Strava Stop time calculations

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Strava Stop time calculations

Postby rodneycc » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:17 pm

Hi All, Being a little bit lazy asking this question instead of looking it up on the FAQ. But just wondering how the Stop calculations work in Strava.

For example over multiple segments am I better off pushing hard right to the end of a segment (until say a set of traffic lights), stop hard and then get a bit of recovery while the lights change (and then push off hard again). Or slow down before the traffic lights (seeing the red in advance), taking it easy and cruise/recover a bit until the light turns green without stopping and then continue through.

Just wondering what method would post the better time??? I generally do the cruise/recover but if the stop isn't calculated in your overall time then maybe that might be better on days I'm really pushing it.

Any thoughts ??

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Re: Strava Stop time calculations

Postby GAV!N » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:20 pm

Segments are calculated on the total time. They do not take in to account stopping time. So your time is always going to depend on when the light changes :p
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Re: Strava Stop time calculations

Postby lobstermash » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:26 pm

Yep, only your overall average speed gets moderated by removing stops (if the GPS signal is good enough to detect them). The clock stays running on segments.
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Re: Strava Stop time calculations

Postby rodneycc » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:08 pm

Thanks Guys. If thats the case think I'll keep with my strategy of cruise/recover on all segments except the end one where I can blast and then stop!
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Re: Strava Stop time calculations

Postby rodneycc » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:11 pm

PS - think I need a nice country ride where there are no bloody traffic lights! Hate 'em.:-)
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