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    Strava now charging?

    Strava now seem to be charging, To compare past performances on segments or routes:
    it was free!

    At47.99 pa I think they are pitching too high. At £10 a year I think all would do it.

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    I think £47.99 per annum is good value. My Sky subscription is more than that per month and I get far more satisfaction and enjoyment out of Strava than I do Sky!

    In fact, unless football takes this lockdown as an opportunity to sort itself out, which I doubt it will, I shall be not be renewing my agreement with Sky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Strava now seem to be charging, To compare past performances on segments or routes:
    it was free!

    At47.99 pa I think they are pitching too high. At £10 a year I think all would do it.
    Really? I would have thought a rich landlord, entrepreneur, "fat cat" like yourself would consider £479.90 pa small change?

    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 31-05-2020 at 07:37 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Strava now seem to be charging, To compare past performances on segments or routes:
    it was free!

    At47.99 pa I think they are pitching too high. At £10 a year I think all would do it.
    I'm with you. I'd have paid a smaller fee from a few months in as I find it interesting, but not riveting enough to pay the extra.
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    I was adamant I was not going to pay for premium but there is quite a lot now missing from the free version that I find useful. The segment analysis, leader boards, GAP and comparing previous runs/rides over the same route have all gone to subscription only as has the route planner. I know £48 is a lot to stump up in one go but its only half the price of a decent pair of fell shoes and less than a pound a week so on that basis I'm going to pay. Have to agree that if they had made it more reasonable (or even allowed a monthly subscription at a lower rate), they would probably have had more take up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Really? I would have thought a rich landlord, entrepreneur, "fat cat" like yourself would consider £479.90 pa small change?

    If he actually is any of those things - he hides behind the cloak of anonymity. Not even alluding to his location with deft of hand reminiscent of M Wakefield

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichA View Post
    If he actually is any of those things - he hides behind the cloak of anonymity. Not even alluding to his location with deft of hand reminiscent of M Wakefield
    Indeed. I can't be doing with all this anonymity.

    Even when I was forced to use a pseudonym so my private views were not understood to be official FRA policy I used lots of colons and semi-colons, etc so people knew it was really me.


    PS It is a true story that when Tony Varley was the FRA Treasurer he found someone paying their annual FRA subscription every month - presumably still thinking it was good value for money. Obviously not Oracle though.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 31-05-2020 at 04:37 PM.
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    I donít think he will he outing himself anytime soon...

    Idiosyncratic punctuation can be a straightforward way to identify someone. Mine would the overuse of hyphens.

    Paying the FRA annual membership monthly are definitely the actions of a fat cat - though arguably still value for money 😊

    I donít mind the light version of Strava as it does what I want with the subscription version still being very reasonable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Indeed. I can't be doing with all this anonymity.

    Even when I was forced to use a pseudonym so my private views were not understood to be official FRA policy I used lots of colons and semi-colons, etc so people knew it was really me.


    PS It is a true story that when Tony Varley was the FRA Treasurer he found someone paying their annual FRA subscription every month - presumably still thinking it was good value for money. Obviously not Oracle though.
    A pseudonym , as in one? Do you not splutter in your beer as you say it?
    Or is that waiting for the flying duck to re open? Or is it pigs not ducks that are flying! :-)

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