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What info do you display on your cycling computer?

Old 07-24-11, 08:14 PM
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What info do you display on your cycling computer?

I’ve got a Garmin Edge 500 and use two pages of data display.

On one page I display:
Speed
Distance
Time of Day
Elapsed Time

On the next data page I display:
Heart Rate
Cadence
Total Elevation
Grade %
Temperature
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Old 07-24-11, 08:17 PM
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I only have a Cateye Micro Wireless. I display current speed and mileage for the day's ride.
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Garmin 500

Screen 1
Speed
Cadence
Timer
Total Distance
Heart Rate

Screen 2 (Climbing screen)
Speed
Gradient %
heart rate
cadence
total feet climbed

Screen 3
Time of day
Avg Heart rate
Temperature
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Old 07-24-11, 08:22 PM
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Speed and distance. Sometimes cadence or temperature instead of distance.
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garmin edge 500

screen 1

time
hr
cadence

screen 2 (used for time trials)

time
speed
hr
distance
cadence

screen 3 (for s and g)

vertical speed
grade
elevation gain
speed
calories
hr
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Old 07-24-11, 08:25 PM
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winning lottery numbers. wait, what? Sometimes I bring my car Garmin with map, current speed, and trip info.
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Old 07-24-11, 08:35 PM
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Screen 1
Speed
Cadence
HR

Screen 2
Timer
Distance
Avg speed

Screen 3
Time of day
Total ascent
% grade
Max speed
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Depends on the kinda ride I was doing and what kinda computer I had at the time.

For just rolling out to places I've never been and needing to get back by sundown I just kept an eye on elapsed time and time of day.

For intervals, BPM and Elapsed Time.

And a buncha others...
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Old 07-24-11, 08:51 PM
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Sigma BC1609STS...

Current speed and current distance.

It has a little arrow that indicates if I am riding faster or slower than my average so I keep an eye on that as much as anything... if I see I am slipping, I work a little harder... if it shows me going faster, I keep it up.
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Garmin 305
Main screen I use 99% of the time:
MPH
Cadence : Total Distance
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Old 07-24-11, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
Sigma BC1609STS...

Current speed and current distance.

It has a little arrow that indicates if I am riding faster or slower than my average so I keep an eye on that as much as anything... if I see I am slipping, I work a little harder... if it shows me going faster, I keep it up.
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My main screen is speed and odometer - then i can get adv speed, top speed, miles on trip and time of day.
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I have a lot more showing than most of you... 7 things on the first two pages each. Speed, distance, cadence, HR, calories, ride time and one other thing on the first page. Second page is climbing related, so ascension, grade, cadence and HR are the main ones there.
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MPH, rolling duration. or MPH and distance. or MPH and average speed.
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speed and cadence
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Most important for me on my Garmin:

- HR. (I don't have a PM). I try to ride hard but short of blowing up, as long as I can, and that involved targeting my HR to a narrow band, usually 150-160. If I'm over that for more than a few minutes, the matches are being burned, and I can count on some later suffering if there's another big climb.

- The rest is speed, mph, distance on my 4-panel view.

HR is the key data point for me, though. And when I download into SportTracks, I judge how hard my workout was not by the miles or elevation total, but by the % time I've spent in each HR. A good workout is nearly 2 hours in my two highest zones total - that usually involves a 5-6 hr ride.
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Cateye Astrale 8 here, I only really need to look at Speed and Cadence
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Cheap @ss China crap wireless here. I got it off ebay last year. I just let the Scan function run, which displays:

Current speed
Distance traveled
Max Speed
Avg Speed
Elapsed Time for current ride

I don't look at all that stuff, anyway. I just try to hold a given speed. I count my cadence in my head.
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Current speed
Distance
Time (which isn't correct ... I think it's about 2 hours and 15 minutes fast)

And usually a little symbol that indicates whether I'm going faster or slower than my average speed.

The computer has other stuff, but I rarely look at anything else.
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Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
Sigma BC1609STS...

Current speed and current distance.

It has a little arrow that indicates if I am riding faster or slower than my average so I keep an eye on that as much as anything... if I see I am slipping, I work a little harder... if it shows me going faster, I keep it up.
Thanks I didn't know what that arrow was for. I have the same one.
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speed and distance. Sigma wireless. Lost my cadence magnet.
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Sigma 1009.
Speed is always there, of course. The other bit of screen real estate is usually set to trip distance when riding recreationally, average speed when trying to ride fast, and clock when commuting (even though I always wear my wristwatch). I tend to cycle through the available stats every once in a while, though.
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Garmin 305

1st screen
Elapsed time
Speed
Distance
Time of Day
Cadence
HR

2nd Screen
avg speed
heading
grade
some other stuff I can't remember
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