Sadly, although a GPS can tell where it is, it can’t tell you where it is if you haven’t got it… Stupidly I think I left mine lying on the ground next to the bike when I was leaving work one day this week. The usual routine is to walk outside, turn on the Edge, place the Edge on the top of the sign next to the bike, unlock the bike, put on my helmet and gloves, pick up the Edge and ride off. Since the Edge isn’t at home, and isn’t at work, and doesn’t seem to be in any of my myriad pockets and bags, I’m assuming that I missed that vitally important second-last step and left it sitting on top of the sign outside building 28.
Annoyed that I haven’t got it, but over the years it seemed to cause more headaches than it solved; eternally crap USB software, data that seemed to always be half held hostage by Garmin and/or Motionbased, dodgy hardware, faulty buttons, misleading warranty conditions. The amusing thing is that only last week I’d finally managed to convince Garmin that there was a problem with the timezones since they still don’t cater for the new Australian daylight savings time!
to ; I’d only had it when I hit the first of many faults. Thirty-one months, $506.30, one replacement unit at , a second replacement due at another only I found that the warranty ! I guess that’s $16 per month for the fun of tracking most of my bike rides.
Anyway, if you happen to find a Garmin Edge 305 kicking around in a second-hand store or garage sale, serial #37465581, its mine and I guess I wouldn’t mind it back.