- Another reason NOT to use Strava….
Strava has privacy controls, use them. Don’t accept friend requests from strangers etc etc.
If it wasn’t Strava causing your bike to get nicked it will have been map my ride, or Facebook, or twitter, or motion-x or garmin or any other app out there. But then maybe some unsavoury type saw you washing your bike on the drive the other day, or cycling home, or there’s someone searching the insurance database for nice bikes to pinch. I’ll not go on, you should have got my point by now.
Oh and buy a big chain to lock your bike up in the garage, they might be able to get in, but don’t make it easy for them to leave with your bike.Posted 5 years agojamesoSubscriber
Surely just another reason not to be daft when using social media?
Geniune q from a non strava user,
Plus essentially for me a kick up the ar$e for segments which create relatively short bursts = interval training.
I hear that a lot – are there no long strava sections? I know people track rides of 100 miles + but does anyone set them up as really long sections? If not, why?Posted 5 years agostanfreeMember
I use Strava all the time to keep track of my monthly miles , It does encourage you to go faster as a lot of my routes are pretty much segment after segment.Posted 5 years ago
Its also good for banter between your mates as after a ride the first thing I normally do is click on the people Im following button to see who is the fastest.
For a free app Its a pretty good tool. I dont think It encourages bike thiefs anymore than some scrote seeing you putting your nice bike in your shed after a ride.m1keaMember
Sorry but I thought it was glaringly obvious to stop and start your traces 50 – 100 yards short of your house? – Of course this doesn’t work if you’re the only house on the road / your private drive.
I like following what others are doing though it does often depress me that I’m not riding enough.Posted 5 years ago
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