We all love to capture a Strava King of the Mountain segment. They're fun, and they say something about our fitness level. But that should be the end of it.
Risking limbs, or worse, should never be a part of the KOM discussion.
My last two posts (My First KOM, Earned the Hard Way, Gibson's Attempt at Danger Pass) have hopefully illustrated the futility of getting KOMs. If not, then read this account of a friend of mine who went down hard trying to take a dangerous KOM.
Edit (thanks Fred): Firstly, KOMs don't belong on public use bike/run trails. Ever.
That's hopefully the last I have to say about KOMs-Gone-Bad.
Oh and by the way, KOMs are really worth nothing.
There, I said it.