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Old 04-08-2015, 07:40 PM   #2041
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Maybe if you did it one-way. Return might be too much. If you look at runningmap.com you can get a feeling for the topology.

If it's any indication we were doing about 60kph (according to our bike comps) for a few minutes while going downhill. There are no huge hills, its just.... Lengthy uphill parts.

I might try the Legacy Trail first, if you haven't already. I have seen young kids on that and it's a nice ride.
We've done legacy which is a nice ride along with goat creek at the end of last year.

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Old 04-08-2015, 10:18 PM   #2042
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Get the Edge 500. The tour is more like a car gps. The edge tracks everything else and you can add a heart rate monitor, power meter, speed/cadence sensor to work with it...plus it's cheaper than the touring.
Figured out how to get my garmin unit working for the ride home.

I don't like the edge 500 because I like to have the time displayed and the tour edge does that.

A unit that combines the best of these two would be nice
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:40 AM   #2043
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Figured out how to get my garmin unit working for the ride home.

I don't like the edge 500 because I like to have the time displayed and the tour edge does that.

A unit that combines the best of these two would be nice
I didn't realize you couldn't with the 500. I have a 510. I have setup up two different screens. One for Mountain biking and one for road biking. For mountain bike, I show time of day, time ridden, speed and slope. For road, I have time of day, time ridden, speed, cadence, heart rate, power, slope.
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:55 PM   #2044
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Figured out how to get my garmin unit working for the ride home.

I don't like the edge 500 because I like to have the time displayed and the tour edge does that.

A unit that combines the best of these two would be nice
You can do that with the Edge 500.
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:05 PM   #2045
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You can do that with the Edge 500.
can you provide a screen shot - as i looked at the garmin website and it suggests that it can show you how long your ride is - but not the actual time of day.

the edge 500 seems to have a few more features than the plan jane edge.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:33 PM   #2046
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can you provide a screen shot - as i looked at the garmin website and it suggests that it can show you how long your ride is - but not the actual time of day.

the edge 500 seems to have a few more features than the plan jane edge.
I have the Garmin Edge 500 in red which came with the heart monitor. I drove today but I can take a screen shot tonight when I get home or after I ride tomorrow morning. It absolutely displays the time. You can have three (maybe more) screens of data and each one can have eight data things on it. My main screen is set up with eight boxes set up like :
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1 - Duration of trip
2 - Speed
3 - Distance of trip
4 - Time of day
5 - Calories burned
6 - Elevation
7 - Heart rate
8 - Cadence

I use it on three of my bikes, and all have a cadence and speed sensor on them. All three bikes are set up on the Garmin and then I just switch it to which bike I'm riding and mount it on the stem.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:16 PM   #2047
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^Exactly.

All the screens are customizable, you can choose how many fields to show, and what you want in each one, including the current time. If you're still stuck when I dig mine out and charge it next week I'll post more details.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:43 PM   #2048
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^ a completely customizable screen is an awesome idea - i may have to look at this unit.

i wonder if the tour edge is customizable
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As promised, here's a screen shot from my last ride. It is tagged for size.

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Old 04-13-2015, 10:49 AM   #2050
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perhaps a bit off topic, but can anyone recommend a pump sold locally that works well with 12 inch tires? It is hard to fit any of mine in there, and my oldest is blowing through tires.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:17 PM   #2051
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^ so the problem is that the lock-on lever is too big to fit in between spokes?

Have you tried a CO2 inflator? Those things are usually pretty low-profile.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:13 PM   #2052
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seems like it is a good cycling day for me as a box of goddies i ordered friday from jenson usa arrived at my office this afternoon and cyclepath called to tell me that the mavic shoes i ordered have arrived.

i ordered the shoes without trying them on so hopefully they fit.

i will pick them up after dropping my son off at hockey this afternoon........
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perhaps a bit off topic, but can anyone recommend a pump sold locally that works well with 12 inch tires? It is hard to fit any of mine in there, and my oldest is blowing through tires.
do you have an air compressor - you can buy a double ended (think push down or pull up) tire inflation chi=uck that should fit in what is likely a small space.

some emergency pumps have a smaller head/lower profile
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^ so the problem is that the lock-on lever is too big to fit in between spokes?

Have you tried a CO2 inflator? Those things are usually pretty low-profile.
Exactly. I can attach it and pump, but can't detach smoothly, so sometimes a bunch of air is lost. I was thinking of a cartridge one, but would prefer something with a pump. Hey, if he can't pump it he can't ride right?

apparently this adapter works really well, but I am not sure where to find one local:
http://tinyurl.com/opgrgzg


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Old 04-13-2015, 09:48 PM   #2055
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Exactly. I can attach it and pump, but can't detach smoothly, so sometimes a bunch of air is lost. I was thinking of a cartridge one, but would prefer something with a pump. Hey, if he can't pump it he can't ride right?

apparently this adapter works really well, but I am not sure where to find one local:
http://tinyurl.com/opgrgzg


If you go to one of the bike shops, or a place like Tri-It, you should be able to find it.
Tell them you're looking for a "Crack Pipe" for disk wheels and they should know what you are talking about.
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lol. I prob just didn't know the proper term. Thanks.
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I hope this hasn't been covered here yet (yeah right).

Cyclecross or Hybrid/multiuse?

Planning to ride mostly on bike paths (fish creek) with occasional longer trip.
Things I am having a hard time deciding on:
flat bar vs drop bar
front suspension or not
tiagra, 105 or mountain bike set

I own an old mountain bike so I can use that for some off roading I do with the kids.
Some considerations:

http://www.bowcycle.com/bicycle/diverge-elite-a1/

http://www.bowcycle.com/bicycle/caadx-105-disc/

http://www.bowcycle.com/bicycle/crosstrail-comp-disc/

http://www.bowcycle.com/bicycle/sirrus-comp-disc/



Pros - cons? I am not really familiar with these new and fancy bikes with gears and brakes.I grew up knowing two types of bikes, ones that worked and ones that were broken or had a flat
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:55 PM   #2058
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I hope this hasn't been covered here yet (yeah right).

Cyclecross or Hybrid/multiuse?

Planning to ride mostly on bike paths (fish creek) with occasional longer trip.
Things I am having a hard time deciding on:
flat bar vs drop bar
front suspension or not
tiagra, 105 or mountain bike set

I own an old mountain bike so I can use that for some off roading I do with the kids.
Some considerations:

http://www.bowcycle.com/bicycle/diverge-elite-a1/

http://www.bowcycle.com/bicycle/caadx-105-disc/

http://www.bowcycle.com/bicycle/crosstrail-comp-disc/

http://www.bowcycle.com/bicycle/sirrus-comp-disc/



Pros - cons? I am not really familiar with these new and fancy bikes with gears and brakes.I grew up knowing two types of bikes, ones that worked and ones that were broken or had a flat
Cyclocross bikes are really performance bikes: they're versatile, but they're designed to go fast over slightly rough terrain (no drops).

Hybrids are designed for versatility and comfort, and so are great if you're not a speed demon and like dicking around with curbs and stuff.

Both can be good options but it depends on your preferences and the terrain you'll be covering.

I will say that, if you're considering an aluminum cross bike, consider getting a carbon stem and/or stem to add comfort. And if you're considering a front suspension hybrid, look for a rock shox or fox fork rather than a suntour. Also, don't worry too much about bar shape, you'll adapt to either, but you may have a strong preference really shifter style that guides you one way or another.

Whatever you do, ride before buying and get the bike that makes you feel happiest.
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Planning on doing the Highwood Pass this year (probably the Longview side). Anybody been up there? Is it good to go or are there still issues from the Flood?
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Bought this one today; I may also be inheriting a used Ridley cross-bike, so I figure I'm set for any kind of commuting conditions, as well as for leisure riding with my kids, which I would just do on the Brodie. That thing can fly though.
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