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.

trailtothetrail

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…

View original post 742 more words

Advertisements

About OneOffTwoWheels

Being on a bicycle is my escape from all the things that make life interesting. My partner Greg and I have a shared interest in staying healthy and enjoying life together and the bicycle makes everything a little more fun.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: