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    Cool Strava Users: Earn Your Name

    Alright fellows - it's Friday, the weekend is upon us, let's see what Strava name you have earned. Click on the link or copy/paste.

    Earn Your Name: Earn Your Name


    I was given the following.

    YOU’RE A CLIMBER.
    YOUR FRIENDS CURSE YOUR CADENCE.


    'THE GONDOLA'

    Share yours!

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    Maestro for me, also listed as a climber. I'm not sure their stats are accurate.
    use a torque wrench

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    The stats don't include virtual or indoor rides - and it's just random - because it called me 'Le Blur' for being speedy - which couldn't be further from the truth.

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    I am "Death from Above", all take heed and clear a wide path!

    I guess 700 ft/mile elev avg was somewhat noteworthy.
    BANNED

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    sounds like an ap that wants some access to my information. always suspicious of such things

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    I got "ambulance". Apparently I'm a daredevil and ride at speeds that would make my mother cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    sounds like an ap that wants some access to my information. always suspicious of such things
    Well go into Strava privacy settings and revoke permission immediately of course.
    use a torque wrench

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    sounds like an ap that wants some access to my information. always suspicious of such things
    Bingo...sounds like a classic dataminer.

    A website, that does nothing valuable...that wants access to scads of personal data, including your detailed GPS whereabouts and who you associate with.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    Well go into Strava privacy settings and revoke permission immediately of course.
    Which totally eliminates the copied data off the dataminer's server.
    "‘Photograph me on horseback,’ wrote Teddy Roosevelt in 1908. ‘Tennis, no. And golf is fatal.’ "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Bingo...sounds like a classic dataminer.
    Well,

    All of my Strava activities are public anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Bingo...sounds like a classic dataminer.

    A website, that does nothing valuable...that wants access to scads of personal data, including your detailed GPS whereabouts and who you associate with.



    Which totally eliminates the copied data off the dataminer's server.
    pretty much.. not clicking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migen21 View Post
    Well,

    All of my Strava activities are public anyway.

    Yikes.

    Police warning: Thieves using Strava to target expensive bikes in Wales | road.cc

    Riders urged to consider Strava privacy settings after thieves target Manchester cyclist - Cycling Weekly

    Preventing Strava Bike Theft - Cycling Tips HQ

    And even Strava's "privacy zone"...isn't much of a deterrent in low-density areas
    "‘Photograph me on horseback,’ wrote Teddy Roosevelt in 1908. ‘Tennis, no. And golf is fatal.’ "

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    if someone wants to steal my stuff, let 'em..

    I have insurance for that sort of thing - I'm not losing sleep over it.

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    I saw this here:

    Earn your Strava name with three clicks - BikeRadar USA

    The Portland based agency that's going to sell your private date to thieves in the UK is the following.

    Studio | The Program: We create digital experiences for lifestyle brands that lead.

    If they want to see how much I crush on the bike so be it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    Maestro for me, also listed as a climber. I'm not sure their stats are accurate.
    Same here, doesn't seem very accurate but it's good fun.

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    "THE BREAKNECK"...yeah I'm that good...or summit
    All the gear and no idea

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    I got "All Day", because I'm a "long hauler" and I "traffic in all-day rides". Maybe Strava is trying to tell me I'm just slow. My average ride is 43.6 miles and 2339 vert. ft. at 15.3 mph.
    Insert something clever here:

    Insert list of every bike I own here:

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    This sure does look like a data miner. Probably a way to target ads to your smartphone browser based on locations where you ride. However, if you have GPS turned on your phone, Google does that anyway.

    I'm not terribly worried about thieves tracking my bike and stealing it at lunch stops. I have my Strava settings so people need my approval in order to follow me. I do not accept follow requests from people I don't already know. Of course, this doesn't totally prevent "strangers" from seeing me as they could very well see me via a friend of theirs doing the same ride as me. But it decreases the odds.

    I also have a buffer set around my home so people can't see exactly where I live. Lastly, my most expensive bike was $2,200 new. There are much more attractive thief magnets out there.
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    'Le Masochiste'

    ... if the shoe fits

    Also, I don't care what this company does with my data. I've authorized a number of other apps and they'll learn that I mostly plod between a large apartment building and work; the bikes are secure in both locations.
    It's Mueller Time

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    if someone wants my data, they should pay me and not dangle some cheesy quote about my riding habits. plus i have no idea what the motives are here. if it is maketing or something more nefarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddave12000 View Post
    I got "ambulance". Apparently I'm a daredevil and ride at speeds that would make my mother cry.
    I also apparently ride at speeds that would make my poor, late mother cry. Yet ye shall call me "Chain Gang Commando."

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    In my best Oppenheimer voice, "Behold, I am Death From Above."

    And......immediate application revocation.

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    Strava has open API's. People don't need to follow you to see that there are rides starting and ending in your driveway - if your rides are public, that information is available to anyone with basic programming skills.

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    Hey gang, Ethan here one of the creators of Earn Your Name. I'm happy to report that our two motives for this passion project where to create some rad content and challenge ourselves to have a high-quality output with a low budget and short timeline. There is no intent to data mine or use this data other than to generate nickname/poster. Period. We don't even collect email address, followers/following, Strava profile data, etc. We only collect the 30 most recent rides, crunch the data through our classification algorithm and generate a fun poster and nickname.

    If you are concerned about privacy, I suggest you don't use Strava. If you don't want to have some innocent fun, I suggest you don't Connect with Strava and instead get back on the saddle and keep riding. =)

    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    if someone wants my data, they should pay me and not dangle some cheesy quote about my riding habits. plus i have no idea what the motives are here. if it is maketing or something more nefarious.

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    Bravo. =)

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