2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby InTheWoods » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:13 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Indeed. I'm planning on doing laps of Glorious and I need the brakes for those descents :P


We mere mortals following in your wake could smell yours burning last time...
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:32 pm

Hahahaha! I was going down Glorious last Saturday and I smelt something that got me thinking. Were they actually my brakes or were they from the car ahead of me (the same one that I let overtake me before the desent as I said I'd more than likely catch it before the hairpin) that I was catching up too that was making the burning smell? That's really the only time I have ever smelled them. I still had pretty good feeling in the brakes...
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Bentnose » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:52 pm

Injured my knee at work, not sure how long I'll be off the bike for, may not make my target.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:06 pm

Tried to bang out 5k of climbing today but wasn't successfull. Only made 3756m :P
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Dimma » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:52 pm

Tell me about it, went out with a plan of 30 x Mt Gravatt's but Fail
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:55 pm

Great work Luke and Dimma, I was JUST able to get the job done with another 6 runs of Bellthorpe but had a front tyre blowout coming down the 4th time, that was seriously scary :shock: . I really hope Strava doesn't do another climbing challenge for a little while, I need a rest! :)
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:09 pm

Certainly seems to be a bit more of a challenge than the silly "how many km I can do in a …" challenges.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby jasonc » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:23 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Certainly seems to be a bit more of a challenge than the silly "how many km I can do in a …" challenges.


well this is the 2nd year I've done it. definitely one I planned to do this year (and actually did some training around)

plus - you get a physical badge.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:20 pm

Have about 20 meters left to finish Rapha rising today... Was going to hire a city bike and finish it but don't know if I can be bothered!.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:44 pm

Not really the same as the graphs...
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:27 am

Rapha Rising - yeah I've been battling with a knee issue (seems to be muscular) over the last 2-3 weeks. I had really wanted to smash it out quickly and get an impressive number for the week, but ended up hopping in the car with the missus Wednesday through Friday.

On the plus side, the five days rest seems to have worked. Touch and go - just commuting (which isn't too bad for holding my fitness, if I push myself) and will start throwing some longer/challenging rides back into it later next week, maybe week after.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby warthog1 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:36 am

Those graph thingies are permanently broken then? :(
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:49 pm

Yeah I reckon they are broke for keeps.

Strava has switched to a new API that requires sign-in authentication, instead of just quoting a Strava username.

You would have noticed the change when using Veloviewer - you now have to authorise Veloviewer to get your info. Much like the way Facebook shares info.

So the dude who built the cycling goal thingo will have to re-work it, if he can be bothered.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby warthog1 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:22 pm

thanks Boss. I'm not that computer literate but I reckon I understood that. :)
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby kb » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:36 pm

It's not just re-writing for authentication

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/07/cutt ... ality.html
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:26 am

kb wrote:It's not just re-writing for authentication

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/07/cutt ... ality.html


Wow... Very cheeky on the part of Strava... Forcefully introduce a new API, don't resource it internally, and then use the lack of resources as a reason for limiting the number of developers they allow to use said new API.

If that article wasn't written by Ray, I'd be thinking I'm missing something (Strava's side of the story, perhaps)... but knowing that Ray is a fence sitter by design and painstakingly unbiased... if Ray says something's amiss, it probably is.

At least Veloviewer works.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby jasonc » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:30 am

boss wrote:At least Veloviewer works.


no veloflow - new API doesn't include it
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby warthog1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:58 pm

I give up :x
I cant even get veloviewer to update now. It's a POS since they ginned around with it also
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby sblack » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:00 am

warthog1 wrote:I give up :x
I cant even get veloviewer to update now. It's a POS since they ginned around with it also

Yeah, mine appears broken this morning also.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:18 am

Mine was doing the same until I changed the signature image to the BB Code.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby cavebear2 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:49 pm

In regards to the V3 API fiasco, having read that little diatribe I definitely won't be resubscribing to Strava and at the end of the year I'm outa there!
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:41 pm

I'm happy as with Strava. Does everything I want.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:48 pm

For me, the social aspect of Strava far outweighs the V3 API stuff. Yep, I'm bummed that they're doing what they're doing, but there's no better alternative for me.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby InTheWoods » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:38 pm

cavebear2 wrote:In regards to the V3 API fiasco, having read that little diatribe I definitely won't be resubscribing to Strava and at the end of the year I'm outa there!


I'm going to keep using Strava, but cancel my premium subscription in protest. I don't get anything really out of the premium stuff anyway, did it to support a good website.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby warthog1 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:25 pm

boss wrote:For me, the social aspect of Strava far outweighs the V3 API stuff. Yep, I'm bummed that they're doing what they're doing, but there's no better alternative for me.



Yeah +1 for me also
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