"Official" BIYF 2016-2017 thread

Discussion in 'Rides, Races and Events' started by rlb, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    BIYF 2016-2017

    Once again it is time for the annual Boogers in your Fleece winter riding contest. Read on and reply to this thread (including your class) to join!

    Special thanks to @fidodie for helping again this year, and to everyone else for providing their feedback.

    Official numbered list that does not represent not rules:
    1. Contest will run 12/19/2016 to 3/19/2017
    2. There will be two classes, mortals and elites. Place yourselves accordingly by replying to this thread and claiming a class.
    3. There will be monthly winners for mortals (Dec-Jan, Jan-Feb) and overall winners for mortals and elites.
    4. A GPS link (strava etc.) is not required but strongly encouraged. Report your ride by posting the date, moving time, and GPS link in this thread and it will be logged by the data wizard.
    5. All points are based on moving time, not elapsed time.
    6. Multiple rides in a single day may be combined (e.g. commuting, etc.)
    7. Don’t be an ass clause(s):
      • Points will not be awarded for riding in blatant disregard of poor trail conditions. Repeat offenders will be permanently disqualified.
      • Use your brain and ride safely/responsibly. Points will not be awarded for rides that disregard common sense (riding the road in a blizzard at 11pm, etc.) You alone are responsible for your own safety.
      • This is supposed to be fun, keep it in the spirit!
    8. Prizes may include nothing, Rick’s fenders, or other cool stuff. I have a lead on a stash of used McDonald’s butt cheek cups, so clear your cabinets.
      • Edit: There will be real, actual prizes this year: Monthly Mortal winners will get a pair of MTBNJ socks and the overall Mortal and Elite winners will each get an all-new MTBNJ t-shirt.
    9. Riding while traveling: After much internal struggle, these rides will count unless it’s a bike specific trip to a warm place.
    Scoring:

    Mortals will be scored as follows:
    1. 2 points for the first full hour of riding. There is no rounding, a full hour is required for the 2 points.
    2. Additional points will be awarded on straight moving time in hours. For example:
      • 0:59 moving time = 0 points
      • 1:00 moving time = 2 points
      • 1:30 moving time = 2.5 points
      • 2:01 moving time = 3.02 points
      • 2:38 moving time = 3.63 points.
    3. Maximum points per day = 6. Any riding >5 hours in a day will not accrue any additional points.
    4. Bonuses:
      • There will be weekly scavenger hunt type bonuses to earn 1 extra point for that week. Examples include things like take a picture of the full moon, visit a new MTB park, ride to a historic site, etc. These will be announced the prior week in the scoring post.
      • There will be a monthly write-up bonus awarded to the adventure write-up with the most likes. Winner will earn 2x points for that ride. You can only win this bonus once, (i.e. If you win this bonus one month you are no longer eligible for the remaining months).
    Elites will be scored as follows:
    1. Points will be earned on straight moving time in hours. Any day with <1 hour of moving time will not be scored. For example:
      • 0:59 moving time = 0 points
      • 1:00 moving time = 1 points
      • 1:30 moving time = 1.5 points
      • 2:38 moving time = 2.63 points
      • 7:23 moving time = 7.38 points
    2. No daily point cap.
    3. No bonus points are awarded to Elite riders. However, feel free to participate in the bonuses for fun. Because, you know, they’re going to be a lot of fun.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
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  2. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
  3. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater


    Bonus: To get the bonus points you need to post a picture showing you doing the following:
    Week 1: 12/19/2016 to 12/25/2016 - Spot some cool holiday decorations (your house doesn't count!!!).
    Week 2: 12/26/2016 to 01/01/2017 - Post a picture of strange/unusual/cool architecture
    Week 3: 01/02/2017 to 01/08/2017 - Group Ride! Post a picture of you with your group for a bonus point.
    Week 4: 01/09/2017 to 01/15/2017 - Full moon ride! Post a picture of you riding under the full moon.
    Week 5: 01/16/2017 to 01/22/2017 - Post up some cool street art.
    Week 6: 01/23/2017 to 01/29/2017 - Visit a historic site and take a picture.
    Week 7: 01/30/2017 to 02/05/2017 - Take a picture of a flowing water feature like a river landscape, dam, waterfall etc.
    Week 8: 02/06/2017 to 02/12/2017 - Full moon ride! Post a picture of you riding under the full moon. The full moon will be 2/10 at 7:33 pm. Night rides from 2/10 and morning rides on 2/11 will count.
    Week 9: 02/13/2017 to 02/19/2017 - Longest Ride - Get out for your longest (moving time) BIYF ride to date for a bonus point.
    Week 10: 02/20/2017 to 02/26/2017 - Participate in an organized bike activity (ride, TM, race, etc.)
    Week 11: 02/27/2017 to 03/05/2017 - Ride at a new MTB park that you have not yet visited during BIYF (Weather permitting! This may be postponed until week 13).
    Week 12: 03/06/2017 to 03/12/2017 - Full moon ride! Post a picture of you riding under the full moon. The full moon will be 3/12 at 10:15 am, so rides & pictures from 3/11 and 3/12 will count for the bonus.
    Week 13: 03/13/2017 to 03/19/2017
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017 at 7:40 AM
  4. M3Tim

    M3Tim Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flemington
    In for Mortal.
     
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  5. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    i need to patch that tube...
    in
     
  6. oobaa47

    oobaa47 Well-Known Member

    Do you have a middle-aged, over weight, out of shape, no time to ride, with 3 children under the age of ten category?? If not, just throw me in the Mortal class and my goal will be to not finish in the bottom five......
     
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  7. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    I thought that's what the mortal class was for?
     
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  8. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Belle Mead, NJ
    In for elite - even tho by no stretch of the imagination am I an elite rider, I've always said it's a huge advantage, especially in the winter, to have all day to get a ride in.
     
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  9. Fat Trout

    Fat Trout Active Member

    Location:
    Andover
    I'm in. Mortal Class

    I was on the fence until I saw the potential for butt cheek cups.
     
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  10. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    somehow i think this, and full moon, are going to come together in a picture/story......
     
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  11. jmanic

    jmanic Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Englewood
    FTFY
     
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  12. Johnny Utah

    Johnny Utah Well-Known Member

    Time is tight this year, but i am in for elite. Props to @rlb for getting this going.
     
  13. clarkenstein

    clarkenstein JORBA Money Launderer JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Hillsborough
    In for slacker class. And if there isn't one of those classes I'll take mortal.
     
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  14. liong71er

    liong71er Well-Known Member

    Location:
    clifton,nj
    In Elite!!
     
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  15. liong71er

    liong71er Well-Known Member

    Location:
    clifton,nj
    Go go go!!!
     
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  16. Frank

    Frank JORBA JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Brick
    Going to try this in the wookie class....mortal
     
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  17. w_b

    w_b Well-Known Member

    Location:
    central jersey
    ^^^ this, except only 2 kids. I will play along,
     
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  18. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    Don't forget @fidodie!
     
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  19. w_b

    w_b Well-Known Member

    Location:
    central jersey
    When does the trash talking start again?
     
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  20. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    Right now!!
     
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