2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby JBark » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:17 pm

Rhubarb wrote:Oh and what city / town are you in JBark?

When I'm suffering in miserable weather it helps to know Oxford and lethoso will be too as we're all in Brisbane.


Perth, so I really never have an excuse to not ride to work. 33km each day, same as you, though with the move this weekend it might add a tiny bit more. Only moving a few blocks over, will see what it adds to the commute.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby lethoso » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:32 pm

Rhubarb wrote:When I'm suffering in miserable weather it helps to know Oxford and lethoso will be too as we're all in Brisbane.


It's been awesome lately though 8)

Rhubarb wrote:It has to be said I didn't see JBark coming.


yeah :shock:

I do 28-32 a day, depending on how lazy I'm feeling. Consistency is my only chance of beating you guys I guess, heh.

schurms wrote:I saw your LHT and blog and am looking at getting one built up for a commuter as my back is getting too old for a back pack.


I commute on a cross-check - didn't want 26" tyres, and figured a LHT is probably overkill for commuting anyway. I have to say it's been pretty much perfect.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Rhubarb » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:57 pm

(AT) schurms - so you're old and ride a MTB and still whoopin us - fantastic!!!

Good to see you pushing it occasionally too especially to us roadies. Racing a MTB is like arm wrestling your sister. There's no glory in winning but no way can you afford to lose. I don't understand the sledge though. There's no better way to earn my respect than to drop me up a long climb. It hasn't happened for a long time now but I welcome and respect every challenger. And if you could do it on a MTB that would be even more qudos to you. High end Italian roadie?
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby JBark » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:06 pm

Haha, it was a bit unfair since I had been tracking everything at BikeJournal, and just dumped all 3200k over today. And here's my trusty steed:
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15kg of pretty much the most non-ideal commuter bike ever. :)
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Cardy George » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:29 pm

Rhubarb wrote:There's a couple of good battles emerging in this comp. 1 and 2 are doing crazy kms. 3,4 & 5 are doing big kms and yet still tightly bunched. Now the battle for 6th is on as well !!!


It's mine, ya hear? ALL MINE!!!!! :lol:

Rhubarb wrote:So since jumping up to 6th place a few weeks ago I've been watching Joel/lethoso steadily reining me in, whilst all the while waiting for Oxford to awake from his slumber and dump a backlog of a months rides.


Sorry, guilty of that as well :oops: Although not to that extent!

Had a very slack couple of weeks, with a family holiday over the long weekend and two straight-after-work appointments this week it's been real hard to muster the will power.

Normal transmission will resume next week though..........
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:07 am

schurms wrote:andrew - Hi. So you are a uni lecturer?

Yep - accounting

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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:42 pm

Right, I've uploaded summarised data (monthly from Jan 2011 - May 2011), and some weekly and daily info up to June 20 manually. The verifiable source is at dailymile.com (I'm Gero T. there), which was recorded with Cyclemeter.
As of 21 June, I'm running both the Endomondo and Cyclemeter apps simultaneously to record my rides. 8)
I couldn't see a way to export out of dailymile in a format that Endomondo understands - let me know if anyone has successfully done this in a bulk process...
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:23 pm

JBark wrote:And here's my trusty steed:
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15kg of pretty much the most non-ideal commuter bike ever. :)



I wouldn't say that. I once commuted for 2 years swapping between these 2 bikes.

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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby JBark » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:59 am

Mugglechops wrote:I wouldn't say that. I once commuted for 2 years swapping between these 2 bikes.


Haha, I tried the knobby tyres for about two weeks before I stole the road tyres of my wife's bike, no way I could stand to do it every single day with that kind of rolling resistance.

And actually, a while back I did pass a guy in his 40s-50s commuting to work on what looked to be his son's BMX bike. Seat was all the way up, and he was still almost kneeing himself in the face with every pedal stroke. :) Now that's commuting dedication.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Rhubarb » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:25 pm

Struggling to hold 7th now due to constant commitments that prevent me from riding. I had to transport a heap of heap of gear home last Friday so no riding, then today I had to drop the car off half way to work and pick it up this arvo, so only half my normal ride.

So much pressure on at work too so I can't tale any longer routes to add any kms as I never have the time.

Oh well still hanging in there.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:35 pm

Finding it hard to get out of the twenties. Some of you guys in front of me must be due a for holiday soon :D

Will clock up my 2000kms of commuting this week.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:04 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Finding it hard to get out of the twenties. Some of you guys in front of me must be due a for holiday soon :D

Will clock up my 2000kms of commuting this week.


OK just becuase you asked so nicely - I'll take Friday off - cycle the short way home and not ride to the shops over the weekend.

(This has nothing to do with taking the Westab crew to Disney on Ice, having a cold, and generally feeling like death warm up :roll: :roll: :wink: )
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:32 pm

I don't think that is going to help me catch you. But thanks anyway, you are too kind :D
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Livetoride » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:53 pm

simonn wrote:Posted: 16 Jun 2011, 08:30

Livetoride wrote:4th place is secure and only 159.24K till I take 3rd from you mate :D :D


Posted: 22 Jun 2011 15:00

Livetoride wrote:Challenge is on indeed, only 158k till I take 3rd


At 1.24km/week-ish gain is should only take ~100+ weeks. See you in a couple of years :P


Gotcha, all be it only because you haven't logged any rides for a week or so, but I'll take it :P :P :P
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby simonn » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:18 pm

Livetoride wrote:Gotcha, all be it only because you haven't logged any rides for a week or so, but I'll take it :P :P :P


You've got me fair and square. Been sick :(.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Vivifyer » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:15 pm

um.. what the hell happened to the endomondo site?? looks like during the time the hosting service went down, someone else bought the domain.. some maths games junk?
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby lethoso » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:32 pm

Vivifyer wrote:um.. what the hell happened to the endomondo site?? looks like during the time the hosting service went down, someone else bought the domain.. some maths games junk?
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Aushiker » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:32 pm

Vivifyer wrote:um.. what the hell happened to the endomondo site?? looks like during the time the hosting service went down, someone else bought the domain.. some maths games junk?
:(


Working okay for me ... http://www.endomondo.com/login

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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Vivifyer » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:40 pm

well that was rather strange, works for me now too, but it was this for about 10 minutes, so i was confused

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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Aushiker » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:46 pm

Vivifyer wrote:well that was rather strange, works for me now too, but it was this for about 10 minutes, so i was confused


Mmmm ... http://www.endomondo.com/sign_up is not a valid page, http://www.endomondo.com/signup is but.

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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Livetoride » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:44 pm

simonn wrote:
Livetoride wrote:Gotcha, all be it only because you haven't logged any rides for a week or so, but I'll take it :P :P :P


You've got me fair and square. Been sick :(.

Get well mate, I would stop for you, but where's the fun in that :twisted:
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:50 pm

simonn wrote:
Livetoride wrote:Gotcha, all be it only because you haven't logged any rides for a week or so, but I'll take it :P :P :P


You've got me fair and square. Been sick :(.


Get well - hope you are back riding soon.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:13 am

Hi

For those interested, there is a short Vimeo video on Endomondo at Startup Crib. An interesting work environment.

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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby Rhubarb » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:31 am

Cracked 4000 kms on Tuesday, and we cracked 100,000 kms collectively on the same day. Woohoo!!!

Then I came down sick and got the bus home and stayed yesterday. Feeling ok today but still have to bus in as my bike is at work -do'h !!!

Close to dropping a spot on the ladder as a result. End of this month we move buildings so the commute will be a few kms longer. Should help me hold on.
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Re: 2011 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:31 pm

Logged two weeks worth of rides -finallly got a chance. It has been a couple of good weeks and I am on the edge of getting back on the front page.

Looking forward to a couple of extra long commutes to work over the next month as I try to loose a few kilos. It has been a lazy winter.
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