Stravaing everything – a current trend?
Strava is also used as a training tool and diary, rather than just a race tool for people who are too scared to race. So with this in mind, it makes sense to log every time on the bike to work with as accurate data as possible.
Interesting one that. I use TrainingPeaks as my training tool, but I don’t bother logging a half mile ride to work (the daily dog walk is more strenuous, maybe I should start wearing my HR monitor and working out my dog walk TSS!)Posted 3 years agoamediasSubscriber
I log everything, even if it’s a couple of miles running errands.
I use it as a tool to track my total mileage, and mileage on particular bikes, and time on bike, more of a ride diary than anything else.
Mostly because I’m a stats geek and like that kind of thing, but also useful when working out cost offset against using car/public transport and for keeping track of how long things last before wearing out etc.
As for other people seeing it I don’t give a monkeys really, only got about 5 mates that follow me.
I’m glad I can bring some amusement to your life 🙂Posted 3 years agoSinglespeed_ShepMember
When i first signed up to strava, I spent the first ride charging through segments.
Then i got bored and just record all my rides for total mileage. The only thing I try and achieve is a 100 mile a week average, not fussed about anything else now.
I use my phone for less than 5 miles and GPS for further, I’ve found logging the little rides to the shops encourages me to use my bike rather than a car.Posted 3 years agothecrookofdevonMember
Bit of a thread highjack here but…..When I use strava I just have a look at it once I get home to see how fast I was on various segments or even to see if any of the bits I rode are segments. Is there any way of telling when you are approaching a segment? I know this is a bit thick and also that I should take my phone out of my camelbak!Posted 3 years agomuggomagicSubscriber
I’ve never logged a trip to the shops, but I have no doubt gotten ready to go for a ride, got as far as the pub and never made it any further, then after a proper ride plugged in my Garmin and it auto uploads them both. After analysis of the 1.5 mile round trip to the pub, I can tell you that on average I’m 5mph quicker after 6 pints of stella. Imagine how quick I’d be after 10!Posted 3 years agoedlongMember
TINAS, a 6 mile ride is worth logging for training purposes… but a half mile pootle to the shops?
six trips to the shop (and back) in a week would be six miles so why not? I track all my riding (not on strava, using a different app) and I’m mainly interested in mileage. And some of those little bits might be parts of a bigger ride – my daily routine has this: little bit from home to daughter’s school, followed by longer bit from school to work. Why shouldn’t I track it all? Why would anyone care about how other people (who they don’t know) track their riding?Posted 3 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
This is a good thing given the recent stuff about Strava selling aggregated data to councils and road authorities to aid with infrastructure planning:
If folk log everything then it will be a bit closer to a proper representation.
(FWIW I don’t Strava, but I do log most of my rides on Endomondo, even if they are just commutes or trips into town. It’s my mileage counter, so mileage counts 🙂 )Posted 3 years agoPaul@RTWMember
I use it to log all my rides. I don’t post anything on Facemuck and I don’t have any followers on Strava. As someone said above, it’s just a useful and useable ride diary for my own interest. I also use it as a bit of an incentive to pedal a bit harder as I now know roughly where most of the local segments are so can chase my personal bests etc. – keeps things a bit more interesting on cold, wet winter commutes.Posted 3 years agobutcherMember
I’d like to think my car’s odometer will record mileage whether I’m setting out on a road trip or driving 30 yards to the shop. Granted, you have to go to the bother of uploading everything to Strava, and if I was only riding a couple of streets down to a friends house, then I probably wouldn’t. Generally speaking though, I record everything within reason. I like all the data, knowing exactly what mileage each bikes has done, how much time I spend on each, etc…I’ve never seen Strava exclusively as a training tool. I like to geek out on it too 😀Posted 3 years ago
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