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Old 09-12-11, 06:26 PM   #1
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My phone committed suidice

Sunday morning I was heading out for a ride, planned 25, and if all felt well it was extendable to 45. I live at the top of a hill, and its down in both direction. Going left out the driveway is steeper. So I went left. In seconds I was doing close to 30. This is apparently the speed at which handlebar mounted phone holders decide to see their maker and I hit a small bump and watched in slow motion as my phone slowly tumbled through the air before contacting the pavement.
Obviously I slammed on the brakes and quicky turned back to assess the damage. I picked up the phone (still in its holder) and looked it over. a slight skuff on one corner, but overall looked fine. I hit the power button.... nothing. Pulled off the back, pulled the battery, put it back...... nothing. The little LED didnt even light up. DEAD.

So the moral of this story.... if you are a nerd like me who likes to mount their phone on their ride so they can do GPS tracking as well as other stuff, make sure your phone is securely attached the the mount AND that the mount is securely attached to your ride.
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Old 09-12-11, 06:28 PM   #2
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Ouch. I hope you get a new (better) phone.

I tend to shut my ringer off, and stuff it in a pannier or handlebar bag. I have a dumb phone.
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Old 09-12-11, 06:41 PM   #3
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i hate both my phones. I hate cell phones most of the time! But they have bailed me out of bad situations before so its a love/hate relationship

I did see someone that had a phone holder on their back that had it strapped down for just that reason.
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Old 09-12-11, 07:06 PM   #4
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Ouch!! I am like dcrowell; dumb phone; when with me it rides in a jersey pocket.
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Old 09-12-11, 07:22 PM   #5
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I keep my phone in the seat bag and use a Garmin 800 for GPS and other ride data. Yeah, the Garmin is expensive but the 1/4 turn mount is great and it's still less than the cost of a replacement smartphone without a contract.

Here's hoping you have better luck in the future!
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