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Old 06-22-17, 04:52 AM
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I used to pop a wheelie to lift the front wheel over and hope the rear tire would follow without having to dab. Now I'm pretty much limited to either riding around the obstruction or getting off to lift my trike over.
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Old 06-22-17, 05:57 AM
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Manual entry, written in pencil, using the Cyclist Training Diary, by Joe Friel https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/19...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Tried using various on-line and app based methods, Endomondo, Strada, Mapmyride, etc. but I don't care for GPS tracking. Like my primary bikes Classic and Vintage is my choice, not even a cycling computer mounted on either the Medici or the Tommasini.

The journals are a year in length, with pages for bicycle information, notes on physical or medical items, and monthly summaries if you want. I keep the past year's journals in my bookshelf for reference use.

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I started with pen and paper in '88 but in '98 switched to dumping a few stats into a csv file, with both maintenance and ride records:

date,bike,accumulated miles,odometer,maintenance performed,date any parts purchased,where purchased,price

and

date,bike,odometer,trip mileage,avg speed,low temperature,high temp,wind direction,wind speed,notes/route/whatever,stoker (if tandem),max speed

I can suck these stats into Excel or any tool that takes a csv and analyze away.
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Old 06-22-17, 07:05 AM
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I have been using TrainingPeaks forever, then started using Strava. I also dump data int Golden Cheetah because of a couple graphs I find useful.
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Old 06-22-17, 09:00 AM
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Spreadsheet. Time, distance. Used to estimate calories but quit counting calories a few months ago. Still keeping an eye on my weight.

On the weekends I use Endomondo. Thinking about switching to Strava.
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Old 06-22-17, 09:13 AM
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I jot down notes in an appointment calendar, and put summary information into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheet keeps track of weekly/monthly/annual summaries.


The first time I put everything into a spreadsheet was after a few year's worth of pen and paper. Going back through that year and remembering all those rides gave me more pleasure than I've gotten from any recording since. It was also a time-consuming hassle that I didn't want to repeat...
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Old 06-22-17, 09:20 AM
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I keep a Google spreadsheet. I include bike, times, mileage, routes and miscellaneous information. In addition, I monitor maintenance costs and purchases. Since my commutes offset driving costs, I also track the associated cost savings.
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Old 06-22-17, 09:24 AM
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I thought this was a mountain biking question!!
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Old 06-22-17, 10:30 AM
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I use a 4 x 6 spiral notebook, one per year, to record distance, average speed, max speed, ride time, year-to-date odometer, route, partner(s) if on a non-solo ride, mechanical notes, new chain, new tire, unusual weather etc. The good thing about my spiral notebooks is that they always boot up, don't need batteries, and have yet to require a software/firmware/hardware update

Also, I enter this information in a spreadsheet so that I can compare to previous years' performance. I have graphs for ride distance vs. date, average speed per ride vs. date, and accumulated mileage vs. date.
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Old 06-22-17, 05:21 PM
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Garmin. I need all of my activities fracked and I can make notes in Garmin Connect.
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Old 06-22-17, 06:17 PM
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I use Strava and garmin connect and log that at the end of the month with a pen and paper.
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Old 06-22-17, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by tg16 View Post
Garmin. I need all of my activities fracked and I can make notes in Garmin Connect.
Your activities involve cracking under high pressure? Me too.

Originally Posted by Mountain Mitch View Post
I thought this was a mountain biking question!!
Heh!


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I have been using TrainingPeaks forever, then started using Strava. I also dump data int Golden Cheetah because of a couple graphs I find useful.
Yeah, this takes data recording to a whole new level of detail, a power meter is required.




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Old 06-22-17, 06:35 PM
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Ha. I was thinking tracked but my whiskey types fracked. It fits so I'll ride with fracked.
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Old 06-22-17, 07:07 PM
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I just put pics on 50+ and forget to do anything else with the information. I alway think I do better than I actually do anyway!!
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Old 06-22-17, 08:47 PM
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Spreadsheets with monthly/yearly totals by bike going back about 8 years. More detailed in recent years with tracking of daily rides. Currently upload to Garmin Connect and Strava, which populates National Bike Challenge.
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Old 06-22-17, 08:51 PM
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I'm old school/new school. I enter all my info on this site manually from my phone:
Cycling Training Logs
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Old 06-30-17, 05:06 PM
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Just curious: what do you do with all that data?

I ride my bike, have fond memories of the ride and look forward to the next one.

I have a Garmin account and have recorded hundreds of skis and bike rides over the years, but have never looked at them except maybe to brag about the elevation on one ride or another.
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I'm lazy, I let Strava do the heavy lifting.
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Just curious: what do you do with all that data?

I ride my bike, have fond memories of the ride and look forward to the next one.

I have a Garmin account and have recorded hundreds of skis and bike rides over the years, but have never looked at them except maybe to brag about the elevation on one ride or another.
If someone asks me how many miles I have on a bike, or how far did you ride last year, I can tell them. Whoop-ee!
Or, I can wonder why the 2004 car I drive to work has so few miles and then figure out that it's because I bike commuted 1400 miles last year. And xxxx miles the year before, etc.
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Just curious: what do you do with all that data?
As I said before, for me, I tend to look back at the narrative notes more than the actual data, but I do like knowing all kinds of data things about my past rides - for example, how long a certain loop took to complete.

Or last week, when the bottom bracket on one bike was making creaking sounds, I was able to go to the LBS and say that that particular bike had had its BB serviced 2500 miles ago.

Or that in June I did a particular solo route at 17 MPH and an average heart rate of 125 BPM, whereas in April I had done the same route on the same bike at 16.2 MPH and an AHR of 138 bpm. tangible evidence that all those miles pay off....

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Old 06-30-17, 09:11 PM
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Simple spreadsheet by the month with links between the pages to keep a yearly total. I keep a paper printout in the garage where I record the daily input as I reset the bike computer. Enter data about once a month. Once the yearly spreadsheet was set up, it was easy to correct it for the dates in a new year. Been doing it since 2000. It's an incentive to keep up the miles.
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Old 07-01-17, 05:37 AM
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Ride logs - what's your method?
As far as apps go, I've been using MapMyRide since my Edge 800 died.

I'll record my ride info on BikeJournal and also into a custom Excel spreadsheet.




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Old 07-01-17, 03:03 PM
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I keep my rides in Bikejournal. It's getting old-in-the-tooth since it won't easily take .fit files. The problem with Strava is, logging my stuff there seems to make it inaccessible later. For instance I forgot to log last year's Assenmacher 100. It's in Strava, but I can't see any way to retrieve the information. Maybe if I was paying for a premium membership?
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Old 07-01-17, 03:15 PM
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I write it on my Save the Manatees calendar, and enter it at Map My Ride, as well.
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Old 07-02-17, 02:47 PM
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Map my ride

Settled on map my ride. Like the elevation gain.
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