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strava – The Mayhem's Blog

Gravel Bike and Good Friday Crucifix

It has been a while but it has been a busy few months moving into our new house. We’re pretty much settled in now, just waiting on the dining chairs to arrive! Other than that I have been keeping up with the cycling when I can.

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Alternative Cycling Climbs on Mt Dandenong

Mast Gully Road
Mast Gully Road

In a previous entry i have written about the main climbs on Mount Dandenong, – our local hill which is very popular amounts cyclists being the highest point in the metropolitan Melbourne area. As we are lucky enough to live so close that means that i get the opportunity to explore the other routes up, these alternatives are mostly from the Fern Tree Gully side and a bit more out of the way. Similar to my previous post i will just give a brief description and link to the Strava segment for each of these.

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Tour de Strava Tool

For a number of years now a group of friends have had our own ‘Tour de Strava‘ completion on Strava. There are a number of competitions such as Yellow Jersey, Polkadot Jersey, Green Jersey, Prize for the Fighting, etc. Up until now this was all compiled on a spreadsheet by one of those in the competition. Once i learnt some basic Strava API commands for the Starred Segment Explorer i was asked if i could make a web version which would automatically compile the data…so i did and it is available for anyone to use.

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Strava Starred Segment Explorer

Since I have moved to Australia i have started using the starred segments in Strava to find climbs and recommended routes to ride but it is a real pain to see where these are located relative to each other. So I decided to knock up a page using the Strava API to do it (the weather was rubbish so i didn’t use up cycling time).

Click Here to give it a go let me know what you think or if you have any issues / ideas in the comments below.

Update 19/09/2018: Now includes segment category filters

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London to Windsor Loop

As my wife and I will be emigrating to Australia (more entries on that to come later) the guys i normal cycle with decided to do what they kindly called a memorial ride – not the nicest choice of names! We decided to do the Strava London route of the London to Windsor Loop. Being January we weren’t expecting the best weather but the forecast wasn’t that bad – just a bit cold. The guys got me a SouthAustralia.com gilet which i was very thankful for the extra warmth.
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