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Strava has just announced that it is releasing a “blog” feature, allowing riders to note down their thoughts about their latest ride.
The idea of the new feature is that users of the sporty social media site can update their rides not only with photos and captions but also with words, describing it and telling the tale.
The idea has been previously done by Strava Storyteller, a web-based app that let you write an account of your ride through a browser extension.
This time around, though, Strava has used the idea itself. The site wants users to share ride details, race reports, gear tips, recommendations and workouts with other cyclists.
It’s clear that Strava hopes to become a genuine hub for all things cycling. According to Aaron Forth, Strava’s chief product offer, “Strava is a place where athletes come to connect with each other, share their experiences and learn from one another”.
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He continues: “until now, those connections have been based entirely on athletic activities. Our opportunity is to help athletes have conversations beyond their daily activities, sharing everything from favourite gear to injury recovery tips to travel recommendations.
“To open up those conversations, we are introducing the ability for members to post new types of content. Ultimately, when you want to engage with friends who share your passion for all things running, cycling, swimming, hiking, or any other sport, Strava is the place to do it.”
For now, 36 Strava athletes are testing the new feature out, but you can expect to be able to use it late in the summer.