2024 Pointless Prize: Street #Treats

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  • #923082
    Boomer Cycles
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    Treats
    This game is simply about finding perfectly good orphaned #treats that people drop or discard and you randomly find while riding your bike.

    Some common street #treats are money, usually coins, and orphan gloves or hats. I’ve found $20 bills, sunglasses, a six-pack of unopened beers and a brand new pair of Speedplay Zero cleat covers. I even found a pair of Barr Mitts once,too.

    How to play:
    1. Find a street treat out in the wild while riding your bike. This means a random find and not something that you intentionally went out to find like a friend.
    2. Hashtag your ride title #treats on Strava
    3. Post a picture of the street treat with some part of your bike in it to this thread and/or Strava.
    4. Follow me and allow me to follow you back on Strava so that your street #treats can be verified.

    Scoring:
    1. One #treats point per ride posted on Strava
    2. Extra point if you reuse, up cycle or recycle the street #treats and share a story about it here or on Strava.
    3. Bonus points if you donate the street treat to someone in need and share a story about it here or on Strava.
    4. Angel points if you return the treat to its rightful owner (as I did with Trey Harris’s Barr Mitts) and share a story about it here or on Strava.

    Note: Bonus & Angel points will be arbitrary, subjective & w/out appeal but your effort and creativity will be taken into consideration.

    The winner will receive a special treat TBD. Send me a PM if you want to donate your street treat to become the award for this pointless prize.

    Good luck finding street #treats!

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    #1127794
    SarahBee
    Participant

    Bonus point if you find discarded food, eat it, and DON’T get food poisoning???

    #1127805
    Boomer Cycles
    Participant

    @SarahBee 227237 wrote:

    Bonus point if you find discarded food, eat it, and DON’T get food poisoning???

    LOL … but you’ll need 2 witnesses for validation;-)

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    #1127854
    bikingjenn
    Participant

    1/2/24–not a real submission but I am a self-proclaimed trash picker. Babe is packing for a renovation and I spotted tons of boxes and even plastic bins on street so raced home to beat the Recycling truck…scored a dozen boex and three nice bins–did not fetch by bike but makes a nice story of repurposing and reusing all of the Christmas box trash…

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    #1127711
    CaseyKane50
    Participant

    1/3/2024
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    While focusing on the ground for money, what to my surprise, I found a different treat. One of Santa’s reindeers had lost an antler. Immediately, I jumped off my bike and rescued the antler from Constitution Avenue.

    I briefly considered adding it to my bike, but I feared that some might call me a dork. I placed the rescued antler beside the fence at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture garden. Likely, a young child will find the antler and be thrilled to have an antler from one of Santa’s reindeer.

    #1127942
    DCAKen
    Participant

    On Beach Drive, at the Broad Branch Road intersection, I came across a set of jumper cables. Sadly, I had to leave them there 5051cdaa2a1c0582973c9bce42e7901c.jpg

    #1127993
    bikingjenn
    Participant

    1/3/24 Two #treats found-used google
    lens to figure out what they were. The first looked like it could be a plastic bike pedal but more likely a piece of a Honda headlight. The other I should’ve brought home from their curbside trash to donate somewhere–Size M lumbar back brace in good shape.d5e1e17ce5969e4c18b90de8b81e6759.jpg
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    #1128009
    Boomer Cycles
    Participant

    @bikingjenn 227297 wrote:

    1/2/24–not a real submission but I am a self-proclaimed trash picker. Babe is packing for a renovation and I spotted tons of boxes and even plastic bins on street so raced home to beat the Recycling truck…scored a dozen boex and three nice bins–did not fetch by bike but makes a nice story of repurposing and reusing all of the Christmas box trash…

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    I’ve done some dumpster diving in my day, especially around construction sites when I was remodeling my home, and found lots of lumber, electrical, insulation & drywall #treats

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    #1128010
    Laurie E.
    Participant

    @Boomer2U 227072 wrote:

    This game is simply about finding random but perfectly good #treats that people drop or discard and you find while riding your bike.

    Some common street #treats are money, usually coins, and orphan gloves or hats. I’ve found $20 bills, sunglasses, a six-pack of unopened beers and a brand new pair of Speedplay Zero cleat covers. I even found a pair of Barr Mitts once,too.

    How to play:
    1. Find a street treat out in the wild while riding your bike.
    2. Hashtag your ride title #treats on Strava
    3. Post a picture of the street treat with some part of your bike in it to this thread and/or Strava.
    4. Follow me and allow me to follow you back on Strava so that your street #treats can be verified.

    Scoring:
    1. One #treats point per ride posted on Strava
    2. Extra point if you reuse, up cycle or recycle the street #treats and share a story about it here or on Strava.
    3. Bonus points if you donate the street treat to someone in need and share a story about it here or on Strava.
    4. Angel points if you return the treat to its rightful owner (as I did with Trey Harris’s Barr Mitts) and share a story about it here or on Strava.

    Note: Bonus & Angel points will be arbitrary, subjective & w/out appeal but your effort and creativity will be taken into consideration.

    The winner will receive a special treat TBD. Send me a PM if you want to donate your street treat to become the award for this pointless prize.

    Good luck finding street #treats!

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    Treats 1-3-24 Oranges left on the train.

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    #1128246
    CaseyKane50
    Participant

    1/4/2024 Balaclava found at the “Gates of Mordor” aka Eisenhower Connection

    Picked the balaclava up and draped it over the handrail. Hopefully, the owner will come to retrieve it

    #1128278
    CaseyKane50
    Participant

    1/6/2024 one lonesome children’s sock. Picked it up and put it on a table that was out of the moisture

    #1128310
    bikingjenn
    Participant

    I wanted to bring the blue funnel #Treats home to reuse/repurpose. It blew off of my bike rack. I was focused on beating the rain so I left the treat for the next person..

    Jan 6, 2024

    #1128311
    bikingjenn
    Participant

    #1128312
    bikingjenn
    Participant

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    #1128489
    Steve O
    Participant

    Oooo. I like this PP. Last winter I found three long-fingered biking gloves: two left and one right. So I’ve had my eye out for another right.

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