Let's see, first we had those odometers with the spiked wheel that clicked your miles away. Then with electronics we had speedometers that were small enough for a bike. Add rpm, average speed, fastest speed, total and trip miles and time; then add heart rate monitoring. Now add power generator/output monitors.
My question, is all this monitoring really giving a rider the feedback he needs, or is there something that isn't being monitored (or can't be) that is more vital, or more useful?
With all the research into the brain/body connection, should a rider go more by 'feeling' than what some numbers are showing him? Are these instruments really advancing a rider's training, or putting them more out-of-touch? Can they take the place of experience?