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Old 05-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #28471
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Look in a mirror. If your'e fat, you didn't burn enough calories!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:50 AM   #28472
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The nice thing about the calorie numbers it it takes a a few actual numbers and consolidates them into one. You can them compare routes to give you the most calculated energy expenditure for a given time period.... If that is what you are after.

Aurelius: When the elevation on you unit varies it will effect the calculation (if it a GPS elevation it will vary, altimeter will not).
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #28473
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Look in a mirror. If your'e fat, you didn't burn enough calories!
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Cycling has helped me but I'll never be slim and that's just the way it is. That said, I can whup most of my buddies on bikes

I did 24@16.6 last night and I was ecstatic about it
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #28474
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Cycling has helped me but I'll never be slim and that's just the way it is.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:34 AM   #28475
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Cycling has helped me but I'll never be slim and that's just the way it is. That said, I can whup most of my buddies on bikes

I did 24@16.6 last night and I was ecstatic about it
I've learned to not turn sideways in front of the mirror!! I've got probably 25 pounds on my riding buddy, including his Madone 6 featherlight bike. He can leave me on climbs, but I make up for it on the flats... Good for you on your times. Oh, and Greg, how are you liking having to pedal?
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #28476
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Oh, and Greg, how are you liking having to pedal?
I notice hills where I could swear there weren't and the lightest breeze gets my attention too
but, other than that, it's plenty of fun
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #28477
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I notice hills where I could swear there weren't and the lightest breeze gets my attention too
but, other than that, it's plenty of fun

It doesn't get easier, but you go faster!! To make progress you've got to suffer!
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:51 AM   #28478
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The nice thing about the calorie numbers it it takes a a few actual numbers and consolidates them into one. You can them compare routes to give you the most calculated energy expenditure for a given time period.... If that is what you are after.

Aurelius: When the elevation on you unit varies it will effect the calculation (if it a GPS elevation it will vary, altimeter will not).
That's another one of my criticisms concerning Strava. After a ride, I always click on the 'Performance' tab to see fast or slow I went in certain sections. A green line represents the elevation changes for that particular segment. You would think that this line would look the same no matter who rode that particular segment, but it doesn't! There are in fact HUGE differences visible when comparing the shapes of the elevation curves. Some of them don't remotely resemble the section of road they're supposed to represent. I've mentioned this to other Strava users, but I've never heard an explanation for it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:53 AM   #28479
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I can whup most of my buddies on bikes

I did 24@16.6 last night and I was ecstatic about it
Sounds like dick waving to me.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #28480
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Sounds like dick waving to me.

That was just a little dick waving... Oh, sorry Kev!
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #28481
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Hey all,
I know this has been talked about, but I can't search three letters.

I am looking for a simple GPS for my bike. I primarily just want to track for later documenting.... Small is good.
I was thinking a Garmin edge 200

I don't have a smart phone.
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If all you want to do is track mileage and stuff, look for a forerunner series watch. More useful overall than a cycling computer.

If you want to add heart rate at a later date, stick with something in the Edge 500 series or the Bryton family The Edge 200 isn't compatible with anything. It is what it is: basic GPS-enabled cycling computer.

If you go surf slowtwitch, there was at least one Edge 500 for sale for lots off.

HTH
I am not sure if it was mentioned in the past 5 pages or so, but the Forerunners can sync with a Garmin heart rate monitor. I think I payed right at $200 for a package deal which included the Forerunner 405 and the HR monitor. That was two years ago though, now I bet you could find a better deal, or newer product, for this price or less. The HR monitor is very accurate, and I have never had the watch drop GPS signal while out riding in the woods.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:25 AM   #28482
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This is why I don't trust any of the KOM crap on Strava... I've seen drastic differences in 'distance ridden' after riding the same loop 2-3 times in one day. It's cool for tracking distance and getting inspired when you look back at how often and approx how far you've ridden, but that's about it.
That's the one discrepancy I have not seen. No matter how many times I ride a given trail, Strava always gives me exactly the same distance reading down to the tenth of a mile. On Soldiers Creek Trail, it's always 1.3 miles; on Snow Hill Trail, it's always 7.2 miles, on Twister trail it's always 3.3 miles, etc. It's the same distance even when I compare my uploads to those of other riders.

Where Strava gets it wrong is on tight, twisty mountain bike trails, especially where two different trails run close together. In conditions like that, it sometimes confuses one trail with another. I have on rare occasions gotten credit for segments I did not ride, while not getting credit for segments I did ride. I have also noticed that when taking shortcuts on a trail, Strava will still give me credit for having ridden every inch of it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:26 AM   #28483
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My ride report of the Texas Rando Stampede 1200 is available. Thanks!
Great ride!

Thanks for the write-up.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:55 AM   #28484
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Did someone call me



Cycling has helped me but I'll never be slim and that's just the way it is. That said, I can whup most of my buddies on bikes

I did 24@16.6 last night and I was ecstatic about it
Downhills are more fun for us "rounded for speed" shaped guys....more mass=more downward velocity......LOL
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #28485
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Thanks bud. One small correction: it was 1200-km or 750 miles. Can't take credit for 1200 miles!
750? That's it? Well, that changes everything....

Actually, I can't even comprehend that kind of distance.
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