Did Strava Website Have a Role in Cycling Accident?
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
Recently, Californian bicyclist Kim Flint was killed when hit by a car while racing down a steep decline in his home town of Oakland. At the time of the bicycling accident, Flint was trying to reclaim his title of "KOM" or "King of the Mountain" for the fastest recorded cyclist speed among his peers that had uploaded their speeds at virtual cycling club, Strava. In a New York Times article, some of Flint's friends opined that the competition fostered by Strava played a large part in Flint's decision to take that risky ride that led to his death; apparently, the responding police department echoed those sentiments.