I updated my GPS heatmap on Strava. They only do for Cycling OR Running, but nothing else, nor a combined map. *sigh*

So, my walks that had GPS were converted to runs. Some had a little running. It zooms way out, because most of it was in the Bahamas, but there’s a little blob on the trail behind my house. I also have non-GPS chunks at a couple campsites, and in Argyle, but they’re not on any maps.

Anyway, here they are:
Cycling: http://www.strava.com/athletes/2411233/heatmaps/755521fe

Running: http://www.strava.com/athletes/2411233/heatmaps/58a361f3

Strava Connect?

I accidentally deleted my upload bookmarks, because in Chrome, “T” means new tab in one context, but delete in the bookmarks context. Really stupid. As in ridiculously stupid. As in, how does the product manager remember to breathe, or not to eat their own faeces, stupid.

Anyway, this precipitated me finding the Strava (strive!) upload link, which now recommends linking to Garmin Connect. Now, Garmin Express magically uploads to all of the places I care about.

On the flip side, it’ll sync before I put in any details about the ride… Meh. Whatever.

Looks like power, hrm, timing, and laps all made it over.

2014-02-01 Cartwright Ride Incomplete

Ride was 38.5 miles, but I forgot to turn on my GPS, and lost 14.5 miles after lunch. Runkeeper’s route/map editing helped me fix this.

MapMyRide, Garmin and Strava don’t really let me fix this, and show a big teleport in the route, even if I pick a different route.

Also, I had to correct my power use. Unrelated to the shortened GPS track, Strava reports only 59% of my power. That is an annoying thing to figure out. I used ns1.omnitech.net/cycle to calculate average power, which matches the calories Runkeeper calculated for me. Average power would be about 25% of that, divided by hours (2.73), and multipled by 1.163 to get watts.

As usual, I corrected the temperature to match reality. Annoyed that Garmin considers this a feature, but I guess they made up a big batch of these GPSes and don’t want to recall them. Baro seemed pretty reliable this ride.

Lastly, Erica saved my bacon. The wx kept getting colder than all estimates and she drove up to bring me another layer of warmth. And thanks to Sharon, Kathy, Becky, Jim, Steve and Theresa for waiting on me to change socks and bag my feet. Also, great ride everyone!

Reminder, all metrics below have been adjusted, but should be within 10%.

Distance: 38.48 mi
Calories: 2,388 C

Time: 2:44:40
Moving Time: 2:49:18
Elapsed Time: 3:59:41
Avg Speed: 13.7 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.1 mph
Max Speed: 32.1 mph

Elevation Gain: 1,237 ft
Elevation Loss: 1,237 ft
Min Elevation: 535 ft
Max Elevation: 703 ft

Avg HR: 152 bpm
Max HR: 191 bpm

Avg Power: 219 W
Max Power: 1,187 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 220 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 75 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 121 rpm

Avg Temperature: 44.0 °F
Min Temperature: 42.0 °F
Max Temperature: 49.0 °F

Average power is from
Max power is from strava.
Max Avg Power is from Strava, divided by 0.5936 due to Strava errors.
Avg Power: 219 W (Estimated from Strava)
Max Power: 1,187 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 220 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 75 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 121 rpm

Avg Temperature: 44.0 °F
Min Temperature: 42.0 °F
Max Temperature: 49.0 °F


Strava Premium

Strava said “Try premium for free!” I figured I’d try this out. All I get is a “suffer score” which shows the time in each heart rate zone. Zone 4 and 5 are multiplied by 100 times decimal number of hours. Zone 2 and 3 are multiplied by 33 times decimal number of hours. Over 100 gets a title of “Tough”, and over 200 gets “Extreme”, and over 250 gets “Epic”. I can also set a goal, but most of that is moot unless I buy a power meter. As such, I don’t see how their $59/yr would be worth it.