I’m curious as to how many people are targeting PRs on their local Strava segments as a way to maintain some motivation and flex that hard deserved winter fitness? I’m planning on a year of no racing, or fall racing maybe at best. (If I’m wrong, great!)
It’s important to have perspective on all of this and for many of us riding and training has taken a very back seat to the current state of things, but for those that want to scratch the itch of competition I see this as a way to do that.
Let’s not let this devolve into a debate into the merits, or lack thereof, of segment hunting - if we are stewards of our sport first and follow all road and trail rules I see no harm in chasing segments, (if it’s appropriate for you and your goals). While some can keep churning out the indoor workouts, I see this as a way to break up that routine for people who can and need that mental reprieve. As far as indoor virtual racing, segment chasing could be argued as being much more fair, and possibly more interesting.
What do you think? Are you planning on targeting any local segments you’ve always wanted? KOM or PR.