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    Quote Originally Posted by jopamora View Post
    hmmm, maybe we should mark all our rides private until the March 20th
    I believe this would violate the rule against sandbagging. Discussions can be kept private, but rides cannot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    I am a bit too much into BAFS 2015. I am often virtually stalking other team's riders on Strava and looking at the group discussion section on Strava. Do people consider that cool?
    The real point of FS is not to win the pointless prizes but to build up our community of friends and cyclists. I think a lot of the fun is consorting with or trash-talking "the enemy," joining together on rides & get togethers and just enjoying the whole game. What's so secret?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    I am a bit too much into BAFS 2015. I am often virtually stalking other team's riders on Strava and looking at the group discussion section on Strava. Do people consider that cool?
    Some teams have difficulty with decision making and actually need the assistance of other BAFS2015 participants in order to come to consensus, you know, on things like team names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jopamora View Post
    hmmm, maybe we should mark all our rides private until the March 20th
    No, No, No... You are doing this all wrong. Private rides count in the scoring. What you do is mark all your rides as training (and private if you really want to disguise things) and then unmark them all on March 20.

    Or, just upload everything on March 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    pointless prizes
    Where the rules are made up and the points dont matter.


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    I believe that the camaraderie, but also the competitive elements help - I know that my riding has definitely been bumped up as I try to get ahead of or catch up with others in the standings. All in good fun, of course. Honestly, there are several days where I would have rathered eat pasta and stay in my PJs but got out and rode to keep myself in the running (my objective is really a top 20 finish considering forthcoming business travel and life's realities).

    So, it's not really stalking others on Strava, more keeping an eye on their riding and, quite frankly, being inspired to ride more because of what I see in terms of their achievements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    . I spend way too much time looking at Strava and http://freezingsaddles.com/
    Your competitors appreciate that you use up all this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    Cool. I almost wish it was not possible to look at the other riders and such. I spend way too much time looking at Strava and http://freezingsaddles.com/ Which is why the day the contest ends on Friday March 20th will be my last Strava ride.
    Or maybe Freezing Saddles gets you hooked on Strava (or, at least, recording rides). It's happened to me, and it's a real danger.

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    Raymo, maybe you should get Census IT to classify freezingsaddles.com as porn like NOAA did. Therefore you won't be able to do as much obsessing at work. Since I can't keep up with it at work, my interest level is lower than I would like. It's just that when I get home, I have 100 other things to do as well and freezing saddles isn't in the top 10.

    Part of the fallout is that although I'm meeting all of my personal goals so far this year, I'm not doing as well with points because I'm just not going to suit up for a 5 minute ride for 11 points every day. More power to the people who do, but I have other things to do.

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    Dismal is right - private rides will be counted (that's why you have to authorize yourself on the FS website I think). You could just not upload or yeah mark as training + private or #nobafs + private, but that's certainly not in the spirit of it all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    I will not be taking part. Made a promise last night to my fiancee who had to wait in the car while I sleazed last night.
    Get her to sign up next year?

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