"My S5 (non-mini) is great on the tracking but I'm not on-line with it when I'm riding. Just relying on the gps chip and it's flawless. For me that is the point of it. I can't be dependent upon a wifi signal in the places I ride."
"Good on you for making this post Dabba. We will all get a lot of info. In my experience one does not get to know much about what other people are doing.
I always have a laptop with me. I travel with an iphone that I could use for mapping but I…"
"I dropped into the Coles in Pyrmont and at the autocheckout was engaged in conversation by the staffer there. A 40ish guy. He asked how I managed to survive out there. I immediately thought he's one of those that sees cyclists from inside a car…"
"The technology seems to be for cars with drivers at first, no mention of autonomous, but that aside I still reckon it could be useful on certain winding or cresty roads.
reminds me of the Cootamundra-area cyclist activated lights. Commenters are…"
Mostly on the touring bike but I also ride a road bike
Another guy on a bike. I have been very fortunate to have had viable cycling opportunities over quite a long period. I rode to primary school from a farm outside of town and cycled a lot during high school. I went to SU in the early '70s and had a bike there. By the mid 70s I had discovered touring and spent a few years around Australia plus did a 6 month trip overseas. In the 80's I cycled a lot. But in the 90's I was looking after teenagers and the mortgage so did not do much. From 2000 I have been back into it and loving it. Always looking for touring companions for 14-18 day trips.
Unfortunately we don't get to do a lot of riding together these days, wot wiv kids'n'all, though occasionally we have managed a tour interstate (Tas, NZ -- not quite interstate, but you know...) or closer to home. Quite a few BikeNorth rides go right past our house so we sort of feel included!
Hey, are you coming to the bike breakfast on Monday to celebrate the LCT SUP opening? We'll be there.