A year with a Garmin Edge 800 cycling computer

I’ve always been a gadget lover and even more, I’ve always loved data and information. When it came to moving a lot more than before, I wanted to motivate myself by starting to measure my progress. Since I was also running, I got me a Garmin Forerunner. It had GPS, could be attached to the… Continue reading A year with a Garmin Edge 800 cycling computer

Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

1. You’re not as small as others, don’t try to ride like one I’ve always been big. That’s why I played basketball. ¬†I have had to learn to dodge objects in ceilings other people don’t even see. I’ve had to realize that most items produced for purchase are too small for me. Like outlet bicycles.¬†Cyclists… Continue reading Big boy cycling, 10 rules of riding 100 kilometers

Trail to Verbier – Ardennes Training Camp

Preparing ourselves for the Grand Raid Verbier on the 20th of August this is the first in a series of posts. We got ourselves a nice cottage next to Grand-Halleux, collected 5 bikers and filled our fridge with after-ride rewards local style: Chimay trappist beers. Mind you we didn’t get the rewards that easily, a… Continue reading Trail to Verbier – Ardennes Training Camp

Route: The landing zone tour

Since we bike mostly here in Finland, we have a few routes for sharing. As I got my bike back from maintenance yesterday, I wanted to take it out for a spin and a decided try one of the routes I’d planned with Bikemap.net. I synced the route to my Garmin Forerunner 305 (no, I… Continue reading Route: The landing zone tour