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    Default Climbing Number (variation on Eddington Number)

    I was just over on the swinny.net site looking at my lame Eddington number when I saw this new metric: Strava Climbing Number. Like the Eddington, it calculates the number of days you've climbed that number of meters. So in my case I have ridden 320 days on which I have climbed 320 or more meters. I'm much more impressive in feet, though: 675!

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    Kinda sorta interesting. But since I just ride to ride these days with no real goals other than to ride, this -- like power meter data -- just doesn't do much for me. :-)

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    I only ride to generate statistics. 357m, 812ft based on 1336 days of rides logged on Strava. So 27% of my rides had 357 meters or more of climbing. 61% had 812 feet or more of climbing.

    Oh by the way my Eddington number will go to 100 Saturday and you're all invited. The ride starts at Vigilante in Hyattsville at 7am.

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    Climbing number is the only number that matters. If you have a climbing number of 1,000 or more (imperial) you will live forever*.






    *probably

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    432m, 777ft.

    Only need < 1 yr of 1000+ ft rides to reach immortality. Not too bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Smith View Post
    I only ride to generate statistics. 357m, 812ft based on 1336 days of rides logged on Strava. So 27% of my rides had 357 meters or more of climbing. 61% had 812 feet or more of climbing.

    Oh by the way my Eddington number will go to 100 Saturday and you're all invited. The ride starts at Vigilante in Hyattsville at 7am.
    Is the Eddington number supposed to be for a given year or lifetime? A couple of weeks ago I calculated this back to 1999 which is the first year that I input all of my rides into a spread sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    Is the Eddington number supposed to be for a given year or lifetime? A couple of weeks ago I calculated this back to 1999 which is the first year that I input all of my rides into a spread sheet.
    You can calculate both. Most folks would look at lifetime though, I imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    You can calculate both. Most folks would look at lifetime though, I imagine.
    Mine then is 120, but it will not get higher since I have been cutting down on the maximum as I get older. I have 91 rides of 121 miles or greater.
    Last edited by ursus; 03-09-2017 at 07:07 AM.

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    Now that's an impressive number, ursus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    Mine then is 120, but it will not get higher since I have been cutting down on the maximum as I get older. I have 93 rides of 121 miles or greater.
    Awesome! My Eddington is 53 with 1.75 years of Strava data. (although I think it would be the same if every bike ride I had ever done pre-Strava were included). I think I'll probably end up pushing it somehwere into the to the 60's for the lifetime this year. My longest ride is 105 so getting to a score of 120 would be quite a feat.

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