- Where is this? Is it in the peak district???
Jeez mate, dry your eyes. Do you have shares in Strava?
Yeah, I get it, there have always been dicks about, just now there’s some dicks that use Strava.
Maybe I should have said, some people that sometimes use Strava, sometimes suck bawls, sometimes?
Or should I just take your approach and blindly proclaim that there is no correlation between the two, ever?Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
So you keep saying Hora, it’s also a training log which you can use to evaluate your progress against yourself and others, I know half of the people on leaderboards round here and it’s great to get a sense of perspective on some of the riding and the speeds people are carrying. I was able to see how I was doing against the locals and world champions on some stuff I’ve ridden.
For most people it’s got nothing to do with racing strangers it’s mostly something people like to shout about when they want to blame something.
Sorry to not join in the gate closing witch hunt.Posted 4 years ago
Training for what?
Finishing in the top 30+ of a amateur race?
If you aren’t even on the same planet as people who may podium I really don’t see the point of getting it down to metrics of a second here and there. ‘I’m fitter now than I have ever been’ is another – surely be content in knowing this.
I honestly don’t get people who train hard for a race knowing that they’ll never be on that podium. If you do it to be part of something, the enjoyment, then just ride alot and go and enjoy.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Having entered a few multi day races training was kind of essential to avoid hating the entire experience. Seeing if I was making progress was important and trying to work out how my body was going to react and how hard I could push was part of the training. Not strictly an amateur race with a couple of Olympians and most of the top XC racers in Oz over for it.
The missus uses it a fair bit for the same reasons, last race she did she won her category.
I’m doing another 4 day one later this year with 150km of racing over 7 stages covering hill climbs, sprint laps, night rides and 45km stages. I will be training so that I can give it a good shot, enjoy it and maybe sneak in the top half of the field.
Again not amateur but with some training I could end up near the good end of my category as this year they are putting in a separate elite category.
It does seem to be a STW thing to not only not get what and why other people do things but then to try and look down on them for not conforming.Posted 4 years ago
True, so what happens if I, a walker or a childs face gets in your way whilst you are improving your personal best?
Personally I would slow down to avoid alarming any of the above. Sheep too. And real big rocks. Why are you assuming that everyone using Strava is a mindless cretin? I use it mostly to see what friends all over the country are riding, I’m not too fussed about how fast I go, though I do like to know how far, roughly.
Obviously that’s just me, but as numerous people have said before, there were people who rode like idiots before Strava existed, blaming an app for human stupidity is just stupid… 😉Posted 4 years ago
I had a mate at uni – still good friends today – who loved an argument, as did I. We spent/wasted hours arguing about stuff just for the sport of it rather than because we strongly believed in it one way or another. I like to think we learnt a lot off each other as a result.
Some people on here remind me of him.Posted 4 years agowhatnobeerMember
Why are you assuming that everyone using Strava is a mindless cretin? I
It’s the standard STW way. Assume everyone who uses Strava is a **** racing their way down hills into children’s faces (despite there being a large stw Strava group), assume everyone who watches Top Gear is an idiot and everyone who likes football (sorry, wendyball) is a pleb and probably a thug too.Posted 4 years agobenpinnickSubscriber
happy memories of a friends stag do in Sheff that involved a trip out to the dark peak. Hired some awful bikes from Ladybower and absolutely hammered them down that trail. Fair to say the rest of the crew who werent really MTBers were a long way back. I discovered the interesting phenomenon which is that undamped suspension simply moves the rock further on down the trail… meaning you get the kick back when you dont expect it!Posted 4 years ago
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