Ride Activity Pages

The New Ride Pages are here! See below for an in-depth look at how to make the most out of all the information Strava provides about your rides.

 

Overview

The first page that you will be taken to when viewing a ride on the new activity page is the activity Overview.  From here, you will see the basic information about the ride, and have the ability to perform some basic functions.  From the very top of the page, you will have the ability to share rides to Facebook, Twitter, email, or your personal blog - for more information see here. You will also be able to give and view comments and kudos, and see other athletes on the ride - clicking the relevant buttons at the top of the page will bring up the Social Lightbox, and clicking the profile picture to the left of the page will bring you to the athlete's Profile page.  Clicking 'Add a Description' will bring up the Edit Activity dialog (more on that later) and will allow you to add public ride notes to your activity.

Depending on the GPS device used to record the ride, you may see the option to correct your elevation (for more on that see here).  Certain values that might need more explanation are also links to our Glossary; click 'Weighted Avg. Power,' 'Total Work,' etc. for relevant definitions. You will also see your activity's Top Results if your ride has achievements - click 'View All' to jump down to a full list of the activity's segments.  The map display features all the functions you should be used to - the ability to zoom and full-screen the map, change the display type, as well as a 'slider' at the bottom to enlarge the map display. 

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You may notice that the Summary Panel doesn't display ALL the values you're used to seeing; click 'Show More' to get a more detailed view - and show less to return.  This preference will be 'remembered' by your browser; but you can always revert it.

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The summary panel at the top of your activity is persistent across all views in the new page - not just the activity Overview.  Keep in mind that it is collapsable; click the arrow at the very top right of the display to shrink it down to size - and again to expand it.  See the collapsed panel below.

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Segments

 Just like you're used to, beneath the map you will find a list of all the segments recorded on your ride.  From here you can view information about that segment, your segment effort, as well as Star the segment.  At the bottom of the list, you'll see the option to Show Hidden Efforts, which will display any Hidden segments on your ride - which you can then Unhide.  You'll also see a button to Create a New Segment, and to Learn more about Segments.

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As shown above, hovering over any segment will do a few things.  It will highlight the segment route in blue on the map, and the portion of your ride's elevation profile represented by the segment in dark gray.  It will also show you the numerical value for your segment effort intensity score (if available) and give you the option to Hide that segment from your list.

Clicking on a segment in your list will open a Segment Effort Detail panel within the full segment list on your activity Overview - see the screenshot below.  This panel will show you detailed information about that segment effort, including the "Top 10" leaderboard with default filters based on your account preferences.  You can then further filter the results displayed, set a goal on that segment, or analyze your effort on that segment (more on this in the Analysis section of this article).  Clicking 'View Full Leaderboard' will navigate you away from your activity page, and will take you to the segment page on Strava.

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Analysis

The analysis view is where you will get the most detailed information about your ride.  As always, the collapsed Summary Panel is present at the top of the page.  Click the mile marker or clock icon near the left of the page to switch between viewing your activity based on distance or time.

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Immediately to the right of the elevation profile and the 'stacked performance chart' displaying speed, power, and other values, you will see the instantaneous values for your activity.  As you move your cursor over the elevation profile or any of the performance charts, those values will change to reflect your distance, time, speed, elevation, etc., at that point in the ride. To the left of the charts you will see Average and Maximum values for the selected range of each parameter recorded on your ride.

Below the elevation profile you will see a plot of the segments as they occurred on your ride - what we call the Segment Bars.  Only segments that have not been Hidden will show up here. Hover over a segment's 'bar' to see the basic details of the segment, and click on it to view the Segment Effort Analysis (more on that to follow).  You also have the ability to click-and-drag a selection on the elevation profile or any of the performance charts to zoom in on that portion of the ride; all the relevant statistics to the left of the charts will be updated to reflect that selection, it will be highlighted in blue on the map, and you can expand, shrink, and slide your selection from the highlighted portion of the elevation profile.  Click anywhere on the elevation profile or the stacked charts to zoom out.

Clicking on a segment from the Segment Bars, or clicking 'Analyze Effort' from your list of segments at the Overview page will take you to the Segment Effort Analysis view.  The same is true of the Lap Bars; which if present will be found between the elevation profile and the Segment Bars.  More on lap analysis below.

When there is an active selection (either by clicking on a lap, segment, or custom selection), the distance, elevation difference, average grade, and time of that selection will be shown below the elevation profile.

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This is essentially the same as the 'zoomed-in' view described earlier - but automatically focuses on the portion of your ride that accounts for the selected segment.  Clicking the name of the segment just below the elevation profile will take you back to your results on that segment - within the list of segments on your ride's Overview page.

 

Heart Rate

Selecting the Heart Rate tab from the navigation panel will allow you to analyze your heart rate zone distribution, as well as your Suffer Score and Points in the Red.  

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Power Curve

Selecting the Power Curve tab from the navigation panel will display your power curve - showing you exactly where on your ride your maximum average power for a given interval took place - and allowing you to compare that ride's peak power with your historical best. Click the time range drop-down menu to select a different period for comparison, and change the display from Watts to Watts per Kilogram with the relevant buttons at the right.  Clicking on a time interval will 'focus' on that data and allow you to visit the activity where your historical best was recorded; click again to 'unfocus.'

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Zone Distribution

Select Zone Distribution from the navigation tab at the left to view the percentage of your activity that took place in each of your training Power Zones - which are automatically calculated based on your FTP.

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25w Distribution

The 25-Watt Distribution page will compare your activity's Weighted Average Power with the amount of time spent in each 25-watt power zone - to see more granularity in which zones you spent the most time.

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Laps

Select Laps from the navigation tab to see your activity broken down by laps as recorded by your device (if applicable). This is again essentially a zoomed-in selection of your activity - click on a lap to 'focus' on that lap's data - and click on that same lap again to 'unfocus.'

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Edit/Actions

Finally, Editing and performing Actions on your ride is just like what you're used to - although the icons have changed.  Instead of the Edit Ride button you'll see a pencil icon to the left side of the page; click that icon to change the activity type or bike, add ride Notes, or make your ride Private.  Instead of the Actions menu you'll see a wrench icon; click that to pop-out a menu of the actions you should already be familiar with.

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