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  • Another reason NOT to use Strava….
  • Premier Icon philtricklebank
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    Nope, just a reason to NOT use Strava without setting the privacy settings up properly

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I thought the crux was that, if you want to share routes, the privacy settings were not tight or flexible enough to make it “safe”.

    mudshark
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    Another reason? What are the other ones?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    gerryberry
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    mudshark – Member
    Another reason? What are the other ones?

    Because it’s junk and riding is about fun. If you want to race do it against people not imaginaries… Although, i might set a few good times on my motorbike. That’ll learn ’em…*

    *other opinions are avaialble though.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Because it’s junk and riding is about fun

    I call troll. What’s my prize? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon njee20
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    gerryberry
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    I call wrong, what’s mine?

    Just an opinion.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Because it’s junk and riding is about fun.

    guess what, you can have fun riding and use strava. five people on our tuesday night ride all logging. settled plenty of arguments about who was the fastest…

    actually. meh.

    legend
    Member

    Riding with Strava doesn’t affect my fun level, and all the races I do are against the clock so basically “imaginaries” anyway. I still don’t get the issue

    + racing on shared trails is teh awesum!

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Isn’t that opinion based on a massive assumption that those using Strava are not having fun whilst riding? They could be having EVEN MORE FUN THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE. Wowser. Anyway, I digress.

    Strava means your bike will get nicked, you say?

    gerryberry
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    I must be getting it wrong then. I didn’t realise riding was all about who is the fastest.

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    Strava’s never going to become truly popular until it gets a drop-down menu of excuses you can apply to your ride after uploading it – “I was feeling a bit poorly that day”, “I had the wrong tyres on” etc.

    shinsplints
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    meh.

    + another 1 to the + 1

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I didn’t realise riding was all about who is the fastest

    OK, OK, I’ll bite. Biking doesn’t have to be one dimensional. For most of us I’d be pretty confident it’s not “all about” any one thing. We do it because it satisfies us on much more than just one level. I’m sure every person who has ever straddled a bike has at some stage tried to go as fast as they can.

    pete68
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    gerryberry falling into the trap as a lot of people in thinking his idea of fun is exactly the same as everyone elses.

    gerryberry
    Member

    You don’t have to bite, as it is MY opinion. I’ve never tried to go as fast as i can (apart from downhill), but certainly not against the clock.

    For me, (my opinion), i ride to remove myself from daily life, people, and technology etc etc. That was what i was trying to convey. I totally get that riding means different things to different people, but that’s up to them. I haven’t got the ego or desire to be the ‘fastest’. For me it’s about the smiles, nature etc. Pure and simple.

    *once again, this is just MY opinion.

    I must be getting it wrong then. I didn’t realise riding was all about who is the fastest.

    Yes, you are getting it wrong. ๐Ÿ˜›

    reggiegasket
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    or he’s slow.

    Taff
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    No different to posting pictures of your prized possessions on Facebook without setting up you privacy settings

    Dales_rider
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    Mr Agreeable
    What do you think the comments box is for ?

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    I didn’t realise riding was all about who is the fastest

    Don’t forget it is important to cut fun cornering or obstacles out and straight line it to ensure your time is fastest.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    gerryberry, I was just being a pedant with regard to your rather sweeping statement:

    I didn’t realise riding was all about who is the fastest

    It isn’t ALL about who is the fastest. Most people get all that stuff you mentioned as well as having heaps of fun going as fast as they can and boasting to their mates about their latest KOM.

    Never used Strava myself. Those thieving scumbags who stole my bikes last year don’t need any more help

    legend
    Member

    Nah, that’s reserved for certain Elites at Enduro races!

    gerryberry
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    No worries. Not the greatest at making my point, but there it is. I’ve never used it either, and as you can guess, no intention of. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    The only person I’ve ever tried to beat on Strava is myself. Most of the time I struggle to even manage that.

    As for the OP – privacy settings and an exclusion zone that’s not centred on your house are the solution.

    Garmins site doesn’t offer exclusions zones I think so it’s a bit all or nothing on privacy..

    mudshark
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    Strava’s not just about getting KOM’s, I like seeing what riding my mates have been doing but if they beat their best time on a decent segment I’ll given them a thumbs up.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Road.cc ran a similar article earlier this week.

    It just comes down to using it sensibly. I don’t Strava my commute – partly for the privacy aspect, partly cos I’d only upset all the other commuters by stealing all their KOMs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I don’t Strava most of my off-road rides either, most of them use FP so I don’t want others to see “my” trails or have any evidence that I was there. And I don’t set up unique segments that only I have ridden, that’s just too easy to track down.

    I use it on Sportives and road races, it’s brilliant for that and almost impossible to track an individual back to their house.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I didn’t realise riding was all about who is the fastest.

    Better call up Bradley Wiggins and tell him he’s doing it wrong and he should stop.

    (Real answer – you may not find it fun being fast – some people do. You should accept that)

    ssjeff
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    People who diss Strava are slow and useless on bikes FACT

    b r
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    Strava’s never going to become truly popular until it gets a drop-down menu of excuses you can apply to your ride after uploading it – “I was feeling a bit poorly that day”, “I had the wrong tyres on” etc.

    That’s why you can edit the title, this is the place for excuses ๐Ÿ™‚

    Strava’s not just about getting KOM’s, I like seeing what riding my mates have been doing but if they beat their best time on a decent segment I’ll given them a thumbs up.

    +1

    I’m a part of a local crowd and we’re all connected to each other, its great to see what they’ve been up to (and where they’ve been riding). And always good to move up the leader-board on segments.

    phunkmaster
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    Do not begin nor finish your route at your house. Solved. I like Strava.

    supertacky
    Member

    I find Strava very motivating. It doesnt have to be all about being the KOM. It tracks progress and enjoy using it to see how Ive progressed fitness wise.

    Its also great for some post ride banter with your mates.

    Dont get too serious its all ment to be fun

    Ride!

    orangeboy
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    Only the very slow people don’t get strava.

    I best leave now

    For me it works better than garmin connect to keep track of my rides

    Premier Icon grtdkad
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    Fairly addicted to Strava and I’m neither fit nor fast. As already said above as a tool it’s great for tracking progress (personal and mates) and as a memory jog for the less frequently used routes. Plus essentially for me a kick up the ar$e for segments which create relatively short bursts = interval training.

    chrismac
    Member

    If people want to use Strava thats fine, its where it is used.

    Im dreading the day when there is an accident caused by someone crashing / hitting someone else because they were going for a KOM leads to us all loosing access to a trail.

    Premier Icon grtdkad
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    Aye. Most of mine are after dusk! … or I’ll be on a looong climb as the sun is gong down and then plummet back down again in to the darkness (god bless Troute lights!)

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Hopefully my crappy crappy Strava times will convince people I must have a heap of shit bike not worth breaking into the shed for…

    emac65
    Member

    Im dreading the day when there is an accident caused by someone crashing / hitting someone else because they were going for a KOM leads to us all loosing access to a trail.

    Yeah,cos before Strava arrived people just pottered about down trails didn’t they…….. ๐Ÿ™„

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