Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:24 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 83 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:37 am 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
Anyone else doing the July dirt challenge? I could set up a MacRetro club anaw if anyone is interested, me and clubby have had a good laugh doing the June one, certainly helps get you out the door.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:56 am 
MacRetro Deputy AEC
MacRetro Deputy AEC

Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 1882
Location: ahm a fifer neebur
away on hols for 2 weeks in July but this could be the motivation to get me out the tent early of a morning whilst in Aviemore/Glencoe.

aye set up a macretro club.

Gonna make a start and post up for pitmedden on friday night again this week (mind you to beat you pair o roasters i think i wid hiv to cycle to pitmed from ma hoose each time)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:03 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:03 pm
Posts: 1997
Location: Lanarkshire, Bonnie Scotchland
really need to get a proper smart phone, the works free issue crackberry has no GPS :cry:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:21 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:06 pm
Posts: 1849
Location: Roamin' in the gloamin'
Gmac I use one of these

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... &langId=-1

Tried using Strava on my iPhone but it devoured the battery, plus didn't really want to bolt it to my handlebars.
Macretro Strava group would be good. I admit that it's another layer of faff to your riding but I does inspire you to get out when you can see all your mates are riding more than you. Also lets you see improvements or not in your riding when comparing your regular ride segments. My local climbs are still hurting as much but at least I can see I'm getting quicker up them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:50 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:23 am
Posts: 15608
I use it on my samsung galaxy and if you put it on flight mode it will last all of my admittedly short rides but a dedicated unit would be good, just cannot justify the expense. Also means I can call home if I come a cropper too :lol:

Don't really like the challenge things so cant see me signing up to that but a retro group would be cool. I agree, it really has forced me out when I see others owt and about and I like the website format so it is a big thumbs up from me- looking forwards to using it to explore some bits close to our cottage on Skye next week.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:00 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:03 pm
Posts: 1997
Location: Lanarkshire, Bonnie Scotchland
been tempted by a garmin for some-time, unfortunately I went the cateye way a few years back which is great albeit lacking GPS. when you consider adding HRM, then second bike kit etc it all becomes a little expensive


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:23 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
The initial outlay does seem a lot but by my reckoning and having loads of bikes it works out cheaper, or maybe reasonable would be a better description. Swapping between bikes is very easy and mounting kits are cheap enough, remember there is no cables. The biggest boon though is being able to upload all your ride data, Garmin connect and strava are wonderful, and as mentioned really do help you get out the door. G think of it as a dropper type accessory, costly but worth it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:48 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:03 pm
Posts: 1997
Location: Lanarkshire, Bonnie Scotchland
totally with you, unfortunately my current bank balance isn't.. one of these days I'll get it sorted out. I'd love the garmin connect just for the stat's and the training log, that would motivate me out the door and keep me honest, and the strava sections would be a great added bonus - as well as comp's like this...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:15 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:12 pm
Posts: 724
Location: Renfrew , UK
I use a cheap old SE phone which wont run Strava but does run Map My Ride. I then use a programme to transfer the data over to Strava. The phone will run for 4 hours+ with MMR.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MacRetro Strava
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:40 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:03 am
Posts: 5502
Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
I've just made the switch to digital photography :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 83 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: clubby, epicyclo and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group