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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby thegreatdivide » Sun Sep 16, 2012 15:10 pm

Took a KOM off one of the 6 man chain gang that stole my fave KOM earlier this week. Revenge is sweet

http://app.strava.com/segments/2323770

Also took another KOM on a nice wee climb

http://app.strava.com/segments/2383396

And took back a couple of places on the aforementioned fave KOM. A leap from 27 mph 29.4 mph and missed taking it back by 14 secs. Next time...

http://app.strava.com/segments/2146131
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby RoadMeridaBen » Sun Sep 16, 2012 15:19 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:Took a KOM off one of the 6 man chain gang that stole my fave KOM earlier this week. Revenge is sweet

http://app.strava.com/segments/2323770

Also took another KOM on a nice wee climb

http://app.strava.com/segments/2383396

And took back a couple of places on the aforementioned fave KOM. A leap from 27 mph 29.4 mph and missed taking it back by 14 secs. Next time...

http://app.strava.com/segments/2146131


2nd one isnt very impressive :P

the chaingang thingy cant be that hard to beat at that pace. (nice name by the way :D)
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby JGSI » Mon Sep 17, 2012 14:12 pm

Is anyone else becoming a KoM 'type specialist?
I prefer the longer segments , up to 10 milers and draggier 2-4%ers where it's big ring work.
Last weekend finally swapped the sora cranket and bb as they were getting shabby and a bit rough for a cheapo Tiagra 52/39 in shiny metal off Ribble - for the training bike.
Have my eye on a few segments where brute force and violence is the way forward... over the coming weeks as a pleasant diversion to structured training on the turbo

I freely admit , can't be doing with stuff over 10% for any length of time .. more rouleur than puncheur

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby CambsNewbie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 15:46 pm

Got my first top 10 placings!!! Well chuffed!

http://app.strava.com/rides/22277660

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby Pross » Mon Sep 17, 2012 16:26 pm

JGSI wrote:Is anyone else becoming a KoM 'type specialist?
I prefer the longer segments , up to 10 milers and draggier 2-4%ers where it's big ring work.
Last weekend finally swapped the sora cranket and bb as they were getting shabby and a bit rough for a cheapo Tiagra 52/39 in shiny metal off Ribble - for the training bike.
Have my eye on a few segments where brute force and violence is the way forward... over the coming weeks as a pleasant diversion to structured training on the turbo

I freely admit , can't be doing with stuff over 10% for any length of time .. more rouleur than puncheur


Yep, I seem to do best on really short (0.2 - 0.3 mile) steep ramps, especially the ones a bit off the beaten track of regular club run and race routes. It's a shame that 0.2 miles seems to be about the shortest you can go as I'm good on hump backed bridges.

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby BigMat » Mon Sep 17, 2012 17:08 pm

I'm a specialist at short urban mega-climbs - Balham Hill is probably the ultimate example!

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby Dmak » Mon Sep 17, 2012 19:26 pm

CambsNewbie wrote:Got my first top 10 placings!!! Well chuffed!

http://app.strava.com/rides/22277660


Congrats! 8)

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby springtide9 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 19:44 pm

JGSI wrote:Is anyone else becoming a KoM 'type specialist?
I prefer the longer segments , up to 10 milers and draggier 2-4%ers where it's big ring work.
Last weekend finally swapped the sora cranket and bb as they were getting shabby and a bit rough for a cheapo Tiagra 52/39 in shiny metal off Ribble - for the training bike.
Have my eye on a few segments where brute force and violence is the way forward... over the coming weeks as a pleasant diversion to structured training on the turbo

I freely admit , can't be doing with stuff over 10% for any length of time .. more rouleur than puncheur


I am definitely with you on the longer segments, and especially love rolling hills.

This is my current favourite, but it's near the inlaws so don't get to ride it much (or if I do, it's at the end of my ride):

Westbury to Littleton Panell
http://app.strava.com/segments/1178791
Distance: 8.1mi, Avg Grade: 0.1%, Elev Difference: 119ft, Elev Gain: 450ft

Feels almost like riding a 10 TT and great fun.

I have also created the reverse leg:
Littleton Panell to Westbury
http://app.strava.com/segments/946664

But is a poor second for the simple reason I'm usually 'spent' on the return leg lol :wink:
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby springtide9 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 16:11 pm

First attempt at a local climb today and managed a 4th:

Clevedon Rd Climb, Bristol (1.2mi, 287ft)
http://app.strava.com/segments/777380

The route basically runs through the Tyntesfield Estate if anyone might be interested in having a pop.

Pleased for a first attempt and the fact I made a wrong turn (and had to spin around). Also there often visitors of the 'older generation' there, so care is needed in riding it. Most of it is fine as it's up hill - so you just get odd look as you are panting away, but there are a few flat sections that you have to drastically limit your speed if people are about.
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby sturmey » Thu Sep 20, 2012 14:22 pm

willhub wrote:What is it with Strava and people.

This person named "Darrell Lee" moaned at someone for KOM a segment which he rekoned was in a car, I argued that the guy was not in a car (he later admitted he was), but because of the low average speed I thought it can't have been a car.

Anyway I notice a few segments he's got KOM on, and they're on one of my commuter back from someones house I visit regulary, so I thought, might as well have a go at them as they'd be good short intervals, and I KOM them so he called me a "sad stalker".

What is it with verbal warfare on this site, I'm getting tempted to delete my Strava account.


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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby springtide9 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 15:34 pm

sturmey wrote:
willhub wrote:What is it with Strava and people.

This person named "Darrell Lee" moaned at someone for KOM a segment which he rekoned was in a car, I argued that the guy was not in a car (he later admitted he was), but because of the low average speed I thought it can't have been a car.

Anyway I notice a few segments he's got KOM on, and they're on one of my commuter back from someones house I visit regulary, so I thought, might as well have a go at them as they'd be good short intervals, and I KOM them so he called me a "sad stalker".

What is it with verbal warfare on this site, I'm getting tempted to delete my Strava account.


Sorry,know the above post was a while back but this SAD SAD little loser called Darrell Lee has surfaced again.
I took one of his KOM's today fair and square and he has flagged the ride and blocked me so I can't see his activities.
If you are reading this Darrell Lee, as I'm sure you will be, you are indeed a sad, insecure pathetic little man.


Put a Strava ticket in to get the ride unflagged. I would also mention that you believe he has done this because you took his KOM and is upset (and has done this before). You'll get your ride unflagged and KOM and Darrell Lee will probably get a strong email from support :)

https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/2095 ... se-kom-qom

Unflag an Activity:
If you think your activity may be flagged, contact Support and we will be happy to help you resolve a flag.
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby sturmey » Thu Sep 20, 2012 16:26 pm

Thanks have sent a message to their Support

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby andi1363 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 16:44 pm

Got 3 KOM's today but 2 were traffic assisted ie one scooter doing about 25 and one tractor. I know I shouldn't have but I got in the slipstream. Should I flag myself?

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Thu Sep 20, 2012 16:52 pm

andi1363 wrote:Got 3 KOM's today but 2 were traffic assisted ie one scooter doing about 25 and one tractor. I know I shouldn't have but I got in the slipstream. Should I flag myself?


Set up a bogus account and give yourself some Kudos
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby ShutUpLegs » Thu Sep 20, 2012 16:53 pm

springtide9 wrote:First attempt at a local climb today and managed a 4th:

Clevedon Rd Climb, Bristol (1.2mi, 287ft)
http://app.strava.com/segments/777380

The route basically runs through the Tyntesfield Estate if anyone might be interested in having a pop.

Pleased for a first attempt and the fact I made a wrong turn (and had to spin around). Also there often visitors of the 'older generation' there, so care is needed in riding it. Most of it is fine as it's up hill - so you just get odd look as you are panting away, but there are a few flat sections that you have to drastically limit your speed if people are about.


i retract my previous statement, there is no way I'm attempting those segments. :lol:
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby simona75 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:16 am

I have a quick strava question if someone could help me. On some of the leaderboards I will often see someone's name followed by the letters OP (e.g Joe Bloggs - OP) - does anyone know what this means?

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby Dellsinho » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:34 am

I bagged my first ever segment on Wednesday :mrgreen:

Only a small sprint segment, but it had stood with it's previous King for about 2.5 months.

It was very satisfying to see the old King attempt to take it back again yesterday, bettering his previous best, but still a few mph off mine :D

Now, advice needed:
Do I go out and better my time to make it even less attainable for his next impending attack? I can feel another coming.
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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby badly_dubbed » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:18 pm

simona75 wrote:I have a quick strava question if someone could help me. On some of the leaderboards I will often see someone's name followed by the letters OP (e.g Joe Bloggs - OP) - does anyone know what this means?



i think they created that segment (original poster) ??

just a guess mind...

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby aclivity » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:21 pm

Give him Kudos for his attempt, add a comment saying something like "good try" with a smiley emoticon.

If that doesn't wind him up enough, THEN go and beat your own best time again.

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Re: Strava 'Bagging'

Postby Pross » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:47 pm

Dellsinho wrote:I bagged my first ever segment on Wednesday :mrgreen:

Only a small sprint segment, but it had stood with it's previous King for about 2.5 months.

It was very satisfying to see the old King attempt to take it back again yesterday, bettering his previous best, but still a few mph off mine :D

Now, advice needed:
Do I go out and better my time to make it even less attainable for his next impending attack? I can feel another coming.


If you think you have plenty more in the tank let him keep trying until he beats you then go out and get it back again. It's always good to see someone obviously targetting your KoM, getting closer and closer and then as soon as they finally beat it go and get it back in one ride. The longer it takes them to beat it the better the satisfaction ;)


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