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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:47 pm

sloth wrote: I could tell by the taste of vomit in my mouth


that's what its all about - right? :D
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:15 am

is it bad that both my KOMs are for segments I've created?
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Marto » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:47 am

jasonc wrote:is it bad that both my KOMs are for segments I've created?


Yes! Actually, no it's okay as long as others can ride the KOM area. I was KOM on a segment I made, as I was the only one who had ridden that path.

You could always prop open the front and back door of your house, ride your bike through, and make that a segment.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:52 am

Marto wrote:
jasonc wrote:is it bad that both my KOMs are for segments I've created?


Yes! Actually, no it's okay as long as others can ride the KOM area. I was KOM on a segment I made, as I was the only one who had ridden that path.

You could always prop open the front and back door of your house, ride your bike through, and make that a segment.


lol. other have ridden them. so that's ok then. One is 1600kms away and I only have it my 1 second.... :?
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Dimma » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:57 am

Not at all, a couple of mine have only been ridden by less than 10 ppl. I use them as weekly effort checks, to gauge fatigue.
I do miss the way Strava sorted them, used to be by number of times ridden not date.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:06 am

Dimma wrote:Not at all, a couple of mine have only been ridden by less than 10 ppl. I use them as weekly effort checks, to gauge fatigue.
I do miss the way Strava sorted them, used to be by number of times ridden not date.

you live near me dimma - stay away from the KOM of mine - you've got enough (please?)
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby wizardhat » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:53 am

At least you've ridden them, I see plenty of KOMs where the KOM is clearly in a car or had a GPS failure but didn't bother to flag their ride.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:19 pm

wizardhat wrote:At least you've ridden them, I see plenty of KOMs where the KOM is clearly in a car or had a GPS failure but didn't bother to flag their ride.


flag them for them. i do! :D
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jules21 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:27 pm

i came across emma carney's strava profile. cripes :shock:
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:46 pm

jules21 wrote:i came across emma carney's strava profile. cripes :shock:


how come she doesn't have a "pro" next to her name?!
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jules21 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:04 pm

jasonc wrote:how come she doesn't have a "pro" next to her name?!

dunno - she's not a pro rider? this is on top of the running and swimming she does!
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby jasonc » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:43 pm

jules21 wrote:
jasonc wrote:how come she doesn't have a "pro" next to her name?!

dunno - she's not a pro rider? this is on top of the running and swimming she does!


wiki says she is retired, hence no longer professional maybe?
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:07 pm

And no longer riding?... Last ride in may.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby sloth » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:28 pm

My missus got a bonus at work and bought me a Garmin Edge 500 (she's a keeper!)..... so as well as playing with the new toy I just upgraded to strava premium for the month to see whether its worth it or not.

Loving the weight class filtering - I'm the fastest fattie on one of my segments .... is that an achievement? If so I think fat cycling could be my thing!
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby chucknitro » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:21 pm

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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:31 pm

Just joined, from 2 rides i think i have a 2nd and a 7th, and on one segment i managed to sneak in ahead of 2 local pros and my arch nemesis :D .

Is it possible to upload directly to strava from a bryton? And is it possible to get files off said bryton without brytonbridge? (work computer won't let me install it).
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby snark » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:01 pm

sloth wrote:... I just upgraded to strava premium for the month to see whether its worth it or not.


Let us know what you think of strava premium. I tried a free month trial a little while ago, and didn't seem to think at the time that there was much value.

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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby PA » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:58 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Just joined, from 2 rides i think i have a 2nd and a 7th, and on one segment i managed to sneak in ahead of 2 local pros and my arch nemesis :D .

Is it possible to upload directly to strava from a bryton? And is it possible to get files off said bryton without brytonbridge? (work computer won't let me install it).

Edit. Just reread your post and you do need Bryton Bridge.


Go to My data, then My Collection.
This should now show you a list of your rides.
Click in the check box for each ride and click on the Strava button.
You will then be prompted for your Strava user name and password.
You activities will now be in Strava.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:06 pm

I am nearly always at the top of my weight class on strava... that is not good enough reason for me to pay for an upgrade. After all I never actually race anyone for real in my weight class.
If they made it cheaper like $10 a year then I am sure they would get 10 times more people signing on... $59 a year is a lot for an upgrade that doesn't really tell you much more.
I also don't like the new security settings... can't check out the top riders in my area any more without following them :lol: .
The search segment also needs an option of searching " by number of times ridden " ... I would like to find the most popular sections!.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:40 pm

PA wrote:Edit. Just reread your post and you do need Bryton Bridge.


Go to My data, then My Collection.
This should now show you a list of your rides.
Click in the check box for each ride and click on the Strava button.
You will then be prompted for your Strava user name and password.
You activities will now be in Strava.


Thanks for that, sounds easier than what i was doing (saving rides to my computer as gpx then uploading to strava), but i was hoping i could plug in the bryton, open the strava website and take them directly off the gps. My expectation was that it would behave like a flash drive, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I should get used to it though.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby Dan » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:55 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
PA wrote:Edit. Just reread your post and you do need Bryton Bridge.


Go to My data, then My Collection.
This should now show you a list of your rides.
Click in the check box for each ride and click on the Strava button.
You will then be prompted for your Strava user name and password.
You activities will now be in Strava.


Thanks for that, sounds easier than what i was doing (saving rides to my computer as gpx then uploading to strava), but i was hoping i could plug in the bryton, open the strava website and take them directly off the gps. My expectation was that it would behave like a flash drive, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I should get used to it though.


Loch there's probably a pretty simple script that would do that for you...
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:56 pm

What's my doctor got to do with it?

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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby qualos » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:21 pm

toolonglegs wrote:I also don't like the new security settings... can't check out the top riders in my area any more without following them :lol: .


Stick their strava athlete number into veloviewer and check out their rides that way...not saying I have done it :mrgreen: Makes it very easy to view their rides then via strava.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby sloth » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:12 pm

snark wrote:
Let us know what you think of strava premium. I tried a free month trial a little while ago, and didn't seem to think at the time that there was much value.


Well .. after one training ride I've come to the conclusion strava premium isn't worth it.... I'll downgrade at the end of the month.

I'm doing base training at the moment and went out for a tempo ride - so aiming to sit primarily in zone 3 .....get back... load to strava and click on analysis ...... and the HR Zones are way off. Worst still I can't manually set the zones to what they should be for me. I have set my zones based on a threshold test and the default zones strava calculates from HRmax are way off. Useless to me basically. The HR zone analysis was the key reason I tried premium unfortunately. The suffer score seems to be a gimick, more than a useful training metric and the filtered boards aren't enough to justify paying premium.

I have a mac so at the moment for tracking my training I'm trialling rubitrack, Ascent, Garmin Connect and Strava. The way it is shaping up is I will most likely pay the 40AUD for Ascent (It has the key info of telling me how much time I've spent in each HR zone on a ride) and I'll use strava for tracking my frequency of riding and the milage I'm putting on my bike(s). The simplicity of the strava Training Calendar and Activity Summary will keep me using strava freemium but I'll do my more detailed analysis of individual rides in Ascent.
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Re: ACF Strava Club

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:18 pm

Strava is just a facebook for cyclists... nothing more.
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