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So in a continuation from yesterday's discussion, and to help out this biker chic person, Strava will allow you to map your route and track speed, distance, climbing and all that regular stuff, right? These regular features aren't battery hogs, are they? The "beacon" feature is probably what chews up all the battery life, am I right?
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A few of us are plotting a cycling-related weekend getaway for August.

Plan is to get a place in Lake Placid, NY. Let the non-cycling spouses see the sights, and let the cyclists ride from Lake Placid up to Whiteface and back. Whiteface is allegedly 8 miles at 8%. Should be fun. Maybe.
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So in a continuation from yesterday's discussion, and to help out this biker chic person, Strava will allow you to map your route and track speed, distance, climbing and all that regular stuff, right? These regular features aren't battery hogs, are they? The "beacon" feature is probably what chews up all the battery life, am I right?
Yeah, but just having the GPS active is a battery drain. I would say my current iPhone (the 8) is good for about 6-7 hours of Strava time in my jersey pocket.

So if one is riding less than 8 hours and can recharge each night, that should work.
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Oof. Wet ride. There was a bit of ambiguity in the group ride convo this morning - one other guy and myself took the "100% of light rain" forecast to mean that we were a go, everybody else took it to mean that the ride was scrapped. We were wet after waiting around at the meet-up spot, anyway, so we decided that we might as well ride. It wasn't cats and dogs, but it was fairly heavy rain the whole 40+ miles. At times when we had to single-up and I was on his wheel, I felt like I was doing the breast stroke and I had to turn my head to breathe. Good ride, though - glad we HTFUd.
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Fenders look great but how do you pedal that thing??
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Don't tell me that.

He did have a fender on the rear wheel, but it wasn't really tight. It probably did a good job of keeping spray off of his back, but still put up a bit of a rooster tail.
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Yeah, but just having the GPS active is a battery drain. I would say my current iPhone (the 8) is good for about 6-7 hours of Strava time in my jersey pocket.

So if one is riding less than 8 hours and can recharge each night, that should work.
Bummer. She can recharge the phone for about 3 or 4 nights with a recharger pack, but how do they recharge the recharger?

So it all depends on whether keeping a record of the whole route is worth it for her or not.
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It's just semantics, choice of words, you're looking at the glass half empty and I'm looking at it half full. When it's 9am in NY it's only 7am in Texas and 6am in LA, right? So when it's 12am in Bermuda it's only 11am in NY, right? They reach midnight earlier than we do.

Doesn't make you a bad person.
Whew. So relieved.
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This is a question to the IT people here, especially those in IT security. I hate having so many passwords, but what drives me NUTS is that many of my accounts insist that I CHANGE my password every month or two. It's ridiculous. And I can't "recycle" an old password or toggle back-and-forth between two different ones.

The end result is that I have to have a piece of paper with all my passwords written down. And between work-related systems I use and non-work systems, we are talking EASILY 25-30 passwords.

Is this nuts? Or am I just getting old?
i think I shared this before but will do so again.

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I've pretty much hopped out of bed without pain the last few days.
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Bummer. She can recharge the phone for about 3 or 4 nights with a recharger pack, but how do they recharge the recharger?

So it all depends on whether keeping a record of the whole route is worth it for her or not.
Its impractical IMO if the phone cant be recharged fully every night.
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This is a question.
Is this nuts? Or am I just getting old?
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Rest day. It was 80F when I woke up this morning.
The year of Jones is half over, what can we expect in the second half?
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Hi All!
I've signed myself up to do the 400 mile Erie Canal Ride and I'm interested in recording and sharing the ride. I know there are GPS bike computers, but I'm not interested in elevation, pace and heart rate and all that. Just the route interests me. Is there a basic bike GPS that records, saves and shares this? Also, I don't want to spend a ton of money.
hi biker chic

so happy you are here

there are basic bike gps units/apps that do what you want but battery life will be the issue

if it were me, Id put my spouse in charge of charging

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I almost always drink half-decaf. Can't stand the wired feeling . . . nor running to the bathroom to void fluids every half hour.
when i make my own @home that is what I do. At work, I void every 30 min on the company dime.
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Oof. Wet ride. There was a bit of ambiguity in the group ride convo this morning - one other guy and myself took the "100% of light rain" forecast to mean that we were a go, everybody else took it to mean that the ride was scrapped. We were wet after waiting around at the meet-up spot, anyway, so we decided that we might as well ride. It wasn't cats and dogs, but it was fairly heavy rain the whole 40+ miles. At times when we had to single-up and I was on his wheel, I felt like I was doing the breast stroke and I had to turn my head to breathe. Good ride, though - glad we HTFUd.

riding in the rain and drinking water: 2 things outlawed by @Velo Vol

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Pre-hydrated and ready to roll! (84F)
Ugh. I think if I put my knees in an inflammation dehydrater I could remove a water bottle's worth of "fluid" today.

I'm exaggerating, probably. Anyway, slow plodding with no power.
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This is a question to the IT people here, especially those in IT security. I hate having so many passwords, but what drives me NUTS is that many of my accounts insist that I CHANGE my password every month or two.
I rarely have to change passwords. What's annoying is the security questions. I hardly ever use them, but all these sites want three or more. Dumb.
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So I had a good week for overall ride time, got in a bit over 11 hours and about 190 miles. I came here to gloat about being on top of the Addiction leaderboard, but some guy named Jeff in NY is ahead of me by a few miles. Damn. The good news is I'm down about 11 pounds from February/March and apparently am putting out enough power that I pulled a spoke through the hub flange on my FRONT wheel today while getting out of the saddle to sprint around my buddy. Took the easy route home at a reduced pace. Oh well, those Vueltas had a good 7 year run.
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Pre-hydrated and ready to roll! (84F)
Same here.


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How often do I have to change the password for it??
Never. I use ByePass.
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I almost always drink half-decaf. Can't stand the wired feeling . . . nor running to the bathroom to void fluids every half hour.
Gotta keep things Settled, eh?
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So in a continuation from yesterday's discussion, and to help out this biker chic person, Strava will allow you to map your route and track speed, distance, climbing and all that regular stuff, right? These regular features aren't battery hogs, are they? The "beacon" feature is probably what chews up all the battery life, am I right?
Turning on the GPS is what drains the battery. No getting around it if you want the phone to track your location.
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I rarely have to change passwords. What's annoying is the security questions. I hardly ever use them, but all these sites want three or more. Dumb.
Just use the same answer, regardless of the question.

Mother's maiden name?
Lance Armstrong

Favorite pet?
Lance Armstrong

First car?
Lance Armstrong

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A few of us are plotting a cycling-related weekend getaway for August.

Plan is to get a place in Lake Placid, NY. Let the non-cycling spouses see the sights, and let the cyclists ride from Lake Placid up to Whiteface and back. Whiteface is allegedly 8 miles at 8%. Should be fun. Maybe.
Sounds subversive and beyond bogus.
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