Getting into Strava

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Getting into Strava

Postby The Rookie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:39 am

OK, been a slow adopter as my previous smart phones couldn't get the Strava app and I was too lazy to tyransfer GPX files, however 3 rides in and I'm in danger of getting hooked!

The prospect of KOM's or even just top 10's on a flat barred Hybrid dragging 5kg of baggage and rolling on 26" wheels is a lure, but some of these times would be unmatchable on it so maybe I need a road bike after all.....maybe I should start with tri-bars.....Thanks to the chap on my commute today who shared the first wheel load, that was 2 PB's!

This is getting silly!

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby Daddy0 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:50 am

It is addictive. You now need a £1000+ carbon road bike to go with your free phone app... ;-)

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby The Rookie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:54 am

Serious consideration being given to some 700c wheels, thinner forks and some tri-bars, plus the odd pannier less outing....though setting a good time on my Mongrel with full load is very satsifying, no-one else knows whet you've ridden it on.....

Interestingly on a popular segment I have quite a good time despite it being pretty high speed and downhill!

What's the cheapest I can get a pukka TT bike for again?
This falls into C2W category....
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/bikes/q ... _triathlon

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby Kieran_Burns » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:02 pm

The Beginner wrote:Serious consideration being given to some 700c wheels, thinner forks and some tri-bars, plus the odd pannier less outing....though setting a good time on my Mongrel with full load is very satsifying, no-one else knows whet you've ridden it on.....

Interestingly on a popular segment I have quite a good time despite it being pretty high speed and downhill!

What's the cheapest I can get a pukka TT bike for again?
This falls into C2W category....
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/bikes/q ... _triathlon


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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby meanredspider » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:03 pm

I do Strava mostly for the banter with cycling mates locally - especially at this time of year when your chances of picking up a decent KoM are pretty much zero (I did pinch one from a mate over Xmas - it was on my doorstep, the wind was blowing hard and he was in his garage on a turbo - the temptation was just too great).

On the downside, you can get sucked into riding hard just because you know others will be checking your times. On the upside though, I could see that the guy ahead of me that I just couldn't catch last night is 20 years younger and 20+kg lighter than me - so I don't feel so bad.
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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby The Rookie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:57 pm

Kieran_Burns wrote:Bloody hell.... we're like crack addicts 'round here sometimes... :shock: :lol:

You say that like it's a bad thing KB?

Tribars for only £20....tempting, I know I can run one gear up by dropping onto the inboard end of the flat bars....the bars would drop me twice as far!

Maybe I should just flip the stem - for now....

Maybe I'll just stick 100psi in the 60-80psi tyres - for now.......

I'm already deciding which segment on my commute to attack each commute, epic fail this morning as it started raining as I got to my target segment, which has 2 tightish downhill corners, joint KOM though and he set it in the middle of last 'summer'.....so the excuses are already coming as well!

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby dhope » Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:12 pm

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby The Rookie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:17 pm

LOL, nearest store has nothing!

Just need a few bits on mine anyway!

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby Tetley10 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:43 am

Yeah I'm into it as well. I'm only on the free version, not sure I need a phone to tell me I'm suffering when I can feel I'm emptying the tank anyway. Got my first KOM though and I was well chuffed.

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby pastryboy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 13:55 pm

I get myself top ten placings on a cheap 12kg cross bike then start seeing words like 'Cervelo' on other people's profiles.

Sadly I'm so broke I'll probably never find out..

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby The Rookie » Sat Jan 12, 2013 20:43 pm

Decathlon do a full Sora bike that comes in just under 10Kg for about £230, still weight only counts against you going uphill! Not that I've considered the upgrade at all!

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby meanredspider » Sat Jan 12, 2013 20:51 pm

The Beginner wrote:Decathlon do a full Sora bike


When you say "full" Sora - I thought Sora was entry level?
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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby sturmey » Sat Jan 12, 2013 21:57 pm

meanredspider wrote:
The Beginner wrote:Decathlon do a full Sora bike


When you say "full" Sora - I thought Sora was entry level?


2300 is- though not a groupset in its own right.

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby dhope » Sun Jan 13, 2013 09:04 am

If they really do a bike that has a full Sora group for £230 then that's a bargain. More likely it has a Sora back brake or similar, and the rest is lower. Happy to be proven wrong
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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby The Rookie » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:36 pm

From memory all the drive was Sora..... Sora isn't entry compared to what BSO's have!

Tyres pumped up, longer stem fitted and bars dropped 20mm!

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby BigMat » Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:51 pm

Tetley10 wrote:Yeah I'm into it as well. I'm only on the free version, not sure I need a phone to tell me I'm suffering when I can feel I'm emptying the tank anyway. Got my first KOM though and I was well chuffed.


Link or it didn't happen!

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby Tetley10 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 22:16 pm

BigMat wrote:
Tetley10 wrote:Yeah I'm into it as well. I'm only on the free version, not sure I need a phone to tell me I'm suffering when I can feel I'm emptying the tank anyway. Got my first KOM though and I was well chuffed.


Link or it didn't happen!



http://app.strava.com/activities/36752845#590841256

Not sure that will work.

You've smoked me out. I know there's only 6 on it, does that still count?

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby BigMat » Sun Jan 13, 2013 23:01 pm

Only 5 on my last one, they all count!

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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby prawny » Mon Jan 14, 2013 06:16 am

I'm prouder of this than I am of my kids

http://app.strava.com/segments/808463
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Re: Getting into Strava

Postby meanredspider » Mon Jan 14, 2013 06:43 am

prawny wrote:I'm prouder of this than I am of my kids

http://app.strava.com/segments/808463


That one's really odd - any idea why it thinks you only delivered 83W? Guys much slower than you were at nearly 400W with a power meter?
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