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Strava.com - Put your money where your mouth is

Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
edited September 2019 in Commuting chat
I've recently discovered Strava, uploaded my commutes and then discovered that someone has set up a segment for Chelsea Bridge to P'square. To my surprise Andre Greipel is in first place, with an average of 22.3 mph for the 3.2 miles and I'm in 5th at 21mph.

So, if you want to see how fast you really are, get on Strava, upload some data and set up a segment or 3. Other users can then see their times on the segment too and bingo, a leaderboard is born. I now just need to work out who the other 3 are ahead of me...
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  • kevesskevess Posts: 186
    Excellent app, plenty of segments through RP, even tells you if another Strava rider was riding your route with you.
  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
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  • doyler78doyler78 Posts: 1,951
    My other apps - Endomondo, Sporttrackslive, Sports Tracker all seem to give similiar speeds and they correspond well with my 2 bike computers (information overload). I was quite surprised how good they were at calculating moving speed. Strava on the other hand always seems to be out compared to everything else. Even importing into it the gpx data doesn't seem to make any difference. It must have some odd method of calculating things. Great idea though.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Can you create sections along Embankment if you don't do the full CB->PS route? For example: from BB to VB?
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  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    Yes. Someone has already done from just before AB to P'Square as one big one, and I've set up Westminster to Blackfriars, but you can create any one you want. It tells you your position on that segment for the day, and then your best goes onto the leaderboard.

    As KevEss says, RP lap segments are great. Its also got the KW Club 10 course so you can check your segments on that against people like Steve Irwin to see how slow you are.
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  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    How about from VB lights along Millbank to the last bus-stop (would say Ped X but that'd be silly).

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  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    Blackfriars to end of NKR:

    http://app.strava.com/segments/639928

    Well look who is No1... Damnit.

    This site will be the death of me.
  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
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  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    Is there an SCR club on Strava? There should be...
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    I was thinking of getting a 2nd Garmin sensor for the commuter. Guess this has made it a near certainty...
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  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    There is now. Silly Commuter Racers
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  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    Wrath Rob wrote:
    There is now. Silly Commuter Racers

    Awesome, I'm in.

    Anyone else getting a "The plugin has not been unlocked." error when trying to upload from Garmin?
  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    cjcp wrote:
    Can you create sections along Embankment if you don't do the full CB->PS route? For example: from BB to VB?
    All you've done in the last week is whinge about your curtailed commute. There's absolutely nothing to stop you riding all the way to (say) Blackfriars in the morning and then pootling back to Millbank as a warm-down :lol:
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  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    Mmm seems I've the KOM jersey for Col du Putney Bridge. Wrath your 17th - must try harder.

    Apparently theres a Cat 4 climb near PS - Jonathan Street Climb. I'm also King on this one too.
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  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    JZed wrote:
    Mmm seems I've the KOM jersey for Col du Putney Bridge. Wrath your 17th - must try harder.

    F*cking hell, you managed 28mph going up Putney Bridge during rush hour!?
  • notsoblue wrote:
    JZed wrote:
    Mmm seems I've the KOM jersey for Col du Putney Bridge. Wrath your 17th - must try harder.

    F*cking hell, you managed 28mph going up Putney Bridge during rush hour!?

    quite! i'm a slow filter so i think I'm bottom of all the lists, faster than the cars mind you but thats not saying much, last time traffic was hardly moving for a good mile or so.
  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    notsoblue wrote:
    JZed wrote:
    Mmm seems I've the KOM jersey for Col du Putney Bridge. Wrath your 17th - must try harder.

    F*cking hell, you managed 28mph going up Putney Bridge during rush hour!?

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  • How do you guys get power up? Is it a garmin estimate thing?Or are you both running power meters for your commute :shock: ?
  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    How do you guys get power up? Is it a garmin estimate thing?Or are you both running power meters for your commute :shock: ?

    They estimate it using a power estimator. Think it must be based on weight, height and stuff. It'll take powermeter readings if you have one.
  • kevesskevess Posts: 186
    Think I'll have to try NKR and Embankment rather than the excitement that is (not) Castelnau, Hsmith Bridge and Bayswater Road. :wink:
  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    Enter your weight and your bike's weight, make sure your bike is selected on the commute and it will attempt to calculate power.

    JZed, how do you find the Putney Bridge climb? I've tried Explore -> Climbs but can't find anything named "Putney" or "Putney Bridge" that's a contender. Might have to sort out a Wandsworth bridge one now though...
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  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    Hmm, the segment creator isn't playing ball. I've created the segment for Wandsworth Bridge using the wizard, but when I save it the segment jumps from the bridge to 1/2 way around Wandsworth Roundabout! Any ideas what's going on?
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    TGOTB wrote:
    cjcp wrote:
    Can you create sections along Embankment if you don't do the full CB->PS route? For example: from BB to VB?
    All you've done in the last week is whinge about your curtailed commute. There's absolutely nothing to stop you riding all the way to (say) Blackfriars in the morning and then pootling back to Millbank as a warm-down :lol:

    :lol: JG suggested something similar.

    It's definitely something I'm considering. Turning off on Millbank is just wrong.

    How do you time your segments?
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    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    cjcp wrote:
    TGOTB wrote:
    cjcp wrote:
    Can you create sections along Embankment if you don't do the full CB->PS route? For example: from BB to VB?
    All you've done in the last week is whinge about your curtailed commute. There's absolutely nothing to stop you riding all the way to (say) Blackfriars in the morning and then pootling back to Millbank as a warm-down :lol:

    :lol: JG suggested something similar.

    It's definitely something I'm considering. Turning off on Millbank is just wrong.

    How do you time your segments?

    It does it all for you - you just upload your ride, it checks against segments and puts you in the table.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Can you upload it from a HTC?
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    cjcp wrote:
    Can you upload it from a HTC?

    That an Android phone - if so you need to download the Strava App and hey presto.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Cheers
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    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    Sooooo, ummmmmm, does a segment still count if its outside of rush hour?

    Just asking.

    For a friend.

    Who is fed up of seeing JZed's avatar at the top of all his segments.
  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    notsoblue wrote:
    Sooooo, ummmmmm, does a segment still count if its outside of rush hour?

    Just asking.

    For a friend.

    Who is fed up of seeing JZed's avatar at the top of all his segments.

    I only have a couple of segments. I set up a segment yesterday for the Millbank dash. When I set it up its perfect, correct start and finish, but once loaded it seems to jump up the road and include the roundabout. Need to fix it but not sure how, suppose I'll have to set it an equivalent distance back and hope it advances it once complete.
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