Achievements: personal records, top 10, XOMs, best efforts, etc.

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  • The way Strava handles goals really needs an overhaul. While there are graphics that show progress for some goals (i.e. annual and weekly distance goals) there are others for which there is no indication all. Also there seems to be a bit of hit and miss with respect to notification with respect to achieving goals. I seem to recall seeing notifications about reaching my weekly distance goals on some activities, however, there was no notification at all when I achieved my annual cycling distance goal.

    At the end of 2020 I invested in a power meter and I set up a power goal in Strava of 300W for 20 minutes. I achieved this goal in a ride last weekend with 312W for 20 minutes. But there was no indication of this anywhere. Nothing on the ride overview page, nothing in the activity feed and no update of the power goal page itself.

    In fact the power goal isn't even shown on the power curve for the ride itself.

    The goal is correctly shown in the Best Efforts Power Curve available from the Training menu, but again there is no indication of the goal actually having been achieved even though the graph clearly shows that it has.

    And most puzzling at all the goal overview page hasn't updated at all. The latest achieved result isn't shown and the countdown is continuing despite goal actually having been achieved.

    Clearly there is some work to be done here in order to make this work. As it is I am left wondering why I am bothering to pay for a Strava subscription when even something as basic as this isn't working properly.

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  • I really appreciate the PR reporting on the running page.

    Is it possible to have PR's for for biking and swimming, too?  

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  • Feature Request for UltraRunners !!!

    I think Ultra running starts to be a bit more widespread and i/we would like to see Estimated Best Efforts for the following Distances:

    -50km (there's already World/Regional Championships for this)

    -50 mile

    -100km (there's already World/Regional Championships for this)

    -100mile

    Time Based:

    -6h

    -12h

    -24h (there's already World/Regional Championships for this)

    Thank you !!

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  • Jojo - Please look into the issue where people virtual rides on Zwift are getting imported into Strava as virtual runs instead.  This is suddenly happening ALL THE TIME!  It is messing up the challenges in Strava with a bunch of rides being listed as runs.  From what people are reporting, they are not able to go in an edit the activity type in Strava either, so they have no way to fix it.  According to the support response I got when I sent that it, they said that Strava is stripping the activity type out of the file when it strips the health data for people who haven't granted Strava permission to use/see their health data.  There is no reason Strava should be removing the activity type data from the file.  This should be an easy fix.  

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  • I would like to see categories for weights be expanded to be more inclusive of the larger bodied riding community. Right now the highest category for Top 10's is 250lbs +. As a 300lbs+ rider, I can tell you that there is not really a comparison to the efforts of a 253lb rider and a 330lb rider. And as a paying customer that is obese I feel that there should be more inclusion for heavier riders so that they can better gauge where their efforts fall with others in their weight group. If I was 80lbs lighter, sure I'd be faster but the reality is I'm not but I still ride regularly and would like to see how my efforts stack up to people that weigh more closer to my weight than someone who's 80 lbs lighter than me.

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  • regarding KOMs and "Cups" (10th through 2nd).

    FIRST: i've noticed that KOMs are NOT added to one's profile page if: A) they are shared; B) if the segment is flagged as dangerous. 

    A) ... i suppose it could be like 'Highlander', and "There Can Be Only ONE!" (and, it's worth striving for the top top spot for sure ;-)... but otherwise, even if shared, it is ON the  LEADER BOARD, and, seems like the KOM (or Cup - more on this below) should be listed under one's profile (i track them to make intervals and efforts more fun). 

    B)... i understand the concern over publishing leader boards of dangerous cycling segments, but, the achievements should STILL APPEAR on one's profile page if one has been through the waiver process, OR, that KOM/CR was achieved PRIOR to whomever complained and flagged the segment (most often disgruntled riders, drivers, or others).  aside from 'strava stalkers' nobody would finding these on an individuals profile page, or, otherwise, the leader boards are still visible to those that sign the waiver, so, why wouldn't the achievement be available for my profile page?

    Now, speaking of tracking segments to make training efforts more fun... it would be super if on my own profile, i could see which CUPS i had (10th -> 2nd), so i could design rides that included these segments as goals in a structure of my ride, WITHOUT having to track them otherwise, or, search back through my ride history... it could be private, or public... i don't care, but, i would like to have access to the segments where i am in the top 10 on leader boards. 

    THANK YOU STRAVA TEAM!!

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  • I did a quick search and did not see anything - forgive me if I missed it -

     

    I would love to see a personal leaderboard of "best w/kg" on cycling segments.  This is because most PRs are wind-aided and pushing into a headwind would surely be interesting as your best w/kg may  not always allow for the best time.

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  • Have you thought about creating an icon for segments when you get a Power (cycling) PB (so to account for headwinds when you don't get a time PB)

    cheers

    Sam

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  • All too often, e-bike riders are uploading their activities as standard cycling activities instead of an e-bike ride.

    In Strava settings under 'My Gear' there is the 'Add Bike' button. When clicked the 'Add a Bike' dialogue pops up, one of these fields is called 'Types' ... there is NO 'E-BIKE' option here! Only 'Road, Mountain, TT & Cross' are available to select from. I think Strava should have 'E' versions of these. So when an activity is uploaded using this bike then in, the 'Edit Activity' area the 'Sport' section would automatically be changed to 'E-Bike Ride' and would not have to be manually changed.

    I think this would reduce those ebike riders who have no idea or don't know how to change/select their activities 'Sport' type.

    Personally, I am using a Garmin Edge 830, under your Activity Profiles you can set the Default Ride Type to 'eBike' and when an activity is uploaded to Strava its already set as an 'E-Bike Ride'

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  • Can you make live segments available for the ebike category. I pay extra money for access to this feature and I keep waiting for it to be available.

    This was mentioned above and I totally agree. I emailed Strava about this issue a few days ago, this is their reply:

    Thanks for writing in Nic about E-Bike activities. Since E-Bikes are not the same as standard bikes they cannot compete against other cyclist on our 'ride segment leaderboards'. At this moment in time, we do not have live segments for E-Bike specific rides. 

    We are still working on improving our E-Bike activity type and appreciate your feedback.

    And I replied back with:

    I understand this. On my Garmin device, I have my default activity type set to ebike which uploads every ride to Strava as an ebike ride. Now only ebike specific segments are shown and I am only competing with other ebike riders, not non-ebike cyclists.

    I read an article back from July 2015 which is titled "Strava and Garmin introduce on-device Live Segments for Edge series". This is approx around 6 years ago! Which is around the time e-bikes were starting to take off.

    So, given that we're talking approx 6 years ago that you introduced live segments I am really surprised that you use the words, "At this moment in time.." and "We are still working on improving our E-Bike activity type". You've really got to wonder how much time does Srava need to make live segments work for e-bikes??
     
    It can't be too difficult behind the scenes to get this working as rides tagged as ebike already have their own separate segments anyway.

    After that Strava replied by leading me to this "Improved Community Forum" area. So that's were I am sharing my feedback.

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  • Hi,

    I still find there is only partial support for people who walk. Usually, there is an option for choosing "Run" or "Swim" but not "Walk".

    I have a major problem with my heart, and whilst I enjoy all the Strava Leaderboards, data etc. I would like to see "Walking" as an option or filter everywhere that "Running" and "Swimming" appear. 

    The present feature-set feels like discrimination against all people who can walk but not run or swim.

    Thank you.

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  • 'Exclude activity from my achievements' option

    The other day Polar watch recorded a run with some wack GPS  instead of a road run it looks like a did some mountain summits instead.

    I did do the “report GPS problem” thing for this run (i actually had to ask a friend, it was not in the most discoverable place) but this doesn't seem to do anything other than send feedback.

    However, it would be great to have a check/switch to “exclude gps from activity” or (even better) “exclude activity data from my achievements” because I want the HR data (for training monitoring purposes) but don’t want to have a PR for something I didn’t do.

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  • I often see segments matching in activities that were not actually ridden in that ride. An example would be a single track MTB trail adjacent to a roadway that is matching when I took the road surface. I would like the ability to remove these unridden segments from my ride so that when I look at the MTB segment, I can see my best results where I was actually on that segment.

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  • Rowing QOM/KOMs and leaderboards are useless without a boat category. Rowing boat sizes range from 8 person to a single, so if you get a fast race time in a single it’s meaningless if someone else goes for a paddle in an 8. And on segment leaderboards there is no way to tell what size boat. If there was a way to designate boat categories on activities this would solve the problem.

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  • Strava mistakenly calculates elevation gain, when track was not recorded (for example during a chairlift use).

    And the same  problems is with achievements, why do you calculate achievements on climbs which didn't happen ??

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  • TL;DR: I would like to have a button to re-estimate (and correct) the elevation of a ride.

    I noticed that some of my (older) rides heavily over-estimate the elevation. The interesting bit is that if I download the .gpx file, delete the ride and upload the identical track again, the elevation is shown correctly. This tells me that 1) the .gpx file created by my device was correct and 2) there was a change in your backend code on how the elevation is computed. This change is certainly for the better, I also observed that the elevation for my recent activities seems very accurate. 

    I would like to be able to trigger the re-estimation of the elevation without deleting and re-uploading the activity. In that case, all meta-information (kudos, pictures etc) are lost and it involves a lot of manual work. It would be great if there would be a small button "re-estimate elevation" or so.

    I am aware of the FAQ answer about this (https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001294564-Elevation-on-Strava-FAQs#:~:text=Click%20on%20the%20%22Elevation?%22,previous%20automatic%20elevation%20correction%20failed.), however, in all my cases there is no "Elevation (?)" button shown. From the FAQ this tells me that the elevation *should* be correct, but unfortunately, it is not.

    For an example, see this ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/1415783911
    The ostensible elevation is 3200, the real one is about 2000.

    Is this a known issue? Have you experienced similar mismatches?

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  • please add a way to quickly view all of my top 10's. why bother showing the trophy in the achievement section of each ride and no way to view all of them? i only have a hand full of koms, but im on a lot of the  top ten lists in my area, but the only way i can share that is to screen shot each segment page. at my age and weight making it onto top 10 lists IS a kom for me...

    maybe add it to the kom list tab, or give it its own tab like the local legend tab...

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  • Last week I posted the idea of counting the total number of KOMs (QOMs or CRs) per person. Additionally, I think it can be a great step forward if the KOMs are enriched with flags referring to the country in which the Segment is located. In other words:

    In the KOMs overview, I would like to see a flag of the country in which the Segment is located, and ideally the option to filter by country. It will allow me to see in which countries the KOMs are located at a glance.

    The reason that is important: by this, the App will be more attractive and the competitive part will only be greater, as there will become a new challenge regarding the KOMs: take as much as unique flags as possible!

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  • There seems to be a problem with top 10 places today. I don't think they are being displayed on the information for a ride. I got a new second place overall and it is displayed just as a PR. I wouldn't mind, but I don't get many of these!

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  • I would like to have an option to only see my stats against a time period. On 9/7/19 I was hit riding and nearly died. I am back riding but due to the amount of trauma my body suffered (14 fractures including back and pelvis, now have arthritis) I will likely never accomplish what I had. But I would like to see how I am progressing as the “new me”. I don’t want to lose my historical data (or QOMs) but at this time my only option appears to create a new profile.

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  • Hi.  I wish to suggest that, when invoked, the Refresh Activity Achievements tool only consider data older than the date and time of the activity being refreshed.  I used this tool today on an activity that was a few days old and the refresh stripped the activity of previously flagged PRs and even of a top ten placing (very frustrating).  This would be useful for preserving achievements history.

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  • Estimated Best Efforts often end up showing trash data because of bad GPS recordings.

    If you contact support to get an activity removed from this calculation, they will remove it and reply saying that they won't remove another one. This is poor process and bad customer experience.

    Really you need to build this in as a feature to your platform. EBEs are an important part of the user’s profile and runs do not always happen where there is good GPS reception (in my case I had over a mile running through a tunnel under a river – and this is on a race course, so there is no way to choose another route). Therefore the issue needs to be solved on your side.

    It sounds to me like the issue you have is that it uses up man-time for your customer support team. Personally I pay £50 per year and this is basically the only reason I need to contact you.

    There are three solutions to this issue:

    1. Customer Support removes the offending activity
    2. Give the user a way to do it themselves
    3. Solve it with an algorithm

    Currently you're doing option 1 - that's not good for you, for data quality or for the customer. 

    If the problem is one of the resources required to manually remove these activities from the EBE calculation then just use option 2 – built out some functionality which enables the Strava user to remove them. Clearly there is a process for this already because CS can do it, you just need to expose it to the user - problem gone.

    Frankly this could even be done algorithmically because the GPS issues are clear on the map (this is option 3)– they appear as dead straight lines, or show as very short segments, etc. Even now for the offending run I can see that I have a peak pace over 1km of, literally, 1s/km – that’s fighter jet territory! So algorithmically it is comparatively easy to make this problem go away, but this is more work for you and may not pick up everything.

    Basically - give us a button, problem goes away.

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  • As an old runner, it would provide some extra motivation for me if segment achievements were awarded by age group. Not only KOMs as suggested somewhere above, but also for first, second and third position on a segment leader board in your age group. I know I can look this up by leaderboard filtering, but having these achievements show up automatically would be nice, and not too hard to implement I think. 

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  • Better selection of achievements in the activity summary
    In the summary of the activity, most likely the only part of an activity followers look at there are personal achievements shown for 2 selected segments.
    How those 2 are selected, however, appears rather random.
    For instance, on one ride I took place 7/1500 riders for one segment I cared about. Yet, shown in the feed are segments where I got 1200/11000 (I did not even know the segment existed actually and do not care). 
    Bottom line: I would love to get the 'good' results in the summary and not some random result. 

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  • I’m echoing a little of what others said but I want to be more succinct.

    As a runner, when I have a new best effort, I’m always curious to see how it compared to other best efforts at the same distance. It would be awesome to be able to click on that record, “PR 10 Mile 1:13:36” or To click on the best effort under the profile statistics and see a list of Top 10 efforts for the specified distance, which can be tapped to open the activity it’s related to.

    This would be helpful because as Runners we are goal oriented and being able to compare present efforts to past efforts help us see the growth/performance gains. And by being able to go into the specific activities from the top 10 list we can see how our pacing/heart rate/cadence differences contributed in that effort.

    Just today I ran my best 10 mile effort ever in 1:13. I immediately wondered how that compared to previous best efforts at the same distance. I had to go in search all my activities based off of name, or distance and go through them one by one defined by second best and third best effort to understand how much better the effort was, I didn’t know if it was by 10 seconds or a two minutes.

    Turns out it was by 1:51. But I had to dig to find it. That’s a huge motivator knowing my changes in workout plans are working better.

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  • Gavin Duxbury - I could see the interest in seeing what bike people rode for a segment, but I think you would most likely discover that a large majority of people do not actually indicate what bike they are riding in their files.  Most, from what I have seen, either do not enter any bikes or just don't bother to edit their file to say which one they are riding.  Also, there should not be any e-bikes listed in the regular bike leaderboards anyway since they are their own activity type, so you wouldn't be able to compare those anyway.

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  • Mike Nottingham - I don't think they are asking for separate segments, just a separate leaderboard for the existing segments that is specific to the time of day, so one leaderboard for "daytime" and one for "nighttime".  This wouldn't require any changes to any device, just a function in Strava to identify the time a segment was accomplished which would classify it as a "daytime" or "nighttime" achievement.  But I agree with you, I think this is a waste.  I think it just follows along with the other request for additional ways to earn crowns of one sort or another.  It seems people want to just make it so everyone gets a crown, which ultimately just cheapens the ones people do get.  Your point about timezones is just one issue I see with this functionality.  Another would be how to determine a daytime or nighttime achievement for a long segment that spans across the timeframes.  Not all segments are 5 minutes long, some are hours long.  Personally, I like the idea that there is one KOM for a given segment (well, two if you count the QOM and KOM).  Some segments are actually faster in the dark (I know I can ride a lot of winter snowbike segments faster with a good headlight in the dark than I can in the daylight due to better contrast and visibility of the trail edges).  Some are better for certain bikes, or certain weather conditions, or certain times of day due to other users.  Going after a KOM is fun because it often means you have to factor in a number of aspects to get the best possible run.  I wouldn't want a separate KOM for one type of bike over another or a separate one for a rainy day compared to dry or a separate one for winter versus summer.  Just one for everything and the rider has to pick the most opportune conditions to make their attempt.  

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  • When a woman beats everyone (all women and all men's records) on a segment, KOM should be the achievement shown on the activity achievement summary, not QOM. Give credit where credit is due!!

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  • Is there way to edit which achievement is displayed on an activity when obtaining multiple achievements? 

    Example: I did a Gran Fondo  - I obtained the achievement, but on my activity it displays a local ledged achievement I also got instead. I would much rather have the Gran Fondo achievement display instead of the  Local legend on some worthless segment.

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  • Does anyone know how to reset ( delete ) all Statistics  ? 

    I want a new start and set new PR's .....

    Thanks 

    Michael

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