Weekending 21 November 2010

I’ll cut to the chase, I’ve spent most of the week in work with an extra shift to pay for the toys.  I’ve also spent some time playing with the Edge 800 and reading some of the first reviews of the device.
Sunday proved to be my first outing with the new Edge with it being recognised as soon as I took it in the Eureka. I’ll be doing a page and a dummies guide in due course but first impressions are favourable with a few differences compared to a 705.
iframe> Rode out to the Eureka to pick up a ride. No time for a breakfast just a cup of tea. Ended up going out with the CTC to the Lock Gates Cafe. It was quite a large group with the headcount coming to 28.

 http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/57470507

Anyway a fair bit happens on a 5 hour ride, I’ll update the post in due course. One thing that did come out of it is the Edge 800 is going to sell like hotcakes now it has OS mapping.  You can download Isle of Man OS map for free from the Garmin site.  Had some sync problems with the cadence sensor which may be a bug as it didn’t detect it until I rescaned for it after a stop.

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2 thoughts on “Weekending 21 November 2010”

  1. Frank,
    Did you have trouble with the heart monitor? On connect the heart rate graph isn’t there (just shows as though it’s trying to download) and your average and max in the summary bit shows 117 and 118 – I can’t believe that you only got the max up to 118!

    1. It’s another bug but it was a slow ride. There were a couple of times when I had a go, the dip by the Crocky trail being one of them. That woke a few up and they joined in, it’s a shame to waste a good hill. Also had Roy and his lead out man pass me going for the roadsign by the Eureka. It wasn’t their day as I put it in the big ring and went past them again.

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