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11-13-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By Steve B.

The RWGPS website shows a list of routes a user...

The RWGPS website shows a list of routes a user would have created. The RWGPS iQ app shows part of that list, the most recent, or you can select pinned routes, but you can at least see the name of...
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By Steve B.

Damaged. Return for a new one.

Damaged. Return for a new one.
11-13-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
Posted By Steve B.

I semi retired my 32 lbs ‘04 Stumpjumper FS last...

I semi retired my 32 lbs ‘04 Stumpjumper FS last year for a Specialized Chisel HT 29’er. Glad I did, but I ride no rocks, no big hills, all dirt with some roots, lots of trees. I love the 26 lbs of...
11-13-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By Steve B.

GRouteLoader does not list any route names in the...

GRouteLoader does not list any route names in the RWGPS route list, thus you have to look up a route number prior to using the app. That's unfortunate and less then useful (IMO).

I had thought...
11-13-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 239
Posted By Steve B.

I'm 64, been mt. and road cycling since I was 33....

I'm 64, been mt. and road cycling since I was 33. I still mt. bike, mostly in fall thru spring when the temps drop round these part. The trail riding is terrific in fall/winter even when the ground...
11-12-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,968
Posted By Steve B.

Just checked. Not seeing that.

Just checked. Not seeing that.
11-12-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By Steve B.

Rarely and I can’t think I’ve ever seen a Bolt at...

Rarely and I can’t think I’ve ever seen a Bolt at anything except $249. Garmin on occasion especially as there’s a lot of other-than-cycling vendors that carry other types of Garmins. I got my Edge...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,241
Posted By Steve B.

Likewise, my 8050 system is very quiet. But then...

Likewise, my 8050 system is very quiet. But then I don't wear my hearing aids on the bike. I'll maybe ask my buddies.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,241
Posted By Steve B.

If I were installing in a frame I can see where...

If I were installing in a frame I can see where E-Tap is immensely easier to deal with, especially if the frame has a press in b-bracket as you may or may not be able to do that part of the install. ...
11-11-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,968
Posted By Steve B.

[QUOTE=jgwilliams;21204086]I'm curious about...

[QUOTE=jgwilliams;21204086]I'm curious about that, actually. I've looked through their apps and have rather been left scratching my head. I'd like to know if anyone on this forum found anything...
11-11-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By Steve B.

[QUOTE=njkayaker;21204083]The RWGPS app limits...

[QUOTE=njkayaker;21204083]The RWGPS app limits downloads to recent or pinned routes. GRouteLoader lets you use the course number to download any public route (so it still might be useful).[/QUOTE
...
11-11-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Steve B.

I upgraded the entire bike, went from an '04...

I upgraded the entire bike, went from an '04 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp full suspension, 26" wheels, disc, to a Specialized Chisel HT, 29" wheels with 1X shifting. I am 64, do not ride overly...
11-11-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,968
Posted By Steve B.

This is becoming a needless Garmin vs.Wahoo war. ...

This is becoming a needless Garmin vs.Wahoo war. Note that an Edge 520 Plus is down to $200 (thats a good deal), Wahoo Bolt is $249, Garmin Edge 520 is $249, Edge Explore is $249, Edge 530 is $270,...
11-10-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, that’s what I meant when I wrote “Explore...

Yes, that’s what I meant when I wrote “Explore 820 and 1000, as in Explore 1000. That would maybe not be clear, apologies,
Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,304
Posted By Steve B.

It’s seven words, but appropriate, ”Let’s...

It’s seven words, but appropriate,

”Let’s see what this baby can do”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/10/us/porsche-crash-toms-river-trnd/index.html
11-10-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By Steve B.

Good to know, I’ll mention it to the buddy using...

Good to know, I’ll mention it to the buddy using the Explore
11-10-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,879
Posted By Steve B.

I’m sure it makes sense for you. Pinion easily...

I’m sure it makes sense for you. Pinion easily adds a pound or more to the bike. I have had no F or R derailer issues in 30 years and other than chain, cassette, the occasional chainring and cables...
11-10-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,968
Posted By Steve B.

Many do that. Many others find a number of...

Many do that. Many others find a number of issues (phone dependent) when desiring a h-bar mounted unit, battery life, poor screen image in sunlight, most phones are not water or shock resistant,...
11-10-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By Steve B.

I was puzzled as to the Explore status, e-mailed...

I was puzzled as to the Explore status, e-mailed RWGPS tech. support, commenting to them that they support the Explore 820 and 1000 models, which are discontinued and need to support the newer...
11-10-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By Steve B.

Edge Explore. It’s a simpler 1000/1030, less...

Edge Explore. It’s a simpler 1000/1030, less than half the price of the 1030 ($249). Does fewer of the fitness functions of the 530, 830, 1030, only allows one set of data screens - so no activity...
Forum: Northeast
11-10-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Steve B.

You had 2 options when the officer asked for I.D....

You had 2 options when the officer asked for I.D. to write the ticket. Present something, with a drivers license or state issued I.D. or US (or other) passport as typical, OR get arrested, taken to...
Forum: Foo
11-09-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 776
Posted By Steve B.

Possible but unlikely. In today’s age where...

Possible but unlikely.

In today’s age where everybody from a 5 yr. old to grandma is carrying a camera, you think there’d be more photographic evidence. Ditto physical in some form of bones or...
11-09-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,968
Posted By Steve B.

Bolt is a good choice for what you are doing,...

Bolt is a good choice for what you are doing, especially as it has seamless integration with RideWithGPS, which can track your rides as well as let you generate on-line routes that allow navigation...
11-09-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 708
Posted By Steve B.

DrIsotopes comments about the Wahoo having a...

DrIsotopes comments about the Wahoo having a reputation for greater reliability *can* be true, but it’s also dependent on which Garmin device. Some have reputations for being really flaky, others...
Forum: Foo
11-09-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 841
Posted By Steve B.

I used to have fun with the Windows service...

I used to have fun with the Windows service calls. I would ask “Sure, I have Pella’s and Anderson’s, plus some cheap vinyl things in the basement”. That would always throw them but eventually they...
11-08-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Steve B.

Well, maybe the OP will get past that $200 range,...

Well, maybe the OP will get past that $200 range, LOL
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,304
Posted By Steve B.

“I wonder what this wire does”

“I wonder what this wire does”
11-06-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By Steve B.

Thx. I do like the wide bars, it was a change...

Thx. I do like the wide bars, it was a change from the old style narrow. Too wide though for some of Long Island, which is mostly fast, tight and twisty wooded rides.
11-06-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,053
Posted By Steve B.

This past Monday, on a really great single track...

This past Monday, on a really great single track I haven’t ridden in 10 years (on a 26’er with old style 600 bars) I tried getting my 750 width bars thru 2 trees about 730 apart. I’m now wearing a...
Forum: Northeast
11-06-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Steve B.

So obviously the cop watched as you ran the first...

So obviously the cop watched as you ran the first and second red light, then decided enough and stops you after the third. So he gets 3 violations in his log book. Well good for him, but still...
11-05-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Steve B.

The Garmin Edge 1030 has an SD card that can be...

The Garmin Edge 1030 has an SD card that can be configured to save all ride data to the card. You can then add cards as needed. The older 1000 also uses SD cards and I think you can use 32 gig cards....
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Steve B.

I do have a separate screen that shows more...

I do have a separate screen that shows more navigation information, distance to next turn, time to next, distance yo end, name of street for next turn. I don’t have this on the regular data screen...
11-05-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,121
Posted By Steve B.

In other words you wimped out, gave in to your...

In other words you wimped out, gave in to your wife and stopped trying to fix a problem that she probably doesn’t recognize as a problem. Typical guy response.
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 841
Posted By Steve B.

This is the rub for the cell and landline phone...

This is the rub for the cell and landline phone providers trying to get a handle on spam calls. Lots of legitimate calls use numbers you may not recognize, as many business use a whole lot of lines...
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,189
Posted By Steve B.

Sorry as well. I’m dreading losing my 17 yrs....

Sorry as well. I’m dreading losing my 17 yrs. old, she’s been in our house a year after we moved in. Lot of memories with this old girl.
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 841
Posted By Steve B.

Social Security has been calling my cell phone...

Social Security has been calling my cell phone once or twice a day for a week.
11-03-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,121
Posted By Steve B.

840 gram difference on the wheels ?, not...

840 gram difference on the wheels ?, not including the tires ?. That’s about 1.4 lbs and is likely something she might notice, just getting up to speed. More effort in that, but in truth, I’d buy a...
11-03-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,121
Posted By Steve B.

Well, I can sympathize with the OP trying to...

Well, I can sympathize with the OP trying to solve a problem his wife has noted and I wouldn’t have wanted to plunk down a chunk of change on a new bike only to find out it’s seemingly slower and...
11-02-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Steve B.

If you’re not riding a lot of tight and twisty...

If you’re not riding a lot of tight and twisty single track where a smaller wheel size AND accompanying geometry that makes a 27.5 quicker handling, than I’d say go 29. The larger wheel does roll...
Forum: Northeast
11-02-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 180,463
Posted By Steve B.

Lesson 1. Auto Pause. Stops the track record...

Lesson 1. Auto Pause. Stops the track record when stopped at a light. Settings - Ride Settings - Auto Features - When Stopped. That’s my choice as when I’m mt. biking my speed can fall below 3mph...
11-02-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,121
Posted By Steve B.

Here ‘ya go ...

Here ‘ya go

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/zipp-454-nswcarbon-clincher-road-wheelset?skidn=ZIP005K-BK-SRA&ti=UExQIENhdDpSb2FkIEJpa2UgV2hlZWxzOjE6MTpjY0NhdDEwMDA2OA==
11-01-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,121
Posted By Steve B.

Better idea would be to get her fit for the bike....

Better idea would be to get her fit for the bike. Obviously something different between how she sits on the Trek is causing a loss of power, it’s not likely the wheels or anything mechanical.
Forum: Foo
11-01-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10,307
Views: 2,096,428
Posted By Steve B.

”It’s Ok, he’s really good with children”

”It’s Ok, he’s really good with children”
Forum: Foo
11-01-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10,307
Views: 2,096,428
Posted By Steve B.

And I'll bet it's not popular in the groups rides...

And I'll bet it's not popular in the groups rides !
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By Steve B.

The Garmin speed sensors are auto calibrating,...

The Garmin speed sensors are auto calibrating, but you can also set a wheel circumference in the devices. I’ve 3 sensors on 3 bikes with different wheel sizes. When I compare ride data with other...
10-31-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,130
Posted By Steve B.

If you choose to use a “High tech/user...

If you choose to use a “High tech/user unfriendly/engineer only/programming” mode of transferring via a USB cable and file transfer, that’s up to you. I only cable connect my 1030 to update the OS....
10-31-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,130
Posted By Steve B.

The increasingly popular app to find and follow,...

The increasingly popular app to find and follow, or develop routes, for off-road trails, especially single track trials, is TrailForks. Also an iQ app. Best I've seen and most comprehensive data...
10-31-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,130
Posted By Steve B.

I believe that Kamoot is popular with folks doing...

I believe that Kamoot is popular with folks doing long tours, thus might be worth the subscription. It's also a free Garmin iQ app you can install on the Edge 1000. If that works like the RWGPS iQ...
10-31-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,130
Posted By Steve B.

I'm very sceptical of the devices ability to...

I'm very sceptical of the devices ability to create a bike route on the roads that are on the map in the device. Garmin used to get their maps for road devices from NavTeq, which had technicians in...
Forum: Northeast
10-30-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By Steve B.

Ray Diaz, the repair shop manager at Brands is my...

Ray Diaz, the repair shop manager at Brands is my go to guy for stuff that’s a bit old. He’s been fixing bikes for 30+ years or so, always give good advice and never an attitude if your bike is...
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