- Selinsgrove Pennsylvania
I agree with my Mennonite dealer who says that things like Strava and Facebook are "tools of the devil". I will use mission control and the free Komoot, but my wife won't install any app. Period.Strava is in the first place a site for roadies to compare their results between themselves, especially on the same road segments. I don't think anyone here is a competing cyclist.
For me, Strava is:
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- A storage of records of my rides, including full statistics and ride maps;
- A place at which I can recollect my ride memories, good and bad;
- A tool for self-motivation. I'm competing with myself. For instance, I rode for 5,000 miles in 2020 (Jan-Dec). I have already ridden for 4,737 miles in 2021, and it is only the beginning of September.
- It gives me a lot of statistical information for my past rides, helping me to plan, for example, motor/battery assistance scenarios for my future rides
- And, you can brag on Facebook, why not?
My six longest rides. All in 2021. I didn't dream of such distances in 2020.
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My seven rides with the elevation gain above 1,000. Six of them ridden in 2021, only a single one in 2020.
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My "heart" mountain ride.
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Strava can display ride metrics from bike computers, and from some premium e-bikes.
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And, finally. If someone plays Mr. IKnowItAll, my first question is: "Show me your Strava"