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Old 3rd October 2022, 22:11   #31
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How do you calculate calories burnt on these since its not complete manual effort ? I find riding my normal cycle on flat roads not so useful from fitness point of view for 25 kms
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How do you calculate calories burnt on these since its not complete manual effort ? I find riding my normal cycle on flat roads not so useful from fitness point of view for 25 kms
That's an easy one. I use the following devices to track progress

1. Apple Watch 6 (This alone is enough to track the progress). Please see screenshots of details. I kept a target of 600 calories per day which is now increased to 900 calories a day.

I am consistently beating 900 calories per day. Will increase it to 1000 calories from today and so and so forth.

2. Strava App- Great app to track progress of your rides and also helps in getting motivated and inspired looking at friend's progress.

Also, try to ride on elevation to some extend. My ride is usually between 200 feet to 600 feet in elevation which accordingly to professional cyclists is simple. But, I find it hard without the pedal assist.

Monthly view- Target is to close the rings which is a combination of exercise, standing and other physical activity.

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Daily view with calorie burnt details- With full details and each can be further drilled down

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Old 4th October 2022, 07:07   #33
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1. Apple Watch 6 (This alone is enough to track the progress). Please see screenshots of details. I kept a target of 600 calories per day which is now increased to 900 calories a day.
2. Strava App- Great app to track progress of your rides and also helps in getting motivated and inspired looking at friend's progress.
Do you start both the Apple Watch tracker and Strava at the start of the cycling session? From the last screenshot, it looks like that. I normally start the Strava session on the watch when out for cycling, and on return when the phone is back in range, it will update the Apple Activity app seamlessly. I find the Strava app on the watch more accurate as it is really quick to auto-pause at traffic signals and random stops.
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What locks are you using to secure the ride? Bike theft is pretty rampant in USA. Numerous of my friends and their friends have lost theirs due to theft. It's pretty common out there, in fact there is a bicycle registry that my friends use known as "Bike Index" where the owners register their bicycle and learn tips to secure their bikes and see list of stolen bikes. They generally take their batteries with them and use two locks, because sometimes they take tyres if not the whole bike.

One of the forwards in my friends group on whatsapp.
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Do you start both the Apple Watch tracker and Strava at the start of the cycling session? From the last screenshot, it looks like that. I normally start the Strava session on the watch when out for cycling, and on return when the phone is back in range, it will update the Apple Activity app seamlessly. I find the Strava app on the watch more accurate as it is really quick to auto-pause at traffic signals and random stops.
Nice observation and thanks for the tip. Your guess is correct.

Before starting each ride, I start the Strava App (on iPhone) and then Apple Watch Fitness App is started. I also reset the bike trip meter each time (as my target for each ride is 15 miles).

I will try starting the Strava app on my Apple Watch but, how do I upload pictures of the ride (sometimes I upload pictures/videos of that particular ride)?

I use the sling bag (pictured in pic below) and drop the phone into that bag when riding and whenever I stop for rest ( I make sure its at some scenic location so I can click pictures/video etc).

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What locks are you using to secure the ride?
I don't use any locks at all.

Thankfully, we have a 2-car garage (with enough space to keep the bike as well.

Apart from above, our home is in a secured 75-homes community and area where burglaries are uncommon.

We also use RING security system with following security features :

1. Front Door Camera (I can view entire front of home through my iPhone or Apple Watch from anywhere in the world)

2. Sensor based Notifications (Notifications on my iPhone and Apple Watch)

3. Motion Sensor Flood Lights- Front Side (Installed) + Both Sides of Home (Installed) + Backside (Need to Install)

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Nice observation and thanks for the tip. Your guess is correct.

Before starting each ride, I start the Strava App (on iPhone) and then Apple Watch Fitness App is started. I also reset the trip meter each time (as my target for each ride is 15 miles).

I will try starting the Strava app on my Apple Watch but, how do I upload pictures of the ride (sometimes I upload pictures/videos of that particular ride)?
I also carry the phone when out for a ride (pictures on the way, coffee breaks, etc.). But for ride tracking with the watch app, see the below picture

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  1. Strava app on the watch (in the picture, I have it as the top-left shortcut)
  2. Select the outdoor ride
  3. Once completed swipe right and click Finish to end the session
  4. Save the session.
You will see the workout updated in your Strava app on the iPhone, you can then add photos to the workout from the phone (like how you do normally from the phone app). The workout will also show up in your Activity app automatically.
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  1. Strava app on the watch (in the picture, I have it as the top-left shortcut)
  2. Select the outdoor ride
  3. Once completed swipe right and click Finish to end the session
  4. Save the session.
You will see the workout updated in your Strava app on the iPhone, you can then add photos to the workout from the phone (like how you do normally from the phone app). The workout will also show up in your Activity app automatically.
Thanks so much. I will try this method next time.

Yesterday, I had a small incident. I was riding and was not holding the handle bar firmly and was resting my palms and at maybe around 18mph, I hit a pothole.

Thwaaaaaaack !!!

I got a jerk and went off the trail into the grass and did everything possible to control the bike and get it back on course and try not to hit 2 ladies walking on the trail (same direction as mine). I managed to do all this successfully and brushed passed the ladies and they didn't even realize my struggle to stay on course.

And, bike went dead. I panicked and realized the battery pack on frame has come out. I had lost balance because the battery pack came out of the frame. I pushed it back in slot and bike immediately came to life (digital screen)

In hindsight, It was comic.

Since yesterday, I have a little pain in my lower back on right (just above the right leg) and decided not to ride for 2-3 days till I feel better.

Lesson Learnt- Always grip the handle bar firmly and also keep the eyes on the road. But, I get so carried away with beautiful nature here that it's hard to keep eyes on road.

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Wish you all a Happy Dussera 2022

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600 Miles Completed

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The bike is such a pleasure to ride that I am cranking out 20 mile rides. Apart from smoothness of bike, my stamina is increasing and using less and less of pedal assist.

I improved from 3 miles to all the way to 10 miles wherein I don't use pedal assist at all. I ride with Pedal Assist-0 which is equivalent to a normal bicycle.

10 miles was an achievement for me and I was exhausted. my next target is 15 miles without pedal assist.

A query to cyclists on forum- with a combination of 0 pedal assist and pedal assist, I am clocking the following timing :

1 hour, 20 mins ( 80 mins) to complete 20 miles. Is this good?

What is your typical time to cover similar distances?

The colors out here in Seattle is exploding due to Fall Season. It deserves a small photo shoot with the White Lightening.

All these pictures are around my home community and around.

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600 Miles Completed
My rear brake rotor has gone free and I have lost rear brakes.

I took a picture of my rotor, and it appears its a center lock system, but with the wrong rotor. i.e. somebody at priority installed a wrong rotor type during assembly.

Can you take a closeup picture of your rear brake disk for me and post?

Something like this
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I want to see what type of rotor you have.
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Can you take a closeup picture of your rear brake disk for me and post?
Here you go !!

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750 Miles Update

It’s exactly 3-months since I got the “White Lightening” and it’s been a smooth and pleasurable ride.

Initially days, I was pretty regular in riding as it was peak of summer but, as the fall set in and now heading into winters the riding has slowed down quite a bit due to the cold weather.

Despite traveling for work and pleasure in the last 3-months, it’s still a 250-miles per month average. Not bad, eh?

From now until the weather gets better early next year, my aim is to ride at least 2-3 times a week and keep a target of 40 Miles/Week.

Bike has been working smoothly and there are absolutely zero issues. I generally sneak out in the afternoon between meetings for a ride and since I am riding against time, only thing I miss in the bike is a clock in the interface as checking time on wrist with jackets on is bit of a hassle.

On Thanksgiving day, We had a mini Team-BHP meet as I hosted a dinner get together at home.

I invited BHPians Amol4184 and Ashir for this meet who love outdoor activities, before we settle down to enjoy some good food, I had planned a ride to burn some calories.

Post a 15 miles ride, we enjoyed a lovely thanksgiving party at home until wee hours of night.

A few pictures of from Thanksgiving Ride and also a few from recent past.

Cheers to riding bikes. !!!

750 Miles completed.

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All set for the ride on thanksgiving day

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3 Musketeers..

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Favorite lake on the trail.

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Trail looked like doomsday as plenty of large trees were uprooted from its base due to a recent storm.

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Amol, Mobike008, Ashir.

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White Lightening-Looks beautiful in white..doesnt she?

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A few pictures from yesterday's 15 mile ride. Glorious sunshine coupled with 0 Degree centigrade weather.

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