Here’s a tool that lets you download tcx data from your Strava segments, to race against using your Garmin Edge’s virtual partner/virtual racer.
Ok, there are a few tools out there to extract data from Strava, but the attraction with this one is that it produces 3 files for you, based on the timings of:
- Your own PB
- The current KOM
- The person who is just above you on the leaderboard.
The author calls this person “the carrot“.
If you’re new to using a Garmin Edge to race against against Strava data, read this guide.
I like the idea of chasing carrots, and this seems like a quick and easy way to harvest the dataset without having to do any manual searching through segments, and looking for the individual KOM efforts or the “carrot” rides.
If and when you actually beat the carrot, re-run the process to download the next quickest carrot! Some carrots might take a while to chew through, but it’ll be satisfying getting closer and closer each time.
Here’s what to do:
Insert your Strava ID
-visit your own profile and look at the address bar.
It’ll say http://app.strava.com/athletes/[your number]
Wait a while. Then you’ll see your segments on a list like this:
Tick the ones you want, and enter your email address.
Now, it gave me an internal server error when I hit the submit button, but 20 minutes later the email did come through!
The zip file contained instructions and of course, the TCX files.
Notice the KOM’s are prefixed KOM_, and PR’s are PR_.
The CT_ indicates the “Carrot” data.
Go get ’em!