Social Butterfly (and Infiltrator) – Pointless Prizes

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  • #918944
    Sunyata
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    So. The moment you have all been waiting for. The details of the Social Butterfly (and subsequent Infiltrator) pointless prizes!

    This is a bit more complicated than my other one, so I will break it down to make it as simple as possible.

    The premise is pretty simple. Be the person that goes to the most social events related to Freezing Saddles between January 10th and March 19th.

    What is a social event, you ask?

    1) A BAFS happy hour (such as the opening happy hour happening on Tuesday) that is publicly posted and open to all participants of BAFS and has a minimum of nine other BAFS attendees (ten total)
    2) A BAFS team specific happy hour planned by members of one team that is either publicly or privately posted and has a minimum of three other BAFS attendees (four total)
    3) A BAFS organized ride of greater than 4.99 miles that is publicly posted and open to all participants of BAFS and has a minimum of nine other BAFS attendees (ten total)
    4) A BAFS team specific ride of greater than 4.99 miles planned by members of one team that is either publicly or privately posted and has a minimum of three other BAFS attendees (four total)
    5) A local shop/coffee/social ride of greater than 4.99 miles planned either by BAFS members or the general cycling community that is publicly posted and has a minimum of five other BAFS attendees (six total)
    6) A coffee club with at least five other BAFS attendees (six total)
    7) Any other bike-related event (for example, Monster Cross or a bike related movie at Arlington Draft House) with at least five other BAFS attendees (six total)

    For all non-ride events, photos are required that name (forum user names please) all BAFS participants and describe the type of social event.
    For all ride events, photos that name (forum user names please) all BAFS participants and a Strava link are required. Please advise the type of ride (BAFS general, BAFS team, Shop, Coffee, etc).

    Photos (and strava ride links) should be posted in this thread. Only one BAFS participant needs to post, everyone that attended will get credit.

    Bonus points will be awarded for any event where at least 9 team members participate.

    A really awesome prize that is yet to be determined is up for grabs here. Not to mention all the really awesome people that you will get to meet!

    #1062788
    Sunyata
    Participant

    In addition to the Social Butterfly, there is the Infiltrator Award.

    This is the award for the person who infiltrates the most “Team Specific” events.

    What is a “Team Specific” event?

    1) A BAFS team specific happy hour planned by members of one team that is either publicly or privately posted and has a minimum of four members from the posting team
    2) A BAFS team specific ride of greater than 4.99 miles planned by members of one team that is either publicly or privately posted and has a minimum of four members from the posting team
    3) Any other team specific bike-related event that is either publicly or privately posted and has a minimum of four members from the posting team

    For all non-ride events, photos are required that name (forum user names please) all BAFS participants, which team organized the event, and describe the type of social event.
    For all ride events, photos that name (forum user names please) all BAFS participants, which team organized the event, and a Strava link are required. Please advise the type of ride (BAFS general, BAFS team, Shop, Coffee, etc).

    Please indicate that you infiltrated the event. Each individual that infiltrated the event will need to post their own photo (duplicates will not be accepted) if they wish to be counted.

    Bonus points if more people from YOUR team show up at the event than those from the organizing team.

    #1062796
    jrenaut
    Participant

    Does it count as infiltrating if you have a significant other also doing BAFS and you go to their team event?

    #1062808
    Sunyata
    Participant

    @jrenaut 151550 wrote:

    Does it count as infiltrating if you have a significant other also doing BAFS and you go to their team event?

    YES! And I tried as hard as I could to keep SO’s on different teams, like I did last year, to make this more fun.

    So couples, if you do not want your SO to infiltrate your team’s ride… Better be stealthy!

    #1062819
    rcannon100
    Participant

    @Sunyata 151562 wrote:

    YES! And I tried as hard as I could to keep SO’s on different teams

    Ah but apparently once again you failed, for once again Shaw Dread (my apparent significant other) is on my team!!!!! If course I think he is just an infiltrator!!! We slackers welcome infiltrators – those slackers who slacked so much they did not bother to register.

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    #1062824
    AlanA
    Participant

    Well, dang! Except for going to the opening happy hour, I’m pretty sure my score will be the lowest possible!
    I despise coffee (but I do love my Diet Mt. Dew), and I prefer as little interaction with other humans as possible. (Sorry…It’s been a rough year with the election and stuff that I prefer to avoid people if I can).
    I know. I’m not the type of people you are looking for, but I like to ride by bike (assuming it’s dry).

    Oh yeah. And I don’t like waking up at 4:30 am to do dumb bike stuff!!

    #1062837
    Bob James
    Participant

    I already had one BAFS social event coffee club. Sadly does not count yet since before Jan 10th. Could incentive to go and enjoy coffee and fellowship with my FS friends again…and again.

    #1062839
    Bob James
    Participant

    @AlanA 151579 wrote:

    Well, dang! Except for going to the opening happy hour, I’m pretty sure my score will be the lowest possible!
    I despise coffee (but I do love my Diet Mt. Dew), and I prefer as little interaction with other humans as possible. (Sorry…It’s been a rough year with the election and stuff that I prefer to avoid people if I can).
    I know. I’m not the type of people you are looking for, but I like to ride by bike (assuming it’s dry).

    Oh yeah. And I don’t like waking up at 4:30 am to do dumb bike stuff!!

    And yet your becoming a forum social butterfly making multiple posts. That is a start. And you ride with one or more people often. I wouldn’t ride often at 4:30am-ish either if I wasn’t doing it on a trail. Biking in rush hour in the dark and rain is not the best way to make it to the next BAFS social event.

    #1062843
    AlanA
    Participant

    @Bob James 151595 wrote:

    And yet your becoming a forum social butterfly making multiple posts. That is a start. And you ride with one or more people often. I wouldn’t ride often at 4:30am-ish either if I wasn’t doing it on a trail. Biking in rush hour in the dark and rain is not the best way to make it to the next BAFS social event.

    Bob! I hope you didn’t think that 4:30 am statement was geared towards you!! Although, I do know that you are an early bird, but I’ve noticed that a lot of cyclists are out riding when they should be taking a morning pee break! :rolleyes:

    #1062846
    Judd
    Participant

    @Bob James 151595 wrote:

    And yet your becoming a forum social butterfly making multiple posts. That is a start. And you ride with one or more people often. I wouldn’t ride often at 4:30am-ish either if I wasn’t doing it on a trail. Biking in rush hour in the dark and rain is not the best way to make it to the next BAFS social event.

    As a reclusive misanthrope, I’d have to say that I actually the social aspect of BAFS the most and my life is much better because of coffee club.

    #1062855
    Steve O
    Participant

    @AlanA 151579 wrote:

    Well, dang! Except for going to the opening happy hour, I’m pretty sure my score will be the lowest possible!
    I despise coffee (but I do love my Diet Mt. Dew), and I prefer as little interaction with other humans as possible. (Sorry…It’s been a rough year with the election and stuff that I prefer to avoid people if I can).
    I know. I’m not the type of people you are looking for, but I like to ride by bike (assuming it’s dry).

    Oh yeah. And I don’t like waking up at 4:30 am to do dumb bike stuff!!

    There are lots of other pointless prizes. Like wearing your swim suit. You might find pursuing that one to be better by yourself than in a group.

    #1062861
    Vicegrip
    Participant

    @AlanA 151599 wrote:

    Bob! I hope you didn’t think that 4:30 am statement was geared towards you!! Although, I do know that you are an early bird, but I’ve noticed that a lot of cyclists are out riding when they should be taking a morning pee break! :rolleyes:

    That is what darkness, bushes and trees are are for. It also confuses the local fauna.

    #1063055
    QuikAF77
    Participant

    @Bob James 151595 wrote:

    Biking in rush hour in the dark and rain is not the best way to make it to the next BAFS social event.

    I thought that was the most BAFS way to get there!

    #1063056
    sjclaeys
    Participant

    @Judd 151602 wrote:

    As a reclusive misanthrope, I’d have to say that I actually the social aspect of BAFS the most and my life is much better because of coffee club.

    “Reclusive Misanthrope” would be a great team name.

    #1063061
    cvcalhoun
    Participant

    @Bob James 151595 wrote:

    Biking in rush hour in the dark and rain is not the best way to make it to the next BAFS social event.

    @QuikAF77 151819 wrote:

    I thought that was the most BAFS way to get there!

    How the heck are we going to make our miles if we let a little dark and rain stop us? Says the person who way too often is leaving the office and biking home after midnight. (Rain not guaranteed, but it doesn’t stop me when it happens.)

    I do recommend many lights and reflectors if you do this, however. Personally I’ve got three tail lights, two headlights, 5 wheel lights, a helmet with lights front and back plus turn signals, an ANSI class 2 reflective vest, and numerous reflectors on the bicycle itself.

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