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12-09-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By njkayaker

No one (in the US) says soLder. ...

No one (in the US) says soLder.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solder
12-09-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By njkayaker

The slow and fast flash (probably) peak at the...

The slow and fast flash (probably) peak at the same output level. Slow (probably) means the light is emitting light for a higher percentage of time (the fast flash is emitting light for a very short...
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By njkayaker

​​​​​It's one GPS and two regular cycle computers.

​​​​​It's one GPS and two regular cycle computers.
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By njkayaker

No, the Roam works just like the other units. It...

No, the Roam works just like the other units. It just has color screen. They do have some ability to generate a route back to the start, it appears.
...
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, the cycling unit do have a screen that can...

Yes, the cycling unit do have a screen that can be read in sunlight without a backlight.

These are "transreflective" screens.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transflective_liquid-crystal_display...
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By njkayaker

Also, different cyclists have different road...

Also, different cyclists have different road preferences.

Drivers generally are interested in the shortest/fastest routes.

Plus, if a route for driving is a bit longer than optimal or goes up a...
12-06-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By njkayaker

Solder (not "sodder").

Solder (not "sodder").
12-05-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,505
Posted By njkayaker

If the top tube separated first, that might have...

If the top tube separated first, that might have caused the crease.

Since that's really rare, people might not be considering it as a possible cause.
12-04-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By njkayaker

Err. Thought he was talking about making the eye...

Err. Thought he was talking about making the eye out of solder. Epoxy might work.
12-03-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By njkayaker

You are doing a lot of guessing here. I'm...

You are doing a lot of guessing here.

I'm reading the words he wrote.

If he was being sarcastic (at first), he could have later said he was being sarcastic. He could have told us he thought the...
12-03-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By njkayaker

You are misunderstanding him. He seems to have...

You are misunderstanding him. He seems to have no idea why it might not be a good idea.

He wondered if it might be a good idea he missed. He's wondering whether we should do that.





It's...
12-03-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By njkayaker

Three people. There are many, many others with...

Three people. There are many, many others with equally "nice" bikes and "all the right gear plus the prior experience" who don't do this. And you completely ignore them. Why?
12-03-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By njkayaker

Solder is meant for electrical connections. Not...

Solder is meant for electrical connections. Not structure. I suspect it would just break.
12-02-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By njkayaker

It's an exaggeration but the analogy is apt. It's...

It's an exaggeration but the analogy is apt. It's a handful of people doing a more or less risky/nutty thing.
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The standard use of red lights on a vehicle (including bicycles) is at the rear....
12-02-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By njkayaker

You saw two cyclists do this? In Portland? Do...

You saw two cyclists do this? In Portland? Do people ride bikes in Portland?

If you saw people jumping off a bridge, would you think you were supposed to do the same?
12-02-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 636
Posted By njkayaker

The law doesn't prohibit other lights, but given...

The law doesn't prohibit other lights, but given other traffic laws, it's not likely that red lights in the front are going to be legally acceptable.

Even if it's legal (which is kind of a...
11-28-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

What device? ​​​​​​People already said the...

What device?

​​​​​​People already said the options were available for the Edges.
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11-28-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

It's available for some devices and not others...

It's available for some devices and not others (apparently). Given that, it makes sense that the control is shown but disabled.


It is odd. It should be an option for every device.
11-27-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

I did check it (that's why I was surprised). The...

I did check it (that's why I was surprised). The "Auto Upload" slider works. Maybe, it's not enabled for watches.

Being grayed-out suggests there should be something that would enable it.

Not...
11-27-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

??? You can turn off auto upload in Garmin...

???

You can turn off auto upload in Garmin Connect Mobile.

You can turn off auto upload in Garmin Express.

(This is the case for the Edges. The watches should be the same.)

These options...
11-27-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

It's possible but not very likely that Garmin...

It's possible but not very likely that Garmin does so without your permission. With GDPR (Europe's new privacy law) it would be quite illegal to do that without your permission. Garmin appears to be...
11-19-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,332
Posted By njkayaker

The Wahoos provide the same level of navigation...

The Wahoos provide the same level of navigation that the ancient 500 does (through, the Wahoo is a nicer implementation).

It's easy to download pinned RWGPS routes on the newer Garmins (no syncing...
11-14-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

It wasn't clear what list you were expecting the...

It wasn't clear what list you were expecting the app to be displaying.

The RWGPS app doesn't show the user's routes.

It shows a very limited part of the list.

You can pin any route (not just...
11-13-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

There is no “route list”. It’s much easier...

There is no “route list”.

It’s much easier and faster to use the phone to look up routes. Looking up routes on the device would be rather awful.

Note that the RWGPS app doesn’t let you do that...
11-12-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,357
Posted By njkayaker

"squishing the rubber" isn't going to close a...

"squishing the rubber" isn't going to close a tear in the cord layer. Maybe, it would support/bridge the tube enough so the tube won't stick through the tear.

A thick tread on the outside keeps...
11-11-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,332
Posted By njkayaker

Buy the 530 over the 520 or 520+.

Buy the 530 over the 520 or 520+.
11-11-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,357
Posted By njkayaker

This makes no sense.

This makes no sense.
11-11-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

“It” is ambiguous. GRouteLoader doesn’t...

“It” is ambiguous.

GRouteLoader doesn’t list the routes.

The routes in RWGPS are given a unique number.

You can enter that number into GRouteLoader to download the route.

It can...
11-11-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By njkayaker

There are people on the Garmin forums that will...

There are people on the Garmin forums that will fix your file.
11-11-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

The RWGPS app limits downloads to recent or...

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).
11-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

Nah, the names are just confusing.

Nah, the names are just confusing.
11-10-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

This isn't exactly true. The Explore works...

This isn't exactly true.

The Explore works like the 1000 as far as developing IQ apps go.

There can be differences related to screen dimensions and IQ version but those aren't issues with the...
11-10-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

Err. The Explore isn't listed. It's the Explore...

Err. The Explore isn't listed. It's the Explore 1000.

As it happens, there's no reason they don't support the Explore. There isn't anything their IQ app needs to do differently than the 1000.
11-10-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

The RWGPS app is supposed to work. I wonder what...

The RWGPS app is supposed to work. I wonder what the problem is.

There are other IQ apps that let you download RWGPS routes.

They all do the downloads the same way.
11-09-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By njkayaker

I routinely displayed the map on the 800 and the...

I routinely displayed the map on the 800 and the 1030 and have no trouble doing a century on one charge.

The Wahoos provide the same level/method of navigation that the 520 does. This method uses...
11-08-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By njkayaker

Report back!

Report back!
11-08-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By njkayaker

It's the same battery as used in the 810. Garmin...

It's the same battery as used in the 810. Garmin likely sources the batteries from some place in China. It should be possible to get them from the same source.

The battery I can look at says "Made...
11-08-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By njkayaker

Did you talk to the NewGen guys? It's odd...

Did you talk to the NewGen guys?

It's odd that it's that hard to get a reasonable battery.

The 800 does work plugged into an external battery.

I think Garmin will replace it with a...
11-08-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By njkayaker

I haven't replaced the battery on the 800. It's...

I haven't replaced the battery on the 800. It's fairly common to do.

What replacements did you find that are of poor quality?

There are lots of batteries for about $12.

These "NewPower" guys...
11-07-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By njkayaker

Recording rides on a smartphone shouldn't require...

Recording rides on a smartphone shouldn't require cellular network access. There are many apps that can record rides off-line.


I suspect the issue with Strava is that the are more focused on the...
11-07-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By njkayaker

This is replacing one phone with another.

This is replacing one phone with another.
11-07-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By njkayaker

It's likely there would be more than enough room...

It's likely there would be more than enough room on the internal memory of the 1030 to keep recorded rides. A 32 GB card might be enough for a lifetime of recordings.
11-07-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By njkayaker

OSM never really allowed it to be used as a...

OSM never really allowed it to be used as a tile/map server That's not their purpose. You were supposed to get extracts of OSM data from other places.

You can also get free general maps to use in...
11-01-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,260
Posted By njkayaker

Things that some people here are saying is only...

Things that some people here are saying is only remotely likely.

From 2/2018.

Not sure if it would work to detect bicyclists but it doesn't appear that it would hard to do.
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11-01-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By njkayaker

The "Notify before turns" is for "course points"...

The "Notify before turns" is for "course points" (which I mentioned).

You don't see it for GPX (you see it for FIT and TCX).


Let me see the route.

The road is straight line segments too.
...
11-01-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By njkayaker

You call them "fair points" and then,...

You call them "fair points" and then, subsequently, ignore and dismiss them. If you had "due respect", you wouldn't do that.


That's because you are not using it correctly (as I said).

Again,...
Forum: Foo
11-01-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10,362
Views: 2,113,121
Posted By njkayaker

It doesn't look even close to being square.

It doesn't look even close to being square.
11-01-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By njkayaker

What you want is a "track", which a list of...

What you want is a "track", which a list of points that accurately describes the curves and turns of the path you want to follow.

This information can be stored in many formats.

The Garmins can...
11-01-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By njkayaker

No, that is not correct. You have to enable...

No, that is not correct.

You have to enable "Turn Guidance" on your device. In the course list, click the settings (three horizontal bars). Turn on "Turn Guidance".

There are two types of TBT:...
10-31-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,589
Posted By njkayaker

It doesn't really matter too much which planner...

It doesn't really matter too much which planner you use (they, more or less, work the same). (I don't want people to think that a particular planner has any particular "magic".)

Still, Ridewithgps...
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