, I just gave up my parking spot at work about 2 months ago, so I am committed to bike commuting and also enjoy social rides as well. I too am low on gear e.g. no special studded or grippy tires, but I have warm clothes/layers and a desire to bike as much as possible through the winter, so here goes

    As for the name, I am pretty open to any and all suggestions. Here's two more ideas - Team I-Cycle, Team B-icicle

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Alexandria, VA
    Posts
    666
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    For the 3rd year running I am on Team 4. We called ourselves Bollard Busters both of the last two years, which you will understand if you are a long-time lurker on this forum.

    We could call ourselves that again, for consistency and perhaps to firmly establish tradition.
    I'm happy to go with tradition -- particularly because it already comes with a cool Strava icon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Join the team here:

    Done, and thanks for setting that up.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •