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  • ormondroyd
    Member

    Round here they start you off on MapMyRide, but before you know it, you’ve moved onto the harder stuff.

    Roter Stern
    Member

    My name is RS and I have a Strava problem.

    RS4KEV
    Member

    lol, dead right Charlie. Franks Tank will never be the same again. Not sure about the riding past the pub part, maybe i’m not fully addicted (yet)

    dropoff
    Member

    Sad, sounds like you need another weekend in Porlock 🙂

    mashiehood
    Member

    i must admit, strava made me ditch my baggies, i could never wear them again. whats the point of baggies? 😈

    ormondroyd
    Member

    Strava confessions: Until yesterday, I owned pretty much the whole set of climbs off the Warren in Caversham. Gravel Hill, Sandy Hill, Mechanical Hill, Jackson’s Lane. And then someone nicked my KOM on Mechanical Hill, the day before the rain came. I’m considering an appeal to the CAS.

    But I could give up any time.

    meehaja
    Member

    I hide it from my friends. I don’t want them to know that I care how far and how fast I ride.

    I told them I was doing “hill repeats” for fitness. In reality I was trying to nail my local KOM.

    I’m sorry.

    Premier Icon Shak47
    Subscriber

    I have broken my collar bone and in the meantime I am losing KOMS left right and centre and cant do anything about it,every damm sorry you lost email from strava is like a knife being twisted in the back, its enough to make you weep…

    coatesy
    Member

    Ditched my cycle computer about 15 years back for similar reasons, every ride was governed by the data on it, rather than by enjoyment.

    ormondroyd
    Member

    (I’m a shedload faster thanks to Strava, I reckon. Anyone else?)

    jota180
    Member

    There’s a 2 mile flat road segment that goes close by

    I sometimes stand in the garden and think “hmm… that strong wind is in a perfect direction”

    😀

    Premier Icon Ming the Merciless
    Subscriber

    I ride at a very slow pace to the nearest hills and then go Banzai to get the hill climb KOM, I then ride home at a slow pace trying to gt my lungs and heart back in my chest.

    I have been known to question the integrity of peoples carbon frames in an attempt to get them to slow down……

    Not that I’m competetive you understand

    martinxyz
    Member

    Yes,I would have been faster. Thing is,it controlled me.Only last night I tried to backflip off a 20ft building for $1.

    MrSparkle
    Member

    I cut my hair and ditched my baggies

    Pictures or it didn’t happen! 😉

    reggiegasket
    Member

    It certainly changes the way you ride.

    I was chuffed at some of my descents though. I’ve managed a few KOM going down… none going up yet.

    patriotpro
    Member

    mashiehood – Member
    i must admit, strava made me ditch my baggies, i could never wear them again. whats the point of baggies?

    So non-strava dudes don’t have to look at your sack, back, crack.

    Within a week of first taking strava I cut my hair and ditched my baggies, Lycra, carbon forks, i even rode past a pub without stopping.. I also clocked 49.8mph max on my road bike. Scored a KOM too.

    At first you think you can control strava
    But before long you start looking ill, losing weight and feeling like death
    Then one day you will wake up knowing that instead of you controlling strava, it now controls you.
    So if a friend offers you strava you know what to say:

    Strava screws you up.

    bjj.andy.w
    Member

    There’s a 2 mile flat road segment that goes close by
    I sometimes stand in the garden and think “hmm… that strong wind is in a perfect direction”

    Phew, it’s not just me then 😀

    Premier Icon YoKaiser
    Subscriber

    I now taper for every ride and I’m thinking of getting the TT bike out. My home page is Segment explore.

    djglover
    Member

    Round here they start you off on MapMyRide, but before you know it, you’ve moved onto the harder stuff.

    😀

    I started with bike hike and a garmin geko. It wasn’t long before I had progressed passed owning a Garmin Forerunner and Garmin Edge, and using Garmin Connect daily to a full on Strava addiction.

    Every ride is a segment hunt.

    On the plus side I’m probably the fittest I have ever been

    sputnik
    Member

    Non Srava users won’t see any back/sack/crack for the dust in their eyes 😛

    Premier Icon alibongo001
    Subscriber

    The good thing is that you have admitted that you have a problem.

    Once that important step has been taken there are support services that can help you.

    Alternatively you can do it alone, it requires more self control but is ultimatley more satifying.

    Try and go out on your bike and just have fun.

    Then try to cycle without the phone / garmin occasionally

    Before you know it then you will be an Ex Strava addict…….but you must never go back!

    🙂

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Well done, go smash it some more.

    Nothing wrong with it, there are worse things to be up to in the woods by yourself.

    Neil_Bolton
    Member

    Yep. Me too.

    However, it’s made me a shed load faster and made me really enjoy ‘riding’ again, in so far as I enjoy the pain now, and enjoy keeping going.

    Getting KOMs is like a sexual endorphin hit though, it must be said.

    I’ve now moved onto the harder stuff on http://www.trainerroad.com

    bigbloke
    Member

    I bathe in Veet, spray my body with black paint instead of clothes and only ride in suitable performance enhancing wind conditions in dry weather only…..alone so as no distractions….snort…..but its ok…..sniff……i can stop it….snort…..anytime i like…..honest…..i can….STRAAAAAAAVAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

    TooTall
    Member

    I only dabble in the non-addictive end of things. My map, compass, occasional GPS habit and occasional MapMyRide use are all under control. I pootle where others are chasing virtual titles.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
    Subscriber

    Pick one of the following:

    K
    Member

    I’m just a social dealer of Strava, tell people how good it is, use it all the time. Just to see others around me get sucked in to it.

    Won’t touch the stuff my self, tastes nasty and leaves you in a mess!

    uselesshippy
    Member

    Tbh charlie,
    I’d be more worried about the road bike.
    There the truly evil things.

    jp-t853
    Member

    Set some good times in the car and then sit back and relax.

    That will teach it who’s boss.

    Premier Icon cheese@4p
    Subscriber

    A lung expanding, mind contracting drug then?

    LoCo
    Member

    Will soon be ‘owning’ all the road KOM’s in South Wales, on a moped 😉

    steve_b77
    Member

    I had a KOM, a CAT 2 roadie took it by a few seconds, I shall regain it if it kills me 😆

    mashiehood
    Member

    steve – analyse your performance using this to see what you need to do to reclaim your KOM

    ben1000
    Member

    If you start trying to spell things with your ride you’ve gone too far. #nowaybacknow

    richardk
    Member

    I feel a photoshop coming on.. “I’m in yr strava, steeling all yr KOMs”

    Maybe the picture should be that fat bloke in pink Lampre kit with a hipster fixie shopped under him

    Premier Icon chakaping
    Subscriber

    steve – analyse your performance using this to see what you need to do to reclaim your KOM

    This way lies madness.

    (bookmarked it though)

    LoCo
    Member

    Kind of glad I only have a rather uncool blackberry, that does admittedly have endomondo loaded onto it (not often used though) strava doesn’t work on it though. 😀

    EDIT: any cheap gps devices available that run Strava? don’t want to shell out for a garmin 😉 😯

    Carlos45
    Member

    Got to say that I have been “strava free” now for nearly 3 months.

    I feel like a new man. Initially it was totally addictive but then it got more and more difficult to get to new high’s and after a while it started taking the pleasure out of everything. Kept beating myself up for not getting another PB. Yep those days were great getting 10 PB’s in one day – but that is unsustainable without killing yourself.

    Strava made me forget what mtbing was all about….

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