Just learning how to use and understand results from my new Edge 500. So far the biggest surprise is the cadence graph.
It has more holes than swiss cheese. So the last couple of rides were spent paying close attention to reasons for the big dips in cadence. Seems I have lots of bad habits to correct. 1. taking a drink - virtually every time I reached for the mouthpiece/hose or bottle I would stop. 2. moving hands to new positions - more cadence dips. 3. rounding corners = dips. 4. frequently I just quit cranking and coasted. 5. shifting gears often resulted in cadence dips. In one fifteen minute/five mile period there were 16 cadence dips of twenty or more rpm.
Now, if I can just fix em all I should see an improvement in my average speed and endurance due to less time and energy spent getting back up to speed.