/ your favorite strava segment

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mark s - on 05 Oct 2012
im sure anyone else on strava will also find it really good to look at your times and see how you are progressing.
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
http://app.strava.com/segments/649653





ChrisJD on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

I'm was happy with this DH segment from our off-road night-ride last night.

Had to laugh when I got a KOM in the dark ;-)

http://app.strava.com/segments/2325735

mark s - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to ChrisJD: by a fair bit as well :-).i always do far better on the dh segments.
balmybaldwin - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

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

My most pleased with Segment: http://app.strava.com/segments/2167819
balmybaldwin - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:
> (In reply to mark s)
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> Had to laugh when I got a KOM in the dark ;-)
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Sometimes darkness helps - it hides the scary bits!
Guy - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

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
Guy - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s: http://app.strava.com/activities/12393158 and I like this page because of the max speed reading! My garmin has it somewhat slower at 53mph not 59mph. I think I believe the Garmin more unfortunately.
mark s - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Guy:
> (In reply to mark s) http://app.strava.com/activities/12393158 and I like this page because of the max speed reading! My garmin has it somewhat slower at 53mph not 59mph. I think I believe the Garmin more unfortunately.

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.
mark s - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to balmybaldwin: joined
ChrisJD on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to balmybaldwin:

> 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


I'll join as long as the roadies promise not to point and laugh at my uphill road times on my 38lb bike ;-)
ChrisJD on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

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 !

Enty - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to balmybaldwin:
> (In reply to mark s)
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> 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
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I'm in.

Did this yesterday - stone over weight too and miles off being race fit so quite pleased:
http://app.strava.com/rides/23971310#428410751

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Guy - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:
"i know it was quick as i was catching cars up in a national speed limit."

fun isn't it!
Guy - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: Good effort!
ChrisJD on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:

You'll soon shift that stone of weight doing rides like that.
Enty - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:

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?

Cheers,

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Enty - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

Also quite pleased with this:
http://app.strava.com/rides/23789771#425049695

But check out the guy in the lead!! 11th in La Marmotte and 3rd in the Alpe d'Huez TT - 43 minutes!

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ChrisJD on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:

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.

mark s - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: there are some really quick people out there.they are like racing snakes though,helps to be light

you are not a million miles from uncle,he is based in sanary.ive told him about strava and he has joined up.
a lakeland climber on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

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!

ALC
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Enty - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to a lakeland climber:
> (In reply to mark s)
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> just started on it - slippery slope!
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Tell me about it! No such thing as a leisure ride any more, every fecking outing is painful now ;-)

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ChrisJD on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:

> 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 ;-/

a lakeland climber on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:

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.

ALC
ChrisJD on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to a lakeland climber:

> dunno whether to sit back in admiration or cry.

You have to do both!

Arms Cliff - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to a lakeland climber: Strangely the Applecross side is Cat 1 http://app.strava.com/segments/1244832 there's also a few hors category off road routes, and some things that look like GPS aberrations! you can use the Explore tab to search and set the slider at the top to change which categories you see.
mark s - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:
> (In reply to a lakeland climber)
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> Tell me about it! No such thing as a leisure ride any more, every fecking outing is painful now ;-)
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agree.i cant go out now with out trying to beat myself everytime.which i suppose is good
Enty - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

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.

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a lakeland climber on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:
> (In reply to mark s)
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> 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.
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My screen isn't wide enough!!

ALC

mark s - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: i like to compare with friends.its definatly not a website for the type who say "its not the winning its the taking part"
ablackett - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:
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> 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?
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Often if I record on my phone is misses out segments. My Garmin records more track points so picks up all the segments.


ablackett - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to a lakeland climber:
> (In reply to mark s)
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> 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!
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This explains that to be HC the gradient x ascent must be over 8000.

https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/20420292-how-are-strava-climbs-categorized-for-rides

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.
Escher - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s: Got to be Jubilee Tower for me out of Lancaster, had all the KOM's every way up it for quite a while (there's several routes to the top) but lost the main hard climb to a couple of cat 1/elite pro's recently. Don't think I'll be getting that one back for a while, they're very quick and 20 years my junior! http://app.strava.com/rides/24060547#429932475

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.
Enty - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Escher:

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.

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JLS on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to a lakeland climber:

>"Even something like Hardknott only gets cat 3!"

Yeah, just a big ring sprint from what I here... ;-)
Enty - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

Arghhhh!!!!! 11 bloody seconds!
http://app.strava.com/rides/24075095#430075605

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The Bad Cough - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: Has anyone upgraded to Premium? Is it worth it?
Enty - on 05 Oct 2012
In reply to The Bad Cough:

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 ;-)

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mark s - on 06 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:
> (In reply to The Bad Cough)
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> 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 ;-)
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haha i thought that,i want to see what other 200lb+ riders do also.
TimB - on 08 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

I'm not on strava, but this makes me laugh:

http://cdn.bikechatforums.com/files/this.is.strava.png

Saintly - on 08 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s: I think this one from yesterday is my most enjoyable and painful segment scoop, and we got a couple of routes in at Clifton afterwards:)

http://app.strava.com/rides/24323880#
Enty - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

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.

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mark s - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: id just put in a new segment with the real start and name.
a lakeland climber on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:

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.

ALC
Enty - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s and ALC:

Do your own segments show on the main public map?

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a lakeland climber on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:

As far as I know, yes. Not sure how you do it as I've never tried.

ALC
ChrisJD on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:

You can choose to make them private (you can make them public later, but not visa versa)
Escher - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: Are you talking about private segments or public ones you've created? If the latter then yes, not sure about the former, never created a private segment.

Ps. Strava sometimes creates segments automatically and therefore the names are often wrong
Enty - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Escher:

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.

Cheers,

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Escher - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Escher: I don't think you can edit other peoples segments but you can edit your own afterwards. You can also hide/show segments so the correct ones show up in your view. Don't how it works but sometimes the duff segments go into the hidden section and the improved versions seem to take precedence when you view a ride.
Escher - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: Yep that'll be it
ChrisJD on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Escher:
> not sure about the former, never created a private segment.

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.

balmybaldwin - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

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.
Escher - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: And I would thoroughly recommend VeloViewer.com if you are as ridiculously competitive on Strava as I am. It ingests the figures from Strava and gives you a new level of stattage and things that Strava won't tell you.

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!
ChrisJD on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to Escher:

VeloViewer looks good

I've also used this:

http://www.jonathanokeeffe.com/strava/strava-kom-notification-service/

(the Strava Multi-Ride Mapping Tool is pretty cool)
Enty - on 12 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

Bloody hell I think I might have found a cheater on my local climbs :-(((

http://app.strava.com/athletes/39088

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Enty - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:
> (In reply to mark s)
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> Bloody hell I think I might have found a cheater on my local climbs :-(((
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> http://app.strava.com/athletes/39088
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So what do we think? 10 minute power output of 686w and some up hill speeds of 40kmh+

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mark s - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: I've seen a few that are obvious cheats.think we should give usada a ring
MHutch - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:
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> So what do we think? 10 minute power output of 686w and some up hill speeds of 40kmh+
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What, this?
http://app.strava.com/rides/454344#174960409

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!
ChrisJD on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

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!)
Enty - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to MHutch:

This one is the annoying one because it's one of the most popular climbs in the area:
http://app.strava.com/segments/1708289

And this one:
http://app.strava.com/segments/2510594
Because it's the ride up to my house.

Cheating tw@.

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Enty - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to MHutch:

What's the procedure with flagging stuff up?

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mark s - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to ChrisJD: i ran my gps from stoke to leek in my car.i actually recorded my slowest time down ladderage,a big hill into leek.a segment i have have just come second in by 1 second
http://app.strava.com/rides/24867117#443889667

i deleted my car ride as i buggered up my power rating

a lakeland climber on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:

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?

ALC
Enty - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to a lakeland climber:

He's done the col from the other side which is much steeper:

http://app.strava.com/segments/1574353

WTF?

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mark s - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty: his longest ride is 35k miles.
Enty - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:

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.

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balmybaldwin - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to Enty:

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
balmybaldwin - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Looking again, his "longest Ride" is over 35,000 Miles: http://app.strava.com/rides/454367

There's clearly something wrong with his device too
balmybaldwin - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to balmybaldwin:

I have flagged this ride now. (Didn't realise it was that easy)
nowler - on 13 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s: mine used to be mont ventoux descent, until a couple of guys beat me by seconds. hopefully they see this and realise i had the flu at the time and i'm not bitter in the slightest.....
lost1977 - on 14 Oct 2012
only just started using strava today and managed a cat 4 climb (in a very slow time)

http://app.strava.com/segments/610455

managed 3rd overall on this one accidentally
http://app.strava.com/segments/2543369

will go back in a few days and see if i can smash this one
a lakeland climber on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to lost1977:

Uh-oh! You're hooked!

ALC
lost1977 - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to a lakeland climber:

i think so, this is the kind of thing that really motivates me for training
Enty - on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to lost1977:
> only just started using strava today and managed a cat 4 climb (in a very slow time)
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> http://app.strava.com/segments/610455
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> managed 3rd overall on this one accidentally
> http://app.strava.com/segments/2543369
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> will go back in a few days and see if i can smash this one

Boom!! Hooked!

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sleavesley on 14 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s: I have started to use it, but ride where there are lots of club riders, so all the climbs I will never touch, just posting a decent time is enough for me.
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!

In reply to Enty:

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.
steve taylor - on 15 Oct 2012
In reply to balmybaldwin:

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(
Escher - on 17 Oct 2012
James Edwards - on 17 Oct 2012
In reply to mark s:
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.

Many thanks
James
ChrisJD on 17 Oct 2012
In reply to James Edwards:

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.
James Edwards - on 17 Oct 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:
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
James

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