Hello from Hanover, NH, home of Strava East. As the rain pours steadily down amid temps in the 40′s I’m feeling like today is not a great day for a ride. Instead, I feel like sharing some tricks and tips for making your Strava uploads fast and trouble-free. In no particular order…
- Turn your GPS device on 5 minutes before your ride. This allows the device to lock in on the best satellites and accurately determine a starting elevation. (Okay– has nothing to do with uploads to Strava but it’s a good tip nonetheless)
- You can upload multiple rides at a time to Strava. We’ll grab the 10 latest rides but if you have more rides to upload just repeat the upload process.
- Strava will not waste your time uploading rides stored on your device that have already been uploaded. You will not see them on the list of rides ready for upload
- Delete old rides from your device. This speeds the upload process because no time is wasted on determining not to upload rides you have already uploaded. (See #3 above.)
- When you are uploading a set of rides and you see a ride or two (or three…) that you do not want to upload, you can avoid uploading them by clicking on the “skip” button next to these rides. For now, if you accidentally “skip” a ride you later want to upload there is no going back… on your own that is. Just email us at email@example.com and we can get your ride back on the upload screen. In the future, we plan to give you the ability to “unskip” rides that you have previously skipped.
That’s enough for now. If you have any additional tricks and tips you want to contribute, just add them in the comments to this post. We always love to hear from you.
Feedin’ the addiction…
Michael Horvath – Chief Trickster