Strava - WOW !

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Arjimlad, 1 Aug 2012.

  1. Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    I'd been using Endomondo without any complaints on my HTC Explorer, but thought I would give Strava a go today. I downloaded the app last night.

    Uploading my ride today, and some previous ride data from Endomondo and - wow - I'm suddenly racing against other people on various "segments" of my various routes to & from work !

    On one part of my route I am 9th out of 95 riders, which is somewhat gratifying.

    A whole new world of exciting cycle racing has opened up to me. New motivation to give it some extra beans on the way to work... good job there's a shower.
     
  2. It is great isn't it :smile: This has turned up in Brisbane :smile:

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    Andrew
     
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  3. OP
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    Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    Fantastic...
    Perhaps we should petition the local authorities here to design & mark roads accordingly !
     
  4. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    :biggrin: that's so cool
     
  5. thefollen

    thefollen Über Member

    Location:
    Balham/Tooting Bec
    Downloading now!
     
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    Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    I exported ride data as .gpx from endomondo online & uploaded it from my pc into strava. One ride at a time, unfortunately, but it's been very interesting to see what little race segments others have set up, and which I have passed through.
     
  7. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
  8. YahudaMoon

    YahudaMoon Über Member

    This is the first Ive heard about strava really

    Am I the only one worried and concerned we have cyclist racing each other that could be unlicensed and uninsured on our roads or is it just me ?

    Sounds a bit like Alleycat racing but on a very large scale ?
     
  9. YahudaMoon

    YahudaMoon Über Member

    Can't see that happening some how
     
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    Arjimlad

    Arjimlad Tights of Cydonia

    Location:
    South Glos
    I ride to work as fast as I can on country roads, mainly, then I look up the data and see how fast I have gone - & strava lets me see how I've fared against saved data from others... bit like ghost data on Mario Kart on the Wii..
     
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  11. thefollen

    thefollen Über Member

    Location:
    Balham/Tooting Bec
    Popped a few .gpx files from Endomondo up there myself. Brilliant to see the segments people have set up, will add a few of my own. Can't wait to start drilling those times down with the segment in mind!
     
  12. Already happened ... really cannot blame the app for the stupidity of people but.

    Andrew
     
  13. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Silly commuter racing you mean ? It happened before, the only difference with this is that it records your time now
     
    Crackle and on the road like this.
  14. rob andrew

    rob andrew Member

    Hey Arjimlad... Could you please let me know how you managed to transfer data from Endomondo to Strava? I have always used endomondo but want to switch!
     
  15. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Save ride from Endomondo as a .tcx file to your computer. Then on Strava, go to "upload activity" top right of screen, "upload a file on your computer" and then select the tcx file
     
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