I think Ebike users should have a dedicated section on Strava??

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by iateyoubutler, 18 Nov 2017.

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  1. Dogtrousers likes this.
  2. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    I ditched Strava earlier this year and deleted all my rides, I like ride with GPS but it doesn't handle your average moving speed very well, it was constantly over estimating mine, I couldn't find a fix for this, so I have gone back to Strava, I had 40+ KOMs when I left now down to 22 showing on my profile and a few I still have that are not showing :wacko: but my average moving speed is more realistic on Strava.

    If you ever reload your rides to Strava don't load them as private, there is no way to un-privatise them globally and its a pain in the neck doing it individually.
     
  3. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Flag the ride. simple.:okay:
     
  4. Nigel-YZ1

    Nigel-YZ1 Guru

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    Penistone
    For those that chase KOM's, yes there should be segregation.
    I'm only looking at my personal times and laughing at how much faster everyone else is.
    The only time I can get a KOM is if a stand near the top and whack everyone that comes by with a large wet fish.
     
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  5. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

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    Oop North (ish)
    You don't have to, I don't, but I must admit I look at my section times sometimes with curiosity & think a) Wow look how quick they did that compared to mine it's funny & b) Wow look how quick they did that compared to mine it must have been really dangerous to go that speed over that section. :biggrin:
     
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  6. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    But I know how long I have been stopped on a ride or under a certain speed as set on my Garmin and Strava gets it right were as RWGPS constantly thinks I am stopped more than I am or under a certain speed, if you know how to fix this please tell as that is the reason I am now back using Strava, RWGPS was flattering just not correct.
     
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  7. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

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    Bristol
    If you really want a KOM then just make a segment along an obscure back road, and it will probably last for quite some time. Or make a long convoluted route that someone is only every going to get by actually trying to get that segment!
     
  8. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    I am going to have disagree, it isn't irrelevant when RWGPS is saying my moving time is 45 minutes on a hour ride and Strava is saying its 55 minutes ( and I know I have only 5 minutes of stopped time) I would say Strava is right and RWGPS got it wrong, I keep a log of my rides mostly for mileage total but if I am recording other metric I want them as accurate as possible.
     
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  9. I tried that on my Guzzi and Strava recognised I was going a bit quick to be a cycle.
     
  10. [QUOTE 5048322, member: 43827"]And we mustn't break the rules or..............or what?[/QUOTE]
    Or nothing. Strava isn't under UCI rules. :okay:

    The titles says Strava should have a section for ebikes. I pointed out it already has, but you can't force anyone to use it. Cheating on Strava is trivial.

    @iateyoubutler tell your colleague to record his ride
     
  11. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Strava is an amusing bit of cycling fluff. I upload some rides (after the event as my Etrex doesn't do wireless) just for others to giggle at. It shows me some meaningless 'PRs' on random bits of road, which I ignore. If I want to compete, I'll ride a time-trial (and probably not use the Etrex).
     
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  12. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    I don't think they are all completely meaningless. this is one we do at the end of a lot of rides. it's good to see how much you have left in your legs after riding 40+ miles. it's only a bit of fun but it's good to see who the fast guys are. These are all people i know. i have flagged a couple of guy's on there for doing it on mopeds.:laugh:
     

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  13. Mr potts

    Mr potts Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ossett W.Yorks
    I was out with a cycling mate of mine last week we started going up a hill at a decent pace ( on road bikes ) and all of a sudden a guy shoots past us on an electric mtb, we had a look on returning home and lo and behold he had the KOM !! my mate messaged him but got no reply?
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1319508114/segments/32660828504
     
  14. david k

    david k Hi

    Location:
    North West
    I use endomondo as a simple mileage tracker, I think it's really good for that, I did have premium but don't use it currently
    I use endomondo for walking cycling, hiking etc.

    I use strava for cycling only, not to look at others but I like to see my segments against historic rides, I like that feature
     
  15. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

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    South Derbyshire
    If it bothers you then flag any rides you know for sure are then let strava decide, i dont care anymore tbh, i have better things to worry about.
     
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