Transfer a route to strava?

Moonbiker
Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
edited March 2014 in Road general
Hi being trying to transfer this sportive route to strava to see whats its like, where the hill are etc but no luck with strava route planner as its so buggy its just un-useable

http://www.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3741320.html

Is there no way of puting it in strava apart from just riding it?

Wanted to see all the hill segments to decide what gears im going to use on the bike for it. Think I may benifit more hill gears than current 12-23 as it looks like there are a few short sharp hills on the route?

Any riders with local knowlegde know theese roads?

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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,468
    I believe you need a recorded ride on a route to transfer a file as it needs speed / time data. Use something like Ride With GPS if you just want to map a route and get gradient information etc.
  • Just clicking on 'show altitude' gives one of the climbs about 400m of elevation and another of 300m. You'll probably want a 25 or 28 if you are riding a standard double.
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  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    You might be able to download it as a Gpx file and then do a manual file upload to Strava as a route rather than a ride? Otherwise, I have no problem plotting routes directly into Strava so don't see why you can't just copy the route manually.
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  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    It's one of the features missing from the Strava route planner, to be able to upload a GPX and then view it. Being able to use Street view would be useful too.
  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
    Just clicking on 'show altitude' gives one of the climbs about 400m of elevation and another of 300m. You'll probably want a 25 or 28 if you are riding a standard double.

    Yeah but its any longer sections of gradients above 15% is what will be the issue rather the total elevation but you are probably right. :o

    You might be able to download it as a Gpx file and then do a manual file upload to Strava as a route rather than a ride? Otherwise, I have no problem plotting routes directly into Strava so don't see why you can't just copy the route manually.

    I have tried both method gpx is missing data & plotting the route it just won't follow the roads when i add new points.



    Found a activity on strava the covers some of the route & the 3.2 mph speed for one of the climbs seem to suggest steepness. 8)

    http://www.strava.com/activities/111550950

    Ride With GPS if you just want to map a route and get gradient information etc

    Could try this I suppose but like strava as has segments on the climbs . :roll:
  • freezing77
    freezing77 Posts: 731
    Google earth can open gpx files and display elevation information for the whole of a course or you can zoom in to individual segments.

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  • Put it in mapmyride and see all the gradients in a nice graphic.
  • supermurph09
    supermurph09 Posts: 2,471
    Could you not manually create the route in strava? I did that before, takes a few minutes.
  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
    Google earth can open gpx files and display elevation information for the whole of a course or you can zoom in to individual segments.

    I got it into earth but the elavation option was greyed out maybe the gpx file was missing some data it needs?

    Could you not manually create the route in strava? I did that before, takes a few minutes.


    I tried that but failed seems to go wrong somehow after to many waypoints & just fail to follow roads at all :oops:


    Someone who lives near conwy plz just ride it & post up on strava.
  • defbref
    defbref Posts: 15
    Why the obsession with getting it on strava? Theres loads of other routing/mapping options out there that give you elevation.

    E.g.it took me 10 seconds to export the gpx from your first link into ridewithgps, so you can see the elevation profile.

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4212036
  • freezing77
    freezing77 Posts: 731
    You need to expand the gpx data until you get to the track (called path in ge) and then right click to show elevation.

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  • supermurph09
    supermurph09 Posts: 2,471
    If you click shorter points rather than 10 miles stretches its just fine, I did a really complex route on there around the Strines based on a Garmin route, it really isnt hard.

    The comment above about Strava obsession, I think the OP wanted to see the segments he would pass through.
  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
    The comment above about Strava obsession, I think the OP wanted to see the segments he would pass through.

    Yeah thats the whole reason why I wanted to do it.