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Tracking My Progress with Strava

…d such, over laid with your speed, cadence and possibly power. You really turn yourself into a machine! Welcome Strava, social media for bike rides Two years ago I first heard of Strava. I didn’t really get it, another site to track your GPS files. They had put a bunch of pro’s on the site, and I feel like there was only a paid version when it first started. In the beginning of the year when I purchased my new Garmin Edge 800 I starte…

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Strava Awesomeness: GPX Download Functionality

If you are a contant reader you will know my love of Strava. It keeps me motivated, up to date with my friends rides across the world and technology makes my world go around. When I visit new places (which is weekly) I’m always trying to find new rides, routes and cue sheets. Using a split of Google, Garmin Connect and Map my Ride I’ve been doing okay. But now, Strava is allowing me download peoples routes to upload into my Garmin! I…

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Spring Cycling Tips

Spring is Here, Are You Ready?

…217;m not biting off too much, but also to make sure that my loved ones are on board with my insanity. Get Your Strava On. Much like the above, if you are externally motivated, Strava is addicting. Using your Strava smartphone app or a Garmin you can track all your rides, compare times and compare your times up popular climbs or streets against others. Warning: It’s addicting. Me: Follow me on Strava! Get dressed up like a super hero, or yo…

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2014 Rapha Festive 500

Festive 500 Planning

It has been a couple of years since I gave the Rapha/Strava Festive 500 a go. For my newer readers that aren’t addicted to Strava yet, Festive 500 is a challenge from Rapha to ride 500km (311 miles) between Christmas and New Years Eve. You must be using a Garmin or your smartphone to track these rides and then upload them to Strava to qualify. It is fun to follow along with the hashtag #festive500 on Twitter or Instagram to see other&#8217…

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Ridley Orion Chain

Tech Tuesday: Keeping Your Bike Out of the Shop

…ring items on a bike: Chain Cassette Tires Bar tape/grips Chainrings Seals on suspension (fork and shock) Using Strava for Bike Maintenace While I am a data geek, and spend too much time on Strava I have found that it is also an easy way for you to keep track of your equipment. Depending on your riding style you are normally able to start gauging how quickly you wear your equipment. It is also a good reminder of getting check overs. I’m abl…

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