This one may be better than the beer game. Certainly colder.
Whenever your mileage exceeds the average temperature during your ride, you get a point. The temperature must be below freezing for it to count. So if you do 33 miles in 32 degrees, you get a point. Every ten miles beyond the temperature average gets an extra point. When the temps drop into the 20s, the points double. When it's in the teens, they triple. Single digits quadruple the points.
So say you do 23 miles in 20 degrees average temp, as I did the other day. That ride was worth 2 points. If it had been just a few degrees colder, it would have been worth four. If I had gotten up to 30 miles, it would have been worth 3 points - the extra point for taking the mileage more than ten past the temperature. If it had been 18 degrees out, it would have been worth 6 points, doubling because the temp was in the teens.
The ride I did with the Bike Doctor guys last month definitely racked up some points. That was like 70 something miles with average temp at 30. So 5 points. The day we spent testing out the Lost River courses we did about 45 miles with temps around 30, so only 2 points. Thanks to working all weekend most of the time lately I don't have many points. Probably 9.
If you accumulate 60 points in one season you earn an honorary Belgian passport and a road side seat at the Tour of Flanders. Airfare and lodging not included.
You might as well get some value out of this winter being so freaking cold, but to earn that trip to Flanders you gotta be HARD.