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Old 06-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #29221
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:13 AM   #29222
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The real danger of chasing KOM's on Strava is that in many cases, the people who create these segments pay no attention to the potential danger they involve. For instance, there's a 2 mile sprint in my area that starts at the top of an overpass and goes right across busy driveways in a commercial zone. How many people have been t-boned at 30mph crossing those driveways? How many people have crashed while racing down the winding ramp at the bottom of the overpass? I recently asked a Cat 3 Crit racer who holds most of the KOM's on a nearby trail why his name is noticeably absent from one of the most popular segments. "It's just too dangerous," he said.
I've noticed that a few of them around here have been marked as 'dangerous' and no longer display other riders' times.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #29223
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I've noticed that a few of them around here have been marked as 'dangerous' and no longer display other riders' times.
The one I've seen still displays the rider's times, but no longer displays the leader board.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #29224
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@K7: how bout you ride in in the AM and she brings you back?

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Tough - I won't bore you with the details but there are at leave five reasons why it won't work for us. Otherwise, I'd be all over it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:29 AM   #29225
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I recently asked a Cat 3 Crit racer who holds most of the KOM's on a nearby trail why his name is noticeably absent from one of the most popular segments. "It's just too dangerous," he said.
Smart man - he displayed common sense rather than going after Strava and placing the blame at their feet.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #29226
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Tough - I won't bore you with the details but there are at leave five reasons why it won't work for us. Otherwise, I'd be all over it.
Least you've thought about it.

I've never done it, but I've read where guys would ride to a picnic/inlaw's house/whathaveyou then get a ride back with the famdamily. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone kind of thing.

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:48 AM   #29227
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Smart man - he displayed common sense rather than going after Strava and placing the blame at their feet.
Crit racers may be crazy, but they're not stupid.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:50 AM   #29228
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Crit racers may be crazy, but they're not stupid.
Sure they are.

Something about 'racing' makes people do really, really stupid shit. AMHIK





Can't say the guy in green is a buddy of mine, but we've ridden together. That's Dave Fuentes if you're wondering.

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:54 AM   #29229
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There's a fine line between crazy and calculating when racing crits. We tend to tap dance all over that line at any given moment during a race.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #29230
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What a strange place to be taking a nap.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #29231
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The one I've seen still displays the rider's times, but no longer displays the leader board.
Exactly. My time is shown, but this text appears instead of other riders' times:

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This segment has been marked as hazardous by someone who has ridden it on Strava. Leader lists are not shown. Report abuse.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #29232
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What a strange place to be taking a nap.
He was resting up for the big sprint.


But seriously, ouch.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #29233
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Least you've thought about it.

I've never done it, but I've read where guys would ride to a picnic/inlaw's house/whathaveyou then get a ride back with the famdamily. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone kind of thing.

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Thought about it... too many times to count. I used to commute in ATL for about 10 miles each way. Traffic was so bad on Jimmy Carter Blvd that it was only slightly slower than driving.

I'd love to have that option here - temperature be damned - I'd love the miles.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #29234
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Hopefully the dude on the ground was already thinking about a new skinsuit.

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So... how bout getting kitted up and going for a ride on the way to work? IOW add a loop to the commute. BTDT
This could work provided I can figure out a good way to freshen up once the ride is over. No showers here at the salt mines. However, after work is much more doable. As much as I loathe wearing one, I sometimes bring a backpack with my kit in it. At the end of day, I change and leave the backpack under my desk with my civvies in it, then go for a ride. At the end of the ride, I swing by the office, pick up my stuff, and make the short trip home. Suffering in the afternoon heat is a good way to HTFU.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #29235
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since I have participated in some of the other bicycle threads around here.. here is my main ride.. it has seen too few miles during my time here in RI (the roads in Newport are absolutely terrible), but I hope to get back on it more regularly when I get to Colorado in August.



I cant seem to find any pics of my 1984 Pinarello Montello.. maybe later.
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