Been awarded a KOM on Strava but it can't be real.
look at the segment, look at the performance tab, does it look reasonable? If so don’t worry, if not don’t worry. Depends on how long the segment is, short segments are a waste of time as the errors/sample rates on GPS devices make a mockery.
If someone is that bothered let them flag it.Posted 4 years ago
Genuinely isn’t willy waving…
and I really couldn’t give a monkeys about getting knocked off. I only compete against my mate who I do all my riding with. It’s all about beating him 🙂 as for the rest I don’t care who does what really. I ride for fun and escapism, not results.Posted 4 years ago
Rode the bottom half of the dalby red run this morning and was really pushing myself on the downhill sections and expected to set a few PR’s but having uploaded the ride from my Bryton, Strava has awarded me a KOM for a small downhill section towards the end.
Now I was going for it and am sure I rode it the fastest I ever have but I can’t believe I have done it the quickest. What can I do? I don’t want to delete the ride as I am pleased with it and use strava to measure my performance (not compete for kom’s)
Maybe it is genuine and I got lucky but I am a fat bugger and not a ‘pro’ rider. This can be a benefit on the downhills though.
…or am I just overreacting, no one will give a crap and just let it be?Posted 4 years agogeetee1972Member
Talking to a guy today who has done a day comparing times from Strava with those for the same DH section with a Freelap riding system and the degree of variance and inaccuracy was up to 20%. On a road ride last Thursday, I was riding the wheel of my mate up a hill and then went past him with about 50m to the summit. I think I would have put around 10 seconds on him and yet his strava time for that section is 10 seconds quicker than mine.
It’s all rubbish.Posted 4 years agodeadkennySubscriber
If you want you can raise a ticket with their support and ask them to unmatch the segment on that ride. Done that many times for dodgy GPS (pretty much any KOM I get is guaranteed dodgy GPS 😀 ). Really wish they’d just put a button on the site though to let you do that yourself. You can hide the segment yourself but it doesn’t remove you from the leaderboard. If that bothers you.Posted 4 years agodeadkennySubscriber
If you make your ride public it will automatically match the segments and stick you on the leaderboards for them. Sometimes even mismatches and you end up on something nearby you didn’t actually do 😉
If someone adds a new segment in the future you’ll be automatically added to that also.Posted 4 years agorichmtbguruMember
I think your doing the right thing in reporting it to strava IF you genuinely think you haven’t earned it by a genuine time, there is a lot of inaccuracy with strava and also cheats by using the digital epo and it’s really disheartening having a kom taken off you because of one of the mentioned ways, I have well over 100 koms now and it rises every time I go out on the bike, but occasionally I’ll get that dreaded email saying someone’s knocked me off which if you had a look at my record you’d know they must have cheated to do this! I just report it to strava and 9 times out of 10 I’m back in my deserved place 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Anyway, good to here your using strava, it will push you to be a better all around athlete. 🙂andytherocketeerSubscriber
around here, the previous KoM holder would be out on the bike at 7am tomorrow am just for an out and back, going hell for leather to win it back (or crouching down on a moped trying to force the throttle grip past the end stop to get every last 0.1km/h out of it).
I’d let them do that first 😉Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
Me and a mate locally trade the lead on segments – got one back yesterday with the strong tail wind! He took a couple off me on Boxing Day last year when there were insane winds, I’ll never get close.
This is why Strava isn’t necessarily indicative of ultimate performance, it’s great fun though!
And I do want to see richmtbguru’s profile, so I can be in awe.Posted 4 years agonick1962Member
I was lucky to get a top 50 and certainly never had a KOM until I signed up for a skills course with richmtbguru.My riding is now on another level.The trail really comes alive every time I ride now and am pleased to say those top 50s have now nearly all become top 10s with a couple of KOMs too.Cheers rich ur the real deal.Posted 4 years ago
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