When creating new route indicate roads as suitable for road-only bicycles
When Im creating new route I would like to see if a given piece of road (segment, but not in Strava meaning, but a road between to points on a route) is actually suitable for a road bike.
The way I use Strava is to plan routes is that I take the Strava map, look around my current location for new routes that I have not ridden yet and make sure they are road ride-able.
Way too often in my area have I encoutered a siutation where Strava-mapped route took me to a bumpy field road with surface not suitable for a road bike.
I started using heatmaps but heatmaps include rides with MTB bicycle which are very popular in my area, so many times a heatmap would indicate a road as ride-able but would not indicate what kind of cycling prevails on this segment.
Currently I need to check with Google Street View. I assume that if Street View has not visited a place than it's not road bike suitable.
For me maps are the most valuable tool in Strava, I feel more of an explorer than competitive cyclist.
This is related to this idea: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/208835087-Classify-Segments-as-Road-or-Trail-Segments
1) Bubble shows the functionality concept.
2) Arrows indicate segments I cannot be sure if they are actually possible to ride with a road bike until I get there. Someone has ridden there, but was that an MTB? No idea :)