Strava – Riding revelation or ruiner?
Before Strava we rode to enjoy being on two wheels; after Strava we tend to ride with the intention of improving our segment standings. Who has time to enjoy the scenery.
I’ve been using Strava for around 9 months now. In that time I’ve had numerous thoughts about whether it is a positive or negative thing for riding. For those who don’t know Strava is an application which can be used on your GPS device or smart phone which logs where you ride and how fast you are going including elevation changes and if you buy the premium over the free version a whole host of other features too. One of the features (on the free version as well as premium) is the ability to have your ride broken down into segments and then compare your time through these segments against anyone else who has ever ridden those segments with Strava active. Almost like a time trial style race.
So in effect Strava allows you to race people who you may not even know across different days. It logs your Personal Record…
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