2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Kenzo » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:29 am

Nice work DS. No way I can claw back those kms.
I'm just tapering for 2013 ;-)
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:16 am

Am hoping to hit 11 000 k's commuting this week...will push myself to ensure I do actually

get primed for a big December month
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:42 am

Well...about to click over to the last month of the year...hasnt it gone quickly....as usual. At the same time, its been a hard slog getting the k's under the legs

Will there be any big movements in the leaderboard???...some positions in the top ten are quite close which will hopefully make for interesting "viewing".

I will put it out there that I am going to try and give Tailwind a run for his money, but given his lead, will be very happy if I can get as close as < 500 k's behind him.
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:15 am

gretaboy wrote:Will there be any big movements in the leaderboard???


unless my physio says otherwise next thursday I'll lose P3 next week I'd say.
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby DavidS » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:25 pm

jasonc wrote:
gretaboy wrote:Will there be any big movements in the leaderboard???


unless my physio says otherwise next thursday I'll lose P3 next week I'd say.


Oh well, you won't lose position 4 though, way too far ahead of me. Would take me months to catch you ;)

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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:21 am

gretaboy wrote:I will put it out there that I am going to try and give Tailwind a run for his money, but given his lead, will be very happy if I can get as close as < 500 k's behind him.

I'll only be riding my regular routes and distances, especially if there are more of these heatwaves over the next few weeks. Will be looking over my shoulder though to see how close you are getting :mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:18 pm

looks like I am a shot duck....my work is wanting me in sydney for 3 days next week...so no commuting

going to put me back in a lot of ways cycling
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:42 pm

gretaboy wrote:looks like I am a shot duck....


And simon has grabbed P3 from me.... I think the top 4 are settled.
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Livetoride » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:45 pm

You guys up for the same challenge for 2013, should be back into my commuting next year :) :)
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:47 pm

jasonc wrote:
gretaboy wrote:looks like I am a shot duck....


And simon has grabbed P3 from me.... I think the top 4 are settled.



and here I was wanting to beat simon on bike journal as well....tussle for 13th at the moment
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:49 pm

Livetoride wrote:You guys up for same challenge for 2013, should back into my commuting next year :) :)


maybe...had a bit too much time off due to injuries this year....and not doing 5 day commuting weeks has hurt me too

yet to decide whether I commit fully or not for next year
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:15 pm

gretaboy wrote:
Livetoride wrote:You guys up for same challenge for 2013, should back into my commuting next year :) :)


maybe...had a bit too much time off due to injuries this year....and not doing 5 day commuting weeks has hurt me too

yet to decide whether I commit fully or not for next year


I'll do it. January will be a bit light on. And if I'll do it, gretaboy won't be able to hold himself back...
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:25 pm

jasonc wrote:
gretaboy wrote:
Livetoride wrote:You guys up for same challenge for 2013, should back into my commuting next year :) :)


maybe...had a bit too much time off due to injuries this year....and not doing 5 day commuting weeks has hurt me too

yet to decide whether I commit fully or not for next year


I'll do it. January will be a bit light on. And if I'll do it, gretaboy won't be able to hold himself back...



hahahaha ....I was just thinking this morning as I was riding I need to worry less about how many k's I try to do each day/week/month...does it really matter I was telling myself...the other part of the brain was saying "damm right it matters"

lost around 9 weeks just through my accident, holidays and broken thumb...so I reckon I have at least another 2-4 thousand k's potential in me, minimum..if I ride all the potential days I can, and thats just commuting
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:23 am

gretaboy wrote:looks like I am a shot duck....my work is wanting me in sydney for 3 days next week...so no commuting

Looks like the distance from Greta to Sydney is about 177km

We'll accept that as a commute, should you decide to ride there. :wink:
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:15 am

Livetoride wrote:You guys up for the same challenge for 2013, should be back into my commuting next year :) :)

I'm in ...
Are you looking at Endomondo again? Is it worth exploring other options, e.g. Strava, which a lot of riders here seem to be using, for the challenge?
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:28 am

TailWind wrote:
Livetoride wrote:You guys up for the same challenge for 2013, should be back into my commuting next year :) :)

I'm in ...
Are you looking at Endomondo again? Is it worth exploring other options, e.g. Strava, which a lot of riders here seem to be using, for the challenge?


happy for it to be a strava challenge also - can you lock it down to just ACF members?
i'll keep using endomondo as it allows live tracking
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby simonn » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:40 am

I can't do the challenge in earnest next year. My wife is going to go back to work for 3 days/wk from Jan for the foreseeable future, which is good because I'll at least get 2 days commuting in a week instead on none, but bad for my position in the leader board :(.

I had a quick look at the Strava challenge and it is non-obvious how to start one, let alone determine if it is possible to just count rides where the commute flag is set.

I reckon that Endomondo is probably better as we know it works and you can definitely just select "cycling, transport" and the challenge will only count rides marked as such.

You do not have to run the Endomondo (battery draining) app. I just use the Strava app on my 'droid and then export a gpx from Strava and upload it to Endomondo using their web page, not app. This probably cannot be done on smart phones though - the gpx import file selection in Endomondo 'droid app is broken and the iPhone doesn't have a proper file system. Failing all that, you can just enter everything manually.
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:21 pm

simonn wrote:I had a quick look at the Strava challenge and it is non-obvious how to start one, let alone determine if it is possible to just count rides where the commute flag is set.
I reckon that Endomondo is probably better as we know it works and you can definitely just select "cycling, transport" and the challenge will only count rides marked as such.

Fair enough, if Endomondo ticks the boxes, that's cool. Just thought there just might be a way to consolidate - I currently run both Cyclemeter (for historical reasons) and Endomondo (for the challenge) on the iPhone for every ride, and am thinking about tinkering with Strava, but running three apps simultaneously seems a bit of a pain, and manual entry doesn't do it for me...
Battery life isn't that much an issue for me, about 15% drain per hour on the iPhone..
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby DavidS » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:49 pm

TailWind wrote:
Livetoride wrote:You guys up for the same challenge for 2013, should be back into my commuting next year :) :)

I'm in ...
Are you looking at Endomondo again? Is it worth exploring other options, e.g. Strava, which a lot of riders here seem to be using, for the challenge?


I upload manually and only run a speedo, so if you go to something which requires uploading then I would be out unless you can manually upload to Strava (I have no idea what Strava is).

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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:51 pm

Not sure if I will be back next year. I need 3 separate operations on my wrist, shoulder, and elbow which will keep me off the bike.
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Kenzo » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:04 pm

This challenge pushed me and until my lack of conditioning and age caught up with me... I was doing ok. Won't be taking part next year but at least I have something to work toward improving in 2013.
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:47 am

I'm in for next year - I like the Endo system as I Upload manually as I only have a bike computer (velo 5). Using an android app to upload is now possible so I wouldn't mind but for me Endo seem easy to use and my kids like tracking the "burgers burnt" that dad has done. (I think it their way of trying to get to McDonalds more often :roll: )

Still hoping to break the 5000km commuting for the year but am just about out of energy and time.
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby ross400 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:53 pm

I'm in, I was trying to crack 4000ks. Now the weather and time is against me. Gives me something to aim for next year :D
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Kenzo » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:37 pm

ross400 wrote:I'm in, I was trying to crack 4000ks. Now the weather and time is against me. Gives me something to aim for next year :D

Nice one - go for it Ross....

You never know what might happen...

JasonC had his original target of (total) kms for year at 7000 or 8000.... he soon blew that away!
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Re: 2012 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:10 am

Am going to aim to break the 12 k mark next week....I am roughly 400 k's off it at the moment.

will be chuffed with that achievement once I get it...never thought I would ever do so many k's on a bike ....be interesting to see what I can achieve next year if I apply myself a bit better
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