Uh-Oh, Strava Gets Called Out Again for Too-Fast RidingBy Michael Frank on November 1st, 2012
Yeah, we think it’s a straw man in this case, but Melanie Turner, a law enforcement ranger and mountain bike unit coordinator — yes, she is a mountain biker — with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area says there’s been an uptick in biker/hiker conflict at the park and cites concern that Strava use is causing mountain bikers to bomb descents in an effort to log faster times on the popular app. But here’s the good: Strava, the NPS and a local mountain bike advocacy group are all working together to get people to slow down. This after people on Strava reported speeds of up to 35 mph on trails that have a posted 15 mph max. The SMMNRA, by the way, is between Oxnard and Santa Monica, and SoCal is ground zero for some of the most mountain bikers per capita in the nation. Via Patch.com.
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