2014 Strava climbing challenge

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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby anttismo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:57 pm

Yeah, I set mine yesterday - strava data into velo veiwer and he full glory of the reult can be seen in the sig, :lol:
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby kb » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:22 pm

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

Mine is from a couple of scripts I cobbled together as a substitute for statmonkey's bar back when Strava restricted access to their API. It's a bit temperamental as it's just scraping stats from the athlete profile once a day, but if anyone wants one PM me your Strava ID and climb and/or distance goals and I'll set it up.

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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Roub » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:27 pm

Thanks Saturn,

But we are referring to the target sig not the VV sig. where do you get the target one?
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:58 am

Roub wrote:Thanks Saturn,

But we are referring to the target sig not the VV sig. where do you get the target one?


kb was referring to the target signature image he's made/displaying
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby X-ray » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:25 am

I'm setting myself a goal of 100 000 m. Seems like a nice round figure :D
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:38 am

Did my first real bit of climbing for the year this morning. Hopefully this and a planned ride on Sunday will get me back in front of the target.

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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:39 am

X-ray wrote:I'm setting myself a goal of 100 000 m. Seems like a nice round figure :D

The way you've started the year should see you smashing that goal. :D
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby X-ray » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:39 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
X-ray wrote:I'm setting myself a goal of 100 000 m. Seems like a nice round figure :D

The way you've started the year should see you smashing that goal. :D


I sure hope so! I'd like to do more but I'm being conservative because this could be a busy year for me with work, getting married, etc :)
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:56 am

Take it from me x-ray, getting married will REALLY eat into your mileage with all the preparations involved. So worth it in the end though :) . Mine even let me go for a ride on our honeymoon! :mrgreen: .
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby queequeg » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:09 am

ldrcycles wrote:Take it from me x-ray, getting married will REALLY eat into your mileage with all the preparations involved. So worth it in the end though :) . Mine even let me go for a ride on our honeymoon! :mrgreen: .


....and that is nothing compared to what happens to your mileage when kids start appearing!
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:30 am

La la la not listening!!
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby X-ray » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:46 am

ldrcycles wrote:Take it from me x-ray, getting married will REALLY eat into your mileage with all the preparations involved. So worth it in the end though :) . Mine even let me go for a ride on our honeymoon! :mrgreen: .


Haha :lol: I have until Oct to pump in as many miles as I can! Luckily the soon-to-be Mrs X-ray and her friends love the wedding planning stuff so they're taking care of it. They don't trust me so I've been given some simple tasks to take care of. As long as the groomsmen and I have suits and the wedding cars are booked all will be good :D
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:32 am

I'm sure ld can put a kids trailer on the bike. Use the extra weight to really build the leg muscles climbing up and down Belthorpe :P
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:16 pm

Finally did my STRAVA Gran Fondo challenge today. I did all the major climbs of Mt Mee. Lots of climbing involved but I fell short of 3000m by 13m :evil:

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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:44 pm

Damn solid ride mate, what a bugger about the elevation :evil: .
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Dimma » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:05 am

Did another Mt Gravatt session the other day, the weather eventually got the better of me.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Hildalgo » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:33 pm

I did 215,000 vertical last year, but don't really want to set a goal for this year. I think it's more important to look at the quality of climbs, and I've set myself a challenge of nailing every HC climb in Victoria. There's 19 that I know of, and I have done 12 of these. Also aiming at doing as many new climbs which are over Category 3 as possible. Thankfully in Victoria there's no shortage of climbs:
http://theclimbingcyclist.com/climbs/victoria/
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:17 pm

Hildalgo wrote:I did 215,000 vertical last year, but don't really want to set a goal for this year. I think it's more important to look at the quality of climbs, and I've set myself a challenge of nailing every HC climb in Victoria. There's 19 that I know of, and I have done 12 of these. Also aiming at doing as many new climbs which are over Category 3 as possible. Thankfully in Victoria there's no shortage of climbs:
http://theclimbingcyclist.com/climbs/victoria/
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:58 pm

"Player 2 has entered the game" :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Smithstreet » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:42 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:"Player 2 has entered the game" :lol: :lol:

Enlighten us Lucas.

Haven't seen too much vertical stuff coming from ya in the last month!! :lol:
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:04 pm

Smithstreet wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:"Player 2 has entered the game" :lol: :lol:

Enlighten us Lucas.

Haven't seen too much vertical stuff coming from ya in the last month!! :lol:


still waiting for luke to be a 1% rider
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:16 pm

I can't laugh because I have fallen behind recently :(
Hopefully that will be rectified this coming weekend :D
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:25 pm

It's been too hot to venture into the mountains during the day (last time I did some mountains to Glorious and back the ride averaged 40 degrees), I cbf before or after work or when I do get a day spare I've gone bike riding with my sister so I've been doing a lot of tempo/cruising around and really enjoying the night rides around Nudgee-City-Indro be it on the mtb or road bike. I'm gonna make a strava segment down those stairs on Turbot street. Pretty sure I set some trophy runs through the twisty and blind Boondall Wetlands in darkness *That was actually trophy runs on TT stages between Nudgee Beach and Lutyche. Nothing like averaging 40+kph solo*. Had an absolute ball hitting that section at speed not seeing what was around the corner. Once it starts to cool down I'll start pumping out some serious climbing.
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Jason. How about I venture on over to the westside and do a few fast tempo night rides. :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:22 am

Lukeyboy wrote:Jason. How about I venture on over to the westside and do a few fast tempo night rides. :lol: :lol:


you're more than welcome to. but there's enough fast riders over this way to keep you challenged
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:45 pm

jasonc wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:Jason. How about I venture on over to the westside and do a few fast tempo night rides. :lol: :lol:


you're more than welcome to. but there's enough fast riders over this way to keep you challenged


That's fine with me but your top positions might take a hit :P
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