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Different Types of Mountain Bike Races – An EPIC Guide

Mountain biking is an amazing way to stay in shape, meet new friends, and explore new areas. If you’ve recently walked into a bike shop you would have seen that there are several different types of mountain bikes. They come in various shapes, sizes, weights and brands (not …

Can You Pin My Number? – Racedots & Event Clips Review

I believe we all have been through the ritual of pinning our race numbers to a jersey. What would seemingly be a non-event can often feel like an exercise in pushing string uphill. Maybe it is my obsessive detail orientation, but I hate flapping numbers. So upon arrival …

What is Strava

The Social Network for Athletes At the start of a ride we’re sure you’ve seen, and heard, all the different GPS devices beeping as they start recording. If it’s a big enough group it’s almost musical. What does all that beeping mean? It means people have learned the …

Strava Labs: Project KODOS

Project KODOS is another tools created in the Stava Labs. The point of KODOS is to show you an overview of your Kudos history, how much you’ve received and how much you’ve given. http://labs.strava.com/kodos/

Strava Labs: Activity Playback (Flyby Maps)

This is another great tool from Strava Labs.  After I started writing this guide a few months ago, Strava changed the name of this from Flyby to Activity Playback.  I personally still like Flyby since it explains what it does so well.   Have you ever “flown by” …

Strava Labs: KOM Heatmap & Strava Achievement Map

This tool is best if you have KOMs. If you don’t have any KOMs then this tool is neat to explore but it becomes a lot more helpful when you start wanting to protect your kingdom! This isn’t really a great analysis tool but more of a way …

Veloviewer Review

VeloViewer is the Data Nerd’s data analysis tool.  If you like slicing and dicing your data in infinite ways then VeloViewer is for you.  VeloViewer (VV) was created, and is still maintained by, Ben Lowe a cycling aficionado and programmer living in the UK.  Up until this year …

Strava Labs: GPX to Strava Route

One of the cool features with Strava is that you can create your own routes that will show you the best path, elevation gain and total mileage. Then you can share your route with anyone so they can use it. But what if you don’t want to manually …

Jonathan O’Keeffe: Strava Segment Detail

This tool was designed by Jonathan O’Keeffe and is a fun little tool if you want to see the KOM history for a certain segment. Once you land on his site you just have to enter the ID number from any of your favorite segments. You will authorize …

Strava Labs: Top Stops

This project has some pretty cool potential but as of right not it just shows data from the San Francisco Bay Area. Top Stops is an attempt to map out some of the best stopping points along favorite routes. The idea being that you might be on a …

Strava Labs: Global Heatmaps (Route Discovery Tool)

Have you ever visited a new area and you wondered where it was safe to run or bike? The global heatmap tool can help with that. It has mapped out over 100 million running and cycling activities and displayed them on an easy to view map. This makes …

Jonathan O’Keeffe: Multiple Ride Mapper

Here’s another fun tool from Jonathan. The Multiple Ride Mapper lets you pick a date range, type of activity and other filter options which will then proceed to map out all your activities. For this example I pulled up all of my bike rides for the entire summer …