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    Bike maths!

    How do you guys keep track of your stats?

    After every ride, I log my distance, ride time, and average mph., then erase distance and ride time for my next ride. I used to let my average mph. roll over, but recently I've been erasing that... for a per-ride average. I also log which route I took (so I have an idea of how far I should have gone), and more recently, the temp and humidity.

    So my questions are: do you use a stopwatch or do you only count the time that you're actually moving ("ride time" on my Sigma 1106)? Do you gauge your continuous mph average or just the per-ride mph averages? What else do you record?

    Okay, so it's a bit of a misleading topic. There's no actual math here...

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    Well, I just log my last mileage for my next start. Time is door to door.
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    On my comp the average mph and trip distance are linked, so when you clear one the other is cleared. I can separately clear my max mph.

    I use the average mph as recorded on the bike comp. Unless of course I forget to put it on, in which case I estimate my average, get the miles from a mapping site, and compute ride time from the distance and avg. speed.

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    OT scraps (yes, already):

    - This is the first time in over two years I have weighed ~245. I can't wait until I see it say 230-something. It'll be like Christmas!

    - Tom, that video on your thread was awesome! I think you might be starting a trend. How much was the whole setup (camera, mount, etc.)?

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    When I upload the data from my Garmin into my PC, it auto clears the ride data for the next ride and stores it in a grouping so I can see my ride data in a per ride, daily, weekly or lifetime ride range. I start as I leave my driveway and stop when I pull back up. I also store my data in a spreadsheet from when I first started riding before I got my Garmin. I also use bike journal.
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    I made a spreadsheet: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...hl=en_US&pli=1

    I have my goals in there for the next few weeks, then just put in the actual miles and time as I go.
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    Ok, I'll admit this is overkill, but I haven't found a good system I like yet, so I wind up doing all this...

    Every ride:
    - Dowload the garmin 305 data to Training Center, Sporttracks, and Motionbased.
    - Manually enter the data into Bikejournal which I use as my "official" data source.

    Once a week:
    - copy data from bikejournal into the spinner miles thread

    Every 4 weeks:
    - export data from bikejournal and upload into excel spreadsheet for graphing.

    You might say I'm a numbers dork, you wouldn't be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OuroborosChoked View Post
    OT scraps (yes, already):

    - This is the first time in over two years I have weighed ~245. I can't wait until I see it say 230-something. It'll be like Christmas!

    - Tom, that video on your thread was awesome! I think you might be starting a trend. How much was the whole setup (camera, mount, etc.)?
    The mount is a $2.99 tabletop tripod tied down to the stem and the Camera is a Samsung Digimax S800, cost about $250.00 including a 2gig SD card.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Distance and average speed from the bike computer. I put these in a spreadsheet. Tracking average speed helps me determine if I'm improving, in a slump, or whatever. I also copy the distance to a page in the spreadsheet that allows me to track distance per week. This helps ensure I'm not increasing distance too quickly. That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OuroborosChoked View Post
    How do you guys keep track of your stats?

    After every ride, I log my distance, ride time, and average mph., then erase distance and ride time for my next ride. I used to let my average mph. roll over, but recently I've been erasing that... for a per-ride average. I also log which route I took (so I have an idea of how far I should have gone), and more recently, the temp and humidity.

    So my questions are: do you use a stopwatch or do you only count the time that you're actually moving ("ride time" on my Sigma 1106)? Do you gauge your continuous mph average or just the per-ride mph averages? What else do you record?

    Okay, so it's a bit of a misleading topic. There's no actual math here...
    Each day, once I know I will not be riding more, I copy the distance and time from the bike computer to a spread sheet, there is both a weekly and a monthly summary sheet that grabs numbers off the daily sheet.
    Not sure what I will do at the end of the year, whether I will copy the sheet and reset it for 2008, or whether I will add to the current sheet or write something else.

    It would be nice to have a year over year comparison, at least at a monthly level, but I can key the few numbers needed into a new sheet. I may write a small data collection program and then use some other programs to do the reporting though, I'm an old computer geek, and I still like to goof around sometimes......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    Each day, once I know I will not be riding more, I copy the distance and time from the bike computer to a spread sheet, there is both a weekly and a monthly summary sheet that grabs numbers off the daily sheet.
    Not sure what I will do at the end of the year, whether I will copy the sheet and reset it for 2008, or whether I will add to the current sheet or write something else.

    It would be nice to have a year over year comparison, at least at a monthly level, but I can key the few numbers needed into a new sheet. I may write a small data collection program and then use some other programs to do the reporting though, I'm an old computer geek, and I still like to goof around sometimes......
    End of the year, I can shoot you a trends graph and datasheet if you want.
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