I had been told that the Southern routes had more hills, but I didn’t think this ride was hilly at all.
That climb out of Yellow River measured at about 400 feet of elevation over a steady 1.7 mile climb. There are several spots on my Strava track that measure at over 8% grade. Nothing on this route came close to that.
As the above article correctly states, wider has been the trend for several years now. Wider rims, wider tires, lower pressure. I just got my new-to-me Seven built up last week. My guy planned to put tubeless 25s on it, but when he realized the frame would fit 28s, he put them on instead. He said he personally runs 31s on his road bike.
I like my Wahoo a lot. I like the Wahoo “ecosystem” of apps and the ability to use it with my KICKR trainer, easily import routes, etc. The new Roam uses more color. There are things my ELEMNT does that my friends’ Garmins don’t, but then they can display weather reports including wind speed and direction. It seems like that is something Wahoo…[Read more]
Cell reception is spotty, and constantly searching for a signal will eat up your battery.
That said, there are several options. iPhone users can share their location with other iPhone users through the built-in “Find My Friends” app. Google Maps can share your location with anyone you choose. Both Garmin and Wahoo products have tracking systems.…[Read more]
All computers are not GPS-based. Speed and Cadence sensors transmit wirelessly to the computer head unit. Both ANT+ and Bluetooth seem to be reliable even in a large crowd. As long as your devices are paired before you wade into a throng of other transmitting devices, you should be good.
The Bees are about as minor as you can get in the minor leagues, but I understand their games can be fun. The stadium only holds 3,200, so everybody won’t be able to go! I live a little over an hour away, and we can sometimes get $5 tickets. I still have never been, but our HS baseball team plays a game there every year.