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Old 07-23-05, 05:19 AM   #1
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Training logs for bicycling

Any good sources... online or paper... to log training info like distance, average speed, cadence, HR, time, etc?
I use a Mac but would also be interested in software that coud track and graph the data.

see my bike blog: http://ej.typepad.com/ride
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It is for Excel, but I made a log sheet that you can download from my cycling page. It would not take much to add heart rate, and max speed, but since they didnít concern me to much I didnít add them.
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I've been going here for the last week or so. I feel it takes care of everything I need. It also lets you type in notes at the bottom.
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I've been using activebody.org for a week now and am very pleased with it. Besides, if you sign up (pcmike) that will be one more person I have to compete with in the great state of Michigan

Activebody is worth using if only for the challenge thing they have going on... it's fun to see how you stack up against other people in your state, by sex, age, etc.
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activebody.org is what I have been usuing for quite some time just makes a nice fun and easy back up to my Polar software.
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Any good sources... online or paper... to log training info like distance, average speed, cadence, HR, time, etc?
I use a Mac but would also be interested in software that coud track and graph the data.

see my bike blog: http://ej.typepad.com/ride
Probably not as detailed as you are asking for but fitday.com is pretty decent and may be a good starting point- i track all my workouts this way.
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If you're interested in a program specifically designed for cyclists, you may find my CycliStats program useful. It's an easy to use Windows program, designed for avid recreational cyclists.

CycliStats tracks all the standard ride data (time, distance, heart rate, etc.) by Person, Bike, and Route, and includes a convenient calendar view so you always know how many miles you've logged each week, month, and year. It will also automatically estimate your calories burned, and average wattage, for each ride. It comes standard with a bunch of different reports and graphs, allowing you to "slice and dice" your ride info as much as you want.

You can also enter your personal cycling goals (e.g., "ride 600 miles in July"), and track your progress.

Besides the ride tracking features, CycliStats also tracks bike maintenance - allowing you to know how many miles are on your chain, front tire, etc.

And it also tracks a number of health-related factors (weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate, etc.).

CycliStats has been designed for ease of use, and entering and analyzing your ride info is much quicker than online logs (plus, your ride data is stored securely on your own computer).

To see if it meets your needs, you can download a free, fully functional, 30-day trial version from the website.

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Woops...I didn't notice that you're a Mac user. Sorry...as far as I know, you're limited to online logs. I'm unaware of any Mac-specific cycling programs. Perhaps some day the Mac OS will permit native Windows programs to run...until then, you're limited in terms of options.
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activebody.org is what I have been usuing for quite some time just makes a nice fun and easy back up to my Polar software.
Thanks Sherpa for the plug!

I'm the guy who created activebody.org. I welcome all to check it out. SSP has a great product as well, so be sure to check out his stuff as well. What ever you use, don't spend too much time playing... spend more time working out and trying to hit that next goal!!!

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If you're interested in a program specifically designed for cyclists, you may find my CycliStats program useful. It's an easy to use Windows program, designed for avid recreational cyclists.

CycliStats tracks all the standard ride data (time, distance, heart rate, etc.) by Person, Bike, and Route, and includes a convenient calendar view so you always know how many miles you've logged each week, month, and year. It will also automatically estimate your calories burned, and average wattage, for each ride. It comes standard with a bunch of different reports and graphs, allowing you to "slice and dice" your ride info as much as you want.

You can also enter your personal cycling goals (e.g., "ride 600 miles in July"), and track your progress.

Besides the ride tracking features, CycliStats also tracks bike maintenance - allowing you to know how many miles are on your chain, front tire, etc.

And it also tracks a number of health-related factors (weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate, etc.).

CycliStats has been designed for ease of use, and entering and analyzing your ride info is much quicker than online logs (plus, your ride data is stored securely on your own computer).

To see if it meets your needs, you can download a free, fully functional, 30-day trial version from the website.

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Woops...I didn't notice that you're a Mac user. Sorry...as far as I know, you're limited to online logs. I'm unaware of any Mac-specific cycling programs. Perhaps some day the Mac OS will permit native Windows programs to run...until then, you're limited in terms of options.
Let me add my endorsement to Cyclistats. I use it everyday and also turned my son on to it (and quite a few other folks for that matter). If there is anything that can enhance the cycling experience (not that it needs to be enhanced for me), it is this amazing program. I tried others and they were junk. The program just reminded me that it was time to grease my Speedplay pedals after the next ride. It is so much more than a riding log. If you try it, you will buy it!
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Any good sources... online or paper... to log training info like distance, average speed, cadence, HR, time, etc?
I use a Mac but would also be interested in software that coud track and graph the data.

see my bike blog: http://ej.typepad.com/ride

Here is a version tracker link to a number of log programs written for OS X. I haven't tried any of them as I've been content using Excel-- but if you are inclined to report back on them, I'd love to hear your feedback.

http://www.versiontracker.com/php/se...macosx&x=0&y=0

Incidentally-- Version Tracker is an invaluable site for ferreting out all sorts of software (much of which is free). OS X has really caught on and is gaining momentum every day. There has never been a better time to be a Mac user.
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www.bikejournal.com Its the best!
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Any good sources... online or paper... to log training info like distance, average speed, cadence, HR, time, etc?
I use a Mac but would also be interested in software that coud track and graph the data.

see my bike blog: http://ej.typepad.com/ride

One of the best little packages I have come acros is this

www.ismarttrain.com

This is a diary and log - for the MAC. It is a commercial package for sale purposes, but it is very good.

It is also a heart rate monitor package that will download from your HRM and track that info.

You can track and graph anything you like, you can manage as many pieces of equipment ( bikes) as you like, etc.

I use and like it.

I also have an excel spreadsheet which tracks much of the same info - including multiple bikes and graphing, equipment and monthly summaries , etc. Not sure why I use it when I have the other - but I do.
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If you're interested in a program specifically designed for cyclists, you may find my CycliStats program useful. It's an easy to use Windows program, designed for avid recreational cyclists.

CycliStats tracks all the standard ride data (time, distance, heart rate, etc.) by Person, Bike, and Route, and includes a convenient calendar view so you always know how many miles you've logged each week, month, and year. It will also automatically estimate your calories burned, and average wattage, for each ride. It comes standard with a bunch of different reports and graphs, allowing you to "slice and dice" your ride info as much as you want.

You can also enter your personal cycling goals (e.g., "ride 600 miles in July"), and track your progress.

Besides the ride tracking features, CycliStats also tracks bike maintenance - allowing you to know how many miles are on your chain, front tire, etc.

And it also tracks a number of health-related factors (weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate, etc.).

CycliStats has been designed for ease of use, and entering and analyzing your ride info is much quicker than online logs (plus, your ride data is stored securely on your own computer).

To see if it meets your needs, you can download a free, fully functional, 30-day trial version from the website.

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Woops...I didn't notice that you're a Mac user. Sorry...as far as I know, you're limited to online logs. I'm unaware of any Mac-specific cycling programs. Perhaps some day the Mac OS will permit native Windows programs to run...until then, you're limited in terms of options.
The very thing that Mac users treasure is the ability to get away from windows. Why wouldn't micrsoft allow OSX programs to run native under Windows?

Anyway - there is a very good Mac specific program at www.ismartrain.com


The arrogance of the Windows world - "they should just accept what we do......."
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The very thing that Mac users treasure is the ability to get away from windows. Why wouldn't micrsoft allow OSX programs to run native under Windows?

Anyway - there is a very good Mac specific program at www.ismartrain.com


The arrogance of the Windows world - "they should just accept what we do......."
I'll have to respectfully disagree. There are many very good Windows programs out there (CycliStats being one of them - I've had Mac users compliment me on its ease of use). In most application arenas, there are many more Windows-based software choices available to consumers than their Mac-specific counterparts.

The fact that Macs are unable to run software that runs on 90% of computers on the planet reflects on Apple's arrogance (especially as it relates to providing options to their customers), more than the opposite reflects on Microsoft.

Of course, this is really a religious debate, and we'll probably never agree.

FWIW, I would love to provide software that runs on both platforms, but the cost of porting my apps over to a platform with such a small market share is far too prohibitive.
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I'll have to respectfully disagree. There are many very good Windows programs out there (CycliStats being one of them - I've had Mac users compliment me on its ease of use). In most application arenas, there are many more Windows-based software choices available to consumers than their Mac-specific counterparts.

The fact that Macs are unable to run software that runs on 90% of computers on the planet reflects on Apple's arrogance (especially as it relates to providing options to their customers), more than the opposite reflects on Microsoft.

Of course, this is really a religious debate, and we'll probably never agree.

FWIW, I would love to provide software that runs on both platforms, but the cost of porting my apps over to a platform with such a small market share is far too prohibitive.
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Hmmmm...now who's "arrogant"?
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I'm a mac user looking for a similar such product.

In terms of not being able to run the vast majority of software on my machine being due to Apple's arrogance? Nah, its due to the fact that its a different operating system running a different hardware architecture. Apple is changing over to Intel x86 based chips in the next two years, and many believe that this will encourage more developers to consider the Mac OS X platform in addition to their legacy windows based products. I certainly hope so as there are advantages and disadvantages to everything in this arena. In my case, OS X wins in the comparison.
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more time talking computers = less time working out

pick a tool that works for you, and get out there and ride and enjoy life.

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Thanks for the bikejornal.com link. Very nice resource.
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I'd like to invite everyone to www.StrongerMe.com that had just been launched. IT's been created for the purpose of helping you to store, maintain, archieve your fitness development. Log any information you like and all the records are going to belong to you. You'll recieve weekly backups/updates of your records.
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I just started my own on paper. I made a column for the date, mileage, and average speed. That way I can see my average speed go up. Its quite fulfilling.
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I've attached a VERY basic spreadsheet (Excel format) I've been using. (feel free to gank it!)

All I use it for is tracking weight, distance, average speed, odometer (in case of a reset), "bad food" and notes. (like, "got new saddle today - wow")

It's set up to calculate the distance based on odometer - enter the ending odo reading and it subtracts the previous day's and gives you a distance. (I've had a computer malfunction the necessitated rekeying the odo so I find this log helpful)

Nothing cosmic but it's free and easily modified.
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I like My Cycling Log http://www.mycyclinglog.com. It is free, simple, and lets you compare your stats to other people!
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I'll chime in with another vote for BikeJournal.com !

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