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Old 08-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #24631
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Found the time to stop by PB during the day today, and the mechanic there was once again most helpful, and agreed with the consensus on the contis.
What size did you end up with?
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #24632
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May I prescribe a chill pill also

I think you're joking but given some of your posts, I'm not so sure

This is serious business, matey.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #24633
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This is serious business, matey.
The only serious business in cycling is coming across the finish line of a race first. Anything else is fluff.

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Old 08-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #24634
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I guess so. I don't have a competitive bone in my body so I wouldn't know
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:47 AM   #24635
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The most accurate recording I think can ONLY be made using a dedicated GPS device such as Garmin have. Smartphones will chew up their batteries in a few hours of big riding, I've experienced this over the course of a 5+ hour ride.
I initially tried to start the Strava clock at the same time I started the ride, but gave up. I have a set routine to startign and stopping my rides. So they all get similar offsets from exact. I don't try to compensate for these little bits of tiem, or the time I stop at intervals to re-fuel,water or pee, (Old guy + lots of water, do the math. ),
I now just look a the overall of what I'm doing and have done and complare only myself in segments. Trying to win any segment "race" is silly for me. And dangerous on my patch of trail.
The segment and ride can be edited but I leave that to peopel with more time. I just add my bike to keep track and move along.

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Old 08-02-2012, 09:51 AM   #24636
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I guess so. I don't have a competitive bone in my body so I wouldn't know
There are a couple of wankers in my area who are always vying for KOM on a particular hill climb. Only seconds separate them. I think I'm going to rig up something so I can haul my cell phone up that hill faster than anyone can ride it, just to ruin their records.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #24637
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Does Strava allow you to delete runs that you don't want saved? I'm going to do some experimental ones just to see how it works, but I don't want these to be saved. I also just realized that I'm going to be at a competitive disadvantage because I have to put away the cell phone once I start the run and then take it out again to stop it. That's going to add precious seconds to my times!
Yes, after they are uploaded you can go back to the run/ride details page and delete it from there. When I first uploaded the contents of my Garmin watch it picked up a bunch of runs as well as the bike rides. I did not delete them, but rather I locked them so that I am the only one that can view them. All my MTB rides are public though
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #24638
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There are a couple of wankers in my area who are always vying for KOM on a particular hill climb. Only seconds separate them. I think I'm going to rig up something so I can haul my cell phone up that hill faster than anyone can ride it, just to ruin their records.
One of those potato guns perhaps....
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #24639
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I've a Strava question as well. The entire length of our local MTB trail is a segment. Not a problem really, except that when I only complete a part of it and pull off early, it still counts the time as the whole segment. For example, my personal best according to Strava is a 5.1 mile ride, when the total length is somewhat over 6 miles. So of course the shorter ride didn't take as long.

Granted, in a few weeks I hope that the entire route is faster than what the partial was, but then what if I only do part of it in the future? Anyway, seems like an odd quirk
That's a phone-based GPS issue. Quite a few posts about it on various tracking software forums. Phone GPS antennae and software aren't at the same level as a dedicated GPS unit's. (Comparing two rides/runs taken with a phone and a Garmin running at the same time will show pretty different tracks. The phone will be a smoother line, but, in general, the GPS will have a more accurate display due to better reception, higher sampling and better algorithmic accuracy.)
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #24640
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Anybody seen this?

http://www.cerevellum.com/hindsight.aspx

I really don't need another gadget and it's too bad that there's so much stuff going on inside that thing. A tiny cam, built into the tail flasher with a shock sensor and a 5min loop recording would be enough. Have it turn on/off when you activate the flasher, then turn off and preserve the footage if the shock sensor detects a hit. No need for all the frippery. (ANT+ compatibility, video display, etc.)
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #24641
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Did it!

Woohooo! Just uploaded my first Strava run. I walked across the office parking lot at an average speed of 3.4 mph, achieving a top speed of 3.7 mph.

http://app.strava.com/rides/16098335

Beat that, you fuckers!
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:32 AM   #24642
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That's a phone-based GPS issue. Quite a few posts about it on various tracking software forums. Phone GPS antennae and software aren't at the same level as a dedicated GPS unit's. (Comparing two rides/runs taken with a phone and a Garmin running at the same time will show pretty different tracks. The phone will be a smoother line, but, in general, the GPS will have a more accurate display due to better reception, higher sampling and better algorithmic accuracy.)
That was with a Garmin The problem is, one day I only did part of the trail, the next ride I did the whole trail. The Strava segment is the whole trail. Strava says my partial lap is the fastest full lap that I have ridden. For some reason, I guess since I rode most of the trail on the partial day, Strava is thinking I rode the entire trail. Even though the partial ride was 5.1 miles, and the full was 6.2 miles. The data from Garmin is correct, the interpretation by Strava is not in this case.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #24643
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Does Strava allow you to delete runs that you don't want saved? I'm going to do some experimental ones just to see how it works, but I don't want these to be saved. I also just realized that I'm going to be at a competitive disadvantage because I have to put away the cell phone once I start the run and then take it out again to stop it. That's going to add precious seconds to my times!
No worries, the app is pretty intelligent. It tracks moving time and stopped time, and uses some kind of magic to figure out average speed. I have forgot to sip the app when i got hone before, and it showed the ride time a very close to a typical ride once i finally hit the finish button.
I have noticed it on my phone immediately after a ride that some of the data is way off, even when initially uploaded it may show errors, like i managed to drop to sea level and then back up to the real elevation within a quarter mile giving my total elevation gain an extra 1000 feet. But within a few hours, it is showing a corrected, believable figure.
Now last nights ride, it managed to cut me off right in the middle of one achievement, and show i rode cross country and reconnected my course right after the start of the next, not giving me any data for either one.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:05 PM   #24644
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That was with a Garmin The problem is, one day I only did part of the trail, the next ride I did the whole trail. The Strava segment is the whole trail. Strava says my partial lap is the fastest full lap that I have ridden. For some reason, I guess since I rode most of the trail on the partial day, Strava is thinking I rode the entire trail. Even though the partial ride was 5.1 miles, and the full was 6.2 miles. The data from Garmin is correct, the interpretation by Strava is not in this case.
Ah, I misunderstood. Yep, the partial segment thing is also a glitch. I've seen that on some of my rides as well. (I'll get a time for an entire lap of a nearby park when I know that I only rode about 1/3 of the way. It doesn't seem to just hand out a KOM for that partial, though. )
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #24645
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What size did you end up with?
I went with the 23. I like the way they look.
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