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rubiksoval 08-29-18 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by logical (Post 20535493)
I dont like being forced into a a higher price for the same features I was paying for before. Any monthly people notice this as well?


Free market economies and all.

Zwift bumped theirs 5 bucks a month. Grandfathered in people get to start paying that in another month or two, so 1 buck more...eh.

TrojanHorse 08-29-18 10:28 PM

I knew if I waited long enough this thread would get interesting.

logical 08-30-18 12:59 AM


Originally Posted by rubiksoval (Post 20535625)
so 1 buck more...eh.

A dollar is a dollar :lol:

Give them a dollar today and they'll want five next time.

rubiksoval 08-30-18 04:54 AM


Originally Posted by logical (Post 20536205)


A dollar is a dollar :lol:

Give them a dollar today and they'll want five next time.

Fortunately for you there's always the option to simply stop paying for the service.

kevmk81 08-30-18 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by rubiksoval (Post 20535625)
Free market economies and all.

Zwift bumped theirs 5 bucks a month. Grandfathered in people get to start paying that in another month or two, so 1 buck more...eh.

Zwift, trainerroad, strava... what you get out of the different applications is different for everyone. I myself think Zwift - even if it were $20 a month - is an excellent deal. It's a cheap way to keep me in shape - keep me motivated - and safe on the indoor trainer.

woodcraft 08-31-18 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by growlerdinky (Post 20524397)
I did it!
EDIT: Did I do it?




I'm confused.
Oh wait, maybe I'm not.

TXCiclista 08-31-18 11:11 AM

I mostly use it for the social aspect. For data analysis, I look to other sources. That said, I like it well enough to pay for the premium because of a few perks.

growlerdinky 08-31-18 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by woodcraft (Post 20539285)
I'm confused.
Oh wait, maybe I'm not.

Is this where I ask what this thread is about?

acealthebes 09-03-18 06:50 PM

I can't be the only one who enjoys collecting those silly strava trophies.

Whatever keeps us motivated I suppose.

DrIsotope 09-03-18 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by acealthebes (Post 20545118)
I can't be the only one who enjoys collecting those silly strava trophies.

Whatever keeps us motivated I suppose.

You are definitely not alone. I sometimes squeeze in an extra ride just to make sure I get some dumb digital badge-- I always think of a paraphrased Who's Line opening- "Where the trophies are made up and the points don't matter."

And if it's one of the Rapha events, where they send an actual badge? Whoa baby. Rapha Festive three years running.

WhyFi 09-03-18 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by DrIsotope (Post 20545367)
And if it's one of the Rapha events, where they send an actual badge? Whoa baby. Rapha Festive three years running.

Wait - they do that?

DrIsotope 09-03-18 11:14 PM

Oh yeah.

https://i.imgur.com/dpc1O0j.png?1

GuitarBob 09-04-18 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by DrIsotope (Post 20545432)
Oh yeah.

I see you do the same with yours as I do with mine. Collect them! I wonder if anyone sews them onto a garment?

DrIsotope 09-04-18 09:01 PM

I put some sticky-back velcro on them, and slap one on my Lezyne tool-roll. It's currently sporting the Rapha Rising badge from last year.

But I can't imagine actually sewing them on anything.

wooglins 09-06-18 01:38 PM

I would not ditch Strava, but I use Cyclemeter as recording app. Does everything from a self-analysis standpoint that Strava charges for, and I have it set to send my rides to Strava when complete. I use the free version of Strava as I don't need analysis or ride capture in that app. I do enjoy seeing how my performance falls in line with others on segments in Strava. Cyclemeter custromer support is the bomb as well. I bought it for IOS and they transferred it over to Android for free and walked me through migrating all my data. All of that assistance for an app that is a less than 10 dollar investment once.

https://abvio.com/cyclemeter/

TimothyH 09-06-18 02:45 PM

I am so friggin jealous of this.


Originally Posted by DrIsotope (Post 20545432)


wipekitty 09-08-18 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by acealthebes (Post 20545118)
I can't be the only one who enjoys collecting those silly strava trophies.

Whatever keeps us motivated I suppose.

If nothing else, the dumb digital trophies encourage me to try different routes.

I've thought about removing myself from the leaderboards. Most of my QOMs were gained due to wind assist or being one of a handful of women to ride a particular segment, and I really don't like taking them from people I know. But, meh. It's just a game and not to be taken that seriously.

noisebeam 09-10-18 11:59 AM

It is a video game with a fairly involved human interface.


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