Late last year I noticed a rider trying desperately hard to set a fastest ever time on the app. Strava. We follow each other’s progress though we have never met and before he managed to grab the King of the Mountains title for a fastest ever lap I had a go at it and accomplished … Continue reading A virtual race.
Many cyclists use exercise bikes for virtual racing but I spied an opportunity for a race using the app. Strava. A local cyclist has set up a Strava segment called "Birkacre race route?". It starts and finishes at the high point of a circuit of 2.47miles, drops gently on a rough rocky track before it … Continue reading Entering a virtual race.
After a few days of showery rain I rode Healey Nab today. It's our nearest significant hill and rises to 680 feet above sea level. From our side the climb starts on pasture where sheep, and occasionally cows, sometimes graze. There are two steeper parts which provide excitement riding down. Today I took it fairy … Continue reading Strava. Creating a segment.
You can ask me. Because today I became a king! That is I set a segment time on the popular app. Strava which was faster than anyone else has ever achieved. Don't worry, this blog will not continue as an act of shameless self aggrandisement. I can see why my time was so fast and … Continue reading What would it be like to be a king?
After such a wet ride 2 days ago it's been drier and fairly windy. The trails have dried up considerably. I had decided to ride to Birkacre where there are some fabulous corners. I particularly like a fast section where you are constantly heading downhill. It starts with a left/right combination. Then after a 30mph … Continue reading King of all I survey….
Strava is a GPS based app. which maps your chosen cycling route. When you reach the end of your ride you can save the route data and Strava will then compare your times on many segments with all the riders who've previously ridden those segments. The ultimate accolade is to be King of the Mountains, … Continue reading Robbed by Strava.