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Old 05-19-18, 09:07 AM
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Strava solves crime against cyclist....

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2074...7e98126c339055
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Old 05-19-18, 09:10 AM
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Yeah I read that. What a nut job.
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Old 05-19-18, 11:13 AM
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Unclear to me if he was trying to hurt the other person or protect himself from a head-on collision. Either way, he should have stopped to help the injured person.
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Old 05-19-18, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
Unclear to me if he was trying to hurt the other person or protect himself from a head-on collision. Either way, he should have stopped to help the injured person.
You have to think that if it were accidental he would have stopped. Still, passing people while there is an oncoming cyclist is in poor taste at best and unsafe at worst so your premise is certainly a reasonable possibility
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It's rather irritating for cyclists to pass in a way that it forces oncoming cyclists to veer right to avoid an incident. I try to give way, but sometimes you just don't have enough room. The news story provides only one perspective. I wonder if it is from the injured cyclist only or is corroborated by the other cyclist that were passed?
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Old 05-19-18, 03:26 PM
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I and about four others were helping a cyclist fix a chain on a bridge on our greenway and when completed I stepped back to let the biker pick up his bike. Another biker passing us saw me step back(I did get in his way) and he did a football forearm to my shoulder and basically took me out. He never stopped and raced ahead. As I picked my self up I said, no good deed goes unpunished.
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Old 05-19-18, 07:12 PM
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Was the center line on the trail path solid or dashed?
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Old 05-20-18, 02:27 AM
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As a backup most cyclists, joggers, hikers and pedestrians should consider enabling Google to track their activities by default.

I've done that since getting an Android phone late last year. The Google maps timeline is private by default, and users can delete those records if desired. It's handy because Google can differentiate between various modes of travel remarkably accurately. It reliably identifies where I was riding in a bus, got out to walk, switched to my bike, then back to the bus, etc.

The main reason I enabled Google tracking by default is so I'd have a record of where I was in case of an accident that leaves me unconscious or with no clear memory of being struck by a car, etc. This came in handy a couple of weeks ago when I was struck by a car. I never lost consciousness, but the Google record confirmed my description of events, while the description by the driver and witnesses were muddled. This helped my attorney to ensure my medical expenses would be covered by the driver's insurance.

Usually I record video of every ride too, but that was the one time I didn't. So having the Google record was important to confirming my description of the collision.

And unlike Strava, the Google record is not user-editable. I can download and edit the file, but I can't alter the version recorded to my Google maps timeline. So it has a better chance of being accepted in court if challenged, while Strava can be cropped and modified which may nullify it as evidence if a clever enough attorney or prosecutor understands how Strava works.

Unlike Strava, with Google there's no fly-by feature to see where we intersect with other Strava users who've enabled public view of their activities. (It's possible and even likely that Google *could* provide that data, but they probably won't and can't be compelled to do so.) But Google tracking tends to be more reliable and accurate than Strava and other activity apps I've used. In a pinch it can be used to create a Strava log when the Strava app itself fails, which happens occasionally. Convert the Google maps KML file to GPX, then add a timestamp using another online tool, convert to any file format compatible with Strava, and upload to create a Strava log -- not quite as complete or convenient, but it'll do in a pinch if Strava fails on ride where you've set a goal (a metric or standard century, etc.).
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Old 05-20-18, 04:15 AM
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Another fine example of how technology is a double edged sword.

In this case it was helpful for the victim, tracking data could also be used against you in a myriad of ways.

There is no known technology that prevents stupidity though, often times it exacerbates this condition.
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Old 05-20-18, 07:25 AM
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Old 05-20-18, 07:57 AM
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I'm surprised it took them a month to find the assailant via Strava... you'd think all they'd had to do is click on "flybys" unless there's some way for a user to turn that off.
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Old 05-20-18, 11:43 PM
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It may have been a few days, weeks or a month for the investigator to get around to checking or re-checking Strava fly-bys. Some users don't finish and upload their ride logs immediately. Or they may wait to set it from private to public. I notice this quite a bit when I ride by folks I know. They don't always upload or set their rides to public the same day.
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Interesting news but I would like to to know how did the police know the alleged assailant was using Strava? Was that a shot in the dark? I know next to nothing about Strava so maybe someone can shed some light.
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