Thursday, March 22, 2012

Strava tip of the day- Segments

One of the great things about Strava is creating segments so you can compare times again others and see how you are improving. Please use some discretion. When you create a segment, its possible there is already one created. Maybe not be identical to one your trying to create, but it will tell you there is one that could be used. Lets not create segments, within segments, within catch my drift. This is already becoming a problem in some areas.

If you don’t want to use an existing segment, create a private segment. I have at least two dozen private segments created, and it is a great training tool as well.

Also, please refrain from creating public segments on bike trails/shared pathways. By creating a public segment , you are encouraging people to ride for KOM, and this creates a bad situation. We have a trail here in Columbus that had two popular segments. And people were riding it at all times of the day in pursuit of that KOM .There's just too many people out on the trails right now, and I don't want anything bad to happen. It already bad enough with people riding recklessly on tribars In fact, Add to it the walkers, runners, inline skaters…….it has the potential of a very bad situation.  Even if you wish to create a private segment on these trails, please ride with care and common sense,

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