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Old 07-06-2012, 09:09 AM   #24316
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I just put this package together for the wife's 4S with Otterbox Defender case, I'll update when it arrives.

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Old 07-06-2012, 09:10 AM   #24317
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Has anybody got any experience with the wahoo units for the iphone? It's getting *wildly* divergent reviews on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Wahoo-Fitness-...=wahoo+fitness

No experience with the Wahoo, but I use the iBike power meter and have had great success with it over the years. I'm now using their iAero power meter but will most likely switch to the iDash system when my phone contract expires in October. Prices seem close to what the wahoo setup goes for with a few upgraded options depending on what you are looking to get out of it.

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Old 07-06-2012, 09:43 AM   #24318
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Honestly, my ambitions are pretty modest. My mileage is getting up there - I can knock out 50 miles without *too* much trouble, and I'm aiming towards knocking out my first couple of centuries later in the fall. But I'm not 'really' a cyclist.

I'm a triathlete DON'T HIT ME!

The point of all this being is that I'm not sure I'm ready for a power meter - I'm not sure that this cat-6 fred-class racer is ready for that kind of data. I wouldn't know what to do with it. The only thing that motivates me towards a power meter is that every cycling workout I read starts out with, 'Turn on your power meter and...'


I've had pretty good success just doing intervals, so far. I haven't felt the need to measure my power. But cadence would be nice.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:50 AM   #24319
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #24320
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Honestly, my ambitions are pretty modest. My mileage is getting up there - I can knock out 50 miles without *too* much trouble, and I'm aiming towards knocking out my first couple of centuries later in the fall. But I'm not 'really' a cyclist.

I'm a triathlete DON'T HIT ME!

The point of all this being is that I'm not sure I'm ready for a power meter - I'm not sure that this cat-6 fred-class racer is ready for that kind of data. I wouldn't know what to do with it. The only thing that motivates me towards a power meter is that every cycling workout I read starts out with, 'Turn on your power meter and...'


I've had pretty good success just doing intervals, so far. I haven't felt the need to measure my power. But cadence would be nice.

They can be overwhelming and much of it is unnecessary if you're not competing regularly. I've used one just due to the fact that my coach trains me with it and my heart rate zones. (although I typically train using HR, rather than power numbers) Still, just offered it as an alternative than the wahoo.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:56 AM   #24321
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Has anybody got any experience with the wahoo units for the iphone? It's getting *wildly* divergent reviews on Amazon.
I recently got the Wahoo HRM strap and their ANT adapter for the iPhone. So far I'm happy with it -- I've been using Runkeeper to log runs and rides, and just wanted to add heart rate data. The Wahoo does that just fine.

Can't comment on the full-boat speed / cadence / case stuff or their own software. My phone doesn't have the battery life or GPS reliability for me to want to move away from the eTrex + CatEye combo I use for that stuff now.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #24322
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They can be overwhelming and much of it is unnecessary if you're not competing regularly. I've used one just due to the fact that my coach trains me with it and my heart rate zones. (although I typically train using HR, rather than power numbers) Still, just offered it as an alternative than the wahoo.
Now HR data I can use...

Oznerol, thanks for the review!
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #24323
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I just got the Garmin 500 Bundle with the GSC-10 Cadence and Speed sensor. I have, but haven't used, the HR monitor. I read on the Garmin forums that the GSC-10 unit fails often, and that the unit of choice to replace it is the Wahoo. So if my Garmin unit bites it, I'll try the Wahoo.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #24324
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I just got the Garmin 500 Bundle with the GSC-10 Cadence and Speed sensor. I have, but haven't used, the HR monitor. I read on the Garmin forums that the GSC-10 unit fails often, and that the unit of choice to replace it is the Wahoo. So if my Garmin unit bites it, I'll try the Wahoo.
My first one on my 305 from 2006 used to be a bit hit amd miss but since buying the 500 bundle a few months back it hasn't missed a beat.

Even with my bike looking like this.

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Old 07-06-2012, 03:57 PM   #24325
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I got a used 305 with a bike I bought and I had a 705 that I bought new.
Neither have ever skipped a beat unless you consider having to rescan for HR or cadence skipping a beat.
They both work great.
I'd Love the data of a power meter because I'm a geek.
It would be useless at my current level of fitness unless showing myself how pathetic I am would be useful that is.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:22 AM   #24326
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Honestly, my ambitions are pretty modest. My mileage is getting up there - I can knock out 50 miles without *too* much trouble, and I'm aiming towards knocking out my first couple of centuries later in the fall. But I'm not 'really' a cyclist.

I'm a triathlete DON'T HIT ME!

The point of all this being is that I'm not sure I'm ready for a power meter - I'm not sure that this cat-6 fred-class racer is ready for that kind of data. I wouldn't know what to do with it. The only thing that motivates me towards a power meter is that every cycling workout I read starts out with, 'Turn on your power meter and...'


I've had pretty good success just doing intervals, so far. I haven't felt the need to measure my power. But cadence would be nice.
You surf slowtwitch and dcrainmaker?

It went from too stinkin hot to too stinkin wet to ride in the space of 12hrs.

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:18 AM   #24327
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:17 AM   #24328
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Thumbs down A trail too far...

On Sunday I went back to Santos with my friend Dave, a much more skilled rider than I. Fresh from my victory over the Sink Hole trail, I thought I'd test my skills on the John Brown trail. Big mistake! Sink Hole was difficult, but John Brown is a killer. The steep climbs and descents aren't just much harder, but downright dangerous. Not wanting to add yet another broken bone to my already impressive collection, I decided to walk the most treacherous portions. Even that was made difficult due to the fact that I'd twisted my ankle early on in some rocks. My StumpJumper 26er wasn't cooperating either. Despite all my efforts to weight the front end, it would wheelie uncontrollably on almost every steep climb. I can't recall ever being as glad to arrive at the end of a trail. IF I ever try this trail again -- and I'm not saying I will -- it will be on my Trek 29er.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:20 AM   #24329
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On Sunday I went back to Santos with my friend Dave, a much more skilled rider than I. Fresh from my victory over the Sink Hole trail, I thought I'd test my skills on the John Brown trail. Big mistake! Sink Hole was difficult, but John Brown is a killer. The steep climbs and descents aren't just much harder, but downright dangerous. Not wanting to add yet another broken bone to my already impressive collection, I decided to walk the most treacherous portions. Even that was made difficult due to the fact that I'd twisted my ankle early on in some rocks. My StumpJumper 26er wasn't cooperating either. Despite all my efforts to weight the front end, it would wheelie uncontrollably on almost every steep climb. I can't recall ever being as glad to arrive at the end of a trail. IF I ever try this trail again -- and I'm not saying I will -- it will be on my Trek 29er.
Is John Brown the one with the park bench at the top? If so, I hate those off-camber sections on the cliff side... always picking my line carefully so I don't go too far to the right. Almost did a downhill free ride after my riding buddy decided to change his line mid trail and paused for a few seconds.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:32 AM   #24330
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Is John Brown the one with the park bench at the top? If so, I hate those off-camber sections on the cliff side... always picking my line carefully so I don't go too far to the right. Almost did a downhill free ride after my riding buddy decided to change his line mid trail and paused for a few seconds.
I don't recall seeing a park bench on John Brown itself, but there is a bench off to the side of the 'Blue Hiway' entrance, where a number of trails meet. Here's a video someone else shot of John Brown. I watched a bunch of these to get an idea of what the trail was like before risking it, but as in every other case, the trail is MUCH worse in reality than the videos convey:



Ooops, there is a bench visible in the last few frames. I was probably too busy fighting off mosquitoes to notice it.
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