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Old 09-17-13, 07:50 PM   #1
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I messed around with the way my Garmin 500 measures distance, from auto setting to manual set the wheel size. After a few rides, I thought I changed it back to auto, thought! A few of my rides came up a little shorter than I remembered, so tonight I looked at the setting, it was still at manual but had the wrong measurement. That explains why my avg speed was also down a little, and I thought I was losing my fitness! I always shoot for 3000 miles in a season, this will set me back a ride or two to hit that goal. I wonder how long it has been incorrect? Doesn't matter, just keep riding....
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I try not to pay too much attention to the minute details of what my Garmin reports. I've never changed the settings; yet, it seldom reports the same mileage on routes that I've ridden hundreds of times. I think of the data it creates as an "overview" of the rides.
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Kidding, Dan - but how much difference do you think there was? I'd be surprised if it is more than a percent or two..?
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Kidding, Dan - but how much difference do you think there was? I'd be surprised if it is more than a percent or two..?
It seems to be a mile or so on a 25 mile route I compared. When I ride with my neighbor last week we had different mileage when we finished our ride. That is the first time I thought something was amiss. Then after Mondays ride I compared it to a previous time riding it. My Garmin was set at 2000, should have been 2096 for wheel. That puts it at about 5%.
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It seems to be a mile or so on a 25 mile route I compared. When I ride with my neighbor last week we had different mileage when we finished our ride. That is the first time I thought something was amiss. Then after Mondays ride I compared it to a previous time riding it. My Garmin was set at 2000, should have been 2096 for wheel. That puts it at about 5%.
I switched to manual settings on my Garmin because the auto setting was not correct.
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Thursdays ride with the wheel size set correctly matched the distance of the same ride done previously. I wonder how long I had the wrong setting for the wheel size!
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