bill_schubert

The other thing that doesn't work on my bike now is the computer, the thing that tracks miles and speed and all the rest.  I was going to get a new one but decided to go a different way and downloaded a biking application instead.  One of the advantages is I can pay for it with Google rewards funny money.  Huge advantage.  It gives me a ton of info, the kind of stuff I would have really cared about when I was trying to get better and stronger on the bike.  Now I just want to slow the downward spiral and keep track.   Too much info in general but it is pretty amazing.  This is just one screen I was able to get onto my PC:

It was a five or so mile trail.  Green line is elevation.  Fairly flat trail.  Blue is speed.
It was a five or so mile trail. Green line is elevation. Fairly flat trail. Blue is speed.

All weather and mapping is tracked in real time, of course.  And pages of stats.  If I wore a watch I could have NASA level data recorded for posterity.  This was my trail bike.  Next will be my road bike but a day of rest first.

My hydration worked well.  I'm not thrilled with the way the tube ends where I get the water.  It is not a great execution of design.  It requires me to bite pretty hard on the rubber mouthpiece to get water.  But maybe I can whine a little and get a refit with something newer.  It was nice to have all the water I wanted and I did feel better at the end of the ride.  For this one I drank about 2 and a half liters and sweated most of it out.

Where did all the people come from today?  The walk with Zoe had about twice as many people and the trail was full of them with kids and dogs.  Don't these people work?  I'm ready for school to start and get these urchins off my trail.

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