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    What is STRAVA

    I have read about Strava on this site, but can't figure out why people don't like it. This is all new to me, can someone please fill me in.


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    "Strava!" is something you yell on the trail to indicate your right-of-way.

    It's a system to track your times via GPS and upload to a web site. You can also compare your to others for the same "course". Problem is that some people use it for virtual racing/time trials. These "racers" will sometimes ride recklessly on public trails in pursuit of the best time, which can create safety issues.

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