Has Strava Ruined the Group Ride?

Paul introduced me to Strava. I’d heard of it only in the context of a cyclist being killed in the act of attempting to recapture the top time for a downhill Strava segment.

Most of the segments I see in our area are for ascending and I get the impression cyclists are going out individually to try for the best time. Our group simply doesn’t ride like that but could Strava infect us? –Corrie


Have you noticed your group ride suffering from “Strava Syndrome?” You can tell when you’ve been infected when you start noticing symptoms which include the group’s normal sense of flow and camaraderie being replaced instead by a wacky series of random sprints at every slight crest and city limit sign.

via Has Strava Ruined the Group Ride?.

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