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I guess they don’t make Bike Speedometers anymore.  They are all Bike Computers.  7 function, 12 function, 20 function…….I’m confused  :dunno:

I am doing the 2015 City to Shore MS Bike Ride in September and I need to train.  Plus I’m fat and I need to lose weight.  I have a hybrid mountain bike that has already completed 1 City to Shore ride without me so the bike is capable (I lent my bike to Mariska Hargitay last year).  It isn’t like I have never rode any distance.  I would ride with my sister and Cindy about once a week last year while they got ready for the ride.  This year they talked me into doing it. 

The weather is turning nice, it’s time to start riding.  I want to have a bike computer to keep track of how far I go on each ride, cumulative distance for the entire training period, and speed.  What are all of the other functions that are on the computer?  Do I need, want them? 

Also I see everyone post on FB about how far they ran and where they ran.  I figure I could do the same thing for biking.  I’d like to do that as well.  Is that an ap on a phone?  I would like to do that so people who donate money see I am taking the MS Bike ride seriously and training. 

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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you can get a wired bike computer for as little as $15.
wireless are a bit more.

here’s a sample of some from Nashbar. you can also check Performance Bike.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/C…..;metaData=

there’ll be a description on what each tracks

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I use the app "Map My Walk". There’s Map My Ride, Map My Run… It’s all the same thing. You can change the activity inside the app.

Nike + has a cool app, I haven’t used it for biking though. A computer for the bike would be cool.  Don’t forget a (good) bike light will be important for training too!

I hear bikes are faster when they’re covered with hello kitty duct tape.

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Agreed, the MapMyRun smart phone app works really well. The free version of the app supplies plenty of tracking options and works great on both apple and android products.

Good luck in your training!

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My sister suggested using my cell phone as well.  Just buy a mount for my smartphone.  Now the issue is I am getting a new cell phone in a few weeks so I don’t know what mount to get  :thumbsup:

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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When you get a mount, get one that has good ratings! Plus keep in mind if you will have a case on it you’ll want something that will fit the case too. I got this http://www.amazon.com/ROSWHEEL…..B00D6D7YSY
I’m not super happy with it, but it was cheap and I can fit my phone in it regardless of case, plus it holds more than just a phone.

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I have a cat eye bike computer. I like it because it is small and has two mileage settings and an overall. I reset A for every ride to know what I have done, I reset B every year to know what I did over the year, and the total is what I have done on the bike.

I use Strava app on my phone. It is like most of the others, but I am used to it and I can see what I do compared to my friends that use it. 

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On the chance you have an iphone, there is a great app called "B.iCycle" .
Measures total distance trip distance, average speed, maximum speed, trip calories, total calories, climbed altitude, current altitude.
It keeps track of all trips separately and well as GT’s.

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I waited until I got a new phone and now I will start looking for a cell phone holder and see if that works.  If I don’t find a secure holder I may buy a computer.  I want to see how fast I’m going as I ride.  I downloaded the "Map my Ride" app for my first ride and stuck it in a pouch but I did something wrong and it didn’t track my distance and other stuff.  StormTrooper I just retired my iPhone and got an LG phone.  It has been 4 days and I miss my iPhone  :'(

The first time out for a ride yesterday I did 9.8 miles in 1 hour averaging 10mph……without my anchor.  We’ll see how I do when I bring my son on his 1/2 bike attached to my bike. 

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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