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07 Jan 2014 16:18

Aussies are fatties. Americans ride more than the British and Box Hill is one of the most ridden segments in the world.

Interesting stats I believe.

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http://blog.strava.com/earth-to-saturn-2013-strava-milestones-7052/
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07 Jan 2014 17:31

Says more about Strava as a website than about cyclists.

Probably not appropriate to the professional road racing section of the forum though.
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07 Jan 2014 21:24

strava is great all same thou, good few pros on their too ten dam and de gendt for one
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04 Jan 2016 20:29

Some Strava numbers for 2015.

Strava released its End of Year Insights data report Monday, and the numbers are impressive. Worldwide, the ride-tracking service’s users logged 115,788,472 rides in 2015, accruing a total of 2,591,134,087 miles. And those weren’t all easy miles either — riders climbed 133 billion vertical feet last year, according to Strava.


http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/01/news/strava-data-115-million-rides-in-2015_392087
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Re: Strava blog results

05 Jan 2016 10:01

thehog wrote:...Americans ride more than the British...


I'm not so sure. There is no mention of an per capita correction and the US population is 5 times bigger than the UK.
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05 Jan 2016 14:05

King Boonen wrote:
thehog wrote:...Americans ride more than the British...


I'm not so sure. There is no mention of an per capita correction and the US population is 5 times bigger than the UK.


US riders are more tech geeks than Brits. They own more stravas.
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05 Jan 2016 14:18

Bustedknuckle wrote:
King Boonen wrote:
thehog wrote:...Americans ride more than the British...


I'm not so sure. There is no mention of an per capita correction and the US population is 5 times bigger than the UK.


US riders are more tech geeks than Brits. They own more stravas.


I wouldn't be so sure about that. It's very, very rare that I see a UK bike without at least one Strava on it. Most have two or three Stravas with riders adding more if aeroness allows.
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06 Jan 2016 09:39

Aus seems to be one extreme or the other. I see guys out riding with their iPhone + Strava as a cycling computer so they can see segments, or turning their Garmins on even for a recovery ride, just as often as I see guys like myself who have to ask how far into a ride we are or what the cruising speed of the bunch currently is.

This morning I even saw a newbie with a Dura Ace 9000 SRM and head unit who just liked the cool numbers. He was pedalling at 60 rpm, 28kph and looked like a chicken about to take off but he was having fun.

I've never been big on data, beyond occasionally timing myself up long climbs, but some seem to get into it. As for Strava KOMs, well, they aren't race results.
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06 Jan 2016 14:57

42x16ss wrote:Aus seems to be one extreme or the other. I see guys out riding with their iPhone + Strava as a cycling computer so they can see segments, or turning their Garmins on even for a recovery ride, just as often as I see guys like myself who have to ask how far into a ride we are or what the cruising speed of the bunch currently is.

This morning I even saw a newbie with a Dura Ace 9000 SRM and head unit who just liked the cool numbers. He was pedalling at 60 rpm, 28kph and looked like a chicken about to take off but he was having fun.

I've never been big on data, beyond occasionally timing myself up long climbs, but some seem to get into it. As for Strava KOMs, well, they aren't race results.


I tend to log everything but mainly because I like to see where I've been and how often and I lead a few rides now so have to control the pace as they can be mixed bunches. I've got a Garmin so if I'm out on my own I tend to turn it on and forget about it or have the map view on.
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06 Jan 2016 15:19

42x16ss wrote:Aus seems to be one extreme or the other. I see guys out riding with their iPhone + Strava as a cycling computer so they can see segments, or turning their Garmins on even for a recovery ride, just as often as I see guys like myself who have to ask how far into a ride we are or what the cruising speed of the bunch currently is.

This morning I even saw a newbie with a Dura Ace 9000 SRM and head unit who just liked the cool numbers. He was pedalling at 60 rpm, 28kph and looked like a chicken about to take off but he was having fun.

I've never been big on data, beyond occasionally timing myself up long climbs, but some seem to get into it. As for Strava KOMs, well, they aren't race results.


I pretty much keep track of everything. For me it's my way of staying motivated (which I need sometimes in the freezing winter or long days of work). I can compare my results with those from the year before....it helps me stay on track. I use strava kom segments as interval training...I know it's not racing :) some like some local bragging rights. :p
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06 Jan 2016 19:53

Jspear wrote:
I pretty much keep track of everything. For me it's my way of staying motivated (which I need sometimes in the freezing winter or long days of work). I can compare my results with those from the year before....it helps me stay on track.


I find comparing my results with previous years to be very unmotivating. It's the reason I haven't ridden with data of any kind for over a decade. I don't like to be reminded of how slow I'm getting. Ahh...getting old....but it beats the alternative.
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06 Jan 2016 19:58

winkybiker wrote:
Jspear wrote:
I pretty much keep track of everything. For me it's my way of staying motivated (which I need sometimes in the freezing winter or long days of work). I can compare my results with those from the year before....it helps me stay on track.


I find comparing my results with previous years to be very unmotivating. It's the reason I haven't ridden with data of any kind for over a decade. I don't like to be reminded of how slow I'm getting. Ahh...getting old....but it beats the alternative.


I guess we are in different seasons of life. :p
I'm a younger dude and should only be getting stronger so for me it works. :)
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06 Jan 2016 23:40

winkybiker wrote:
Jspear wrote:
I pretty much keep track of everything. For me it's my way of staying motivated (which I need sometimes in the freezing winter or long days of work). I can compare my results with those from the year before....it helps me stay on track.


I find comparing my results with previous years to be very unmotivating. It's the reason I haven't ridden with data of any kind for over a decade. I don't like to be reminded of how slow I'm getting. Ahh...getting old....but it beats the alternative.

I hear you! (even though I'm only 34 :D )

When I was younger I was totally obsessed with the numbers - time, HR, distance, calories, etc. Not getting absorbed by this side of things was one of the conditions I put on myself when I got back into cycling after a couple of years off in my early 20's, when it finally clicked that I wasn't going to get a contract.
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07 Jan 2016 03:27

42x16ss wrote:
winkybiker wrote:
Jspear wrote:
I pretty much keep track of everything. For me it's my way of staying motivated (which I need sometimes in the freezing winter or long days of work). I can compare my results with those from the year before....it helps me stay on track.


I find comparing my results with previous years to be very unmotivating. It's the reason I haven't ridden with data of any kind for over a decade. I don't like to be reminded of how slow I'm getting. Ahh...getting old....but it beats the alternative.

I hear you! (even though I'm only 34 :D )

When I was younger I was totally obsessed with the numbers - time, HR, distance, calories, etc. Not getting absorbed by this side of things was one of the conditions I put on myself when I got back into cycling after a couple of years off in my early 20's, when it finally clicked that I wasn't going to get a contract.


You just ruined my day! Surely I'll get a contract, surely I'll be noticed by a scout! Ugh bother. :p
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07 Jan 2016 03:50

42x16ss wrote:Aus seems to be one extreme or the other. I see guys out riding with their iPhone + Strava as a cycling computer so they can see segments, or turning their Garmins on even for a recovery ride, just as often as I see guys like myself who have to ask how far into a ride we are or what the cruising speed of the bunch currently is.

This morning I even saw a newbie with a Dura Ace 9000 SRM and head unit who just liked the cool numbers. He was pedalling at 60 rpm, 28kph and looked like a chicken about to take off but he was having fun.

I've never been big on data, beyond occasionally timing myself up long climbs, but some seem to get into it. As for Strava KOMs, well, they aren't race results.

we've a mate who's obsessed with strava koms, average speeds n times - full on weight weenie, "watches" diet, got his power meter and all the gear, going out smashing it at 5am each day.
We have so much fun with any segment that we can better him on - drives him nuts and the group emails n banter that fly around for each one are hilarious.
He's the only one of us without a podium, so doesn't race anymore either - just group rides and strava time/kom hunting.
I popped him on an 11% 400m pinch when on my vacation bike - got all the excuses under the sun. But, I know he's been out to try and beat it without success :D
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07 Jan 2016 14:53

42x16ss wrote:
winkybiker wrote:
Jspear wrote:
I pretty much keep track of everything. For me it's my way of staying motivated (which I need sometimes in the freezing winter or long days of work). I can compare my results with those from the year before....it helps me stay on track.


I find comparing my results with previous years to be very unmotivating. It's the reason I haven't ridden with data of any kind for over a decade. I don't like to be reminded of how slow I'm getting. Ahh...getting old....but it beats the alternative.

I hear you! (even though I'm only 34 :D )

When I was younger I was totally obsessed with the numbers - time, HR, distance, calories, etc. Not getting absorbed by this side of things was one of the conditions I put on myself when I got back into cycling after a couple of years off in my early 20's, when it finally clicked that I wasn't going to get a contract.


Hmmm... Older than me... :)

I use heart rate to train on the turbo, but in all honesty I could easily do without it, my legs know how hard they are pushing. I'm very old-school in my training/riding methods, especially this year!
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