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Old 06-19-12, 06:52 AM
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Strava gets hit by a lawsuit, regarding a guy who went too hard on a downhill segment and died:

http://inrng.com/2012/06/strava-lawsuit-california/
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Old 06-19-12, 09:07 AM
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So his obsession is somebody else's fault?

Classic California/US mentality.
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I wouldn't call this a "classic California" mentality -- rather a broad generalization don't you think?
That said, I agree the premise is ridiculous. On top of that, Strava has something on the segments where, if they're designated as "dangerous", you can't see the leaderboard. I don't know if this particular segment is marked that way, but even if it wasn't, it's your own damned fault if you don't use common sense on a descent.
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Old 06-19-12, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Brando_T. View Post
Strava gets hit by a lawsuit, regarding a guy who went too hard on a downhill segment and died:

http://inrng.com/2012/06/strava-lawsuit-california/
This has nothing to do with Clydesdales / Athenas on Strava. Let's not hijack this thread.

The general discussion is over here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ava-over-death
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Old 06-19-12, 10:49 AM
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I don't know that much about Strava, but I gather one of its raisons d'etre is to compare performance figures, correct? Given that, is there any reason to join the C/A group if there aren't any other members in my area, who ride the same routes I do?
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Old 06-19-12, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
I don't know that much about Strava, but I gather one of its raisons d'etre is to compare performance figures, correct? Given that, is there any reason to join the C/A group if there aren't any other members in my area, who ride the same routes I do?
A few reaons for joining would be:

1. If seeing other clydes out doing rides, longer or shorter, is going to motivate you to get out and ride.

and

2. If recieving encouragement, in the form of "kudos" and comments, is going to help you in any way.

or

3. If you'd like to encourage some of the other clydes for pursuing what we all enjoy.

There isn't another clyde member anywhere near me. I still enjoy seeing what some of the other contributors on the Clyde forum are up to.
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Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
I don't know that much about Strava, but I gather one of its raisons d'etre is to compare performance figures, correct? Given that, is there any reason to join the C/A group if there aren't any other members in my area, who ride the same routes I do?
There's a BF group that is not forum-specific, so you may find that there are non-Clyde members in your area...
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Old 06-19-12, 01:23 PM
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Yes, I like to see what other Clydes are up to, even if I can't match a Strava username to a BF username.

I'm Dave Pep by the way.
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oddly enough I finally uploaded my rides to the clyde group and promptly found another local guy.

On top of that, I now have some reason to try and beat segments I find.

I am not sure I will continue uploading to it, and I already do to garmin connect and trainingpeaks, 3 is a bit much but I might continue just to compare and improve.
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Old 06-19-12, 02:40 PM
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oddly enough I finally uploaded my rides to the clyde group and promptly found another local guy.

On top of that, I now have some reason to try and beat segments I find.

I am not sure I will continue uploading to it, and I already do to garmin connect and trainingpeaks, 3 is a bit much but I might continue just to compare and improve.
For me, everything gets uploaded to Strava. I rarely upload to Garmin Connect or MapMyRide. I have yet to really use RideWithGPS.com.

There's a couple people that Strava says that I've ridden with twice - but I have no idea who they are, nor when I rode with them.

I occasionally try to get Personal Records on certain segments, but not very often. I guess I'm just not a very competitive person. As long as I'm not dead-last, I'm OK. I use it mainly to track progress and log miles & elevation gain.
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Old 06-19-12, 02:56 PM
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For me, everything gets uploaded to Strava. I rarely upload to Garmin Connect or MapMyRide. I have yet to really use RideWithGPS.com.

There's a couple people that Strava says that I've ridden with twice - but I have no idea who they are, nor when I rode with them.

I occasionally try to get Personal Records on certain segments, but not very often. I guess I'm just not a very competitive person. As long as I'm not dead-last, I'm OK. I use it mainly to track progress and log miles & elevation gain.

I believe all you have to do to "ride with someone" is complete the same course +/- 25% on the same day or within a few hours of each other. Organized "event" rides have resulted in me "riding with" folks I've never met, as has completing popular loops that see lots of weekend traffic.
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I still use RidewithGPS to plan routes.
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Old 06-24-12, 09:55 PM
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Ok so I joined.

I need to get strava to play nice with Cyclemeter, Cyclemeter keeps kicking out with strava running in the background.... This may be a temporay issue until I decide if I can upload/download gpx files...
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Old 07-27-12, 09:07 AM
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We won't talk about my riding and lack thereof this year, but joined as a kick in the rump motivational tool.

Question: if I'm on a ride that happens to include several local segments, will Strava show me as riding those segments? Or do I have to start/stop on each one and record them as a separate ride? Just curious.
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A little OT but possibly the best place to ask:

Has anyone noticed that the 'Max Speed' in Garmin connect has gone goofy? Recently,my max speeds have been 2000mph+ !!! But in Strava, the speeds are correct.

Anyone else or perhaps just me

EDIT: Found out its a website "known issue" since the last update:

https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=29139


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Old 07-27-12, 09:43 AM
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We won't talk about my riding and lack thereof this year, but joined as a kick in the rump motivational tool.

Question: if I'm on a ride that happens to include several local segments, will Strava show me as riding those segments? Or do I have to start/stop on each one and record them as a separate ride? Just curious.

no you dont have to start or stop anything just ride, when you get home Strava looks at the .gxp uploaded file and data points and says hey he covered this segment in x amount of time so let give him a ranking of 151 out of 157.
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Old 07-27-12, 09:47 AM
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Has anyone noticed that the 'Max Speed' in Garmin connect has gone goofy? Recently,my max speeds have been 2000mph+ !!! But in Strava, the speeds are correct.

Anyone else or perhaps just me

Slacker my garmin has a max speed of 2701.32mph

from the looks of it its off two decimal places. Garmin fixed my previous two rides but the last one is still all goofed. I actually thought it was the Garmin unit being off and was going to reset it.
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Thanks, I think I'll plan on taking a short ride in the morning and include two or three nearby segments.

I've been motivated.
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We won't talk about my riding and lack thereof this year, but joined as a kick in the rump motivational tool.

Question: if I'm on a ride that happens to include several local segments, will Strava show me as riding those segments? Or do I have to start/stop on each one and record them as a separate ride? Just curious.

Just ride, upload all your data and strava does the rest
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Old 07-27-12, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by CJ C View Post
Slacker my garmin has a max speed of 2701.32mph

from the looks of it its off two decimal places. Garmin fixed my previous two rides but the last one is still all goofed. I actually thought it was the Garmin unit being off and was going to reset it.
Me too - I was about to wipe my Garmin 705 - glad I checked!
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Old 07-27-12, 10:38 AM
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Me too - I was about to wipe my Garmin 705 - glad I checked!
i keep forgetting to wipe, and it was in my mind to do it tonight if the olympic opening ceremonies got boring. Glad you mentioned it and i read this tread as i have been wanting to try the virtual partner thing.
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i keep forgetting to wipe, and it was in my mind to do it tonight if the olympic opening ceremonies got boring. Glad you mentioned it and i read this tread as i have been wanting to try the virtual partner thing.
Im not voting for wiping your Garmin, Im relieved I didnt have to wipe the Garmin. The issue is on the Garmin website not the device.
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