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VeloViewer Score

charliew87charliew87 Posts: 371
edited August 2014 in Road general
Veloviewer.com gives you a score out of 100. Mine is 94.70 (from 100 of 3142 segments). Is this any good? Don’t think there’s a way of comparing to the people you follow on Strava which makes this number incredibly ambiguous.

What’s everyone else’s?
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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,799
    On a similar trail of thought, WTF is Ritmo all about?
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  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,511
    Not sure but my score is good so I think its accurate ;)
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    99.74, so close to the 99.94 max.

    Does that mean I'm playing of scratch?
  • TjgoodhewTjgoodhew Posts: 628
    94.62 sounds pretty decent to me.
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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,799
    75.02 sounds decidedly poor compared to the above.
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  • Dippydog2Dippydog2 Posts: 291
    The number means very little. If you live in a place with a lot of slow cyclists then you will have a high number.

    If you regularly cycle around Richmond Park which allegedly has the best cyclists in the UK then you will have a lower number. That is, unless you are one of them.
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    Dippydog2 wrote:
    The number means very little. If you live in a place with a lot of slow cyclists then you will have a high number.

    If you regularly cycle around Richmond Park which allegedly has the best cyclists in the UK then you will have a lower number. That is, unless you are one of them.

    Completely agree Dippydog, if you regularly ride routes where there are TT's held or are in an area with a few strong clubs totally different VV score to quieter areas, just enjoy the ride. :wink:
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  • LegendLustLegendLust Posts: 1,022
    Dippydog2 wrote:
    The number means very little. If you live in a place with a lot of slow cyclists then you will have a high number.

    If you regularly cycle around Richmond Park which allegedly has the best cyclists in the UK then you will have a lower number. That is, unless you are one of them.

    I think the Leeds Chaingang would have something to say about that
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,726
    Heh, out of interest I just checked mine - 68.00. That means I am super fast, yes? Thought so :D
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    98.14 - but I'm in Leeds so that should be easy!
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  • geoffh73geoffh73 Posts: 85
    87.84
    I'm in Leeds too but must be slower than Rolf
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  • griffstersgriffsters Posts: 490
    Good job i'm not near Richmond Park with all the best cyclists in the UK going round in (relatively) flat circles! That could be soul destroying :cry::wink:
  • Cat With No TailCat With No Tail Posts: 13,581
    Dippydog2 wrote:
    The number means very little. If you live in a place with a lot of slow cyclists then you will have a high number.

    If you regularly cycle around Richmond Park which allegedly has the best cyclists in the UK then you will have a lower number. That is, unless you are one of them.

    Hmmmm, I would have thought the number was calculated using your relative position within segment rankings. So if you're 3rd on a segment of 5 people, you get a lower score than being 300 of 1,000. Conversely, if you're 100th of 1,000 your score would be better than someone who is 11th of 100.

    As has been alluded to above, comparisons only really work if you're comparing against someone else in the same location as you.

    Also, I think we can all be agreed on the fact that the best cyclists in the world come from the Isle of Man. :D

    London, pfffft!
  • The Veloviewer score is just the male cyclists equivalent to how big your willy was in the showers at school.
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  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    The Veloviewer score is just the male cyclists equivalent to how big your willy was in the showers at school.

    Which begs the question is Viagra a PED :evil:
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • LegendLustLegendLust Posts: 1,022
    The Veloviewer score is just the male cyclists equivalent to how big your willy was in the showers at school.

    Which begs the question is Viagra a PED :evil:

    Viagra just makes you hard not bigger
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    LegendLust wrote:
    The Veloviewer score is just the male cyclists equivalent to how big your willy was in the showers at school.

    Which begs the question is Viagra a PED :evil:

    Viagra just makes you hard not bigger

    So if I get into an argument with white van man will I win if i'm on viagra :wink:
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • alex222alex222 Posts: 598
    Was amused to see that my Veloviewer score just jumped up by one this weekend without having gone for a ride. I assume the thousands of people doing the London 100/86 on Sunday have brought down the average Strava times on a number of segments in the Surrey Hills.
  • It is pretty deceptive. It seems to work based on your comparative placing on your top 100 segments (e.g. 25th out of 100 scores you 75).

    I think the main problem is that it assumes that everyone is going full bore on every segment. There are lots of random segments I just cruise through every time I go out. I'm probably therefore increasing the scores of the few who go all out on them. So personally, I don't pay too much attention to my overall score. I'll admit to paying attention on the climbs since those are the ones I personally like to aim at.
  • JoeblackJoeblack Posts: 829
    Mine is 103.97











    Honest.
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