View Poll Results: If a person is clearly busted on Strava, do you?

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    12 16.00%
  • Send her a personal message on Strava

    19 25.33%
  • Post screen shots and the guilty Strava segments (Without naming him/her)

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  • Post screen shots and the guilty Strava segments (With naming him/her)

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    Strava bust

    I caught a Strava user gunning for QOM (yes, female). During the uphill segments, she was polite enough. On the downhill segments, she cruised off trail to keep her pace going and didn't yield to more than half of the uphill riders (two of which are friends of mine).

    So, do I:
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    Sounds like she passed your whole group on the climb. That can be a little hard to take.

    I love strava. It's like racing, but fun.

    Strava dorks need to yield. Riding off trail to avoid yielding is unacceptable. But a public shaming seems a little overboard. I say post the segment but not the picture.

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    Other: Send her a dildo. B/C that's roughly 3x what this thread is worth.

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    what's strava?

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    I love strava, and not for the competitive aspect. I'm a map nerd and strava provides near epic amounts of data overlay-ed on to a map.
    disclosure complete.

    I say let it go. The only way this will ever be solved is through more trails, directional trails or wider trails.
    The bottom line is that our trails are crowded, and on the downhill portions of a trail, that means repeatedly getting off your bike.
    On busy day out at Marshal Mesa, I yielded no fewer than a dozen times in less than a mile. (for those familiar with area, it was the section of trail from the top of springbrook to the "T" intersection while doing the loop in the CCW direction.) that section when empty takes less than 2 or 3 minutes, when yielding on busy day 15 minutes or more.

    so before flaming me, I get it. I get that we should yield, i get that we want to keep our single track narrow, etc, etc...

    but the problem isn't going to be solved by posting signs on trails (which are ugly) or by out people on the internet. It will be solved by more trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    what's strava?
    apparently the single best way to piss off a front range mountain cyclist.

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    I'm going to run with popular opinion. I hate throwing fellow riders under the bus. My group wasn't together. One guy later inquired about me on facebook (Hey, I think I saw you on the trail), the other was a neighbor that was 40 minutes behind me that I happened to connect with on my way down.

    I like Strava, its a great way to measure yourself. But I do see where it can tempt you to make some bonehead moves to make some goals.

    I was using Strava this morning, gunning for some personal bests but made sure I yielded to all hikers/bikers/runners. The temptation to 'go around' is definitely there. Although I did a record deraileur hanger change out when under pressure.
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    The other debate to this, is how do we get her to change her behavior so she won't be the bad apple in our crate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    The other debate to this, is how do we get her to change her behavior so she won't be the bad apple in our crate?
    Donkey punch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    what's strava?
    Word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    what's strava?
    We've covered this: Documenting the Undocumented

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    I think you are just wondering why you got smoked by a girl out there today.

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    The TDF is using Strava on it's live broadcast, so it must be o.k., right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dose View Post
    I think you are just wondering why you got smoked by a girl out there today.
    that's what it sounds like from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    what's strava?

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    It has nothing to do with Strava. If someone is being a bonehead, it's a good idea to call them out. We mtbr'ers are the type of people who know better and can save trail access for everyone, by helping out.
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    In the poll, I voted for the PM on Strava.

    Now that I think about it more, I'm gonna go with the ever popular response to threads like these:
    Why didn't anyone actually call her out right then and there - on the trail? Instead of complaining about it on the internet???


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    Lotb

    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    I caught a Strava user gunning for QOM (yes, female). During the uphill segments, she was polite enough. On the downhill segments, she cruised off trail to keep her pace going and didn't yield to more than half of the uphill riders (two of which are friends of mine).

    So, do I:

    Was this LOTB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilburKookmeyer View Post
    I love strava, and not for the competitive aspect. I'm a map nerd and strava provides near epic amounts of data overlay-ed on to a map.
    disclosure complete.

    I say let it go. The only way this will ever be solved is through more trails, directional trails or wider trails.
    The bottom line is that our trails are crowded, and on the downhill portions of a trail, that means repeatedly getting off your bike.
    On busy day out at Marshal Mesa, I yielded no fewer than a dozen times in less than a mile. (for those familiar with area, it was the section of trail from the top of springbrook to the "T" intersection while doing the loop in the CCW direction.) that section when empty takes less than 2 or 3 minutes, when yielding on busy day 15 minutes or more.

    so before flaming me, I get it. I get that we should yield, i get that we want to keep our single track narrow, etc, etc...

    but the problem isn't going to be solved by posting signs on trails (which are ugly) or by out people on the internet. It will be solved by more trails.
    Shall you snap your fingers and make more trail appear or should I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaj View Post
    It has nothing to do with Strava.
    Keep telling yourself that while someone rips by you off trail yelling STRAVA!

    Simple reality is Strava has brought the worst cultural parts of the roadie crowd onto the trails.

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    People often joke about users yelling "Strava!" - but do people actually do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thump View Post
    Strava has brought the worst cultural parts of the roadie crowd onto the trails.
    So true, and one more reason to feel sorry for roadies.

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    Onanism transcends all demographics and takes precedence over common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WesInGolden View Post
    Was this LOTB?
    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    People often joke about users yelling "Strava!" - but do people actually do that?
    unfortunately.

    Hot Strava...awesomeness or Evil?

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