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    Strava inability to negotiate loops

    Had a strange Strava feed yesterday.

    One of my favorite rides is a 11.8 mile singletrack loop around Ft. Yargo resevoir northeast of Atlanta. This loop has an optional section called Monster Mile. Yesterday, for the first time, I rode it twice. On the first loop, I did the optional Monster Mile. On the second loop, I skipped it. Here's what Strava showed:

    Entire ride: 18.8 miles
    Segment 1: Ft. Yargo CCW w/Monster Mile: 11.9 miles
    Segment 2: Ft. Yargo CCW w/o Monster Mile: 10.8 miles

    How the heck can it total 18.8 miles with two segments totaling 22.7 miles?
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Yep, Strava has trouble matching rides with segments. Nothing new. Too much variability in devices for it to be any better.

    In your case, I'd bet that the sampling interval on your GPS (the entire ride measurement) is too low to adequately capture all the twists and turns of the trail. In particular, the sampling interval on your GPS is lower than that of the person who set the segments.

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    Possibly. But I find it odd that it could accurately (and almost perfectly) track each lap separately but it combined them into a total ride that is 4 miles shorter than the two loops.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Strava inability to negotiate loops

    I will bet it matches up closely enough and the lap distances you report are the original distances of the segment, not what your gps recorded

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