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10-06-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By speedlever

I turn 70 in December this year. I generally...

I turn 70 in December this year. I generally won't bother to suit up if I can't go at least 40 miles. ;) I generally ride 50-80 miles at a time. But being a cold-weather weenie, my start times are...
10-06-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By speedlever

I agree. When I attached the RTL515 Varia, I...

I agree. When I attached the RTL515 Varia, I backed-up the black rubber band with a zip tie. And I would tether it if I could figure out an elegant way to do so. This is on a road bike and the...
10-05-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By speedlever

That's good! Back in my younger days I liked to...

That's good! Back in my younger days I liked to ride 200-250 miles a week. But I'm just doing 140-180 miles if I get out 3x a week now.
10-04-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By speedlever

Have the Garmin QT mounts been problematic or a...

Have the Garmin QT mounts been problematic or a common issue?

I tether my 830 to my handlebars when I attach it to the mount, but my Varia RTL515 has no way to tether that I'm aware of.
10-04-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By speedlever

Wow. That's a lot. I ride for fun and exercise....

Wow. That's a lot. I ride for fun and exercise. Sounds like you ride for all your transportation needs!
10-04-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By speedlever

Hmm. I just recharge after each ride and leave...

Hmm. I just recharge after each ride and leave both the 830 and the rtl515 in standby mode until my next ride... which could be 1 to 4 days later.
10-04-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By speedlever

Not sure what you mean by go off. I have mine set...

Not sure what you mean by go off. I have mine set on auto. The RTL515 starts flashing when I hit the start button on my 830 and stops when I hit the stop button at the end of the ride. I typically...
10-04-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,844
Posted By speedlever

It eats the battery on your computer? I have...

It eats the battery on your computer?

I have the Varia RTL515 paired to my Edge 830 and can ride for 5 hours or so and still have 80%+ left on the 830. I don't bother to check the Varia, but it's...
09-15-20, 05:34 AM
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Posted By speedlever

What is the typical product life cycle of a new...

What is the typical product life cycle of a new bicycle/groupset? I've heard that some cyclists sell their recent bike when a new groupset becomes available and get a new bike every so many years. I...
09-10-20, 10:20 PM
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Posted By speedlever

I feel your pain. I have a 2008 Madone 5.5 with...

I feel your pain. I have a 2008 Madone 5.5 with an Ultegra FC6603 triple and I can't find parts for it either. I may be forced to move to a compact double. Even if I could find chain rings to replace...
09-07-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By speedlever

I suppose the focus is on budget blinkies. But I...

I suppose the focus is on budget blinkies. But I have to throw in a vote for the Garmin RTL515 that changes the blink pattern as overtaking traffic approaches. That in itself is worthy imo, not even...
09-07-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By speedlever

I avoid that issue by carrying an old phone that...

I avoid that issue by carrying an old phone that I use for standby purposes. Just a select few people have that number. So I'm not bothered by a bunch of calls or texts during a ride. ;)
09-07-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By speedlever

While that sounds like a viable troubleshooting...

While that sounds like a viable troubleshooting tip (phone app), I don't have a practical means of putting my phone out in view while I ride, nor do I know if the battery would last for long in that...
09-04-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By speedlever

I echo your support experience with Garmin. I'll...

I echo your support experience with Garmin. I'll give them a call later.

I'm not familiar with the separate display unit. My Vivoactive HR watch also shows the traffic info, if that counts.
09-04-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By speedlever

Yes. Here's a quick pic hanging on the wall. It...

Yes. Here's a quick pic hanging on the wall. It appears perfectly positioned to me. I can take another pic later in the correct orientation if needed.
...
09-03-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By speedlever

In both cases where I've observed the RTL515...

In both cases where I've observed the RTL515 missing the overtaking traffic, there has been a large delta in the overtaking speed... so in neither case was the overtaking car coming up on me slowly....
09-03-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By speedlever

I did not get a dot representing the car. The...

I did not get a dot representing the car. The only way I knew it was behind me was by looking in my helmet mounted mirror. This is at least the 2nd time I've observed the RTL515 missing overtaking...
09-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By speedlever

36 miles into my ride today and had another...

36 miles into my ride today and had another missed vehicle with my RTL515. Again, it was behind another vehicle, but a good distance behind... probably 30-40 meters or more. Simply no reason for it...
08-28-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By speedlever

Sounds like a good idea. I'll try that. And...

Sounds like a good idea. I'll try that.

And just to be safe, I backed up the files specified here:
https://support.garmin.com/en-MY/?faq=eWswdSH4aC3xrXxmQj7U9A

Edit: I assume you mean a soft...
08-27-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By speedlever

I'm still on the original HRM that came bundled...

I'm still on the original HRM that came bundled with my Edge 305!
08-27-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By speedlever

Firmware 6.0 and the 830 and RTL515

I upgraded my 830 to FW 6.0 (from 5.5) a few days ago. I've had a few issues that I didn't notice on FW 5.5. But it could be that I only have a few weeks experience with the 830 and RTL515 on FW5.5....
08-10-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By speedlever

From this reader's perspective, you both went...

From this reader's perspective, you both went into areas I did/do not understand. ;) So there's that perspective. Lol. But I have to say that the finer points of the issue(s) intrigue me... but maybe...
08-10-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,960
Posted By speedlever

As a recent convert to the Varia RTL515, I can't...

As a recent convert to the Varia RTL515, I can't recommend it high enough. The bright, interactive tail light is magnificent. And the overtaking traffic alerts are superb. You can use your cell phone...
08-10-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By speedlever

To update: I left the RTL515 in standby mode for...

To update: I left the RTL515 in standby mode for 3 days (between rides). The blue light was constantly flashing. When I checked the battery (from the Varia app field on the 830), it showed as full 3...
08-07-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By speedlever

Hahahaha. I didn't notice my OCD misspelling...

Hahahaha. I didn't notice my OCD misspelling error until I read your message with the quote! Classic!

Ok. I'll PM you the route.

I've never paid attention to those routing options before....
08-07-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By speedlever

Hmm. I tried turning it off initially, but then...

Hmm. I tried turning it off initially, but then it seemed to take a while to form the light network... so I thought maybe I'm just supposed to leave it in standby. Still fumbling my way around the...
08-06-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By speedlever

Thanks. I'm not doing anything special... and I...

Thanks. I'm not doing anything special... and I mapped both roads the same way where 1 routed properly and the other prompted the early upturn. Regardless, it's simply an anomaly ... which sits...
08-06-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By speedlever

A follow up on the u-turn issue. I planned a new...

A follow up on the u-turn issue. I planned a new route on RWGPS today and loaded it on my 830. This ride included the same road where I saw the way too early u-turn alert mentioned above, and prior...
08-06-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By speedlever

First ride with the RTL515 today. In 40 miles,...

First ride with the RTL515 today. In 40 miles, the vehicle count was 169 cars. Hmm.

I have the RTL515 set on auto lights and activation when I push the start button on the 830 to begin the ride.
...
08-05-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By speedlever

I think I've discovered the issue with mobile...

I think I've discovered the issue with mobile data. I got a new phone a few months ago and retired the old phone (Oneplus 3, which still works great). I pulled the sim from the OP3 and put it in the...
08-05-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By speedlever

I appreciate the part numbers. Googling the 39T...

I appreciate the part numbers. Googling the 39T p/n, everything is sold out of the sites I checked.
08-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By speedlever

Thanks for that tip about Routecourse. I'll try...

Thanks for that tip about Routecourse. I'll try it out.
08-04-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By speedlever

I have something out of sorts somewhere here. A...

I have something out of sorts somewhere here. A few minutes ago, I tried to open pinned routes (rwgps IQ) on the 830 (while the phone was on mobile data) and got the http error 0 when not on wifi. If...
08-04-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By speedlever

Makes me wonder if I have a setting somewhere...

Makes me wonder if I have a setting somewhere that is causing it to not connect over mobile data.

I tried to connect over mobile data again and get the HTTP error 0. Whatever that means.
08-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By speedlever

I got to put the RWGPS app to work today. I...

I got to put the RWGPS app to work today. I looked at my variety of rides I have setup on RWGPS (on my PC) and decided on a 55 miler for today. I mistakenly thought I already had that one loaded on...
08-03-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By speedlever

Here are a few I thought I would check out: ...

Here are a few I thought I would check out:
varia tail light field
my bike traffic
rwgps
varia radar battery
weather radar widget
08-03-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By speedlever

I honestly don't know enough about the details to...

I honestly don't know enough about the details to be intelligent. Those in the know appear to have opposite opinions. I know that the devil is often in the details. Especially when I don't know the...
08-03-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By speedlever

Lol. I hope you framed that 39T chainring and put...

Lol. I hope you framed that 39T chainring and put it on your wall!

Thanks for the tips (and the support). Maybe I'll get lucky. I'm trying to be pre-emptive before failure. I don't have 16,000...
08-03-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By speedlever

Oh. I thought the RWGPS app was something for my...

Oh. I thought the RWGPS app was something for my cell phone. So that's an IQ app that installs on the 830 itself? I do use RWGPS for my typical ride planning, so maybe that would be useful.

And...
08-03-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By speedlever

Thanks. I think I figured it out. I downloaded...

Thanks. I think I figured it out. I downloaded the mybikeradar IQ app via my PC when connected to my 830. I now have a field for # cars I can use on the 830. Naturally my RTL515 that was due to be...
08-03-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By speedlever

But I like being a curmudgeon! I used to...

But I like being a curmudgeon!

I used to have that chart, but don't recall where I found it. Do you have a link?
08-03-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By speedlever

Edge 830 and IQ apps

I have tried to search for IQ apps that road riders find useful with the 830, but I must not be using the right search terms. Can anyone give me a hint on what to search for?
I picked up...
08-03-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By speedlever

If they do, I have no idea where that setting...

If they do, I have no idea where that setting would be. I cannot find it in settings, preferences, or any other field I can modify.
08-03-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By speedlever

Yeah, I'm getting notified to do a u-turn at...

Yeah, I'm getting notified to do a u-turn at least 1/4 short of the actual point of the u-turn... which would cut 1/2 mile or more out of the planned ride. No big deal since I know where I'm going...
08-03-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By speedlever

It may be hard to turn off something that I never...

It may be hard to turn off something that I never turned on in the first place! At least, not intentionally. I'll have to explore some on the 830 and see if I see anything that might have triggered...
08-03-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,533
Posted By speedlever

830 anomalies

I'm still pretty new to the 830 having come from an old Edge 305. I've noticed a routing anomaly that seems to occur consistently, at least on 1 route that I ride.

This particular route has a leg...
08-02-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By speedlever

I imagine you're right. That FC-4703 will...

I imagine you're right. That FC-4703 will probably be my best bet. I'm not interested in piece-mealing a hodge podge of parts. I just want it to work and with the least amount of fiddling on my end....
08-02-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By speedlever

I particularly like the 52-19 and 52-18 gearing....

I particularly like the 52-19 and 52-18 gearing. That seems to be a sweet spot for me in the area I normally ride.
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By speedlever

Honestly, I'd never heard of the TA groupset...

Honestly, I'd never heard of the TA groupset until it was mentioned in this thread.

I'll talk to my LBS and see what they think. I'm still ok for now on the Ultegra... but I know the day is coming...
08-01-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,228
Posted By speedlever

Well I'm just an old phart and racing is not my...

Well I'm just an old phart and racing is not my thing. I'm more of an endurance rider and like to go out there and just conquer the road, mile after mile. My triple has been exemplary. I really hate...
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