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Old 01-14-21, 04:16 PM
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Strava: remove text "Virtual" from map

I wonder if it is possible to avoid the text "Virtual" on the map in Strava Dashboard, for virtual rides imported from "fit" files.
Or: how can I eliminate the text "Virtual" after importing the ride?
For reference, the map in Strava Dashboard looks as below:
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Old 01-14-21, 04:36 PM
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On the website, you can just edit the ride and change the sport from "Virtual Ride" to "Ride".
I think that would remove the "virtual" tag.

I'm not sure if you can do this from the app or not.
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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
On the website, you can just edit the ride and change the sport from "Virtual Ride" to "Ride".
I think that would remove the "virtual" tag.

I'm not sure if you can do this from the app or not.
This doesn't work with files generated from Zwift (not sure about other platforms); if you try to change the ride type of Zwift rides, Strava will just go ahead and change it back to Virtual Ride.
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Old 01-15-21, 12:27 AM
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virtual rides are virtual rides. walks are not runs.
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Old 01-15-21, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by atwl77 View Post
This doesn't work with files generated from Zwift (not sure about other platforms); if you try to change the ride type of Zwift rides, Strava will just go ahead and change it back to Virtual Ride.
That is the point. Maybe there is a way to edit the "fit" file before importing it?
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Old 01-15-21, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by atwl77 View Post
This doesn't work with files generated from Zwift (not sure about other platforms); if you try to change the ride type of Zwift rides, Strava will just go ahead and change it back to Virtual Ride.
My bad, I thought the OP was asking about changing an actual outdoor ride that mistakenly got tagged as indoor/virtual, not modifying a Zwift ride.
Makes sense that Strava/Zwift wouldn't allow this.
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Old 01-16-21, 08:57 AM
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I'm not sure why strava cares, except other riders might care. I assume a fit file contains the word virtual. There are fit file editors, not sure they will help. Fit files are binary, so editing is an issue. But you can try this:
  • Copy the fit file to your computer. ...
  • Convert to a csv file using the online fit repair tool. ...
  • Edit the csv file using a text editor. ...
  • Convert from csv back to fit file using the online fit repair tool. ...
  • Upload the fit file to Garmin connect, Strava or where ever else you want to use it.
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Old 01-16-21, 01:22 PM
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Pretending a virtual ride is real might violate the Strava ToS, especially if you're doing it to qualify for challenges with prizes that require real riding (not that I've seen many since the beginning of the pandemic, virtual rides have been allowed for nearly every one) or go for real world KOMs. Not seeing any legitimate reason to do this; it's a bad look.
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
qualify for challenges with prizes that require real riding .
No, I didn't mean to go that far. Maybe to do a joke as climbing a 2000 m mountain peak in winter at -10 deg Celsius, on a frozen road...

But just a parallel comment to this topic: most often, virtual rides require pretty much similar effort as in real life riding for getting a certain result in similar setups. Maybe a few watts saved from missing wind.
Now, about Strava performance, you will notice that a solo rider usually competes with other riders that save some 20-40% watts by drafting in a peloton or even behind low speed vehicles. Thus, Strava rankings look to me as a joke anyway.
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Old 01-17-21, 05:36 PM
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Why would anyone want to pretend that a virtual ride is real?
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Old 01-17-21, 08:28 PM
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Why would anyone want to pretend that a virtual ride is real?
See the Opís response above. To impress his friends, both real and imaginary. (Or should I say virtual?)
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Old 01-18-21, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by sarhog View Post
See the Opís response above. To impress his friends, both real and imaginary. (Or should I say virtual?)
You discharged the funny root of the story (making a joke) and threw it exactly into some sort of unfair competition which I already said it is not about.
Not to mention (again) that even for those who want competition, Strava is not the proper place to make it.
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Old 01-18-21, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by sarhog View Post
See the Opís response above. To impress his friends, both real and imaginary. (Or should I say virtual?)
Well. That makes sense. :-D
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Old 01-18-21, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
Well. That makes sense. :-D
I leave you to discuss about something I didn't say - it seems you have a great time by doing that.
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Old 01-18-21, 09:08 AM
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I leave you to discuss about something I didn't say - it seems you have a great time by doing that.
Yeah, nearly as much fun as editing fit files.
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