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2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:50 pm
by toolonglegs
Who's keen?... I am hoping to clock over 100,000 meters by the end of the year.
Think I might aim for 200,000 next year :D .
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:54 pm
by DaveOZ
Maybe, if I could ride more. My average has just dropped below 1% but I'll fix that before the end of the year. Should hit 60,000 by the end of the year.

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:39 pm
by Chuck
toolonglegs wrote:Who's keen?... I am hoping to clock over 100,000 meters by the end of the year.
Think I might aim for 200,000 next year :D .


Careful mate the fun police are watching :roll:

:P

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:47 pm
by toolonglegs
DaveOZ wrote:Maybe, if I could ride more. My average has just dropped below 1% but I'll fix that before the end of the year. Should hit 60,000 by the end of the year.


Better than my average!... but I have to do 25-30kms of flattish stuff before I get to the bumps :| .

Chuck wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Who's keen?... I am hoping to clock over 100,000 meters by the end of the year.
Think I might aim for 200,000 next year :D .


Careful mate the fun police are watching :roll:

:P


Let them watch :P ... I have already won the most km's without a helmet award :twisted: .

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:03 pm
by Gassy
Trying to get to 200,000 this year. still got a bit of work to do but finished work today. :mrgreen:

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:06 pm
by DaveOZ
^ You win. :shock:

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:25 pm
by silkishuge
i'm in. I think I it is achievable. Currently doing about 3,500m/wk. I don't get sick too often, I should be able to do it.

Jon

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:34 pm
by Le Velo
177,061 for me this year .... Unluckily to crack the 200,000 for this year but will make it a target for next year and see ....
TTL, surely with all those hills around you it could be done :P

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:43 pm
by Baldy
Garmin or smart phone meters?

If its the latter of course you need to take the yearly total with a ginormous grain of salt. So much so that I would not even bother personally.

But if you already have a yearly total and you are using the same device again, then its a fair and reasonably accurate comparison.

Good luck!!!

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:56 pm
by william
Man!

toolonglegs wrote:Who's keen?... I am hoping to clock over 100,000 meters by the end of the year.
Think I might aim for 200,000 next year .


Talk about putting a dampener on any initial chance of being remotely competitive (groan).

I'll have to find a category cos cheating is not on, is it?

Oh! well! Plod along to a christmassy tune... Ching-a-ling, ding-a-ling, pedal and push....

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:12 pm
by jasonc
I'm almost at 100kms since march. so I'll say 120kms for 2013.

all these challenges. work is going to get in the way. :roll:

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:01 pm
by toolonglegs
Baldy wrote:Garmin or smart phone meters?

If its the latter of course you need to take the yearly total with a ginormous grain of salt. So much so that I would not even bother personally.

But if you already have a yearly total and you are using the same device again, then its a fair and reasonably accurate comparison.

Good luck!!!


It was like that a year or so ago... but these days I find my phone gives me pretty much the same as the guys I ride with using a Garmin ( on some cyclosportives it has given me exactly what the organizer's have said there would be, where as the garmins were out.
Le Velo wrote:177,061 for me this year .... Unluckily to crack the 200,000 for this year but will make it a target for next year and see ....
TTL, surely with all those hills around you it could be done :P


Yeah, but like I said, I have to do 30kms pretty much flat each way to get to the start of the big hills proper... as much as I would love to do 100km rides every day I don't think I could handle it :lol: .
Gassy wrote:Trying to get to 200,000 this year. still got a bit of work to do but finished work today. :mrgreen:


8)


It's only a bit of fun... personally I just want to double what I have done this year however I measure it, hopefully a couple of good 20-30,000 m months in summer will make it possible, cause after yesterdays effort I accept I won't get many meters up in Winter :lol: .

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:28 pm
by singlespeedscott
I like the sound of that. Mind you, 4000 meters on 2 rides a week might be a struggle.

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:05 am
by warthog1
I might have a crack, I've got just over 10,000m climbed in the last 29 days so it could be doable :)

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:33 am
by boss
I'm in. Got 40k up since getting a roadie in September. Between 2500-4500 every week... Two days is 2500 and if I get my early Sunday ride in its 4500 easy. Keen.

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:23 am
by singlespeedscott
jimboss wrote:I'm in. Got 40k up since getting a roadie in September. Between 2500-4500 every week... Two days is 2500 and if I get my early Sunday ride in its 4500 easy. Keen.

That's a lot of hills. Where do you live?

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:03 pm
by Gassy
It does sound like a lot. I've only managed 4500+ once this year and that was the Marmotte in France. Even the ACE250 comes in around 4200.
I'll probably be back to around 150,000 next year. I had a trip to France this year which helped with winter motivation and added a few more meters.

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:07 pm
by cavebear2
When my new Garmin & aux power supply pack arrives I'll probably be in for a different challenge in 2013....never been bothered with bike computer gadgets too much but it'll give me different goals on the bike. I'm not averse to a bit of climbing, the ACE250 has always been a favourite of mine and I love passing most other (younger) riders that I encounter on any hill. :D

Mind you I won't put up much for Jan/Feb as I'll be in Paris/France for a few weeks. :D

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:05 pm
by boss
Gassy wrote:It does sound like a lot. I've only managed 4500+ once this year and that was the Marmotte in France. Even the ACE250 comes in around 4200.
I'll probably be back to around 150,000 next year. I had a trip to France this year which helped with winter motivation and added a few more meters.


singlespeedscott wrote:
jimboss wrote:I'm in. Got 40k up since getting a roadie in September. Between 2500-4500 every week... Two days is 2500 and if I get my early Sunday ride in its 4500 easy. Keen.

That's a lot of hills. Where do you live?


Adelaide. I spend all my time on my road bike riding hills. The other 4 days a week I just commute.

Tuesday and Thursday I cover around 1300m (1000m morning, 300m lunch) and if I get my Sunday ride it is between 1500m and 2000m for that ride.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are between 80-100km in total. Sundays are 90-120km.

I enjoy riding hills and live close to them so 4500 is achievable for me

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:06 pm
by Baldy
cavebear2 wrote:When my new Garmin & aux power supply pack arrives I'll probably be in for a different challenge in 2013....never been bothered with bike computer gadgets too much but it'll give me different goals on the bike. I'm not averse to a bit of climbing, the ACE250 has always been a favourite of mine and I love passing most other (younger) riders that I encounter on any hill. :D

Mind you I won't put up much for Jan/Feb as I'll be in Paris/France for a few weeks. :D


Golf clap...

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:10 pm
by warthog1
I'm surprised how much the rolling hills around here accumulate on strava. Not sure it's at all accurate given my garmin sometimes climbs on a stationary trainer :lol: but I spose everyone gets the same boost :)

Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:11 pm
by Chuck
Baldy wrote:
cavebear2 wrote:When my new Garmin & aux power supply pack arrives I'll probably be in for a different challenge in 2013....never been bothered with bike computer gadgets too much but it'll give me different goals on the bike. I'm not averse to a bit of climbing, the ACE250 has always been a favourite of mine and I love passing most other (younger) riders that I encounter on any hill. :D

Mind you I won't put up much for Jan/Feb as I'll be in Paris/France for a few weeks. :D


Golf clap...


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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:28 pm
by TimW
Chuck wrote:
Baldy wrote:
cavebear2 wrote:When my new Garmin & aux power supply pack arrives I'll probably be in for a different challenge in 2013....never been bothered with bike computer gadgets too much but it'll give me different goals on the bike. I'm not averse to a bit of climbing, the ACE250 has always been a favourite of mine and I love passing most other (younger) riders that I encounter on any hill. :D

Mind you I won't put up much for Jan/Feb as I'll be in Paris/France for a few weeks. :D


Golf clap...


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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:33 pm
by norbs
Baldy wrote:
cavebear2 wrote:When my new Garmin & aux power supply pack arrives I'll probably be in for a different challenge in 2013....never been bothered with bike computer gadgets too much but it'll give me different goals on the bike. I'm not averse to a bit of climbing, the ACE250 has always been a favourite of mine and I love passing most other (younger) riders that I encounter on any hill. :D

Mind you I won't put up much for Jan/Feb as I'll be in Paris/France for a few weeks. :D


Golf clap...



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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:37 pm
by norbs
cavebear2 wrote:When my new Garmin & aux power supply pack arrives I'll probably be in for a different challenge in 2013....never been bothered with bike computer gadgets too much but it'll give me different goals on the bike. I'm not averse to a bit of climbing, the ACE250 has always been a favourite of mine and I love passing most other (younger) riders that I encounter on any hill. :D

Mind you I won't put up much for Jan/Feb as I'll be in Paris/France for a few weeks. :D



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