Cookie_Monster Registered User
#61

Idleater said:
Funnily, I've been adding my commutes to Garmin connect and my races/training spins to Strava. When they sort out the "commute" filter I'll upload everything there.


you can tag the ride as a commute if you like when editing it, dunno if that's enough for you

daragh_ Registered User
#62

Can you filter by type of Ride so that everything doesn't appear on the Boards page?

I find my daily commute fascinating but I don't want to bore the rest of you.

Idleater Registered User
#63

Cookie_Monster said:
you can tag the ride as a commute if you like when editing it, dunno if that's enough for you


Done that, but it still shows up as 90% of the rows.

It also pollutes what your "followers" see. i.e. they get spammed every time you upload them.

I checked on their forum and it's on their todo list to tidy up, and the workaround is to make them private, which I do, however the filter still doesn't work I think. Will see what happens later.

seve65 Registered User
#64

a bit off-topic, but strava have fixed an issue that was annoying me and perhaps others (hence the post). Some detected segments have been coming up as Unnamed Rd climbs, or sometime something more meaningful but not the best. You can now rename the segment by going to its web page and clicking on the text e.g. 'Unnamed rd climb' and it will turn into an edit box allowing you to change.

back on topic having joined the climnbing comp, my garmin today decided to fix me at about 150m elevation for the whole ride ! worked around it by uploading to garmin connect, applying elevation corrects, exporting to tcx file, and uploading to strava, et voila, sort of !

jimzy Registered User
#65

I'm in too, my measly 8k over the last couple of months had moved us up zero places to #32!

mfdc Registered User
#66

Gotta say, Strava is great for the leaderboards and giving motivation when you hit a hill, but a lot of the stuff on there is really janky. The elevation calculations on some rides are way way off, the calculated power is all over the place in several regards (sometimes it just keeps asking for your weight and never calculates anything, then sometimes the values it calculates seem really weird), they have hiccups in which rides seemingly disappear (I lost KOM on a hill last week, checked it a few days later and I was back at the top - about half the rides registered on that hill were gone. Stayed that way until about 2 days later, then they're back and I'm #2 again), the "Recent Achievements" are recent in the sense that it's pulling from things you recently uploaded and not things you actually did recently, it only calculates segments when you upload - so if you go back and put in an older faster ride it still says on achievements for the newer one that it was your fastest time. Oh also some segments seem to appear out of nowhere, there's a couple I was registered on where I was the only person to do it and was KOM, that I didn't create.

And last but not least it shows me w/ 19km of climbing on my profile page, and only 5km in the contest! That's a petty one I know It's a really great idea for a site, I just hope they can work all these implementation issues out in time and that scaling up isn't an issue for them.

Cookie_Monster Registered User
#67

Yeah, it's got a lot of problems all right but it's still fairly good and way better than garmin connect...

seve65 Registered User
#68

mfdc said:
The elevation calculations on some rides are way way off


Do u have an example of that, its usually the garmin or mobile data thats wrong on the elevations as they Starva doesnt have any elevation correction for europe ?

The site definitely has its foibles, but its great fun to use and as was pointed out its way better than garmin connect or any of the others (except for drawing new routes). The support link on strava web page will answer q.s and even fix things for you, so given its free, Im not too bothered about any glitches. It has loads of potential as well, now the idea is/has taken off, I can think of loads of new features e.g. a map of all the latest cat x climbs in an area with some kind of colour coding for hot routes (base on speed/frequency of use/gradient etc). Having a better view of segments you or others have ridden on opens up a gamut of possibilities too.

mfdc Registered User
#69

seve65 said:
Do u have an example of that, its usually the garmin or mobile data thats wrong on the elevations as they Starva doesnt have any elevation correction for europe ?


Here's an example - 5000m of climbing on the Wickow 200, when SportTracks gives 2400m. There's a few others aswell, there's a segment for the entire Marmotte course that lists the elevation gain at 2000m when it's really closer to 5000.

seve65 Registered User
#70

thats way out alright ! Stick a question up on the strava support would be intersting to know their answer.

jimm Registered User
#71

Just signed up with Strava and joined Boards.ie club there also. I have 82,950m of ascent this year which is saved in Garmin Training Centre on my PC. Can I upload this to Strava or does it have to come from the GPS device? I usually delete the history from my Edge 705 every few weeks after saving the files.

seve65 Registered User
#72

you can...export to tcx file from training centre, then upload via strava web page- choose file upload.

Files have to be done one at a time....or zip up all the files and e-mail to Strava to upload.

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Cookie_Monster Registered User
#73



Files have to be done one at a time....or zip up all the files and e-mail to Strava to upload.

Not true, I uploaded my hundred odd files normally, only took two batches iirc.

Copy all the files back onto the gps and bulk upload from there.

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cantalach Registered User
#74

IIRC correctly, when Strava first started up it had an import feature whereby it pulled in all your old ride data from Garmin Connect. Unfortunately, Garmin sent them a cease-and-desist letter and, being a tiny company and not wanting to take on a big shot like Garmin, Strava pulled the feature.

Plastik Registered User
#75

Just off the Top-25 Overall now!

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