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    I like Strava.

    Mainly because it's a fast and convenient way to track my miles/speeds. Punch button on Android "on", punch "off" when done. Then off to the shower and to get a snack. A bit quicker than a spreadsheet cross-referenced with the cyclo-computer, and it has a neat little map and an approximation of calorie burn.

    Aside from that, I don't really care about the other bells/whistles/"prizes"/etc.
    Good night...and good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    If I had a wreck that cracked my helmet in half and I couldn't remember the ride home, I'd get to an emergency room immediately.
    Maybe, but there really isn't much they can do for a concussion. I guess an MRI or CAT to rule out anything more serious (not that I take concussions lightly, but they're not life-threatening) would not have been a bad idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by st3venb View Post
    If you actually read his post, you'd see that it was a jab at those people.
    Irony and satire---more and more becoming obscure literary devices. If I were the ruler of the world, no kid would graduate from high school without reading some Jonathan Swift.

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    OP, if my assumption is wrong correct me...

    Do a lot of people on Strava go all out on their first attempts at a KOM? I'm speculating but it sounds like OP went for it hard on his first attempt and didn't know the road well enough. This is probably not wise and not something Strava can do anything about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    This is the best thing you can do to prevent a hangover.
    21. Buy more meth.
    22. Shoot up more meth.
    23. Don't go to sleep.
    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I built a self-trepanning rig that I use after bike wrecks in which my helmet splits and I can't remember how I got home.
    I'll sell you plans for five dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mprelaw View Post
    Maybe, but there really isn't much they can do for a concussion. I guess an MRI or CAT to rule out anything more serious (not that I take concussions lightly, but they're not life-threatening) would not have been a bad idea.

    I guess I'd want them to be able to relieve pressure if I was having swelling inside my head. Drill a hole and whatnot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splke View Post
    i guess i'd want them to be able to relieve pressure if i was having swelling inside my head. drill a hole and whatnot.
    wat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    This is the best thing you can do to prevent a hangover.
    21. Buy more meth.
    22. Shoot up more meth.
    23. Don't go to sleep.
    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I built a self-trepanning rig that I use after bike wrecks in which my helmet splits and I can't remember how I got home.
    I'll sell you plans for five dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoshnasi View Post
    wat?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decompressive_craniectomy

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    I am not on Strava. When I saw the OPs road rash, I cringed and said ouch. Then I saw his hairy legs and realized that I am not the only hairy legged monster on these forums.

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    Oh I know what it means, but its fairly draconian now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    This is the best thing you can do to prevent a hangover.
    21. Buy more meth.
    22. Shoot up more meth.
    23. Don't go to sleep.
    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I built a self-trepanning rig that I use after bike wrecks in which my helmet splits and I can't remember how I got home.
    I'll sell you plans for five dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoshnasi View Post
    Oh I know what it means, but its fairly draconian now.
    It's a lot better than not having holes drilled in your skull.

    I built a self-trepanning rig that I use after bike wrecks in which my helmet splits and I can't remember how I got home.

    I'll sell you plans for five dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    It's a lot better than not having holes drilled in your skull.

    I built a self-trepanning rig that I use after bike wrecks in which my helmet splits and I can't remember how I got home.

    I'll sell you plans for five dollars.
    Thank you, this has to go in my signature now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    This is the best thing you can do to prevent a hangover.
    21. Buy more meth.
    22. Shoot up more meth.
    23. Don't go to sleep.
    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I built a self-trepanning rig that I use after bike wrecks in which my helmet splits and I can't remember how I got home.
    I'll sell you plans for five dollars.

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    As an attorney, I suggest you do the following:

    1. delete this thread immediately;
    2. get to an emergency room;
    3. never tell anyone you feel ok;
    4. demand a CT scan, physical therapy, and everything else you can think of (just watch an episode of House, and ask for whatever they do on the show);
    5. send me your email and I send you an Engagement Agreement;
    6. I'll send Strava an email which, of course, will reference that you never saw the small print post they put up after their last "episode" which contained modified disclaimer language;
    7. and of course I'll mention that we are willing to settle for a couple of new carbon bikes (1 for you, 1 for me) completely decked out with powermeters, Zipps, etc....


    Good luck!!!



    Seriously, you could have been hurt much worse. Heal up quickly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    As an attorney, I suggest you do the following:

    7. and of course I'll mention that we are willing to settle for a couple of new carbon bikes (1 for you, 1 for me) completely decked out with powermeters, Zipps, etc....
    God bless America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    This is the best thing you can do to prevent a hangover.
    21. Buy more meth.
    22. Shoot up more meth.
    23. Don't go to sleep.
    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I built a self-trepanning rig that I use after bike wrecks in which my helmet splits and I can't remember how I got home.
    I'll sell you plans for five dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mprelaw View Post
    (not that I take concussions lightly, but they're not life-threatening)
    Unless you die from the concussion like Liam Neeson's wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoshnasi View Post
    God bless America.
    amen!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    As an attorney, I suggest you do the following:

    1. delete this thread immediately;
    2. get to an emergency room;
    3. never tell anyone you feel ok;
    4. demand a CT scan, physical therapy, and everything else you can think of (just watch an episode of House, and ask for whatever they do on the show);
    5. send me your email and I send you an Engagement Agreement;
    6. I'll send Strava an email which, of course, will reference that you never saw the small print post they put up after their last "episode" which contained modified disclaimer language;
    7. and of course I'll mention that we are willing to settle for a couple of new carbon bikes (1 for you, 1 for me) completely decked out with powermeters, Zipps, etc....


    Good luck!!!



    Seriously, you could have been hurt much worse. Heal up quickly!!

    RD
    I will need to be listed as co-counsel in order to shred the printout of this thread that I now have in my office safe. You can keep the frame, just get me DI2 setup, an SRM meter and some Enves.

    - Oh, and by the way, for all the others, I had the distinct impression that the OP realizes he screwed up, and was blaming Strava with his tongue firmly in his cheek.
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    I want 10%. i'll be your witness.
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    I'm sorry to hear about the crash and that you're alright despite some gnarly injuries. It's not strava's fault though, it's the users.

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    I'm pretty sure you made up that whole Strava story to cover up your silly clipless pedal fall.....and also so you could post a picture of your nipple.

    (Not that there's anything wrong with that)

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    If i download strava will i change? Not sure, im already fightimg myself to ride my ride, to be disciplined... Ill probably end up downloading it, peer presure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by echotraveler View Post
    If i download strava will i change? Not sure, im already fightimg myself to ride my ride, to be disciplined... Ill probably end up downloading it, peer presure...
    I guess it depends on how likely you are to do something stupid to impress people. I'm on Strava and I love it. It helps me define some places to do intervals and gives me motivation to do them. I don't recall ever doing anything dangerous to beat a segment time or anything like that.

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    Do yourself a favor & guy checked out!
    Anytime you take a blow to your head, its wise to get it checked out, yo may not fell anything now, but it can effect you later.

    Quote Originally Posted by pallen View Post
    I guess it depends on how likely you are to do something stupid to impress people. I'm on Strava and I love it. It helps me define some places to do intervals and gives me motivation to do them. I don't recall ever doing anything dangerous to beat a segment time or anything like that.
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    Concussions can indeed be fatal, sometimes hours after the initial event. In addition, there is no way for a layperson, or even medical professionals, to rule out an internal bleed without a CT or other diagnostic scan. I know of an individual who was "OK" at the accident scene who went to the clinic two days later when her arm went numb and tingly only to find that she had been walking around with a spinal fracture that put her in a halo brace.
    Lead, follow or get out of the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubic View Post
    When I saw the OPs road rash, I cringed and said ouch. Then I saw his hairy legs and realized that I am not the only hairy legged monster on these forums.
    I shave my legs... with my beard trimmer. I don't go for bare because I am not dealing with that kind of maintenance. (I can't be bothered to shave my face with a blade more than once a week.) I set the trimmer to "2" and buzz every month or so. Without shaving, it's totally absurd.

    The rest of my body is not that hairy at all, I just got 'lucky' with some epic leghair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    Take it easy, no need for that.
    Actually I was thinking about putting that in my signature.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post
    You can flag their rides if the speeds are abnormally fast.
    I really like Strava for any number of reasons, but IMO the whole idea of segment rankings is a bit flawed for a number of reasons:

    1. The app assumes that everyone is riding alone. This makes the results meaningless as you're often comparing the results of a group ride to someone riding alone. I can personally state that often the "KOM" time of segments in my area were set by people riding five people back in a paceline (often with me pulling ).
    2. You can't normalize for environmental conditions like wind, traffic lights, dogs jumping out in front of you, heat etc. This is a particular problem if you live in a busy area. Many segments in my area require you to go through several traffic lights, meaning that your result is dependant on how many lights you hit. WTF? Not sure what the point of that is.
    3. The app doesn't put the segment in the context of the overall ride the user was doing. Someone doing a segment at mile 50 of a 75 mile ride shouldn't be measured against someone who who went out with the sole purpose of setting a KOM time on the same segment after a ten minute warm-up.

    As a result, many guys in my group take breaks before segments, get lead-outs, and plan routes carefully etc just to get a KOM. It's silly.

    I'm not a complete curmudgeon, segments can make a group ride more fun as people push the pace over given segments, work together to get times etc. That's all good fun and makes the feature worthwhile. It's just that we shouldn't pretend that the resulting rankings actually tell you anything about the rider being ranked.

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