2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby Gassy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:18 pm

jimboss wrote:Adelaide. I spend all my time on my road bike riding hills. The other 4 days a week I just commute.

Tuesday and Thursday I cover around 1300m (1000m morning, 300m lunch) and if I get my Sunday ride it is between 1500m and 2000m for that ride.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are between 80-100km in total. Sundays are 90-120km.

I enjoy riding hills and live close to them so 4500 is achievable for me


That make sense. I though you were doing 4500 every Sunday :shock: , not as a weekly total . I'm off to Adelaide this week for 5 days and really looking forward to getting in a few rides. It's probably been 15 years since i've been up into the hills there. Only ever done Norton Summit rd to Mt Lofty, so have been studying the SA climbs thread and strava to get some new ideas. Any good routes that you recommend with lots of climbing?
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby goneriding » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:55 pm

I'll throw my hat in for this one. Strava says 130,000m of climbing this year so I figure 150,000 is a reasonable target.
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby Dimma » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:46 pm

I'll start the challenge with good intentions 200k might be too much for me but.
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:19 pm

Gassy wrote:It does sound like a lot. I've only managed 4500+ once this year and that was the Marmotte in France. Even the ACE250 comes in around 4200.
I'll probably be back to around 150,000 next year. I had a trip to France this year which helped with winter motivation and added a few more meters.


So that best NPCCI of 114 was from the Marmotte?... I expect so, boy to break 100 you really have to do a mega-ride!.

We need a climbing under the km bar :twisted:
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby Dimma » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:32 pm

Massive effort!
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:49 pm

I will let Norbs blow his trumpet on that Bar :D
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby boss » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:56 pm

Gassy wrote:
jimboss wrote:Adelaide. I spend all my time on my road bike riding hills. The other 4 days a week I just commute.

Tuesday and Thursday I cover around 1300m (1000m morning, 300m lunch) and if I get my Sunday ride it is between 1500m and 2000m for that ride.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are between 80-100km in total. Sundays are 90-120km.

I enjoy riding hills and live close to them so 4500 is achievable for me


That make sense. I though you were doing 4500 every Sunday :shock: , not as a weekly total . I'm off to Adelaide this week for 5 days and really looking forward to getting in a few rides. It's probably been 15 years since i've been up into the hills there. Only ever done Norton Summit rd to Mt Lofty, so have been studying the SA climbs thread and strava to get some new ideas. Any good routes that you recommend with lots of climbing?


Lots of good roads.

Belair road, the old freeway, greenhill road, montacute road, gorge road and of course norton summit are all great climbs that are as hard as you choose to make them.

If you're looking to test yourself, corkscrew road and sheoak rd are my favourites. Both average over 15%.

All those hills are the eastern side of Adelaide, I have only been riding roadies for a few months... Others on here might be able to give you pointers on the northern and southern roads
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:16 pm

LMAO, gifs ahoy!
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby hannos » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:43 pm

Is there a link to this challenge???
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby sli123 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:06 am

You guys crack me up!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:41 am

hannos wrote:Is there a link to this challenge???


No link... just a bit of fun on the forum like the 6 & 10k clubs... but this is the 200,000 meter club 8) ... or just do what ever you can do,then post your stories of epic climbs, a good scenic pic like the one below :P etc etc... someone could do a leader board ( I can't be arsed, be to busy climbing :mrgreen: ).
Near the end of 2013 we can see who's getting close!.
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby norbs » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:09 am

toolonglegs wrote:
Gassy wrote:It does sound like a lot. I've only managed 4500+ once this year and that was the Marmotte in France. Even the ACE250 comes in around 4200.
I'll probably be back to around 150,000 next year. I had a trip to France this year which helped with winter motivation and added a few more meters.


So that best NPCCI of 114 was from the Marmotte?... I expect so, boy to break 100 you really have to do a mega-ride!.

We need a climbing under the km bar :twisted:



When I developed the NPCCI, I really didn't expect many people to crack 100. You need an epic ride to do it, and I am surprised how many people do them. Kudos to them.
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby norbs » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:15 am

toolonglegs wrote:I will let Norbs blow his trumpet on that Bar :D


Can't blow trumpet, lifting heavy bar...

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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby hannos » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:20 am

I'll give it a crack :)

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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby Nobody » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:43 am

norbs wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:I will let Norbs blow his trumpet on that Bar :D


Can't blow trumpet, lifting heavy bar...

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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby Gassy » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:59 pm

toolonglegs wrote:
Gassy wrote:It does sound like a lot. I've only managed 4500+ once this year and that was the Marmotte in France. Even the ACE250 comes in around 4200.
I'll probably be back to around 150,000 next year. I had a trip to France this year which helped with winter motivation and added a few more meters.


So that best NPCCI of 114 was from the Marmotte?... I expect so, boy to break 100 you really have to do a mega-ride!.

We need a climbing under the km bar :twisted:


The 114 would be from the Marmotte. The Audax ACE 250 comes in at around 108 I think. both pretty epic rides. The marmotte was sensational, probably the best ride i've done, would love to go over again, just hope the wife will agree!

The marmotte is the Glandon, Telegraphe, Galibier and Alpe d'Huez. 174kms /5000 meters. 7-8000 riders, lots of Belgians& Dutch, but many nationalities. Didn't see any aussies but there were a few apparently.

My ride on strava Marmotte
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There are a quite a few tour companies that do it. eg cyclomundo, classic cycling tours (uk) or you could solo it.
I did take some pics and was going to post them one day, but it still hasn't happened. :oops:
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby warthog1 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:01 pm

Sent off a request in Strava's customer support section for an official climbing challenge for the year ahead. I reckon its a really good idea as a motivational tool. Good idea TLL. :)
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby MDL » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:04 pm

I like climbing, doesn't help to much for crit races and since it's 70% crit races these days :cry:

But year to date i have 102,564m so 150k next year. would be ok.

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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby clydesmcdale » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:38 pm

Not a very good climber, but wish to change that. Have done only 35,000m since May. Avoiding most hilly parts. Only live about 200m from the base of Mt Gravatt so should be doing much more climbing. 100,000m for me in 2013.
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby cpical » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:18 pm

Gassy wrote:
The 114 would be from the Marmotte. The Audax ACE 250 comes in at around 108 I think. both pretty epic rides. The marmotte was sensational, probably the best ride i've done, would love to go over again, just hope the wife will agree!

The marmotte is the Glandon, Telegraphe, Galibier and Alpe d'Huez. 174kms /5000 meters. 7-8000 riders, lots of Belgians& Dutch, but many nationalities. Didn't see any aussies but there were a few apparently.

My ride on strava Marmotte
Run by sportcommunication

There are a quite a few tour companies that do it. eg cyclomundo, classic cycling tours (uk) or you could solo it.
I did take some pics and was going to post them one day, but it still hasn't happened. :oops:



Good job!!!!

I suggest you have a look at the Ventoux bicinglette. That is each route (there are three main ones) up to top of Ventoux twice in 24 hours. That's over 8000 m of climbing. I did the "cinglés" in July (each route once), and loved it. Not as difficult as I expected. I would register for the double-up if Melbourne was not so far away. The three routes are very different, the view is unique, the place is great.
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:48 pm

I'm at 22,000m since i started on strava a few months ago, not a lot of really big climbs locally but i'll still have a crack at the 100,000.

Speaking of NPCCI, i am planning a ride that will be at least 200 Merckx, but that won't be happening til at least 2014.
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby norbs » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:58 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I'm at 22,000m since i started on strava a few months ago, not a lot of really big climbs locally but i'll still have a crack at the 100,000.

Speaking of NPCCI, i am planning a ride that will be at least 200 Merckx, but that won't be happening til at least 2014.



Holy crappola! :shock:
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby sb944 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:11 pm

Love the idea of Strava running the challenge, but don't see much likeliness as it's mid December already. They might do a 30 day one or 1 week one.

100,000 sounds OK, 200,000 sounds insane, so I'll settle in the midle and aim for 150,000.
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby Pravda » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:42 pm

I'm gonna count myself out of 200,000m based purely on the fact that Perth doesn't have enough hills. 100,000 might be something I can work towards. 2000m per week? Bring it!
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Re: Strava climbing challenge 2013

Postby kb » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:07 pm

Sign me up for 150km. I was thinking 100 sounded tough enough but just looked at my stats and found I'd already done that :-D
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