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Incorrect use of Strava

Postby Fitch » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:00 am

So Strava is kind of a hot topic in biking, especially for those jerks who blow past people on a trail simply yelling "Strava!" on the way by, desperately searching for that KOH title to make their wee-wee feel better.... but I digress.

Am I the only one who is incorporate this into daily life? A car cut my girlfriend and I off in traffic this morning on the highway and I just yelled out "Strava!" She had NO idea what happened as I went into a fit of laughter.

I tend to do this at very inopportune times, whenever someone cuts in front of someone in line at the coffee shop, traffic, when people rush before you to get through the revolving door at Macy's.... "STRAVA!"

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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby JT Orlando » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:52 am

LOL! I don't normally incorporate it into my daily life but I probably will now. Thank you for the laugh.
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby CraigCreekRider » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:01 am

Fitch wrote:So Strava is kind of a hot topic in biking, especially for those jerks who blow past people on a trail simply yelling "Strava!" on the way by, desperately searching for that KOH title to make their wee-wee feel better.... but I digress.

Am I the only one who is incorporate this into daily life? A car cut my girlfriend and I off in traffic this morning on the highway and I just yelled out "Strava!" She had NO idea what happened as I went into a fit of laughter.

I tend to do this at very inopportune times, whenever someone cuts in front of someone in line at the coffee shop, traffic, when people rush before you to get through the revolving door at Macy's.... "STRAVA!"

:D :D :D


Haha Too Funny. A one word excuse for rudeness and impatience by bike, car or foot. I'll bet the inventor of Strava is proud of their prodigy. :lol:
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby ollysj » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:17 am

wth is "strava"?
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby Greg Heil » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:23 am

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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby ollysj » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:42 am

ty, That's what I found on google too, but I don't know how it works.
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby JT Orlando » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:46 pm

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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby ollysj » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:55 pm

I see, ty
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby John Fisch » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:03 pm

Love it! Thanks for the best laugh of the week.
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby AJ711 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:05 pm

Really, people ride around yelling "STRAVA" to try and get open track? I do wonder how some of the KOM times are set around me, but I always assume they just got lucky and had open trail.

I may just respond with "THIS. IS. STRAVA!" if I'm ever given the opportunity.
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby CraigCreekRider » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:54 am

I think some of my buds are using Strava to compete against each other on climbs also. Not quite as much potential for conflict there.

At my ride speed I am pretty indifferent to the whole concept, going up or down. :lol:
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby fleetwood » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:03 am

Good stuff. I can't wait to use this phrase now. You may have just started a movement.

I downloaded the app a while ago, but have yet to use it. I'm not that interested in competing for best times, but I was curious to see how it works from a tracking/gps perspective.
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby dgaddis » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:05 am

I've been using Strava for a little while now...anyone who's really thinks they're 'racing' with it is just flat out crazy. On my commute into work this morning I managed to get a King of the Mountain on a descent. Riding a heavy bike with rack and fenders, and a pannier hanging off the side. And I caught a red light. Every ride I've done so far has put me in the top ten, sometimes top 5, for at least one segment. Granted, there aren't a ton of people using here like that in some other places, but still. When I'm top 5 out of 64 people....well, I've done enough real racing to know that's bogus :lol:
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby maddslacker » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:38 am

I got a Personal Best ... by taking the stairs at the Wall of Shame on Deer Creek Canyon trail. :lol:

If you ride out here, KOM has merit as a lot of pros train on the trails around here.

However it is never ok to use it as justification for being a turd. I just like using it to track my own progression, or regression in some cases. :roll:
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Re: Incorrect use of Strava

Postby dgaddis » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:41 am

maddslacker wrote:I got a Personal Best ... by taking the stairs at the Wall of Shame on Deer Creek Canyon trail. :lol:

If you ride out here, KOM has merit as a lot of pros train on the trails around here.

However it is never ok to use it as justification for being a turd. I just like using it to track my own progression, or regression in some cases. :roll:


Yeah I get that. It's cool that it keeps track of you best, 2nd best, 3rd best, etc times on various segments. It's a great tool, just don't take it too seriously. I've 'bested' people on Strava who I know would kick my butt in a real race...some of them have done it before lol.
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