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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Mon Mar 11, 2013 15:52 pm

someones done a great job in removing a the top 15 of a ride near me - every single on was a ToB rider 30+ mph :shock: - so that means i'm in the top 10 :lol:
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Mon Mar 11, 2013 16:29 pm

There was talk of Strava making top 10's more achievable for everyone :wink:
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Mon Mar 11, 2013 20:51 pm

Got to admire the dedication at these efforts of taking a KOM.
Approx 30mph tailwind yesterday and today.

http://app.strava.com/activities/43843146#
http://app.strava.com/activities/44029962#
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Wed Mar 13, 2013 07:01 am

ALIHISGREAT wrote:Bit windy today hehehe

http://app.strava.com/activities/44003654#747722495


That should stay yours for a while :!:
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Wed Mar 13, 2013 08:23 am

ShutUpLegs wrote:
ALIHISGREAT wrote:Bit windy today hehehe

http://app.strava.com/activities/44003654#747722495


That should stay yours for a while :!:


My legs were ruined at the time too.. wonder how quick I would have gone with fresh legs :mrgreen:

Got another one yesterday -> http://app.strava.com/activities/44125572#750466131

The way I see it.. its my reward for cycling 20 miles into a block headwind! I do want the direction to change so I can go on a different route though (nothing to do with wanting more KOMs) :lol:

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Wed Mar 13, 2013 15:51 pm

Agreed, getting a tad boring now cycling routes to avoid/ make best use of this easterly wind. Roads being dry is a massive bonus though.
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby durhamwasp » Wed Mar 13, 2013 21:15 pm

Theres a couple of climbs near me where i am in a top 10 position with a time of say 3min20, only a matter of seconds behind even the person in 2nd poisition but the guy leading has done it in about 1m30. Same guy both times with a ridiculous average speed of around 40mph going up hill?! what the hell
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Wed Mar 13, 2013 23:15 pm

durhamwasp wrote:Theres a couple of climbs near me where i am in a top 10 position with a time of say 3min20, only a matter of seconds behind even the person in 2nd poisition but the guy leading has done it in about 1m30. Same guy both times with a ridiculous average speed of around 40mph going up hill?! what the hell


Just report it and they'll take the time down.

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sat Mar 16, 2013 14:53 pm

http://app.strava.com/activities/44605541

Getting more miles in - the Wiggle 'No Excuses' sportive.. they ditched the 'epic' route due to the bad weather :roll:

Some fool also left his Garmin on in the car (i suspect.. if not those speeds are incredibly impressive and Sir Dave should be in touch) on the way home and took one of my KOMs which was promptly reported!

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sat Mar 16, 2013 18:38 pm

I've just seen that some fellas got a KOM by doing the ride in reverse - is that even possible - he's gone downhill when it should hav ebeen uphill - only thing I can think of is that he got the gpx file and did some fanny about with it.
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby thegreatdivide » Sun Mar 17, 2013 19:36 pm

Another one bites the dust...

http://app.strava.com/segments/3388932
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sun Mar 17, 2013 20:32 pm

Hehe, a 9 mile segment!
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby thegreatdivide » Sun Mar 17, 2013 20:54 pm

ShutUpLegs wrote:Hehe, a 9 mile segment!


Aye, the Milan - San Remo of segments ;-)
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Mon Mar 18, 2013 08:45 am

I guess in a non urban area its fine, I just don't understand people setting up 5+ mile segments in built up areas. I bet thats a fantastic area to ride.
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Tue Mar 19, 2013 09:57 am

Lost 2 KOM's this week to people flagging segments as 'Hazardous'. What is wrong with people ffs sake.
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Tue Mar 19, 2013 14:43 pm

ShutUpLegs wrote:Lost 2 KOM's this week to people flagging segments as 'Hazardous'. What is wrong with people ffs sake.


are they hazardous? :wink:

They're probably just jealous.

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Tue Mar 19, 2013 15:04 pm

Fuming is over, they have been in existence for over 18 months and both flagged by a triathlete who joined strava 6 weeks ago. Cretin. Neither hazardous.

If I could be bothered I would recreate them. I just don't understand why anyone would do it.
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby thegreatdivide » Tue Mar 19, 2013 16:04 pm

ShutUpLegs wrote:I guess in a non urban area its fine, I just don't understand people setting up 5+ mile segments in built up areas. I bet thats a fantastic area to ride.


That whole section is basically the old Tay estuary bed with a few tiny groups of houses spread along the roads – really quiet. It’s pretty much sea level and the wind nearly always blows east or west – so it’s a hot bed of Strava contention ;-)

The ridge of steep hills to the north is also a Strava battleground. I’ve gone full circle from liking that website to hating it – well I’m back again :lol:
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Tue Mar 19, 2013 18:08 pm

Almost forgot to mention that I found the holy grail of cycling weather today:

#1 - Dry
#2 - No wind (I mean not at all.. very unusual for Cambridgeshire)
#3 - Not too hot or cold (for the clothing selected after scouting the weather forecast)

and there were even some brief spells of sunshine.

obviously it had to be made the most of:

http://app.strava.com/activities/45038352

even got a 9th on the way round. Did mean I power napped through watching the Volta highlights that i recorded though.

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby vs » Tue Mar 19, 2013 19:15 pm

now that's a flat ride..got any worthwhile hill segments there?


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