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Old 04-11-10, 08:33 PM   #76
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Group ride. Blown legs from yesterday.

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Went out this afternoon before heading to work to get some easier miles in. Wanted to keep my HR a little lower than my previous ride and I did but not as low as I wanted. Wind wasn't nearly as bad today. Saw one guy sitting in a Mustang with the airbag deployed. Car was smashed up against a tree off the side of the road. A bunch of people were stopped to help so I kept going. Other than that, an uneventful ride. Glad I wasn't in that spot when the guy ran off the road.

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Old 04-12-10, 01:47 AM   #78
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Yesterdays group ride.
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And for something on the other end of the world...

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Old 04-12-10, 06:11 AM   #80
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Nice. I'd love to see some pictures. Looks like a killer ride.
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Nice. I'd love to see some pictures. Looks like a killer ride.
Did not take any photos on this ride. My prior attempt (which I ended up at 120km in the support car) however is here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...2&l=778bfd7060
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So when you look at other people's ride data, what are the first things you look at? For me, I look at distance, elevation gain, and avg speed and base whether I could hang with that person on a rough estimate of how that compares to my data. I can't be the only one looking at it and thinking the same thing...
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Commute to work today, one way.

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So when you look at other people's ride data, what are the first things you look at? For me, I look at distance, elevation gain, and avg speed and base whether I could hang with that person on a rough estimate of how that compares to my data. I can't be the only one looking at it and thinking the same thing...
Yeah. This is such a great thread. Don't think I could even hang on UMD's wheel.... sniff...
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So when you look at other people's ride data, what are the first things you look at? For me, I look at distance, elevation gain, and avg speed and base whether I could hang with that person on a rough estimate of how that compares to my data. I can't be the only one looking at it and thinking the same thing...
I start with the map, then I just scan down the page top to bottom.

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Yeah. This is such a great thread. Don't think I could even hang on UMD's wheel.... sniff...
Honestly hanging on someone's wheel is more about technique than anything else. The connect data is neat and all, but I think the videos are more fun.

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UMD, did you make that video? I have seen the exact setup with the overlays but thought it was a proprietary setup some BF member setup. I am surprised you already have your cam up and running with the overlays too. Is it some software package that does this?
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Normal Sunday loop. Followed the Platinum group for a little while.

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I start with the map, then I just scan down the page top to bottom.



Honestly hanging on someone's wheel is more about technique than anything else. The connect data is neat and all, but I think the videos are more fun.
those are some fun toys you've got there.
pretty cool stuff.

waiting for my edge 500 to arrive, then will post to this thread and you will all be in awe of the flatness of my rides.
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Normal Sunday loop. Followed the Platinum group for a little while.

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Wow, looks like you were almost dead there toward the beginning of the ride. Was that really correct? Your HR was near 30bpm?
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Did not take any photos on this ride. My prior attempt (which I ended up at 120km in the support car) however is here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...2&l=778bfd7060

Nice! A lot of very nice gear in those photo's.....
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UMD, did you make that video? I have seen the exact setup with the overlays but thought it was a proprietary setup some BF member setup. I am surprised you already have your cam up and running with the overlays too. Is it some software package that does this?
curious as well. there was a thread in the racing sub forum a while about talking about these vids, but it currently eludes me. later.
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UMD, did you make that video? I have seen the exact setup with the overlays but thought it was a proprietary setup some BF member setup. I am surprised you already have your cam up and running with the overlays too. Is it some software package that does this?
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curious as well. there was a thread in the racing sub forum a while about talking about these vids, but it currently eludes me. later.
I admit to lacking originality and bough the same setup that SteelerHoo used for his videos. The software is called DashWare, you create the gauges and feed it the data and set up a sync point and that's pretty much all there is to it. I did create my own gauges instead of using his though.
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Week ago on Sunday was good http://connect.garmin.com/activity/28963731

Last Sunday was a bit of a bust http://connect.garmin.com/activity/29819261

Yesterday, went out with the wife after work http://connect.garmin.com/activity/29898029
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Wow, looks like you were almost dead there toward the beginning of the ride. Was that really correct? Your HR was near 30bpm?
I have been training for over 10 years so my resting heart rate is about 25 bpm. That's why when I first start it's only at 30 bpm.

No kidding. This is the second time this has happened. I think it's because my Garmin got crosswired, sort to speak, with some other rider or computer. Once I went clear for a few minutes, it fixed itself.
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I admit to lacking originality and bough the same setup that SteelerHoo used for his videos. The software is called DashWare, you create the gauges and feed it the data and set up a sync point and that's pretty much all there is to it. I did create my own gauges instead of using his though.
When you say you create your own gauges you mean you use some sort of built-in wizard and pick shapes, fonts, etc? Or do you actually have to create them in some vector program or something and import it?
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Did not take any photos on this ride. My prior attempt (which I ended up at 120km in the support car) however is here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...2&l=778bfd7060
Very cool stuff. Thanks for posting! If you ever come to New Jersey, let's ride.
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When you say you create your own gauges you mean you use some sort of built-in wizard and pick shapes, fonts, etc? Or do you actually have to create them in some vector program or something and import it?
They have a few building-block components that you can use to create them, such as arcs, animated arcs, gauge face, needle, and dynamic text. The dynamic text is pretty straight forward, you assign it an input from the data file and it updates the text with the value as it changes. All of the circular components have min and max angles, so for example the speed gauge goes from -225 degrees to 45 degrees. Then you set up the min and max values and it draws the tickmarks and the numbers of the gauge face. Create a needle with the same min/max angles and values, hook it up to the input, and it updates as the value changes as well. Sections like the cadence ring and HR graph were more difficult because there is no build in arching gradient, so it is made up of many different segmented values that are each colored/shaded slightly differently.
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Just got the Edge 500. I had no idea it was this cool.

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http://connect.garmin.com/activity/29975800

I'm pretty disappointed in myself. Went out with the intention of riding for 2 hours. At about 55 minutes the group I was in split in 2, with the half I was in giving up. I tried to close the gap but it was too large and too windy and I didn't make it. I probably could've but I just gave up. Then the wind broke my spirit riding solo and wen't home. Not happy with myself at all. I should've waited for the group to come back around, I was finding the pace pretty easy which means my fitness is coming up, the last time I did that ride I was dropped in about 15 minutes. Weather.com was reporting the wind at 21 mph sustained with stronger gusts. You know it's bad when it doesn't say if it's cloudy, sunny, or partly cloudy, it just said WINDY in capital letters.
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Thanks for posting Yaniel. Mine would be similar since Im in Florida too.
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