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Tony-slowmo

Member since Jul 2014 • Last active Sep 2019

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  • in Clipping in
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    You can avoid using Garmin Connect entirely, as any account level can manually load a planned route from the Ride With GPS site onto the Edge 520.

    1. Plug in your Garmin
    2. On the RideWithGPS website, navigate to your route or ride.
    3. Go to the Export tab
    4. Click TCX Course or FIT Course.
      5, If your computer prompts you to save the file to a specific location, place it somewhere memorable like the desktop.
    5. Using the Finder, My Computer or other tool on your computer, open up the drive associated with the Garmin, usually labeled Garmin
    6. Open the Garmin folder located inside the Garmin drive.
    7. Click/drag the exported file from your desktop to the NewFiles folder.
    8. Safely remove the Garmin (Eject on an Apple machine) and unplug it from the computer
    9. After powering on the Garmin click the Courses icon and locate your route

    For a more detailed example of how to get a route to your Edge 520, see Export Routes to Garmin Devices.

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    Hey Aaron.

    Great to hear you're interested in getting into crit racing next year. As Alex says, come along to the intro and group skills sessions when you can. The Saturday 8am Regent's Park sessions are also good for honing your group riding skills, with the faster 7am crew offering a step up in pace (don't forget your ICC jersey, though!).

    We also have other sessions that are useful for racing - I would highly recommend signing up for the Hillingdon race skills session https://forum.islington.cc/events/2483/ and the Thursday evening velopark skills sessions are also great https://forum.islington.cc/conversationsĀ­/287922/ (I guess these are starting again in the new year).

    Often the advice for those thinking of racing is to just give it a go. Don't worry too much about about whether you're fast enough - just finishing in the bunch on in your first race would be a significant achievement. You will find that after a couple of races you will be far more comfortable in the pack and can start thinking about strategy.

    You likely to see plenty of other ICC jerseys at races around London. There's some general chat about upcoming races on the forum at https://forum.islington.cc/conversationsĀ­/589/?offset=2125. Get involved!

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    Happy to answer queries. It was borrowed from my boss, so have only worn it a few times and might not be able to give you too many details!

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Thanks everyone for a smooth ride this morning. Confident riding and good awareness all round made my job as back stop very easy. And thanks for my latte and lots of new coffee knowledge!

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    That is how it felt in my last race!

  • in An introduction to club cycling
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    Recce'd the route yesterday evening but only just realised I did it in reverse! Hope I can be of more use on Saturday!

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    I'll be there in my ICC colours from about 19:00, looking forward to meeting up tonight.

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