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  • This thread is nearly 3 years old, do you not think if Strava actually gave a rats arse about it's end users it would of done something by now ?

    Unfortunately whoever drives Strava has their own firm ideas of what Strava is and will not change their mind to what the end users want it to be (countless other threads older than 3 years with very simple requests that have not been implemented, this isn't the only one).

    Very soon something will come along that embrace it's end users and Strava will be abandoned in droves, you can only ignore you user base for so long before your customers seek out a better product and vote with their feet.

     

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  • I am thinking about signing up for the grand fondo challenge. I will not be able to complete it without this function. My iPhone battery dies after ~60 miles. I have a second phone that I use to record the second half of my longer rides. 

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  • It took me 2 minutes to do it with notepad, having never seen the inside of a .gpx file before this morning. I am sure someone whose job it is to program for a living could write something quickly, albeit 5 minutes isn't enough time :) it is simply comparing 2 or more  text files and throwing out the erroneous data, correctly written .gpx files are full of the same info, it shouldn't be too hard.

    endomondo do it online now, only caveat is it needs to be the same activity you are joining, which is logical in most cases.

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  • Having recently pushed out a 19.5hr ride, using two Garmin units (five files in all), then discovering that Strava even in Premium mode still doesn't do this is kinda galling.

    The most epic rides of all can't be presented properly? That stinks.

     

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  • Hey, I'm as keen as mustard to see this feature too, but keep it civil.

    That's not five minutes work. Here's what they'll have to do:

    The programming that stitches together multiple data sets that are possibly stored across different database shards, works out the endpoints, eliminates any overlaps, removes previously matched segments and re-matches them against the new data set, updates KOM tables to match, plus designing & implementing an interface for the same, provisioning of the compute power to do all that, plus writing automated tests for the interface and the logic, writing up the documentation, finding bugs and edge cases and ensuring the interface detects users doing things that don't make sense (like stitching together rides that weren't together, or that hugely overlap, or were recorded with different types of device, or on different days, or that they already stitched together).

    So, actually, no, it's not a simple job. But I'll say "thank you" when it's done, by renewing my premium subscription.

     

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  • Hi guys: here is an intermediate solution that works for GPX and TCX files.  I expect that Strava will eventually develop their own, but until they do, here we go.  It's made to be pretty easy, and is a work in progress (contact me using the contact form on the page if you witness any bug with the tool or have a feature request).

    http://gotoes.org/strava/Combine_GPX_TCX_FIT_Files.php

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  • Brian Lucido,  thank you for your tool  at   http://gotoes.org/strava/Combine_GPX_TCX_FIT_Files.php

    it works well for what I want to do.    

    Strava:  consider integrating this!   It would be much quicker to do the same thing within strava.   Thanks!

     

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  • Made some major improvements to the tool at:

    http://gotoes.org/strava/Combine_GPX_TCX_FIT_Files.php

    First, it now combines FIT files as well.  Also, you can combine different file types (i.e. combine a FIT file from your Edge 500 with a GPX file from your iPhone)

    Also, the tool now gives you the option of "randomizing" the ID tag.  This will eliminate conflicts with an activity you have already uploaded.  A number of people have contacted me saying that the resulting product from our tool would say "duplicate activity" when they uploaded to Strava.  Initially, I had envisioned that people would wait to upload the combined file, but I've been finding that people upload the partial files, get kudos and comments, and then want to upload the merged file later and have them co-exist.  As such, checking the "Randomize ID tag" on the download page (second page you come to) will fix that for people.

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  • No.  You're working to hard.  Use 

    http://gotoes.org/strava/Combine_GPX_TCX_FIT_Files.php

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  • How many times will mansplainers have to be reminded that a request for a simple, user-friendly feature is different than an assertion that the task is otherwise unachievable?

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  • Nine (9) pages of comments dating back to 2013.  Get on it, Strava!

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  • Poeple are gonna cheat no matter what Strava does. Don't punish the rest of us because of the few dishonest people.

     

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  • I had the misfortune of dead battery on the Garmin on the 111KMs I had to continue the remaining 63 odd KMs on the Phone app. it was a big ride and I partly did it because I signed up for the Gran Fondo challenge. This feature would be a great solution. I see many of riders I follow uploading their rides as 2 rides because of this issue. I'm sure this feature would be widely used. obviously only for when the ride you're trying to combine is an obvious continuation to the one before.

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  • Please add

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  • Yes please!

     

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  • yes please, get on it

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  • Please add

     

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  • Folks, hacking up GPX files is not a solution. I've found that the subsequent import back into strava gets elevation data wrong - turned a 9,000m vertical ride into a 20,000m one(!) - and lost all the power data. I think it's a poor show for Strava's support to be recommending this faulty hack.

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  • The FIT File Tools site (http://www.fitfiletools.com) allows you to combine multiple FIT files into a single one. It also provides tools for removing specific fields (like power), adjusting power, and adjusting ride time. Enjoy!

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  • Actually, simply marging activities is a must I'd say, not getting into files downloading/uploading (unless thery are already in a form of files). Simply select two activities in the mobiile app (or web) and "Merge". 

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  • I've given up on Garmin to give us the much requested feature/ability.

    Would be nice if Strava would/could give this to us, we could always use thestrava file to back port/upload into Garmin.

    really needed, and can't imagine it being such a large project to implement,

    either provide 2 files and allow user to cut them together or specify 2 strata loaded rides, specify the order, and they get glued together.

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  • That will be a helpful feature. For now, I have to workout via Endomondo (that has this feature) - merging/exporting - by native Strava feature of this kind will be helpful. Just imagine how many tracks for longer events are truncated due to loss of battery power, etc.!

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  • Perhaps make it so that activities have to end/start within 1 hour of each other so that people can't cheat and string together ridiculously long rides from weeks apart etc.

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  • This can be done manually by exporting the two activities into a gpx file, then merging the text files together and uploading as a new activity. You just need to delete the existing activities before uploading the new one.  

    +1 if Strava could automatically do this it would be great, I often stop my watch by accident and have to merge activities.

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  • amen.  I accidentally stopped my workout half 1/3 of the way through.  looks like two posts with some missing stuff in the middle.  Not to hard to get a software program to repair that and get the pace right on the missing portion with the distance and time lapse.  Why was this post started in 2013 and there isn't a feature yet?  

     

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  • yes!

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  • Please!

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