Have a Very Strava New Year! January 3, 2017 9:30 PM   Subscribe

Since this is the time of year that a lot of people think of trying to become more physically active, I wanted to remind everyone that there is a MetaFilter Strava group which is open to everyone. We are a friendly group and welcome everyone that wants to come and share their cycling or running, so join up if you haven't already.

I also want to congratulate all the current MetaFilter Strava group members for their hard work in 2016. Last year we had 63 members, of which 61 posted at least one activity during the year.

Of those 61 active members, 57 posted at least one cycling activity and 31 posted at least one running activity.

Cumulatively we posted a total of 6,764 cycling activities for a combined 184,070 kilometers. That is about four and a half trips around the earth!

We also posted 2,122 running activities for a total of 16,244 kilometers.

Great work everyone!
posted by Literaryhero to MetaFilter-Related at 9:30 PM (14 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Woohoo! I just joined. Get prepared to see a lot of slooooow 1 mile runs.
posted by ocherdraco at 10:06 PM on January 3 [3 favorites]


Don't worry. I started the club and am one of the less productive members. No one is judging anyone. :)
posted by Literaryhero at 10:08 PM on January 3 [1 favorite]


TheWorldFamous is going to join me on an MTB ride one of these days. Anyone else in the LA metro area is welcome some Thursday evening or Sunday—I'm always looking for someone to join me in this glorious torture.
posted by carsonb at 11:04 PM on January 3


I am definitely* (*hopefully) going to cycle more this year.

Thanks for all the hard work, Literaryhero!
posted by A Robot Ninja at 5:31 AM on January 4


I keep meaning to try Strava to aggregate my TomTom and Fitbit stuff, so I've signed up and joined - thanks for the prompt!
posted by carbide at 6:34 AM on January 4


If I'm going to drink with y'all I might as well run with y'all too! Thanks for setting this up!
posted by ftm at 6:51 AM on January 4 [1 favorite]


Hooray! I am Pants Masterson.
posted by Shepherd at 8:36 AM on January 4


Yay good idea! I just got into Strava for tracking some of my longer cycling rides. Going to try and work up to my first century in the next few months.
posted by WidgetAlley at 2:56 PM on January 4


Don't let Literaryhero fool you, he's a blazing fast runner!
posted by slogger at 5:51 AM on January 5 [2 favorites]


2000 km last year biking for me. What should I aim for this year?

Also all you runners make me tired looking at your runs. I gotta get back to running.
posted by GuyZero at 11:12 AM on January 6


2000 km last year biking for me. What should I aim for this year?

Elevation! How many Everests can you climb this year?
posted by carsonb at 1:01 PM on January 6


Ugh. I did two Hamiltons last year and that was a lot. I need to lose 30 pounds, get lower gearing or both to improve my climbing.

But you're right in that it's totally my weak spot.
posted by GuyZero at 3:45 PM on January 6


I'm in. If the conditions are good this weekend, my first activity of the year will be cross country skiing!
posted by SobaFett at 5:10 PM on January 6 [1 favorite]


I love seeing runs and bikes from everywhere on earth show up in my feed. Good start to 2017 and holler if you are on the trail in Minneapolis :)
posted by gregglind at 3:40 PM on January 15


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