I think I might have found a new addiction... Strava is insidious. It's actually a slick, clean little app for my android, and I thought the whole social aspect piece would annoy me (wrong) and frankly, they keep telling me I should follow some racer type I've never heard of (also wrong) but the segments are freaking cool. I put a little effort into my ride today and knowing full well that my best effort on a hill would still net me back of the pack status, I hammered on a downhill today and got all the way up to #17. Boo yah! If the light had been green and I hit the downhill with a bit of steam, I think I could hit top 10 easy. That will of course be my mission next Tuesday while my son is at dive practice and THAT is why I now think strava is cool.
Obviously, my Clyde self will never win any king of the mountain segments but it is really sweet to see those little personal record trophies pop up in the title bar of my phone when I'm done.
So Nick: Nice work.