- Strava will be the death of me.
How are you guys doing on the climbing challenge? I just hit 70,000 (67%) today. It’s getting me out twice a day almost every day at the moment! The guys at the top of that leaderboard are mentalists. I’m also mixing it up with Rob Lee’s 1000 miles in April, so there’s no easy miles or altitude for me this month! 😯Posted 6 years ago
Jools182 I agree with you! I’m up for people doing challenges, events and the such like but I don’t get the climbing one!Posted 6 years ago
Add up the climbing in the 5 classics and triple it? I mean WTF! So just make up some BS challange and ride around doing it yourself! there is not meaning to that challenge..
Enjoy Dibbs….you’ll all be fooped due to too much excess and competitiveness 😉 Keep it going though we are having a chuckle 😉
I was working Days over the weekend and couldn’t ride, I’ve slipped to 1896th in the Climbing Challenge 😕
I’ve got 6 days off starting Wednesday morning to see how close I can get to 105,000ft, I’d like to think 60 or 70 thousand is do-able.
I’ve needed something like this to get me back out riding again, and I’m pleased just how quickly my fitness is coming back.
The hardest decision at the moment is whether to do 4000ft in 20 miles offroad on the Quantocks or 4000ft in 30+ road miles on Exmoor.Posted 6 years agozilog6128Subscriber
you do realise how amusing this is for non competitive people?
Perhaps, but while you spend your time chuckling to yourself about it, others will be out there riding and loving the challenge. Will you ever feel the sense of satisfaction that comes from earning a KOM? I doubt it.Posted 6 years ago
I have nothing against people motivating themselves to do challenges I just find it a Wierd one that is all there is no rhyme or reason behind it. not like doing TC way or TD they make sense but pick some random bike races and treble the climbing…why not quadruple it and do it over 2 months that is all I am saying.Posted 6 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
My commute home tonight was my first ever Strava ride. It’s amazing how much harder you try when you’ve got a bit of a goal, I’m wrecked now! Into a bastard headwind all the way as well. 🙁
I’d love to see all the people who post on the frequent average speed threads, the ones who claim to average 23mph on their DH bike with 2.7″ knobblies on their 10 mile road commute forced to use Strava for a week. Much amusement lies that way I feel.. 😉Posted 5 years ago
We actually had a break in the weather this afternoon and I’ve been out climbing hills on the Quantocks to get a last bit of footage for the climbing challenge 😳Posted 5 years ago
I managed 60,390 ft in the end (67%) I think I could have done a lot better if I’d joined Strava known about the challenge sooner.
This months challenge (1470 miles in May) is totally out of my league 🙁
i wasn’t going to wear my Garmin today or do a recorded ride to work, but i went in at 3rd on a couple of climb segments yesterday without knowing where they were so couldn’t resist giving them both a decent attempt. looking forward to getting home to see how i got on! 😆Posted 5 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Got both KOMs though, so worth it!
you only have to ride 75% of the hill and turnaround using this method 😉
Out and BacksPosted 5 years ago
Another issue that can come up with our segment matching algorithm is turnaround points. Out and backs can also cause false matches if you go past the turnaround point to turnaround or if you turnaround prior to the turnaround point but have completed at least 75% of the out and back. It is currently not possible for our segment matching system to detect these details.StuFMember
Deliberately went out on sunday morning (in the torrential rain) to try a single segment – wind assisted so I thought I was in with a chance – only to find I’d turned round 1 bridge too early and my efforts were all in vain (although I was ahead at the point I turned round). grrrrPosted 5 years ago
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