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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Computing on a bike

In some past posts I have listed some of the items I have added to my Specialized Allez to add some comfort or safety. I'll continue that today with my cycling computer. It is the Cateye Astrale 8.

It doesn't have everything, but it certainly does the job. Would I like to have a computer that I can plug into my Mac and download the data? Sure. Do I need a computer that does that? No. It has most of all the options that the higher end Cat Eye computers except things like a backlight, 2nd tripmeter option, and a heavy duty wire.

I do like the cadence and mph feature. I had never concerned myself with cadence back on the mountain bike. Now I can see how it is helpful. Though, average mph can accomplish the same goal.

All in all, combining this cycling computer with my heart monitor, I am able to get a good picture of where my body stands and what I can accomplish. The thing that stands out to me is that I have made a lot of progress in one month, but there still alot of room to grow. That is exciting!


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