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Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is .5-1.0 1 3.23%
Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is 1.1-1.5 0 0%
Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is 1.6-2.0 1 3.23%
Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is 2.1-2.5 0 0%
Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is 2.6-3.0 1 3.23%
Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is 3.1-3.5 2 6.45%
Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is 3.6-4.0 0 0%
Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is 4.1-4.5 1 3.23%
Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is 4.6-5.0 2 6.45%
Please see directions below. My 50+BFBS Index is greater than 5.0 23 74.19%
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Old 06-08-06, 02:23 PM   #1
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The 50+BFBS Index - A CRITICAL value

The 50+BFBS Index - A CRITICAL value (Beta version 1.0)

Here is a topic that has NEVER been on BFN, ever. SO, it doesn't appear that we have run out of topics yet!

It relates to the CRITICAL 50+ BFBS Index.

This is the TRUE measure of your bicycling/posting success.

The instruction for calculating your 50+BFBS Index are:

1. Locate a recent post - (or go to "Who's Online" and click on your name there and skip steps 2 and 3 below.)

2. Click on your name in the left hand corner, i.e., DnvrFox

3. On the drop down screen, click on "view public profile"

4. There you will see two critical figures. The date you enrolled in BFN, and your total number of posts.

5. Estimate the number of bicycle miles since the date you enrolled.

6. Divide the total miles since enrollment by the number of posts since enrollment.

The resulting number will be your 50+BFBS Index.

For example, for DnvrFox

Enrolled 08-30-01. Estimated mileage over almost 5 years - 21,000 miles. Number of posts = 6,570. My 50+BFBS Index is 21,000/6,570 = 3.2,or 1 post for every 3.2 miles ridden.

(And Big Paulie, you have to count ALL of your multiple personalities as ONE!)


So, what is your 50+BFBS Index? The lower the number, the greater of a BS'r you are


1 or below you are so full of BS that it is practically impossible for you to get on your bike!

1-2 Man, you like to say a lot

2-3 OK, so you enjoy chatting

3-4 Normal IMHO!

4-5 Sort of a quiet soul

5 or more - Who are you, again?


If your 50+BFBS Index is greater than 5, kindly just tell us what it is by posting the index to this thread, instead of finding fault with the poll. Just remember, this is supposed to be fun, and, well, the internet is pretty much make-believe, anyway. And this is the Beta version 1.0 of this critical Index! Thanks.

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Old 06-08-06, 02:36 PM   #2
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I'm sitting at 8.9 (before this post!).
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Old 06-08-06, 02:36 PM   #3
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As it happens, I signed onto the forums 1 year ago today June 8. 400, now 401 posts 2200 miles my rating came out to 5.5
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I've not kept close enough records of miles ridden (we just passed our 1st year of steady riding) to have a clue. My 'partner' gave me a heart rate monitor and that's when I really started to record rides but that was halfway through last year. Perhaps my ignorance of how many miles I've ridden is a sign that I should quit reading/posting and only check 50+BF once a week when the weather is too hot/cold/rainy to ride...except I work in front of a computer screen so many hours that my imagination needs the stimulus of the forum.
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I've not kept close enough records of miles ridden (we just passed our 1st year of steady riding) to have a clue. My 'partner' gave me a heart rate monitor and that's when I really started to record rides but that was halfway through last year. Perhaps my ignorance of how many miles I've ridden is a sign that I should quit reading/posting and only check 50+BF once a week when the weather is too hot/cold/rainy to ride...except I work in front of a computer screen so many hours that my imagination needs the stimulus of the forum.
I think you are avoiding the issue. No excuses, now.
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Old 06-08-06, 02:51 PM   #6
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I think that the scale is skewed too far to the low numbers. I commute to/from work, which makes for 30 miles per day. I probably get in more miles than most this way, but I can't believe that I am on the very edge of the distribution. To get my index down to one post for every 5 miles I'd have to be posting 6x per day!
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Well, I need to start correcting in both areas... more miles and less posting.

I came in at about 1.6 as an estimate... and that is only because I gave myself credit for exercycle miles.

Of course, with 813 messages now, I need to do many many miles to significantly change my rating.
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I think that the scale is skewed too far to the low numbers. I commute to/from work, which makes for 30 miles per day. I probably get in more miles than most this way, but I can't believe that I am on the very edge of the distribution. To get my index down to one post for every 5 miles I'd have to be posting 6x per day!
Well, all you have to do is just tell us your index. The poll isn't magic or anything. I first thought about having no poll, just having folks tell us their index. The poll was sort of a last minute thingie.

So, what was your index, anyway?
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Old 06-08-06, 04:29 PM   #9
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I think you are avoiding the issue. No excuses, now.
okay, okay so since 4/28/06 (join date) I've ridden 200.27 miles and posted 34 times so my index is 5.89

perhaps I'm okay or maybe I'm not - at least you didn't ask how many times we read but don't respond...
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the One Bike Rule causes longterm structural limitations to my ability to post...tee hee
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13.33, including this post.
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Humm,

28. something.
Should I post more to bring this number down?
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My 50+BFBS Index is 12.47. I have ridden about 923 miles since 3/7/06 when I joined BF, I have 74 posts.
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Uh, one post for every 25 miles. It takes me that long to think of something to say. Just ask my wife.
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19.8....... and everyone around this house thinks I'm just full of BS. Well, have I got some news for them!
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28. something.
Should I post more to bring this number down?
No, you need to ride less!
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Total miles since 09-24-05 = 1,550+
(Actual odometer reading since then on 1 of 2 bikes.)

Total number of posts = 150 (including this one)

CRITICAL 50+ BFBS Index for Ned Goudy = 10.40
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4.8 is my number. But my initials (first & middle names) are BS. So, does that count? My wife is quick to remind me that my graduate degree is an MHS, making me not only full of BS, but also a master of horse......S....
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Interesting how DnvrFox sets up a BS "index" in such a way that he falls into the "normal" range.

Coincidence or wishful thinking??? You decide!
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Interesting how DnvrFox sets up a BS "index" in such a way that he falls into the "normal" range.

Coincidence or wishful thinking??? You decide!
That kind of thinking and planning is what makes me "normal."

Eat your heart out, DG.

And, I put my numbers out for ALL to see. Where are yours?
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Someone is probably going to have to help Gary with the math.......

I'm at 10.3 with 903 posts and about 9300 miles........I wonder when I first joined the fray. I guess I now know what I was doing on Halloween, 2004. Gosh, it doesn't seem that long ago.
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Wow, what a great topic! My index works out to be 9.1

What I really want to know is Gary's index!!!
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Someone is probably going to have to help Gary with the math.......
Well, I can't give a precise number, but here's a first-order approximation:

DeeGee's posts to date: 1301

DeeGee's miles in the past year: 2500 (per the "First Full Year is History" thread)

DeeGee's period of membership on 50+: Approximately a year.

So, I calculate 2500/1301 = 1.9, give or take.

DeeGee's contributions to the total volume of 50+BFBS: Priceless.
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So, I guess I'm full of BS.

Or I post too much.

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