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February 17, 2009, 07:18 PM

Garmin unit is cool as hell. It's something I may seriously consider should I move up to Cat 3...2..1 and run the longer road races. What I like is you can download the map and get info on points so you could literally mark spots where climbs will begin/end...how far you are from the finish etc. Knowing the course goes a long way to winning a race.

You could get a CatEye computer for 30 to 40 dollars for the wired version which will give you the cadence/speed/distance...etc...etc...

Powermeters are nice but honestly, if you're not training to race I don't see why you'd need one although I could be wrong.

Saris is maybe once I pick up sponsors (provided I can get back to my old form ) but for now the iBike works pretty damn well and the comparisons are pretty solid if the time is taken to dial them in properly.


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February 17, 2009, 07:38 PM

I like my Specialized Elite. Only like 40 bones. Gives me speed, distance, cadence, temp, etc etc. It's even got a wheel size adjustment for my 29er. woot.


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February 17, 2009, 09:05 PM

[quote=donniecs;694030]What are everybody’s thoughts and opinions about cycling computers and or GPS? I've been looking around at some cycling computers and the Garmin Edge 705. [quote]

I have the Garmin 305.

Pros:
GPS
Altitude
Cadence
Excellent customer service

Cons:
Short battery life compared to every other bike comp
Locks up and you basically have to do a hard reboot to unlock it
-This may have been corrected, but I'll tell you ever person I know with the first gen 305 has this issue.

One of the features I like best is the altitude. I use it for training because a lot of the rides I train for have some major climbing. You'd be surprised how many of your buddies think that the hill they just did was twice as long and was a lot steeper than it really was so it helps to keep you honest. I track all my rides so I really like the details it provides so I put up with the constant charging and little bugaboos.
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Here it is, I picked it up on Friday. I still haven't had a chance to ride it yet as my shoes haven't come in yet. I'll be out of town for about 10 days so I figured I'd pick it up and get it out of their way. Once I get back into town (hopefully my shoes have come in), I'm going to head back down there and they are going to adjust and size everything for me. I'm just about ready to start racking up the miles!
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February 21, 2009, 06:32 PM

Excellent!


Make sure they do a proper fitting, it'll make all the difference in the world!


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Sweet Cannondale! I'm looking forward to some .net rides!


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Nice! I still need to go get fitted. I think it's close, but I really have no idea what I'm doing.
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Nice! I still need to go get fitted. I think it's close, but I really have no idea what I'm doing.
Be sure to take notes so you can make adjustments as you ride more.


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I am thinking about running this race:

http://www.bluewheel.com/events/jeffcup2009.htm

If you're not licensed, it's $10 to get a license plus entry which I is $35 and run Cat 5 (which is what I am running as well) 30mi shouldn't be too bad even if you're not in shape and trust me...I am not even at a base yet so I am running this for fun/fitness. You'll have to sign up for an account at bikereg.com (free) and then pre-register.


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I am thinking about running this race:

http://www.bluewheel.com/events/jeffcup2009.htm

If you're not licensed, it's $10 to run Cat 5 (which is what I am running as well) 30mi shouldn't be too bad even if you're not in shape and trust me...I am not even at a base yet so I am running this for fun/fitness.

Let me check my work schedule, but 90% in.



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Let me check my work schedule, but 90% in.
If we can get at least three...I'm pretty sure we can do something in this race.


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If we can get at least three...I'm pretty sure we can do something in this race.

Being new....we would basically just run a pace line, like, 30 secs then drop? Rinse, repeat?


Honest question. My only knowledge of this comes watching ProTour stuff..


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No work that day....IN.


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Be sure to take notes so you can make adjustments as you ride more.
Thanks! Good idea...didn't think about that.
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Being new....we would basically just run a pace line, like, 30 secs then drop? Rinse, repeat?


Honest question. My only knowledge of this comes watching ProTour stuff..
If we were in a break...the tactics honestly would be dictated by the race and the terrain. No worries...we just need to get the front right away and take it from there...I'd basically tell you what we need to do and depending on how either of us feels I'd be working for you or I'd have you do work for me. Races vary so much that tactics come into play as the race takes place unless...we're working for a particular rider. That's the 100000000000000000000000000 foot view though


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