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Mickeypearson
Shkhara

As an avid downhill mountain biker/snowboarder, it would be cool if Strava worked the way Slopes (getslopes.com) does, where chairlift rides don’t count towards a total activity distance.

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AntiG
Mt. Kenya

Waiting for this feature since i moved from Runtastic to Strava.

For Enduro or DH cycling Strava is more or less useless due to this.

Please consider implementing auch an Option!!!

Ray_G
Shkhara

Can Strava also exclude that part of a ride where you caught the train?  My longest ride recorded on Strava  includes 50km on the train. I paused my Garmin, so there's no data, just a straight line on the map, but Strava thinks I was riding.

anchskier
Denali

@Ray_G - You can always go in and "crop" out the train ride portion.  It is a pretty simple and quick process.

Ray_G
Shkhara

@anchskier It wasn't when I did that ride. You could crop at the beginning and end of a ride, but not the middle. Let me try again.

Ray_G
Shkhara

@anchskier Nope, I was right.

anchskier
Denali

@Ray_G - If it is in the middle, then the only real option is to "split" the activity.  You have the option in the program to split an activity into two or three parts.  For what you describe, with the train ride in the middle, you would want to split it into three activities (the ride before, the train ride, and the ride after), then delete the train ride "activity" once it is split out.  

gcastle
Shkhara

Sounds like we need a new activity "bike park" that doesn't count the elevation like how it works for alpine skiing and snowboarding. I'm never going to deal with the hassle of pausing and unpausing on each run up the chair for bike park days.

drtallrider
Mt. Kenya

Strava credits elevation gained while a ride is paused (e.g., taking a train to a higher-elevation station) as elevation gained during an activity. Strava's elevation FAQ says that "There is no way to remove the elevation data from your activity."

This seems like it would be fairly easy to rectify on the programming side for totaling elevation. And then actually give accurate activity stats.

Abrady
Mt. Kenya

Agree. Would be very helpful. 

rc
Mt. Kenya

 

Many riders hop in a vehicle to shuttle run after run. But even if they pause their device, as they should, Strava still shows false elevation gains. Fix needed.
drtallrider
Mt. Kenya

Seems like the easy way to program this is to not count elevation gained while GPS recording (whether a head unit, or phone app) is paused. However, this only works for devices that record a pause.

For devices or GPS uploads that don't include pause data, it's better to leave things as-is, unless there's a way to differentiate intentional recording pauses (e.g., while walking a bike up a steep climb, or while taking transit to a higher-elevation spot) from elevation gained while going uphill through a tunnel.

darvd29
Mt. Kenya

Bumping up the thread - please add "Mountain Bike Park" activity that counts only downhill runs. I'd understand that it could be technically difficult to implement from scratch, but the functionality is already there for winter sports. Please let us record bike parks visits properly, right now it is a disgrace to total stats.

JaniceB
Shkhara

The functionality is not there for downhill skiing. I use an app called Slopes, which doesn’t include chairlift rides.

clrobinson24
Mt. Kenya

Did some snowboarding today and recorded on slopes…

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 here is how Strava processed the uploaded…. 

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It’s dumb. 

 

speedpilot
Mt. Kenya

Hello Strava community,

many of us MTB or specifically Downhill MTB folks are wondering if Strava could implement a "DH Only" or "Bikepark mode". Where you can take the lift in a Bikepark and Strava doesn't count the uphill altitude, but you can still compete in segments and see your time and heart rate. The problem is that if you use the chairlift of a Bikepark strava tracks the altitude and you end up with an absurd amount of altitude even tho you just rode downhill. This is frustrating because it damages your altitude statistic since you don't know how much of it was in a Bikepark.

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