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06-06-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By tntyz

What specifically are you having trouble with?

What specifically are you having trouble with?
01-20-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,113
Posted By tntyz

Very satisfied Edge 530 owner here. I cannot see...

Very satisfied Edge 530 owner here. I cannot see how anyone would want to use the 530 for on the fly navigation. It works fine for following a course that has been loaded and that's easy enough to do...
01-15-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By tntyz

On the Connect main page (dashboard), click on...

On the Connect main page (dashboard), click on the + with the dashed lines around it to add a new item. Select Report from the flyout menu. For type of report select Total Distance. If you hover over...
01-07-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,081
Posted By tntyz

January birthday plus Wisconsin weather means...

January birthday plus Wisconsin weather means unlikely that I could do this outside. Four+ hours on a trainer does not sound like fun!
12-18-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By tntyz

This sounds like my experience with the Garmin...

This sounds like my experience with the Garmin Edge 520. Sensors would drop and reconnect in mid-ride. I even had a firmware update happen in the middle of a ride. I finally stopped connecting to my...
12-14-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By tntyz

I switched over from a 2008 Madone 4.5 to a...

I switched over from a 2008 Madone 4.5 to a Domane SL7 a couple of years ago when I turned 60. The Domane is definitely more oriented toward endurance or comfort, but I kinda needed that. Climbing...
12-13-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By tntyz

None of what you have listed. Mine is fast,...

None of what you have listed. Mine is fast, solid, capable of more things than I will ever use.
12-12-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,292
Posted By tntyz

I used to use stainless but switched when I read...

I used to use stainless but switched when I read they were more dangerous if dropped and pulled into a wheel. Geraint Thomas at the Giro proved that plastic water bottles are just as dangerous!
...
12-11-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,053
Posted By tntyz

Ctrl+ to increase. Ctrl- (that's a minus sign) to...

Ctrl+ to increase. Ctrl- (that's a minus sign) to decrease. Ctrl0 (zero) to reset to 100%
12-01-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,102
Posted By tntyz

On the Edge 530 with Garmin Varia - the options...

On the Edge 530 with Garmin Varia - the options are to start when the computer is turned on or when the timer starts. This is done in the sensor setup. I know - different case but maybe helpful.
12-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,790
Posted By tntyz

Varia user here. A couple weeks ago motorcyclist...

Varia user here. A couple weeks ago motorcyclist stopped and chatted with me while we were both at a stop sign. He mentioned that he could really see my rear light about 1/2 mile back (the road was...
12-01-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By tntyz

I had the Edge 520 and moved to the 530 this...

I had the Edge 520 and moved to the 530 this year. BT is vastly improved in the 530. IMO, the "connected" features such as Incident Detection were totally unusable on the 520 but are rock solid on...
11-24-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,289
Posted By tntyz

I'm wearing 2+ layers of clothing on my legs when...

I'm wearing 2+ layers of clothing on my legs when it's that cold. Pushing against that resistance is definitely noticeable. Also, my nose runs when it's cold and my snot-rocket position is not as...
11-16-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,526
Posted By tntyz

Mid-teens with gusts will keep me from riding....

Mid-teens with gusts will keep me from riding. Getting blown by a gust into overtaking traffic is too scary at my age!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,195
Posted By tntyz

53 MPH about 7 years ago on the straight and...

53 MPH about 7 years ago on the straight and steep. A cross wind hit me and I was in the other lane before I knew what hit. Now I seldom go above 40.
11-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,031
Posted By tntyz

I use a cadence/speed sensor with my Edge 530. It...

I use a cadence/speed sensor with my Edge 530. It used the GPS to help determine the wheel circumference. I honestly do not know if it uses the speed sensor or not during outdoor rides.

Anyone...
11-07-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By tntyz

This is excellent advice. It should be posted at...

This is excellent advice. It should be posted at the top of every course plotting site. Once I discovered this it took care of many annoying false turn suggestions.

Be like njkayaker - don't click...
11-05-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,818
Posted By tntyz

I had an Edge 500 then a 520 which both exhibited...

I had an Edge 500 then a 520 which both exhibited shortened battery life when using the connection to the phone. My solution was to stop using the Edge to phone connection. To handle "incident...
11-02-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By tntyz

I had an Edge 520 that needed a "special" cable...

I had an Edge 520 that needed a "special" cable to consistently get a data connection. My Edge 830 seems to be much less finicky in that regard.
10-17-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By tntyz

It's a trade off between focus and power. With a...

It's a trade off between focus and power. With a diffuse beam you would need more power to be visible at distance.
10-12-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,052
Posted By tntyz

+1 for tires. Recently replaced stock...

+1 for tires.
Recently replaced stock Bontrager R2 Hardcase Light with Continental GP 5000. Smoother ride, better handling - nice!
10-04-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,958
Posted By tntyz

My lull lasted a couple of years as I got...

My lull lasted a couple of years as I got involved in some big projects at work. What brought me out of it? A really nice new bike. It was a slight stretch financially and more bike than I...
09-13-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By tntyz

Check to see if this guys can offer anything:...

Check to see if this guys can offer anything: https://buplabs.com/
08-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,492
Posted By tntyz

Elbeinlaw - It looks like the DuoTrap S itself is...

Elbeinlaw - It looks like the DuoTrap S itself is working okay since the light goes on when you spin the wheel. Spin the pedals, too, to very that cadence is working. As I recall, there are two...
08-22-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,814
Posted By tntyz

Lots of good information here already. The OP...

Lots of good information here already. The OP stated he wanted a "Bluetooth connected bike computer", but be aware that an ANT+ connection will work perfectly with the DuoTrap S, too.

Some bike...
08-12-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,130
Posted By tntyz

There is a RWGPS app that can be installed on...

There is a RWGPS app that can be installed on your 830. It's been working great for me on the 530. I don't know what impact this has on the U-turn issue, file type (format), etc.
08-12-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,130
Posted By tntyz

It appears that you can get "estimated time" with...

It appears that you can get "estimated time" with a basic subscription to RWGPS.
08-04-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,367
Posted By tntyz

Another vote for the RWGPS app here. Works great!...

Another vote for the RWGPS app here. Works great! Some of the dashboard apps are nice, depending on how much information you want on a screen.

I'm checking out one called Simply Sun Time. It let's...
07-14-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,783
Posted By tntyz

Mixing up how I ride gives me a break. Sometimes...

Mixing up how I ride gives me a break. Sometimes it's intervals, or hill repeats. Other times it will be something like "keep heart rate under 120", which for me means really focusing on not pushing...
07-05-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,875
Posted By tntyz

Liquid manure semi tankers. Combine semis with...

Liquid manure semi tankers. Combine semis with narrow country roads, drivers not familiar with the roads and paying paid to haul x amount per hour and it's a disaster. Been literally run off the road...
07-05-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By tntyz

1000 meters per hour? I'm lucky if I can do 1000...

1000 meters per hour? I'm lucky if I can do 1000 meters in a day.
06-16-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 23,800
Posted By tntyz

I guess it works with RWGPS because of the BLE...

I guess it works with RWGPS because of the BLE connectivity. This isn't available on the Varia 510. Cool!
06-15-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,516
Posted By tntyz

It's something I'm trying to do more often....

It's something I'm trying to do more often. Having some trouble transitioning between standing and sitting on steep hills (9%+). I'm losing momentum during the switch to seated and fiddling with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By tntyz

You may want to reconsider your gear selection....

You may want to reconsider your gear selection. This is cross-chaining which will generally run poorly and cause more rapid chain wear. Dropping down to the 34 chainring and running in the middle of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By tntyz

1000k on a chain - seems pretty short. How badly...

1000k on a chain - seems pretty short. How badly worn was the chain you replaced?
06-14-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,160
Posted By tntyz

Another fan of headsweats or similar here. Beware...

Another fan of headsweats or similar here. Beware - the cheap ones that I've tried tended to be bulky and had seams that I could feel under the helmet. I easily outsweat the capacity of these things...
06-14-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,818
Posted By tntyz

Some Garmin units were doing a poor job of...

Some Garmin units were doing a poor job of reporting battery. Run it down to zero, then turn it off and back on, Keep doing this until it won't come back on at all. Do a full charge.

How's your...
06-09-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,651
Posted By tntyz

I checked the three helmets we have around the...

I checked the three helmets we have around the house and none have removable straps.
06-09-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,776
Posted By tntyz

Plus you still have to attach magnets to crank...

Plus you still have to attach magnets to crank arm and spoke.
06-04-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,353
Posted By tntyz

My wife has this problem. Total loss of...

My wife has this problem. Total loss of flexibility in hip flexors and pelvis. At 59, she can barely swing her leg over the saddle to get on. If she tilts the bike low enough to get her leg over,...
06-04-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By tntyz

That is awesome and a real testament to the...

That is awesome and a real testament to the teamwork that makes a marriage last. Good on BOTH of you for the accomplishment!
06-04-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By tntyz

Surubi Here's your answer. Focus on what is...

Surubi Here's your answer. Focus on what is important to you and do what you can to avoid distractions!
06-04-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By tntyz

Many years ago I removed all speed information...

Many years ago I removed all speed information from my main Garmin screen. Now it shows HR, Grade %, Cadence, Gears (thanks, Di2!) and that's it. Other information is available by scrolling, but this...
06-02-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By tntyz

Are you convinced that it is time to ride slower?...

Are you convinced that it is time to ride slower? Then do that for as long as you enjoy it. Not every ride is a training ride, but some of them still should be.

My VO2 Max (according to Garmin) is...
06-01-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,518
Posted By tntyz

I have a pair of Peral Izumi shorts that I keep...

I have a pair of Peral Izumi shorts that I keep trying to like, but it just isn't happening. The chamois tends to develop folds in it which traps some, err, skin. This leads to abrasion of said skin....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,756
Posted By tntyz

You should get the Garmin 530. That's what I have...

You should get the Garmin 530. That's what I have and more people should be like me ;)

Seriously, you're going to love any of the units on your list, especially since it sounds like you have...
05-31-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,518
Posted By tntyz

This was my thought, too. I like my bike shorts...

This was my thought, too. I like my bike shorts to fit pretty tight in the crotch to hold everything in place. Too much room will lead to rubbing. Trust me, you don't want rubbing in that area!
05-31-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By tntyz

Have sometimes thought it would be nice to have a...

Have sometimes thought it would be nice to have a delay before the dark mode kicks in. Garmin does this right at sunset when there is still plenty of light. Another nice to have feature would be to...
05-27-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,455
Posted By tntyz

My lesson learned is that I care about PRs, but...

My lesson learned is that I care about PRs, but not overall standings so much. I never was the fastest guy on a bike, but I'm still having plenty of fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,908
Posted By tntyz

Some of my longer rides now involve loops that...

Some of my longer rides now involve loops that bring me past my house periodically so I can lose/gain water as needed.
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