Archive for the ‘Bike Candy’ Category

Bike Candy 2

8 July 2010

Ok, here is what the front end of the bike looked like for the Cranbury 600k.  There was a lot of equipment and even though I didn’t need the iPhone, the odometer and, I was going to write, the spare headlight but I did need it, redundancy had a feel good factor to it. (more…)

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Dynamo hub arriving

21 May 2010

Woo hoo, the new wheel arrives on Tuesday. I’ll be out cycling Tuesday night, I guess, to test it out!!

New bike candy

13 May 2010

With the Hightstown 400km ride coming up in a couple of weeks, I had to do something about lighting.  The ride starts at 4am on the Saturday and must be finished by 7am on the Sunday.  If I reckon on 5 hours per 100km, I will be riding 20 hours and of those 20 hours, I am guessing six will be during dark hours.  That is if things go to plan and I ride continuously. (more…)

Google Maps

10 March 2010

I just read that Google Maps now have the option for generating a cycling route, or bicycling, as they call it on the site.  I went and checked it out to see how different it was to their car routes.  I made Robert Moses a destination and it “realised” that bicycles are not allowed over Robert Moses Causeway so had me going all the way along Fire Island.  I did a route to OBI (nr. Robert Moses) and it had me going via Jones Beach.  Technically, still not allowed along Ocean Parkway so may need to tell Google that.  It also gives alternative routes which is pretty impressive.  However, my main gripe is that you cannot download to the old GPS device – that would have been the most useful feature in the 21st century!!  Good attempt however.

Still in beta, by the way!