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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Great – you can now upload photos from your phone to Strava without having to use Instagram. Probably works a lot better for those of us who use a Garmin or similar for recording activities.
    I took this one today (I quite like it)

    Oh – and thanks to folk on here pointing me in the right direction, I’ve started to get some useful information out of it too. All it took was a pointer to where to compare my own performances historically. It’s been fun watching my apparent level of fitness improve after an extended, enforced lay-off. I reckon I’m almost back at last years level (poor though that may be compared to many).

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    I noticed the new feature today too. I Strava on android but quite often take photos on my camera so it’s handy that way too.

    Here is a photo from my ride this morning, somewhere under that blanket of fog is Bassenthwaie Lake/Keswick/A66.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    How do you assess fitness over time? I guess using a known, longish segment and track the timings over time?

    Tricky if you have different bikes running though!!

    But yes glad to detach from Instagram, which I rarely use and in order to upload / match, they have to be uploaded within the ride..

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    kcal wrote:

    How do you assess fitness over time? I guess using a known, longish segment and track the timings over time?
    Tricky if you have different bikes running though!!

    Yep. It would be nice if the data showed up which bike you were on (and the direction and strength of the wind). Still, create enough data points and you get a gist of it.

    mtbel
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    it does. click on your time and it should take you to the activity. so long as you chose the correct bike it will show there.
    put the wind direction and speed in your description if you want to compare.

    where is the new feature?

    I can’t be arsed with instagram either

    timb34
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    This is great for me – Instagram isn’t compatible with the slightly shonky custom ROM that I’m using on an old phone, but I miss being able to link photos and see them on the ride map.

    Downloading the update now. Will test and report back if I ever manage to actually get out riding again.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    mtbel wrote:

    it does. click on your time and it should take you to the activity. so long as you chose the correct bike it will show there.
    put the wind direction and speed in your description if you want to compare.

    Aye – I was more thinking about showing bikes in different colours or symbols on the wee graph

    where is the new feature?

    Go into Edit Activity on your phone and you get the chance to add photos. Doesn’t work with the PC/Web version.

    timb34
    Member

    Oh god. It crashes all the time.

    Back around for a full reinstall.

    mtbel
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    CHEERS! 🙂 sussed it out now.

    I hated instagram, hopefully this will be far less faff.
    anybody know if Strava will still show the location of pics taken during rides?

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    Change is hard but it was a good dry ride tonight. Still found some slippery limestone and went down quick and bent my new bars…

    pitcherpro
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    I wish they would bloody well make it for windows phones …..

    Premier Icon kcal
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    Veloviewer – while it doesn’t have the graph – does show bike details for each segment. But it’s now paid-for (not much, it has to be said).

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Can someone point me to a ride on strava that shows photos, so that I can see what it does with them?

    pitcherpro – Member

    I wish they would bloody well make it for windows phones ….. As a developer, I just wish windows phones would quietly disappear.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    https://app.strava.com/activities/273574696

    puts them in the summary and on the map.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    will this work? http://app.strava.com/activities/273999838

    No geolocation on those photos

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Can’t see either of those. So it’s either because we don’t follow each other, or it’s just for you, or…

    hypnotoad
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    For those using the Android version, do you take the photo’s from within the Strava app, or do you minimise Strava and just use the normal camera app?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I can see jam bos workout and I don’t follow him. Can’t see where the photos were taken though.

    On the Android client just add any photos when in Edit mode (after the ride) so use whatever camera app you want

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    AlexSimon wrote:

    Can’t see either of those. So it’s either because we don’t follow each other, or it’s just for you, or…

    looks like if you aren’t followers, you can only see the ride and not photos. I can see photos on rides of people I follow. I can’t see any photos on scotroutes ride but I can see the route.

    edit:

    they’ll link into here though which is useful.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I can see your photos and I don’t follow you (that’s using the Android app)

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I can see your photos and I don’t follow you (that’s using the Android app)

    Looking on the PC site I can’t see your photos, but can see your ride. Clearly some inconsistencies!

    jemima
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    jam bo – why do you have a witches broomstick in your van???

    rooster42
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    Change is hard but it was a good dry ride tonight. Still found some slippery limestone and went down quick and bent my new bars…

    Those 29er wheels were going at a fair old lick when I heard you clattering across the rock, shame about the bars. Fixed my death screech rear brake, one of the pistons had got stuck, new pads in now for Scotland, maybe you won’t buy Hope brake after all 🙂

    Tom

    PS – you over exposed me in the photo!

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    jemima wrote:

    jam bo – why do you have a witches broomstick in your van???

    they make the trail come alive.

    Premier Icon smokey_jo
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    Is this another way for thieves to spot which bikes are worth nicking?

    hypnotoad
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    Is this another way for thieves to spot which bikes are worth nicking?

    As long as you’re careful with what you share I’m sure you won’t make yourself a target.

    However I’m still not sure who can and can’t see my pics right now, hopefully they’ll add some settings so you have control over who can and can’t access your photo’s.

    will
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    If you don’t have increased security settings then anybody can see your photos.

    Good feature but i’ll just stick with Instagram, much better overall.

    hooli
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    Is this another way for thieves to spot which bikes are worth nicking?

    I saw the update yesterday and thought it would be good to capture something unusual about that ride – heavy fog, lovely sunset, dry track etc.

    Not sure I would take a picture of myself and my bike as part of every ride?

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    So all this chat about photos and nobody’s mentioned the rankings. As far as I can see on the Android app all it tells me is my rank on a segment and not the total number of riders, so I could be 80th of 1000 or (prbably) 80th of 81 but can’t find that on the screen. Still at least a kom is still a kom…

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    That’s what I thought this thread was gonna be about!

    Got a couple of top tens yesterday but it doesn’t mean much unless you know there were more than 11 riders.

    falkirk-mark
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    works for me

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    So all this chat about photos and nobody’s mentioned the rankings. As far as I can see on the Android app all it tells me is my rank on a segment and not the total number of riders, so I could be 80th of 1000 or (prbably) 80th of 81 but can’t find that on the screen. Still at least a kom is still a kom…

    iOS app has total number of ‘athletes’ on segment at the bottom of the page

    Can anyone on android tell me if there is a way of seeing your ranking out of the total riders for a segment ?
    Or is there a way to roll back to the previous version ?

    gren
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    Click on the segment in a ride and you now get your place on a load of leaderboards – all time, this year, following, clubs, age etc. You van then click on each of these leaderboards to see the detail

    gren,thanks for the reply.

    Tried that but all I can discover is that I’m 17th fastest for instance and then the list ends at 19.

    Seems to be a similar pattern for all segments, my result then a few below, whether I’m top 20 or top 600.

    Maybe you have to go premium for the additional data ?

    Discovered you can see everything on the website though.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    They’ve clearly ballsed up the android version.

    There’s probably a thread about it on the strava forum already if you have time to look.

    There are other forums ?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    It obviously still works for me as I’m at work the bottom of the list anyway

    richardthird
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    Re Android, I agree it really should show eg 999/1000, but I really like the snapshot of all time/this year/following etc and also the performance quartile icon ( 😐 ) alongside gives a hint of yr crapness.

    chrisgibson
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    I think I am going to give up Strava cold turkey. Just because it has started to take over riding a bit.

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