Paris-Brest-Paris 2015, Garmin 510, How Best to Capture a Single 60 Hour Ride?
I rode PBP 2011 with an iPhone 4 and multiple Mophie juice packs. This was in the early days of Strava, and I was trying to be ambitious and epic and get a huge single effort (albeit with naps) ride recorded.
However, my ambition was beyond my logistical planning, and I only ended up with 650km recorded before I had a dead iPhone and seven dead Mophies. The single proprietary USB cable (the old Mophies did not have the USB flap, just a unique plug interface) I used to charge the Mophies while resting also fell out of my jersey during a feeding, and so my dreams of the big effort being recorded died there along with the batteries. I'd prefer to not have to use the iPhone again as I had to jump through hoops with my cell provider to suspend a contract, then get a temporary contract with SFR in France, pay extra fees, etc.
Next year I hope to use my Garmin 510 on the ride. But I have no toys that allow for continual recording over huge rides. What is the easiest, lightest option out there? Cost isn't an issue for me as this will be a Christmas gift from my wife. :)
I'd like to break 60 hours this year and have indisputable evidence to that end. The "PBP Day 1, Part 1...PBP Day 2, Part 2..." Strava activity charting method would be heinous and is really out of the question. First world problem, for sure, but...any suggestions?
Using Garmin 510 on long rides
I have successfully used my 510 on my 600km ride combined with either charging or plugging in a power bank. When the battery gets low (after about 17 hours), simply press press the right button on the 510. Do NOT Discard or Save the ride. Then switch your 510 off. Plug it into a charger or power bank. Once you want to continue recording your ride, just switch the 510 on again. Once back on, press the right button again and your 510 will continue recording the ride.
I've purchased a 10 000maH power bank that can charge my mobile and 510.
Originally Posted by Campagnono