Also a Strava user. I seem to favour recording activities with unsupported forms of cycling. For most of my uploads I am doing one of the following:
- Penny farthing
- (non-electric) Kick scooter
The lack of separate categories does make a complete mess of my personal records, e.g. the unicycle and kick scooter are worlds apart. Up a steep hill kick scooting is slower than unicycling but downhill that freewheel really helps. Thus all my uphill segment records are on a unicycle, all flat segments are on the penny and all downhill are on the scooter.
More categories of activities would certainly help.
That said, I agree with the others it can be fun to compete with the normal bicyclists for certain segments. There is a road segment near me that is 1.82km long with 122m elevation (avg. 6.7%). I am reasonably competitive with some cyclists I meet around there, including some I know personally (but still way off the top end, hardcore obviously). Last time I did this segment, I completed it in 7 minutes and 18 seconds on a 26" unicycle (that is about 15km/h) and as I went up there I overtook two guys in lycra. I was wearing a t-shirt, brown shorts and … sandals.
What that tells me is you can still have fun competing in real life and for the most part a unicycle category would be better.
P.S. I am surprised there is not even a fixie category. They are more of them than us and it would be somewhat more comparable for certain types of unicycling. I would use that if I could.