What is strava ?

by Littlesox   November 14, 2012  

Im new to this forum

What is strava ?

A lot of the posts are peppered with this, and I can't work out what you mean.

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www.google.com and put strava in...... You will be taken here http://www.strava.com/

Where if you look around enough, you will find this

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What is Strava?

Currently focused on the needs of avid cyclists and runners, Strava lets you track your rides and runs via your iPhone, Android or dedicated GPS device to analyze and quantify your performance. Strava makes fitness a social experience, providing motivation and camaraderie even if you’re exercising alone.

Strava grew out of our own needs as athletes. With busy lives requiring much solo training, we missed the sense of camaraderie and friendly competition that drove us to achieve our best through training with others.

Today, Strava lets athletes all over the world experience social fitness—sharing, comparing and competing with each other's personal fitness data via mobile and online apps. Get out there: http://www.strava.com

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posted by Gkam84 [8134 posts]
14th November 2012 - 23:49

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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=strava

Strava is a way of life.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
15th November 2012 - 21:01

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Raleigh wrote:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=strava

Strava is a way of life.

Class Big Grin

posted by Marauder [235 posts]
16th November 2012 - 11:07

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It's a way of making your commute into a series of races, regardless of how sensible an idea that is...

posted by Al__S [418 posts]
16th November 2012 - 13:52

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Its a freckin addictive way of riding with and against your peers.

So much so that when it fails to record just a few miles of your route and therefore not record a single mile of your route, you feel like smacking someone in the face due to the miles you suffered and efforts you made over segments, not being recorded.

posted by Farky [174 posts]
16th November 2012 - 13:55

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I only started on it yesterday and i am itching to upload my next one.

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posted by cidermart [446 posts]
16th November 2012 - 15:35

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Facebook on wheels. Kinda.

Dodging the saccadic masking

posted by notfastenough [2607 posts]
16th November 2012 - 17:10

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A word with no apparent anagram.

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posted by mingmong [177 posts]
16th November 2012 - 17:53

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What Strava achieves, that no other site or app does, is to gamify the experience of training and riding with your mates. By creating leaderboards of defined segments, it's a fantastic motivational tool. You'll find yourself pushing harder to beat your previous best times up certain hills, and to actually claim the KOM on well travelled segments is quite rewarding.

Here's a blog post I wrote about the whole gamification aspect of Strava -
http://www.scarletfire.co.uk/2012/04/strava-the-gamification-of-cycling/

(there are quite a few more strava related articles on the site too, which might be of interest to Stravanauts!

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posted by deadhead1971 [21 posts]
16th November 2012 - 20:25

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It lets you be a kid again. I remember racing my friends through arbitrary checkpoints, i.e. "first one past that speed limit sign wins". Now I'd still like to do that from time to time, except I have no friends. Enter Strava.

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
16th November 2012 - 22:22

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Now I understand.

Thanks for the pointers

Should of Googled it, then I would have seen

I just thought it was forum speak

Many thnaks

posted by Littlesox [89 posts]
19th November 2012 - 23:50

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Devil Thnaks to you to

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1725 posts]
20th November 2012 - 10:07

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