Fitz’s Challenge – Classic 165km preparation

Apparently one is not supposed ride the 165km Fitz's Classic as one's first imperial century. Instead I should find a flat 161km event and pootle around. Something in my favour this year is that I will be riding as a group of four; among which is a 30-time Fitz's veteran. The support, guidance and morale-boosting … Continue reading Fitz’s Challenge – Classic 165km preparation

Time Series Errors in Garmin Activities

The short guide to fixing time series errors When uploading to Strava you may get an error that the "time series" is missing and your workout cannot be uploaded. This can even happen after Garmin Connect has successfully loaded from the same device; but the strange time and straight-line graphs hint that something wasn't right. You … Continue reading Time Series Errors in Garmin Activities

Does Garmin Express and Modern Garmin Connect suck? Then this might help

I've been using Garmin Connect for several months; firstly with the Garmin Fit iPhone app and later with a Garmin Edge 500.  I have been logging in to Garmin Connect and connecting the 500 by USB for upload.  And then repeat to upload to Strava.  (The 510 and 810 can connect by wi-fi to a phone … Continue reading Does Garmin Express and Modern Garmin Connect suck? Then this might help

Calculating the ideal weight for cycling (UPDATED)

[This is adapted from the article Let there be Light by Selene Yaeger published in the Autumn 2013 edition of Ride magazine.] What’s an ideal weight? That very much depends on what you are doing.  Carrying a few kilos is fine for recreational cyclists (in fact, a little fat is usually better than next to … Continue reading Calculating the ideal weight for cycling (UPDATED)

Keeping track of cycling and training

I'm starting to get a bit serious about cycling.  It's one thing to ride every weekend (regardless of weather) and put down the k's, it's another to establish a training program. (Spoiler alert: I do not have a fully-fledged training program yet, but I'm getting together the pieces.) Tracking A fairly simple step is to … Continue reading Keeping track of cycling and training