GPS Fever… Catch It!

So the magnet that triggers the sensor of my tried and true bike odometer broke when I tried to move it from one rim to another, but I’m not fretting because my baby hooked me up with a Garmin eTrex Vista for Christmas and I finally got around to mounting it to The Phoenix’s handlebars this weekend and using it to track the particulars involved with this morning’s commute to work.

I’m enamored with the unit as a whole, but particularly thrilled with the information it gathers for me, as pictured in all my phonecam’s blurry glory at right. From top to bottom, left to right:

Trip Odometer: 13.1 miles
Max Speed: 27.2 mph
Moving time: 49.36
Moving Average: 15.9 mph
Stopped Time: 12.50
Overall Average: 12.6 mph
Elevation at destination: 143 feet
Odometer: 13.14 miles

Who needs a bike odie when one has this magnificent application of global-positioning-system technology!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."