2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:13 am

I'm sensing some sort of rule might apply :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gotta love global warming aye! :P
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2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Dan » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:15 am

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2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Dan » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:15 am

Rules, pfft ;)

I actually adjusted mine a number of times until I figured out what was realistic.

Not having done it before, and thus not having a previous year to which I could refer, my first target was an arbitrary selection, based on the extremely scientific rationale of 'yeah that sounds pretty good'.

A target which is unattainable is just a number. Something attainable though? Well, that's something completely different...
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby seddo » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:27 am

Talking about targets I increased mine from 20k to 30k - is that ok? did not realise when I set the goal to 20k I would nearly be halfway by now
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:30 am

For better or worse, my goal isn't changing :twisted: gonna try for 50,000m before the end of the day

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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:38 pm

Ohhhh and just ticked over 50,000. Kudos to me.

120-ish km and 2700-ish m for the day, I am hammered. Really pushed it all day, good average speeds across the board, swag of PR's and few top 10's to appease the strava gods. But bonked really, really hard in the last 5km, #yolo*.

*Sarcastic use of yolo, I wouldn't really say that in real life. Hashtag for dramatic effect.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Daccordi Rider » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:58 am

Have a couple of days off Boss, let me re establish a more secure lead, you're cutting it down rapidly! Got a strong racing program at the moment so that cuts down on the overall metres climbed, can't be too buggered come Sunday. :D This week start the Southern Vets KOM series so up Willunga Hill we go, see if all this climbing has paid off I guess.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:03 am

Hahaha. Today and tomorrow off, big ride Sunday. Commuting in today, I was feeling pretty sapped from yesterday's efforts.

Next week is most likely going to be a pretty easy week, probably similar amount of climbing, just easier roads. Splitting my weeks up into easy and hard weeks seems to work alright.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby durianrider » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:46 pm

Im already at 180 000+

http://app.strava.com/athletes/254600

Not even trying. This a good challenge. Has anyone done a million metres gained before? Strava is so much fun. Best thing ever for the cycling community.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:08 pm

Pffft million. I put in 35 just today.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:18 pm

durianrider wrote:Im already at 180 000+

http://app.strava.com/athletes/254600

Not even trying. This a good challenge. Has anyone done a million metres gained before? Strava is so much fun. Best thing ever for the cycling community.

Do you not have a job or something?
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:38 pm

durianrider wrote:Im already at 180 000+


wut.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Dimma » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:06 am

I think he's got a very generous banana sponsor.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby stinhambo » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:36 pm

durianrider wrote:Im already at 180 000+

http://app.strava.com/athletes/254600

Not even trying. This a good challenge. Has anyone done a million metres gained before? Strava is so much fun. Best thing ever for the cycling community.


Are you a professional cyclist?
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby stinhambo » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:48 pm

Had my very first clip stack last night. I got to the top of a short but steep hill and I needed to get some breath so I went to unclip one side and as I did I got a cramp so I instinctively switched body weight to the other side and the same thing happened to that leg! So with both legs cramping, I just curled my body up and landed on my side. No-one was around and all I could do was laugh! I couldn't get up though as I then got a cramp in my stomach muscles.

This is a challenge indeed!
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby durianrider » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:59 pm

stinhambo wrote:Had my very first clip stack last night. I got to the top of a short but steep hill and I needed to get some breath so I went to unclip one side and as I did I got a cramp so I instinctively switched body weight to the other side and the same thing happened to that leg! So with both legs cramping, I just curled my body up and landed on my side. No-one was around and all I could do was laugh! I couldn't get up though as I then got a cramp in my stomach muscles.

This is a challenge indeed!



I remember falling over in the mud once. Work mates when I turned up to work thought it was pretty funny.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby durianrider » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:01 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
durianrider wrote:Im already at 180 000+

http://app.strava.com/athletes/254600

Not even trying. This a good challenge. Has anyone done a million metres gained before? Strava is so much fun. Best thing ever for the cycling community.

Do you not have a job or something?


One can ride 200k a day and still work 9-5. Its just about priorities. I don't ride 200k cos its not a priority for me.

I work typically 70hours a week behind the computer. 7 days a week. 11 out of 12 months of the year. I normally have January at quarter working hours.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:35 pm

Ah. Your single or you have partner that has no issues with you doing 10hr days followed by you disappearing for 4-5hrs on the pushie.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:51 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:you have partner that has no issues with you doing 10hr days followed by you disappearing for 4-5hrs on the pushie.


Maybe the partner is the partner on the tandem? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Dimma » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:13 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Ah. Your single or you have partner that has no issues with you doing 10hr days followed by you disappearing for 4-5hrs on the pushie.


Freelea (Banana Girl), Harley's partner has done more climbing than me this year.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Dan » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:45 pm

Back on track. Suspect a few in Vegas added a cool 1200 or so this morning.

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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Bentnose » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:58 pm

A short 18 km today with 372M gained, including this baby http://app.strava.com/segments/3676232
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby cavebear2 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:52 pm

Saturday's ride was a nice one.... :D

url=http://app.strava.com/activities/45496720

Time elapsed was actually 11h35m because I forgot to stop the timer at the finish.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Daccordi Rider » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:51 am

Hi Boss and JZR,

Still up for a Good Friday climbing challenge?
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby stinhambo » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:56 am

I did some hill specific training today and I set myself a target of 8:25 (My PR is 8:30). My first attempt beat my target at 8:24 and I was knackered. But for the first time ever I turned around and did it again, this time paying more attention to my back (keeping it straight) and my cadence and pedalling (I struggle a little even in first gear) and managed a mighty 8:15 -> http://app.strava.com/activities/45847161

So now to find more hills!
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