How does Strava know if you cheat??

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Bustacapp
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How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby Bustacapp » Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:42 pm

So I've been trying this new Strava app out and have not had chance to try it on the bike so simply started it off on my journey home from work in my car. After uploading I noticed that there were no segments listed in my run even though it recorded my route, distance and time (I deleted it immediately).

Just wondering how it knows I'm not the next Tom Martin?

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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby Sprool » Thu Nov 15, 2012 19:12 pm

it's probably keeping track of the real Tom Martin's segments ;)

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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby AndyOgy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 19:22 pm

Anybody who cheats on Strava isn't really a cyclist.

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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby ShutUpLegs » Thu Nov 15, 2012 19:23 pm

I blame Ribble
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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby Buckie2k5 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 19:28 pm

AndyOgy wrote:Anybody who cheats on Strava isn't really a cyclist.



or a man for that matter.

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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby Bustacapp » Thu Nov 15, 2012 20:00 pm

Nobody knows then?

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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby jonbob78 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 20:12 pm

Not always - someone went up the 2.5 mile Alderley Edge bypass averaging 52 mph the other day! Gutted since I was in 132 place out of 370!!!

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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby rozzer32 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 20:44 pm

I'd send it back to Ribble and get a replacement.
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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby TakeTurns » Thu Nov 15, 2012 20:53 pm

It doesn't, there are segs out there with ridiculous figures.

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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby Gizmodo » Thu Nov 15, 2012 21:31 pm

TakeTurns wrote:It doesn't, there are segs out there with ridiculous figures.

And if you see one, click on the date of the ride to see the whole ride, then click "Flag Ride"

I have loads of MTBers who leave their phone running whilst driving home through local segments.

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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby Dellsinho » Thu Nov 15, 2012 21:44 pm

Who's Tom Martin?

Completing a segment on Strava by any method other than on a human powered bike is illegal.
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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby Herbsman » Thu Nov 15, 2012 21:52 pm

TakeTurns wrote:It doesn't, there are segs out there with ridiculous figures.

True dat. I'm in 2nd place to a woman who did a hilly 5 mile segment at 42mph average :x
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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby rich164h » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:03 pm

Just a thought, are you sure that there are segments defined on your route already? If not you'll have to create them.

I used to have that on my commute last year, it seemed almost impossible that with so many people using Strava that someone from a local club or something hadn't create segments on my route since there were a few hills on it and lots of riders use it for commuting, but they hadn't. I think that's changed now though.

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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby thegreatdivide » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:21 pm

You get people who are sitting in second place flagging the ride in first place.
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Re: How does Strava know if you cheat??

Postby racingcondor » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:57 pm

You're thinking of Herbsman aren't you? She clearly beat him fair and square!


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