I went to Charlestown Pizza today… again. After yesterday’s trip, I had to go again. At least I rode there again. Maybe 40+ miles of riding burns off the calories I consumed. I don’t know.
I took a different route today. It was a meandering route here in town, and I also took the Waterline Road route toward Charlestown. I took a new way back to test routing on the GPS.
GPS routes don’t work quite like I imagined. I can plan out a route on the computer, but once I uploaded, the GPS seems free to re-route me. That’s fine, except I usually know better than the GPS which roads I would rather ride. Instead of loading a route, I can load it as a track. It won’t tell me when to turn that way, but it’ll highlight the roads that I need to follow, so that will be the method I use, and it’s what I tested today.
When I have the chance, I’ll plan a trip out into an area I’m unfamiliar with, and really put it to the test. 🙂
I rode the single-speed again. I really like that bike.
Yesterday I compared the distance on the GPS to the distance on the bike computer. It was off by 2%. I adjusted the bike computer by the appropriate amount, and now the GPS and computer matched *really* closely. That’s probably more accurate than a roll-out test, and definitely more accurate than the average car odometer.
The computer on the LHT already agreed with the GPS, so I don’t need to mess with that.
I had intended to take pictures on yesterday’s ride, but never bothered. Well, today, I took a few pictures on the trip to Charlestown. It was cold, clear, and a little windy. On the way home it was simply cold and dark. The pictures are below.
In Jeffersonville along the river.
Neat building along Market Street in Jeffersonville (Howard Steamboat Museum?)
Along Waterline Road