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Old 06-17-2013, 01:39 PM   #29371
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Naw, it's like on "Top Gear" the time gets labelled "WET".

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besides, all that wet stuff will mess up your strava times
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:47 PM   #29372
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Hey, k7. It looks like a group of your fellow crazies will be up in my neck of the woods this weekend.
http://www.davisenterprise.com/sport...in-the-making/
One of the local Olde Phartes will be participating. Go Charlie! Funny thing is, he looks to be perfectly sane when you talk to him...
Well, looks can be deceiving. I know a few people in this year's GRR - it should be an outstanding event.

Who remembers this line from a relatively famous cycling movie?

"He was as normal as pumpkin pie and now look at him. His poor parents."
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #29373
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I used to run into the author of that while riding around Denver. A few time at Washington Park and once out by Chatfield.


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Well, looks can be deceiving. I know a few people in this year's GRR - it should be an outstanding event.

Who remembers this line from a relatively famous cycling movie?

"He was as normal as pumpkin pie and now look at him. His poor parents."
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #29374
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:26 AM   #29375
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woohoo

hot - check (feels like was 98) humid -check 69%

but after waiting three + weeks my new wheelset arrived. Swapped the cassette over and did a 25 mile shake down ride yesterday afternoon. No issues , wheels rolled very nicely ! Love having the sram cassette back in the mix, drivetrain is silent and shifting is crisp once again. Sorry no strava I am not a member.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:33 AM   #29376
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Sorry no strava I am not a member.

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Old 06-18-2013, 05:45 AM   #29377
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hot - check (feels like was 98) humid -check 69%

but after waiting three + weeks my new wheelset arrived. Swapped the cassette over and did a 25 mile shake down ride yesterday afternoon. No issues , wheels rolled very nicely ! Love having the sram cassette back in the mix, drivetrain is silent and shifting is crisp once again. Sorry no strava I am not a member.
No dick waving for you huh....
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:03 AM   #29378
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nope at this point I ride to maintain sanity and some semblance of physical fitness.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:16 AM   #29379
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wasn't meant as a dig at you man. Everyone is posting their strava routes , I do not have that ability. Or I probably do, just have never been to stravas website. I could take a picture of my garmin showing miles, time and my sweat but who wants to see that ?
I already attempted to upload my garmin rides to ifit for historical reference but ifit couldn't see my rides.?
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:55 AM   #29380
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wasn't meant as a dig at you man. Everyone is posting their strava routes , I do not have that ability. Or I probably do, just have never been to stravas website. I could take a picture of my garmin showing miles, time and my sweat but who wants to see that ?
I already attempted to upload my garmin rides to ifit for historical reference but ifit couldn't see my rides.?
Just kidding zippy. Strava is just a convenient training tool. I used to track my performance on sheets of paper. Strava's software makes that task effortless, and it gives me lots of additional data that a speedometer, odometer, and stop watch can't provide.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:23 AM   #29381
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Awesome! Talk about mad skills.

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:47 AM   #29382
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Just kidding zippy. Strava is just a convenient training tool. I used to track my performance on sheets of paper. Strava's software makes that task effortless, and it gives me lots of additional data that a speedometer, odometer, and stop watch can't provide.
Pretty much. It's helpful for motivation on regular routes you struggle on. There's a little bump on my way home that's like 10%+. It's only a couple hundred yards, but when I hit that thing, I start thinking that I should dump everything and try to set a new personal record on it.

Over time, I've been able to see my avg. speed go up, heart rate go down and elapsed time drop. It's super motivational and is a great way to keep me motivated.

Since I ride mostly longer rides these days, Strava also helps me understand that I'm not really all that far behind the "fast team" in my group. I also like to link my Instagram with Strava, so if I take pictures of my team mates on a ride, those photos actually show up with the ride infor in Strava. Kinda cool.

I also like to follow some of the pros that are on there and see how they train. It's kind of cool to get insight into how fast they are and how much time they invest in riding.

YMMV, of course, but those are the things that have kept me on Strava and actually convinced me to cough up the money for premium.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:13 AM   #29383
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Pretty much. It's helpful for motivation on regular routes you struggle on. There's a little bump on my way home that's like 10%+. It's only a couple hundred yards, but when I hit that thing, I start thinking that I should dump everything and try to set a new personal record on it.

Over time, I've been able to see my avg. speed go up, heart rate go down and elapsed time drop. It's super motivational and is a great way to keep me motivated.

Since I ride mostly longer rides these days, Strava also helps me understand that I'm not really all that far behind the "fast team" in my group. I also like to link my Instagram with Strava, so if I take pictures of my team mates on a ride, those photos actually show up with the ride infor in Strava. Kinda cool.

I also like to follow some of the pros that are on there and see how they train. It's kind of cool to get insight into how fast they are and how much time they invest in riding.

YMMV, of course, but those are the things that have kept me on Strava and actually convinced me to cough up the money for premium.
There has been a lot of criticism aimed at Strava and Strava users for it's competitive element, but for me, this has been nothing but positive. At 52, I'm one of the oldest riders on the trails, and it gratifying to see that my times compare pretty well to all the local racers who are 30 years younger and 30 pounds lighter than I am. I was and still am very suspicious about how KOM's are achieved, but there's no question that seeing my name climb to the top of the leader boards has motivated me to train much harder than I ever would have, even if it's just to shave off 1 second to win the coveted crown.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #29384
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If Strava helps track your progress, thats a good thing. I use Garmin Connect mostly, but prertty much use it to post my routes/miles on here...:
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:33 AM   #29385
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I used to like tracking my commutes because I kept getting faster. Eventually I was getting worn out so started taking it easier, and now I'm just getting slower and slower
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