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    Asking for a friend.

    So if someone takes your QOM by a healthy margin and even obliterates the KOM, but the ride doesn't otherwise look funny, what to do? This person halved the KOM going just much faster than anyone else. It's not at quite the end of the ride and this ride wasn't otherwise epic for this person, nor is this person otherwise epic.

    Is this something to flag? Berate them on social media? Ask them what they are using? Get over one's self? Buy a new jersey and hope that makes you go faster? Donuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford10 View Post
    Buy a new jersey and hope that makes you go faster?
    Close. The solution is to buy a more expensive bike, then replace most of the stock parts on that new bike with even "faster" components. It's the only way to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford10 View Post
    Asking for a friend.

    So if someone takes your QOM by a healthy margin and even obliterates the KOM, but the ride doesn't otherwise look funny, what to do? This person halved the KOM going just much faster than anyone else. It's not at quite the end of the ride and this ride wasn't otherwise epic for this person, nor is this person otherwise epic.

    Is this something to flag? Berate them on social media? Ask them what they are using? Get over one's self? Buy a new jersey and hope that makes you go faster? Donuts?
    Donuts. Definitely donuts. Donuts are the answer to every question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford10 View Post
    It's not at quite the end of the ride and this ride wasn't otherwise epic for this person, nor is this person otherwise epic.
    Done that... non-epic ride, load bike into car, instant KOM to home. If you point it out in an obviously tongue-in-cheek sort of way to the new record holder, she can edit the ride, split it and keep the part that she actually rode.

    Otherwise there's no hope of catching up so... Donuts.

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    If the ride looks possible, but unlikely, just comment to ask them about it. But if they're doing something like averaging 35mph over some extended distance, then just flag it. If the ride is legit they'll contest it to have it unflagged.

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    Can you pass along the link for analysis? I frequently have to flag people's files who either get in a car, or have a GPS error, so I'm pretty good at picking out what looks legit and what doesn't. Check for multiple, fast accelerations at stop lights. 0-30 over and over again can be an indicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    Can you pass along the link for analysis? I frequently have to flag people's files who either get in a car, or have a GPS error, so I'm pretty good at picking out what looks legit and what doesn't. Check for multiple, fast accelerations at stop lights. 0-30 over and over again can be an indicator.

    Here's the QOM ride. Marshall MacArthur climb in Vienna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford10 View Post
    Here's the QOM ride. Marshall MacArthur climb in Vienna.
    That's 100% mechanical doping.

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    Damn, wish I could go 25+mph up a 10% grade

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    I've never gone that fast up that climb, despite having ridden that segment exactly 410 times to date. I'll try again today.

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