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Jeffrey Friedl

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • 32
    Activities in 2019
  • 1,064.8
    kilometers Ridden in 2019
  • 229

Lovely first ride to Sorenji (宗蓮寺)

Ride November 20, 2017
  • 52.1km
  • 903m
  • 2:46:41
    Moving Time
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  1. Brenton C.
    Brenton C.

    Absolutely lost for words. Stunning stunning scenery. Perhaps you need a cx for some of those paths.

  2. Henry Foster
    Henry Foster

    Stunning, except for that shot of me... You can get through that gate - just open it and close it behind you. It's an attempt at keeping the deer out. The path takes you through to Himuro.

  3. Jeffrey Friedl
    Jeffrey Friedl

    You were too fast, Henry... the photons couldn't keep up. I inspected the fence carefully for a good while, and thought it might be a gate, but the part that looked like it might be where you open was tied securely with rope at several points in a way that made it seem clear to me that someone didn't want people passing. That trail was lovely, even on a road bike, so I'll have to check it out again.

  4. Henry Foster
    Henry Foster

    Yeah, they tie those things up pretty well sometimes, but as long as you tie it back up after passing through, I think it's kosher. I was looking for the ride where I went through that, but gave up. I wish you could search for all of your rides that passed through a given area.

  5. Joel Bruner
    Joel Bruner

    Jeffrey, I cannot even believe these photos. If there was a Strava award for photography..... just. Wow. Thanks for taking the time to write comments for most of them as well. Really appreciate it, so much more when theres a story to accompany such stunning camera work!!

  6. Jeffrey Friedl
    Jeffrey Friedl

    Thanks for the kind words, Brenton and Joel (and Henry). Henry, one thing you can do, though it's inefficient, is make a segment along the way you want to check.... then you can list all your activities that match that segment. Or, you can just build something like this: http://regex.info/cycling-heatmap/

  7. Henry Foster
    Henry Foster

    That heatmap is great, but how did you make it? The Strava Pro one doesn't link to rides like that, does it?

  8. Jeffrey Friedl
    Jeffrey Friedl

    No, their heatmap sucks. I built mine myself via an underlying MySQL database. It's CPU intensive, which is probably why they don't support it. I could probably make a business out of supplying these as a service.

  9. Henry Foster
    Henry Foster

    Yes, please do. I don't know how the guys at relive.cc fund their service, but if you could find a way to make it free like that for end users, that would be awesome.


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