How can I easily and affordably track my cycling mileage?
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Cycling mileage(5 posts)
reliable odometers are $20 these days. i used one till the battery died. i have a $500 garmin car GPS that i use now; i had it already -- def didn't buy it for the bike :-P. it gives me everything that a cheap odometer would plus it has road maps and an mp3 player.
Garmin car GPS sounds sweet! Out of my budget presently, tho, so I will look into an odometer at a bike store. Thanks!
Is there a device that you can take with you into a spinning class to keep track of distance that your logging in there as well?
As for spinning class... I'd say, the only device I've found useful is a heart rate monitor. The problem is that most bike computers work based on distance the wheel has traveled (based on how many times it turned around, and how big it is)... but most spinning bikes don't actually go anywhere.
So, if you want to give yourself credit for "spinning miles" you have to decide how far you won't to "count" for an hour of spinning. The HRM can be used to measure time and effort, and then you "make up" a distance.
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