Impossible KOM's!

I was wondering what we have to do to get bogus KOM's off of a segment?  I did a ride this morning, looked at the results and saw this:
The guy Jeff Fredericks that has the KOM for this segment, it is impossible! The time is a dead give away but the speed something to behold!

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  • Brian's solution would be super easy to implement.
    10% faster than world record and it gets thrown out / must be appealed.
    This KOM is useless where I live because it is full od people taking motorcycles home after their runs.. Averaging 8min/km for their run and then KOM'ing the whole ride home at 1min/km.. Halving the current world record.. Aio Strava fix it!

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  • The phone based application for Strava is a POS. People are sloppy and fail to turn it off.

    If you can see the 'ride' go to 'analyze' and take a look at the ride details like speed / power / temp and heart rate.

    If you see drastic temp drop at some point in the ride prior to segment and it matches some outrageous speeds then you know they're in a car with the AC on.

    Second, look for portions of the ride that might take place on a freeway or other roads where bicycles aren't allowed.

    Riders that average 10-12 mph prior to segment but then during segment are going very high speeds suddenly then there's a problem.

    Also look at speed details under 'analyze' you can tell that it's vehicle in the speed details, especially if there's no more cadence and if speed is very high until stop signs.

    People will not filter their own rides when it comes to bad segment achievements. Someone last week had  a tide titled "Forgot to turn off Strava" but they posted it up and didn't flag their own rides...not cool.

    I don't flag when it's unjustified but when it's clearly non-cycling event I do it. You must do it on the PC too.

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  • @Mountainbik... I.

    Yup. Same problem here. Guy takes my KOM on his Ebike. Profile pic is his Haibike Ebike and the bike is listed on the ride. I flag the ride and he blocks me, keeps the ride, and still has the KOM! Reported to Strava but that is wishful thinking. Guess I'll have to take it back with a damn good tailwind or on an Ebike.  

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  • Why can't I just flag my own segment, not activity, but segment?  My GPS has been acting up and freezes once in a while and I'm getting KOM as a result.  I don't want to flag my whole ride because some of the times are legit I'm trying to do the right thing.  I know I could email Strava but that could take some time and it should be simpler.  Is there a solution I'm not aware of?

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  • It is often the case with some impossible KOM’s that the rider isn’t even on the segment route if you take a look at their ride data. This should be a simple fix for Strava, I’m seriously considering cancelling my subscription over this issue

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  • Ding Lee, Why don’t you just crop your ride or use Fit File Tools.com to take out the bad segment?

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  • I would be nice if the listed a simple email address to have these bogus KOMs fixed.  I searched for a way to complain about one a few months ago and found a link or address. They quickly removed the bad KOM.  I found a few more recently and cannot remember how I posted. It takes too long to figure it out.  Many people are loading their bikes and driving home grabbing KOMs and QOMs.  Now with eBikes.....KOMs are becoming less valuable.  Generally a great social/service. Please develop some good algorithms or help us help you with a link to flag mistakes.

     

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  • Jim, I was aware I could crop from each end, but never cropped a segment in between. how will that affect the route or ride as a whole? as for the fit file, I'm not computer savvy like that. My point is, its my own file and I should simply have the option to flag it without flaggong the whole ride.

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  • Jerry - The quick way to deal with bogus KOMs is just to flag the ride.  Very easy to do from the desktop version of Strava.  Just open the activity from the leaderboard, click on the three little dots on the left and select "Flag".  Enter a quick description of why it is bogus and click the "flag" button.  It only take a minute or so to do.

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