/ Disappearing Strava segments?
How does this happen? Does it mean that the original creator of a segment has deleted it or something?
They can get reported to Strava for being dangerous and they'll be removed.
Also it depends on your GPS device - I've been out with a group and some manage to record a segment and others don't, a bit random really. Tree cover can affect things.
Thanks for that- one of them definitely was a dangerous segment so that would explain it.
It was a downhill then 90 degrees through a roundabout.
The other two were straight forward descents that I can't see the problem with. Ah well...
I suspect that the tolerance/variance from track is proportional to the length of the route.
You quite often find it has skipped short sections
Also I did a ride recently where it told me I was 2nd on a segment. Whoopee I thought, I wasn't even trying. Except it turns out to be 2nd of 2, on a segment that I must have ridden 20 times in the last year.
More to the point it didn't give me a time for the longer segment that I use as indication of how well I'm going.
Around here they're trying, I believe, to rationalise the number of segments. There's been a bit of a problem with people trying to be KOM on Box Hill and the numerous climbs up Leith Hill and Ranmore Common.
Lots of 1st fencepost/2nd fencepost/gap in the hedge after the junction, etc to the next obscure marker that isn't quite the standard - but the KOM times are very different
Yeah must be a problem with the really iconic hillclimbs. It's quite a competitive world on these hills eh? Sometimes I wonder what the landmarks and markers are myself.
I'm nowhere near the top ten for any of my local ascent segments so they can axe any of them they like, but I'd be gutted if they did away with the twisty bit of the long Hailey Brae descent- I was 14th last time I checked! ; )
I have deleted an segment after people riding an adjacent road took the KOM from an offroad climb
I also had one deleted on me after smashing some guys KOM
Haha! Doesn't surprise me...
I'd be irritated if I had managed to get a KOM and that happened. Wonder if Strava could incorporate a system where popular segments can't get easily deleted if the originator takes the huff like that?
I've recreated a segment when it was flagged after I got a kom on the descent.... it still exists now, I suspect the previous kom had created the segment and got the hump at losing it.
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