As for the training and returning to racing, I certainly take that seriously, as it is both time consuming and expensive. Aside from that I have always enjoyed real competition ...... I'm not about to denigrate anyone for using Strava and thinking it's awesome. However if ( as someone did ) tells me that I don't know cycling competition because I haven't uploaded and tested myself on the KOM's than I'm going to call their BS.
Plain and simple..
I'm strictly interested in what it can offer me for training purposes.... In a race it will be probable if not definite that I will not be plugged in.
Mainly because come race day, I don't want to see digital readouts... It's all around me in its simplest form.. Either be competitive and race or be pack fodder and off the back... Reading my numbers will not help during a race... When the group I want to be in goes up the road, I also have to go with them, it's not magical, it's reality, and I know from previous years of racing where and when I blow up... I don't need a digital readout screaming ... " Warning .!! Warning ..!! Will Robinson ".... But in all seriousness, Thanks..