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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:44 pm

They have a youtube channel now with tv adds

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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby norbs » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:02 pm

I have signed up to the may challenge knowing there is no way I will complete it. :)
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby BarryTas » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:26 pm

now remember kids, if it's not on strava then it didn't happen
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby TimW » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:15 pm

BarryTas wrote:now remember kids, if it's not on strava then it didn't happen

Amen :D
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby marinmomma » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:00 pm

norbs wrote:I have signed up to the may challenge knowing there is no way I will complete it. :)



You read that it was in miles, didn't you?? :shock:

Just did the conversion...that's 2380+ k's! Holey moley, I haven't even done that in the past 3.5 months :shock: :shock:

Good luck though!
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby skull » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:51 pm

Aushiker wrote:
more at BicycleRetailer

Andrew


What a load of crap.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby lethoso » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:34 am

norbs wrote:I have signed up to the may challenge knowing there is no way I will complete it. :)


yeah I've got buckley's chance, but I'll have a crack anyway
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Dimma » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:52 am

I've joined also hopefully this is easier than the current climbing challenge?
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:23 pm

Silly question... But every time I do a new cat4 climb strava seems to map it as a kom... Does it do this automatically?.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby norbs » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:33 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Silly question... But every time I do a new cat4 climb strava seems to map it as a kom... Does it do this automatically?.



If that segment wasn't in Strava already, yes it will.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:16 pm

norbs wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Silly question... But every time I do a new cat4 climb strava seems to map it as a kom... Does it do this automatically?.



If that segment wasn't in Strava already, yes it will.


Every climb here is a cat 4 or more...even in the city center!... for example http://app.strava.com/rides/7004547#131575771
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby norbs » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:45 pm

toolonglegs wrote:
norbs wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Silly question... But every time I do a new cat4 climb strava seems to map it as a kom... Does it do this automatically?.



If that segment wasn't in Strava already, yes it will.


Every climb here is a cat 4 or more...even in the city center!... for example http://app.strava.com/rides/7004547#131575771


Tell you what. Buy me a ticket over and put me up for a week or 3 and I will ride them all with you so as there is someone elses name on the leaderboard. Notice i didnt say atop of the leaderboard. ;)
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:54 pm

Ha!... Sofa is free mate :-) .
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:39 am

toolonglegs wrote:Ha!... Sofa is free mate :-) .

be careful, you may end up with a few of us with an offer like that
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby l45er » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:51 am

Thought I'd bust out on my commute this morning to have a crack at grabbing a couple of KOM's along the way which I've held before but have since been bettered.

Got to work thinking I'd done well only to find my Garmin 500 didn't get a satellite lock until around halfway through my ride - needless to say the KOM's were in the first 50%. Oh well, there is always tomorrow...
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby norbs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:28 am

jasonc wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Ha!... Sofa is free mate :-) .

be careful, you may end up with a few of us with an offer like that



I get the comfy couch. I was in first! :mrgreen:
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:15 pm

The couch is comfy... But all the real hills start after a 30 km ride east or west ( Bugey or Beaujolais )... So the riding can really hurt :-) . Especially at the moment as we still have snow at about 750 meters!.
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Postby Comedian » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:30 pm

l45er wrote:Thought I'd bust out on my commute this morning to have a crack at grabbing a couple of KOM's along the way which I've held before but have since been bettered.

Got to work thinking I'd done well only to find my Garmin 500 didn't get a satellite lock until around halfway through my ride - needless to say the KOM's were in the first 50%. Oh well, there is always tomorrow...

that's odd. Sure you didn't forget to start it? Or possibly wheel sensor playing up?
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby doggatas » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:54 pm

Nasty looking cat4 there TLL. Given the plateau/downhill in the middle sector i suspect this hill to be quite painful given the 10% grade average.


http://app.strava.com/rides/7254160#135691822 A nice little KOM from this morning. Only problem is when I KOM a segment, the buddies i ride with are superior and it alerts them to a segment they must KOM. :evil: :evil:
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby nickdos » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:32 pm

l45er wrote:Got to work thinking I'd done well only to find my Garmin 500 didn't get a satellite lock until around halfway through my ride


I've got to say I've been disappointed with the Garmin 500's sensitivity. I did a ride on the weekend (Mont 24 track 25km) and my Garmin 500 recorded 20.1 km, whereas my mate who was recording with Strava iPhone app, recorded pretty close to 24.6km and his map showed much better accuracy through the bends, etc. I did not have the cadence/speed sensor on (leave it on my roadie) but I did have my 500 set to record every second. It was overcast and under the pines most of the time but iPhone 4 proved to be superior.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:49 pm

doggatas wrote:Nasty looking cat4 there TLL. Given the plateau/downhill in the middle sector i suspect this hill to be quite painful given the 10% grade average.


No downhill sections or flats in there anywhere once the climb starts... just google maps imagination.
Just straight up to the top...view from the bottom on a nicer day :D .
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Oh and part of it is cobbled :lol: ...thats always fun in the rain!.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Parrott » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:48 pm

toolonglegs wrote:
doggatas wrote:Nasty looking cat4 there TLL. Given the plateau/downhill in the middle sector i suspect this hill to be quite painful given the 10% grade average.


No downhill sections or flats in there anywhere once the climb starts... just google maps imagination.
Just straight up to the top...view from the bottom on a nicer day :D .
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Oh and part of it is cobbled :lol: ...thats always fun in the rain!.


What gearing are you using to get up that?

I'd always wondered about the usefulness of compact chainsets til I worked out how good I am not at climbing :oops: . Is 34-28 low enough?
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:44 pm

I have a 53/39 with a 11-28 on the rear... I used to swap the climbing cassette to an 11-23 to race, but since I could only get a SRAM 10 speed chain at the last change (when I ripped the rear mech off) and their joining links are such a PITA it has stayed 11-28 for a while now. A compact front would go on for a REALLY big climb or a long ride with lots of nearly big climbs.But short climbs of 1 or 2 km up to 12% average are no problems...even with a compact on I wouldn't be spinning on those climbs anyway so I might as well push harder :D .
PS ... being 10kgs lighter than I was 6 months ago makes life easier... in a couple of months when I lose another 10 life will be very much easier :P .
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby PA » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:00 pm

nickdos wrote:
l45er wrote:Got to work thinking I'd done well only to find my Garmin 500 didn't get a satellite lock until around halfway through my ride


I've got to say I've been disappointed with the Garmin 500's sensitivity. I did a ride on the weekend (Mont 24 track 25km) and my Garmin 500 recorded 20.1 km, whereas my mate who was recording with Strava iPhone app, recorded pretty close to 24.6km and his map showed much better accuracy through the bends, etc. I did not have the cadence/speed sensor on (leave it on my roadie) but I did have my 500 set to record every second. It was overcast and under the pines most of the time but iPhone 4 proved to be superior.

In some situations I think an iPhone can be better as it uses the 3G network and satellites but takes readings less often. Under the trees the satellites may drop out but the 3G coverage still gives you a location. I find my Bryton takes lots more readings than the iPhone. In open terrain the GPS will be better than the iPhone but the iPhone might be better when you don't have the clear view into space.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Parrott » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:53 pm

toolonglegs wrote:I have a 53/39 with a 11-28 on the rear... I used to swap the climbing cassette to an 11-23 to race, but since I could only get a SRAM 10 speed chain at the last change (when I ripped the rear mech off) and their joining links are such a PITA it has stayed 11-28 for a while now. A compact front would go on for a REALLY big climb or a long ride with lots of nearly big climbs.But short climbs of 1 or 2 km up to 12% average are no problems...even with a compact on I wouldn't be spinning on those climbs anyway so I might as well push harder :D .
PS ... being 10kgs lighter than I was 6 months ago makes life easier... in a couple of months when I lose another 10 life will be very much easier :P .


I need to lose 10 as well but I still wouldn't keep up with the whippets.The weight just wont move though. :x Need to try a 28 I've got a 26 on now, it cant hurt. Not that I've got any climbs anywhere near as long as the ones you've got.
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