With any site like this, there will inevitably be some minor issues with the way things are worked out, or the way decisions reached. First and foremost, I would like people to remember, the N.P.C.C.I. isn’t to be taken too seriously. It is meant as a fun way to gauge your climbing against the big boys of the pro peloton as well as your mates.
With that in mind, I would just like to point out a few things that could make your N.P.C.C.I. not entirely accurate.
- Your GPS data. Depending on the device you use will depend on the accuracy of your data. This is what Strava have to say about it. “For GPS devices that do not have a barometric altimeter (which provides Strava with accurate elevation data), Strava looks up elevation data from elevation databases provided by the USGS, CIAT-CSI, METI, and NASA. The ASTER GDEM is a product of METI and NASA.”
- Data Manipulation. I have already been given an example of data manipulation on Strava. Really, if people are that desperate to get a high N.P.C.C.I. there isn’t much anyone can do.
- Taking your GPS for a drive. Again, there isn’t a lot anyone can do about this. It is already a source of annoyance to some people on Strava.
As more things come to light, I will add them to this page.
All I can ask is for people to use the site in the right spirit and hope it doesn’t cause to much grief.