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 Post subject: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Hi,

Just to be nosey I was wondering if anybody here uses Strava? Started using it recently and I'm finding it pretty good but I'm finding it hard to just go for a steady group ride now knowing that there is a segment up ahead, may get more and more antisocial :lol:

Was thinking of setting up a Weight Weenies club on it if anybody would be interested? Judging by some of the threads etc there are some pretty speedy people on here!

Edit: I have created a club, search for Weight Weenies based in London, United Kingdom if you want to join in!


Last edited by campbellrae on Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:12 am
Posts: 67
Yes! I love strava. I'm not fast...yet...but a WW group would be cool.

I've found myself judging potential colleges by how many strava segments are near them. I think this is a perfectly acceptable way to make a decision.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:46 pm 
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Just created the club, search for Weight Weenies, based in London, United Kingdom. Wonder who will be the fastest weenie 8) I can guarantee it wont be me that's for sure!


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:32 pm 
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Location: United Kingdom
I'm on it, i'll join the club and start posting my rides next week - when I get my garmin 500 :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:11 pm
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Location: Columbus, Ohio
Good idea. I post my favorite routes and am interested to see what/where other WW'ers are riding. I'll join the WW group...

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Location: San Francisco Peninsula
I love Strava. It's real popular in my area. Did a group ride last night and it looks like at least 9 other people on the ride were also using it.

http://app.strava.com/rides/6986440

edit; 33 others on this ride: http://app.strava.com/rides/6354589

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Location: Russia, Moscow
Count me in. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:46 pm 
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I have an account but I haven't loaded anything yet, I use it to find new rides.

I wouldn't win anything anyway!


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:23 am
Posts: 655
Location: so. cal.
i am on strava eventhough i do not record all my activity there.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:24 pm 
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Location: Dublin, Ireland
I love strava, pretty popular in Ireland. It's fantastic for adding an edge to solo rides, though also a curse for pushing you along when you were planning an easy day.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:41 pm 
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Location: Norway
http://app.strava.com/athletes/132182 - yes.. but not so much riding this week due to a knee injury after a fall training one week ago... real bummer. Hopefully the knee will be back to its old self after a couple of days completely off the bike.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:13 am 
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Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:03 am
Posts: 301
Location: Melbourne
Wow, great thanks for setting this group up! I only signed up recently and actually searched for a weight weenies group about 2 weeks ago but couldn't find one! I'm just using the iPhone app, I know not as accurate as a proper gps bike computer but still good fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:43 am 
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I like strava. But it's too easy for people to flag your rides. It's a pain, and you feel so guilty for being gutted when someone flags a ride.
Because..it doesn't matter..but..it kinda dose.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:11 am 
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Location: Los Angeles / Glendale, California
I had to flag someone's ride up a local climb - mostly because it was highly doubtful the person was able to avg 28mph up an 6-7% grade with the final 1/8th mile at 17% (maintaining the 28mph!), all with no HR for verity. Before flagging I also checked up on the person's other rides & achievements, getting a sense of where this person is and what they are most likely capable of overall. Based on that, I concluded the person left their GPS on and drove up the hill with their bike in/on the car, but didn't bother to edit out their auto journey from their ride. So I flagged them.

Yeah, I understand how it sucks for being flagged, and it sucks about how easily someone can just flag a ride - but I would hope that the folks at Strava have at least one person to investigate the flags before acting upon them. It took at least two months for the flag I placed to be reviewed and that person's ride either edited or removed from the climb's results.

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 Post subject: Re: Anybody on Strava?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:25 am 
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Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:23 am
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Location: so. cal.
i did not know you could flag someone, well i already have an excuse for being top 30 and not top 10 on my local cat 3 climb. by the way ho hard is it to ride up a 2 mile that averages just under 7% @ over 15mph?


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