- STRAVA THEFT!!!!!
Just tried it and that doesn’t work to affect the size of the privacy zone – if I type in “London” for example it creates the usual sized (500-1000m) privacy zone around wherever Google determines the centre of London to be.
I think ‘London’ is pushing the limits a bit there! I dont think its quite that clever, or maybe it is but we just cant access it as Strava wont tell us the best way to use it. What i can tell you is ive managed to make a zone twice the diameter of the one i get if i put the postcode in, so you’ll need to do a bit of trial and error to get it to work. Of course if you have the older, larger zones, you dont need to bother with this bodge at all.Posted 5 years ago
You have a point. But when every ride ends either side of the village it dont take long to work out where I’m at.
Also, general note if you junk your account all the segments you might of created remain.
I guess delete segements first, then routes. And make a back up of your routes just in case you go back to Strava.
and Private Account is an option but how can I compete 😉Posted 5 years ago
I just did a search of local in village who rides (road bike). Just from his name and route patterns I could identify the road he is on. Another local is a very regular rider and same pattern arises.
Not tin foil hats me. Just something I don’t want to be involved with any more.Posted 5 years agotimb34Member
Strava privacy zones aren’t quite as static as some of you seem to think – the centre always stays where you put it, but the zone size varies randomly from day to day by a couple of hundred metres.
I was trying to set a privacy zone that covered my office, but not a nearby segment end and this drove me nuts for a couple of days!
That’s not going to help if you live in a really small village though.Posted 5 years agomilky1980Member
They’d have a job finding my place from my gps traces!! The exclusion zone starts at the end of the only road into my estate so leads to roughly 500 addresses. If they did manage to get the data it leads to my block which has 40 addresses. Unless they do door-door knocks they will be disappointed 😆
More likely to have it nicked when I’m washing it or at the trail head tbh, just be sensible and you’ll be a harder target than someone else.Posted 5 years agoWaderiderMember
I use my real name, with an uncommon surname.
My bikes are listed as the actual make and model.
I have no privacy zone set up.
I commute regularly.
But I counteract all this by leaving an Orange MTB unlocked outside my front door 24/7, except for when I’m riding it obviously. So, if it gets knocked I’ll know the four ‘better’ bikes in the house are at risk, and I’ll move house.
Simple 😀Posted 5 years agodavehMember
It’s not my privacy settings giving away my house that I worry about, it’s my privacy settings giving away mates’s houses and vise versa that concerns me. Does everyone have privacy zones set around their mate’s houses and do your mates have your house set as a privacy zone? Not hard to join the dots.Posted 5 years ago
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