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Old 03-23-12, 01:24 PM   #76
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Really? My elevation numbers have been pretty good... the garmin gives me strange results sometimes unless I click on the "compensation" button to account for actual survey data.

Also, you need to be a paying member (Friday power tip - there's a free trial code on the clyde club home page) to sort the results.

I didn't know it was the HRM giving the power results, I thought it was more to do with speed, altitude changes and other calculated stuff. They obviously can't account for wind, maybe that's where HR comes in. No clue.
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Really? My elevation numbers have been pretty good... the garmin gives me strange results sometimes unless I click on the "compensation" button to account for actual survey data.

Also, you need to be a paying member (Friday power tip - there's a free trial code on the clyde club home page) to sort the results.

I didn't know it was the HRM giving the power results, I thought it was more to do with speed, altitude changes and other calculated stuff. They obviously can't account for wind, maybe that's where HR comes in. No clue.
no, you're right, I was confused - the HRM gives you the Suffer score. I think you just have to fill out your profile with your weight to get the watts.
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Well, one of them is me and no, I don't have a power meter.... people with power meters have little lightning bolts next to the watt measurement. (You have to enter your weight and then strava guesses at your power output). Gina was cooking! I mean, on a bike, not in the kitchen.

Go look at the Yorba Regional Park Straightaway segment and sort by clydes, I like that one better.

Oh this one?! ....................

Hmm, I put in my weight, I wonder why it didn't figure my wattstuff.


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Is that you? You there in second?

Wait, I can hear it now - I was riding with Gina. There were bugs in the underpasses. Man, it was sure windy that day in both directions!

(yeah, just don't look too closely at the other segments btw)
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Wait, I can hear it now - I was riding with Gina. There were bugs in the underpasses. Man, it was sure windy that day in both directions!
How did you know? .................
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just joined the group. strava and garmin are a bit off from each other.
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no, you're right, I was confused - the HRM gives you the Suffer score. I think you just have to fill out your profile with your weight to get the watts.
You need to fill out your profile info with your weight, AND your bikes weight to get the watts calculation.
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Wow. We are up to 51. I never got kudos before - thanks it is a nice gesture.

http://app.strava.com/athletes/110021

is me. My real name is not redvespablur - I'm a little ashamed to have to admit that after 3 years among you

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I went on my first ride today. 5.37miles according to endomundo. I signed up for Strava, but forgot to run it on my maiden voyage. Someone mentioned that you can share your times/routes from endomundo to Strava, but I couldn't figure out how to do that. I joined the group.
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Strava is rough on the ego, I am not last on the segments but in the bottom % on most of them

I am so tempted to drive to one segment and go flat out just for that segment.

Question whats the thing with the watts?
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watts are the measured power coming from a device mounted in the hub or crank of a bike. Garmin also sells some pedals. Strava tries to approximate power as well.

First generic google hit:
http://bicyclesportshop.com/buyers-g...ers-pg1208.htm
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There are several segments by my house. I have yet to place anywhere above the bottom ~5% on most everything. The only exception is a very short steep bridge where I placed 9th overall @ 21 seconds. LOL

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I joined a while back but this is me

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Strava is rough on the ego, I am not last on the segments but in the bottom % on most of them

I am so tempted to drive to one segment and go flat out just for that segment.
I just found out what segments are about 2 weeks ago. So I'll be going back over my rides with a little motivation. Times will be a little different now that I know what and where segments are.
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As I suspected, I uploaded my ride from Sunday to Strava and on one segment, I was #393 out of 394. I'm pretty sure it's because I waited for somebody just a hair short of the top, or at least that's what I'm telling myself. I went and uploaded a ride from a month ago that covered the same territory and it wasn't that bad so maybe I'm right.

So what are the benefits of premium membership?

And what's up with people claiming to do 43 mph UP A HILL! Some of the statistics in there are laughable.

I think I might actually like the social aspect - seeing some of the other rides popping up there got me motivated to go for a spin tonight instead of working.
I think they go through and clean those up, a segment near me had a guy riding the speed limit one day and that was gone the next.
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I think they go through and clean those up, a segment near me had a guy riding the speed limit one day and that was gone the next.
Same where I live. Some dude did 43 mph up hill.
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I just found out what segments are about 2 weeks ago. So I'll be going back over my rides with a little motivation. Times will be a little different now that I know what and where segments are.
there is a segment called FORE! someone spray painted on the ground a line and the word FORE! so you know where it starts.

I saw that and never knew what it meant until i signed up for strava. i thought it was to warn people of stray golf balls as the lakefront path goes past a golf course.
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there is a segment called FORE! someone spray painted on the ground a line and the word FORE! so you know where it starts.

I saw that and never knew what it meant until i signed up for strava. i thought it was to warn people of stray golf balls as the lakefront path goes past a golf course.

Hahahaha! I've even some segments on the flat sections of the flat trail labeled as climbs. 30 second climbs on the flat trail, C'mon! I never figured someone would even care about this section. Other sections, 1 milers with a slight downhill and huge tailwind? Sheesh! These are the sections I use to recover from the tougher headwind sections. But somebody races them ha ha!

I'm more concerned with the 1 -8 miles climbing sections. Maybe even the 20 mile climbs. Even at my best I'll get 50% at best but these climbers out here are monsters so I don't feel bad. But 30 second downhill sections, ha ha, more funny than competition!

Some segments are so silly I can't even figure them out while looking at the Strava segemtn maps.
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Alright, I joined. So, who's going to come ride some of the same segments I'm doing? Beanz? You up for it?
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So, who's going to come ride some of the same segments I'm doing? Beanz? You up for it?
Yeah, buy a plane ticket for me and my bike.
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Alright, I joined. So, who's going to come ride some of the same segments I'm doing? Beanz? You up for it?
Yeah, buy a plane ticket for me and my bike.
You buy my plane ticket for me and my bike too, and I'll go. ( Hey I'm always looking for a free trip) Oh and unlike Mr. Beanz I need a plane ticket home for me and my bike too.
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Oh and unlike Mr. Beanz I need a plane ticket home for me and my bike too.
Doh! I forgot that part, might be along ride home if not.
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I think they go through and clean those up, a segment near me had a guy riding the speed limit one day and that was gone the next.
I've flagged several rides/segments, gave the reason, and they were gone almost instantly. Can't be some techno-geek sitting at a terminal somewhere monitoring all that stuff. Has to be automatic filtering software somewhere. I'm more and more impressed with the computer programing that Strava has done on their site.
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Hahahaha! I've even some segments on the flat sections of the flat trail labeled as climbs. 30 second climbs on the flat trail, C'mon! I never figured someone would even care about this section. Other sections, 1 milers with a slight downhill and huge tailwind? Sheesh! These are the sections I use to recover from the tougher headwind sections. But somebody races them ha ha!

I'm more concerned with the 1 -8 miles climbing sections. Maybe even the 20 mile climbs. Even at my best I'll get 50% at best but these climbers out here are monsters so I don't feel bad. But 30 second downhill sections, ha ha, more funny than competition!

Some segments are so silly I can't even figure them out while looking at the Strava segemtn maps.

the segment finder is somewhat nice. i tried to use strava to find some Hills for me. its cool to have the cat 4-1 sorting. sadly cant find any segments better the cat 4 anywhere close. So i guess i will work on my flat land speed.

some people create a .5 mile segments, i am like ?????????? I get the short segments around me, many stop lights. but why even create one that short?


BTW people who say wind is like climbing is 100% false, a hill/mountain has a visual end to the suffering. Wind is random and has random gusts, at least with climbing you can see when the road tilts a bit more up.
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the segment finder is somewhat nice. i tried to use strava to find some Hills for me. its cool to have the cat 4-1 sorting. sadly cant find any segments better the cat 4 anywhere close. So i guess i will work on my flat land speed.

some people create a .5 mile segments, i am like ?????????? I get the short segments around me, many stop lights. but why even create one that short?


BTW people who say wind is like climbing is 100% false, a hill/mountain has a visual end to the suffering. Wind is random and has random gusts, at least with climbing you can see when the road tilts a bit more up.
It depends on the wind. If the winds so strong it pushes you back its close. Though, since you live in the windy city and I in central, ca, there might be a bit of a wind difference.
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