Get up to speed on the issue of the death of former avid Strava user Kim Flint right here:
That was about two years back.
Was that segment “dangerous?”
No matter, it came back, as you can see here:
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Now, it’s flagged for being dangerous (what, just yesterday?), but not before tons of people attempted to beat Kim Flynt’s time, to become “King of the Mountain” (KOM) once again.
Here are the deets from a Reader Just Like You, Brandon:
“BTW, speaking of Strava and the cyclist who died in Berkeley in 2010 trying to reclaim his recently eclipsed “KOM” on the South Park Drive descent in Berkeley’s Tilden Park, the same segment has now reappeared on Strava again:
The full descent segment was flagged after Kim Flynt’s death, but a Strava user has redrawn the segment now starting it a little below the top and ending it enough before the bottom to get around the software blocking the segment.
Note that Kim Flynt’s once “record” descent is now all the way down in 7 way tie for 16th place:
16 Kim Flint
Jun 06, 2010
66.4km/h 152bpm 300W – 1:56
And the fastest time was set just a few days ago now:
May 20, 2012
72.6km/h 168bpm 155W – 1:46
That’s over 45 mph avg (with a max. of 54 mph)!”
What’s the speed limit there, 30 MPH?
Does Strava encourage speeding? For example, how fast was Strava fan and cyclist Chris Bucchere going down Castro before hit collided with pedestrian Sutchi Hui? (Has there been a measurement done from the video yet?) Shouldn’t Strava ban segments with speeding in them?
Strava wants new customers, Strava wants to make money, right? This is how they do it, they let riders do what the riders want and then when the media focuses on a particularly dangerous segment, it all of a sudden gets flagged and goes down the memory hole.
Is that how you roll, Strava?
Tags: 2012, bay area, Berkeley, berkeleyside, bikes, california, Chris Bucchere, cyclsits, dead, death, Descent, Kim Flint, kim flynt, orinda, San Francisco, South Park Drive, SouthParkDrive Descent, strava, Sutchi Hui, Tim Medina