Hey everyone, I'm Eric from Colorado. I've been using Strava since 2013 and it has been an integral part of my athletic life.
These are the areas where I feel I've benefited the most...
1) Motivation. This tool has been a huge motivator in my training. Keeping track of PRs, chasing KOMs, improving on previous attempts. Segments motivate me a whole lot more than doing "intervals".
2) Inspiration. I've found great ideas of places to ride, run, and activities to try by seeing what other people are doing. I can go anywhere in the world and find cool places instantly, or find places in my own area that I didn't know about.
3) Creative outlet. In addition to being a training log where I can write and journal about my daily activities, I enjoy posting pictures from those activities. As an artist that doesn't do art for a living, I often don't find much time for art. Strava gives me a platform to find and share something beautiful every day (even though it's "just" a snap from my iphone), keeping my creative eye sharp.
I insist, and have to echo everyone else here: these photos are stunning! 🙌
The three areas you shared that you've benefitted the most from have come full circle, because I'm certain this post is going to inspire many others (myself included) to get out there and be active!
Thanks @Padge ! That is Rollins Pass in Colorado. Some ride up it on gravel bikes, but I highly recommend MTB because its very steep and chunky. I'd love to see you ride it on your SS though, that would be truly epic.