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Strava?

Post by jam bo » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:51 pm

http://app.strava.com/hikes/35142099

I use it a lot on the bike so thought I'd give it a go today testing the new boat. Considering my iphone was double wrapped in two drybags and then stuffed in my BA pocket it did a pretty good job of tracking.

Anyone else use it for keeping track of where and when they have paddled?

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Re: Strava?

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Post by Poke » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:14 pm

As Big Henry said, there's a few people using it for boating.

There's a few segments been set up on various rivers too. Most have been registered as "Rides" since there is no "kayaking" option.
Wales:
• Fairy Glen: http://app.strava.com/segments/3634136
• Ogwen: http://app.strava.com/segments/1362380
• Tryweryn: http://app.strava.com/segments/2386051
• Dee: http://app.strava.com/segments/3314971 (plus one for the canal)
• Mellte: http://www.strava.com/segments/5054972
• Seiont: http://www.strava.com/segments/6545949
• Glaslyn lap: http://www.strava.com/segments/6545913

Scotland:
• Moriston: http://app.strava.com/segments/2286262
• Etive: http://app.strava.com/segments/2371966
• Roy Gorge: http://app.strava.com/segments/4046824
• Coe: http://app.strava.com/segments/4037217
• Spean Gorge: http://www.strava.com/segments/5781874
• North Esk: http://www.strava.com/segments/7076036

Northern England:
• Upper Tees: http://app.strava.com/segments/2315167
• Langstrath: http://app.strava.com/segments/2826841
• Kent: http://www.strava.com/segments/5844045 (or a longer trip: http://app.strava.com/segments/2372040 )
• Greta (Lakes): http://app.strava.com/segments/3845734
• Duddon: http://app.strava.com/segments/4560108
• Lune: http://www.strava.com/segments/5884321
• Troutbeck: http://www.strava.com/segments/5857293
• Rawthey: http://www.strava.com/segments/4914178
• Sprint: http://www.strava.com/segments/4915134
• Mint: http://www.strava.com/segments/5027286
• Leven: http://www.strava.com/segments/2859661
• Upper Caldew: http://www.strava.com/segments/6255531

Dartmoor:
• Upper Dart: http://www.strava.com/segments/6347143 better than the old one but still seems a bit ropey, doesn't pick up everyone's GPS tracks - may need to be updated (the shorter race section works well though)
• Dart loop: http://app.strava.com/segments/5647562
• East Lyn: http://www.strava.com/segments/6436756
• Erme: http://www.strava.com/segments/3651708
• Middle Tavy :- http://www.strava.com/segments/6378321

International:
• Sesia (Italy): http://www.strava.com/segments/4013919
• Lower Sermenza (Italy): http://app.strava.com/segments/4191133
• Misahualli (Ecuador): (Lodo to San Francisco, San Francisco to Cotundo, into Archidona)
• Mileapotamos Black Canyon (Greece): http://www.strava.com/segments/7071452

I'm sure there's more mind you...
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Re: Strava?

Post by KenHy » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:01 pm

Why are there so many uphill bits on those segments? - Roy Gorge has 16m uphill bit!

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Post by Poke » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:39 pm

Mostly innaccuracies in the elevation data... Although I suppose we did get out and look at/portage a couple of things!
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Post by morsey » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:24 pm

The wave trains on the Mellte are massive, you have to paddle up the faces on most of them, that probably explains the uphill sections!

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Post by Ieuan Belshaw » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:01 am

Another Mellte offering ;) pow pow. http://app.strava.com/activities/769296 ... eated=true
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Post by morsey » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:39 am

Boom! :-)

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Post by slugwash » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:23 pm

Why are there so many uphill bits on those segments?
Mostly innaccuracies in the elevation data...
I was particularly impressed with the 200m plus of elevation I paddled on the tidal section of the Dart in February.
Mind you, there might have been a bit of swell that day ;-)

http://www.strava.com/activities/39460222

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Post by morsey » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:19 am

Don't forget to pause your GPS device when you do the shuttle! I forgot today on the Dart and recorded the shuttle back up for second run and now every road cyclist in the country hates me! Haha! Sorry.

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Post by Poke » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:12 pm

Cheers Mark - I've added it to my list above!
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Post by jam bo » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:28 am

For the strava nerds,

http://blog.veloviewer.com/strava-bookm ... treet-map/

allows you to flip the defualt strava maps to OS maps amongst others.

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Post by jam bo » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:31 am

Oh and

http://app.strava.com/segments/5647562

is Loop Section of the Dart

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Post by BillAnderson » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:13 am

Strava now appears to have dedicated 'Kayak' activity.

I still only have the cycling or running options on my phone app but the activities can be edited on the Strava website and include kayaking, canoeing and SUPing.

The only problem I've found so far is all the segments already created will have to be made again as a kayaking option...

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Post by Poke » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:03 pm

Since kayaking now has it's own dedicated activity, I emailed Strava Customer support to try to get the segments previously logged as bike "rides" converted over to kayaking segments. They said that they had no mechanism to do this (odd, but fair enough) so I left it at that.

They then took the list I'd emailed them and proceeded to delete every single segment (some of these were mine, some other peoples) - i.e. everything in the list I compiled above.

Their rep then claimed that he didn't know why they'd been deleted, but it must be part of their ongoing project cleaning up segments (which is bollox, because the only one of that list that he didn't delete is the "old" segment on the dart that I didn't email them because it didn't pick up many people that used it).

The final nail in the coffin was them claiming there was no way to recover deleted segments. I'd be monumentally surprised if a company the size of Strava didn't back up their data, and therefore be able to recover deleted information.

Anyway, rant over. Guess not many people are using Strava for boating yet so it doesn't affect many of you, but just thought I'd have a rant nevertheless. Happy Friday!
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Post by box2k2 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:13 pm

But if you go to the page for any given ride, you can select the edit option and change the activity there.

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Post by Poke » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:20 pm

box2k2 wrote:But if you go to the page for any given ride, you can select the edit option and change the activity there.
Yep, but any segment made using that activity before it was changed, remains as a riding segment rather than updating itself to the new activity type.
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Post by box2k2 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:33 pm

Ok. What happens if you recreate the segments?

edit: Nothing much. Certainly doesn't look up historical activities against the segment.

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Post by jam bo » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:43 am

box2k2 wrote:Ok. What happens if you recreate the segments?

edit: Nothing much. Certainly doesn't look up historical activities against the segment.
it does, just can take a few days to fill up the leaderboard.

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Post by Poke » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:50 am

It's probably likely that you're the only person that's kayaked that segment.
Strava will only look for other activities logged as "kayaking" for a kayaking segment.
If someone has logged their kayaking session as a bike ride, it won't show up on a kayaking segment.

Unfortunately I can't just recreate many of the segments, as I tried to take out any "bad gps data" when I was creating them. THis involved downloading the activity, chopping out any of the trace where I was portaging/inspecting/floating round an eddy, then re-uploading it to create a segment that matched the river. I then deleted the edited activity and re-uploaded my actual activity. I can’t go and do that again for ~40 or so rivers!
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Post by box2k2 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:35 pm

jam bo wrote:it does, just can take a few days to fill up the leaderboard.
Fair enough. Obviously not enough patience and expecting too much.
Poke wrote:Unfortunately I can't just recreate many of the segments, as I tried to take out any "bad gps data" when I was creating them. THis involved downloading the activity, chopping out any of the trace where I was portaging/inspecting/floating round an eddy, then re-uploading it to create a segment that matched the river. I then deleted the edited activity and re-uploaded my actual activity. I can’t go and do that again for ~40 or so rivers!
Sounds like you need to get back on to someone at Strava who is a little higher up the food chain and with more access to the database to restore from a backup. You can provide the segment numbers after all.

Either that or we find out how bothered you are by it vs the amount of time it'll take you to recreate them.

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Post by Andy jacko » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:06 am

I've worked in a software company working with databases before and data like that very, very rarely gets deleted, unless it would be a Data Protection Act violation to keep it or it is specifically requested to be removed by a client. I would bet my bottom dollar that the segments are actually just marked as inactive or something rather than deleted. It should literally be a 30 second job to find those segments if you can provide a list of the segment numbers, you'd just have to get the guy who is bored or feeling generous or can be persuaded.

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