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Old 08-10-18, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Caliper View Post
Strava has brought a joy back to cycling for me. No more speedo on the handlebars always taunting me with average speed or cadence or anything like that. I just ride, enjoy the trip and then later see how I compare to the same segment from last ride or last year. it's great.
I ditched the on-the-bars computer for that reason ... too tempting to look down and ride to a number instead of riding a bike on a road. I still keep my phone on the bars, but the screen is off.

I use RideWithGPS ... and upload GPX files to Strava when i want to compare certain segments or share rides with some of the folks I sometimes do group rides with.

If I wanted KOMs ... I would create segments no one else would bother to ride. I could own the '"Behind the half-abandoned shopping mall" KOM, or maybe the "All but forgotten dead-end access road by the truck depot " KOM.
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