First KOM (and last..probably)

General bike chat that does not fit elsewhere
Jon_1976
Posts: 648
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:57 pm

First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby Jon_1976 » Sat May 04, 2013 23:05 pm

I'm not one to brag usually, but I'm quite proud of my first KOM as it'll be probably my last :D I did have a joint 1st on a different segment but as my time was posted at a later date it didn't really count.
http://app.strava.com/activities/52359545#941399225

User avatar
Sprool
Posts: 958
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 19:32 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby Sprool » Sun May 05, 2013 00:17 am

well done - you have to check back each week now to defend your title :)

ktuludays
Posts: 77
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 08:02 am

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby ktuludays » Sun May 05, 2013 06:48 am

no need to check back, they will send you an email when you get beaten!

User avatar
Mikey23
Posts: 5206
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 16:51 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby Mikey23 » Sun May 05, 2013 07:17 am

Excellent... I held one for a day until all the world and his father went out and beat it...

Just to demonstrate how rubbish I am, I set up a segment from my own front drive and I wasn't even KOM on that until recently...

TakeTurns
Posts: 998
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:31 am

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby TakeTurns » Sun May 05, 2013 07:26 am

Sprool wrote:well done - you have to check back each week now to defend your title :)


Just admitted to being a KOM virgin. 8)

Well done OP. Although, whoever named that segment a "climb" needs a slap.

User avatar
redvee
Posts: 11688
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 22:03 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby redvee » Sun May 05, 2013 07:59 am

Just looked through my segment and the oldest I top the table on is from Dec 2009 when I was younger and less fit :)

User avatar
bernithebiker
Posts: 3370
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 14:54 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby bernithebiker » Sun May 05, 2013 10:37 am

Just make sure a 'group ride' doesn't come through and take it off you....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH6YqAMKxD4
http://www.cyclespeedtours.com

Bespoke and 5* cycle trips based in Palma, Mallorca.

ChrisAOnABike
Posts: 1761
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:52 am

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Sun May 05, 2013 10:57 am

Top tip: make your segments private, then you can be KOM on as many as you like :)
Is the gorilla tired yet?

User avatar
Mikey23
Posts: 5206
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 16:51 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby Mikey23 » Sun May 05, 2013 16:08 pm

I was top in my age group on a lot of segs in my area until a party of old git's came through on a JOGLE and hoovered up everything going...

Jon_1976
Posts: 648
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:57 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby Jon_1976 » Sun May 05, 2013 19:36 pm

TakeTurns wrote:
Sprool wrote:well done - you have to check back each week now to defend your title :)


Just admitted to being a KOM virgin. 8)

Well done OP. Although, whoever named that segment a "climb" needs a slap.


Agreed, I think some people instantly call anything with a slight incline a 'climb'. The incline on that segment is gentle to say the least, and it levels out in place. I went all the way up on the big chainring and mid cassette, I'm a crap cyclist so definitely not a climb :lol:

Lol, some funny comments. To be honest, I don't care if/when its beaten, it was a bonus/surprise to get home and found I'd KOM'd that segment. The bloke who was previous KOM (same chap I'm joint KOM with on a different segement) has a shedload of KOMs in this area. No doubt, he'll back to regain his crown as he, from looking on his Strava, looks a rather good cyclist.

NITR8s
Posts: 590
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 13:37 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby NITR8s » Tue May 07, 2013 09:29 am

Tip: Change your sex on Strava to female and watch the KOM roll in.

Jon_1976
Posts: 648
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:57 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby Jon_1976 » Tue May 07, 2013 09:35 am

lol :D So long as I only need to change gender on Strava and not in real life.
I'm not that obsessed with Strava :lol:

marylogic
Posts: 335
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:09 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby marylogic » Tue May 07, 2013 10:07 am

Actually it's QOM's but have a look at this

http://app.strava.com/segments/1161991
QOM by default, note my average speed 5.6 kph!!!!!!!

And noone can say it's not a proper climb either :wink:

User avatar
Mikey23
Posts: 5206
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 16:51 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby Mikey23 » Tue May 07, 2013 13:03 pm

Ouch that looks tough... And you're the only female on the planet who is also on strava to make it... Well done!

Jon_1976
Posts: 648
Joined: Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:57 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby Jon_1976 » Tue May 07, 2013 18:52 pm

heh, got an email saying its been beaten already. :mrgreen:

User avatar
TLW1
Posts: 12276
Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 06:40 am
Contact:

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby TLW1 » Tue May 07, 2013 20:20 pm

Mikey23 wrote:Just to demonstrate how rubbish I am, I set up a segment from my own front drive and I wasn't even KOM on that until recently...


Love that idea

marylogic
Posts: 335
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:09 pm

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby marylogic » Tue May 07, 2013 21:14 pm

Jon_1976 wrote:heh, got an email saying its been beaten already. :mrgreen:


Nightmare!

Husband reckons I'll get an email about my QOM getting beaten in about 30 years time and I'll have to go up aged 67 to try and win it back (probably on an electric bike by then) :lol:

User avatar
Cleat Eastwood
Posts: 7720
Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 23:03 pm
Contact:

Re: First KOM (and last..probably)

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Tue May 07, 2013 21:37 pm

Mikey23 wrote:
Just to demonstrate how rubbish I am, I set up a segment from my own front drive and I wasn't even KOM on that until recently...


The one you should be worried about is teh KOM from your back door when you get home too early from work. :mrgreen:
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.


Return to “Road General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BlueNGT, Google Adsense [Bot] and 7 guests