A few months ago, I blogged about some of the Strava Apps I use. Since I’m an engineer, I like to play with numbers (and maps), so I’ve spent some time scouring the internet for more cycling tools.
Here are a few more:
Padvark: This website connects to your Strava account and summarizes the data. There are other sites that do this, but you can compare your monthly totals with past months and years.
Heatflask: Heatflask will take your Strava routes and plot them on a map. You can show all your routes or you can select which start and end dates you want. Below is a map of my local 2018 rides (so far):
Stravistix: Stravistix is a Google Chrome add-on that adds more functionality to the Strava.com webpage. Like Padvark, it can show a summary of your ride totals each year (as seen below). Stravistix can also show your Fitness Trend, which uses some algorithm to calculate your “fitness” and “fatigue” based on your efforts.
MyWindsock: This website summarizes your ride and looks at the wind direction and speed to determine your headwind and tailwind percentages. It uses weather trends during your ride. In the map below, the “MyWindsock” icon denotes places on my ride where the weather “changed”. Note the wind was primarily from the east (hence my ride that started towards the east into the wind before the tailwind home).
Velographic: Velographic is an iTunes app that draws a map with statistics for your ride. It works best if you add a photo from your ride, like this:
Strartwork: I love the names that people are coming up with for Strava-related websites! This website offers three different ways to show maps of your rides/routes: Grid, Map or Overlay. The Grid option is shown below for my 2018 rides. The Map option is simiar to the heat map from Heatflask shown above, and the Overlay option simply overlays all your routes onto one messy plot:
AthleteDataViz: This website is another heatmap site that can show different types of data on your heatmap, such as frequency, speed, elevation. I haven’t quite figured out how to show all the different features yet. Here’s a screen shot of my 2018 local heatmap. Bluer colours are routes I’ve cycled more frequently.
And finally, I’ll leave you with www.windy.com, which isn’t exactly a Strava App, but if you’re planning a ride and you’re like me, you will find it useful to check out the wind direction. Try it?