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Old 05-20-14, 03:22 PM
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How do you log your rides?

How do you keep a log of your rides? Strava, excel spreadsheet, good ole pen and paper? I would like to log my mileage for future reference but not sure how I want to do it, looking for ideas here.

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Old 05-20-14, 03:26 PM
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Old 05-20-14, 03:26 PM
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Excel. I record the rides using the Runtastic.com app on my smartphone, and copy the link to the ride into the spreadsheet. My totals the last couple years have been depressingly low, so maybe I shouldn't bother.
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Strava...unless manual data entry is enjoyable for you.
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Well I usually download to Garmin Connect. But always just log the ride on Pedal my Bike here:Cycling Maintenance Tracking
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Old 05-20-14, 04:28 PM
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How do you log your rides?
Nowadays, I use an excel spreadsheet. Back in the "old days," I used pen and paper and drew my own graphs.


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Old 05-20-14, 04:40 PM
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It's bikejournal.com for me.
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Old 05-20-14, 05:23 PM
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i keep them in my head like most everyday experiences. they get lost eventually, but for the most part, so much the better. it's pretty inexpensive and i carry it (my memory) with me at all times without thinking about it.

they automatically get prioritized too. mostly by the trauma factor. for instance, if i crash and break a bone or two, or get hit by a motorist, i rarely forget it.
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Old 05-20-14, 05:37 PM
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I use EXCEL. YEARS ago it was pencil and paper. Wish I'd saved that stuff just for reference.

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Old 05-20-14, 06:43 PM
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I use gpslogger for android set for gps always on 1 second logging creating a gpx file and upload to Google drive if I'm going somehwere new or longer or strong winds or doubting my ability that day/way stoked super confident about my ability that day, something out of the ordinary. Then I later use gpsvisualizer.com on a pc to see my speed and elevation changes and total miles. I need a speedometer and I'll probably not do that much any more.

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Old 05-20-14, 06:51 PM
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I use a Cateye "Strada" bicycle computer, then log the ride on dailymile.
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Old 05-20-14, 08:35 PM
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Manually enter miles into a spreadsheet. I track miles on each of my two single bikes and our tandem, commuting miles and club ride miles. New spreadsheet for each new year.
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I use Google Docs.
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I use Excel to log all fitness hours. For cycling I use the same spreadsheet to also log miles, Avg speed, HR, BP. Within Excel I have a link to a Word doc where I write about the rides, how I'm feeling in general, goals for the year, all that sort of stuff.
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Old 05-20-14, 09:06 PM
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I don't.
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Old 05-20-14, 09:13 PM
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I don't! Now I ride when I ride, for as long as I feel like riding.

Long ago, before cycling computers, I had a 'clicker' odometer. I wore out several of them as well as continually breaking the 'pin' spokes of my front wheel from the fatigue of being twanged every revolution for 7000+ miles. Even then I rode - just rode. I don't need to THAT 'plugged in' to technology that I need to know exactly how fast or how far I've ridden between some arbitrary points.

Oh, I might have a 'favorite' section that I'd make a 'speed run' - trying to best my record time for that particular section... Come to think of it - I still did that on my normal commute until I retired last year. But it isn't life or death!

But I don't 'log' my rides anywhere other than in my head. Who else besides me would give a damn anyway? The last time that I tried to keep a record was on a calendar - just so I knew how many days I commuted by bike that one year.

If I want to ride a set distance, I use Google Maps, GoogleEarth or another mapping software to get my mileage. Most of the time I don't even bother because again, who besides me really gives a damn?

Time runs? Bah! If I beat my previous 'record' time, it probably has more to do with wind speed and direction or how 'lucky' I was with the traffic lights than what my actual riding speed is/was. If my old body wants to go 16mph today instead of 16.3, I'm not about to shoot myself over the difference! Likewise, If I feel good at 20mph, I'll ride at 20!
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I was using Map My Ride but I just switched over to Ride with GPS. Works well my Droid.
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Originally Posted by IndianaRecRider View Post
Back in the "old days," I used pen and paper and drew my own graphs.

Back in the old days it never occurred to me to log miles ridden.
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Back in the old days it never occurred to me to log miles ridden.
Back in the old days, I wasn't riding a bike...
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Back in the 'old days' I was not quite as old as I am now . . .
Still log my miles at age 81.
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Old 05-20-14, 10:10 PM
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International Tours, I have the Paper Maps .. highlighter marks on the roads taken ..
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If I remember to turn it on I use a ride tracking app on my phone. But I don't always do it, especially if I'm riding a route I do frequently (as I know how far it is and I'm not that concerned with how fast I'm going, etc.). I do try and keep track of when I ride, if only to get an idea of when to do maintenance.
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I use a 3 x 5 spiral notebook, one each year. Also, I enter the numbers to a spreadsheet. One tab for each year.
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