Didn't use STRAVA today and...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by herzalot, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Here's a challenge for all y'all. Go for a ride without using STRAVA or any data acquisition software. Mileage and altitude OK, but nothing else.

    Then report back here about how bad it sucked or how great it was.

    Thanks for playing. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I can do that :thumbsup: I’ve only been using Strava for less than a year, I’m not addicted:thumbsdown::oops:
     
  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I've done that....it sucked. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Pass...
    I like my stats...
    All of my stats. Every time I forget my Garmin I get pissed and feel I’ve lost data.
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That's because you have lost data.....;) Do not deny your feelings, Spock. :p
     
  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Try it once. On purpose. With other riders. If you hate it, I'll give you a full refund!
     
  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Sorry.....stopped chasing PR's a while back.....except for the Motorway, but not everytime.
     
  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I don't do strava. I do keep up with my stats through Garmin Connect though. I lost my Garmin unit on Bug Springs trail in AZ last Spring. I was pissed mostly due to the loss of the stats that I like to keep up with. The cost of replacing it was less important. :laugh:
     
  9. Torrent77

    Torrent77 Member

    Name:
    Dave
    Been using the poor man's strava for the past year. What is it? Take your jersey off and ring out the sweat into a bucket. I've hit my PR at 0.2"
    :Roflmao:Roflmao:Roflmao
     
  10. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    @herzalot, if you ride your bike in a County not Orange, I’ll join you without my electronic gizmos.
     
  11. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    You're addicted:Roflmao. There's probably a local chapter of Strava anonymous up there in Canada
     
  12. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    That is every ride for me. I carry GPS but mostly for mapping and navigation, not stats.
     
  13. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    What? Ride without Strava? No! I'm still new to this game. I'm trying all the time to get new PR's. I've even become a weight weenie- trying to figure out ways to go faster. In fact I have a new idea. I'm going to switch to 2.0 tires and rip out every other spoke. That will make the bike lighter and I should go faster and farther and better. See new PR's! What's next? Wait.. Well on a side note I use Strava to send out the tracker so my wife and daughter can track my location.
     
  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Wow! That’s very generous of you! :rolleyes:
    I’ve done it on accident and was ticked, why would I do it on purpose? o_O
    I felt no “freedom” without my Garmin. I don’t have a hang up like “some” people do...:cool:
    Take off eh, you hoser!
    And it’s not Canads, eh? It’s the Great White North! :rolleyes: It’s a beauty way to go.
     
  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Dammit Mark! I’m a mountain biker, not a doctor?
     
  16. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    I say go for a ride without any statistic generating device at all.
    Just you, the bike, water and a couple tools.
    It's OK if you have bike clothes and helmet on though, as the sweat equity recording system is acceptable.
     
  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 Times SC, Oh My.
    I probably fall into the addict camp. I'm getting close to matching last year's stats, and all I can think of is the 2,000 feet I lost on a social Thursday when my GPS crashed.
     
  18. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    No-Strava challenge, pff, easy. Staying off IMTBT after a ride...likely impossible. :oops::giggle::speechless::cool:
     
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  19. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    And how did that make you feel Steve??
     
  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 Times SC, Oh My.
    Tacos made it feel better in the moment, but it's a deep wound.
     
  21. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I can take it or leave it. I haven't used it in months. Don't care about all the metrics, most of the time, someone will tell me what the mileage was. But I do like to see all the different places people ride and may try it myself one day.
     
  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Touche' :eek: :oops:
     
  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Do you eat tacos alone?
    Do you eat tacos in the morning?
    Do you eat tacos to make you feel better or to relieve stress?
    Do you sneak off to have tacos at work?
    Do you keep tacos in your desk drawer?

    If yes to any of these, you may have a taco dependency that could become addiction. :stop:
     
  24. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    I would but then it would not count...
     
  25. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    I just rode my bike really fast up and down the street several times (uhh bedding in new brake pads) and I didn’t strava it. See I’m not an addict after all...:Roflmao
     
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  26. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    But you did write about it here...

    I think you should do a ride report. Lord knows I would. :thumbsup:
     
  27. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    My goals would be the same. Climb to the top and rip it back down unless a hiker or biker comes into the picture. Then is a brake job and a hello the off I go.
     
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  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I didn't use strava today, again.
     
  29. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    I used STRAVA on all of my ride today and it was glorious! :geek:
     
  30. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Ummm, I used Strava :oops::p
     
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