We starting 2021 with a new section: disagree. An exchange of letters between two cyclists who... disagree.
It's been only a year since I'm using Strava. For years I refused, previous attempts to use the app failed. Only after the third attempt found a mode in which it works well for me. I only follow people I've ever seen face-to-face and I don't follow pros or ultra-cyclists. My profile is closed I don't accept strangers. In this way, the app works well for me.
One of the parts that make me feel worse, however, are the segments. The idea behind it is of course fantastic. The result (people riding like idiots to get a PR or a KOM) is bad, but that's not Strava's fault, but the fault of the users. But I don't want to talk about that. I think segments are mostly badly executed. I would like to make the following suggestions for improvement.
I'm looking forward to your answer.
Interesting view. I've been using Strava for years myself. I have a paid subscription and my account is open to everyone. Many of my followers are people I met once at an event and would meet again one day. In all fairness, this has only happened in a few cases.
This difference in use between you and me actually indicates what Strava stands for. You can do a lot with it and anyone can use it as he or she wishes.
As far as the segments are concerned, I understand what you mean but I don't agree with you. My main objections come down to the following:
My advice to you is: cycling is too beautiful to annoy you with this kind of side issues. Let it go. Head in the wind, suffer and push the pedals.
In conclusion: if you do get it done anyway, make an exception for 'fucking dike with your fucking wind', because that's a cult segment in our area.