I admit it - I'm a geek who loves having a bike computer. It's so cool to do a ride and then be able to come back home and see how you performed. For years I kept a written training log, but it was a real PITA to write all the stuff down. The new breed of bike computers has a myriad of features, can connect to your personal computer so you can download your ride data, compare your performance from previous rides and even upload the data to some web sites to share with other cyclists. All cool stuff. Of course all that's moot if the computer doesn't do its job. So does the Z3 does fill the bill?
Fun in the snow on a 27 1/2 almost fattie bike.
Article — My winter vacation
by Al Hospers
For many years I have just plowed through the winter from start to finish. While I certainly have a variety of outdoor activities that I can do when snow & ice covers the roads, and I have an indoor bike trainer, it's simply just no substitute for riding the bike outside. A couple of years ago I put together an older bike that I can use to get out on the road in the early and late seasons and even on those occasional days when things warm up to the upper 30's. We usually have a couple of days like that every winter and this year was no exception. But in general we're all still stuck inside pretty consistently for a minimum of 4 months. It's the one downside of being an avid cyclist and living up north, isn't it? So how can you take a cycling trip in the dead of winter? read it...
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