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  • 900Aero

    Nice sentiment – although it seems a little harsh on Garmin specifically, even if they are now the ubiquitous term for any bike computer. Maybe “no computers” or “no data” would work? Whatever the case, its good to remember the difference between “going for a ride” and training – which is usually that you get coffee+cake on one and data on the other.

  • C Grade Cyclist

    About a year ago, I removed my bike computer from my handlebars. I still use Strava to record my distance on my phone (so I know how far I’ve gone each year), but I put it in my back jersey pocket so I can’t see it. It has made a MASSIVE difference to my enjoyment on the bike.
    Riding totally by feel has been so much better (for me) – no more trying to stick to a certain speed or cadence or power, I ride to a certain effort entirely based on how I feel that day. I no longer hesitate to jump on the bike if I’m feeling a little tired, because now I know I’ll ride accordingly rather than trying to chase a number.
    I highly recommend it to anyone who is finding themselves losing the love – I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a visible bike computer on my bars… :-)

  • winkybiker

    I haven’t ridden with a computer of any sort in 15 years. And Jen’s bike has the shortest head tube I’ve ever seen.

    • kamoteQ

      Must be the smallest traditional diamond frame design.

  • NickV

    Jen’s a good one alright!
    She was nice enough to take me along to #LArivercampcoffee last year when I was in town and then we rode up to the blacktop for the classic LA view.

  • steveraleigh100

    I ride for the ride. The ride is more important to me than the data.

  • Flash

    I ride 90% of the time without a bike computer (BC). I don’t have a Strava account and never will.
    I only use the computer for some long rides, just to get the distance accurate over new territory.
    Who cares what someone else is doing on a certain strava segment, this must be the greatest waste of time ever invented.
    Just ride to enjoy the ride, I know when I am going hard or easy, I don’t need a BC to tell me.
    I have had guys riding Beach Road tell me how many vertical metres they have ridden for the week etc, and I just laugh.
    Jen is 100% ride with her attitude.


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