first road ride with strava..

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elderone
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first road ride with strava..

Postby elderone » Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:44 pm

Went out for a first proper ride since accident and was a very tough ride as legs felt like lead very quickly.
Managed 21.9 miles over undulating terrain so happy with that even if pace was slower than used to be and effort was harder.
Now I used strava for the first time and it all seemed to work ok and upload fine,but i dont understand the data.
Says my highest climb was 96ft when on the graph there is obvious climbs of over 300ft,so what does that mean?
the rest of the ride is pretty much same as bike comp stats so can any one explain how the elevation and climbing works.Also graph shows no straight level bits which is also accurate on my route.
cheers.
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Re: first road ride with strava..

Postby pinarellokid » Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:57 pm

the accuracy is never the best. all depends on the phone gps used to collect data. even then its never truly great.
good fun though Strava , got me addicted at the minute
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Re: first road ride with strava..

Postby cougie » Wed Nov 21, 2012 17:57 pm

Altitude can be a bit dodgy with GPS but the rest of it (blips aside) is usually OK. Your graph seems to show a max height of over 600 feet though ? Not 96 feet ?

Nice place to cycle - I particularly like Ellesmere.

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Re: first road ride with strava..

Postby duckson » Wed Nov 21, 2012 18:15 pm

The biggest climb on any existing segment on your route is 96ft. Looks like there is some parts that go higher but these have no segments created.

If you use Explore in Strava you can see other segments around your location or where you want to ride, you can also create new segments.
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Re: first road ride with strava..

Postby elderone » Wed Nov 21, 2012 19:11 pm

duckson wrote:The biggest climb on any existing segment on your route is 96ft. Looks like there is some parts that go higher but these have no segments created.

If you use Explore in Strava you can see other segments around your location or where you want to ride, you can also create new segments.

thats makes sense now,but the highest climb on the graph is about 320 ft but its a long climb.
how do i create segments for that route then.
cheers
Ok now found it on utube...
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Re: first road ride with strava..

Postby elderone » Wed Nov 21, 2012 19:17 pm

tks for replies guys,the gps is not far off as my house sits at 600ft and strava was pretty much ok on that.
Ellesmere is nice,i ride there sometimes as its a good 20 odd mile round trip from here.
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Re: first road ride with strava..

Postby barrowmatt » Fri Nov 30, 2012 18:55 pm

elderone wrote:Says my highest climb was 96ft when on the graph there is obvious climbs of over 300ft,so what does that mean?


It means GPS altitudes should be ignored :lol:

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Re: first road ride with strava..

Postby Herbsman » Sun Dec 02, 2012 21:33 pm

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Re: first road ride with strava..

Postby FlacVest » Mon Dec 03, 2012 00:26 am

I've found that sometimes, immediate gps data was wrong, but it updates itself later on, giving the correct value within 30 minutes.

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Re: first road ride with strava..

Postby ILM Zero7 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 07:48 am

Strava altitudes never work very well - almost seem to work on pressure variations - all my circular early am rides come out as net downhill
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