Notices
Northern California Northern California

Strava's humble sauce

Old 04-16-16, 11:12 AM
  #1  
slimyfrog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
slimyfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Strava's humble sauce

I really appreciate the fact that something like Strava exists. Even though I'm not even in the same universe I had a short, but good ride this morning.
I find it really fun and inspirational to look at the Strava results in context. This is how my ego interprets them.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
hill.jpg (96.1 KB, 134 views)
slimyfrog is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 01:19 PM
  #2  
nokia8860
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
@slimyfrog lolololololololololololol
nokia8860 is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 01:32 PM
  #3  
rm -rf
don't try this at home.
 
rm -rf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: N. KY
Posts: 5,305
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 728 Post(s)
Liked 117 Times in 86 Posts
Ha, nice commentary.

"Victory" Yeah!

"ignore gap" well, those top riders are not even twice as fast. That's not much at all.

Last edited by rm -rf; 04-16-16 at 01:36 PM.
rm -rf is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 03:15 PM
  #4  
bobwysiwyg
Senior Member
 
bobwysiwyg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: 961' 42.28 N, 83.78 W (A2)
Posts: 2,344

Bikes: Mongoose Selous, Trek DS

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 941 Post(s)
Liked 318 Times in 188 Posts
I like Strava, being a gadget geek as well as a numbers guy. It's my personal motivation app. Having said that, it sure is humbling. I'm old, big and slow so about the only person who would not pass me is a 7 yr old on a Huffy with a banana seat. When I look at some of the segments others have named and track, I can't believe how fast they can do them. I'm thinking they really aren't human, but rather some sort of droid.
bobwysiwyg is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 06:52 PM
  #5  
slimyfrog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
slimyfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
I like Strava, being a gadget geek as well as a numbers guy. It's my personal motivation app. Having said that, it sure is humbling. I'm old, big and slow so about the only person who would not pass me is a 7 yr old on a Huffy with a banana seat. When I look at some of the segments others have named and track, I can't believe how fast they can do them. I'm thinking they really aren't human, but rather some sort of droid.
I just assume everyone else MUST be doping, but I like the droid angle too!
slimyfrog is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 07:47 PM
  #6  
deapee
Ride On!
 
deapee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 971

Bikes: Allez DSW SL Sprint | Fuji Cross

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 227 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Man ... I missed a KOM by 6 seconds today...didn't realize how close I was or I wouldn't have gotten a drink until after the segment. That thing is mine next time I'm out...
deapee is offline  
Old 04-17-16, 07:17 AM
  #7  
slimyfrog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
slimyfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If by 'KOM' you mean 'glazed donut' I can definitely understand your frustration...

Originally Posted by deapee View Post
Man ... I missed a KOM by 6 seconds today...didn't realize how close I was or I wouldn't have gotten a drink until after the segment. That thing is mine next time I'm out...
slimyfrog is offline  
Old 04-30-16, 02:41 PM
  #8  
slimyfrog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
slimyfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hahah and when all the lights are green, miracles happen!

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Capture.JPG (78.3 KB, 36 views)
slimyfrog is offline  
Old 05-01-16, 09:44 AM
  #9  
cccorlew
Erect member since 1953
 
cccorlew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
Posts: 6,971

Bikes: Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Ti Century Elite turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 17 Times in 10 Posts
I had a KOM once. I had a huge huge tailwind on my commute, and I just happened to be on my road bike and not my commuter.
It stood for almost an hour until some actual cyclist road it in the same wind.

I also had one where only one other person had ever ridden. Then some real cyclist road it and game over. I've been trying to get it back for ages, but I don't think it's possible.

KOMs on actual oft-ridden routes are out of my realm.

The only way I keep riding is to assume all those KOMs are all owned by people who left the Garmin on in the car.
cccorlew is offline  
Old 05-01-16, 11:33 PM
  #10  
UmneyDurak
RacingBear
 
UmneyDurak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NorCal
Posts: 9,018
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 257 Post(s)
Liked 55 Times in 28 Posts
Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
I had a KOM once. I had a huge huge tailwind on my commute, and I just happened to be on my road bike and not my commuter.
It stood for almost an hour until some actual cyclist road it in the same wind.

I also had one where only one other person had ever ridden. Then some real cyclist road it and game over. I've been trying to get it back for ages, but I don't think it's possible.

KOMs on actual oft-ridden routes are out of my realm.

The only way I keep riding is to assume all those KOMs are all owned by people who left the Garmin on in the car.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
electric-bike.jpg (12.9 KB, 5 views)
UmneyDurak is offline  
Old 05-06-16, 06:18 PM
  #11  
AndySchleckfan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by slimyfrog View Post
I really appreciate the fact that something like Strava exists. Even though I'm not even in the same universe I had a short, but good ride this morning.
I find it really fun and inspirational to look at the Strava results in context. This is how my ego interprets them.
Unreal post- lololol
AndySchleckfan is offline  
Old 05-20-16, 10:31 AM
  #12  
Hypno Toad
meh
 
Hypno Toad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Hopkins, MN
Posts: 4,315

Bikes: 21 Bianchi Infinito; 17 Breezer Radar Pro; 15 Surly Pugsley; 13 Felt Z85; 11 Globe Daily; 09 Kona Dew Drop; 96 Mondonico

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 918 Post(s)
Liked 549 Times in 303 Posts
I didn't want to start a new thread; so here's my own flavor of humble sauce: my city bike with panniers is faster than my road bike. I'm totally blown away I can't get a faster time. I use VeloViewer to see more details on my Strava data (StravaGeek^2)



Wednesday night, I was pushing it too. It was the last 10 miles of a 60 mile ride, so the legs were tired, but I mean ... C'MON!

Reference photos:
Globe Daily:


Felt Z85:

Last edited by Hypno Toad; 05-20-16 at 10:32 AM. Reason: This segment is not in NorCal
Hypno Toad is offline  
Old 05-20-16, 10:48 AM
  #13  
Number400
Senior Member
 
Number400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 972

Bikes: Cannondale Slate 105 and T2 tandem, 2008 Scott Addict R4, Raleigh SC drop bar tandem

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
So I just found out I climb faster on my C-Dale Slate than on my Scott Addict. WTF there too?!? I mean that I climbed this climb 40 times on 16lb bike and then the first time on the new bike, I was 16 seconds faster than my previous best time and I was not even pushing it, just steady state the whole way. What is it about big, dumb tires and more relaxed geometry that puts one into the sweet spot.

Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
I didn't want to start a new thread; so here's my own flavor of humble sauce: my city bike with panniers is faster than my road bike. I'm totally blown away I can't get a faster time. I use VeloViewer to see more details on my Strava data (StravaGeek^2)



Wednesday night, I was pushing it too. It was the last 10 miles of a 60 mile ride, so the legs were tired, but I mean ... C'MON!

Reference photos:
Globe Daily:


Felt Z85:

Last edited by Number400; 05-20-16 at 10:52 AM.
Number400 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bonsai171
Road Cycling
17
07-19-19 12:43 PM
superdex
Road Cycling
13
07-13-15 06:50 PM
Hypno Toad
Road Cycling
74
06-17-15 12:38 PM
renton
Road Cycling
9
10-26-12 08:09 AM
PainTrain
Road Cycling
8
07-26-12 01:46 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.