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10-21-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 514
Posted By njkayaker

The Garmin Edges (and other Garmin models) can be...

The Garmin Edges (and other Garmin models) can be paired to a smartphone but don’t need to.

That is, the Garmin Edges don’t need a smartphone to work at all.

To copy routes and to update...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,758
Posted By njkayaker

They can't forget about something they weren't...

They can't forget about something they weren't told. There was no indication that it was Israel (until later).
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 981
Posted By njkayaker

It knows the fuel consumption. That, and the...

It knows the fuel consumption. That, and the mileage, is all that is needed. It uses the past history of that to predict the remaining range. It’s not complicated.


What you are doing is a...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By njkayaker

The OP was fairly-certainly talking about a...

The OP was fairly-certainly talking about a center/left lane.


This makes sense.

If the right turn lane has little or no traffic (compared to the left straight-lane), I doubt anybody would...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By njkayaker

That's (primarily) a bus lane that other people...

That's (primarily) a bus lane that other people are allowed to use to make right turns from (into all the driveways). It's also not "miles long".

Seems clear he's talking about a left turn lane....
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By njkayaker

Is this a right turn lane or a center turn lane?...

Is this a right turn lane or a center turn lane? It makes a huge difference.[/QUOTE]
Seems clear he's talking about a left turn lane.

Given that he said it was "a few miles" long**, it seems...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By njkayaker

Where is this exactly? Ride on the right...

Where is this exactly?

Ride on the right side. You can't legally travel (keep going straight) in the turn lane.

You might consider using a rear flasher.
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,622
Posted By njkayaker

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/27/...

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/27/18243425/usb-3-2-standard-names-connectivity-cables-innovators-forum#:~:text=USB%203.2%20Gen%201%3A%20originally,data%20at%20up%20to%205Gbps.&text=USB...
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,622
Posted By njkayaker

We have a standard... ...

We have a standard...

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/30/22702453/usb-c-pd-240-watt-charging-usb4-data-transfer-logo-branding-standard

... and it's gone.

Anybody remember the "USB 3.2 gen 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,204
Posted By njkayaker

You definitely don't need an ebike. ...

You definitely don't need an ebike.


​​​​​​​Cool. You still don't need it. Not at all.
09-27-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,737
Posted By njkayaker

As far as I can tell, this is a "desperate" mode....

As far as I can tell, this is a "desperate" mode.

Use a $10 external battery (along with your Hagstrom pages).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By njkayaker

Consider yourself lucky.

Consider yourself lucky.
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By njkayaker

The top edge of the bubble is at the 17' mark. ...

The top edge of the bubble is at the 17' mark.

Isn't the correct reading at the middle of the bubble?
09-19-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,339
Posted By njkayaker

They are only a problem to people who think they...

They are only a problem to people who think they are saying it's safe to go. They are only yielding.

You must determine whether it's safe for you to go (like always).


Nothing in this kit is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: It's optional. It also...

:rolleyes:

It's optional.

It also serves a legitimate purpose for some people.

What evidence do you have that Garmin is "marketing your data"?
09-17-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By njkayaker

WAAS was very useful when "selective...

WAAS was very useful when "selective availability" (SA) was disabled.

Since SA isn't disabled now (usually!), WAAS isn't as useful.



New cheaper GNSS receivers likely don't support WAAS...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,159
Posted By njkayaker

This is kind of obvious but some people still...

This is kind of obvious but some people still miss it.

Specialized might consider that selling bikes through a shop without this conflict of interest to be better long term.

Mike's might have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,159
Posted By njkayaker

??? Mike's is owned by a competing brand.

???

Mike's is owned by a competing brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,159
Posted By njkayaker

Pon owns Cervelo. How focused on selling...

Pon owns Cervelo.

How focused on selling Specialized would Mikeís end-up being?

Might Specialized be served better with an outlet without that conflict of interest?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,159
Posted By njkayaker

Meh. So, they said it in a less than accurate...

Meh. So, they said it in a less than accurate way.

Itís not likely they can ask for proof you ordered a specialized bike elsewhere.

They canít legally force you to accept another bike instead...
09-10-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By njkayaker

It would be quite frustrating to enter an address...

It would be quite frustrating to enter an address using a few buttons. The 530 isn't really the appropriate device for that use. The 830 and 1030+ have touch screens which let's them use the screen...
09-08-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By njkayaker

The rider turning into traffic has the...

The rider turning into traffic has the responsibility to look. It's not all on the one rider.
09-08-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By njkayaker

On a narrow road? Most people.

On a narrow road? Most people.
09-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,039
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, yes, they do. ...

Yes, yes, they do.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/money-is-no-object


There's a standard/common understanding for this common phrase. You can't try to "win" an argument by using a...
09-07-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 891
Posted By njkayaker

Many people already do that. Even with that,...

Many people already do that.

Even with that, Garmin, Wahoo, and Hammerhead see a market for cycling-specific devices.

Smartphones took a way a lot of the market for car GPS units. They took...
09-07-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,039
Posted By njkayaker

??? They mean the same thing.

???

They mean the same thing.
09-06-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,039
Posted By njkayaker

The person bike companies pay to buy another...

The person bike companies pay to buy another brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,715
Posted By njkayaker

Larry isn't crashing in Grand Tours.

Larry isn't crashing in Grand Tours.
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By njkayaker

The first thing I think of doing when I see a...

The first thing I think of doing when I see a very unusual bright night in the middle of the night is read a newspaper!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,715
Posted By njkayaker

Your posting history says otherwise.

Your posting history says otherwise.
09-01-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By njkayaker

Map dashboard. Especially, if you have a...

Map dashboard.

Especially, if you have a large screen model like the 1030.

https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/8633c044-afff-4834-b71f-9f10113b5276

There's a 4 field version and a 6 field...
08-29-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By njkayaker

GRouteLoader does the same thing as the RWGPS app...

GRouteLoader does the same thing as the RWGPS app (which isn’t available for the 1030+). It does other stuff too. It also is available as a widget (which means you can use it while recording an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,423
Posted By njkayaker

GRouteLoader. Works like the RWGPS app which...

GRouteLoader.

Works like the RWGPS app which isn't available for the 1030+.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 745
Posted By njkayaker

What sort of speed are you talking about? In...

What sort of speed are you talking about?

In the 11 tooth sprocket in the 40 tooth chain ring (with a 700C wheel with a 38mm tire), the following shows the speed for different pedal RPM (cadence)....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,964
Posted By njkayaker

Because the only imaginable benefit of helmets is...

Because the only imaginable benefit of helmets is preventing fatalities. :rolleyes:


This is ridiculous.

I personally know a fair number of people who are still quite alive after higher-speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,964
Posted By njkayaker

​​​​​​It seems possible that her wheel got caught...

​​​​​​It seems possible that her wheel got caught in the crack. When that happens, you can no longer balance the bike and you fall over. This can happen very quickly. These cracks can be hard to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,725
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: The restriction doesn't have to...

:rolleyes:

The restriction doesn't have to be specific to riding abreast. It applies to riding abreast and other situations too,
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,725
Posted By njkayaker

It's not legal in an unlimited way. That is,...

It's not legal in an unlimited way. That is, there are limits to when it's legal.

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/169.222




There aren't any restrictions. But it's not a right...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,725
Posted By njkayaker

No, I wasn't seeing you doing that. But there was...

No, I wasn't seeing you doing that. But there was a lot of talk about big groups in this thread.


I'm not sure if this is generally true. Passing a doubled-up group means the car has to move much...
08-10-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,295
Posted By njkayaker

The left-arm-for-right-turn thing was created to...

The left-arm-for-right-turn thing was created to be usable in automobiles and used by cyclists later.

(If you need to brake suddenly, relying on the rear brake isn't the way to do it.)


???
...
07-30-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,565
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, it was silly of you. That would be...

Yes, it was silly of you.


That would be even sillier.
07-29-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,565
Posted By njkayaker

Well it makes no sense to me to hug the curb when...

Well it makes no sense to me to hug the curb when someone passes. [/QUOTE]
Atlas Shrugged didn't say he "hugged the curb".


It seems almost certain that you will tend to do different things when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,128
Posted By njkayaker

A wider rim should make the overall diameter a...

A wider rim should make the overall diameter a bit smaller.
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,068
Posted By njkayaker

There isn't a huge difference between a...

There isn't a huge difference between a smartphone and a cycle computer like the 530. (The first is more focused on short/high-performance use and the second is designed for continuous use.)

(I...
07-06-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,570
Posted By njkayaker

This doesn't seem relevant. This was dealt-with...

This doesn't seem relevant. This was dealt-with without needing a phone cycling computer (and which might not have been usable for this anyway). It's not like you can't use the phones most people...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By njkayaker

The free level of ridewithgps is another option.

The free level of ridewithgps is another option.
07-05-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,570
Posted By njkayaker

It's not "unthinkable". It just doesn't end-up...

It's not "unthinkable". It just doesn't end-up making much sense.

The problem is that it would make the already-expensive cycling computer even more expensive and require an additional fee for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,569
Posted By njkayaker

It doesn't make sense not to take the offer. If...

It doesn't make sense not to take the offer. If your wide bars are less safe, you'd be addressing that issue. You'd also fitting-in better and look like you are trying to fit in. You'd also be...
06-25-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By njkayaker

N * zero is zero. Drivers seeing cyclists...

N * zero is zero.


Drivers seeing cyclists on the road aren't thinking about tiny text on license plates.


If they have no effect (which seems likely), it's arguably a waste. it's mostly a...
Forum: Touring
06-25-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,068
Posted By njkayaker

No, it's not ridiculous. If you are using...

No, it's not ridiculous.

If you are using your phone anyway, why not use maps installed on the phone? The maps on the phone also avoid issues of needing to keep purchasing updated paper maps.
...
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