Due to popular demand for Strava and KOM's along with Strava's attempt to manage stravassholing they have apparently added new algorithms. Below is a snippet which apparently came from the CEO of Strava. Enjoy!
Problems also arise when KOM holders interact with other actual cyclists and get their shit handed to them on a plate, according to Horvath. “The cognitive dissonance that arises when you think you are the king of a mountain, but then on a group ride you are the last person up the mountain you’re supposedly king of, creates so much depression, self-doubt, anger, and disillusionment that our most committed members are letting their memberships lapse,” he explains.
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