Seems someone reported the downhill as a hazard. I guess the Strava leader board may encourage people to take some risks, but in that case, you may as well mark every downhill as dangerous.
Both public and private historical times are not shown. Havent tried creating my own segment yet to see if it allows it or not
all downhills have a risk but when you add the " race for strava bragging rights" then its only a matter of time b4 someone comes un stuck.there is enough testosterone around without idiots trying to race down hills like a professional rider,there skills far outweigh that of the avg rider and they do it on roads with nothing coming the other way,even then they sometimes come un-stuck and its not pretty.leave the racing down hills to the pros and live to ride another day,you can still go fast without racing.
Definitely dangerous once you factor in the drivers. I gave up driving there: choice of being tailgated to drive too fast for the conditions; or overtaken on blind corners.
Is it more dangerous then descending Montacute Rd for example? Probably if you don't know it very well. It seems someone goes off the edge, at least hits the barrier, at Montacute heights every week.
If it is not hazardous does this mean it is safe?
Is just sharing the road with car drivers dangerous?
After all if riders in the Tour de France can get knocked of their bikes by cars what chance do the rest of us have?
What is a reasonable level of risk is a personal thing.
is it fair to compare different days with different conditions anyway?
Sometimes very SCARY ~ A car nearly pulled into my lane without checking its' side mirror (for cyclists) If I hadn't have seen her I would have been sandwiched between a parked car and her! It's not always the road the hazard, but more often the drivers who are not alert.
A downhill road section dangerous? Strava Segment so people are going to push harder thus coming unstuck?
With such logic then every Strava Segment could be considered dangerous. Uphill? Well it's a Strava Segment so I'm pushing hard and not paying as much attention to that around me as I'm in the red = not safe. Going downhill, all the more so.
Goodness gracious - think of the children! Ban Strava - that'll make 'em happy!
I would argue that greenhill road isnt any more dangerous than any other climb/descent with exception to the last section before the roundabout. A very straight, steep section with parked cars and traffic turning in and out from side streets. I have had a very close call with a car cutting in front of me at this location and if I was on my roadie (was on my mountain bike) it could well have been contact.
Perhaps a segment that finished before this stretch of road would be acceptable?
There are at least three Greenhill Rd downhill segments (click "show hidden segments" on your ride for the others)... "Greenhill Downhill Burn" and "Greenhill Road Down" have both been marked as dangerous but "Greenhill Rd Down - to Hallett Rd" is still active. This cuts out the two-lane straight bottom section going down to the roundabout - maybe that is the dangerous part?
any descend should proceed with caution
I will not ride up there, down perhaps as I can keep up with most raffic.
I used to live on Yarabe rd, seen enough accidents to last a lifetime.
Thatis one narrow, tight and blind road I rather give a miss and live another day.
Is it more dangerous than others roads, my vote is Yes but that is an opinion!