Stava: How many KOMs do you have?
there’s already an STW group on strava.
I had a few but some ex-Giant sponsored Cat 1 roadie near me has decided to take up mountain biking and has hoovered all the climb KOM’s up like a whale inhaling krill.
And I walk down anythign technical so the descents were never going to be KOM’s for me.Posted 5 years agomafiafishMember
Have a few, proudest one was skyline at Afan despite getting caught up in some mince. Third now though : (. Going to try and get a few in Morzine (times this early in the season don’t look too hard) which is a recipe for limb shattering.
Likewise had a few climbs too but teh pros lap them up soon enough. Going to give them a go on my new 29er soon though.
As sad as it seems, Strava has made me get out on my bike more than anything. I never went out on my bike on my own before but it gives me a ‘challenge’ to compensate for the lack of a social element.
EDIT: 8 – lost a few. I WILL regain them! 😡Posted 5 years agowillMember
30 KOMs 24 of which are on the road. All uphill.
Slightly unfair though as living in London there are loads of Segments! Loads more riders as well, but still.
Proudest was a brief (1 day) stint on Swains Lane in North London, a local hill climb section (Urban Hill Climb Race)Posted 5 years ago
Either 3 or 6 – which are KOMs and which are CRs in the list?
This despite the fact that I’ve only just started experimenting with it in the last week and haven’t ridden anything in anger yet as I’m coming off an injury.
I think all mine are just because nobody else has ridden these hills yet! So I guess it’s not the quantity of KOMs but the quality of them that counts…Posted 5 years agojonbaMember
Quite a few but in newcastle most of the off road ones aren’t that contested. There are a few with some battles going on
It has also done something wierd and created them automatically for walks I’ve done which mean I have about 5 where I am the only person to have done the segment?
just counted – 23 on the bike.
I do go out to try and grab them occasionally. It is a more interesting/motivated way to go out and ride some hard fast sections.Posted 5 years agomdavidsMember
Proudest was a brief (1 day) stint on Swains Lane in North London, a local hill climb section (Urban Hill Climb Race)
Number 5 on that leaderboard, Jean Claude Pretorious, has the best name ever.
I used to have loads of KOMs but it turns out that that was only because not many people had ridden those sections. I seem to get an email every other day now telling me someone has beaten my time.
When I first signed up to strava back in Febuary I uploaded a gpx of hamsterley forest trails I’d ridden last year and on most of the sections I was first out of a leaderboard of about 10. Some of those sections now have over 200 riders and I’m just about in the top 10% if I’m lucky and all my KOMs have gone. Its great to see it taking off but on the popular routes the KOM is now forever out of my reach.Posted 5 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I had 2. One gained completely by accident, didn’t even know the segment was there (and TBH, it’s a bloody stupid segment, on shared use canal towpath). I’ve still got that one.
The other one I held for all of 3 days – it was on a long climb near me which I’d specifically gone out to get and I beat the previous KOM by a significant margin. Unfortunately, a certain well know MTBer follows me on Strava and 3 days later, he’d gone out and annihilated my time. Still, good to know that it took a pro like Nick Craig to beat it. 😉Posted 5 years agosamuriMember
I’m still immensely proud of my 3 KOM’s. 😉 (Over reasonably popular routes I might add) but true glory as you say is doing well on an extrmely popular area ridden by a wide range of cyclists all the time.
(I was 9th once on a cat 4 climb that was clearly being used by some very fast people – 11th now) – That was awesome.Posted 5 years agosamuriMember
The other one I held for all of 3 days – it was on a long climb near me which I’d specifically gone out to get and I beat the previous KOM by a significant margin. Unfortunately, a certain well know MTBer follows me on Strava and 3 days later, he’d gone out and annihilated my time. Still, good to know that it took a pro like Nick Craig to beat it.
let me know where it is.
/straps on shoes.Posted 5 years agomafiafishMember
MTB KOM `s are worth nothing
There are plenty of popular routes though, any trail centre and popular bridleways will have hundreds. Indeed I’ve had a few road KOMs on my remedy so I imagine it works both ways.
My most popular local descents (blue pig and pecket well) have <30 riders but the standard is very high I would say.
Plus, I think DH or off road loops and routes generally are a better indication of all-round rider skill than who’s got the biggest legs?Posted 5 years agonukeSubscriber
I’ve a good few climb and descent KOMs around the Surrey Hills obtained during that Strava honeymoon period that exists after initially joining. I’m over that now though and accept my KOM’s are slowly going to go…never suffered knee pain until I joined Strava 🙁
I noticed after losing a KOM yesterday that this:
“Better get out there and show them who’s boss!“
has now become…
“Now get out there, have fun and be safe. “
😀Posted 5 years agod45ythMember
Like others have said, KOM’s don’t mean a great deal on a lot of segments…I ride with a few folk who can annihilate me, but they haven’t or have only just got GPS’.Posted 5 years ago
Even though I’ve got 79 KOM’s (I had over a 100), half of those were got on foreign trails or places where not many folk ride. I’d only class myself as an average rider too.
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