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Does anyone know how to get invalid segment times removed from Strava leader boards?

There is a new single track segment that is close to a road. Three old times from old road rides, the top three, are showing up on the newly created segment. It is interesting that only three times are because I'm sure that the road segment has over a thousand times on it.

This is of course a first world problem but it would be nice to get that new segment cleaned up. Those three riders didn't do anything wrong. They didn't cheat to get those times. It's just a glitch.

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There's not really much you can do, I think.  Basically to get them removed off it you'd need to flag their ride, and they can just go in and say it's valid, because it is.  It's just close enough to the other track to pick up.  

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I posted about a similar problem a while back. I was looking at the Spyglass entrance of the BCGB and saw that someone had averaged >50 miles per hour up that trail. Wait a minute!!!! I don't believe somebody did that in a race car, much less on a bike. Then you look at the track and find that they DROVE by the trail on Spyglass with their GPS on. Strava gave them credit for that speed on the trail even though their track was perpendicular to the trail.

Repeat after me - 

ALL HAIL STRAVA!!!

STRAVA!

STRAVA!

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Change the segment so that it can be differentiated by the software from the other segment. How long is the segment? Maybe it's too short and to close to the other path.

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The new segment is exactly one mile long. 

The strange thing is, and why there might be a way to remove the three wrong rides, is that only those three rides are being picked up. It would make sense if all 1500 of the rides were. Then it would be easy to say, "oops, the single track is too close to the road, and it won't be unique enough." But just those three. And I don't think those three times are super fast for that road segment. Pretty sure they are not in that segments top three. And they are all old times. One from 2011 for example.

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Ive driven home a few times forgetting to end my Strava session and got a few KOM’s in my car. Spent 5 minutes trying to figure out how to remove those segments and didn’t seem possible so I just let it be. 

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7 minutes ago, radiantm3 said:

Ive driven home a few times forgetting to end my Strava session and got a few KOM’s in my car. Spent 5 minutes trying to figure out how to remove those segments and didn’t seem possible so I just let it be. 

There's an option to crop your ride. Click on the wrench, then crop.

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4 minutes ago, schoolie said:

There's an option to crop your ride. Click on the wrench, then crop.

Well just looked everywhere and no wrench for me. Maybe you need to be a paid member or something. 

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1 hour ago, radiantm3 said:

Well just looked everywhere and no wrench for me. Maybe you need to be a paid member or something. 

Ah, my bad. It's not a wrench, it's three dots, and only in the web version, not mobileScreenshot_20190801-210048.thumb.png.71af53bc0c45821ae01f4da4792eac65.png:

 

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17 hours ago, radiantm3 said:

Ive driven home a few times forgetting to end my Strava session and got a few KOM’s in my car. Spent 5 minutes trying to figure out how to remove those segments and didn’t seem possible so I just let it be. 

Usually your ride will get flagged pretty quickly when that happens, since whoever you beat on the KOM will get an email notification that they've been beat.

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Just an update. The top three "false" times have now disappeared. It must have done what I was hoping it would do, to recognize the new segment as different from those three from years past. 

All is right in the world. 

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