strava.... *sigh*

I've just been seduced

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OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
10/06/2012 at 22:36
I occaisionally twat

<br/> Facebook is sort of useful, but i really cba
<br/>Just started using strava and i am in love

<br/>Oh dear
<br/> I think i might start a strava psof club
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Edited: 10/06/2012 at 22:37
cougie    pirate
10/06/2012 at 22:50
Strava is fun - a bit draining on the battery for long rides tho.
M...eldy    pirate
10/06/2012 at 23:01

Oh yes .. I saw Planet X going on about that, wasnt there some issue about identity theft tho with peoples addresses being 'public'?

10/06/2012 at 23:45

Just a warning about Strava OC. Make sure you don't have too many details about your bikes/name/address/rides etc set to public in your profile. Strava's been linked to more than a few bike thefts. Garmin Connect could potentially be used in the same way, though normally people have less info on their pages.

 

10/06/2012 at 23:46

Oops slow xpost. Meldy's right.

 

 

Cpt.Jack sparra    pirate
11/06/2012 at 13:06
Has strava actually been linked to any thefts though and proven ? Or is it another Fred's brothers sister-in-laws nextdoor neighbours sons teachers auntie's son went on a night out and woke up missing a kidney ??
11/06/2012 at 20:38

Its like anything, just think about what you post! Lots of bike theft going on at the moment.

I'm on Strava, hook up and see how much training I'm not doing! And do a PSOF group thingy, good idea!

 

11/06/2012 at 22:11
I use a variety of sites. Map my ride, Garmin Connect & Strava.

Strava allows you to mask your start & finish locations. Mine is set so nobody can see my routes within a 500 metre radius of my house.
12/06/2012 at 07:43
Cpt.Jack sparra wrote (see)
Has strava actually been linked to any thefts though and proven ? Or is it another Fred's brothers sister-in-laws nextdoor neighbours sons teachers auntie's son went on a night out and woke up missing a kidney ??

I think it was the auntie's daughter actually. 

Yes, I know of two where strava were directly linked. And yes of course the cyclists 'should have known' to  check their security settings.

12/06/2012 at 09:15

Since i had my bikes stolen on friday i've done quite a bit of looking into this theory LN. Sadly there seems more truth to it then some seem to think. Three high value thefts in my area and the only common factor - Garmin connect, we didn't know each other, different clubs, use different bike shops etc. The theives came prepared with some serious tools and manpower. They knew high value bikes were there.

 

12/06/2012 at 09:19
Flat Foo.ted wrote (see)

Since i had my bikes stolen on friday i've done quite a bit of looking into this theory LN. Sadly there seems more truth to it then some seem to think. Three high value thefts in my area and the only common factor - Garmin connect, we didn't know each other, different clubs, use different bike shops etc. The theives came prepared with some serious tools and manpower. They knew high value bikes were there.

 

Sorry to hear about your bikes FF. Barstewards. All they need (at the most) is the approx location from GC, and then sit in a car on a Saturday or Sunday morning to watch people go out, pinpointing  exactly which houses they needed to taget.

Edited: 12/06/2012 at 09:20
12/06/2012 at 09:28

There's a couple of other things people do without realising and I don't even want to post them on here in case it gives anyone reading a bad idea. I'm sure there's people out there with more knowledge than me but if you were up for it, I'd be happy to try and help make more people aware.

 

 

oii
12/06/2012 at 09:32

FF - I am so sorry to hear about your bikes. I really hope they catch the low life who took them and i hope you get some serious revenge in some shape or form.

LN - can you message me with advice please? I think i do it correctly, but i would love more tips.

Edited: 12/06/2012 at 09:33
TheEngineer    pirate
12/06/2012 at 11:26
oii wrote (see)

LN - can you message me with advice please? I think i do it correctly, but i would love more tips.

Me too please!

I try to be careful but even if Strava masks your route within 500m, it can't be hard to establish the centre of the circle, and sit on the street. I tend to use RunKeeper and hide the map to everyone. The exceptions are if I meet somebody for a ride away from home, or a run from work...

cougie    pirate
12/06/2012 at 11:29

I mask the start and finish areas on Strava too - but anyone can be watching you when you come back from a ride.  Maybe I should do an extra lap if theres anyone dodgy looking hanging round. 

Sorry to hear about your bikes FF.  Hope it all works out for you.

OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
13/06/2012 at 01:14

Hey FF... Sorry about the bikes...

thanks for the advice  re privacy - just altered that to increase the privacy.
created PSOF as a club unk=der UK, but I cannot view it yet in the list
http://app.strava.com/clubs/8624

need to go look at garmin connnect now

15/06/2012 at 00:33

Ok, fess up time with a numpty question....

What is strava?

When I saw the title of this thread I thought it was a new bike on the market, but having read the thread that's obviously not the case 

15/06/2012 at 00:33

LN - please could you PM me the security tips.  Ta! 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
15/06/2012 at 09:18

Schmunks: strava's a bit like garmin connect, where you can upload your rides & runs from your gps, look at where you went on proper maps, and so on.  Strava also allows people to create 'segments' which are sections of your ride, a particular hill or loop for example.  When you upload your ride, strava checks it for segments that others have set up and lets you compare your time on that segment with how others have done, as well as comparing with your old times.  So if I go and ride to Brighton, it'll pick out the section up Ditchling Beacon as a pre-existing segment and tell me I'm ranked XX/XXX for it.

15/06/2012 at 13:51

Ah, interesting!  That appeals to my inner nerd quite nicely 

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