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Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

22 May 2015 - 1:30pm
Don't worry, the vast majority will not survive the first week!

Re: Is a cadence sensor worth it?

22 May 2015 - 12:25pm
[quote="barrym"

My targets are just reading my destination without falling off:-)[/quote]

mine just getting there

Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

22 May 2015 - 12:12pm
That Lily device is very impressive! no obstacle avoidance on it though, so not great when going through forests!

Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

22 May 2015 - 12:00pm
hexhome wrote:A more suitable option for cycling;

https://youtu.be/4vGcH0Bk3hg
Incredible!
If that thing is as a good as is claimed and as cheap,I can see the skies being full of these things!



I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing

Re: Is a cadence sensor worth it?

22 May 2015 - 8:28am
I had one for many years with my Edge 305 and then Edge 705, and I found it very interesting as I like info and stats.

I did find that I was keeping an eye on my cadence, and having heard on here numerous times that cadence should be higher and such-and-such, or we had CJ stating that an experienced cyclist can keep up 80rpm all day.

I ended up feeling rather intimidated by the cadence info. I was continually trying to aim for higher cadence, whereas if I relaxed and rode as I wanted to, by cadence went lower.

It seems my long term cadence average was 67rpm. No doubt since I've got rid of the device, my cadence has gone even lower. At a guess - 62rpm.

Don't let me put you off, it's always good to know facts. Go for it, and see how you get on. You can always take it off again.

Is a cadence sensor worth it?

22 May 2015 - 7:49am
For an extra £12 I would recommend giving it a try. I've got one and while it hasn't changed my life it has given me an insight into more efficient cycling.
On a 20-30ml ride my avg cadence was reported as 76. On similar distance rides now I work at increasing my cadence. I only get smaller increases, concentration probably drops after a while, and now it is usually 80 or slightly above. On longer rides I ride without trying to raise my cadence but I am noticing a more natural spinning especially early on in the rude.
Has there been any real benefit? Well for me yes there has. My avg speeds have risen and especially my Strava times on hill segments. I ride with rpm and %age HR showing. 90rpm I change to harder gear 80rpm I change to easier gear and keep my %age HR around 65%.

Re: Is a cadence sensor worth it?

22 May 2015 - 7:26am
There's nothing new with cadence sensors. I fitted a Cateye with cadence sensor to my wife's bike in 1994, but she never showed any interest in that feature. I would not be interested in cadence readings as I like to vary my cadence, not try to stick to a target. Very often as I crest the top of a hill and start descending I engage a high gear and use a very low cadence with slight pressure on the pedals for a few moments as a way of taking it easy while I have a sip of water. But we all enjoy different things, and if performance interests you it could be worth a go.

Re: Is a cadence sensor worth it?

22 May 2015 - 6:57am
Cadence sensors were included with my latest couple of counters but I didn't bother fitting them. My cadence adjusts itself automatically so why should I start second-guessing it?

Re: Is a cadence sensor worth it?

22 May 2015 - 6:09am
If you are interested in the stats, and you clearly are, then why not? A friend of mine has just started following a Lance Armstrong training programme(enter your own jokes here), where you ride for a given period an a target cadence, then a period at a target heart rate. He seems to have fun!

My targets are just reaching my destination without falling off:-)

Edit: typo

Is a cadence sensor worth it?

22 May 2015 - 5:33am
I'm upgrading my cycle computer. Nothing too fancy - speed, average, distance, etc. However, it does have a built in altimeter, heart rate monitor plus strap, calorie counter (with pinches of salt supplied for free). It also has a cadence reading - but to get that to work a sensor is needed. The monitor was sensor is an extra £12.

I know that there is more to cycling than figures. I do like to see if I'm getting faster over certain routes though. The main setting that I use on my current computer is the average trip speed, distance and time (obviously, all related).

Now the main thing that I want with a new computer is an altimeter to show roughly my ascent over a ride. The HR monitor will be a little toy for a while and the calorie counter I may or may not use - I can't see it being reliable. I've never really thought of measuring how fast I pedal and still don't think I will. However, anyone ever bought a computer with cadence and thought that it's changed their life?

Thanks in advance.

PS - I mainly use my bike for commuting and then riding over the weekends and rest days. I used to race many years ago - but now only race myself.

Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

21 May 2015 - 11:19pm
Nice. It really conveys that sense of freedom that one gets on a bicycle.

Spinners wrote:Impressive. Eurosport chopper pilots should be concerned...
. . . and those guys who sit backwards on a motorbike holding a camera as they accelerate to 40mph between the peleton and the tete de la course

Re: Would you have said something?

21 May 2015 - 10:49pm
Hi,
Its getting much worse

Today for the second time in a week a car is driving straight at me in the middle of a narrow road.........then the car swerves to the right abruptly (my right) ......pretty obvious that they are not looking forward at all..................

Re: Toddler Hit

21 May 2015 - 4:54pm
Dan this thread is already running at "Pavement Cycling"

Toddler Hit

21 May 2015 - 4:28pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11620983/Toddler-knocked-by-hit-and-run-cyclist-is-dragged-along-pavement.html

Footway or shared use? There are plenty of paths like this that are shared use - and this shows why they are a bad idea. No excuse for cyclist's reaction afterwards though.

Re: Which commuter?

21 May 2015 - 3:30pm
Terrain? On or off road? How long do you want it to take?

Re: Which commuter?

21 May 2015 - 3:26pm
Not set a budget, I've got an idea of what I'm gonna build but just thought I'd ask in case I'm over looking a good alternative, even alternative type of bike.

Re: Which commuter?

21 May 2015 - 1:58pm
Raptobike ?

Re: Share the space drop your pace

21 May 2015 - 12:17pm
RickH wrote:I liked the illustration they used for this on Facebook
Duck lane.JPG
First time I've ever seen a Duck Lane!

Rick.
But it is only a painted one and guaranteed cars will be parking in it before long!!

Re: Roadcycling fimed whit pro drone in 4k definition

21 May 2015 - 10:11am
A more suitable option for cycling;

https://youtu.be/4vGcH0Bk3hg

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