2014 Strava climbing challenge

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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:28 pm

jasonc wrote:still waiting for luke to be a 1% rider


Climbed a few meters today Jason. Settlement Road, Camp Mountain x 1.5, Nebo, part of Glorious and back through Everton Hills. Thought you'd be proud of my 103k/2.1k :P
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:53 pm

that's a 2% ride. that counts
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:02 pm

You should expect to see more climbing now that summer has finished :)
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Xplora » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:41 pm

Congrats to everyone who padded out their climbing metres with 3 peaks this weekend :)
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby kb » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:13 am

It was a fun ride. Just being in the high country is pretty good too. I'm a pretty ordinary photographer and the phone camera is crap but look at that light!

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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby BillR » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:52 am

Not sure what a realistic goal is for me, but on track for +100k at the moment.

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ps : great place to take a camera kb!
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:10 am

BillR wrote:Not sure what a realistic goal is for me, but on track for +100k at the moment.

Bill

ps : great place to take a camera kb!

Having a look at your signature I am pretty sure it's easily within your grasp.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby ComradeSpear » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:14 am

+1 too
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:07 pm

My climbing has been a little under par of late so I am trying to get my climbing mojo back this week. Today''s effort -

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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:24 pm

I'm behind where I need to be but still within range.
nice ride SSS. I drove some of those roads last year. Had a big grin on my road when I thought about riding them
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Davebuddytran » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:30 am

Hello All,

What do you think about iPhone & Android apps consistently reading ~30-40% more elevations than devices like Garmin?

Even so some Garmin units I find records 30-40% higher than other Garmin units, consistently over the same ride. So why can't two devices show the same reading, even if they differ, the tolerance should only be 5-10% at most, given they have the same electronic chips inside?

If I set a goal of 50,000m, from my tests, I'll get there 30-40% quicker with an iPhone than using my Garmin 500.
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2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:32 pm

It doesn't really matter once you have uploaded to STRAVA they correct the elevation for you.

Don't forget too that no GPS, other them mil. spec. stuff, is accurate to less then 2-4 metres. Over a few km's of climbing that adds up to a fair bit of inaccuracy.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby kb » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:04 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:It doesn't really matter once you have uploaded to STRAVA they correct the elevation for you.

Depends on the device but you can force correction
singlespeedscott wrote:Don't forget too that no GPS, other them mil. spec. stuff, is accurate to less then 2-4 metres. Over a few km's of climbing that adds up to a fair bit of inaccuracy.

Sort of. GPS elevation is pretty poor. Horizontal resolution is usually 5-25m for me but the errors seem to average rather than accumulate. Elevation changes on a dedicated device are generally barometric rather than through the GPS which means pretty good resolution but a slight lag and global drifting with changing weather. I believe most of the discrepancies between say an Edge 500 and corrected elevation are due to detail and what level of smoothing is employed. See also "coastline paradox".

I wouldn't necessarily take either too seriously but trust my Garmin a little more in general.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:30 am

finally clicked over 50000m of climbing for the year. still behind, but I'm getting there
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:59 pm

jasonc wrote:finally clicked over 50000m of climbing for the year. still behind, but I'm getting there

Nice. That's a lot of climbs up Coot-tha.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:33 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
jasonc wrote:finally clicked over 50000m of climbing for the year. still behind, but I'm getting there

Nice. That's a lot of climbs up Coot-tha.


hasn't all been coot-tha thankfully. I was in Adelaide last week and sneaked in a ride up Mount Lofty
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:46 pm

So you've only done one other hill? Better come on the BNA Group ride then so you can double that with Mt Alford and Mt French :P
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:09 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:So you've only done one other hill? Better come on the BNA Group ride then so you can double that with Mt Alford and Mt French :P


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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:58 pm

clicked over 60k climbing for the year this morning. A little behind target but am catching
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:29 pm

Nearly double my effort for the year so far. I've just had the worst month for cycling in a while and have really got to get my act together.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby biker jk » Thu May 01, 2014 3:55 pm

52k metres of climbing after today's ride. So I'm on track for 150k for the year.
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Strydz » Tue May 06, 2014 3:18 am

Sitting on 107,800 so far this year but last month was a poor effort, health issue after health issue meant to many days off the bike :(
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed May 07, 2014 6:20 pm

That strava climbing challenge has finished today....... :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby jasonc » Wed May 07, 2014 6:36 pm

some of us had to work luke...
nicely done anyway. one day you'll be a 1% rider
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Re: 2014 Strava climbing challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed May 07, 2014 6:37 pm

Very hard to get 1% when I race at Nundah :P Let me update my veloviewer stats :P
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