Strava - odd

joe.90
joe.90 Posts: 171
edited November 2012 in Road general
there's a bloke who appears regularly on the leaderboards of various segaments, but it doesn't seem right...he isnt even from the area (Gloucestershire) and doesn't seem to regularly use strava often.

out of 100's of people, some of which i know who are extremely fit, (1st & 2nd cats) this random dude beats everyone by like 30 seconds on a 2-4 min sections? for example, 1 section everyone below him is pushing for 21-22mph averages on an incline for 3 mins to try gain the KOM, and this illusive character seems to have managed a 32mph average!

whats the crack, would someone be so sad as to cheat? strava malfunction? or is this guys legs been replaced for pistons?

Comments

  • Htron
    Htron Posts: 47
    You can report suspicious rides on Strava.
  • joe.90
    joe.90 Posts: 171
    explain how!
  • Htron
    Htron Posts: 47
    joe.90 wrote:
    explain how!

    Click the date of the ride, then press the 'flag ride' button.
  • joe.90
    joe.90 Posts: 171
    nice one!

    lesson learned : If your gonna cheat dont make it obvious!
  • different KOMs on each of your segments. Did Strava remove the 'cheat' already?
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    I can't work out what you men from the link to Strava you've posted. There's nothing there that I can see is unusual?
    If you look at his overall ride it looks fairly normal.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • joe.90
    joe.90 Posts: 171
    the strava gods work very fast, they been deleted guys.
  • joe.90
    joe.90 Posts: 171
    which leads me on to my next whinge: why do people cheat on strava!?
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    Why are you keep editing your original post so many times? It makes subsequent replies look nonsense.

    Anyway, what was odd about that segment you posted (but have now removed the link to)
    btw, one of your original posts included two links which had two different KMOMs. What's that all about?
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Did he cheat ? Maybe he'd left his Strava running as he drove home or something ? And then maybe didn't want to delete it as it had his ride on or something ?

    As to why do people cheat - they do it all the time at everything.
  • joe.90
    joe.90 Posts: 171
    Dabber wrote:
    Why are you keep editing your original post so many times? It makes subsequent replies look nonsense.

    Anyway, what was odd about that segment you posted (but have now removed the link to)
    btw, one of your original posts included two links which had two different KMOMs. What's that all about?

    edited to remove the now irrelevant links to 2 segaments, as the strava moderators have removed him.

    whats complicated about that? the intention of this post was to find out what the crack was with people seemingly cheating. And thanks to the bloke who told me how to flag the ride, it got resolved.
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    joe.90 wrote:
    Dabber wrote:
    Why are you keep editing your original post so many times? It makes subsequent replies look nonsense.

    Anyway, what was odd about that segment you posted (but have now removed the link to)
    btw, one of your original posts included two links which had two different KMOMs. What's that all about?

    edited to remove the now irrelevant links to 2 segaments, as the strava moderators have removed him.

    whats complicated about that? the intention of this post was to find out what the crack was with people seemingly cheating. And thanks to the bloke who told me how to flag the ride, it got resolved.

    Because the links that you posted that I saw contained KOMs who as far as I could see were two different people (and neither their performances or their overall rides looked unusual to me.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • Dabber wrote:
    joe.90 wrote:
    Dabber wrote:
    Why are you keep editing your original post so many times? It makes subsequent replies look nonsense.

    Anyway, what was odd about that segment you posted (but have now removed the link to)
    btw, one of your original posts included two links which had two different KMOMs. What's that all about?

    edited to remove the now irrelevant links to 2 segaments, as the strava moderators have removed him.

    whats complicated about that? the intention of this post was to find out what the crack was with people seemingly cheating. And thanks to the bloke who told me how to flag the ride, it got resolved.

    Because the links that you posted that I saw contained KOMs who as far as I could see were two different people (and neither their performances or their overall rides looked unusual to me.



    joe.90 wrote:
    edited to remove the now irrelevant links to 2 segaments, as the strava moderators have removed him.

    whats complicated about that? the intention of this post was to find out what the crack was with people seemingly cheating. And thanks to the bloke who told me how to flag the ride, it got resolved.
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    OK, I think I've got it.... what you are saying is that by the time I'd looked at your links the "offender" had already been removed by Strava and I was only seeing the "genuine" riders. As my first post was pretty close on the heels of the guidance you got on how to flag them things got muddled. Sorry if I've p*ssed you off. :cry:
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • joe.90
    joe.90 Posts: 171
    Dabber wrote:
    OK, I think I've got it.... what you are saying is that by the time I'd looked at your links the "offender" had already been removed by Strava and I was only seeing the "genuine" riders. As my first post was pretty close on the heels of the guidance you got on how to flag them things got muddled. Sorry if I've p*ssed you off. :cry:

    yeah you got it! Piss me off? Don't be silly, my names not wiggins! :lol:
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    joe.90 wrote:
    Dabber wrote:
    OK, I think I've got it.... what you are saying is that by the time I'd looked at your links the "offender" had already been removed by Strava and I was only seeing the "genuine" riders. As my first post was pretty close on the heels of the guidance you got on how to flag them things got muddled. Sorry if I've p*ssed you off. :cry:

    yeah you got it! wee-wee me off? Don't be silly, my names not wiggins! :lol:


    Good man :D
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • joe.90
    joe.90 Posts: 171
    I forgot how lame this forum can make you sound! Wee wee? Lol I meant p*ss
  • When I first signed up there was a similar situation.

    One bloke had been on one ride and had an AVG speed of 35 mph uphill whereas everyone else was around 15/16.

    Also the guy had gone up the hill in 30 seconds whereas the second best time was 2:30.

    I reckon he'd left his satnav on and this drive had slipped through the radar or something. Reported it and it was off the next day!

    And I was one step closer to the ellusive first KOM.
    Hills are like half life - they wait until you're 50% recovered from one before hitting you in the face with the next.

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  • andi1363
    andi1363 Posts: 350
    Its funny that these types seem to think everyone buys their BS :lol: . We have a local KOMer who had multple rides with segments at over 100kph. I asked how he did this and they all disappeared :roll: . One of his max power rides(cant remember if it 5 or 10 mins) is an offroad section followed by a road section. :?

    Having trained and spoken with some of our mutual riding acquaintances, all was made clear :lol: . (MX)