Strava has really gained traction among the San Francisco Bay area cycling community. In some group rides, in particular competitive non-racer groups like Mission Cycling and SF2G, typically 3/4 of the riders will upload rides, all the more remarkable considering it requires an expensive GPS-enabled cycle computer (although the price of entry gets lower with each new generation of Garmins, as the users dump their old units).
Here's the Marincello trail page for cycling (which includes both mountain biking and road biking). As I write this, 99 users have uploaded rides which include this segment, ridden a total of 567 times. The top time, by David Beldon, was with a VAM of 1194 meters/hour, quite impressive for a gravelly dirt fire road. I'm ranked 24th.
But Strava isn't just about cycling. Basically any activity which involves transport by human power is compatible. Strava activities can be categorized in a number of areas, and of course running is one of these. The Marin Headlands trails, every weekend day are full of trail runners. This is an absolute hotbed of trail running in the United States, and the Marin Headlands are a favorite for both training and racing.
So after running in the headlands today, I created a segment for the Marincello trail. "Run 1 time by 1 person". I'm ranked first. And only. What's up with that?
Come on people, get on the program. I'm not sure what website the trail runners are uploading their GPS too, but it's obviously not Strava. What am I missing?
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