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2014-11-16 8:12 PM
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Low of 4 And high of 11 tomorrow! Yes. I will be out running We are 20 degrees below normal for Nov!


2014-11-18 12:24 AM
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Hi Lumberdan
I was missing some formulas in the results summary. It's supposed to automatically copy the names from up above. I think it is fixed now. Thanks for pointing this out....



Oops - sorry Lumber Dad and Mountaindan. I was mixed up and mashed your names together.

Mountaindan - my message is in reference to your message about having trouble adding your name.
Don


Haha I caught that, but din't want to be my typical smart a$$ self and say anything. Understandable considering our screen names.

Yes it seems to be working now. Thanks for setting it all up!!
2014-11-18 8:07 AM
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-10 wind chill this morning. Added an extra base layer and wasn't too bad, even managed to keep my phone from getting too cold.
2014-11-18 3:43 PM
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Hard to believe that 21 degrees actually felt warm today! Must have been those 25 mph wind gusts yesterday only the BOLD run COLD!
2014-11-24 7:52 PM
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How am I supposed to get any points when its 60 degrees out at 7pm? This is Maine, it's supposed to be cold?
2014-11-28 7:55 AM
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After a week off after sinus surgery, back out running in the cold.


2014-11-28 9:24 PM
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After a week off after sinus surgery, back out running in the cold.

It's good that you're back - the time off certainly didn't hurt your place in the standings. I hope everything went well with the surgery.
On Sunday I leave for a week long cross country ski holiday. The forecast looks pretty cold which should be good for a few points.
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2014-11-29 8:25 AM
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Originally posted by Lumber Dad

After a week off after sinus surgery, back out running in the cold.

It's good that you're back - the time off certainly didn't hurt your place in the standings. I hope everything went well with the surgery.
On Sunday I leave for a week long cross country ski holiday. The forecast looks pretty cold which should be good for a few points.
Don


Wow! Sounds like a great week.
Ever thought of doing the Birkie?
2014-11-29 1:06 PM
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Originally posted by donw

Originally posted by Lumber Dad

After a week off after sinus surgery, back out running in the cold.

It's good that you're back - the time off certainly didn't hurt your place in the standings. I hope everything went well with the surgery.
On Sunday I leave for a week long cross country ski holiday. The forecast looks pretty cold which should be good for a few points.
Don


Wow! Sounds like a great week.
Ever thought of doing the Birkie?


I'm pretty excited about it - doing the XC Supercamp. I did it last year and it was great.
http://www.skisilverstar.com/snow-school/special-programs/xc-superc...
I haven't really thought of doing a birkie but I might try some smaller (and shorter) races.
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2014-12-01 11:06 PM
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First day of cross country ski camp at Silver Star. 4 hours of skiing at -10 to -12 Celsius. This is a beautfiul ski area. Don



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2014-12-03 5:41 PM
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Is the spreadsheet up yet? How can access it?
Except for a couple of brief breaks it hasn't risen above freezing here since the end of October.


2014-12-04 6:35 AM
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Is the spreadsheet up yet? How can access it?
Except for a couple of brief breaks it hasn't risen above freezing here since the end of October.


Welcome aboard. Here's the link to the spreadsheet...
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kBBhTK2OIvMWKFRCIoznji3-98r5...
2014-12-04 6:49 AM
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Originally posted by b2run

Is the spreadsheet up yet? How can access it?
Except for a couple of brief breaks it hasn't risen above freezing here since the end of October.


Welcome aboard. Here's the link to the spreadsheet...
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kBBhTK2OIvMWKFRCIoznji3-98r5...


Thanks. I got some running in that was below freezing in October. Can I add it to November totals?
2014-12-04 8:12 AM
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Is the spreadsheet up yet? How can access it?
Except for a couple of brief breaks it hasn't risen above freezing here since the end of October.


Welcome aboard. Here's the link to the spreadsheet...
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kBBhTK2OIvMWKFRCIoznji3-98r5...


Thanks. I got some running in that was below freezing in October. Can I add it to November totals?


Sorry, Challenge didn't start until November.
2014-12-07 10:15 AM
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Here are the converted temperature and wind values for those who are not still on the old British system of measurement.

Wind factor
light winds (8 - 16 kph) 1 Point
17 - 31 kph 2 Points
32+ kph 4 Points

Temp factors
- 1 to 2 C .5 points
- 4 to - 2 C 1 Point
- 9 to - 5 C 3 Points
- 17 to - 10 C 5 Points
- 18 and below 8 Points

Precipitation
Drizzle/Light Snow 1 Point
Medium Rain/Snow 2 Points
Heavy Rain/Snow 3 Points

Bike Multiplier - 1 point for outdoor ride sub 40 degrees

Polar Bear Challenge 5 Points

Suck-o-meter scoring

Time in minutes x (Temp mult+Wind mult+precip mult+ Bike mult)= Suckitude score
2014-12-07 8:13 PM
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Originally posted by b2run

Here are the converted temperature and wind values for those who are not still on the old British system of measurement.

Wind factor
light winds (8 - 16 kph) 1 Point
17 - 31 kph 2 Points
32+ kph 4 Points

Temp factors
- 1 to 2 C .5 points
- 4 to - 2 C 1 Point
- 9 to - 5 C 3 Points
- 17 to - 10 C 5 Points
- 18 and below 8 Points

Precipitation
Drizzle/Light Snow 1 Point
Medium Rain/Snow 2 Points
Heavy Rain/Snow 3 Points

Bike Multiplier - 1 point for outdoor ride sub 40 degrees

Polar Bear Challenge 5 Points

Suck-o-meter scoring

Time in minutes x (Temp mult+Wind mult+precip mult+ Bike mult)= Suckitude score


The scoring spreadsheet has a "Metric Calculator" tab which you can use to calculate points for your activities. Enter the length of activity, temp in
Celsius, wind in KPH, precipitation etc - and the spreadsheet will automatically make the conversions and calculate your score. Put all of your activities for one week in one of the colour zones and there is a sum on the far right that shows the total for the week/colour.

My big week is finished - I spent a very enjoyable week of vacation, cross country skiing at Silver Star resort near Vernon BC. I managed at least four hours of activity each day for five days. Temperatures started out cold but warmed up over the week - which made for very enjoyable skiing but not necessarily a ton of points. Now back to reality, work etc.
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2014-12-10 7:54 PM
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Now you tell me.

Originally posted by donw

Originally posted by b2run

Here are the converted temperature and wind values for those who are not still on the old British system of measurement.

Wind factor
light winds (8 - 16 kph) 1 Point
17 - 31 kph 2 Points
32+ kph 4 Points

Temp factors
- 1 to 2 C .5 points
- 4 to - 2 C 1 Point
- 9 to - 5 C 3 Points
- 17 to - 10 C 5 Points
- 18 and below 8 Points

Precipitation
Drizzle/Light Snow 1 Point
Medium Rain/Snow 2 Points
Heavy Rain/Snow 3 Points

Bike Multiplier - 1 point for outdoor ride sub 40 degrees

Polar Bear Challenge 5 Points

Suck-o-meter scoring

Time in minutes x (Temp mult+Wind mult+precip mult+ Bike mult)= Suckitude score


The scoring spreadsheet has a "Metric Calculator" tab which you can use to calculate points for your activities. Enter the length of activity, temp in
Celsius, wind in KPH, precipitation etc - and the spreadsheet will automatically make the conversions and calculate your score. Put all of your activities for one week in one of the colour zones and there is a sum on the far right that shows the total for the week/colour.

My big week is finished - I spent a very enjoyable week of vacation, cross country skiing at Silver Star resort near Vernon BC. I managed at least four hours of activity each day for five days. Temperatures started out cold but warmed up over the week - which made for very enjoyable skiing but not necessarily a ton of points. Now back to reality, work etc.
Don
2014-12-14 11:14 AM
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I was disappointed that it was too warm at my race yesterday. I'm not sure that's a normal reaction to 40 degrees.
2014-12-14 9:22 PM
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Originally posted by bigevilgrape

I was disappointed that it was too warm at my race yesterday. I'm not sure that's a normal reaction to 40 degrees.

Hi bigevilgrape
I noticed that you added your name to the spreadsheet. Welcome aboard.
Yes this contest can definitely create some warped thinking.
The weather was quite warm in Calgary this week. Today was the only day that was cold enough to count any points. Really hoping for some snow for the ski trails.
Don

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Winter bowling on New Year's Eve day. I managed to get out of town for a few days of rest and relaxation with my family. No points for the bowling but I did manage to do some skating and running. The weather was pleasant for my getaway but I'm back in town now and the weather has turned much colder (-19 Celsius / - 2 F)
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2015-01-04 8:34 AM
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Nice bowling.

Looks like we are heading into the deep freeze for the next week.


2015-01-16 9:44 PM
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Greetings: So I know it's January but I'm wondering if you'll let me enter the challenge? Last year after biking indoors and almost going nuts, I vowed to see how long I could go without resorting to riding the trainer. So far, so good.

Let me know if you've got a spot and thanks for the consideration!
2015-01-17 8:06 AM
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Hi Qua17
Welcome aboard - we don't turn people away. You can add your name to the spreadsheet and start tracking.

We're having a warm spell here in Calgary - I don't think I will be counting many points this week.

Don
2015-02-23 9:27 PM
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OKay I am in! To start off, today I rode up Donner Pass (from Truckee, CA up Old 40) in 20 degree, windy (at least 10mph winds with some gusts) weather and so let's see...that's what 6 points?

50min X 6 = 300 Suckitude

Yeah that seams about right...wasn't too bad...do I get an extra point for taking beanie (under my helmet) off on an incline without stopping and holding it the whole way?
2015-02-25 8:20 AM
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Originally posted by ErikaMitter

OKay I am in! To start off, today I rode up Donner Pass (from Truckee, CA up Old 40) in 20 degree, windy (at least 10mph winds with some gusts) weather and so let's see...that's what 6 points?

50min X 6 = 300 Suckitude

Yeah that seams about right...wasn't too bad...do I get an extra point for taking beanie (under my helmet) off on an incline without stopping and holding it the whole way?


Welcome to the challenge. Been very quite out here this winter.
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