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    Mtbr.com KOM at Strava

    Our team is one day old but we have rocketed to 8th place:
    mtbr.com's Rides in February Climbing Competition for February »
    Rank Athlete # Rides Elevation Gain (ft)
    1 Steve Biggs 10 23,796
    2 Josh Davidson 8 23,783
    3 Arya Touserkani 6 20,275
    4 Francis Cebedo 9 19,715
    5 A. S. K. 6 17,559
    6 sparkyJay . 7 16,957
    7 Julie Kanagy 5 11,041
    8 Dan King 5 10,782
    9 Cherubin Cebedo 6 9,220
    10 Paul MARSHALL 2 4,449
    Total 64 rides 157,577 ft


    http://app.strava.com/komchallenge

    We have 11 participants right now but 7 of them are not signed up for the KOM. Go to the KOM page and sign up.

    For those on Strava, add mtbr.com as your club and then sign up for KOM.

    I am on injured reserve right now but my wife is taking up the slack!!

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    I'd sign up, but I don't do the GPS/nav thing. I don't even own one. However, I think it would be cool if the MTBR people participating would only log mtn. bike rides (& not include road rides like the Mt. Hamilton ride), as we all know that a foot of vert. earned on a mtn. bike on dirt is worth at least 2x that of a roadies.

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    Hmm... someone should convince Team Wrong Way to merge with us. We would be in 4th place!

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    We made a huge jump from yesterday. All I can say is that this challenge will make me ride more. It seems the Audi team is within grasp. I don't care about how we get our miles, most of us ride MTB and road and either way, we ride. With the pending weather, we might take a hit this week. Tomorrow with be my fourth consecutive day riding and 3rd with the GPS. I am having fun.
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    Can we get the rbr guys to join up? Does anyone know any those folks?

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    I did a 65 mile SS ride with over 9,000 ft of climbing today, but I am already signed up for the KOM challenge with my bike shop team. Can i join the mtbr team as a 'club' team on there too?
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    I am getting a Garmin just to help out!!!

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    I will add in my miles, though with the 2 kids and crazy work, riding is pretty scare for the short term.

    Up to 204K total now with the sign-ups
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    # 7 now

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    Damn this KOM. I was going to go play racquette ball this morning but now I'll probably go ride.

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    I just got my garmin yesterday. Now all you will move % points up.

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    Eat dust Audi. You're next team SJBC. Sorry to trump a local team but you are in our way to infamy.

    Know that everyone in front of us are all roadies now. It doesn't matter.

    Also remember that you can use your iphone for this. Just put a gps app like motion-x gps.

    I'm gonna buy 10 garmin 500s for some elite ringers!!!

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    So, do you NEED a GPS to participate? Or can you add miles climbed based on a topo map? I would join, and could add roughly 2,000 ft. a week, but if I have to spend $200 on a GPS, then it wouldn't be worth it for me.

    ETA: Never mind, I found there FAQ section, and it looks like you do need a GPS, but iPhones are also allowed, so I could use that! I am confused about the strava site though. Do you have to have a paid membership to participate in this little competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray4540
    So, do you NEED a GPS to participate? Or can you add miles climbed based on a topo map? I would join, and could add roughly 2,000 ft. a week, but if I have to spend $200 on a GPS, then it wouldn't be worth it for me.

    A gps or a gps with a smartphone is absolutely required for this.

    Strava has a free version that allows up to 5 uploads/month. Beyond that, it's $6/month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray4540
    So, do you NEED a GPS to participate? Or can you add miles climbed based on a topo map? I would join, and could add roughly 2,000 ft. a week, but if I have to spend $200 on a GPS, then it wouldn't be worth it for me.
    Any device that can record a gps track is necessary. For those who are planning to buy a new gps unit, make sure you have a barometric altimeter built in. I cheaped out when I bought my Garmin Edge 205 a couple years ago, but now I regret it. Look at the difference between the elevation totals for the two rides below... One recorded with a barometric altimeter and one without. I'm getting ripped off! I sent an email to Strava yesterday to point out the huge variance.

    http://app.strava.com/rides/300818
    http://app.strava.com/rides/220403

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    Quote Originally Posted by urban turban
    Any device that can record a gps track is necessary. For those who are planning to buy a new gps unit, make sure you have a barometric altimeter built in. I cheaped out when I bought my Garmin Edge 205 a couple years ago, but now I regret it. Look at the difference between the elevation totals for the two rides below... One recorded with a barometric altimeter and one without. I'm getting ripped off! I sent an email to Strava yesterday to point out the huge variance.

    http://app.strava.com/rides/300818
    http://app.strava.com/rides/220403
    The elevation correction feature on Garmin Connect works pretty well. For better elevation numbers, I've uploaded to G.C., exported the data file, then uploaded that to Strava.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrash
    The elevation correction feature on Garmin Connect works pretty well. For better elevation numbers, I've uploaded to G.C., exported the data file, then uploaded that to Strava.
    Correction does work well. About 1/2 the time it lowers my garmin footies number. I have my 705 set on 1 sec recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    A gps or a gps with a smartphone is absolutely required for this.

    Strava has a free version that allows up to 5 uploads/month. Beyond that, it's $6/month.

    fc

    Is each ride an upload, or could I just upload say 3 rides in one upload?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray4540
    Is each ride an upload, or could I just upload say 3 rides in one upload?
    It isn't necessary to upload after every ride. Only danger is that some older ride files may get overwritten.
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    I bought the year subscription for $59. I figured it was worth it because I will upload almost after every ride. I didn't have a smart phone and bit the bullet for the GPS. I guess I got lucky because I bought mine on (huge internet auction site) and paid $200. It is a Garmin edge 500 and it said it was only for the main unit. I ended up with a HR and Cadence thing-a-ma-jig as well. They were anywhere from $250-$370. Shop around. Wish I got one earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray4540
    Is each ride an upload, or could I just upload say 3 rides in one upload?
    Each ride = 1 upload. You can show/upload 5 rides/month for free.

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    Its gonna be hard to get much elevation on our trainers this week. Better get out in the rain and ride.

    Rest week for me, so I have an excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Eat dust Audi. You're next team SJBC. Sorry to trump a local team but you are in our way to infamy.

    Know that everyone in front of us are all roadies now. It doesn't matter.

    Also remember that you can use your iphone for this. Just put a gps app like motion-x gps.

    I'm gonna buy 10 garmin 500s for some elite ringers!!!

    fc
    Got one laying around I can borrow? lol

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    OK, I am signed up, and I have supposedly joined the MTBR group, and supposedly the KOM challenge, yet it is not indicating that the super bowl ride last weekend was part of the KOM thingy. Also, although I always ride with my heart rate monitor, the .gpx file upload didn’t seem to include the heartrate info. Any Strava experts here? I would like for my mileage/altitude to apply for the KOM challenge in the name of the MTBR team. When I am logged into Strava on the KOM challenge page, it states,
    “Keep climbing, Leopold!
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    Obviously this is wrong. I am using a Garmin Edge 705 which has the pretend altimeter built into it.
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    Duh, just read this “When will my ride data show up?

    The results page updates every 30 minutes, so, if you've just uploaded your ride, you may have to wait up to a maximum of 30 minutes to see how far up the rankings you've moved. We understand the desire to see the immediate impact of your newly uploaded ride, but we need to balance that with page load times such that everyone can bring up the page quickly.”

    OK, will wait around, just sit and wait and see if anything happens.
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    OK, still shows me for having done zero (0) feet of climbing for the KOM thingy. Any ideas? Delete the re-upload the GPS ride data???
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    Do go out for a quick spin and collect some new data, uploaded it and see if that works. Maybe there is a problem getting it to recognize "older" data. I have not had any troubles and just started with Strava last week.

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    Joined last night. Will try to add some serious climbing in this week but may be tough with weather.
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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
    Joined last night. Will try to add some serious climbing in this week but may be tough with weather.
    Dude, our fate rests on your broad shoulders. Don't you live near LA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaitWienie
    Got one laying around I can borrow? lol

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    Why yes, you can borrow it until I get better. It will be a very lonely device.

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    Where's The Fun Button?

    Where's the fun button? Seems a lot of money to spend on bragging rights to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    OK, still shows me for having done zero (0) feet of climbing for the KOM thingy. Any ideas? Delete the re-upload the GPS ride data???
    Ok, I see you now. SJBC is going down in flames any minute.

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    There we go...John you back in town I hear? If there is anyone that can put up some serious elevation gains it is you.

    Want to do a ride tomorrow? I work overnight but after I wake up could do something?

    And braggin rights is good enough for me
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    Agreed...make it longer. I want to know death is an option

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    Up to 5th place! We are moving from nonexistent to 1st place in less than a week

    Strava is giving away prizes for monthly winners and for the overall winners of 2011. The prize for the January winners will be announced on February 15th. Bragging rights are great, but that is not the only thing that matters here.

    Make sure you upload your rides from January too. They count for the overall competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jms
    Where's the fun button? Seems a lot of money to spend on bragging rights to me.

    My wife loves it. She's super motivated and is in the best shape ever because of the data and the goals. And she's happy to be part of the crew.

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    Oops.. I joined MTBR the other day but hadn't joined the challenge - my footies should count soon.
    Don't have many though.. Januray/February in BC aren't the best for getting out on rides! Have been in the gym cross training like crazy though, so watch out from May thru summer :-P

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    Works for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    My wife loves it. She's super motivated and is in the best shape ever because of the data and the goals. And she's happy to be part of the crew.

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    Works for me. Someone's gotta pick up the slack for you while you're gimpy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jms
    Works for me. Someone's gotta pick up the slack for you while you're gimpy.
    I waxed her bike, cut the seatpost, raised the saddle, dropped her handlebars for better climbing prowess. Maybe I'll give her Edge Tubulars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Ok, I see you now. SJBC is going down in flames any minute.

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    Aha! So I guess what I need is patience… 30 minutes ain’t enough! Yeah, we’re in 5th now! I need to get some more verticality going on—too bad for the rain coming this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by urban turban
    Make sure you upload your rides from January too. They count for the overall competition.
    Wow, thanks for the tip! I’ve got some vertical miles in there somewhere…
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    Just joined the team and added 12000 ft.

    More to come!
    Strava is a great site and tool.

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    We're in 4th now. We'll be on the podium soon.

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    just added another 4K for the climb to the top of Sierra Azul
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    Say It With Carbon Fiber

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Maybe I'll give her Edge Tubulars.fc
    Good plan with tomorrow being Valentine's Day and all. Nothing says "I love you" like a set of 1100 gram carbon fiber wheels.
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    Dammit!!! I should not have pulled the trigger. I should not have enrolled in this Strava thing. I am now tempted to ride harder (see image):



    Yeah, on a bike with NO suspension.

    Meanwhile, none of my rides are uploading with the heart rate information, although I do wear my heart rate monitor on every ride, and my Garmin.app logs the data just fine. Anyone know why it isn’t uploading to the Strava web site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    I'm gonna buy 10 garmin 500s for some elite ringers!!!

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    I'll be a ringer for a garmin.

    3 full auburn loops from russell rd, 1 5hr tour of rockville, a fast paced night ride through GG park, a 25 singletrack/fireroad davis night ride, and a quick 25mi road ride in the past eight days.

    gimmegimmegimme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    We're in 4th now. We'll be on the podium soon.

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    Hell yeah! 25 members. That's what its all about.

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    Wow exciting! 4th place. Somehow I managed 5th in the KOM challenge for Feb out of 35 gals. Doh! I think that Mt. Ham ride helped.
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    Man! I may actually have to build up a lighter bike for these road rides…
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    I don't suppose it comes attaches to a BMC race machine? Maybe I can attack a couple hill climb records. Heal up though. Once the new bike is put together I need a good break in ride in the 100 acre woods.

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    I reckon this cold weather coming in is really going to hurt the MTBR group's elevation for the next 10 days or so, at least those in the Norcal group.

    Then again, some of you are not wimps like me and will ride in the cold and rain. One day I hope to be just like you! Hahaha.......until then I will return to hibernation mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    Meanwhile, none of my rides are uploading with the heart rate information, although I do wear my heart rate monitor on every ride, and my Garmin.app logs the data just fine. Anyone know why it isn’t uploading to the Strava web site?
    You are likely uploading .gpx files. Use .tcx (training center exchange files). If you are coming directly off the device it should be a tcx file (if that is the case not sure what is wrong my tcx files have HRM info). If you are exporting for upload export as tcx vice gpx.
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    Is there a limit to number of riders in a team? Seems that we could win overall if we just get the 1 million registered MTBR members to join and upload a single ride each.

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    Just made a Strava account and have a default free plan. I like the way Strava does all the calculations. Any coupon code for yearly subscription?

    Don't have Garmin GPS, but using My Track for my Droid seems to work just fine.

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    I have been trying to make up some elevation these past 4 days with the GPS. I went on a ride sunday in the morning 6am at fremont older. Did the SS and then later that night decided to hit the road up Sierra Rd. I wasn't trying to set any records going up because my legs were fatigued. On the way up at the halfway point (area where people spray paint the street and hang out smoking dope) there was a 70's Cadilac with huge rims. It had gone over the berm and was stuck. It was funny because it has huge ground clearance because of the rims but this guy did a number on it. This part of the story is important in a second. I made it to the top and decided to bomb down this road. I figured I will never get a KOM on the way up but I can try on the way down. I did!!! I got all the way down in just over 5 minutes at 930pm. I would have been faster but had to slow way down as the cadilac was being pulled by a truck off the berm. I hit a top speed on 52.7 MPH. This Strava thing is going to kill me. I feel that every time I ride now "big brother" is watching me and I have to give it the full beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall
    On the way up at the halfway point (area where people spray paint the street and hang out smoking dope) there was a 70's Cadilac with huge rims. It had gone over the berm and was stuck. It was funny because it has huge ground clearance because of the rims but this guy did a number on it.
    He was probably trying to set a KOM on Strava for cars and overshot the turn

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    Quote Originally Posted by gstahl
    You are likely uploading .gpx files. Use .tcx (training center exchange files). If you are coming directly off the device it should be a tcx file (if that is the case not sure what is wrong my tcx files have HRM info). If you are exporting for upload export as tcx vice gpx.
    Aha! That might be it. I have been uploading the .gpx files and not the .tcx files. I guess I need to delete and re-upload all 90 or so rides I’ve gone on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBShane
    I reckon this cold weather coming in is really going to hurt the MTBR group's elevation for the next 10 days or so, at least those in the Norcal group.

    Then again, some of you are not wimps like me and will ride in the cold and rain. One day I hope to be just like you! Hahaha.......until then I will return to hibernation mode.
    I think I’ll just go do several up/down/up/down/up/down some paved sections to get more verticality in check this month.
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    The team would have a lot more feet if Strava was free. I joined anyway to help out with my 5 free rides a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obie.miller
    The team would have a lot more feet if Strava was free. I've climbed 56,703 feet this year on garmin connect and that amount would put MTBR on the podium. But I haven't paid the subscription to Strava to get bragging rights.
    It would be cool if Strava would give MTBR a 50% group discount on memberships like they gave to SJBC.
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    331k! Are we going on the podium today or what? 347k is not that far. It hardly rained. Go out for a ride.

    For those with February footies, try out the free service now and upload your feb altitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask
    It would be cool if Strava would give MTBR a 50% group discount on memberships like they gave to SJBC.
    http://sanjosebikeclub.net/sponsors/11/strava.php
    Heck ya! I would convert to an annual subscription in a heartbeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    .... It hardly rained. Go out for a ride..
    I sneaked out today between raindrops for some more footies. Well ok, I didn't miss all the rain. Moved up a spot on the chart!...
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    Try some of these codes. Should give you 30% off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britboy36
    Try some of these codes. Should give you 30% off.

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    D’oh!!! I paid for my one-year subscription last night.
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    Got FuzzyJohn to join today. Now just need to get him to upload everytime he rides!

    may want to try this code. Gives three free months. Used once already but last one I had worked for more then one person.

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

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    So, I have about 30k worth of climbing that I did in January that is not being counted. Says my data for KOM Challenge starting on Jan. 26 but I have many few rides between Jan1 and Jan. 26. Not sure why they aren't being counted...that would put us in third me thinks. Hohum.

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    Francois sent you a PM.
    Originally Posted by XC62701
    Agreed...make it longer. I want to know death is an option

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    You can "invite a friend" for a free month for both you and your friend.

    So has invites to hand out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodePoet
    You can "invite a friend" for a free month for both you and your friend.

    So has invites to hand out?

    Opps, that is only a free month for the person doing the inviting.

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    If Team Wrong Way were to merge with mtbr, we would be only 2,000 feet away from first place!! I know you guys are reading this... no pressure

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    Strava is the 3rd greatest website ever! This is so motivating and challenging. I hope it gains popularity and spreads worldwide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by urban turban
    If Team Wrong Way were to merge with mtbr, we would be only 2,000 feet away from first place!! I know you guys are reading this... no pressure
    NEVER! You're a band of slackers, what's the point getting on the podium with 100 members?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Turtle
    NEVER! You're a band of slackers, what's the point getting on the podium with 100 members?
    We just want you, Hecox and Williams. We will have copious amounts of Pliny and foodies at my house to celebrate our victory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britboy36
    Try some of these codes. Should give you 30% off.

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    Thanks. 0af7b755df worked for me.

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    None of the codes worked for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Turtle
    NEVER! You're a band of slackers, what's the point getting on the podium with 100 members?
    What's the point of not getting on the podium at all?

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    Snuck in another 2+k this AM before any rains hit. Up Overgrown was highly technical as there were literally 100s of Newts crawling around. Had to pick lines very carefully. Saw a baby Bobcat too.

    Back to work...ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    Aha! That might be it. I have been uploading the .gpx files and not the .tcx files. I guess I need to delete and re-upload all 90 or so rides I’ve gone on.
    And so, late last night, and earlier this morning, I re-uploaded all 108 rides in .tcx format.
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    I have 3 more codes for Strava that give you 3 free months. Can probably get some more if needed.

    If you want one give me a PM.
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    Agreed...make it longer. I want to know death is an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    We just want you, Hecox and Williams. We will have copious amounts of Pliny and foodies at my house to celebrate our victory.

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    ^ OOoohhhhh.... BURN

    I'll fly the MTBR flag.

    Damn, Marco! You're 20K ahead of me for the year already. I'd better start riding more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by urban turban
    What's the point of not getting on the podium at all?

    Or what's the point of being in 30th place?

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    Whoa, ladies—we’re in 3rd place now. Nice work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Okie Dokie
    I have 3 more codes for Strava that give you 3 free months. Can probably get some more if needed.

    If you want one give me a PM.
    PMed!

    Not raining yet - need to go get another 1,500 or so...

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    For the year 2011, we are in 6th place and still 400,000 behind the leaders. Stay the course! I manged to sneak in 800 feet today. The wife knows something is up though, she was like "tues. isn't a normal day you ride on" and gave me those questioning eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubsl2
    ^ OOoohhhhh.... BURN

    I'll fly the MTBR flag.

    Damn, Marco! You're 20K ahead of me for the year already. I'd better start riding more.
    You put us to third place. I have special beer for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah
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    3rd place. That's awesome.

    I won't be much help this week. Not because of the rain, but my training program says that I'm old and its February, so I need to have an easy week. Kind of sucks, but cool that it coincides with rain and SF Beer Week. Extreme beer and cheese tonight, Pliny the Younger tomorrow.

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    Just joined the MTBR KOM club. Added 19,947 more feet to the total - that should bring us within 17k of 2nd, 18k of first.

    Can't remember how much I did in January, I still have to add those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrash
    Just joined the MTBR KOM club. Added 19,947 more feet to the total - that should bring us within 17k of 2nd, 18k of first.

    Can't remember how much I did in January, I still have to add those.
    YTD, we are about 400k behind the leaders. I don't know that everyone has added January rides. I like our chances though.

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    Great work, everyone! I’m going to try and lay down another 1,700 feet tomorrow… and maybe Thursday and Friday as well… in the rain.
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    Well, I joined but it had the effect of making us all look less efficient. I'll try to ride more, I promise!

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    Well, good news team. I spoke with Strava and there was indeed a hiccup in the system. My January rides were not being counted. They have said a fix is on the way which, according to my calculations, should give us another 40,000+ ft of climbing for the tally. (January was a fine month). Hope this helps as work, rain, and family may make riding a wee bit of a challenge over the next couple of weeks. Sucks...right when you start getting in great shape, something always comes along and puts you back down in catch up mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    We just want you, Hecox and Williams. We will have copious amounts of Pliny and foodies at my house to celebrate our victory.

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    Oh, I see how it is... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maleonardphi
    Oh, I see how it is... ;-)
    Matt, you need to come to my house Sunday and drink some Belgian on Sunday. I need to bribe you too for the altitude gained per second challenge. (rate of climb)

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo
    Well, good news team. I spoke with Strava and there was indeed a hiccup in the system. My January rides were not being counted. They have said a fix is on the way which, according to my calculations, should give us another 40,000+ ft of climbing for the tally. (January was a fine month). Hope this helps as work, rain, and family may make riding a wee bit of a challenge over the next couple of weeks. Sucks...right when you start getting in great shape, something always comes along and puts you back down in catch up mode.

    Party on!

    I'm making you a moderator for our club too. You are obsessed.

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    Why does strava keep effin logging me out and displaying everything in metres??

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Matt, you need to come to my house Sunday and drink some Belgian on Sunday. I need to bribe you too for the altitude gained per second challenge. (rate of climb)

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    No can do. It's our postponed Valentines day celebration on Sunday. We'll be drinking fancy napa wine at my buddy's winery Sunday (http://www.fontanellawinery.com) while grandma and grandpa watch junior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Why does strava keep effin logging me out and displaying everything in metres??

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    It's telling you, you should be out riding instead of playing on the computer, and at the same time its secretly changing this country over to the metric system one user at a time.

    I joined the team and the challenge last night. As soon as I can round up the entry fee I will get a subscription and upload my January rides. About half of my rides over then next 11 weeks will be on the trainer, but the rest of the time I will be climbing on the mtb.

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    Anyone else need any codes for 3 free months?

    Friend said he could get more if needed.

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

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