I’ve been a Garmin GPS user for years now on my bike. I think I started with an Edge 500, then progressed to the Edge 800, Edge Touring, Edge 520 and then Edge Explore. In that time, I did dabble with a Polar V650 for a period of time, but then moved back to Garmin. My latest device, the Garmin Edge Explore had been purchased after my Garmin 520 (which had served me well) suffered from battery issues.
It’s been a month since I attended a London Brompton Club ride, so I’d been looking forward to the one on the 20th Feb - London to Gravesend. It would take the Pilgrims Way for some of the route and having done this as part of the Whitstable ride last year, I was looking forward to it as I recalled that the scenery (once out of South London) was fantastic.
Heading to work on Monday morning, I had my first Road Traffic Collision (RTC). It’s not really an experience I want to go through again! I’d left for work just before 7am as I normally do when I’m riding - this gives me plenty of time to get to work and then grab a shower before I start. I’d taken the Brompton as it had been a while since I’d ridden it.
Looking at one of my PR’s on Strava today in regards to my ride in at the start of the week and I noticed some odd sections. It seems that Strava was pushing me down roads that I hadn’t actually been down. ![Strava app, showing my route not on the cycle path](http://vox.me.uk/images/2016-02-02 16.07.25.png) I first thought that this was my GPS being silly and placing me in the wrong location. However, I compared the same GPS track in Ride With GPS as it is in Strava.
So July is upon us already and with it some of the hottest days of the year, with temperatures reaching 36°C in places! Anyhow, taking the idea from earlier in the year from the 30 Days of Biking challenge, I’ve decided that July that I’m going to try to and ride every day for the month. That means a tracked ride in Strava and not just the commute to work. I didn’t do it in April as I was away for business part of the time.