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10-14-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Steve B.

OK, I think of a “trail” as in the context of...

OK, I think of a “trail” as in the context of “hiking trail” or “mt. bike trail”, with a paved or gravel/dirt multi-use trail as a “path”, but a lot of folks refer to them as “MUTs”. Semantics. But...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 517
Posted By Steve B.

Do a Google search on "bikepacking". You will...

Do a Google search on "bikepacking". You will discover all sorts of gear and methods to pack without using racks and panniers. It's very popular for mt. bikes and gravel, etc.... where it's...
10-14-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Steve B.

Can't help with the update issues, that might...

Can't help with the update issues, that might require a call to Garmin. I do know that while it seems the "update" can take hours, I believe sometimes the actual new OS is quick, it's maps and such...
10-14-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By Steve B.

One of the improvements (that you admittedly pay...

One of the improvements (that you admittedly pay good money for) on the 1030 is much better battery life. In theory upwards of 20 hrs when just tracking, no navigating. I’ve seen this. That’s...
10-13-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By Steve B.

It is indeed and I know this from experience. ...

It is indeed and I know this from experience. Wet cycling shorts are not comfortable.
10-13-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By Steve B.

Having used a Bolt as well as Garmins, I can...

Having used a Bolt as well as Garmins, I can state I much prefer color over B&W. Roads, rivers, parks? Etc.... are easier to visualize in color. Never going back to b&w
Forum: Northeast
10-11-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Steve B.

I believe this was the Hicksville LIRR parking...

I believe this was the Hicksville LIRR parking garage or some such ?. Jeff C was on that ?, I remember the conversation. Somewhere there’s a YouTube of a CLIMB member on his mt. bike, studded tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Steve B.

I'd look at the easiest and cheapest fix which is...

I'd look at the easiest and cheapest fix which is swap the cable, watching to see if the existing is binding, ferrule not seated, etc...
10-10-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Steve B.

I did a quicky test. Forced close the Garmin app...

I did a quicky test. Forced close the Garmin app on an iPhone. Booted the 1030. Watched as the 1st 1030 BT was made but not the 2nd. Waited a bit, no 2nd connection. Turned off the 1030, turned...
10-09-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Steve B.

I’m now beginning to think you need to do just...

I’m now beginning to think you need to do just that, especially if you’ve done a forced close of GCM on an iOS device. Reason I think this is I believe that notification and LiveTrack port thru the...
10-09-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Steve B.

On iOS, there are and have been 2 separate BT...

On iOS, there are and have been 2 separate BT connections. The phone needs to pair via the BT settings in the phone, as well as in Connect. The pairing instructions from Garmin do indicate you also...
10-09-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Steve B.

I'm thinking that not having the Garmin Connect...

I'm thinking that not having the Garmin Connect Mobile app actually running is a cause of many connection problems. My new 1030 was hit and miss at not automatically making the 2nd "Edge 1030" BLE...
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 769
Posted By Steve B.

I always thought of him as the first drummer that...

I always thought of him as the first drummer that stood out and wasn’t just background beat keeping. Had a real style and skill. He was just a bit earlier then Moon and Bonham, was more disciplined...
10-07-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Steve B.

Also look at the Garmin Edge Explore. Bigger...

Also look at the Garmin Edge Explore. Bigger unit, better maps, same price, rock solid unit.
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 424
Posted By Steve B.

Opening scene from Cast Away, FedEx delivering in...

Opening scene from Cast Away, FedEx delivering in the boonies of Texas. I know, it’s the movies.....

If you have a street address - how does the fire dept. know where to go ?, I’d bet you could...
10-06-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 674
Posted By Steve B.

I’m under the impression the Pro’s are using...

I’m under the impression the Pro’s are using Garmins, Wahoos, etc.... I.E. dedicated cycling computers, not cell phones.

Article here:

...
10-06-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Steve B.

Possibly the Blue Tooth Low Energy connection...

Possibly the Blue Tooth Low Energy connection isn’t being made. On an iOS phone there were 2 different BT connections to the phone, from my 810, my 1000 and my 1030. The primary BT was called “Edge...
10-03-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By Steve B.

When I was recommending the Explore, I went to...

When I was recommending the Explore, I went to the Garmin site for iQ apps and was surprised that the list of devices for which RWGPS is available does not include the Explore. Seems like an error ,...
10-02-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By Steve B.

The Explore does support Connect iQ, curious as...

The Explore does support Connect iQ, curious as to what does version 3 add ?.

And a bit of research shows that the basic Explore (as opposed to the Edge Explore 820 and 1000) does not support...
10-01-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By Steve B.

Correct, I mis-spoke, was thinking of the 520. ...

Correct, I mis-spoke, was thinking of the 520.

520 is $249
Edge Explore is $249
530 is $299
830 is $385
09-30-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By Steve B.

If you don’t need a Di2 connection, or have a...

If you don’t need a Di2 connection, or have a need for multiple activity profiles, the Garmin Edge Explore is a very reliable unit, big enough to have a decent display of the maps. It’s bigger than...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 177,829
Posted By Steve B.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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We all played hooky today and with 2 riding buddies...
Forum: Foo
09-25-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 771,291
Posted By Steve B.

I thought the swim leg was first.

I thought the swim leg was first.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By Steve B.

None. I run a 14-28 cassette with a 34/50 crank....

None. I run a 14-28 cassette with a 34/50 crank. I pretty much live in the big ring unless I am forced to climb a hill. Note I’m on mostly flat Long Island.
Forum: Foo
09-22-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,099
Posted By Steve B.

I generally agree in concept, yet the image that...

I generally agree in concept, yet the image that comes to mind is complete gridlock in an urban area when pedestrians are interacting with vehicles and pedestrians are not required at times to yield...
09-22-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Steve B.

No, no good ideas. I will wait to update to 13...

No, no good ideas. I will wait to update to 13 till I think Garmin can talk to it. I just updated my 1030 to OS v8, no issues to date except that the 2nd “Edge 1030” BT connection will not reliably...
09-22-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Steve B.

Without reading all the posts, any chance that...

Without reading all the posts, any chance that iOS 13 turned off notifications for texts somewhere ?.
09-21-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Steve B.

I’d like to believe that but A) Apple is...

I’d like to believe that but A) Apple is notorious for making changes that sometime break a lot of the non mainstream apps. Garmin is typical. B) Garmin has had BT issues going back 2 years and they...
09-20-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Steve B.

The 1000 uses 2 BT connections, “Edge 1000” and a...

The 1000 uses 2 BT connections, “Edge 1000” and a “BT_1000” (or something similarly named). The BLE is the low energy and the part that allows notifications. Make sure that is running in the iPhone...
Forum: Foo
09-19-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 668
Posted By Steve B.

Bosch it is, ordered with delivery on Sat. ...

Bosch it is, ordered with delivery on Sat.

Thx to all.
Forum: Foo
09-18-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 668
Posted By Steve B.

Dishwasher time

My Kitchenaid is 18 years old. Can’t believe it’s lasted this long.

We may buy that brand again, but thought I’d ask if folks have a preference. I read that some Bosch models are pretty good. ...
09-17-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By Steve B.

Then what are you talking about when you ask for...

Then what are you talking about when you ask for " If it can start / stop and export the track (bluetooth, usb) that would do the job."
09-16-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By Steve B.

Just puzzled as to the desire to size down from a...

Just puzzled as to the desire to size down from a 5” phone. I assume you want to carry a phone ?, useful if you get hurt, have a mechanical ?. I went from a Motorola flip phone to assorted iPhones,...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, typo, meant Rt 140 Maybe don’t open the...

Yes, typo, meant Rt 140

Maybe don’t open the can. Pretty much anywhere you go in VT. is going to be good. Middlebury is a really nice town so worth a stop, college town with restaurants, etc. ...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 878
Posted By Steve B.

Rt 4 is likely the busiest route across the Green...

Rt 4 is likely the busiest route across the Green Mountains in this area of Vermont. It has a shoulder but will have traffic. Likewise Rt 4 from the Rt100 junction east to the Conn. River valley is...
09-09-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve B.

Everybody has a level of technology they choose...

Everybody has a level of technology they choose to not want to deal with an I understand that, I refuse to learn how to save TV programs to an HD type system to watch later. OTOH, as I'm a map guy,...
09-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,746
Posted By Steve B.

Mirroring some of this I find the iQ Connect apps...

Mirroring some of this I find the iQ Connect apps really, really useful. A weather app shows wind direct and speed as well as humidity. The RideWithGPS app makes painless the download of routes...
09-09-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,746
Posted By Steve B.

Sometimes a Garmin is just bad to the bone, out...

Sometimes a Garmin is just bad to the bone, out of the box. Not necessarily a killer hardware issue, but repeated and different OS issues that I assume ultimately points to a subtle hardware issue. I...
09-09-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve B.

Agree

Agree
09-08-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,712
Posted By Steve B.

NJ, just a thought that myself and others have...

NJ, just a thought that myself and others have found your posts to be difficult to deal with on occasion. Please note that you are (IMO) a really valuable member here, not that it's my place to...
09-08-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,746
Posted By Steve B.

If you are not navigating or needing maps, then...

If you are not navigating or needing maps, then Wahoo.

I didn't like and could not read the Turn-By-Turn white text on black background of the Bolt I used. Could not read it while wearing...
Forum: Touring
09-07-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,241
Posted By Steve B.

I get the desire to accommodate riders whose...

I get the desire to accommodate riders whose physical limitations have them on pedal assisted motorcycles, yet it’s opening a huge can of worms to allow them off road or off pavement. Trouble is...
Forum: Foo
09-07-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,556
Posted By Steve B.

But wait, it gets better. On way back from...

But wait, it gets better.

On way back from the tire place this morning, limping on the donut, I hit a sewer grate and apparently that's too much for the rear right tire, and it goes flat. I get...
Forum: Foo
09-07-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,556
Posted By Steve B.

$168 for the replacement tire shipped from Tire...

$168 for the replacement tire shipped from Tire Rack to my local tire place, plus balance, etc... and Tuesday is the fastest I can get a tire.

Then $218 for the car rental Sunday to Tuesday for...
Forum: Foo
09-06-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,556
Posted By Steve B.

Funny thing (well, actually it’s not) about...

Funny thing (well, actually it’s not) about declining the tire and wheel damage insurance.

Day 3 in her new Mazda 3 with the low profile tires and she hits a pothole tonight while we are heading...
09-05-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Steve B.

Screen size is everything. The bigger the...

Screen size is everything. The bigger the screen, the bigger the battery. I'd guess that Garmin is able to leverage and make use of the well developed watch battery industry. Unlike trying to...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,556
Posted By Steve B.

I’ve purchased 4 of 5 Subaru’s at one dealer, 3...

I’ve purchased 4 of 5 Subaru’s at one dealer, 3 from same salesman. They never hard pushed the extra insurance, maybe once asked if I was interested and didn’t get bent when I declined, like Mr....
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Steve B.

There are a couple up this way that will be even...

There are a couple up this way that will be even better:

- Extension of the Duchess Rail Trail south east from Hopewell Junction to Brewster. In the works supposedly and will mean bike path from...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,556
Posted By Steve B.

Oh, there was no way I was paying for this. The...

Oh, there was no way I was paying for this. The tire warranty alone was about double what you *might* pay to just get it fixed a few times. I felt bad in one respect as his tire numbers were like...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,556
Posted By Steve B.

Hard sell on auto repair insurance

Was picking up a new Mazda 3 Hatchback yesterday from a local dealer, financed it, all was good until the "finance guy" started in with the hardsell for supplemental repair insurance. Never owned a...
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