Strava Stop time calculations

open topic, for anything cycling related.

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 ??

Cheers, Rod.
--
2012 Giant Defy Composite 1
2013 Giant Talon 0 29er
2013 Flight Podium 1
2013/14 Bianchi Infinito CV
User avatar
rodneycc
 
Posts: 797
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:50 pm
Location: Melbourne Suburbs, Victoria

by BNA » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:20 pm

BNA
 

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
Scott CR1 - 105 - Mavic Kyserium equippe
Image
GAV!N
 
Posts: 210
Joined: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:14 am
Location: Shoalhaven

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.
Passing on your right - me, said just about never...
lobstermash
 
Posts: 863
Joined: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:51 pm
Location: Canberra

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!
--
2012 Giant Defy Composite 1
2013 Giant Talon 0 29er
2013 Flight Podium 1
2013/14 Bianchi Infinito CV
User avatar
rodneycc
 
Posts: 797
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:50 pm
Location: Melbourne Suburbs, Victoria

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.:-)
--
2012 Giant Defy Composite 1
2013 Giant Talon 0 29er
2013 Flight Podium 1
2013/14 Bianchi Infinito CV
User avatar
rodneycc
 
Posts: 797
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:50 pm
Location: Melbourne Suburbs, Victoria


Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dalai47, Summernight



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU



InTouch with BNA
“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter