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Mr Head 06-09-2012 09:07 PM

I've used mine for more than 4 hours on my iPhone. I shut everything but Strava and the phone down though. Only the Strava GPS running.
The Garmin battery should last longer form what I've seen from some friends.

I've used mine in Seattle area and here in Orange County with no issues. My Droid would chew the battery quick with roaming on, GPS and a few more apps running.
Big trees will block GPS and not much can be done about that. I've had my 2610 blocked in the Redwoods and even in Washington in the mountains.
From Today:
<iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/runs/10442720/embed/5c139494f48b29f01d268f19638c64621b575d59'></iframe>

Along this route I have good coverage and no big thick trees, (Orange County).
I even switched from RunKeeper to Strava run because the GPS is better on Strava than RunKeeper.
I put my phone in a sandwich sized freezer ziplock bag in my middle back pocket. I don't listen to music when I ride since I don't hear very well, I need all the advantage I can to know when people want me to move or tell me where they are. I can't hear people behind me unless they are on a Harley.

There is a HR monitor available for the iPhone. No idea about the Droid.
See the aboe workout and maybe that allows you to see my other data. I have no idea on that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by strongmendieyoung (Post 18874629)
Been thinking of using the Strava app. The altimeter on my Edge 305 took a shit a few weeks ago, and I have had no luck getting it repaired, other than forking over $100 to garmin to have them repair an outdated piece of equipment, no thanks.:deal

Questions for those that use the Strava app:

Does it kill the battery in short order? (my rides are usually 4 hours or less)

Does spotty coverage affect data collection/current stats?

Is it HR capable? Maybe more of a phone specific question, I have a Droid Razr.

How do you mount your phone? I've been looking at this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...NGDD8VD2Q0Z6R1

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...4L._SS400_.jpg


mud 06-09-2012 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2whl-hoop (Post 18875409)
I looked at trailers too, but I decided they looked too confined. If I were doing


day long rides, I'd probably go with a trailer but otherwise the seats are great.

All day????
Wait until you can do this.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...37225828_o.jpg
Out for a ride today in the beautiful heat!

Gaston Gagne 06-10-2012 04:11 AM

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motor...P6090346-L.jpg


Back in action!

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motor...P6090349-L.jpg


http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motor...P6090348-L.jpg

Blur 06-10-2012 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mud (Post 18876199)

Very Cool!! :clap


Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaston Gagne (Post 18877270)


Where is this? :ear

cozza123 06-10-2012 04:38 AM

This is my ride
$1700 spent so far

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v.../Photo0325.jpg

Gaston Gagne 06-10-2012 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blur (Post 18877292)



Where is this? :ear

Kerr Scott Reservoir, Warrior Creek Trail in Wilkes County, NC. Awesome trail system that gets better every time I go there.

Blur 06-10-2012 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaston Gagne (Post 18877427)
Kerr Scott Reservoir, Warrior Creek Trail in Wilkes County, NC. Awesome trail system that gets better every time I go there.

Thanks - I've heard a lot of great things about Warrior Creek.

2whl-hoop 06-10-2012 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mud (Post 18876199)
All day????
Wait until you can do this.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...37225828_o.jpg
Out for a ride today in the beautiful heat!

I used a Trail-a-bike with my older boy, he's 22 now, so it's been awhile...my Mom and Dad still have it, and a tandem...:D

Lewy 06-11-2012 04:30 AM

A very wet public holiday 60km ride today.

<iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/runs/10556745/embed/c992548feeccf8236b7521041cc8e7dd2ae618fd'></iframe>

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2.../GOPR9182h.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2.../GOPR8554h.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2.../GOPR8058j.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2.../GOPR0126g.jpg

zippy 06-11-2012 07:05 AM

35 miles on the Withlacoochie rail trail yesterday. First time in a long time my legs left me 1/2 way through. Was a good ride with two friends all the same. Really nice trail 46 miles one way. Maybe should've road the Pistola instead of the Fargo .?

Aurelius 06-11-2012 07:58 AM

29er vs 26er
 
It has been raining nearly non-stop for a solid week here, so when the weather let up on Sunday, I headed up to the trails at Santos with my usual riding buddy, Dave aboard his Specialized Stumpjumper. This time I took my 29er just for a change of pace, and to test a claim frequently made by 29er advocates that its larger diameter wheels result in less rolling resistance than 26" diameter wheels. To test this theory, we took both bikes to the top of a hill in the Freeride area from which I coasted down to the bottom and marked the spot where each bike stopped rolling. I had assumed that differences in tread pattern and tire width between the two bikes might contaminate the results, but curiously both the 29er and 26er rolled to a stop in almost the identical spot. We repeated the test, this time with Dave aboard, and the results were exactly the same as before. :scratch The only conclusion I can come to is that while elementary geometry guarantees that a larger diameter wheel will in fact roll over things more easily than a smaller wheel, in reality the difference between a 29" wheel and a 26" wheel are too small to observe.

One additional thing I noticed. While I prefer my 26er for general trail riding duties, the gearing on my 29er is closer together, so that gear changes while pedaling hard feel much smoother. The 29er also has one gear (not sure which one) which is more 'flexible' than any gear on my 26er. With it, I can pedal through both slow and fast sections of the trail without having to shift gears at all. On these same sections of trail, I would have to use three different gears to maintain the proper cadence on the 26er.

Gummee! 06-11-2012 12:51 PM

Fixin to go mtn biking here in about an hour.

:ricky

Gotta keep my 'dirt chops' up for cyclocross season!

M

Gummee! 06-11-2012 12:57 PM

Because I know this guy:

Joe D wins the stage at the 'baby giro' today.

Video in Italian, but you can see Joe D coming across the line in the stars and stripes of the natl team.

:thumb

M

Lewy 06-11-2012 01:52 PM

Video of yesterdays ride

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nqPA-FUEH5o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

ducnut 06-11-2012 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zippy (Post 18885021)
35 miles on the Withlacoochie rail trail yesterday. First time in a long time my legs left me 1/2 way through. Was a good ride with two friends all the same. Really nice trail 46 miles one way.

Rode it down and back, starting in Dunnellon. Ended up at 102mi. Pavarotti's Pizza, in town, is excellent and worth the effort to stop in.


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