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Old 03-25-06, 06:58 PM   #1
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New computer-lost all of my miles

I put a new computer on my bike and have to start over on my mileage. I wanted to keep the same mileage as it tells me how many miles I put on my bike but I can't do that when I reset my computer to install it.
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Old 03-25-06, 07:02 PM   #2
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I put a new computer on my bike and have to start over on my mileage. I wanted to keep the same mileage as it tells me how many miles I put on my bike but I can't do that when I reset my computer to install it.
What kind of computer is it? Some, like Cateyes, let you set the mileage during setup. Check your owners manual.
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It was a cateye astrale 8. Maybe I overlooked something.
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Why not keep track of your mileage in a log? Then you don't have to worry about your computers.

The computers I've had lose all their miles when the batteries die. They blank out when riding in sub-freezing temps, or when they get soaked with rain. They tend to reset themselves after a certain distance (I've never had one record accurately for a full 1200K randonnee). And they can leap off your handlebars and disappear in the ditch. Also, when you ride several different bicycles and have a computer on each, you've got to add it all up anyway for total mileage.

So, I use an Excel spreadsheet to record my miles, and any information I deem particularly important. I also use two online logs:

Bikejournal, which is used by thousands of cyclist around the world: http://www.bikejournal.com/

Big Dogs, for those of us who log a lot of miles, who are into ultra-cycling: http://www.big-dogs.org/scripts/bdhome.asp
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