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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:13 am
by Lukeyboy
I'm sensing some sort of rule might apply :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gotta love global warming aye! :P

2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:15 am
by Dan
Tapatalk doppelgänger post

2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:15 am
by Dan
Rules, pfft ;)

I actually adjusted mine a number of times until I figured out what was realistic.

Not having done it before, and thus not having a previous year to which I could refer, my first target was an arbitrary selection, based on the extremely scientific rationale of 'yeah that sounds pretty good'.

A target which is unattainable is just a number. Something attainable though? Well, that's something completely different...

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:27 am
by seddo
Talking about targets I increased mine from 20k to 30k - is that ok? did not realise when I set the goal to 20k I would nearly be halfway by now

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:30 am
by boss
For better or worse, my goal isn't changing :twisted: gonna try for 50,000m before the end of the day

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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:38 pm
by boss
Ohhhh and just ticked over 50,000. Kudos to me.

120-ish km and 2700-ish m for the day, I am hammered. Really pushed it all day, good average speeds across the board, swag of PR's and few top 10's to appease the strava gods. But bonked really, really hard in the last 5km, #yolo*.

*Sarcastic use of yolo, I wouldn't really say that in real life. Hashtag for dramatic effect.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:58 am
by Daccordi Rider
Have a couple of days off Boss, let me re establish a more secure lead, you're cutting it down rapidly! Got a strong racing program at the moment so that cuts down on the overall metres climbed, can't be too buggered come Sunday. :D This week start the Southern Vets KOM series so up Willunga Hill we go, see if all this climbing has paid off I guess.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:03 am
by boss
Hahaha. Today and tomorrow off, big ride Sunday. Commuting in today, I was feeling pretty sapped from yesterday's efforts.

Next week is most likely going to be a pretty easy week, probably similar amount of climbing, just easier roads. Splitting my weeks up into easy and hard weeks seems to work alright.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:46 pm
by durianrider
Im already at 180 000+

http://app.strava.com/athletes/254600

Not even trying. This a good challenge. Has anyone done a million metres gained before? Strava is so much fun. Best thing ever for the cycling community.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:08 pm
by Dan
Pffft million. I put in 35 just today.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:18 pm
by singlespeedscott
durianrider wrote:Im already at 180 000+

http://app.strava.com/athletes/254600

Not even trying. This a good challenge. Has anyone done a million metres gained before? Strava is so much fun. Best thing ever for the cycling community.

Do you not have a job or something?

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:38 pm
by Lukeyboy
durianrider wrote:Im already at 180 000+


wut.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:06 am
by DTdotcom
I think he's got a very generous banana sponsor.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:36 pm
by stinhambo
durianrider wrote:Im already at 180 000+

http://app.strava.com/athletes/254600

Not even trying. This a good challenge. Has anyone done a million metres gained before? Strava is so much fun. Best thing ever for the cycling community.


Are you a professional cyclist?

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:48 pm
by stinhambo
Had my very first clip stack last night. I got to the top of a short but steep hill and I needed to get some breath so I went to unclip one side and as I did I got a cramp so I instinctively switched body weight to the other side and the same thing happened to that leg! So with both legs cramping, I just curled my body up and landed on my side. No-one was around and all I could do was laugh! I couldn't get up though as I then got a cramp in my stomach muscles.

This is a challenge indeed!

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:59 pm
by durianrider
stinhambo wrote:Had my very first clip stack last night. I got to the top of a short but steep hill and I needed to get some breath so I went to unclip one side and as I did I got a cramp so I instinctively switched body weight to the other side and the same thing happened to that leg! So with both legs cramping, I just curled my body up and landed on my side. No-one was around and all I could do was laugh! I couldn't get up though as I then got a cramp in my stomach muscles.

This is a challenge indeed!



I remember falling over in the mud once. Work mates when I turned up to work thought it was pretty funny.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:01 pm
by durianrider
singlespeedscott wrote:
durianrider wrote:Im already at 180 000+

http://app.strava.com/athletes/254600

Not even trying. This a good challenge. Has anyone done a million metres gained before? Strava is so much fun. Best thing ever for the cycling community.

Do you not have a job or something?


One can ride 200k a day and still work 9-5. Its just about priorities. I don't ride 200k cos its not a priority for me.

I work typically 70hours a week behind the computer. 7 days a week. 11 out of 12 months of the year. I normally have January at quarter working hours.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:35 pm
by singlespeedscott
Ah. Your single or you have partner that has no issues with you doing 10hr days followed by you disappearing for 4-5hrs on the pushie.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:51 pm
by Lukeyboy
singlespeedscott wrote:you have partner that has no issues with you doing 10hr days followed by you disappearing for 4-5hrs on the pushie.


Maybe the partner is the partner on the tandem? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:13 pm
by DTdotcom
singlespeedscott wrote:Ah. Your single or you have partner that has no issues with you doing 10hr days followed by you disappearing for 4-5hrs on the pushie.


Freelea (Banana Girl), Harley's partner has done more climbing than me this year.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:45 pm
by Dan
Back on track. Suspect a few in Vegas added a cool 1200 or so this morning.

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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:58 pm
by Bentnose
A short 18 km today with 372M gained, including this baby http://app.strava.com/segments/3676232

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:52 am
by cavebear2
Saturday's ride was a nice one.... :D

url=http://app.strava.com/activities/45496720

Time elapsed was actually 11h35m because I forgot to stop the timer at the finish.

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:51 am
by Daccordi Rider
Hi Boss and JZR,

Still up for a Good Friday climbing challenge?

Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:56 am
by stinhambo
I did some hill specific training today and I set myself a target of 8:25 (My PR is 8:30). My first attempt beat my target at 8:24 and I was knackered. But for the first time ever I turned around and did it again, this time paying more attention to my back (keeping it straight) and my cadence and pedalling (I struggle a little even in first gear) and managed a mighty 8:15 -> http://app.strava.com/activities/45847161

So now to find more hills!