Yes, I like trying to get KOMs, it’s fun.
Someone will soon chip in with a ‘whats the point/relevance?’ question, or ‘try racing someone properly in a proper race’ comment
I take it as it is, a bit of fun. I’m in a club, and people are constantly trying to top each others times, good for banter and fitness too, even if one guy does seem to get the majority of them. Not me I might add, I have one. Just one.Posted 4 years agoBoardinBobSubscriber
One, but only because it’s a pretty unknown trail. Only one other person’s ridden it on StravaPosted 4 years agojuliansMember
I only have 1, but it is on a fairly hotly contested (>100 people ridden it) downhill segment.
I’m top 10% in a few more, and then middle table in the rest.
These are all downhill segments, dont care about uphill (maybe I would if I could ever get out of the bottom 10%)Posted 4 years agoHob NobMember
I think for a bit of fun it would be good if you could see all your top 10’s too.
I’m fortunate/unfortunate enough to ride regularly at places where a few very well known riders also do, so anything in the top 10 is a serious achievement.
It’s all good, harmless fun 🙂Posted 4 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
Got one last week – the first I’ve had since Strava really caught on with the fit n fast fraternity.
Fastest of 12 people who’ve ridden it so it must be fairly new and probably won’t last.
Got a couple of of top 5 out of 300-plus placings that owe their existence to a freakishly helpful tailwind.
Still, who’s to say the KOM didn’t have one of those, too? Or a milk float.Posted 4 years agohjghg5Member
No, because I’m a girl. I have more QOMs than I expected though. I obviously benefit from the fact that I’m in a smaller pool of riders (but most of them have been ridden by other people so it’s not just that I’m the only female to have ridden them and recorded it on there). I did a sportive at the weekend and picked up some QOMs from it, there are a couple of other women who have also uploaded their rides round the same route on the same day but I seem to have been faster up the climbs than they were.
Being top 10 on a segment is less meaningful for me because only a relatively small proportion of mine have significantly more than 10 female riders.Posted 4 years ago
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