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Tomorrow The Season Begins

Spent the morning working on the old house and it is finally getting near done.  New flooring, drywall and paint make a huge difference.  Carpeting should be installed in week or so and then we are done until Summer when we paint the outside.

In the meantime there are still piles of snow everywhere but Spring is in the air.  I’ve missed the first two rides of the Silver Wheels Cycling Club due to the house, The Chili Weiner Ride and the Pi Ride.  With the house done there is no excuse not to be on the bike. Tomorrow the high is 65°F and once I’m on the bike I’ll try to do it as often as possible.


It says it will be 47ºF today but as of right now it is 39ºF and feels much colder.  I’ll ride tomorrow and as many days as I can after that.  From the looks of it there is no rain in the forecast, that is good.

Forgot to mention.  I took the Garmin in my car as a test.  I took it out to Chatham where I had a poker tournament.  It said that the elevation there was 450 higher than my house.  That would explain the Ride to Chatham post.


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Posted by on March 15, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Got My Garmin

Just two days after ordering my Garmin 500 from Bike Nashbar it came via UPS and then the USPS.  I’m surprised it came so fast as it said that with free shipping it would take 7-10 days.  They used SurePost to save money.  SurePost ships via UPS and UPS delivers to the local post office who delivers it to the address.  Interesting partnership.  As a retired UPS guy it would have been nice for me to drop off my stuff at the post office.

I played around a bit to configure the data screens.  So far I’m impressed. It found the GPS signal in the house quite easily and seems easy to use.  Putting it on the bike is a snap as all it takes is putting the bands around the bar and hooking them to the bike mount.  Took less than a minute.

If all goes well this year I may get a Heart Rate Monitor and cadence sensor as the Garmin picks these up. Hopefully I will be able to get on the bike tomorrow for a quick ride.  I’ll be hanging drywall all day today.


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Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Uncategorized



Garmin 500

Twenty-Fifteen is my year to get serious about cycling (and all of my other interests).   Last year I used my iPhone 5s to record my rides and it worked well until the phone up and diedGarmin-Edge-500-Neutral on my longest ride of the year.  I lost the data and I was far from home with no phone.

I’ve been thinking of getting a Garmin for a while but couldn’t decide which model.  I didn’t need turn by turn and the price difference between the 500 and the 510 seemed excessive so I ordered the Garmin 500 from Bike Nashbar.  With a coupon code it was only $153.35 with free shipping.  It should be here in a week.  If I can get any riding in I’ll log it with my iPhone and upload to Strava, DailyMile and all the others.

I think this is going to be a great year.



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Posted by on March 11, 2015 in Uncategorized


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