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Tri360
08-28-2013, 08:44 PM
We made it to a year!!!! And we can't think of a better way to kick off the weekend's celebration than a reprise of our QOM/KOM competition on our normal hilly group ride!

Date: Sat, 8/31 (this Saturday)
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Tri360, 2121 N. Westmoreland St. ARLINGTON

We'll determine the Strava segment (http://www.strava.com/segments/3339779) , just make sure you show up Saturday with:
- A bike computer & its computer connector (Note: Please delete as much other data off of your computer as you can. This helps with upload speed.)
- A Strava account
- Your climbing pants on

The QOM/KOM winners will each receive a $50 Tri360 gift card along with a half year's worth of bragging rights!

NOTE: In order to compete for KOM/QOM you will need to sign a ride waiver (http://www.tri360.com/merchant/2528/files/HillyChillyChiliRideWaiver.pdf).

After the ride, we'll have lunch catered by Rocklands.

Let your friends know because the more, the merrier!

dcv
08-28-2013, 09:03 PM
What time? Meet at the shop? Are smartphones with strava apps OK instead of garmin?

Tri360
08-29-2013, 06:23 AM
What time? Meet at the shop? Are smartphones with strava apps OK instead of garmin?

Sorry, we missed all the important details!

Date: Sat, 8/31 (this Saturday)
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Tri360, 2121 N. Westmoreland St. ARLINGTON

And smartphones w/ Strava are perfect!

Tim Kelley
08-29-2013, 07:50 AM
Are smartphones with strava apps OK instead of garmin?

Run both and see what gives you the faster time! I'm racing in the mountains this weekend, so I won't be able to play....

TwoWheelsDC
08-29-2013, 08:03 AM
All KOM/QOM contenders should be required to do the Quebec St. loop twice.

vvill
08-29-2013, 08:12 AM
Run both and see what gives you the faster time! I'm racing in the mountains this weekend, so I won't be able to play....

The iPhone will usually give you the faster time afaik.

DaveK
08-29-2013, 08:37 AM
Wish I could be there. Thanks to the shop for running a great ride!

hozn
08-29-2013, 08:34 PM
Yeah, I am disappointed I will be out of town. I have been meaning to try the tri360 ride and this would have been a great way to check it out. Especially since Tim is away. And I assume Jason Berry would be ineligible, since he's too fast, right? :-)

TwoWheelsDC
08-31-2013, 10:28 AM
Well, Will is in the lead so far (beat me by 3 seconds!!)...and as a data point, my phone and Garmin gave the exact same speed and time for the segment.

vvill
08-31-2013, 01:15 PM
Well, Will is in the lead so far (beat me by 3 seconds!!)...and as a data point, my phone and Garmin gave the exact same speed and time for the segment.

I uploaded my ride data from the Garmin - my times on all the segments are different!

hozn
08-31-2013, 04:34 PM
Yeah, it depends on the accuracy of the GPS and the frequency of the data writes (smart vs every second on the Garmin).

Congrats on the challenge, though!

sjclaeys
08-31-2013, 09:46 PM
I started going too hard and completely blew up. Next year!

TwoWheelsDC
09-01-2013, 05:58 PM
It's official, Will is the winner!

vvill
09-01-2013, 08:17 PM
Thanks :) Maybe I'll get some new shoes - or some delicious delicious Skratch Labs stuff!


Yeah, it depends on the accuracy of the GPS and the frequency of the data writes (smart vs every second on the Garmin).

Yeah I have my Garmins set to every second so they probably extrapolate less often. The GPS accuracy is a factor too, last time (the Hilly Chilly Chili ride) we came down from Pollard onto 31st, this time it was a straight left from Military Rd so a lot of people's times included the waiting time before each rider was released to go (roughly 15 second gaps). The segment could probably be trimmed a bit from the start position to avoid that issue.

consularrider
09-01-2013, 08:43 PM
Was that the Tri360 group hanging out at Lee Highway and N Rock Spring alongside the Country Club a little after 10 am? I was heading down Rock Spring as the stragglers were climbing up.

TwoWheelsDC
09-01-2013, 08:58 PM
Was that the Tri360 group hanging out at Lee Highway and N Rock Spring alongside the Country Club a little after 10 am? I was heading down Rock Spring as the stragglers were climbing up.

Yup...Rock Spring is the last climb of the ride, so the group gets pretty spread out.