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Web-Based Ride Tracking and Training Tools?
March 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm #94983
Hey everyone – I don’t have a watch or something mounted to my bike to track miles…I guess I could break down and get one (got recommendations?)…but what I use is MapMyRide.com to plan my route and know the mileage. I’m also interested in knowing if you got a good site for capturing rides like this against a training program.Got any recommendations?Thanks!
March 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm #95003
For an expensive toy, but worth the trouble, try the Garmin Edge 705 GPS w/ Heart Rate/Cadence/Data Card & Street Maps for somethign with all the bells and whistles. Or for a less intensive, but same tracking computer, see the Garmin Edge 500 GPS that has the tracker, but not the maps untill you download the data to your computer. For about $100 more you could go to the Garmin Edge 500 GPS Bundle w/ Heart Rate/Cadence, but you’d better spend your money getting a polar watch for the heart rate part.
For just a bike computer, I recommend the Cat Eye Strada Wireless Cyclocomputer which is simple to use and is very good quality. If you train in the winter, you could punch up to include the cadence sensor in the model up, but it isn’t worth it if you are just tooling around on the streets.
I use an older model Garmin and track my miles on the Garmin provided trainer software and website. It can also be uploaded to Map my Ride. The technology accurately tracks speed, distance, climb, timing, heart rate, calories burned and even knows my position. When i get home I jut overlay my route on the map provided in the software and trace when and where I pushed too hard or not enough. With the Training Center software, I download data to the PC and compare it against varying terrain, elevation and keep notes on the ride, weather, how I felt and training partners.
Hope this helps
April 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm #95001
just bought the Cats eye wireless device. pretty easy to set up, however on the first ride i must not have had it seated well and it flew off its mount during the ride. Amazingly, i remembered my last location of looking at it and was able to backtrack and find it all in one piece.
I rely on MapMyRide as well.
April 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm #94999
Welcome to the wonderful world of cycling and metrics. You’ll be obsessed in about a week. Next, you be trying to see how many miles you can rack up. Its a good thing though. LOL
April 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm #94997
April 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm #94995
April 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm #94993
Oh yeah…already there! What’s your average per week?
April 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm #94991
I’m doing about 70 now, but will increase to 100-150 per week starting in May. The century season opens up starting with the Six Pillars Century Mary Davie mentioned. I ride to work and will be doing a century or two each month. I’m also doing some of the GradFondos around the country. And riding the Tour of California routes 5, 6 and 8 this year. Lots of miles planned… planned I say.
August 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm #94989
I use my CatEye computer (very reasonably priced), Map My Ride, and an Excel Spreadsheet that I came up with to log my miles for all the different bikes I have.
August 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm #94987
Hi, Andy. I use MapMyRide, too, but I use the iPhone app,which works fairly well. The thing is the constant GPS usage eats up my battery. I got a Mophie Juice Pack Air to extend my battery life, but it reduced my reception. Does anyone have any suggestions for improving batter life on the iPhone without killing reception?
August 12, 2010 at 4:10 pm #94985
I’m going to try out a new App and mechanism called the iBike iDash. iBike Dash unites your iPhone 3G/3GS/4 or iPod Touch with the Phone Booth ™ and iBike ® app to create a truly transformational device.
The “smart” Phone Booth case houses patented electronics that interact with your iPhone or iPod Touch to send cycling signals to the iBike app. Through the iBike app that information is translated into an astounding display that completely reinvents the cycling experience.
All of the elements working together transform your iPhone or iPod Touch into the iBike Dash — the ultimate cycling computer, or the iBike Dash + Power ™ — the most amazing power meter you’ve ever experienced.
If anyone else gets this, please let us know how and if it works.
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