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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:02 pm

Ginjin wrote:I'd ike to sign up to this madness, need to work out my forum foo as I cant get this board to accept the climbing thing as well as the distance do-hicky.

My goals are 14k distance +2000kms on 2012
Climbing goal 150,000m +30,000m on 2012 effort


Theres a limit on the sig sizes... you would have to get rid of your bike list to get both the graphs ( i think ).
PS welcome aboard.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby InTheWoods » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:05 pm

Ginjin wrote:I'd ike to sign up to this madness, need to work out my forum foo as I cant get this board to accept the climbing thing as well as the distance do-hicky.

My goals are 14k distance +2000kms on 2012
Climbing goal 150,000m +30,000m on 2012 effort


Don't put it in your signature. Quote my post above with all the graphs in it, but remove the [ quote ] and [ /quote ] tags and add your entry at the bottom.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Ginjin » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:16 pm

toolonglegs wrote:
Ginjin wrote:I'd ike to sign up to this madness, need to work out my forum foo as I cant get this board to accept the climbing thing as well as the distance do-hicky.

My goals are 14k distance +2000kms on 2012
Climbing goal 150,000m +30,000m on 2012 effort


Theres a limit on the sig sizes... you would have to get rid of your bike list to get both the graphs ( i think ).
PS welcome aboard.



Thanks Too Long, I tried that, downsized the info from statmonkey too and still went over the character limit. I'll try what In the woods suggests.

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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:35 pm

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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:37 pm

Voila... your in Ginjin.
Sorry, I was meaning if you want to have the graphs like mine in your signature you will probably have to get ride of your bikes ( maybe, not 100% sure, but they are trying to cut down the size of the signatures ).

PS... blast all you climbers over 10000m already :oops:
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby oldnewby » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:39 am

toolonglegs wrote:PS... blast all you climbers over 10000m already

how bout daccordi?? 19000+ metres in 3 weeks, that's amazing!
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Daccordi Rider » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:15 am

Off to Bright on Tuesday, hoping to hit 30,000 by the end of the week all going well. Sorry TLL. :D
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:21 pm

Nah it's all good mate, I would be doing it to if I could :-) .
6am here now and I can hear the crunching of recent snow as cars go by... Which means with mild maximum temp of zero or 1 it will turn to slush!.
Not many climbing points to be had on the mag trainer!.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:30 am

49km and 900m this morning. Very peppery ride this morning, PR'ed a road that I ride a fair bit - Tollgate to Bollards for anyone in Adelaide playing along.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby gretaboy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:37 am

Hit 10 000 metres this morning...only another 90 000 to go
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby wardie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:19 am

Ramped (pun intended) my target up to 150000m. No idea why.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:31 am

47km and 950m this morning. Good, ride with a couple of tough bits :twisted:
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:19 am

35kms and 580m this morning. the climbing has begun
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Daccordi Rider » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:30 pm

Does anyone know how Strava calculates the elevation off the iPhone app? Lets just say it's being wildly optimistic about the rides I am doing here in Bright. It's usually about 10-15% out but this is a bit ridiculous. :shock:
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby gretaboy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:34 pm

Daccordi Rider wrote:Does anyone know how Strava calculates the elevation off the iPhone app? Lets just say it's being wildly optimistic about the rides I am doing here in Bright. It's usually about 10-15% out but this is a bit ridiculous. :shock:


No I dont, but given this issue you better go back to zero...do not pass go, and start all over again

is the new form of doping??? electrical sabotage
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:25 pm

gretaboy wrote:
Daccordi Rider wrote:Does anyone know how Strava calculates the elevation off the iPhone app? Lets just say it's being wildly optimistic about the rides I am doing here in Bright. It's usually about 10-15% out but this is a bit ridiculous. :shock:


No I dont, but given this issue you better go back to zero...do not pass go, and start all over again

is the new form of doping??? electrical sabotage


it's one of the reasons I believe that only cyclists using proper GPS cycle computers should be allowed to get KOMs. they are dodgy (inaccurate) as hell.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby gretaboy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:39 pm

jasonc wrote:
it's one of the reasons I believe that only cyclists using proper GPS cycle computers should be allowed to get KOMs. they are dodgy (inaccurate) as hell.



KOM's are just a hit and giggle thing I reckon...nice to have, makes life interesting but in the scheme of things not the most important thing going around. Doesn't mean I wont have a go at one, as you know :), but I can live with myself and move on if I dont get one...which may be a result of an inaccurate electronic device

Strava is a personal thing I believe, a way to push yourself more so, and KOMS are just a means to push that along
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:46 pm

gretaboy wrote:Strava is a personal thing I believe, a way to push yourself more so, and KOMS are just a means to push that along


agree but the dodgy numbers/times/speeds you see out of a mobile vs a gps cycle computer continuously is annoying
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:52 pm

To me, Strava is about PR's and pushing myself.

KOM's (and placings) are nice, and give me an indication of where I'm at compared with the general population, but yes... really they don't bug me out that much. Much more interested in improving my own times.

Speaking of which - took 20 seconds off a climb/sprint time in my lunchbreak (now 8:10 and 7th / 300+ :D ). 20km and 200m elevation. Took the short route way back as it was 37 degrees.

It would bug me if I was using an iPhone and it was giving me inaccurate times. There are certain bits of road where I can see my Garmin drops in accuracy from 8m to 15m and that bugs me out!
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Daccordi Rider » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:16 pm

The times and distance generally agree with my non GPS Mavic Alitmeter but the climbing is miles off. Making me look good though. :D
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby goneriding » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:48 pm

gretaboy wrote:KOM's are just a hit and giggle thing I reckon...nice to have, makes life interesting but in the scheme of things not the most important thing going around. Doesn't mean I wont have a go at one, as you know :), but I can live with myself and move on if I dont get one...which may be a result of an inaccurate electronic device

Strava is a personal thing I believe, a way to push yourself more so, and KOMS are just a means to push that along


+1. One good thing about them is that it makes you think about how you can improve as in: go hard early and hang on or vice versa; different gearing; cornering, etc.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:00 pm

My iPhone gives me less altitude than guys / girls I ride with Garmins quite often ... so I think nothing is all that accurate.
But for KOM's I can't see why a phone would be any different than a GPS?... it is a stop watch thing over a segment, altitude doesn't come into it. Saying that have a look at the " Alternative Segment Leaderboard " on veloviewer over your fav segment ... very interesting.
Strava samples on fairly big blocks... which is why it is rubbish for tight single track etc on mtbs / cx ... it's only a bit of fun, but is reasonably accurate the longer the segments get.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:07 pm

crawfs posted this in another thread

it affects challenges, not just segments.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:08 pm

jasonc wrote:crawfs posted this in another thread

it affects challenges, not just segments.

Crop off the last few minutes ( or even seconds ) and it is a normal ride.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:41 am

Snuck in 17km and 300m yesterday (pacey but very hungover) and 38km and 950m this morning (very fast).
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