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    Strava Is Bad For You

    Wages Dr Paul Barratt in a paper he presented August 28th to the Royal Geographic Society.

    Singletrack Magazine | Strava can be bad for you, says Royal Geographical Society.
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    You needed a research scientist to tell you this?
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    It seems the point of that was that Strava is bad for social group road rides, but overall is good for individual riders themselves.

    I like the motivation to push to take back a segment, or try get a new one when riding somewhere I don't normally ride. It also adds some variety into my commute to work by changing up the route to get different segments rather than the same direct route every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RESEARCH SCIENTISTS
    Cyclists become easily addicted to mobile apps and tend to rely unconsciously upon the feedback that they provide.
    Unconsciously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    You needed a research scientist to tell you this?
    Hehehe. One of the author's riding buddies posted up on the comments. I guess he isn't just a 'research scientist'.

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    Strava doesn't kill people. People kill people.

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    Strava is a really awesome invention. Its a game you play on your bike. Being able to challenge your buddies on various sections of singletrack is really cool. Because, lets face it, that's all anyone really cares about.

    They have "suffer scores" and you can compare your past performances. The developers are even working on a route planning application. Technology is awesome.

    I know you all know this but I just wanted to say it again.

    I like Strava and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

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    Strava is way too high tech for me. I don't have a smrt fone.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    I just turn my GPS on and off in front of my neighbour's house. No one has stolen his Cervelo R5 yet, but I'll keep watching.

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    Re: Strava Is Bad For You

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    Strava doesn't kill people. People kill people.
    No- Chuck Norris kills people.

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    I use sportstracker only as a gps device on trails so I don't get lost and to get an idea of how much I rode. I do not post results. I have cycling computer on my road bike as well. Without competing with anyone my ride was always about intervals to known places, overall times, heart rates, averages, averages and more numbers. I realized on one ride that I did well, but I did not enjoy the ride at all. I took no notice of where I was riding, actually broke a couple of traffic laws and was overall not impressed with my riding pleasure. For me the whole thing is a distraction. One one of my last road rides, I covered the computer and just rode at what "felt" right and did a circuit I know.
    No seeing averages or intervals trying to make time, and by the end it was a marginally better time than my average and I enjoyed my ride way more. I even found myself stuck to certain routes because if I deviated, I could not compare accurately to past results. One can get pretty anal and focused and I am far from competition. I know a lot of people here race and that is all about the numbers. But even if you don't ride in groups, Strava or whatever you measure by can become a burden and an end in itself.
    I will still measure a ride here and there, but I have put it into some kind of perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    Unconsciously?
    lol... that only applies to Unglued...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedumbopinion View Post
    Strava is a really awesome invention. Its a game you play on your bike. Being able to challenge your buddies on various sections of singletrack is really cool. Because, lets face it, that's all anyone really cares about.

    They have "suffer scores" and you can compare your past performances. The developers are even working on a route planning application. Technology is awesome.

    I know you all know this but I just wanted to say it again.

    I like Strava and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
    awww.. suffer score? must be a feature that comes when you give them money...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    I just turn my GPS on and off in front of my neighbour's house. No one has stolen his Cervelo R5 yet, but I'll keep watching.
    note to self, Cervelo R5 in neighbour's garage...
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    I think the paper does make a valid point specifically in the group ride setting. Which isn't surprising as just go to any Starbucks and you will see people out on a date or hanging with friends. And theses day's it seems everyone is busy with their phone's and what nots.

    So really he is seeing this happening on group rides where people are to busy with their tech. Because in reality the classic Sunday or Wed group ride is the biking equivelant of the Running Room group. Go for a ride with like minded people, talk bikes, and so on. With a few stop sign and town line sprints thrown in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    lol... that only applies to Unglued...
    Now if only there was a mobile app to prevent flat tires.
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    Use the force, Luke. Let go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    No- Chuck Norris kills people.

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    But always gives way to Jens Voight.
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    So looking at veloviewer tonight, I see that a whole bunch of uphill Strava segments on wide-open roads have been flagged as hazardous, and replaced with a bunch of new downhill segments on busy, narrow, paved bike paths.

    But when you leave the idiots in charge of the asylum....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    Strava has a fairly new function that will hide the portion of a trip that is within a certain radius of a configured point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    So looking at veloviewer tonight....
    Oh good, you've showed me a whole new rabbit hole to fall down. Segments! Summaries! Maps! Charts! Rivals!

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    Oh geez, another one sided biased argument of why Strava sucks.

    Translation of article: Strava sucks because it makes people not ride like I think they should ride.


    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    You can set your security settings so it doesn't lead people to your door. Also be smart and use screen name instead of your real name.

    BTW, other things also lead thieves to your door like the bike rack on the back of your car they see when they drive by your house. Or maybe the fact that they just follow you back home, etc etc.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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