- Flagged ride on Strava
I get flagged every so often, njee is right once Strava involved it can’t be flagged again. A local round here sets quite a few segments up and if he loses them has been known to change the segment so he gets it back… Strava is great fun for those that can see the funny side 🙂Posted 2 years ago
I am fairly new to Strava, only having used it for a few weeks. Mostly do training rides on my road bike. I take my best bike to work sometimes for a longer ride home.
I got a couple of KOMs near my work, on a rolling bit of road. Get an email a week later saying someone has beaten it easily.
Couple of weeks later I really go for it and treat it like the last km of a road race and I get the KOM by 1 second 🙂 Knackered for the next 5 miles but recovered eventually.
Next day look it up again and my ride is Flagged – saying part of ride done in vehicle!
Clicked the button to say it was OK and done on my bike and the flag was removed.
Looked a few days ago and the flag is back. Contacted Strava and they looked at my ride and said it was fine. They implied that another user had flagged my ride.
The only user who knew that I had got the KOM was the guy who had the KOM before who seems to have loads of local KOMs.
A bit annoyed that someone thinks I’m cheating. Know how Chris Froome feels like now! Segment only took about 1.5 minutes to do.Posted 2 years agotaxi25Member
I’ll flag rides that are obviously done in a car. I.e some one rides around the woods at 8mph then goes to to the carpark and sets of up a hill at 40mph. But don’t sweat it, if your kom is genuine let Strava know and you’ll keep it.Posted 2 years ago
Nothing wrong in flagging obvious errors on Strava, it’s more fun for everyone if the leader boards are as accurate as possible.whitestoneMember
I’ve flagged one or two very dubious KOMs locally – steady 30mph up a segment that is 16% in parts sort of dubious – possibly “forgot” to turn off the GPS.
On the other hand I’ve had one of my rides flagged – I got an email from one of the Strava team – when I looked at the ride there was a section where I’d done 20mph up and down hill for about two miles getting a couple of KOMs in the process, the rest of the route was fine. I’d definitely ridden the route on the day in question but not at that speed so the GPS had screwed up. I just deleted the ride.Posted 2 years ago
I don’t have many KOMs! And I bust a gut getting that one (26 mph) so I was very miffed when my honour was questioned.
Don’t want to get even, but I agree that some people are a bit odd.
I did look at the ride of the guy and described it as 2-up time trial training with his mate so I beat them both!
Maybe his mate flagged it as well.
I do find some of the segments on real hills a bit strange. Especially the ones that finish before the top! Doing OK on the longer segments that cover the run in to the hill, the steep bit and then the bit after the top. Not doing great on the short segments on the steep bits as normally I am just riding fairly hard all the time.Posted 2 years agomudsharkMember
KOMs are a funny thing really. I ride in the Surrey Hills where thousands of cyclists do their thing regularly so KOMs are a rare thing, I just look at what percentile I’m in and if I’m beating my club mates :). If you just want KOMs then create private segments! I do this for my training loops, as like to see how I’m doing, and was surprised to see KOMs reported as it’s a bit silly really. Far prefer longer segments or proper climbs – the 100 climbs ones are good to go for, often filter out stupid segments though there are so many it’s too much of a chore really.Posted 2 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Whoever it is that holds the KOM for the road from Glentress to Peebles must spend a lot of time defending it, I’ve accidentally stolen it off him about 20 times 😆
Agree with Mudshark though, if you KOM a really popular segment that’s honestly a pretty big deal (if you care about strava anyway). But mine are all like 1/26 people! Not any better than being in the top few percent of 10000.Posted 2 years agoDT78Member
I look for percentiles too, on most of the ridden routes the local pelaton, with a tail wind have smashed through there at some point so no chance of getting high up solo.
I also see a few guys riding around in full TT gear out KOM hunting.
Would have thought it gets boring after a while, though I have gone out on a quiet sunday morning to get the segments on my commute….Posted 2 years ago
I meant that most people who are beaten on a KOM would take it on the chin and maybe go and try to take it back sometime in the future. I think someone whose first response is to flag the ride and cry ‘cheat’ is a bit odd.
I know it’s not a race. I joined to add another dimension to my rides.Posted 2 years ago
I am a 2nd cat road racer, was elite for 10 years but just do enough races to keep my license now.
Agree with Mudshark though, if you KOM a really popular segment that’s honestly a pretty big deal (if you care about strava anyway). But mine are all like 1/26 people! Not any better than being in the top few percent of 1000
I’m quite pleased to be 73/24977 on one of the Leith Hill segments, top 0.3%! Harder fought than most of my KOMs!Posted 2 years agojoeydeaconMember
I used to do a bit of KOM hunting on strava (trying to set them, not delete them!).. one climb in particular I was 2nd place on, with another rider comfortably beating me by 15 secs or so.
However someone kept on flagging his ride, as I constantly received alerts as the new KOM holder, and then alerted again when his ride was rightfully reinstated.. he must be thinking that it was me who was always flagging it as I had the most to gain by doing so.. no idea who was questioning, but it made me paranoid I was looking like a sore loser..Posted 2 years ago
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