Pausing: stopping and starting at different locations

I'm just wondering what exactly happens when you pause your ride, and then start recording again at a different location. For instance, when taking a ferry across a river, I sometime pause the ride on one side of the river and start recording again on the other side. (Or it can happen when you pause to have a coffee somewhere, and then forget to start recording again until you are already cycling for some time). 

When that happens, on the map you don't see a gap, but Strava will just draw a straight line between the point where I paused and the point where I started recording again. But what happens with the time and distance covered during the pause? Will Strava just disregard that time and distance? (Which in the ferry example means: the ferry is not included in the ride data). Of will it include the distance of the straight line, and perhaps also the time? (Which would mean that the ferry would still be included, even when paused - although with a staight line instead of the route taken).

Hope someone can shed some light on this. :-) Thanks!

 

3

Opmerkingen

5 opmerkingen
  • Interesting question! Would be nice to get some more information about it.

    0
    Acties voor opmerkingen Permalink
  • I'll check back in another month or two since some insight could prove valuable.

    0
    Acties voor opmerkingen Permalink
  • There is no problem with that. The distance and height difference between pausing and restarting the recording of the track is not counted and is not part of your ride.

    I use the pausing feature always when I ride to the train station, then pause Strava, take the train, and restart recording. Because I don't want to have multiple recordings a day or multiply entrys on a single day.

    0
    Acties voor opmerkingen Permalink
  • I doesn't include the distance in your ride distance - if you select Time vs Distance view on the webview it reflects what happened really well.   DON"T know why that isn't an option for RUN activities....?!?!?!!!!

    if you look at the details of the activity you will see total moving time...and total elapsed time.   Elapsed is time from the start....to the final stop.   Moving is only while actively recording/moving.

     

    The straight line...kind of misleading at first glance.... sure would be nice if there was a gap....dotted line, different colored or thickness of line...etc.

    2
    Acties voor opmerkingen Permalink
  • I regularly ride 5 miles to the train station and pause my garmin. When I get off I resume my activity and ride another couple of miles. Generally the straight line bit while the garmin is paused is ignored but for some reason occasionally it is not. I then have to split the activity into two rides and crop which is a pain.

    0
    Acties voor opmerkingen Permalink

U moet u aanmelden om een opmerking te plaatsen.

Niet gevonden wat u zocht?

Nieuw bericht