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2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:12 pm

here is the link:
http://www.endomondo.com/challenges/13741323

will close it off at the end of january to stop odd ones getting in
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:17 pm

wooh am on top!
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:35 pm

Is this like another strava? Or do you just update it from your garmin?
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:09 pm

poohkies wrote:Is this like another strava? Or do you just update it from your garmin?


endomondo is an app for your phone. but i get lazy and just upload it from my garmin
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:34 pm

updated :)
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:10 am

jasonc wrote:wooh am on top!


hahahahaha
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby BastardSheep » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:22 am

poohkies wrote:Is this like another strava? Or do you just update it from your garmin?


Essentially yes, but it was around before Strava and many of us use it as our primary tracking site because it tracks more types of exercise than Strava does.

Like Strava it has its own app and also can import data from Garmin & other devices. I also like the fact you can export GPX files from it so I've always got a copy on my computer should I choose to stop using that site and switch to a new one.
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby BastardSheep » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:25 am

jasonc wrote:here is the link:
http://www.endomondo.com/challenges/13741323

will close it off at the end of january to stop odd ones getting in


My cycling isn't commuting, but it is on road/cycle paths, similar traffic/experience as commuting would have hence I always list it as "cycling: transport" rather than "cycling: sport". Would it still qualify for this challenge or not?
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:45 am

BastardSheep wrote:
jasonc wrote:here is the link:
http://www.endomondo.com/challenges/13741323

will close it off at the end of january to stop odd ones getting in


My cycling isn't commuting, but it is on road/cycle paths, similar traffic/experience as commuting would have hence I always list it as "cycling: transport" rather than "cycling: sport". Would it still qualify for this challenge or not?


hmmm. the rules last year is if it's a journey that replaces that my another means of transport. i.e. to the shops, to work, to the pub (TW). but a ride where you start and finish at home for no other reason but fitness doesn't count as "cycling: transport"

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jasonc wrote:wooh am on top!


hahahahaha



you're just mean.
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:01 am

jasonc wrote:
gretaboy wrote:
jasonc wrote:wooh am on top!


hahahahaha



you're just mean.


should be a close challenge this year hopefully...I may get tempted to crank my 3 days commuting to be 100 k's each day in order to compete :)
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:09 am

gretaboy wrote:should be a close challenge this year hopefully...I may get tempted to crank my 3 days commuting to be 100 k's each day in order to compete :)


TW is just lulling me into a false sense of security
I have a week off at the end of jan so that will hurt me.
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby BastardSheep » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:11 am

jasonc wrote:hmmm. the rules last year is if it's a journey that replaces that my another means of transport. i.e. to the shops, to work, to the pub (TW). but a ride where you start and finish at home for no other reason but fitness doesn't count as "cycling: transport"


Cool, I'll sit out and just wait for other challenges (not that I would have been competitive anyway, but I still join them for the sake of it). Thanks for the clarification. :)
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:19 am

BastardSheep wrote:
jasonc wrote:hmmm. the rules last year is if it's a journey that replaces that my another means of transport. i.e. to the shops, to work, to the pub (TW). but a ride where you start and finish at home for no other reason but fitness doesn't count as "cycling: transport"


Cool, I'll sit out and just wait for other challenges (not that I would have been competitive anyway, but I still join them for the sake of it). Thanks for the clarification. :)


It is a challenge that keeps the "commuters" motivated I guess. Something different to the social/racer riders and the k's they do, hence why the only k's counted are ones deemed to replace the use of a vehicle. Majority in this challenge are riding to and from work but you are also able to add k's done riding to the shop or appointment if using a bike instead of a vehicle.
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby AndreB1972 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:37 am

gretaboy wrote:It is a challenge that keeps the "commuters" motivated I guess. Something different to the social/racer riders and the k's they do, hence why the only k's counted are ones deemed to replace the use of a vehicle. Majority in this challenge are riding to and from work but you are also able to add k's done riding to the shop or appointment if using a bike instead of a vehicle.


So provided your weekly shopping run is in the next state, you'll be right up there with Gretaboy and Jason. :twisted:
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:29 pm

so I can include riding the kids to day care ? and home not that it amounts to much it's still 13 km a week, what about riding with the wife to her work ? but then I have to ride home, but in saying that If i drove her Id be sitting next to her, so we have sort of replaced the car car for bikes ?
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:07 pm

poohkies wrote:so I can include riding the kids to day care ? and home not that it amounts to much it's still 13 km a week, what about riding with the wife to her work ? but then I have to ride home, but in saying that If i drove her Id be sitting next to her, so we have sort of replaced the car car for bikes ?


daycare, yes
riding with the wife to work? hmmm. i'd say no. gretaboy?
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby poohkies » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:02 pm

Okies I'll limit it to just day care, as u say I'm using bike to take them instead of the car
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:05 am

jasonc wrote:
poohkies wrote:so I can include riding the kids to day care ? and home not that it amounts to much it's still 13 km a week, what about riding with the wife to her work ? but then I have to ride home, but in saying that If i drove her Id be sitting next to her, so we have sort of replaced the car car for bikes ?


daycare, yes
riding with the wife to work? hmmm. i'd say no. gretaboy?


I would agree on not counting the riding with the wife. :) Thats exercise, not an actual commute for yourself. If you worked in the same building location and rode that way then yes to inclusion but heading home..nah
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:02 am

gretaboy wrote:
jasonc wrote:
poohkies wrote:so I can include riding the kids to day care ? and home not that it amounts to much it's still 13 km a week, what about riding with the wife to her work ? but then I have to ride home, but in saying that If i drove her Id be sitting next to her, so we have sort of replaced the car car for bikes ?


daycare, yes
riding with the wife to work? hmmm. i'd say no. gretaboy?


I would agree on not counting the riding with the wife. :) Thats exercise, not an actual commute for yourself. If you worked in the same building location and rode that way then yes to inclusion but heading home..nah


But what if it's poohkies' husbandly duty to escort his wife to her place of toil to ensure her safety? Surely then it's a commute :mrgreen:
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:04 am

TailWind wrote:But what if it's poohkies' husbandly duty to escort his wife to her place of toil to ensure her safety? Surely then it's a commute :mrgreen:


I agree with gretaboy.
He's starting and finishing at home. He's not commuting anyway.
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:07 am

jasonc wrote:
TailWind wrote:But what if it's poohkies' husbandly duty to escort his wife to her place of toil to ensure her safety? Surely then it's a commute :mrgreen:


I agree with gretaboy.
He's starting and finishing at home. He's not commuting anyway.


Just a thought....as you know I have a relaxed view of the challenge ... your challenge this year, your rules :)
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby gretaboy » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:21 am

TailWind wrote:
But what if it's poohkies' husbandly duty to escort his wife to her place of toil to ensure her safety? Surely then it's a commute :mrgreen:


Poohkie is just trying to earn those coveted brownie points us males are always seeking
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:23 am

it's our challenge.

what if poohkies carried his wife's bag in and dropped it off at her work.....
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby TailWind » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:25 am

gretaboy wrote:
TailWind wrote:
But what if it's poohkies' husbandly duty to escort his wife to her place of toil to ensure her safety? Surely then it's a commute :mrgreen:


Poohkie is just trying to earn those coveted brownie points us males are always seeking


I always seem to have a brownie points deficit because the challenge encourages me to spend more time on the bike :?
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Re: 2014 ACF Commuting Challenge (AT) Endomondo

Postby westab » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:42 am

I'm in - hoping to do about 6000km this year - and get a little fitter in the process. finished 6th last year - it would be nice to finish in the top ten again (but aim at the top 5).

First day back at work today and have already setup a slightly longer ride home as there is a new path I want to check out.

As always with the debate above - anything you think is a commute is Ok with me - there is no sheep station on it it's just fun; or it was for me last year.
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