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Raymo853
03-16-2015, 10:03 AM
Got one suggestion for BAFS2016. Instead of having everyone join the Bike Arlington Strava group, have everyone join a BAFS2016 group limited to only people in the contest. The Bike Arlington group has people not in the contest, possibly causing confusion if you want to check out who has already ridden today without consulting each team's Strava page.

dkel
03-16-2015, 10:16 AM
You can see who has ridden today on the FS website under People > Ride Days.

Raymo853
03-16-2015, 10:22 AM
You can see who has ridden today on the FS website under People > Ride Days.

How? All I see is how many days they have ridden and total distance. The section People > People does offer a little more info but it is limited to showing the current week's totals. Odd I noticed that page starts the week on Sunday while Strava leader boards start the week on Monday.

dkel
03-16-2015, 10:37 AM
How? All I see is how many days they have ridden and total distance.

I see your problem. It works if you are looking for who is still green each day (meaning they have ridden today—but also every other day), which is all I ever look for! It doesn't work if you're looking to see any non-green rider who has been out today. Sorry.

TwoWheelsDC
03-16-2015, 10:46 AM
Your talk of BAFS2016 is killing my warm(ish) weather buzz. Put a lid on it until after Halloween.

hozn
03-16-2015, 10:59 AM
Got one suggestion for BAFS2016. Instead of having everyone join the Bike Arlington Strava group, have everyone join a BAFS2016 group limited to only people in the contest. The Bike Arlington group has people not in the contest, possibly causing confusion if you want to check out who has already ridden today without consulting each team's Strava page.

Yup, this was on my list for 2016. The current club system (using BikeArlington) didn't really work that well this time around.

There are a number of app improvements I have on the list to make for 2016:
- Enhance the dashboard view for registered riders / show rides that could not be imported from Strava (like those that have elapsed times of "0").
- Allow any registered rider to download CSV/Excel spreadsheets for various tables in the system.
- Use weather station closest in proximity to the start lat/lon of rides as opposed to the one matching the strava-reported city/region (e.g. "Vienna, VA"). The "coldest ride" leaderboards are shortchanging a lot of folks in suburbs (by using DCA as weather source when there's no actual station matching the reported location -- but wunderground is also not saying that there's no station. yes, kinda confusing.)
- More views into ride photos (see all photos from competition instead of just recent X photos, etc.)

rcannon100
03-16-2015, 11:01 AM
Put a lid on it until after Halloween.

Word

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Raymo853
03-16-2015, 11:04 AM
Your talk of BAFS2016 is killing my warm(ish) weather buzz. Put a lid on it until after Halloween.

Look at the forecast for Thursday eve if you want a real kill for your buzz. "A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%."

hozn
03-16-2015, 11:07 AM
Also, I'd love to implement things like personal competition features on the individual dashboard pages -- finding riders that are close in standings, etc. Or even finding people that ride similar routes or intersect each other daily. That could be really cool -- but probably is more significant work needs a volunteer to take it on.

The idea of "who has yet to post their mileage for today" is an interesting one. The naive version wouldn't be hard to implement. A smarter version that knows who is likely to post mileage is maybe even more interesting. An even smarter version that looks at any instagram posts for registered users to indicate whether they might be out riding and make up some guessed mileages based on that is probably too clever (and non-trivial so unlikely to happen if it's up to just me). Strava's API may (must?) expose the "active friends" concept; that may not be a public feature. And it only works for the folks using phones, which are probably not the ones you care about for the 200-mile rides.

jrenaut
03-16-2015, 11:18 AM
I was thinking it would be cool to have all the leaderboards filterable. For example, you could see Time in the Saddle for rides tagged #Kidical. It could probably be dynamic so people could create their own categories. Tag your ride with #bikeshare or #noncommute or #teamride or whatever anyone could think of.

ewilliams0305
03-16-2015, 03:15 PM
We need a dashboard similar to the horse track game you always see in $#itty bars8115

Just replace the horse with bicycles! I'll assist with graphics

Vicegrip
03-16-2015, 06:54 PM
The speed, distance, elevation chart is a close approximation. Animating that in a hour by hour frame rate might be fun. Who knew something clean and simple as riding a bike could produce so much filterable data? ;)

ShawnoftheDread
03-16-2015, 07:11 PM
I see your problem. It works if you are looking for who is still green each day (meaning they have ridden today—but also every other day), which is all I ever look for! It doesn't work if you're looking to see any non-green rider who has been out today. Sorry.

His real problem is he should be riding his bike instead of checking who else has ridden.

Raymo853
03-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Yup, this was on my list for 2016. The current club system (using BikeArlington) didn't really work that well this time around.

There are a number of app improvements I have on the list to make for 2016:
- Enhance the dashboard view for registered riders / show rides that could not be imported from Strava (like those that have elapsed times of "0").
- Allow any registered rider to download CSV/Excel spreadsheets for various tables in the system.
- Use weather station closest in proximity to the start lat/lon of rides as opposed to the one matching the strava-reported city/region (e.g. "Vienna, VA"). The "coldest ride" leaderboards are shortchanging a lot of folks in suburbs (by using DCA as weather source when there's no actual station matching the reported location -- but wunderground is also not saying that there's no station. yes, kinda confusing.)
- More views into ride photos (see all photos from competition instead of just recent X photos, etc.)

Since I have made a promise not to join a team next year, I can help out on the development of stuff. Also have ideas for side prizes:
- most DC/VA/MD (maybe PA and Del for people like Eric W) local shop visits with photos inside or out front for proof. (would get people to search out those obscure shops like Maryland Park Bicycles, the Old Bike Shop, Bud's Bike Barn)
- biggest per day points rate improvement (random sample of ten days in Jan to compare to a random ten in March)
- longest pattern of alternating century+ and sleaze rides
- most states ridden in during a single ride, with a requirement to include DC and a prohibition on transport in cars, metro, on Rod's trailer ....

One that last one, it would be feasible to do a DC, VA, WV and MD one. Does anyone realistic think they could fifth one in? A C&O ride would get you all those plus PA in about 200 miles, however, you would then be out there in PA. Maybe a requirement to make it home in the same day would make it even more challenging.

creadinger
03-17-2015, 08:22 AM
Yup, this was on my list for 2016. The current club system (using BikeArlington) didn't really work that well this time around.

There are a number of app improvements I have on the list to make for 2016:


- Stop posting all the porn, so that government systems allow the leaderboard at work.

;)

Phatboing
03-17-2015, 09:06 AM
Since I have made a promise not to join a team next year, I can help out on the development of stuff. Also have ideas for side prizes:
- most DC/VA/MD (maybe PA and Del for people like Eric W) local shop visits with photos inside or out front for proof. (would get people to search out those obscure shops like Maryland Park Bicycles, the Old Bike Shop, Bud's Bike Barn)
- biggest per day points rate improvement (random sample of ten days in Jan to compare to a random ten in March)
- longest pattern of alternating century+ and sleaze rides
- most states ridden in during a single ride, with a requirement to include DC and a prohibition on transport in cars, metro, on Rod's trailer ....

One that last one, it would be feasible to do a DC, VA, WV and MD one. Does anyone realistic think they could fifth one in? A C&O ride would get you all those plus PA in about 200 miles, however, you would then be out there in PA. Maybe a requirement to make it home in the same day would make it even more challenging.

I feel like the "team cumulative points" page should include some forecasting too - like after the first week, the program projects which team's going to win. That oughta fire up even more competitiveness and maybe we'll have to start drug tests yay.