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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.
    Thanks.

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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.
    Originally Posted by XC62701
    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.

    fc
    Last edited by fc; 02-13-2011 at 07:11 PM.

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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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