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    Oh geez, here we go again.

    Strava can't pedal your bike.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Re: Strava Contribute to. Bike Death?

    Ok, if I follow the article, the rider did 29 in a 25 zone -- not illegal in most jurisdictions, and earlier in the day -- not at the time of the accident.

    And the pedestrian "stepped off the curb" which probably is their way of saying she stepped out in front of the rider.

    While I feel sorry for the pedestrian -- it could have been me or someone I love who made a mistake -- who cares if he was trying to set some new PRs. He was riding legally and did nothing wrong.

    Perhaps if he had gotten his bike at Wal-Mart instead of a bike shop, the pedestrian might still be alive. Perhaps if .... No end of places to place blame.

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    Isn't there a Strava Bonus for that? (JK!!)

    Not good PR for Strava. Is this why they're updating it tonight?
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    I doubt it will hurt Strava any.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    She should have looked both ways before stepping off the curb. Any 5 year old knows that...
    The moron cyclist was riding a TT bike while in the TT position. We all know how hard it is to hit the brakes when in that situation.

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    I have to concur that the aerobars were a much bigger risk factor here that the app. I disclose that I am a strava user who does not presently own aerobars, so take my comments as such.

    About riding road riding on things other than real roads: My MTB has some downtime, so I've been riding the Don paved trail every day on my road bike this month. Yes, the rides have been posted to my strava account.

    The reality is that to ride on that MUP, I need to yield to everybody:

    I need to yield to people walking three astride who wont get over.
    I need to yield to people riding two astride who won't get over.
    I need to ride my road bike onto the grass to yield to mountain bike riders who won't budge off the pavement.
    I need to yield to electric bikes being operated above 32kph.
    I need to yield to roller-skiiers who are waving pointy sticks around.
    I need to yield to leashed and unleashed dogs of every size and temperament.

    I need to repeatedly yield to people who, if our situations were reversed, would never, ever yield to me.

    And I'm okay with all that. Beats sitting at red lights for 40 minutes on Don Mills. And it beats another concussion.


    The good news is Winter is coming. Soon I'll be all by myself again.
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    Also: a note on Strava segments: If anyone is on the path or trail, in the hesitation about rather to go around them or brake, you've already lost.

    Give up and try again when no one's around.

    Like at sunrise. On a Sunday. In December.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post

    Like at sunrise. On a Sunday. In December.
    So much this my face hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pucked up View Post
    Isn't there a Strava Bonus for that? (JK!!)

    Not good PR for Strava. Is this why they're updating it tonight?
    "There's no such thing as bad publicity"

    Strava will probably gain users from this, people who read about it due to the news articles and decide to try it.

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