Two very neat additions been added to the Segment Details and Ride Details maps: the option to go full screen and the option to overlay photos from Panoramio. Now you’re maps can go HUGE while you review your rides and check out everyone else’s pictures to see what you missed along the route, saves having to stop and take any yourself doesn’t it!
Posts By: Ben Lowe
The Buttertubs Pass from Hawes in North Yorkshire will be one of the first climbs taken in by the 2014 Tour de France in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. I’m not going to attempt to regale you with tales of my epic ascent of the climb as I can only remember about 25 metres of it (and I don’t think I’ve ever regaled anything very well) so I’ll stick to what I know and provide the cold, hard stats!
The gradient profile is one of the coolest features on VeloViewer giving your own rides that Pro Tour feel. But did you know that the wider your browser window the more detailed the profile will become?
So what type of segments do you tend to ride? OK, this isn’t really going to tell you that very well but it might give you some indication. As you can see the segments around Sheffield tend to be either climbs or descents. Check out your Strava segment word cloud on the new Word Cloud page.
Velo Flow allows you to view and interact with animated Strava rides. Getting started with Velo Flow can be a little confusing but the video below walks you through how to do it step by step. The second video shows you some of the hidden features in Velo Flow explaining how to highlight multiple riders and more.
Not quite sure why I didn’t have this column in here from the start to be honest but its there now: the number of tries you’ve had on each segment, and of course you can order by it.
If you are new to VeloViewer or just want a reminder of what the Update page is all about then this is the page for you. Basically you can’t go far wrong following your nose but read on for more detailed instructions.
After being pointed out that the Velo Flow link from segments for some rides in Australia weren’t always returning results as expected I discovered I’ve not consistently using the right date from the Strava API. The majority of dates I use have been Greenwich Mean Time which is causing an issue when your ride happened to not be the same day as it was at the time in London.
Seeing your rides and segments on maps is a complete no-brainer in terms of functionality for VeloViewer and the recent additions of Velo Flow and the Ride Details page along with the existing Segment Details page you now have many ways of viewing your rides. But what is the best map to display beneath your rides? Take your pick.
Great news! Strava have fixed the bug with their API that resulted in segments with people tied on time returning placings that were better than reality. Go update all your placings to get all your correct placings.