Bicycling After 25 Year of not Riding

southtexaspilot

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Jun 8, 2009
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San Antonio
Well my 40 miler got canceled. Riding buddy flaked. Needed 2 cars to accomplish it. So did my usual route of 13 miles. Dog and I did 4 this morning on the riverwalk. Should be enough cardio for the day.



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soupgun

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Dec 30, 2020
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Houston
What's the best smartwatch in your opinion for tracking cycling/running through Strava? I know that most Garmin's play nice with Strava, but I also already have a FitBit scale. I hate really having multiple apps for the same stuff.
 

striker55

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Jan 6, 2021
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Katy
I ride a fat tire bicycle, have been last 4 years, generally ride at least 5 miles a day 7 days a week. Currently have 7,600+ miles and it's true, once you ride a bike you don't forget. I hadn't ridden in about 50 years, doctor wanted me to get off the couch, saw the bike and liked it. I'm 69 and I ride mostly neighborhood streets with a buddy who rides a 3 wheeler.
 

cajunautoxer

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Sep 8, 2008
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Houston
What's the best smartwatch in your opinion for tracking cycling/running through Strava? I know that most Garmin's play nice with Strava, but I also already have a FitBit scale. I hate really having multiple apps for the same stuff.
Can't beat a Garmin. I have Fenix 5+ and love it

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cycleguy2300

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Mar 19, 2010
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Austin, Texas
What's the best smartwatch in your opinion for tracking cycling/running through Strava? I know that most Garmin's play nice with Strava, but I also already have a FitBit scale. I hate really having multiple apps for the same stuff.
I just run strava on my phone, but my wife uses her Garmin linked to her phone or S3 Gear using the strava.

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soupgun

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Dec 30, 2020
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Houston
Can't beat a Garmin. I have Fenix 5+ and love it

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That's the one I was looking at buying. I know the 6S is out there, but you can find some really good deals on the 5S because of the new model.

I just run strava on my phone, but my wife uses her Garmin linked to her phone or S3 Gear using the strava.

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I don't mind using my phone on rides, but I also want to start jogging again, and I think I'd rather have a watch. And I think the Garmin really does well with Strava.

Appreciate the input!
 

southtexaspilot

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Jun 8, 2009
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San Antonio
I use my Apple Watch and IPhone. They track my health data well enough for me. My maps however are Gaia with a Topo overlay. The ability to add overlays gives awesome detail on trails. Wouldn’t recommend it just for biking based on price. I use it a lot for offroad camping.


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deemus

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Feb 1, 2010
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First Time back on the bike since my injury. Almost three weeks since I rode. Did three miles and averaged about 10 mph. I was pretty bushed but my leg didn’t hurt during the ride.
 

Hoji

Bowling-Pin Commando
May 28, 2008
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Mustang Ridge
Got 3 rides in today. Went to San Marcos to meet @TipBledsoe for a trade and thought I would check out a couple of areas. Ride 1
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Ride 2
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and while heading back for the meet, I found myself on the wrong side of this
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A stopped train. After sitting there for 10 minutes, I hauled ass around to get where I needed to be
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