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pastryboypastryboy Posts: 1,385
edited February 2016 in Commuting chat
Their profile is locked and I've no idea who they are - they are only following about 30 people so not just adding any and every one. Is there any way to search multiple flybys to try and establish where our paths have crossed? checked my last couple of rides and no sign of them. I don't particularly want to request to follow them just so I can ask why they're following me.

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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,269
    Your wife checking you have been where you say you have been?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    It's the random kudos that confuses me. They don't follow me AFAIK but as soon as I upload a ride I generally get kudos within 5 minutes. Does the ego wonders especially when I've only been out for 5 miles.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    I got a random following about a month ago who disappeared fairly quickly and his account has now gone.

    I had two decent bikes pinched on Tuesday and I'm wondering whether it's linked
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  • vimfuegovimfuego Posts: 1,783
    random Kudos is one thing (I removed myself from a couple of clubs and it stopped 99% of it) but random following is a different matter. I try & maintain as much security as possible on Strava (secure zones set around home & work addresses so they don't show up on public feeds, any follower requests have to be approved (& I never approve anyone I don't know or haven't met at least a couple of times out on the road). I think you can even remove your own rides from public view on flyby too. There are so many stories about stolen bikes that have clearly been targetted & probably via Strava etc that I reckon it pays to be as careful as you can & make the thieving buggers lives as hard as possible.
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  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    That's an odd one, give The Roster a try.
    http://labs.strava.com/roster/

    Maybe they like the look of your bikes ;)
    But this is why you add an approval step to requests..
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    vimfuego wrote:
    random Kudos is one thing (I removed myself from a couple of clubs and it stopped 99% of it) but random following is a different matter. I try & maintain as much security as possible on Strava (secure zones set around home & work addresses so they don't show up on public feeds, any follower requests have to be approved (& I never approve anyone I don't know or haven't met at least a couple of times out on the road). I think you can even remove your own rides from public view on flyby too. There are so many stories about stolen bikes that have clearly been targetted & probably via Strava etc that I reckon it pays to be as careful as you can & make the thieving buggers lives as hard as possible.
    ^ all that

    I'm very careful around the clubs I am in and have reduced that to a minimum now.

    Again, followers have to be approved and they have to be someone I know in real life.

    Bikes should have very generic names - "blue one", "winter bike" or whatever (rather than "Dura Ace Pinarello with Zipp 808s").
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    marcusjb wrote:
    Bikes should have very generic names - "blue one", "winter bike" or whatever (rather than "Dura Ace Pinarello with Zipp 808s").

    My OH got onto my Strava and I've been riding 'Où est mon espresso?' ever since!
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    vimfuego wrote:
    random Kudos is one thing (I removed myself from a couple of clubs and it stopped 99% of it) but random following is a different matter. I try & maintain as much security as possible on Strava (secure zones set around home & work addresses so they don't show up on public feeds, any follower requests have to be approved (& I never approve anyone I don't know or haven't met at least a couple of times out on the road). I think you can even remove your own rides from public view on flyby too. There are so many stories about stolen bikes that have clearly been targetted & probably via Strava etc that I reckon it pays to be as careful as you can & make the thieving buggers lives as hard as possible.

    Well, that's where I've cocked up then

    As a fellow Epsomite - keep your eyes out as it's the 3rd bike related incident this week
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    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • vimfuegovimfuego Posts: 1,783
    Cheers - will do
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    Surrey Hills
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,898 Lives Here
    Ja I have "48x16 single speed" and "club run" bikes.

    I have also whacked on the privacy within 100m radius of my gaffe & work place.

    In fairness, good luck to the burglar who tries to nick my bikes. It's a fairly big trial for a bunch of badly maintained bikes that only fit a dwarf.
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Ja I have "48x16 single speed" and "club run" bikes.

    I have also whacked on the privacy within 100m radius of my gaffe & work place.

    In fairness, good luck to the burglar who tries to nick my bikes. It's a fairly big trial for a bunch of badly maintained bikes that only fit a dwarf.
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  • pastryboypastryboy Posts: 1,385
    Thanks for the tip re: the roster thing. Wasn't aware of it. No sign of him though.

    I don't have nice bikes so that's ruled out.
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,177
    I get lots of kudos from riders in Brazil for some reason. Very strange
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,931
    I block people I don't know that give me kudos its not faceplant FFS
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,162
    vimfuego wrote:
    random Kudos is one thing (I removed myself from a couple of clubs and it stopped 99% of it)
    I'm going to try stealing KOMs from any random person that gives me kudos, I think that might be just as effective.
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 3,014
    vimfuego wrote:
    random Kudos is one thing (I removed myself from a couple of clubs and it stopped 99% of it)
    I'm going to try stealing KOMs from any random person that gives me kudos, I think that might be just as effective.
    MTB-Idle wrote:
    I get lots of kudos from riders in Brazil for some reason. Very strange

    Mix the two and you've got a nice holiday!
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  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    I didn't stop Strava on my morning commute. As a result (pre cropping), I did 7.7 miles in 10 hours 20 minutes. Av. speed 0.8mph
    I got kudos for it. :lol:
  • ben-----ben----- Posts: 573
    marcusjb wrote:
    Bikes should have very generic names - "blue one", "winter bike" or whatever (rather than "Dura Ace Pinarello with Zipp 808s").

    I make all my rides private. Does that render bike names private too does anyone know? I guess it does but just want to check.
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