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Old 06-10-07, 07:12 PM   #1
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Garmin Edge 305 Newbie needs advice

I think I know the answer to my own question, but I hope I'm wrong:

Did the LA River ride today. My new beloved Garmin did beautifully, but. We rode down the river from LA to Long Beach, and took the train back to downtown, then rode again to the start point. I've got the Garmin set up so that it pauses automatically when I stop, and starts up again automatically when I start up again. That is, when the bike on which it's mounted starts moving.

Except that on the train, traveling at 40 mph or so, the Garmin can't tell the difference between my pedalling, and the bike traveling in a train, or on a bike rack on a car, etc. So my stats are all screwed up--I averaged 36 mph!

Is there no solution to this other than to remember to turn the Garmin off when I'm on a train or carrying the bike on a car, and then remember to turn it on again when I resume cycling?

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Old 06-10-07, 08:15 PM   #2
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I don't know a way. I've done similar when I forget to turn it off after a I ride. I get the whole ride home as the bike is on the bike rack. hahaha

If you're up for editing the gpx file, you can delete that section in a text editing program (I use textpad). It's pretty annoying, but the end result is good.

Garmin's are great, but a little high maintanence with things like this. I got used to it and am pretty tuned to turning it off and on when I don't want movement tracked.
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Old 06-14-07, 04:56 AM   #3
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Newer versions of Garmin's Mapsource software allow you to cut (and join) your GPS tracks.

As an alternative, and I know I'm starting to sound like a praise singer for SportTracks (no connection, etc, etc) it allows editing of your GPS track via a simple click and drag system. No need to edit the *.gpx file. You can also split the workout at either a certain time or a certain distance.

This all presupposes you're looking at the tracks on your PC, of course. If you only want to ensure the correct information is available on your GPS unit... well, I don't think there's any editing function of that sort.
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You can hit the record/stop recording button also when you get on the train, and restart when you get off. When you get home, it will show the pre train ride as lap 1, and post train as lap 2. you then get stats for both seperately and you'l also get combine. You also have the option to combine the 2 laps into a single lap.
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