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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:34 am

Dimma wrote:Sig updated to show more meaningful data


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edit: bah! went on a new page. but i was laughing with Dimma about his sig. smarty pants
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jules21 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:29 am

Dimma wrote:Sig updated to show more meaningful data

it's people like you, taking all the KoMs, who spoil strava for the rest of us ;)
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Dimma » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:12 am

There are some good ones but a lot are junk ridden by less than 100 ppl etc, and there is one on a bikepath
I think the last time I got 3 in a ride was the Brissie to Gold Coast
http://app.strava.com/activities/24195108#
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby AndrewW » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:42 pm

Anyone had a look at the current Spring Classic Challenge? There's a guy destroying everyone riding 380kms a day so far, turns out he's doing a charity ride thing- trying to break the world record for solo riding around Australia. Pretty cool stuff.

http://app.strava.com/athletes/1738360

https://www.challengeforchange.org.au/e ... -challenge
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:41 pm

WOW. :shock:

Biggest ride- 537.5km in a total time of wait for it, 25 hours 47!! :shock: Again, wow.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Milar » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:25 am

Xplora wrote:Milar, the 65kmh is complete rubbish, the GPS isn't sensitive enough to give you good data over a 12 second segment. It just can't do it. I reckon My Cateye said 45-50?

Your GPS gave you up to 20 kmh upgrade on speed over the cateye! :shock:. Get a Garmin! mine is usually ~2kmh of the cateye even over a short segment. But I'll take your Strava-Special-GPS :lol:

Andywho wrote:There's a guy destroying everyone riding 380kms a day so far, turns out he's doing a charity ride thing- trying to break the world record for solo riding around Australia.

That just ridiculous! Only 365km yesterday and paltry 5000m elevation. Even if I could achieve that in a day, I couldn't even go near a bike for a week afterwards.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Xplora » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:23 pm

Milar wrote:
Xplora wrote:Milar, the 65kmh is complete rubbish, the GPS isn't sensitive enough to give you good data over a 12 second segment. It just can't do it. I reckon My Cateye said 45-50?

Your GPS gave you up to 20 kmh upgrade on speed over the cateye! :shock:. Get a Garmin! mine is usually ~2kmh of the cateye even over a short segment. But I'll take your Strava-Special-GPS :lol:

Bryton 35... silly machine. From what I can tell, Strava is simply taking a time over the segment anyway. Notice that for ties on time, the average speeds are identical, even though it is quite possible for the average speed to be slightly different over the same 60 seconds? I reckon I would must have registered a high 12 second run... look at the speeds actually recorded. No WAY they will be 70kmh peaking... if they are, I'm calling up the AIS for some help getting to the Olympics :lol:
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:39 pm

Look at the " Alt leader board " for any segment on veloviewer is broken and you will realize how inaccurate strava is on short segments... long segments aren't that much better to tell the truth but the time gaps are usually a bit bigger between riders.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jules21 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:33 am

i agree it's inaccurate over short distances. i hold some of the fastest times ever on the HCC crit circuit. there's no way i'm that fast - i've just ridden it a lot. eventually, the GPS/strava error will go in my favour.

i also have VAMs on climbs of 6000+. making joaquim rodriguez look like a pudgy cyclotourist :mrgreen:
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:19 pm

The hardest thing about strava is when someone gives you kudo's and you know they are from BNA but their strava name doesn't match their BNA name :| .
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby ldrcycles » Mon May 06, 2013 6:48 pm

Has anyone else noticed the 'impressive' top 2 for the May Massive? 45,458km in 6 days is pretty solid :lol: . Even the number 2 is a long way ahead of the rest on over 14,500k. It does demonstrate to a rather embarrassing degree just how inaccurate things can be.

EDIT: forgot to ask, the other day I deleted my display pic to upload a new one, and now can't get that photo or the old one to upload. Any tips?
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Xplora » Mon May 06, 2013 8:18 pm

I'm sick of the challenges. They are fantastic for HTFU junkies like Sandy and Tim Watt, who can conceivably put in the kilometres, but I had the biggest month of my life at 1187kms and I still didn't hit the April Challenge. I feel somewhat concerned for the leaderboard people - seems like they are mentally handicapped at some level, to put in those hours on the bike... maybe they are bionically connected to the seatpost, my sit bones can barely cope with the current workload :shock:
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 06, 2013 9:03 pm

You will find those results are a result of a STRAVA glitch.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon May 06, 2013 9:16 pm

Currently 5th in the ACF group for the current Strava training challenge. :lol:
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Red Rider » Mon May 06, 2013 10:19 pm

Xplora wrote:I'm sick of the challenges. They are fantastic for HTFU junkies like Sandy and Tim Watt, who can conceivably put in the kilometres, but I had the biggest month of my life at 1187kms and I still didn't hit the April Challenge. I feel somewhat concerned for the leaderboard people - seems like they are mentally handicapped at some level, to put in those hours on the bike... maybe they are bionically connected to the seatpost, my sit bones can barely cope with the current workload :shock:

April was my biggest month ever, but as I was training for an event coming up in May it ended up quite easy. I didn't go out of my way at all to hit the Strava target, just did my training; 120+ on Saturdays, 80+ on Tuesdays, maybe a bit on Thursday and commuting as well. Also did a 170+ day for 3 Dams, it all adds up!

Finishers:
1. Damien Taylor 158%
2. Dave Crook 154%
3. Barry Jones 135%
4. Mitchell Hayward 131%
5. Wal E 126%
6. Rob Cumine 111%
7. Joshua Saunders 109%
8. Adrian Vos 106%
9. Luke Hamilton 105%
10. Jason C 103%
11. Grant White 103%
12. Tristan Ward 103%
13. Hayden Campbell 102%
14. SG darkelf921 102%
15. Ben Jones 102%
16. John Beaven 101%
17. Jason Janetzky 100%
18. Andrew Yang 100%

The top two were from Brisbane, there were 5 each from Brisbane and Perth. Must have been good weather! :)
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby vosadrian » Tue May 07, 2013 2:43 pm

Red Rider wrote:
Xplora wrote:I'm sick of the challenges. They are fantastic for HTFU junkies like Sandy and Tim Watt, who can conceivably put in the kilometres, but I had the biggest month of my life at 1187kms and I still didn't hit the April Challenge. I feel somewhat concerned for the leaderboard people - seems like they are mentally handicapped at some level, to put in those hours on the bike... maybe they are bionically connected to the seatpost, my sit bones can barely cope with the current workload :shock:

April was my biggest month ever, but as I was training for an event coming up in May it ended up quite easy. I didn't go out of my way at all to hit the Strava target, just did my training; 120+ on Saturdays, 80+ on Tuesdays, maybe a bit on Thursday and commuting as well. Also did a 170+ day for 3 Dams, it all adds up!

Finishers:
1. Damien Taylor 158%
2. Dave Crook 154%
3. Barry Jones 135%
4. Mitchell Hayward 131%
5. Wal E 126%
6. Rob Cumine 111%
7. Joshua Saunders 109%
8. Adrian Vos 106%
9. Luke Hamilton 105%
10. Jason C 103%
11. Grant White 103%
12. Tristan Ward 103%
13. Hayden Campbell 102%
14. SG darkelf921 102%
15. Ben Jones 102%
16. John Beaven 101%
17. Jason Janetzky 100%
18. Andrew Yang 100%

The top two were from Brisbane, there were 5 each from Brisbane and Perth. Must have been good weather! :)


For me (106%) it took a fairly active effort to complete the challenge. Because of the weather and some family commitments I was well behind at ten days to go. I had a big week of 580kms on the week of Anzac day (taking friday off for a ride), and that got me over the line. I was pretty knackered at the end of it, and my butt certainly needed a rest!!
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Tue May 07, 2013 2:47 pm

well done to all who completed the challenge. About 1150kms of mine was commuting, and was lucky to get time allowed for a few weekend rides. The "massive may" is a bit of a joke at 1000kms. That's pretty easy for people like dimma (2 weeks?). I should get there. but having just fallen off the bike, I may be a bit slow the next fortnight.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue May 07, 2013 2:49 pm

The top two were from Brisbane


4 of the top 10 were from Brisbane :lol: :lol:
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Tue May 07, 2013 3:14 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
The top two were from Brisbane


4 of the top 10 were from Brisbane :lol: :lol:


I had 9 out of 41 rides that weren't dry. rule 5/rule 9.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Dimma » Tue May 07, 2013 3:28 pm

jasonc wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:
The top two were from Brisbane


4 of the top 10 were from Brisbane :lol: :lol:


I had 9 out of 41 rides that weren't dry. rule 5/rule 9.


I had 23 rides last month, which is heaps for me leaving only 7 days off the bike.
None were commuting, however 8 were River loops which are only 65 kms bringing my numbers down.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby darkelf921 » Wed May 08, 2013 9:01 am

Woohoo! 14th and I got sick in the last week of April :-) still not over this cold yet so May's challenge is going to be a little harder to achieve.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby rogan » Wed May 08, 2013 1:14 pm

Red Rider wrote:
Xplora wrote:I'm sick of the challenges. They are fantastic for HTFU junkies like Sandy and Tim Watt, who can conceivably put in the kilometres, but I had the biggest month of my life at 1187kms and I still didn't hit the April Challenge. I feel somewhat concerned for the leaderboard people - seems like they are mentally handicapped at some level, to put in those hours on the bike... maybe they are bionically connected to the seatpost, my sit bones can barely cope with the current workload :shock:

April was my biggest month ever, but as I was training for an event coming up in May it ended up quite easy. I didn't go out of my way at all to hit the Strava target, just did my training; 120+ on Saturdays, 80+ on Tuesdays, maybe a bit on Thursday and commuting as well. Also did a 170+ day for 3 Dams, it all adds up!

Finishers:
1. Damien Taylor 158%
2. Dave Crook 154%
3. Barry Jones 135%
4. Mitchell Hayward 131%
5. Wal E 126%
6. Rob Cumine 111%
7. Joshua Saunders 109%
8. Adrian Vos 106%
9. Luke Hamilton 105%
10. Jason C 103%
11. Grant White 103%
12. Tristan Ward 103%
13. Hayden Campbell 102%
14. SG darkelf921 102%
15. Ben Jones 102%
16. John Beaven 101%
17. Jason Janetzky 100%
18. Andrew Yang 100%

The top two were from Brisbane, there were 5 each from Brisbane and Perth. Must have been good weather! :)


Good list - thanks. I got there comfortably in the end. Anzac Day made the difference. Plus smashing myself in the last week - my legs are still sore. But May looks like being a debacle with only two shortish rides so far, so I should at least be recovered soon. :|
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Xplora » Wed May 08, 2013 1:59 pm

I'll decide if I want to join the challenge later in the month... currently on track for a top 5 in my followed list, despite not riding since Saturday. Big rides make the difference!
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed May 08, 2013 2:05 pm

Once again 4 Brisbaneites are in the top 10 for the May Massive :P
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby gretaboy » Wed May 08, 2013 3:16 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Once again 4 Brisbaneites are in the top 10 for the May Massive :P


must be more unemployed or retired people in Brisbane then :mrgreen:
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