I set myself the goal of riding 5200km in 2012, that’s 100km a week for anyone who thinks it an unusual number. Most of my rides are recorded on my Garmin Edge 705, apart from when I either forget to turn it on or the firmware has wedged itself and I cannot turn it on.

Catastrophically, I dropped the Edge 705 while leaving work on [2012-10-05 Fri] and despite pulling over as quickly as possible, I got to watch as the first three drivers in a row managed to line their wheels up perfectly to run over it, destroying the screen. Amazingly, once I got home I found that if I squeezed the case just right I was able to get it to connect as a USB device and download the last few rides! After some hunting around I found that Garmin offer a flat-rate repair/replace service and so I took them up on it. During October I kept track of my riding on Strava via my phone, then started using the replacement Edge 705.

Garmin roadkill :( 3 cars got it before I could pick it up

Tracked on http://mycyclinglog.com

Progress: 75%

  • 3882.73 km at 18.39 km/h
  • A distance of 1317.27 km remains.
  • At current average speed, 71.6 hours of ride time required.
  • An average daily distance of 21.25 km required.
  • You should have completed a distance of 4328.57 km by today.

From Garmin for the month and the year

Oct 2012 2012
Count 21 Activities 234 Activities
Distance 186.71 km 3,590.32 km
Time 10:22:22 h:m:s 202:26:35 h:m:s
Elevation Gain 1,408 m 38,198 m
Avg Speed 18.0 km/h 17.7 km/h
Avg HR 117 bpm 137 bpm
Avg Run Cadence
Avg Bike Cadence
Calories 6,892 C 152,584 C