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Old 07-22-12, 04:38 PM   #1
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Quick Strava Question

How do I start a segment? I've looked on the website but cant find the answer to this. There is a hill I want to do a segment on but for now it's just one of my personal routes.
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How do I start a segment? I've looked on the website but cant find the answer to this. There is a hill I want to do a segment on but for now it's just one of my personal routes.
You go to the map of the ride you are interested in that you have done. Double click on the map: On the right hand side of the page you will see a box listing your speed distance and watts. Bottom of that box you will see two tabs, one for edit and one for actions. Click on actions and select new segment. Simply set the start and stop for the segment and save. you can make it private or public.
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You go to the map of the ride you are interested in that you have done. Double click on the map: On the right hand side of the page you will see a box listing your speed distance and watts. Bottom of that box you will see two tabs, one for edit and one for actions. Click on actions and select new segment. Simply set the start and stop for the segment and save. you can make it private or public.
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Or you can go to the elevation profile, place the cursor near the start of the hill, left click, drag the cursor to the end of the hill and release. Then you'll see a button to create a new segment.
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If you want the segment to be useful to others, try to start it and stop it at points that don't require "luck". For example, instead of starting a segment just before a stop, or right at a stop, start it 25 feet beyond the stop. That way it doesn't matter that much whether you had to stop or not prior to the segment. Same for ending the segment. Don't end it right at a stop sign or stop light; end it 25 feet or so before, so that anyone has adequate time to safely come to a stop.

Also, Strava will suggest a similar segment to yours, if it exists. If there are insignificant differences, go with the segment that's already there, or make your segment private.
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