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.
Posts By: Ben Lowe
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.
Velo Flow is a great way to visualise your rides but it really comes into its own when used to view group rides, be they club runs, sportives or races. Whichever the type of ride, the steps to go through to get the best Velo Flow of your ride are the same and very easy.
For a long time the main missing element on VeloViewer has been a ride details page. Well, not any more. View each of your rides’ stats, interactive map, elevation charts (including the gradient histogram – distance travelled at each gradient) and lists of all segments covered.
After coming across a great visualisation last week that animated GPS traces of staff commuting to Loughborough University I was inspired to try something similar with Strava rides and I’m very pleased with the result.