The government of Japan maintains a lit of 100 rice terraces (on the side of mountains so they form a nice shelf like appearance) and we’ve included them as bronze goals with 5 points!
We’ve added a major list of Japanese mountain passes to the site as single challenges each Bronze and worth 5 points. Try and hit as many of them as you can!
note: Some of the passes may not be on roads, drop me a line if you find one that is unreachable by road and we’ll fix it
This interface now has been released in Japanese. All the menu items and help descriptions have been added in Japanese. To switch languages, click the link at the bottom of the screen to see the same page in a different language.
The Japanese verison can be accessed from: http://jp.sporra.net
Over time, if there is the demand, bilingual challenge names will also be added.
We’ve updated the way we calculate points for routes.
Previously, routes were an all-or-nothing calculation. Points where only receieved if the route was 100% ridden. Under the new system, the first 75% of the points are given proportionally to the distance ridden and the last 25% are given upon completion of the route.
The update has been released and users’ points have been reflected accordingly. As a result of this change no users’ points will decrease and should only increase (as previously no credit was received for partial completions)
The map feature has been released. Click here to see the map feature!
Way points challenges are shown on the map in addition to routes shown as lines on the map.
This should make it easier to find challenges near you! Be sure to allow the browser to see your location so that the map automatically zooms to your area!
While riding around Ehime Prefecture, Japan I came across this most specactular of passes. At only 290 meteres, it isn’t a particularly high pass but the view of the ocean on the way down makes the descent quite unique.
Cover this ride on Sporra: http://www.sporra.net/challenge/route/detail/8/Nofuku+Pass/
I’m pretty happy with the state of development so I’ve made the production version of Sporra live. I’ll be working on adding challenges as quickly as I can moving forward but in the meantime just try out the system and let me know what you think!
Sporra subreddit has been created!
The Sporra Subredit is a great place to have general discussion with other users , make suggestions and discuss how to get the most out of Sporra!
I’m still putting together some of the final peices of the beta for Sporra but if anywone wants to take a look at the pre-alpha, please head over to http://stg.sporra.net!
Pre-release playground environment is set up!
As I get things set up and create more challeneges, I put them on the stg.sporra.net environement.
I’ll try my best but please remember that data on the playground environment is liable to be disappear at any time due to developement changes. It is a playground environment so please feel free to playaround! All users have access to all PRO features.
Comments and disucssion: Spoora Reddit
Preparations are underway to create a playground version for you to play around with!
Try completing goals on the pre-release environment! All users will have access to all features in the pre-release environment. (Just note that data in the pre-release enviornment will not avalable on the final environment and data is subject to erasure at anytime due to ongoing testing and developmenty)