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Anyone else having no segments today.?

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,942
    It's a sign... the end of the world is near
  • banditvicbanditvic Posts: 510
    They have just reappeared, lifes good.
  • joe2019joe2019 Posts: 616
    Do people still bother with Strava segments?
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 1,935
    joe2019 said:

    Do people still bother with Strava segments?

    This.

    PP
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,091
    No segments no strava.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    its nice to keep track of how rubbish I've got, so was a bit weirded out by this. but yeah its back, so hopefully it'll be ok....
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,942
    joe2019 said:

    Do people still bother with Strava segments?

    Categorised uphill segments are a good way to track fitness if you don't own a power meter. Other segments are just a distraction
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    the results are in. I've been doing too many steady rides :)
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,942
    philbar72 said:

    the results are in. I've been doing too many steady rides :)

    it's always a trade off between doing the boring 20 mile loop full on to show how fast you are or doing the more meaningful 70 mile ride at a more conservative pace... I always prefer the latter
  • stn5stn5 Posts: 30
    Judging by twitter they had some sort of outage in their segment matching service as a lot of users experienced it on Sunday. I don't usually care so much about the segments but I had pressed on up Box Hill that day and was eager to know the time as I hadn't hit lap button on the Garmin.
  • parmosparmos Posts: 77
    local lad to me who i don't know but follow on Strava but he just goes out trying his best on certain segments just to get the KOM and makes up his own little routes on roads so he can get the KOM
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    each to their own I say. with wintry conditions you don't generally go quicker. I'm so lazy nowadays, that I won't attack a hill unless there is a tailwind.... :)
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,843
    I think segments are useful but as Ugo says these days it's more for tracking individual fitness or a personal challenge rather than getting a KOM. I mean any worthwhile KOM is so tough these days that to get it you'd have to be good enough that you really should have bigger fish to fry than be bothered about them. Last time I went for one I got in behind a lorry (by accident rather than design) on the A6 travelling about 35mph for a few miles between two towns - still ended up 4th - I guess the top 3 were behind a faster lorry :/
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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,212

    ... travelling about 35mph for a few miles between two towns - still ended up 4th - I guess the top 3 were behind a faster lorry :/

    I went for a ride the other day and at the end picked up the car from where it had been abandoned at a party the night before and drove home. Did the old forget-to-end-strava thing. Still didn't get any KOMs.

    Seriously, Strava is what it is, and I can't see why anyone gets uptight about it.
    As a non-competitive cyclist who nonetheless wants to get fitter - and stay as fit as possible as I get older and older - I recognise that high intensity intervals are the way to go, and pushing it on strava segments means I can do that in a casual, fun and motivating way - certainly more enjoyable than dreary turbo sessions. Of course it's probably not optimum training, and proves absolutely nothing about how "fast" I am relative to anyone else, but it motivates me and passes the time on my way to work.

    PS long way to work this morning, 41km, 30 segments, 6 PRs :D
    looking forward to the return, when I'm not expecting a lot more into a force 8 headwind... :#
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,942
    Speaking of segments... I once created one roughly 22 km long, as part of my BRUM 200 Audax... the chances of anyone taking the same set of roads before the Audax would be quite slim, I thought...
    I don't think I ever got close to the top 10... :D
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    I managed to get first place (for that day) on a segment early one morning. It lasted for about an hour.
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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,212
    Almost, but didn't quite, get a PR the other morning... on ice, with studded tyres, wearing full winter gear.

    Still, personal 2nd place* isn't bad











    *out of 2 :/
  • davep1davep1 Posts: 741

    Almost, but didn't quite, get a PR the other morning... on ice, with studded tyres, wearing full winter gear.

    Still, personal 2nd place* isn't bad



    I love that when it happens! You see you have a crown for being in the top 10, and then you see you're 9th or 10th!







    *out of 2 :/

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