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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrash
    Not anymore Looks like 4 of the top 5 went big today - Patrick / ratpick went from 1st to 5th!

    1 Mike "MrCrash" Solis 18 39,730
    2 Josh Davidson 15 38,690
    3 Steve Biggs 14 37,836
    4 sparkyJay . 14 36,639
    5 Patrick Herlihy 9 35,831



    Could you use a smart phone app in the meantime?
    This is where I turned around. Those tire tracks you see had turned to ice.

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    Threw down ~ 3100 feet today. Sorry I couldn't do more. I'll try harder this week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBrider
    Mission Cycling is afraid right now
    We almost have Mission Cycling's numbers, and our big hitters go bigger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBrider
    This is where I turned around.
    Went to Diablo today. They wouldn't let me ride up past Juniper, but they would let me pass as foot traffic! Cool, I'll just walk then then, but I'm getting that last 850 feet. Finally after I walked all the way down to Devil's Elbow the ranger pulled alongside of me and let me use my own discretion. It was safe.
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    Thirstybear is not going down without a fight. MissionCycling has no shortage of riders. We may need more help. I'm writing this now and I'm really needing to leave the house and ride some footies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkyJay
    Went to Diablo today. They wouldn't let me ride up past Juniper, but they would let me pass as foot traffic! Cool, I'll just walk then then, but I'm getting that last 850 feet. Finally after I walked all the way down to Devil's Elbow the ranger pulled alongside of me and let me use my own discretion. It was safe.
    I rode up from Deer Flat to Juniper and snuck around the gate. Wasn't going to let them deny me again. Got a mean look on the way down coming back through, but figured I could always tell the ranger I came up North Peak.

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    So now that I signed up for this KOM thing, I can't just ride the spin bike inside anymore for some nice and warm exercise. NO, I had to hop on my bike at 5:30pm and ride up the closest mountain, Monte Bello to make some footies for the team. Riding up in the cold is not so bad even at an easy recovery pace. The view of the valley at night is fantastic, but going down in a thin bike jacket, even with arm and leg warmers, at 39F is horribly cold. I thought I had lost a few fingers. I managed another 2566 feet for the team. Tomorrow, I'll take my bike to work and ride over lunch time. Maybe Sierra Road.
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    Here is something that is interesting.

    MTBR club on Strava has 50 members but only 43 registered for KOM. Who is not registered?

    Scarier is that Mission has 141 members but only 50 registered. If they get the rest of those people to register it is going to be hard to keep up let alone catch
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    Agreed...make it longer. I want to know death is an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightMiner
    If they are comparing mountain and road feet climbed mtn feet should be more than road. So, for example, mountain feet should be times 1.5 or at least 1.3. Just can't compare to road...
    There ought to be some sort of difficulty factor in there somewhere—my bike weighs 47.8 pounds—15 pounds of the rotating mass comes from my wheels/tires/tubes/hubs (Surly Large Marge 65mm rims, Shimano Alfine IGH rear hub, Nokian Gazzaloddi in front, Arrow Racing Wide Bite in back, plus 26" and 24" oversize innertubes), not to mention the 14% or so drivetrain power loss in the internally-geared hub. Rensho had to ride circles around me for the last 3,100+ feet of climbing on Saturday up Soda Springs, since I was so worn out from the other 5,600 feet!!! I have been thinking about putting together a sensibly-weighted bike (30 pounds or less) just for Strava-oriented altitude gain rides… single speed, perhaps 32x19 geared, with skinny (less than 3" wide) tires. Those roadie guys have it so easy!
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    Wow, Mike Solis puts down 65 miles and 7000 feet today. That's a good ride for the team!
    Now if only all 43 members would do a ride like that we'd have another 300k feet and be in second place for 2011 overall. Time to call in "sorry"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL de Jong
    Wow, Mike Solis puts down 65 miles and 7000 feet today. That's a good ride for the team!
    Now if only all 43 members would do a ride like that we'd have another 300k feet and be in second place for 2011 overall. Time to call in "sorry"?
    I did 8,745ft @ 51.9 miles on Saturday, but it came at a price—pain and suffering. It ain’t easy: http://www.strava.com/rides-by-count...t-joe-s-311216
    Seriously, I don’t know how some of you guys can do these 5,000+ ft rides back to back, several times per week!!! Bunch of madmen!
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    Leopold: that's a very impressive ride. 8745 feet in one day! You deserve a day or two off.
    Where are you riding tomorrow?
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    OK, just got back from taking one for the team. 2736ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    OK, just got back from taking one for the team. 2736ft.
    At night! Boys and girls, that's how you do it. Ya gotta make those riding opportunities! They won't make themselves. So when will your next ride be?
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    Inspiring job all!

    Here's a quick link: http://app.strava.com/komchallenge

    I rode yesterday for a mile and it's not ready. But my cuts are raging itchy today so that's a good sign right? I'm going to Austin for the end of the month and I expect to see a valiant effort by team mtbr!

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    2k this AM...brrr. Off to Palm Springs to drink too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo
    2k this AM...brrr. Off to Palm Springs to drink too much.
    2k for me also. Mission grew by 2 though - they're up to 51 now.

    Someone have a GPS they can lend to Menso for a week?
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    I just texted Menso to join the team as well. He was doing hill repeats right now, probably his usually 5000 feet per day. We need him on the mtbr team. We should get John Bennett to join as well. What the heck: all the CalPoly Wheelmen and women.
    Francis: do you still have some Garmins to spare? I'll pay for his unlimited Strave plan.
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    My daughter has vacation this week and I have work. Also wife is putting on a baby shower for a friend. All this is getting in the way of some serious riding. The weekend forecast says it might snow in the bay area down as low as 1000 feet!!! I wasn't able to get a ride in so I did a staircase of 200 steps at Manresa beach. I did this 9 times which probably equaled about 1000 feet. I should have taken the GPS. My legs are tore up and sore as can be. Just hoping for a friday ride in the morning. I am such a wimp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Okie Dokie
    Here is something that is interesting.

    MTBR club on Strava has 50 members but only 43 registered for KOM. Who is not registered?

    Scarier is that Mission has 141 members but only 50 registered. If they get the rest of those people to register it is going to be hard to keep up let alone catch
    I see 54 members, but only 44 that have logged rides in 2011. Perhaps they've joined, but haven't uploaded their first ride yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL de Jong
    Wow, Mike Solis puts down 65 miles and 7000 feet today. That's a good ride for the team!
    Now if only all 43 members would do a ride like that we'd have another 300k feet and be in second place for 2011 overall. Time to call in "sorry"?
    I'm being more careful picking my routes right now. Smaller hills, up and down, with no steep or sustained grades. Normally I like to challenge myself with the steeper climbs (El Toyonal, Centennial, or Claremont), but my legs are too beat up for that. I've been spending a LOT of time in 34-28 on the road bike over the past few days!

    The original plan had me knocking out 2k per day with a big dirt weekend in SLO, but the rain will likely change that. We'll see how the weather works out and just go from there!

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    I do 2000 feet per day when it's dry. I'd love to add my elevation, but I don't have a gps, and I just managed to use up my liquid funds. Waaaah!
    Note to self: 85% of FTP for 20 min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg K
    I do 2000 feet per day when it's dry. I'd love to add my elevation, but I don't have a gps, and I just managed to use up my liquid funds. Waaaah!
    Gregg do you have a smartphone with GPS?

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    I'm the only person in the world who doesn't have a cellphone.

    I'll buy a Lefty before I buy a Garmin. But if things go the way I'm hoping, I'll be getting both. Hopefully before the challenge is over.
    Note to self: 85% of FTP for 20 min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL de Jong
    Leopold: that's a very impressive ride. 8745 feet in one day! You deserve a day or two off.
    Where are you riding tomorrow?
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    I am trying to rope my buddy into the MTBR KOM challenge here too. He puts some decent elevation up .......... his name is Greg so we'll see what his elevation does for us.
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    7852 roadie footies today on my first century of the year. This contest is nuts - riding back from the meeting spot, in the dark (under lights), I swear I almost went up OLH a second time just for the extra footies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratpick
    7852 roadie footies today on my first century of the year. This contest is nuts - riding back from the meeting spot, in the dark (under lights), I swear I almost went up OLH a second time just for the extra footies!
    Rockin - that's what we need! I think we started the day 97,000 behind Mission then slipped to 103,000 - now the gap is down to 89,000!

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    We have the wrong strategy. We need to pile up our numbers and upload them all on Feb. 28. Or go to a different team and come back in at the end of the month. Sneak attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    We have the wrong strategy. We need to pile up our numbers and upload them all on Feb. 28. Or go to a different team and come back in at the end of the month. Sneak attack.

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    yup, lay low until the time to pounce is right. waiting for Marco to join up, its not like his current club has a chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    We have the wrong strategy. We need to pile up our numbers and upload them all on Feb. 28. Or go to a different team and come back in at the end of the month. Sneak attack.

    fc
    I was wondering how that would work Are other regional sub-forums in on this too? Maybe stickies at the top of each forum, in an attempt to recruit others?

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    Having to stick to the paved roads lately I find I do about 1/2 the climbing per mile that I do on the dirt. Come on trails, dry out!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBalance
    yup, lay low until the time to pounce is right. waiting for Marco to join up, its not like his current club has a chance
    Shut your mouth!!
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    We're in 23rd place in only 7 folks, we'll make it to page one by end of the month, in spite of FC.

    Unless he wants to pay with bike bling for my 50k... somebody said everybody's got a price...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Turtle
    We're in 23rd place in only 7 folks, we'll make it to page one by end of the month, in spite of FC.
    The elevation total of our top 7 riders alone would put us in 9th place

    Still would not even get us close to winning...

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    Is anyone also using the +3 site? Sounds like a no brainer if we're all using Strava to upload rides to +3 and raise money for charity.

    http://www.plus3network.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by maleonardphi
    Is anyone also using the +3 site? Sounds like a no brainer if we're all using Strava to upload rides to +3 and raise money for charity.

    http://www.plus3network.com/

    I am. I've raised $500 so far for IMBA. It is a cool system, and so easy like you said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    I am. I've raised $500 so far for IMBA. It is a cool system, and so easy like you said.
    Is there a way to upload GPX files like with Strava? I only see options to upload dirctly from a garmin device or by hand. I use my phone with MyTracks, and can't figure out how to upload the GPX files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    I see 54 members, but only 44 that have logged rides in 2011. Perhaps they've joined, but haven't uploaded their first ride yet.
    You can be on as many teams as you want, but can only select one for the KOM challenge. So I'm on both the TWW and MTBR teams, but doing the KOM challenge with TWW. Like Marco said, every man has his price ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    We have the wrong strategy. We need to pile up our numbers and upload them all on Feb. 28. Or go to a different team and come back in at the end of the month. Sneak attack.

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    Gap is down to 68,382 as of this morning. Looks like people aren't down with the strategy...

    2,600 more for me this morning - not uploaded.

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    Double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by maleonardphi
    Is there a way to upload GPX files like with Strava? I only see options to upload dirctly from a garmin device or by hand. I use my phone with MyTracks, and can't figure out how to upload the GPX files.
    The option is there for me.

    1) Upload New Activity (blue button, top right corner)

    2) Upload a file on your computer (the second of three choices)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrash
    The option is there for me.

    1) Upload New Activity (blue button, top right corner)

    2) Upload a file on your computer (the second of three choices)
    Sorry, I got off on a tangent and was asking about the +3 network site.

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    I am planning on getting over 5k on tonights ride. It will be a road ride up sierra rd and then back down and up again. I might even go for a third time which should translate into 1.5 hours of climbing and almost 6k of elevation. This is going to be difficult and not any fun. Hope my light holds up for that amount of time. Anybody care to suffer with me? I am really wishing I had a 34/28. I only have a 25 in back and that makes for a lot of standing while climbing. I am purely going for elevation and not time. Going to be chilly up there!
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    Unfortunately, a lot of roller rides this time of year here in Denver, so that doesn't help much with the footies

    Anyone have any coupon codes?
    I added 5 rides for the free plan and contributed 11K to the cause for the team, but don't really want to spend the $59 annual fee if I can help it.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Sorry I still waiting on more codes. Have asked about 5 times for more and my "source" trying to get 10 more. Just waiting

    I post when available.
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    Agreed...make it longer. I want to know death is an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okie Dokie
    Sorry I still waiting on more codes. Have asked about 5 times for more and my "source" trying to get 10 more. Just waiting

    I post when available.
    Thanks! That would help as I have about 20K for the month at this point that I could contribute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maleonardphi
    You can be on as many teams as you want, but can only select one for the KOM challenge. So I'm on both the TWW and MTBR teams, but doing the KOM challenge with TWW. Like Marco said, every man has his price ;-)
    The city of saratoga contacted me about about the size of my belgian beer fests. So the next one next month may have to be invitation only to Kom members.

    In???

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    The city of saratoga contacted me about about the size of my belgian beer fests. So the next one next month may have to be invitation only to Kom members.

    In???

    Fc
    Tempting...

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    I'll put it on the calendar

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    The city of saratoga contacted me about about the size of my belgian beer fests. So the next one next month may have to be invitation only to Kom members.

    In???

    Fc
    Can we do it at the top of St. Joes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    The city of saratoga contacted me about about the size of my belgian beer fests. So the next one next month may have to be invitation only to Kom members.

    In???

    Fc
    Was it too big or too small Either way, I am in. Prizes for drinking your vertical footies?

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