Would be great if the separated the different types of bikes though 'cross/road/mtb all lumped in to one is quite demoralising when you spit your lung out at teh top of a long hard road section and you have no idea if that was good for a full knobby bike as you're 256 out of 600 or so with times twice as quick as yours.
This is the bit I don't understand.
If you've ridden it as hard as you can, and someone else was quicker up there by 20 minutes, what difference does it make?
As an example, most fit roadies can do the Cheddar Gorge in around 20 to 22 minutes. The fastest time (last time I looked) was 18 minutes, logged by Dan Lloyd and I suspect that Jon Tiernan Lock has been up there quicker still.
Now it might be nice to see how I compare to Dan Lloyd, but given he was an Elite lever pro rider when he set that time, and that I am a 54 year old bloke who likes to ride bikes, I don't really see that there is any point.
When I used to race cars, the lap time I used to chase was the fastest set by a car in my class, rather than the overall fastest outright lap, which was usually set by an F1 car.
Each to their own really..
But that is also part of my point, I ride MTB, I have no idea who the two people you say are. Hence that need that extra split as they do know what bike you are on (assume you bother to change it, I do so I know how much I ride each bike)
But you can compare to 'friends', groups and other things like males and can lock it to a time period. You can narrow it down to age and weight if you want, you pay for that feature though.
Given it is generally free to use and adds a bit of fun, then why not.
We have a new rider with us, he is riding for fun,social and to get a bit fitter. So far he's besting is best times and from the looks off the feed he is randomly going out over some of the routes to see if he can get better and as a side effect get fitter. If its helping him, it's got to be a good thing. He knows how fit we are, so has something to compare against and see he's not as crap and as unfit as he thought. He can ride with us even when we ate not there sort of thing.