Strava Challenges are ridiculous
How far can you ride this month? 1,250 km (750 miles) gets a finishers badge.
Leave the flats behind and climb at least 7,500 meters this month. 7,500 meters (almost 25,000 feet) gets a finishers badge.
Have a long day in the saddle on a 100 km (62 miles) ride. Finishers get a badge.
The only other challenge for biking in my area is reasonably attainable and I'm signed up for.
So Strava challenges are obviously -- *OBVIOUSLY* -- geared for elite athletes instead of what I have to imagine the bulk of the user base is which is normal people who exercise 3 - 5 times a week, work a regular full-time job, and have family or other *normal* obligations to tend to.
These aren't challenges for most people. These are extremes, like running your first full marathon, or participating in your first triathlon.
Can we please get some reasonably attainable challenges for mortals who like to exercise but aren't going to be able to climb the equivalent of 2 Mt Rainiers or ride the round trip distance between Phoenix and San Diego? Leave the elite level challenges for those who have the disposable time and 40bpm resting heart rate, but give us schlubs something reasonably outside of our regular expenditure but attainable.