|OT: new strava challenge||Faye||10/10/12 4:15 PM|
This is the perfect challenge for sf2g peeps- with commuting, you already log a ton of hours, and then the prize could not be more appropriate- a custome beer stein :)
as an off-topic of my already off-topic thread, here is the coolest story of a strava athlete who lost 300 pounds and just did his first Cx race:
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Peter Chang||10/10/12 4:20 PM|
2012/10/10 faye steiner <faye.s...@gmail.com>:
> This is the perfect challenge for sf2g peeps- with commuting, you alreadyis that 60hrs rolling time? those stoplights add up :-)
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||dmw...@gmail.com||10/10/12 4:30 PM|
60 hours in 21 days. that seems like a challenge mostly for pfc..
even in the month i rode the most this year (which includes a week i took off of work to ride to la - alc), i only managed 53 hours in the saddle.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Peter Colijn||10/10/12 4:37 PM|
I did 79 hours in bike to work month, but that was commuting every day
+ at least 20 miles a day on weekends. And the rolling time question
is a good one; stop lights are easily 10-20 minutes on bayway.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||David Goldsmith||10/10/12 4:41 PM|
I'm doing a century on 10/20 (Foxy's out of Davis) to get started on
this. Will be away the following weekend, so virtually no chance of
finishing the challenge :-)
Anyone else coming to Davis?
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Patrick Kitto||10/10/12 4:44 PM|
Turning strava on for commutes to/from the train station will help with an additional 15-25 minutes a day
CX warm ups and cool downs too. thats an extra 2 hours a week there.
Mix in a couple HMBWs and we are in the money. er, free stein i mean.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Peter Chang||10/10/12 4:45 PM|
2012/10/10 Darrin Ward <dmw...@gmail.com>:
> even in the month i rode the most this year (which includes a week i tookthat's why i asked how hours were counted since most of the commute
miles include a reasonable chunk of waiting but you don't want to
encourage 'padding' of rides.
strava says my bike to work month was 114 hours so it seems doable w/o
scrosby's description of 'monk-like devotion to bike commutng'.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Peter Chang||10/10/12 4:46 PM|
2012/10/10 Patrick Kitto <patric...@gmail.com>:
> CX warm ups and cool downs too. thats an extra 2 hours a week there.good point. weird miles are still miles (or hours).
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Brooks Sizemore||10/10/12 4:46 PM|
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Peter Colijn||10/10/12 4:49 PM|
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM, Brooks Sizemore <bro...@darg.net> wrote:Hmm. That seems to leave it open to padding and seems a bit weird,
encouraging nice lengthy breaks at the waterstop for example. On the
plus side, maybe I'll stop cursing the lights so much...
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Judd||10/10/12 4:59 PM|
What luck, I'm going on a 15 hour ride tomorrow! Ride to work, take a quick 8-10 hour break at my desk, then finish off with a ride to the train station...
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||David Goldsmith||10/10/12 5:01 PM|
You could add a couple of hours to that if you waited until the train came before stopping your GPS.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Peter Chang||10/10/12 5:01 PM|
2012/10/10 Judd Blair <judd...@gmail.com>:
> What luck, I'm going on a 15 hour ride tomorrow!dude, it starts on the 20th. you're going to waste your ride :-)
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Judd||10/10/12 5:04 PM|
Dammit, and it was going to be epic!
Oh well, might have to do one again after the 20th... http://www.arcasolutions.com.br/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/bike-troll-face.jpg
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Peter Chang <d...@google.com> wrote:
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Ramesh G||10/10/12 5:07 PM|
I have already joined this Strava challenge :)
I can't commute everyday due to some work commitments but I have planned for two long distance commute rides on a weekly basis. Plus three consecutive mellow century rides (~8 hours) on all three weekends which roughly gives 20 hours of elapsed time per week to finish the challenge.
I find these Strava challenges & the leader boards to be quite motivating to get on my bike everyday but the prizes given for those who completes the challenge are not so motivating. For the previous 20,000+ feet of climbing challenge that we had to complete in a week, a small piece of badge stating that you have completed the challenge was awarded. hmmm.... I don't know ;)
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Carlin Eng||10/10/12 5:07 PM|
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Peter Chang||10/10/12 5:20 PM|
2012/10/10 Ramesh <rames...@gmail.com>:
>it's for the glory! someone did post hoc stickers for the nuun thing
so i think you're just doing the wrong challenges :-)
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Faye||10/10/12 5:26 PM|
+1 to PfC
It's for the internal satisfaction, sillies :)
Though I thought beer steins would be fitting for sf2g folk.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Ramesh G||10/10/12 6:18 PM|
lolz! I am still in & I was jus' kidding about the finisher prizes. I *love* these challenges & I am definitely completing this one!! I want those beer steins from you Faye :)
10 more days to go for some intense bike action...
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||thorpej||10/10/12 8:26 PM|
PEDAL FOR GLORY! NOTHING[*] ELSE MATTERS!
[*] Beer, burritos, and pastry not included.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Eric A||10/10/12 8:44 PM|
When you're pro, you're allowed to be motivated by the actual prizes.
Mere mortals like us must be satisfied with our little manufactured glories.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Rob||10/11/12 10:52 AM|
yeah. 20 hours / week is intense. strava says I'm averaging 17:30 / week but picking up an extra 2:30 just doesn't seem worth it. I am passing on this one. Hell, I rode 1,400 miles in sept and didn't have one week over 20 hours.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Lina Martensson||10/11/12 10:54 AM|
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Rob||10/11/12 11:10 AM|
gotta keep my avg speed for the year > 18 mph. i am really looking forward to 2013.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Peter Chang||10/11/12 11:14 AM|
2012/10/11 Rob <rob...@manchero.org>:
> gotta keep my avg speed for the year > 18 mph.nice!
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Maciek Wojciechowski||10/12/12 9:56 AM|
On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Rob <rob...@manchero.org> wrote:gotta keep my avg speed for the year > 18 mph. i am really looking forward to 2013.
Now you're making me feel guilty for slowing you down a few times...
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Ryan Anderson||10/12/12 10:06 AM|
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Maciek WojciechowskiWhy?
That just meant he had an excuse to go extra fast another time.
|Re: OT: new strava challenge||Daniel D.||10/16/12 12:54 PM|
Dang you got me all excited :p. Turns out the challenge won't be as easy as hoped "You have from October 20 to November 10 to complete 60 hours of cycling (as measured by ‘Time’ on the Site). "Time" heading on strava is for moving time. time."http://app.strava.com/challenges/cannondale-oktoberfest-with-tim-johnson#rules