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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Xplora » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:19 pm

You just need to Strava Sandbag more. If you use the terrain map in the segment explore, you can zoom more. There might be a few cheeky buggers who have segments near their house. A couple near me have segments down the LENGTH OF THE M7 RETURN - 90kms - next to their door! I tried to pinch it but Strava didn't link the ride to the segment. So cranky. I would have upped the average from 23kph to 29. Certain victory ;)
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:20 pm

You could do that all day every day... There is a gazillion pointless ( except maybe to the person who made it ) segments on Strava... 1 big fish is better.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Dimma » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:09 pm

Agree Ian, I miss the feature when Strava used to sort by # of times ridden instead of date, so many nonsense ones cluttering up the page.

Good news is my VV Score is creeping up to 75.10
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:52 pm

Mines gone down from 97-98..... :x
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:55 pm

Mine's gone down as well. All very strange. Also my YTD distance is accurate on my signature by wrong on the veloviewer page!
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:32 pm

Dimma wrote:Agree Ian, I miss the feature when Strava used to sort by # of times ridden instead of date, so many nonsense ones cluttering up the page.

Good news is my VV Score is creeping up to 75.10

We don't have it quite as bad as you guys.... many more roads to chose from, lot less riders on strava. But it would be good if when doing a segment search you could filter it a bit better to find most popular segments.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby gretaboy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:14 am

Lukeyboy wrote:Mines gone down from 97-98..... :x


Wow...Luke thats a massive drop.....can we assume then that the previous 97-98 figure was fudged by you some how hahaha (just joking)

I thought I was ripped off by losing .5 of a point, but you and Damien really got the raw end of the stick with the update
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:59 am

Wow...Luke thats a massive drop.....can we assume then that the previous 97-98 figure was fudged by you some how


Yeah. Must have been all those runs down mountains at mach 2 :lol: :lol:
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby gretaboy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:05 am

Lukeyboy wrote:
Wow...Luke thats a massive drop.....can we assume then that the previous 97-98 figure was fudged by you some how


Yeah. Must have been all those runs down mountains at mach 2 :lol: :lol:


By the way...did the bunny jump out of the way of your head lights ???? You seem to be going backwards.....going to be a good effort to bridge a 4000 k gap in two months :)
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:13 am

Actually I had a cat run across the front of me doing 40kph the other night. Missed it by cms! I had a spill on the trainer bike at 35kph, the front brakes don't work at the moment on the race bike and I got a mountain bike so the combo of all 3 sorta took its toll recently. Over november I'm looking at nailing 1600km which should be exciting :) haha.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:01 pm

I went for a crack at a segment I thought was going to be easy to get.

Little did I realise how tough 23km/h average speed is. It requires something other than my brute force methods - something called bravery and bike handling. :oops:

4th place... Fun little segment though of twists and turns uphill. :)

Now - re the above - I've had a rabbit dart in front of me at 40-something km/h - that got the heart rate going. :shock:
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby gretaboy » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:10 am

Well I took the plunge and am now taking my riding that little extra step....dropped some coin on a racing licence

Hopefully my commuting k's will put me in good stead for the fitness required for racing. Hopefully I wont be dropped like a sack full of ....t on my first race.

What is cycling doing to me :)
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Xplora » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:08 pm

greta, I think you'll absolutely shock yourself. You may not have the brute horsepower that most of the experienced racers will have (I swear they are all looking for a bunch sprint) but you'll have waaaay better Z2 and Z3 (tempo and endurance) than your opponents. You've done so many kms, it's just physically not possible to be unfit. Just remember that your HRM is useless, the speedo is useless; I found cadence useful to make sure I wasn't spinning too slow or too fast (easy to end up at 70 or 115 with the surging) and losing efficiency. But you don't dictate the pace. Someone else does.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Dimma » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:34 pm

gretaboy wrote:Well I took the plunge and am now taking my riding that little extra step....dropped some coin on a racing licence

Hopefully my commuting k's will put me in good stead for the fitness required for racing. Hopefully I wont be dropped like a sack full of ....t on my first race.

What is cycling doing to me :)


Best of luck mate, you'll kill it.
Do you ride with guys who race to get a gauge as to where you're at?

PS My VV Score is creeping up slowly
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby gretaboy » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:08 am

Dimma wrote:Best of luck mate, you'll kill it.
Do you ride with guys who race to get a gauge as to where you're at?

PS My VV Score is creeping up slowly


Thats my unknown...my commuting is 99% done alone...and due to the k's I would rarely ride weekends (also because thats when the wife and I would spend time together)

I have this year come across another "commuter" and he does race - B grade here I believe. I can keep up with him sort of, depends on how many k's I have done already and how I am feeling bodywise. I also run Marathon Plus tyres and have a backpack compared to him on slicks and no back pack.

I am also going to cut the commuting back to three days from now in order to give the body a chance to recover. Taking today and tomorrow off from cycling to try and give myself some chance this saturday.

Damien..as to your VW score going up slowly...is that what you call 50 to 99 in one week lol...good to see the score back to where it should be
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby macca33 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:09 am

Good luck mate you'll have a blast. One thing I discovered is that the constant surging / hard efforts during races has made me stronger than I was.

Cheers

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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby gretaboy » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:13 am

macca33 wrote:Good luck mate you'll have a blast. One thing I discovered is that the constant surging / hard efforts during races has made me stronger than I was.

Cheers

sent from a MacGalaxy far, far away. ..


Thanks... commuting fit and race fit will be the big challenge for me...the more I race the better I will get, hopefully
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Re: ACF Strava Club

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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Xplora » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:22 pm

Yikes. Proper VV update and my stats have PLUMMETED oh noes mi <3 iz d3d :(
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:27 pm

Mine is fine :D
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby gretaboy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:37 pm

jasonc wrote:Mine is fine :D


And mine is even finer :lol:

but I reckon yours dropped too Jason...you were up 96.6 something
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby gretaboy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:39 pm

Xplora wrote:Yikes. Proper VV update and my stats have PLUMMETED oh noes mi <3 iz d3d :(



X...did you lose some KOM's...I thought you had 24???
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:00 pm

65.06 No more! 96.46 :(
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:08 pm

still around 96. i'll take it. I'm ahead of lukeyboy, for the minute.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Xplora » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:31 pm

gretaboy wrote:
Xplora wrote:Yikes. Proper VV update and my stats have PLUMMETED oh noes mi <3 iz d3d :(



X...did you lose some KOM's...I thought you had 24???

Until the update, I was at 29?

Even worse, I have a post above saying I hit 500 top 50s. That has come down to 404 :shock:
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