Every now and then, I have a cycling workout in my schedule titled "Joy Ride" with the instructions to grab a friend and go on a ride and enjoy.
|Old Spartanburg Hwy|
|First half under clouds, but then I headed towards the blue skies.|
|Here comes the sun!|
|Where are the cows today??|
Strava is basically a training log (currently for running and cycling) with a little bit of a social network component (you can follow people, people can follow you). The huge difference to any other training log is: it takes your gps data from your Garmin or the Strava app and compares your times in predefined segments. For example a sprint zone from a local ride or a famous climb in your area. The segments are defined by Strava users and you can add segments from your own rides. You are then being ranked against anybody on Strava that uploaded a route that included that segment.
|Down that road is another segment that I plan on tackling soon to improve my posted time!|
|Bye bye cloudy skies!|
Also, I improved my standings in all of the segments. Given that I only had two weeks worth of rides on my Garmin that I could upload, the basic data has been pretty slim.
|Love this stretch of road, especially in the sunshine!|