If I look at the power I had to put out though, the ride was honest with no cheating. I did say anywhere in the world, could do the same if this was in Italy, you have to just be able to travel at the speed of light.
It's sure enough there! A little weird though because the whole ride is duplicated but only one segment shows. You probalby should take it down before Strava notices or someone flags it.
Email from promoter of tomorrow's race:
We are pleased to announce another fun addition to tomorrow’s Lucarelli & Castaldi CRCA Bear Mountain Classic (#bearmountainclassic): the STRAVA TIORATI KOM/QOM COMPETITION. The fastest men’s and women’s times on the Bear Mountain Classic Tiorati Climb will receive $250 each.
We will give everyone until Wednesday at noon to upload their files and then we’ll announce the winners. Can anyone beat the 8:01 KOM time set at the 2010 Bear Mountain Fall Classic?
At the Belgian Waffle ride in San Diego area all finishers had to bring their Garmin/etc to a table where they had a bunch of computers. The rider or staff would connect the Garmin/etc in open view, the file would get downloaded off the device, the staff would verify that the rider didn't take any short cuts or that the speeds were reasonable, and then the rider would get their finishing medal etc.
"...during the Lance years, being fit became the No. 1 thing. Totally the only thing. It’s a big part of what we do, but fitness is not the only thing. There’s skills, there’s tactics … there’s all kinds of stuff..." Tim Johnson
Interesting to note the difference in power/heart-rate, by age group. At least that makes me feel a bit better. Will always miss those 400 watt years, they are gone.
What happened to the folks riding without computers? No timing chips?
Last edited by ColnagoC40; 05-12-14 at 09:09 AM.
Wait a minute. I race and I Strava. Using segments as benchmarks is as good as anything for training. Also, BS (before Strava ), a lot of climbs had no record, other than what was passed down by the village elders. Now at least we have some measure of the best times on climbs that have never featured a sanctioned hill climb.
Looking at KOM times in the context of power and pacing and wind direction is a blast and pretty insightful.
cat 2 - 1/30Originally Posted by Ryanf
I sometimes do intervals on strava segments (private or public) rather than timed intervals. I find it much more fun to shoot for a physical landmark instead of staring at the timer. It's not about comparing to others, it's about having a known interval mapped out on the road for you.
Which in a way it is in that it has it's own rules (none) and score is kept, but it's not REAL racing, know what I mean? It's not legit like a 4-corner crit, 95-mile Road Race, or an arrow-straight flat TT. Because those are all so similar and the only real races.
We were not talking about racing. We were talking about training.