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Old 02-12-21, 12:36 PM
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I decided to look back at a ride's Flyby when the temps were above 0*F .... I rode the Loppet Fat Tire 30K a couple weeks ago, this ride has a good number of Flybys. I'm guessing competitive riders are more likely to reactivate Flybys. And frankly, the only time I find Flybys interesting are looking at a race (or once in a while somebody shouts my name when I'm out for a ride and didn't recognize them)

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Old 02-12-21, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post


Here in So Calif, I used to see 100+ riders on flybys. After the resetting by Strava, I would see 5. Getting better now that some people are catching on that they have to turn their feature back on. I've mentioned it to a few friends and they had no idea what it was. So I guess that message from Stava doesn't really mean anything to many who have no idea.
I was today years old when I found out that this is a feature that needs to be turned on.
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Old 02-12-21, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
And frankly, the only time I find Flybys interesting are looking at a race (or once in a while somebody shouts my name when I'm out for a ride and didn't recognize them)
I use it to identify and track people who don't wave.
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Old 02-12-21, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
I was today years old when I found out that this is a feature that needs to be turned on.
Me too. Now, if only I can figure out how to set a default rule where my rides are public and everything else is private. Whenever I go into the settings, I remember how one of my favorite segments starts pretty close to my house so I don't click that "hide my address" link.
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Old 02-12-21, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by dieselgoat View Post
It's amazing what some folks upload to Strava. Of the people I follow, one of them titled an "activity" as "Cleaning the house." That must've been a high intensity cleaning. Another one went to the mailbox and put it on Strava. His mailbox is only about 100 feet from the house. Any of you seen anything like this?
Yeah that's incredibly dumb. Especially if they're not purposely trolling. I'm the extreme opposite. I'm super self conscious about most of my activities and if my average speed was low, or something similar, I keep mine private. I prefer to put my best foot forward. Lol
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Old 02-12-21, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
I have to admit, I have had some friends claim to do a solo ride posting some pretty good speeds. I look at the flyby and see they were sucking wheel on a group of cyclists. Solo my butt!

A buddy of mine just called me the other night and told me a big story of a group ride I do at times. He told me play by play how he and 2 other guys broke away and lead the group on the ride finishing ahead of all the others. I looked at the fly by out of curiosity and saw some gal in the group started late, passed them then was ahead of the group by about 1/8 of a mile the entire time. A gal he said had faded somewhere along the line.

I've been having a great time teasing him about that one over the last week.
Your friends label their rides as solo or with a group?
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Old 02-12-21, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I log my indoor trainer rides to Strava because I use it as a training log, but I mark them "private" so that others don't have to see them.

But yeah, I know a guy who logs his yardwork and such in Strava and leaves it on "public." Weird, but harmless.
I think the word you're looking for might be "lame."
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Old 02-15-21, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by dieselgoat View Post
It's amazing what some folks upload to Strava. Of the people I follow, one of them titled an "activity" as "Cleaning the house." That must've been a high intensity cleaning. Another one went to the mailbox and put it on Strava. His mailbox is only about 100 feet from the house. Any of you seen anything like this?
... or what they’ll make into a segment. One guy had the KOM for riding up a chair lift. Of course, his name was “Puddy”.
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Old 02-15-21, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by dieselgoat View Post
It's amazing what some folks upload to Strava. Of the people I follow, one of them titled an "activity" as "Cleaning the house." That must've been a high intensity cleaning. Another one went to the mailbox and put it on Strava. His mailbox is only about 100 feet from the house. Any of you seen anything like this?
haha, at 66 anything counts as exercise! and my doc agrees. But I wouldn't post this trivial stuff on Strava. Strava changed recently with this scrolling list of activities. I sure would like to default to cycling so I don't have to choose every time.
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Old 02-15-21, 01:03 PM
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I’ve never understood why people get so worked up about whether riders go solo or in a group. Obviously you’re going to go faster and farther in a group. That’s the point.
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Old 02-15-21, 01:15 PM
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I post for me so I can see improvement and go back for memories. I don’t really post for others to see. A couple of times a year I track cutting my grass just for fun.
there are times I’ll track something really insignificant so I just mark it as private.
I agree with the post that at times just walking to the mailbox can be hard.
Strava for me is 80% tracking my rides and 20% social.
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Old 02-15-21, 01:38 PM
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Housework can be hard work. If your doing it right.
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Old 02-15-21, 03:34 PM
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Old 02-15-21, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I’ve never understood why people get so worked up about whether riders go solo or in a group.
I'm much more concerned about whether cyclists were wearing a "race fit" or "club fit" jersey. Strava should list that on the leaderboards.
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Old 02-15-21, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dieselgoat View Post
It's amazing what some folks upload to Strava. Of the people I follow, one of them titled an "activity" as "Cleaning the house." That must've been a high intensity cleaning. Another one went to the mailbox and put it on Strava. His mailbox is only about 100 feet from the house. Any of you seen anything like this?
Nope, but then I'm not on Strava so that could be one of the reasons. A few friends of mine are on it. All say I should get on Strava as well. I'm not sure I want to be especially if people are posting activities like you have described.
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Old 02-16-21, 07:10 AM
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One time, on a group gravel ride, we rode to the house of a fellow cyclist who wasn't on the ride (he was out to dinner with his wife). We had about a dozen guys ride through his property and then we set up a Strava segment that went right through the guy's back yard. Every once in a while some random "Strava Segment Hunter" tries to ride though his back yard during a KOM attempt. Hilarity ensues.
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