The 15 Kinds of Cyclists You’ll See on Strava

The way you share your rides with the world says more about you than you realise.


Ken Murphy |

The way you share your rides with the world says more about you than you realise. – By Ken Murphy

Image by Ken Murphy
Image by Ken Murphy

Spend a little time on Strava and you’re bound to encounter some quirky behaviour endemic to fellow ride-trackers. There’s that esoteric ride titler, or the guy who documents his every physical movement, or that friend who mysteriously squeezes in 600km a week without losing her job. (Seriously, how does she do it??)

Masters road racer — and self-professed Strava addict — Ken Murphy started noticing certain archetypes popping up on the app and was inspired to create something of an illustrated field guide under the Instagram handle “A Quiet Bird.” Here’s his good-natured guide to identifying Strava’s most notorious characters. Chances are, you’ll relate — or find a few friends in here.

The Funny Ride Title Maker

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Hammer

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Humble Bragger

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Next Level Pro

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Excuse Maker

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The One Who Logs Everything

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The One Who Only Uses Acronyms

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Shutterbug

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Subzero Warrior

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Super-Adored One

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The 24/7 Triathlete

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Turbo Parent

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Ultra Ultra Distance Rider

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Image By Ken Murphy

 

The Zwifter

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Image by Ken Murphy

 

The Insomniac

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