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I thought I knew all there was to know about Strava - then found the goal section. Ooh, what better way to use that as a motivation, together with all your excellent previous advice on climbing for the 'larger-than-life' cyclist!

Blog post and video of riding the target hill herewith..

http://www.suffolkcycling.com/cycling/cycling-up-hills-faster-strava/

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Daveyraveygravey [424 posts] 1 year ago
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I won't mention the "100 Climbs" club then...  19http://www.strava.com/clubs/52733

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Suffolk Cycling [65 posts] 1 year ago
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Daveyraveygravey wrote:

I won't mention the "100 Climbs" club then...  19http://www.strava.com/clubs/52733

Oh, Jeez. Kill me now!

Mind you, wiped four seconds off the hill segment today, so only another 23 seconds to lose!

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Colin Peyresourde [1724 posts] 1 year ago
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There's probably someone on here who can give you a watts and/or weight calculation which will determine how you can achieve that....and probably some rotter that will pinch the KOM off you before you know it.

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Daveyraveygravey [424 posts] 1 year ago
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Suffolk Cycling wrote:
Daveyraveygravey wrote:

I won't mention the "100 Climbs" club then...  19http://www.strava.com/clubs/52733

Oh, Jeez. Kill me now!

Mind you, wiped four seconds off the hill segment today, so only another 23 seconds to lose!

Sounds like you already got the bug!
I love it because it's never ending. I'm trying to do the 14 in the SE and have done the 9 that are close-ish. Planning a long day out with the bike in the car to get the other 5 but even while typing this some bugger has probably bettered my time on one of the hills!

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wellcoordinated [209 posts] 1 year ago
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What is the point of the 100 climbs club? As far as I can see its just a group on Strava. It doesn't have anything to do with climbs and not 100 of them - Am I wrong?

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SideBurn [890 posts] 1 year ago
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wellcoordinated wrote:

What is the point of the 100 climbs club? As far as I can see its just a group on Strava. It doesn't have anything to do with climbs and not 100 of them - Am I wrong?

Dunno.. but I joined anyway... Am I wrong  24

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Suffolk Cycling [65 posts] 1 year ago
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I joined, and feel better just by doing so!

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DrJDog [341 posts] 1 year ago
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I joined, too - going out to do Leith Hill and White Down tomorrow  17

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Daveyraveygravey [424 posts] 1 year ago
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wellcoordinated wrote:

What is the point of the 100 climbs club? As far as I can see its just a group on Strava. It doesn't have anything to do with climbs and not 100 of them - Am I wrong?

I think this is how it works, but I could be wrong, so feel free to correct me. At the top of the page just above the leaderboard is a link to Veloviewer, which is a website that tracks your progress on Strava segments. You have to join Veloviewer too, and there is a 100 Climbs page or section on there. You get a point for climbing each "Official" segment of the climb, and then the fastest man gets 100 bonus points, down to the 100th fastest getting a single bonus point. The 100 Climbs are broken down into regions so you can focus on the ones you can get to easily. The more popular the climb (or the more riders that go up it, I should say) the harder it is to rank well. eg Boxhill I'm 292nd (along with 4 others with the exact same time) but Steyning Bostal I'm 29th. If you go out in the morning and ride 4 of them well you leap up the leaderboard, but by the end of the day you can slip back down again.

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Suffolk Cycling [65 posts] 1 year ago
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Bumping thread with the sad news that I missed the Strava goal... by two measly seconds  20

Previous best on Playford hill was 3:12 and I gave myself a month to crack 2:45. I hit 2:49 and 2:47 but just missed out on the required 2:45. Still, pleased with the improvement and will crack it no doubt in the next few months.

Meanwhile, while reviewing Strava I found I had climbed more than the height of Mount Everest this year, which is quite the achievement in Suffolk for a chubster like me. Wrote about it here, for anyone interested:

http://www.suffolkcycling.com/cycling/climbed-mount-everest-road-bike/