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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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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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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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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=strava

Strava is a way of life.

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Marauder [274 posts] 3 years ago
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Raleigh wrote:

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

Strava is a way of life.

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Al__S [998 posts] 3 years ago
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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...

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Farky [183 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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cidermart [488 posts] 3 years ago
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I only started on it yesterday and i am itching to upload my next one.

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notfastenough [3665 posts] 3 years ago
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Facebook on wheels. Kinda.

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mingmong [256 posts] 3 years ago
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A word with no apparent anagram.

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deadhead1971 [18 posts] 3 years ago
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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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TheBigMong [212 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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Littlesox [78 posts] 3 years ago
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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

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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 19 Thnaks to you to