A new bicycle computing system measures cadence, exertion, wind speed, and incline. Should we care?
This weekend, I rode the Copper Triangle- a grueling 78 miles over three mountain passes. With almost 6,000 feet of elevation gain, this quad-busting ride tours the scenic high country in Colorado. Throughout the ride, I wondered about my performance— was I climbing hard enough? Was I pushing it on the flats? What about my friend just ahead— how much power was he exerting? At home, I wanted to share my experiences- where the route is steepest, what aid station to eat most at, etc. I also felt I earned serious bragging rights.