Just wondering if anyone else was using strava.com to keep track of their rides.
A friend found it and since we ride more separately than together it has some interesting features for comparing times and stopping us from focusing solely on a ride's overall average speed/time. We're using the free account option.
It needs a GPS enabled device (there are smartphone apps too) to record the ride. When the tracklog is uploaded it then checks to see if you have ridden any parts of road (or off-road) that have been defined as segments. Segments then have leader boards and long/steep segments get classified too. After uploading a track log you can also make your own segments and that will be populated will leader board based on all those that have ridden it earlier too.
It's a different way to see how you are doing against other riders, known and unknown, plus it keeps a log of all your times on a segment so you can see how you are doing today.
I've found some interesting new road segments to ride now and it's always fun to beat a friend's best time, even if you aren't overall KOM :)
Another nice feature is that it allows you to define privacy zones for start and end of logs, so it won't display where your house/work etc. actually is. However, I usually edit off the start/end points first cos I'm normally fettling in the garden, and there're traffic light very close by too.