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Old 05-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #28486
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Sounds like dick waving to me.
Now, did I say I posted it on Strava....I could give a shit what someone else could do the same route in but then, I'm not some form of pseudo-racer now am I....
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:00 PM   #28487
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Now, did I say I posted it on Strava....I could give a shit what someone else could do the same route in but then, I'm not some form of pseudo-racer now am I....
Nope. Just a dick waver.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #28488
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Nope. Just a dick waver.
Right, because everyone in this thread is super impressed with my sad little effort...and I could give a shit about that, I was impressed with my effort and I certainly don't feel the need to publish my MapMyRide workout as proof...unlike some....
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #28489
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My ride report of the Texas Rando Stampede 1200 is available. Thanks!
Very well done! I miss my Texas roots and can't wait to return later this year.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #28490
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Right, because everyone in this thread is super impressed with my sad little effort...and I could give a shit about that, I was impressed with my effort and I certainly don't feel the need to publish my MapMyRide workout as proof...unlike some....
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:35 PM   #28491
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Here we go again - reason why I deleted my post.

Got out again last night, I was dying and took a few minutes to just hang out in the woods and look around a bit while recovering. Damn I love this sport, almost more than moto.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #28492
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Here we go again - reason why I deleted my post.

Got out again last night, I was dying and took a few minutes to just hang out in the woods and look around a bit while recovering. Damn I love this sport, almost more than moto.
That's the best part, being part of what's going on around you, instead of roaring by at 70 mph. I've been on two 200+ mile bicycle trips to VT the last 2 summers, and seeing it bicycle speed is a whole different experience. I can't wait to do it again this year!
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:03 PM   #28493
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That's another one of my criticisms concerning Strava. After a ride, I always click on the 'Performance' tab to see fast or slow I went in certain sections. A green line represents the elevation changes for that particular segment. You would think that this line would look the same no matter who rode that particular segment, but it doesn't! There are in fact HUGE differences visible when comparing the shapes of the elevation curves. Some of them don't remotely resemble the section of road they're supposed to represent. I've mentioned this to other Strava users, but I've never heard an explanation for it.
If you're using something like a Garmin Edge series, then elevation is sensed via an altimeter. Changes in barometric pressure due to atmospheric conditions will cause errors in elevation tracking. I did a ride through a series of thunderstorms last month, and the uploaded elevation profile bore absolutely no resemblance to reality. You can enable elevation correction if this is the case. If you're using the Strava iPhone or Droid app, I dunno what to tell you.

Here's a link to Strava's knowledge base that explains it better: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/2...-your-activity
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #28494
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If you're using something like a Garmin Edge series, then elevation is sensed via an altimeter. Changes in barometric pressure due to atmospheric conditions will cause errors in elevation tracking. I did a ride through a series of thunderstorms last month, and the uploaded elevation profile bore absolutely no resemblance to reality. You can enable elevation correction if this is the case. If you're using the Strava iPhone or Droid app, I dunno what to tell you.

Here's a link to Strava's knowledge base that explains it better: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/2...-your-activity
I'm using a Garmin Edge 800, so hopefully that correction will work.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #28495
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That's another one of my criticisms concerning Strava. After a ride, I always click on the 'Performance' tab to see fast or slow I went in certain sections. A green line represents the elevation changes for that particular segment. You would think that this line would look the same no matter who rode that particular segment, but it doesn't! There are in fact HUGE differences visible when comparing the shapes of the elevation curves. Some of them don't remotely resemble the section of road they're supposed to represent. I've mentioned this to other Strava users, but I've never heard an explanation for it.
Compression. You can't have the ride laid out as long as it should be on the computer screen.

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Old 05-08-2013, 06:37 PM   #28496
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Where Strava gets it wrong is on tight, twisty mountain bike trails, especially where two different trails run close together. In conditions like that, it sometimes confuses one trail with another. I have on rare occasions gotten credit for segments I did not ride, while not getting credit for segments I did ride. I have also noticed that when taking shortcuts on a trail, Strava will still give me credit for having ridden every inch of it.
This bugs me as well. For instance, last night I got out for a ride and actually had my fastest time ever on the local trail My Garmin measured every inch of the trail (as accurate as GPS can be anyway) and like you said my total distance was the exact same as it always is. However, Strava only gave me credit for one out of four sections and did not register that I rode the entire trail. The section it gave me credit for, it only used my elapsed time for about half of the segment So, I shot up the leader-board thingy, but its all a rouse. That said, my total time was faster than ever, and this was without many workouts lately due to a multitude of reasons, so I am happy.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #28497
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Compression. You can't have the ride laid out as long as it should be on the computer screen.

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No, he's right on this one. A segment is not always the same length for whatever reason. I have ridden several half segments on the local trails, and get credit for the whole thing using my time for a fraction of the trail as my time for the whole trail. I have seen no explanations either on the Strava site or elsewhere.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #28498
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PM is no more that a lie detector I've added to my bike. It keeps me honest when my mind is telling me I'm going hard, and it's saying "you're being a pussy".
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:16 PM   #28499
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PM is no more that a lie detector I've added to my bike. It keeps me honest when my mind is telling me I'm going hard, and it's saying "you're being a pussy".
Honest question... How is that different from heart rate?

Although, I suppose you could shift up a few gears and really mash. That would increase the power you put down, but with fewer revolutions at the crank. Is that more what the power meters are measuring?
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #28500
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Honest question... How is that different from heart rate?

Although, I suppose you could shift up a few gears and really mash. That would increase the power you put down, but with fewer revolutions at the crank. Is that more what the power meters are measuring?
Check this link....

http://www.joefrielsblog.com/2012/01...wer-meter.html

This section really applied to my worst day on the brevet...it's exactly how I conserved energy and finished that day:
Using a power meter in a long steady-state race such as a triathlon or long time trial is almost like cheating. When everyone else is fighting a head wind, excitedly going too fast down wind or guessing how hard to push when going up hill, the athlete with a power meter is just rolling along at the prescribed power. He or she will produce the fastest possible ride given the conditions so long as the optimal target power has been determined through training and observed closely during the race. While something similar can be done with heart rate there are some confounding factors such as the excitement of a race, cardiac drift, the acute effect of diet and the slow response of pulse on hills, accelerating out of corners or when passing others.
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