Pointless Prize – Bicycle #Bingo

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    cvcalhoun
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    And it’s a wrap! 61 players gave me their Bingo cards before midnight. Items will be posted through edits to this post, in a reply to this post, and on the Game #3 Call Sheet tab of the Google Sheet I use for tracking.

    Items (note you must take a picture of the actual items, not pictures of artwork depicting them):

    Round 1:

    • January 1 – Balloon. No yard inflatables, as that is a separate Bingo item.
    • January 2 – Flag (other). This means a flag that is not a country, state, or military flag. (DC flags are considered state flags and POW flags are considered military for this purpose.)
    • January 3 – Shop (ice cream). This should be a specialty ice cream shop, not for example a supermarket or restaurant that happens to sell ice cream.
    • January 4 – Graffiti
    • January 5 – Little Free Library. Need not be a branded one. Any little leave a book/take a book box will do.
    • January 6 – Tennis court
    • January 7 – Analog clock
    • January 8 – Mural
    • January 9 – Garage (freestanding). This must be a garage for an individual house, not for example a public parking garage.
    • January 10 – Horse. This must be an actual live horse.
    • January 11 – Car (yellow).  Must be an actual car, not for example a school bus or a commercial van.
    • January 12, 2024 – Mosque. Can be a photo of either the building or the sign, but you must identify the building in your post if there is no name shown.
    • January 13 – Sign (county line). In the interest of not disadvantaging the already disenfranchised, I’ll accept DC line signs as “county line” signs. However, these must be signs at the boundary, not signs directing you to the boundary.
    • January 14 – Dog. This must be an actual live dog.
    • January 15 – Flag (country). As usual, this must be an actual flag, not a flag design on a sign, etc.
    • January 16 – Basketball goal
    • January 17 – Cat. This must be an actual live cat. However, anything in the cat family (lions, tigers, etc.) counts.
    • January 18 – Shop (taco).
    • January 19 – Tree (coniferous)
    • January 20 – Bumper sticker.  I’ll accept ones intended to be applied to a bumper, which are attached to the back of a vehicle, even if they are not on the actual bumper.
    • January 21 – Flag (state). In the interest of not disadvantaging the already disenfranchised, I’ll accept DC flags as “state” flags.
    • January 22 – Fence (privacy).  Needs to be at least a 6ft fence you can’t see through (typically wood; could be brick/stone).
    • January 23, 2024 – Sign (park). This is a sign for a park (as in green space), not a sign related to parking.
    • January 24 – Shop (bubble tea). This should be a specialty bubble tea place, not just a restaurant that sells bubble tea among other things.
    • January 25 – License plate (vanity)
    • January 26 –  Temple.  Given that “synagogue” and “church” are separate items, I’m allowing only a Mormon temple or a temple that is neither a synagogue nor a church (e.g., Buddhist).

    End of Round 1; @bikesnick wins!

    Round 2:

    • January 27 – Flag (other). This means a flag that is not a country, state, or military flag. (DC flags are considered state flags and POW flags are considered military flags for this purpose.)
    • January 28 – Flag (state). In the interest of not disadvantaging the already disenfranchised, I’ll accept DC flags as “state” flags.
    • January 29 – Fence (iron)
    • January 30 – Custom mailbox.  Needs to be a unique mailbox; not something you can buy at the store. Not a “wrap” over a std mailbox. Not just a big pole/post housing a mailbox. There are plenty of good examples out there. Go find one.
    • January 31 – Skate park
    • February 1 – Car (custom paint).  Photo of a car w/custom paint job. Anything questionable will be arbitrarily decided by me. No wraps or business logos/printing. Private car; some custom, after-market paint job.
    • February 2 – Traffic cone. Take a pic of one of those heavy traffic cones (typically orange). Sorry, a little sport cone from a soccer field (or similar) or a traffic barrel doesn’t count.
    • February 3 – Named creek/river.  Let us know the name of the river/creek you found (big enough that its name is on Google Maps).
    • February 4 – Hospital
    • February 5 – Tunnel.  From outside or inside. A tunnel designed for transportation (auto, train, people, etc.).
    • February 6 – Sign (w/pic of bike).  This means a sign that has a pic of a bike on it, not a picture that includes a random sign and also your bike.  However, the sign cannot be a bike route sign or a share the road sign, since those are separate items.
    • February 7 – Plane. As in airplane, not an inclined plane. Must be a real one, not an artwork.
    • February 8 – Named pond/lake.  Let us know the name of the pond/lake you found (big enough that its name is on Google Maps).
    • February 9 – Tennis court.
    • February 10 – Tree (deciduous).
    • February 11 – Garage (freestanding). This must be a garage for an individual house, not for example a public parking garage.
    • February 12 – Sign (bike route).  It needs to say “bike route” on it. Signs for bike trails, etc. will not satisfy this one.
    • February 13 – Temple.  Given that “synagogue” and “church” are separate items, I’m allowing only a Mormon temple or a temple that is neither a synagogue nor a church (e.g., Buddhist). Can be a photo of either the building or the sign, but you must identify the building if there is no name shown.
    • February 14 – Flag (military). POW flags count as military for this purpose.
    • February 15 – Tree (coniferous). Most, but not all, coniferous trees are also evergreens, and vice versa.
    • February 16 – Xmas ornament. This can be any Christmas decoration EXCEPT Christmas lights & yard inflatables (since those are each other Bingo squares).
    • February 17 – Mascot.  Unlike the other items, which require the actual thing rather than a picture of the thing, this could be either an actual live mascot (e.g., the Oriole bird running around the field) or a picture of one on a sign (e.g., Colonel Sanders on a KFC sign).  However, it should not be on an actual item (e.g., don’t go into a supermarket and find Tony the Tiger on a box of cereal).
    • February 18 – Bird house.
    • February 19 – Train. Any train that actually runs (Amtrak, Metro, children’s miniature train). No train cars being used as restaurants, train artwork, stationary trains being used as museum exhibits.
    • February 20 – Yard inflatable.  Must be inflated. I’m talking about holiday decoration inflatables.
    • February 21 – Analog clock. Photograph an analog clock (real one) on your ride. Can’t be a watch (yours or anyone you find).
    • February 22 – Car (yellow).  Must be an actual car, not for example a school bus or a commercial van.

    End of Round 2; @LhasaCM wins!

    Round 3:

    • February 23 – Shop (ice cream).  This should be a specialty ice cream shop, not for example a supermarket or restaurant that happens to sell ice cream.
    • February 24 – Sign (with pic of bike).  This means a sign that has a pic of a bike on it, not a picture that includes a random sign and also your bike.  However, the sign cannot be a bike route sign or a share the road sign, since those are separate items.
    • February 25 – Graffiti.
    • February 26 – Shop (bubble tea).  This should be a specialty bubble tea place, not just a restaurant that sells bubble tea among other things.
    • February 27 – Statue (person).  Must be a statue of a person or sculpture that includes a person.
    • February 28 – Sign (bike route). It needs to say the exact words, “bike route,” on it. Signs for bike trails, etc. will not satisfy this one.
    • February 29 – Tunnel.  From outside or inside. A tunnel designed for transportation (auto, train, people, etc.).

    If this item is on your Bingo card, here’s the procedure:

    • Find and photograph the item while on a bike ride.
    • Add the photo to your Strava ride, and hashtag your ride #Bingo.
    • Come back here and post the photo in this thread by the end of the day after you find the item. Your post would just read something like “1/1/24 Balloon” with a photo of a balloon. Please use the date for which the item was called, not the date you find it, if different.
    • Click on the square with that item (computer) or press on it (phone) to mark an X in that square.
    • When you have 5 Xs in a row, come back here and post that you have Bingo.

    If  the forum will not let you post a picture, just

    • Tag your Strava ride with #Bingo.
    • Add your photo to your Strava ride.
    • Post here and say what item you found. 

    I will check your Strava ride and give you credit.

    I still prefer that you post a picture here if you can, since it reduces the effort I have to make to verify.  But I don’t want anyone losing credit due to forum issues.

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    If you don’t remember the URL for your Bingo card, it is listed here. You can also see on the Game #3 Call Sheet tab there the items for each day. You can find any item the day it is called, or any subsequent day.

    I have followed or requested to follow everyone who is playing. If I need permission, please give it so that I can verify your entries.

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    Basic premise: You can claim a Bingo spot on or after the day that “thing” is called.

    • Daily (starting Jan 1) I will announce the proverbial “bingo number” to the forum (which will actually be an object/thing).
    • If a player finds and photographs the “thing” on their ride that day or a future day, they mark that spot on their Bingo card.
    • The rides for each item must be on different days. For example, if you miss that balloon on day 1, you can find a balloon and post it on day 2. But if you do, your ride to find that flag must be on day 3 or later.
    • You can post the day of your ride or the next day. But no sandbagging (saving up a bunch of rides and then waiting until you’ve almost achieved Bingo to post). If you do not post your item by the end of the day after you find it, it will not count and you will have to go find it again to get credit.
    • First player to find 5 things making “BINGO” (i.e., five items in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row) wins.

    Key additional info (and I’ll probably add more later to clarify based on questions I get):

    • You must post the photo of the object taken during your ride to this thread.
    • You must include the photo in your Strava ride for the day and #Bingo in your ride title.
    • I will request to follow everyone who plays this game on Strava so that I can verify their entries. If you have Strava set so that you have to approve people following you, please approve me. I’m Carol ✊ on Strava.
    • First person to announce BINGO to this thread (and I verify their entries) wins.

    Other thoughts:

    • I plan to post the day’s Bingo# the prior evening.
    • Most objects are likely self-explanatory, and I will provide a little more detail with each day’s announcement.
    • There are 75 objects/items in total and 25 are randomly selected for each player’s Bingo card.
    • Here is the link to the Google sheet I use to track what’s been called, and everyone’s card.
    • If you win, I’ll verify you submitted valid photos on the day when you found the item (which must be on or after the day it was called).
    • If you want to cheat and ruin the fun for everyone, I’m sure you can.
    • Prize will likely be a gift card of some kind.

    Have fun and let me know any questions!

    #1127248
    Amyrglover
    Participant

    @cvcalhoun 226665 wrote:

    Bigredboiler, who conducted this game last year, has passed it on to me. I’ve made a few minor changes, so be sure to check the description below.

    This year’s Bingo will start on January 1, so you need to get a BINGO card before then if you want to play the first round.

    Basic premise: You can claim a Bingo spot on or after the day that “thing” is called

    • Daily (starting Jan 1) I will announce the proverbial “bingo number” to the forum (which will actually be an object/thing)
    • If a player finds and photographs the “thing” on their ride that day (or a future day), they mark that spot on their Bingo card
    • You can only claim one spot per day
    • First player to find 5 things making “BINGO” wins

    How to you get your BINGO card?
    Option #1: Generate your own & post to this thread to share –> Click this link and then the “Generate Card” button that you will see on that page…the result will be the URL to your BINGO card.
    Option #2: I will generate a card/URL for you and share to this thread & the Google Sheet for tracking the game. Just post asking me for a URL and then check the forum/Google Sheet for your URL.

    You can check the Google Sheet I’ll use for tracking to confirm I have your valid URL reported for your card.

    Key additional info (and I’ll probably add more later to clarify based on questions I get):

    • You must post the URL of your unique Bingo card to this thread (I will add everyone’s card to the Google sheet)
    • You must post the photo of the object taken during your ride to this thread
    • You must include the photo in your Strava ride for the day and #Bingo in your ride title
    • First person to announce BINGO to this thread (and I verify their entries) wins
    • If the game ends quickly, I’ll do another round (we’ll see how it goes)

    Other thoughts:

    • I plan to post the day’s Bingo# the prior evening
    • Most objects are likely self-explanatory, and I will provide a little more detail with each day’s announcement. Also feel free to message me if you have questions.
    • There are 75 objects/items in total and 25 are randomly selected for each player’s Bingo card
    • Here is the link to the Google sheet I’ll use to track what’s been called, and everyone’s card
    • If you win, I’ll verify you submitted valid photos on the right day when item was called
    • If you want to cheat and ruin the fun for everyone, I’m sure you can.
    • Prize will likely be a gift card of some kind

    Have fun and let me know any questions!

    It’s my first year. I read the post, still a little confused. How do I get a url, and once I get it; what do I do with it?

    #1127249
    vieshnavi
    Participant
    #1127251
    BlackBikeDC
    Participant
    #1127241
    NancyT
    Participant
    #1127253
    cvcalhoun
    Participant

    @Amyrglover 226669 wrote:

    It’s my first year. I read the post, still a little confused. How do I get a url, and once I get it; what do I do with it?

    To get the URL, you go to https://bingobaker.com/#657aacf7eb03d5af and click on “Generate card.” That will take you to a page with a Bingo card. Bookmark that page and then copy the URL. Then come back here and paste the URL into a reply to this post.

    That’s all you need to do for now.

    In January, I will start announcing an item each day. For example, suppose I announce “Bird.” You would go back to your Bingo card and see whether “Bird” was one of the things on it. If so, you could bike somewhere, take a picture of a bird, and post it here. You could then click the square with Bird on your Bingo card, which will put an X on that square.

    You win if you manage to get five squares in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally), and announce it here before anyone else manages to do that.

    Sent from my Pixel 6 Pro using Tapatalk

    #1127254
    ahano
    Participant
    #1127255
    DCAKen
    Participant
    #1127257
    cvcalhoun
    Participant

    Can you please try again? The URL you initially go to is https://bingobaker.com/#657aacf7eb03d5af. You need to click on the Generate Card button on that page and copy and paste the URL that comes up after you do that. @vieshnavi 226670 wrote:

    https://bingobaker.com/view/6779690

    @NancyT 226674 wrote:

    https://bingobaker.com/view/6779690

    #1127258
    colleenrose
    Participant
    #1127260
    Muku.tbd
    Participant
    #1127272
    CBGanimal
    Participant

    My card: https://bingobaker.com/#657b9be4780dd067

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

    #1127274
    tbronder
    Participant
    #1127279
    vieshnavi
    Participant

    Hope it’s right this time:

    https://bingobaker.com/#657c49a3718fce02

    #1127288
    cvcalhoun
    Participant
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