/ your favorite strava segment
whats your favorite segment and the one you are most chuffed about?
my favorite for seeing how im getting quicker on hills is this one http://app.strava.com/segments/1456833
this is the one im happiest with
> Had to laugh when I got a KOM in the dark ;-)
Sometimes darkness helps - it hides the scary bits!
Quite surprised at this one considering I wasn't trying http://app.strava.com/rides/22358193#399355342 I barely pedalled on it i.e. no hard pedalling out of the corners as I was saving energy for the rest of the day. Think I could easily knock 45s off that time maybe more.
For a more local segment this climb is always a good tough one http://app.strava.com/activities/11034856#193473789
i also had a good top speed,my gps said 67 and computer said 61mph.i know it was quick as i was catching cars up in a national speed limit.
To be fair it is just a straight forward loose gravel track blast down with a bend and some drainage cuts. All balls, no skill.
And it was first time out on my 2004 Bullit that I have just revamped as a AM bike from my old DH bike (which has sat doing nothing for 8 years!) - single crown 160s (from triple crowns), some more realistic tyres & inners (2.5 DH to 2.4 AM) and a rear air shock (from a 1kg long stroke Romic monster!), new short stem & 720mm bars. Front/rear shocks second hand off Ebay ;-)
So it was kind of cheating ;-).
Time will tell if my old legs can live with the Bullit as my main bike !
> This is probably a good time to mention to those who haven't yet joined that there is a UKC club on Strava - http://app.strava.com/clubs/ukc
Did this yesterday - stone over weight too and miles off being race fit so quite pleased:
"i know it was quick as i was catching cars up in a national speed limit."
fun isn't it!
You'll soon shift that stone of weight doing rides like that.
Cheers - need to cut down on the pop though.
I've only been doing this Strava thing for a week - anyone know why some segments don't show on your downloaded route even when you know you've done them?
I've only been at Strava a few months (though uploaded old MyTracks routes from phone). Still on the fence as to whether I like the effect it has on me....
The main problem with segment matching algorithm is GPS drift: it won't often match if your log doesn't got through the segment start/finish.
You can contact Strava Support and they can sometimes manually add the segment to your ride.
you are not a million miles from uncle,he is based in sanary.ive told him about strava and he has joined up.
just started on it - slippery slope!
As an aside - are there any cat 1 climbs in the UK? I thought Bealach na Ba might be but it's only a cat 2. Even something like Hardknott only gets cat 3!
> just started on it - slippery slope!
Tell me about it! No such thing as a leisure ride any more, every fecking outing is painful now ;-)
I'm not quite sure yet whether I like that effect Strava has on a ride ;-/
Joined a club and knew nothing of Strava. First ride out on what I thought was going to be a steady Sunday ride and within three minutes we were blasting up a climb with me thinking "If it carries on like this I'm going to be way off the back!" Fortunately everyone stopped just after the top to replace their guts!!
Just checked the segment and those times are about a third of the way down the leader board but the best time is nearly twice as quick - dunno whether to sit back in admiration or cry.
You have to do both!
> Tell me about it! No such thing as a leisure ride any more, every fecking outing is painful now ;-)
agree.i cant go out now with out trying to beat myself everytime.which i suppose is good
Another cool thing is if you cursor along the profile of the ride with your mouse you can compare your time with the leader all along the route.
> Another cool thing is if you cursor along the profile of the ride with your mouse you can compare your time with the leader all along the route.
My screen isn't wide enough!!
> I've only been doing this Strava thing for a week - anyone know why some segments don't show on your downloaded route even when you know you've done them?
Often if I record on my phone is misses out segments. My Garmin records more track points so picks up all the segments.
> As an aside - are there any cat 1 climbs in the UK? I thought Bealach na Ba might be but it's only a cat 2. Even something like Hardknott only gets cat 3!
This explains that to be HC the gradient x ascent must be over 8000.
So it would have to have 20% average gradient and 400m of ascent to get a HC. Can't think of any roads in UK that would get that. Plenty of off road routes though.
Worked my nuts off to get a flat segment near me only to lose it to the Tour of Britain peloton a couple of weeks later.
Chuffed with having the KOM on Waddington Fell (another Tour of Britain climb) http://app.strava.com/segments/774167, the Cove Road past Malham http://app.strava.com/segments/696266 and Whalley Nab http://app.strava.com/segments/963933 I'm addicted to Strava!
Enty: Interesting that some of the names in the top ten on your segment, are names I regularly see on leaderboards round Lancs.
Some impressive times there dude - I know most of that area well from my days with the Clayton Velo.
Look forward to following you on Strava.
>"Even something like Hardknott only gets cat 3!"
Yeah, just a big ring sprint from what I here... ;-)
I'm not bothering because I don't use HR and power.
Apparently you can get the leader boards in age category if you do which could be a good ego boost for us oldies ;-)
> I'm not bothering because I don't use HR and power.
> Apparently you can get the leader boards in age category if you do which could be a good ego boost for us oldies ;-)
haha i thought that,i want to see what other 200lb+ riders do also.
I'm not on strava, but this makes me laugh:
I'm getting into this now.
However I'm finding something annoying which is lots of the climbs around here don't have their proper names and they sometimes start and finish in the wrong places - does anyone know if you can edit things?
A cool idea would be to have local moderators like UKC does.
You find quite a few climbs that have two or more segments on them, so just add your own. I think that the start and finish should be obvious, i.e. a road junction or cattle grid or similar. There's one round us that has two segments, one of these means you have to cross the road at the top and turn right - purely done to make it a cat 3 rather than a cat 4 climb but adds all of a metre to the height gain.
It may be me but I haven't been able to get the comment link to work so you can make something like this obvious.
Do your own segments show on the main public map?
As far as I know, yes. Not sure how you do it as I've never tried.
You can choose to make them private (you can make them public later, but not visa versa)
Ps. Strava sometimes creates segments automatically and therefore the names are often wrong
I think I've got it.
We live on top of a hill with 3 good climbs up to the house. I had a privacy perimiter on and my segments were'nt showing.
You make it Private when you create the segment.
There is a current Strava bug so that you may not be able to make a Private segment Public. If that happens, raise a support ticket and they will do it manually for you.
Another reason for dubious start/finish points, is that's where the rider that created it stopped for a breather!
To Enty: yes, very easy to create your own segments, and unless marked as private then all people can see them. Private segments will only include your times.
If you create a new segment on a ride you have completed, it will not show up as an achievement (i.e. get a little trophy on the sumary at the top) even if you are KOM ahead of a cast of thousands. It will however show-up the next time you ride it. If this bothers you and you have riden the segment before, go back to your earliest ride and add the segment there - all subsequent rides will then pick it up.
You only get a notification if you lose a KOM on Strava but VV will tell you when any top 50 position has moved, also useful stuff like how many seconds you are behind the KOM. I don't have a problem, I could give it up tomorrow honestly!
VeloViewer looks good
I've also used this:
(the Strava Multi-Ride Mapping Tool is pretty cool)
> So what do we think? 10 minute power output of 686w and some up hill speeds of 40kmh+
Max speed of 40+mph uphill. Tough going even on your moped. It's a curious speed profile though, slows right down at halfway.
Not an official segment, though, is it? Create one, award him KOM, then flag his ride!
I accidentally uploaded a car MyTracks gpx driving up Winnaatt (left it on by mistake and did a bulk upload to Strava) - I got loads of KOMs ;-)
(I deleted PDQ!)
What's the procedure with flagging stuff up?
The first one sort of looks believable but the second one up to Faucon is obviously just taking the p***. 6:24 vs 9:49 for the next quickest?
I googled him and apperently he's had some minor results in Belgium. Even so a pro would struggle to do 43kmh up the Madelaine from Bedoin.
Seems to be unable to use a stop button on his garmin or whatever he's using.
Looking at the athlete profile, he is regularly driving the same route either to or from his ride.
You can report this to the Support teams (links at bottom of the page and they can sort it.
I have done this today as it happens, finished a ride and then driven to the pub forgetting to turn off the garmin. there is a feature that allows you to crop your activity for this very reason.
He could of course just be a tw@t doing it to piss people off
I have flagged this ride now. (Didn't realise it was that easy)
Uh-oh! You're hooked!
i think so, this is the kind of thing that really motivates me for training
> managed 3rd overall on this one accidentally
> will go back in a few days and see if i can smash this one
When I look at larger segments before and including the climb, it's ok.
Seems the club riders like to stop and rest before trying to out do each other!
Got a 3rd this week and I suppose if i keep riding through the winter I may get somewhere!
Boom - Joined the UKC group. Nidderdale is a Strava crazy place to live.
Lots of tough climbs and a lot competitive cyclists.
Use my regular 'Francis Holland' name on Strava.
Have joined the UKC group now that I'm hooked on the app.
Sadly there aren't any other members in Dorset - come on guys - get joining!
Shan't be posting any of my segements though :o(
I'm hoping that this thread of strava aficionados can help me.
A couple of months ago i guided a cullin ridge traverse and did a strava log (my first and only to this date) of the journey.
Whilst i can see this journey on my account when i was telling someone about it who was asking me which way i go on a traverse and how long a guided journey unusually takes they couldn't find it on strava. Do i have to make a log public? What were they doing wrong?
I thought the whole strava thing a great tool and i'm keen to use it more to set up ski mountaineering challenges this winter in conjunction with Di Gilbert's Skimoscotland race schedule, but i think that i am doing something wrong.
I was using an iphone4 with an external battery for the cullin log.
Well I found you on Strava in under 30 seconds and looked at the Cullin Log with no problems.
Have sent link via UKC mail.
Ok! Thanks, so i am doing something right. Good news as i didn't want to slog my guts out on the cairngorm platau and get back and find it wasn't working. I'll go back to my guy and tell him to try again. Thanks
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