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2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:45 am

Setting distance goals is all well and good but in my mind metres of ascent gained is more of a measure of your metal.

My goal for this year is 100000 metres gained to match, 10 to 1, my distance goal of 10000km.

What's everyone's climbing goal for the year? I would suggest the good old Veloviewer signature so we can see how your going every time you post.

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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby kb » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:07 am

40km a day (14,600kpy) and 500m a day (182,500mpy).
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Roub » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:46 am

Had a goal this year of 125000m and made it to 145000m. So makes sense I try for 150000m this year. Distance goals I don't really care for as I ride mtb as much as road, but I guess around 9000kms

How do you guys set your goal signatures up?
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:54 pm

had a goal of 120k of climbing ended up with 190k. will go for 200k of climbing this year.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby mattwilkinson » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:13 pm

How do I get one of those signatures which say like, Target: 6000k, 170KM behind
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Ignoto » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:35 pm

jasonc wrote:had a goal of 120k of climbing ended up with 190k. will go for 200k of climbing this year.


That's a lot of Cootha's ;) Perhaps you should give that "Project Declan" a go and win it!
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Xplora » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:30 pm

Didn't bother climbing much on 2013. Got 60K. Will bump that up to 100K and actually seek out some hills!
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby cancan64 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:43 pm

Surprisenly I done 40,000mtrs last year so I will aim for 100,000mtrs for 2014... of course this will be made easier with working out west... I think I managed to find a 30mtr climb last trip to charleville
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:04 pm

Ignoto wrote:
jasonc wrote:had a goal of 120k of climbing ended up with 190k. will go for 200k of climbing this year.


That's a lot of Cootha's ;) Perhaps you should give that "Project Declan" a go and win it!


i really want to do longer climbs than coot-tha but it's just there
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:42 pm

I got a little way short of 90,000m for 2013, so with a few less time constraints this year i'll aim for 150.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby CXCommuter » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:33 pm

I will be aiming for 120-130K this year- should be helped by aiming to do the 3 Dams this year...
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby GAV!N » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:45 am

2013 was my first real year of riding so didn't have a goal. Ended up with 80,000m in less than 5,000kms. Will aim for 100,000m in 2014, but I think I'm going to struggle. With more group rides and racing I've been doing more flat rides than mountains in the last few months, and another baby on the way in June...Hopefully it's a good sleeper!
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Jall » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:49 am

Only really got in 3 months of proper riding/climbing this year and did 28,300m.
Time to kick it up a gear and aim for 100,000m over 10,000km.

Good luck everyone!

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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Dimma » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:28 pm

I'm going to try for 250,000 this year
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Ross » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:18 am

I'd like to get over 305K metres, just a bit short last year.

On another note Veloviewer doesn't seem to be recognising my NYD ride which was 96.1km/913m. :evil:
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:42 am

150 but anything 150-200 and I'd be stoked.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Roub » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:01 am

mattwilkinson wrote:How do I get one of those signatures which say like, Target: 6000k, 170KM behind


+1 ^ this?
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Saturnstarzz » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:04 pm

My goal 100,000 climbing distance 10,000kms
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Roubaix Noir » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:15 am

Hi all, long time lurker here.

I climbed 234,500m in 2013 (13,400km.) I was aiming for 250,000 / 14,000 but I had a crash before Xmas which put paid to the rest of the year.

So, 250,000m / 14,000km will be my 2014 goal, Which could be a challenge with bone healing to get over :)

I live very near the Kinglake Ranges, so it's rare for any of my rides to get much less than 1000m elevation.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby anttismo » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Last two years have been about 26K kms and 29K kms distance. I have never really counted elevation gained, but since starting to use strava it seems I fall out around 0.6 or 0.7% on average, so pretty flat mostly.

So my goal this year is to ride a bit less distance, but try keep around 1% elevation gained. - so 250km climbed on 25,000 kms :)
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Adiljan » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:49 pm

Happy New Year to you all.

I recorded around 75,000 kms of climbing over 4,000 kms in 2013 on strava from around 8 months of recording.

I'll aim for 100,000+ kms climbed, and around 7,000 kms in 2014.

May you all ride safely and in good health.



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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:17 pm

Decent bit of climbing yesterday, only 32kms but 1,099m :) .
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jimsheedy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:02 pm

98,000 last year. I'll try and double that this year
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Squigs » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:36 am

Roub wrote:
mattwilkinson wrote:How do I get one of those signatures which say like, Target: 6000k, 170KM behind


+1 ^ this?


+1 ^^^^
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Saturnstarzz » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:45 pm

Squigs wrote:
Roub wrote:
mattwilkinson wrote:How do I get one of those signatures which say like, Target: 6000k, 170KM behind


+1 ^ this?


+1 ^^^^



I use http://www.stava.com to log and http://www.veloviewer.com, Keep all you veloviwer data on one line, then paste the bbcode sections from veloviewer (signatures link) into your BNA signature..
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