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07-30-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 386
Posted By njkayaker

You ignored the “bit closer” part. If “a bit...

You ignored the “bit closer” part.

If “a bit closer” sounds like “a lot closer” to you, that’s your problem.
07-30-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 386
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: The Apple watch isn't a cycle...

:rolleyes:

The Apple watch isn't a cycle computer.


The Apple watch works because it's one company coordinating everything for a huge market. Apple can make agreements with carriers that other...
07-29-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

Sure, that's possible but not likely at all....

Sure, that's possible but not likely at all. Whoever is calling you would need to know to call you on the other number and you'd need to spend extra to enable it. Compared to just using your regular...
07-29-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

The point of using the Karoo as a phone is so you...

The point of using the Karoo as a phone is so you don't need to carry your regular phone (obviously).

Dealing with two phones is a PITA and expensive. Which is a strong reason one isn't likely...
07-29-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 386
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...
07-28-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By njkayaker

Copy the link and replace "https" with...

Copy the link and replace "https" with "http".
07-27-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By njkayaker

No one was saying that. It's what...

No one was saying that. It's what differences/changes to include or exclude that isn't well defined.


How do you tell the difference in work due to variation in power output versus that due to...
07-27-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 386
Posted By njkayaker

No.

No.
07-26-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

You'd have to be able to use a BT mic/headphone. ...

You'd have to be able to use a BT mic/headphone.

BT protocols are standardized (BT wouldn't work if it wasn't). Different classes of BT devices use different "profiles". It's possible that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 687
Posted By njkayaker

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

A wider rim should make the overall diameter a bit smaller.
07-26-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

You can sideload a VOIP app that does voice over...

You can sideload a VOIP app that does voice over data.
07-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By njkayaker

How long is a coastline? There isn't one...

How long is a coastline?

There isn't one standard for smoothing the data and what changes to include or drop.

I had a Bontrager computer that was kinda close to my Edge 800.


Which ones and...
07-26-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By njkayaker

2 hours is about 30 miles. I suspect the percent...

2 hours is about 30 miles. I suspect the percent of error is larger for for smaller elevation gains (let's say < 1000 feet) than it is for larger numbers. a 100 foot difference is only 10% of 1000...
07-25-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By njkayaker

If you are interested in gain, the measurements...

If you are interested in gain, the measurements "on different days" won't really matter.
07-25-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By njkayaker

GPS makes geometric assumptions (geodetic model)...

GPS makes geometric assumptions (geodetic model) that contribute additional errors to altitude measurements. GPS wasn't really designed for elevation measurements.

Altitude Accuracy...
07-25-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By njkayaker

​​​​​​Sure. But that's not a common interest. (I...

​​​​​​Sure. But that's not a common interest. (I didn't say it wasn't ever useful.) It also wouldn't let you know how much more if there were inflection points.

You can also get that information...
07-25-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By njkayaker

The calibration is necessary for determining...

The calibration is necessary for determining altitude. But cyclists don't care too often about that.

How different is the elevation at the start and the end?

Drift in the reading (if it's slow)...
07-25-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,240
Posted By njkayaker

The correction feature is disabled by default for...

The correction feature is disabled by default for devices that use a barometer. It's enabled for devices that only use GPS.

Garmin rates barometric data as better than GPS for elevation.


The...
07-25-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By njkayaker

Scam. Why would anybody need to sell bikes...

Scam.

Why would anybody need to sell bikes at 50% off?, now?
07-25-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By njkayaker

If navigation is important to you, the touch...

If navigation is important to you, the touch screen helps that. I've never really had an issue with the touch screen (with the 1030 and 800). Note that you can lock the screen (which disables the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,407
Posted By njkayaker

That's not the problem (I got that you just...

That's not the problem (I got that you just dropped the "hole").

​You wrote "saying hole left is of limited use" and then recommended saying "hole left".


Don't say "hole left".


Do say...
07-20-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By njkayaker

The OSM dataset is huge and takes some time to...

The OSM dataset is huge and takes some time to use the data to compile maps.

The update schedule for some of the providers of Garmin compatible maps is about 2 weeks.

Garmin's update schedule...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,407
Posted By njkayaker

??? "hole left" is of limited use but "left"...

???

"hole left" is of limited use but "left" isn't?
07-19-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By njkayaker

Some tourers might want heart rate (fewer of them...

Some tourers might want heart rate (fewer of them are likely interested in VO2 and lactate).


This is provided by any GPS device (with a map). There are a few smartphone apps that will do it,...
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,109
Posted By njkayaker

Well, no one is suggesting you should do anything...

Well, no one is suggesting you should do anything different.

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They also all managed without bicycles too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,498
Posted By njkayaker

What phone? I'm assuming you mean transferring...

What phone? I'm assuming you mean transferring course files on your phone.

If you are using an Android phone, you can use the gimporter IQ app along with the gexporter Android app.

With routes...
07-09-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,265
Posted By njkayaker

According to Park Tools, the spacer or stem...

According to Park Tools, the spacer or stem should be higher by about 3mm (and not larger) for non-carbon steerer tubes. Your picture seems to show a much larger distance.

For carbon steerer...
07-09-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,265
Posted By njkayaker

According to Park Tools, for non-carbon steerer...

According to Park Tools, for non-carbon steerer tubes, one doesn't need a spacer. For carbon steerer tubes, one needs a spacer.
...
07-09-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,265
Posted By njkayaker

It's in San Jose (proper) but very near Saratoga.

It's in San Jose (proper) but very near Saratoga.
07-09-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By njkayaker

There is a way of loading routes by number. That...

There is a way of loading routes by number. That doesn't require a RWGPS account. If you don't provide the app with your RWGPS account, it can only download public routes (which makes sense).
...
07-09-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By njkayaker

No, that's not true. GRouteLoader logs you into...

No, that's not true. GRouteLoader logs you into RWGPS and lets you use any routes you have access to (it's actually RWGPS that is letting you): your private routes, your member-only club routes,...
07-09-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By njkayaker

RWGPS never released their app for the Explore...

RWGPS never released their app for the Explore (or the 1030+ for that matter).

There's another IQ app (GRouteLoader) that does the same thing. (There is an "app" version and a "widget" version.**)...
07-08-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By njkayaker

"No frills" must mean something, right? If...

"No frills" must mean something, right?

If the device creates GPX (or whatever) files, you can upload them to RWGPS. (Yes, it's more work. But "no frills" means "no frills".)

The XGOSS G+ has a...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,109
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...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,109
Posted By njkayaker

Not surprised. Cell service is more spotty than...

Not surprised. Cell service is more spotty than many people realize. Phones can use more power out of range of cell service. You can use airplane mode (turn off the cell transceiver) to save power.
...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,109
Posted By njkayaker

You made some interesting comments about paper...

You made some interesting comments about paper maps and then imagined/exaggerated problems with using phones.
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,109
Posted By njkayaker

You can bring a small external battery too. You...

You can bring a small external battery too. You also don't have to "use your phone all day long". And you don't need a "full charge" either. You used the example of riding in Cape Code. That's not...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,109
Posted By njkayaker

https://www.cyclingabout.com/life-ultralight-19g-b...

https://www.cyclingabout.com/life-ultralight-19g-bike-map-holder/
07-06-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

The Sigma Roc cycle computers also use Android....

The Sigma Roc cycle computers also use Android. I'm not sure what Wahoo or Lesyne uses. Garmin uses its own thing.

If one were a company creating a "clean slate" high-end cycling computer, using...
07-06-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
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...
07-06-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

Given that the Apple watch isn't a cycling...

Given that the Apple watch isn't a cycling computer, you aren't making sense.



Why do you think an Apple watch is a cycling computer?
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By njkayaker

The free level of ridewithgps is another option.

The free level of ridewithgps is another option.
07-06-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

Hammerhead didn't include a beeper in the first...

Hammerhead didn't include a beeper in the first version because they deemed it would be a dangerous distraction.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,498
Posted By njkayaker

The Garmin work the same way.

The Garmin work the same way.
07-06-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: The market for Apple watches is...

:rolleyes:

The market for Apple watches is much larger.

It's also not a cycle computer. It can be used beyond just for one activity.


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07-05-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

When I looked at the Karoo a while ago, it...

When I looked at the Karoo a while ago, it required yet another website to download routes.

Pinning routes on RWGPS and using an IQ app seems straight-forward to me. WiFi is an option for this.
07-05-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
Posted By njkayaker

The Karoo is interesting. It's basically an...

The Karoo is interesting. It's basically an Android phone without the cell-voice support (I said this before). If making it a phone made good sense, Karoo would have done so. (One reason companies...
07-05-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By njkayaker

You don't need a GPS for this. The thing the...

You don't need a GPS for this.

The thing the GPS gives you in addition to this basic stuff is tracking your position. If you don't care about that, GPS is overkill.
07-05-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,292
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...
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