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Old 2019-08-18, 07:10 PM   #16
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Why not just use Map My Run, Map My Ride, Strava, or similar?
I never had a cycle computer on a unicycle, but on the two wheeled thing I liked it to keep an eye on speed. It's a visual reminder to not be lazy and pick up the pace again sometimes.
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Old 2019-08-18, 09:57 PM   #17
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Why not just use Map My Run, Map My Ride, Strava, or similar?
I do as mentioned. I can't see the phone during the ride and so can't see speed or distance at the time. Also the cycle computer is an odometer for that unicycle.
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Old 2019-08-19, 04:16 AM   #18
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It's a visual reminder to not be lazy and pick up the pace again sometimes.
I have the opposite problem on the uni. I tend to go too fast and not pace myself for the longer rides. It takes a lot more effort to go just a few kph faster, not worth it if the knees fail. The computer helps me to limit that speed as I can't always tell from feel.
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Old 2019-08-19, 09:58 AM   #19
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I just use Strava and dig up the phone every now and then (also when riding) to check my distance and av speed.

With the smarter watches it becomes even easier to check your stats while riding.

All systems will have their issues with accuracy so I just consider it as an approximation. But good enough for comparing rides.

The high top speeds in Stava are funny indeed.
Sometimes you see "straight line spikes" in the track record.
At times they remain but I've also see them disappear.
I suppose these error points (caused by bad reception?) are the reason of the strange high speeds.
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I do as mentioned. I can't see the phone during the ride and so can't see speed or distance at the time. Also the cycle computer is an odometer for that unicycle.
When I used to take such things seriously, I had computers on some of my unis, but they were mounted under the seat so I could only view the data afterwards. I then got a wrist-mounted Garmin which I could use to read instant and average speed, total distance etc.

These days, when I remember, I set Map My Run, and when I am feeling really good at remembering, I even stop and save the route before driving 20 miles home at 50 mph!
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