Todays ride and Strava GRRRR!

goonz
goonz Posts: 3,106
edited April 2013 in Road general
So went out for a nice 50 mile ride today upto Richmond Park and did a few laps. Couldnt do anymore as was with a couple of mates from work who are relative newbies.

Nicholas Roche was in taking a light ride but I missed him, my mates were further behind and saw him. Couldn't believe how big he was and apparently his thighs are huge!

Anyway onto the grrr part. Strava has totally effed up since the last update. If you have not updated it, then DO NOT! It keeps crashing, didn't even record the first part of my ride and has me down as doing 90 odd mph at one part in Richmond Park. Don't think I can trust it anymore, need to get myself a cheap computer for the bike.

Here is the ride, let me know your thoughts.

http://app.strava.com/activities/48563782

Got the clothing just right. Arm warmers, base layer, jersey and 3/4 bibs. Didn't need the gilet and weather was just right albeit a little windy.

Still great ride, now for some protein!
Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
Specialized Langster SS for Ease
Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
n+1 is well and truly on track
Strava http://app.strava.com/athletes/1608875

Comments

  • I can't see 90mph anywhere.
    Looked okay to my eyes except the ride out is missing???
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    I can't see 90mph anywhere.
    Looked okay to my eyes except the ride out is missing???

    Unless its me reading things wrong, its on a hidden segment called Storey's Gate climb.

    The ride in you mean? Yes thats what basically happened, Strava crashed and I only realised when I got to the park and we had our first stop.
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
    Strava http://app.strava.com/athletes/1608875
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    165 segments in 35 miles!!!
  • I would say it is that whole segment that is wrong rather than your Garmin data.
    The KOM reads 236MPH :shock:
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    Im also sceptical of some of my 40+mph speeds. Is strava accurate? I mean im happy if it is, but doubt it will be as accurate as a garmin etc.
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
    Strava http://app.strava.com/athletes/1608875
  • goonz wrote:
    Im also sceptical of some of my 40+mph speeds. Is strava accurate? I mean im happy if it is, but doubt it will be as accurate as a garmin etc.

    The graph for your overall ride looks normal. You hit a max of 32.9mph. Averaged 13.7mph.

    I just noticed that you are using the Strava app.
    You could try using Endomondo. You can download the ride from their website and upload to Strava.
    Bit of a kerfuffle but that's what I did before I went Garmin as I have a Windows phone which Strava doesn't support.
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    I used to use endomondo before I was recommended strava. May go back to it as I have the pro version. If i can upload to strava then no brainer.

    Thanks for that.

    One q, if my top speed was 32.9 why does it way 40+ on some of those segments?
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
    Strava http://app.strava.com/athletes/1608875
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,540
    165 segments in 35 miles!!!

    It's getting silly out there, you get 4 or 5 segments that are pretty much the same stretch of road. I think about 17 miles of my 19.5 mile commute are part of at least one segment and it's a pan flat ride!
  • The 'LD Sat am Loops' segment looks pretty messed up as well.
    You can flag up the segments and ask Strava to look at them.
    They are helpful with stuff like this in my experience.
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • Gizmodo
    Gizmodo Posts: 1,928
    The problem is the segment, http://app.strava.com/segments/1042209 not your ride data.

    Whatever idiot set up that segment did so by going backwards and forwards over the same ground, so the total distance they rode was just less than 0.1 mile, but the distance between the start point and the end point is only a few yards.

    So as your ride a direct line between the start and end of the segment it thinks you have covered the 0.1 miles in only a few seconds. Actually you only covered a few yards. Either (a) just ignore that segment as stupid, or (b) report it to Strava who may delete that segment.

    I had the same thing near me, someone rode backwards and forwards across car park a load of times to create a segment that was 0.7 miles long but you could go from start to finish in less than 2 seconds. Strava looks at the time you passed the Start point and the time you passed the Finish, not the distance you travelled, the distance is taken from the Segment creator's ride data only.