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May 2019 100+ Miles/Kilometers Thread - Let The Sweating Begin!

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May 2019 100+ Miles/Kilometers Thread - Let The Sweating Begin!

Old 05-15-19, 11:17 AM
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Strava works well, I used it for quite a while, but I recently switched to MapMyRide and I like it better. The display is more customizable, and it'll take the heart rate from my apple watch, which Strava won't do. Even the paid Strava won't synch with the watch, while the free version of MapMyRide will. Really it all comes down to what metrics you want to track - I'm a bit of a metrics junkie .
I had the same issue with my Apple watch, both Series 3 and 4. My son-in-law, on the other hand is somehow getting heart rate data into Strava through his Apple Watch (he doesn't have a ride computer). I believe this is because he uses the Strava app on the watch and starts his rides there instead of the iPhone. I never tried that because you can't use Strava's tracking feature when you start the workout from the watch.

I'm now using a Wahoo heart rate strap which works fine.

It's frustrating and it seems like both would be easy for Strava to fix. And it's not like folks aren't requesting these features.


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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
I had the same issue with my Apple watch, both Series 3 and 4. My son-in-law, on the other hand is somehow getting heart rate data into Strava through his Apple Watch (he doesn't have a ride computer). I believe this is because he uses the Strava app on the watch and starts his rides there instead of the iPhone. I never tried that because you can't use Strava's tracking feature when you start the workout from the watch.

I'm now using a Wahoo heart rate strap which works fine.

It's frustrating and it seems like both would be easy for Strava to fix. And it's not like folks aren't requesting these features.


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Yup, Strava will work on JUST the watch. I like my phone on the handlebars so I can get all my info at a glance, and Strava won't do that. The Strava official support forums are filled with complaints about that, along with people cancelling their premium memberships...and it goes back several years. Strava's only response is consistently "we'll ask our development team to look into it".
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5/3 - 31.36 - I have now been able to ride 30+ miles in under 2 hours. Getting better every ride.
5/5 - 9.44 - wife came out for an early morning ride.
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What about Cyclemeter? I have tried that and it works pretty well but it appears the heart rate features just sync with the IPhone and is not a metric within the app. Unless I am missing something.
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05/06 - 12.9 miles
05/07 - 37.1 miles
05/09 - 51.6 miles
05/12 - 34.1 miles
05/13 - 12.1 miles
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05/15 - 14.2 miles
05/16 - 16.4 miles

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One of the side affects of getting in better shape is that your blood pressure medication can become too high of a dose leading to dizziness. I was suppose to ride Wednesday too, but my dizziness had me staying home from work and avoiding even walking. I found that if I bring my blood pressure up I feel much better, so I just hop in the car and drive to work. That 45 min drive really brings my blood pressure up.

May 1 - 19.8
May 4 - 41.6
May 6 - 19.8
May 7 - 19.8
May 10 - 19.8
May 11 - 41.6
May 13 - 19.8
May 16 - 19.8

MTD - 202 miles
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Old 05-17-19, 08:14 AM
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05/07 - 37.1 miles
05/09 - 51.6 miles
05/12 - 34.1 miles
05/13 - 12.1 miles
05/14 - 52.2 miles
05/15 - 14.2 miles
05/16 - 16.4 miles
05/17 - 22.4 miles

MTD: 344.5 miles
GOAL: 700 miles

Not sure I'll make my goal this month. I'm already a little behind schedule, and I've been dealing with some fatigue I haven't previously experienced. Not sure what's up with that.

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May goal 200 minimum

May 1 8.13 in stupid wind
May 2 10.55
May 4 10.55
May 5 10.47
May 6 10.53
May 7 10.5
May 9 10.55
May 10 10.65
May 11 10.62
May 12 3.37 started raining right after I started and was cold and miserable, went home
May 13 10.55
May 14 10.52
May 15 10.67 51st Birthday Ride
May 16 8.15
May 17 10.73

May so far: 146.54
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5/2 - 20.4 (More flat issues, figured it out)
5/4 - 23.2
5/5 - 61 (LSC group ride)
5/10 - 20 (Back on the Tarmac with a new fork)
5/11 - 20 (Finally killed my road shoes permanently)
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5/15 - 27.2 (Climbs)
5/17 - 30.6 (Climbs, new shoes)


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Vertical MTD - 13,170 ft
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On my Garmin vivoactive HR watch, it has a setting to broadcast HR during activities. I wonder if the Apple watch has something similar.
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Old 05-18-19, 09:39 AM
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On my Garmin vivoactive HR watch, it has a setting to broadcast HR during activities. I wonder if the Apple watch has something similar.
The Apple watch will broadcast to some apps, like MapMyRide, so I can view my heart rate on my phone. Strava just doesn't integrate with it - I believe the issue is on Strava's end, not the watch.
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May 1 8.13 in stupid wind
May 2 10.55
May 4 10.55
May 5 10.47
May 6 10.53
May 7 10.5
May 9 10.55
May 10 10.65
May 11 10.62
May 12 3.37 started raining right after I started and was cold and miserable, went home
May 13 10.55
May 14 10.52
May 15 10.67 51st Birthday Ride
May 16 8.15
May 17 10.73
May 18 10.6

May so far: 157.14
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5/10 - 20.9
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05/12 - 34.1 miles
05/13 - 12.1 miles
05/14 - 52.2 miles
05/15 - 14.2 miles
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05/17 - 22.4 miles
05/20 - 26.4 miles

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94 loaded touring miles this weekend with 5,332' of climbing.
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94 loaded touring miles this weekend with 5,332' of climbing.
Very nice! To get that much climbing here I'd have to find a "hill" and just repeat it...about 100 times.


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Very nice! To get that much climbing here I'd have to find a "hill" and just repeat it...about 100 times.


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After a 9 mile warmup and then a stop for supplies this is the final 46 miles of the second day of my June tour:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30006761?beta=false

Fifteen of the sixteen miles of that climb are dirt. 3,200'+ of altitude gain. The descent, which starts at the ID border, is paved. Since the nearest "town" is another 9 mile beyond my campground I am going to have to bring snacks, lunch, dinner and next day's breakfast supplies, along with extra water to get me to the campground. I have been told the ID side is quite scenic and pretty much deserted at the time of year I will be there.
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After a 9 mile warmup and then a stop for supplies this is the final 46 miles of the second day of my June tour:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30006761?beta=false

Fifteen of the sixteen miles of that climb are dirt. 3,200'+ of altitude gain. The descent, which starts at the ID border, is paved. Since the nearest "town" is another 9 mile beyond my campground I am going to have to bring snacks, lunch, dinner and next day's breakfast supplies, along with extra water to get me to the campground. I have been told the ID side is quite scenic and pretty much deserted at the time of year I will be there.
That all sounds...perfect! And an absolutely beautiful part of the country. Color me green with envy!

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May 1 8.13 in stupid wind
May 2 10.55
May 4 10.55
May 5 10.47
May 6 10.53
May 7 10.5
May 9 10.55
May 10 10.65
May 11 10.62
May 12 3.37 started raining right after I started and was cold and miserable, went home
May 13 10.55
May 14 10.52
May 15 10.67 51st Birthday Ride
May 16 8.15
May 17 10.73
May 18 10.6
May 19 7.38
May 20 10.59

May so far: 175.11
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With our terrible weather here we had over the weekend we turned our bikes over to the LBS. They fast tracked us and got us riding on Monday again. Saturday we checked out a new bike for my wife, which she loved. She now owns a 2018 Trek Domane SL5.

May 1 - 19.8
May 4 - 41.6
May 6 - 19.8
May 7 - 19.8
May 10 - 19.8
May 11 - 41.6
May 13 - 19.8
May 16 - 19.8
May 20 - 19.8

MTD - 221.8 miles
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5/4 - 23.2
5/5 - 61 (LSC group ride)
5/10 - 20 (Back on the Tarmac with a new fork)
5/11 - 20 (Finally killed my road shoes permanently)
5/12 - 47.9
5/15 - 27.2 (Climbs)
5/17 - 30.6 (Climbs, new shoes)
5/19 - 54 (Group ride)
5/21 - 31.5 (Blowout flat, time for new tires)

MTD - 358.5
Vertical MTD - 17,684 ft
Goal - 500 (Unless work gets busy, which would be great)
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05/09 - 51.6 miles
05/12 - 34.1 miles
05/13 - 12.1 miles
05/14 - 52.2 miles
05/15 - 14.2 miles
05/16 - 16.4 miles
05/17 - 22.4 miles
05/20 - 26.4 miles
05/22 - 28.4 miles

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May 2 10.55
May 4 10.55
May 5 10.47
May 6 10.53
May 7 10.5
May 9 10.55
May 10 10.65
May 11 10.62
May 12 3.37 started raining right after I started and was cold and miserable, went home
May 13 10.55
May 14 10.52
May 15 10.67 51st Birthday Ride
May 16 8.15
May 17 10.73
May 18 10.6
May 19 7.38
May 20 10.59
May 21 10.66
May 22 8.52 with ridiculous headwinds

May so far: 194.29
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May 11 - 3.29 miles
May 13 - 4.24 miles
May 14 - 6.72 miles
May 15 - 8.98 miles
May 17 - 5.59 miles
May 18 - 8.69 miles

MTD - 44.68 miles
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I've been slacking recently, I will beef up my rides later this week!
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