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Add more Age Categories beyond 65+ for Segments Filters

As the baby boomers retire and age they are becoming more competitive and need realistic comparisons.  I am stuck in the 65 bracket at 73 and although it is a challenge to try to keep up it would be nice to compare my results to a similar age group

Thanks for listening

Steve Bartlett

Los Gatos

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  • I am 77, and it is now two years since I left Premium. Some of my times are faster than the QoM times, but get nothing for that !  Won't be paying until I get an age group that is relevant to me.

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  • Elle,  We are coming up on THREE YEARS riders have been waiting for this.  And I realize there are other threads out there on the same kind of topic wanting more and better: KOM by segment, dirt vs road, team and club, male and female, etc. etc. etc.   But the basic request is JUST create seven more GROUPS: 70,75,80,85,90,95, & 100+

    Is there any hope before I'm DEAD?

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  • Short answer Paul is "NO". Long answer "Owing to the complexity of the programming needed to implement such a request the answer is, no". But that reasoning is just my opinion, as is my belief I'll be dead before they lift a finger in this regard. Is it likely to be contradicted by Strava representatives, doubt it. They don't give a crap about the older users, pity it is not subject to age discrimination laws ;)

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  • Just made another payment of $29.99 to "Map My Ride" for one year of premium ride stats. Getting everything I need there. Sure Strava has more bells and whistles but MMR at 1/3 the cost does a great job and provides me everything - including heart stats - that I need to analyze my rides and keep good historical records. I will be 78 next month and just hang around here let others know that there is an alternative. Join the "DROP STRAVA PREMIUM" protest. If enough of us do drop premium it will show up on the bottom line and get somebody's attention. Check out my MMR http://www.mapmyride.com/my_home/#user_dashboard  and tell your friends.

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  • This request got pushed out a year, but this is now a planned development for 2017. Your patience with us is much appreciated and we look forward to delivering new weight and age categories for our segment leaderboard filters. 

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  • WHEN it does - give us a chance to test it before we plop done the $.

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  • Everyone, 

    This work is still planned but is delayed. It's not clear if we can fit in the engineering work in 2017. We are trying our best and appreciate the continued feedback. 

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  • Wonder how many of us will be dead before this gets done. Why don't you shelve some of the "How many miles can you ride this month and how many metres can you climb etc" and concentrate on this worthwhile issue. If you don't do it this year I'm out and lots will follow.

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  • Have you noticed how similar the Strava Management is to Government Politicians in terms of their response to including extra categories for over 65's.  The category amendments were promised for 2017 and now we have excuses.

    Governments have ignored the "grey vote" and suffered for it. Watch out Strava, it could happen to you, especially if we oldies get going on Facebook.

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  • And i thought Elle Anderson was a bot; still do, actually. It is the same old, same old: "We're working on it." 

     

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  • This has been ongoing now for several years I also am in my 70s & a premium member but without the benefits of an under 65yo Strava still, charge the same premium rate I also will look at ditching the program

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  • Okay... I suggested this about 4 yrs. ago... and here we are.  Thanks for the update, but by the time it occurs I'll be dead - that'd be in about 20 years (I'm74) --- sorry can't hold my breathe that long.

     

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  • Hope springs eternal.

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  • Well, I finally gave it up...my Premium Account that is...I will be 80 on September 6th.  I have wanted an age comparison breakdown for my age category for years to no avail.  Now this year I have "felt my age" more than ever.  I didn't start cycling until I was 70 y.o. and it would have been nice to do some comparisons, but alas I guess it isn't going to happen in the "foreseeable future."

    So, today, I got an email from Strava letting me know I am now "on the free plan."  I wanted to see what I will be missing so I logged in and this is the first thing I saw:

            "Level the playing field with Strava Premium.  See how you stack up against athletes that fall

             within your OWN AGE and weight class."

    Yeah, right!

    So long...

    Steve

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  • Steve, I am 78 and dropped out of Premium three years ago.Still waiting ! 

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  • Yeah, this is the second time I've given up. When the Strava folks recently promised that they were going to add more age groups, I re-subscribed, but they seem to be more interested in adding lots of other features that do not make a Premium account useful to me.

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  • Strava is more interested in promoting general challenges for members which don't actually mean anything in terms of comparable ability, which is what Strava is supposed to be about. I.e., how far can you ride this month, or how many metres can you climb this month. Window dressing in other words.

    If Strava was being true to its original principles special awards for ALL age groups would be available. As it is, when you are over 65 you are kicked into The Long Grass. Come to think of it, even that title would be better than nothing. 😤😤😤😤😤

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  • Have been on this request for going on - at least three years - all we get is; "we're working on it", yet other stuff surfaces.  Sorry STRAVA - just dropped my Premium with NO intention of returning until you can do this.  AND... will encourage others to do the same when asked.    TOLD YOU SO --- though you probably don't give a rip ---- wait until the current monied group hits 68.

     

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  • I agree with the comments above.  I'm 71, and still getting PR's, and age records, but I'm quickly going to be out run by the newbies entering 65.  It would be fairer to have narrower age categories, instead of just 65 and above.

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  • Just resigned from Strava premium because it's quite clear they're not interested in providing worthwhile incentives for older riders. I'm 70 and riding well, but there's no value in continuing membership just to pay Strava for NOTHING.

    so I join the growing ranks of the discontented and will watch with interest to see how ignoring " the grey vote " finally pans out. 🖕

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  • It's going to be impossible to renew my premium membership in 2018 when I turn 70.

    As much as I love Strava and enjoy challenging myself, I also like to compare myself with others in my age group as well as those who are younger. For that matter, I'd like to see how people older than me are doing, too. Please add some more age categories. 

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  • Venting frustrations here obviously does little good. For any real impact on management I think we need to be moving to the various cycling forums with our "Strava age discrimination protest." Call it what it is - "age discrimination."

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  • MY GOD people, I just noticed that age groups 65-69, 70-75 and 75 and over have been added.  When did this happen and why in the world was not an email sent out to every single PREMIUM member. While I'm sure some will not be satisfied, I'll be happy if I can see myself high up on the 75+ leader board.  Thanks you again. 

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  • Hi Paul, the new leaderboard filters should not be released yet and of course, we will properly announce the news when the update is official. Thanks! 

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  • I'm delighted by this news! Thanks Elle!

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  • Yeah, great.  Will believe it when I see it.... and Paul why just to every single Premium member??? Some of us were/have been Premium UNTIL the lack of response of Strava to the Age Categories.  If it's true I'll re-up... but until reality hits - and ALL are notified.  NOPE.

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  • Paul - you are right some will not be happy. At 78 I am right back where I was at 68 in the standings with 65 as top age. I know there are few riders over 75 but we are still riding and beating the life insurance statistics. I guess Strava is counting us as worthless as customers or worse yet dead. 

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  • I dropped out of Premium several years ago for all of the mentioned reasons. Am now 78, still doing up to 150 kms a week, and will go Premium again when Strava caters for all of us in these older age brackets. Several IT experts that I have spoken to, have said that it would be no big deal to add more age categories..

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  • Here's a suggestion for our friends who are or will be 80+ when Strava's new age categories (as Paul identified for 65-69, 70-75 and 75+) take effect. Start a club on Strava called something like "Strava Athletes 80+" and encourage everyone age-qualified to join. Like it does for all its clubs, Strava will provide lists of leaders for members of the 80+ Club. We might have enough participants to warrant separate clubs for cyclists and runners.

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  • I'm in with Jim....WHEN (if) this "event" occurs. I'll probably be 91 - just over the last category, when it does.

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