OK heres one to keep you awake while you wait for the Dauphine or TDF to start...
Compile a list of suspect Strava segments and Strava KOMs in and around Adelaide.
Here's an example of a dodgy segment: http://app.strava.com/segments/1046402 21% gradient starting at 66m below sealevel on Dequertville Terrace.
Dodgy KOM's - include people who have obviously had the Garmin on while driving, but also ones that perhaps aren't so obvious but which you feel just don't add up -
"angas st climb" on pirie st @19.5%
http://app.strava.com/segments/900363 here is another below sea level entry with an unusual spike.
You can flag someones ride if they clearly drove it, all segment times get removed instantly. If you click on the ride in question, under the summary select "flag ride". I will admit I did it once to rightfully claim my hard earned KOM. I think in most cases its an accidental error ie driving home from a ride.
I wonder why people create segments like this one http://app.strava.com/segments/1304997 only 300m. The KOM on it is dodgy too.
Mark I have found sometimes Strava makes segments from my rides automatically. Ie I am KOM, am the only person listed to have ridden it but I certainly didn't create it!
I suspect that they actually have a gradient unlike this one.
Port Noarlunga Bluff - 60kmh up hill, I don't think that was done on a bike, at least not one without an engine.
Ha ha, very funny.. bang the drums, wake up the KOM lynch mobs!
I had a strange experience yesterday. I was at the top of the AC ladder for a segment - Fast & Frantic from Ashton to the bottom of Montacute at Rostrevor. It was very exciting to see when I plugged in my Garmin after yesterday morning's WOMGiE ride. So exciting I took a screenshot.
Alas, Tim B thinks the segment was just created by a rocket that shot by us and I was the first chunk of data to fit so I am the winner - just like that ice skater.
I call HAX on the top six for this segment...including Boz!!
you mean that the times on that one aren't real? I've been doing some serious training to get my time under 30s for that one ;-P
I've been doing a fair bit of running and am finding that there are a lot of olympic standard or better runners in Adelaide. I think that these people don't know that a Garmin Forerunner defaults to run, even if they went for a ride. I have called b******t on a couple recently. One segment had a 1500m time 3 seconds faster than the olympic qualifiing time and only 16 secs shy of the world record!
Can someone really go up Montefiore Hill at 65 km/h?