Gizmos of the data-collecting or displaying variety are banned from my handlebars and everywhere else. This Guardian article explains why:
Here's a quote illustrating the thrust of the article:
"That tragic image of me sobbing while choking down a conciliatory Cornetto on my living room floor pretty much sums up my relationship with exercise tracking technology.
I’d like to say at this point that I know running [cycling] apps are brilliant for some people. It can be a total joy to watch your stats change as you get stronger and faster. I once got a kick out of it too, but at some point it became a stick I used to punish myself. "
How do you feel about the training apps, programs and other data-gathering thingies? Are they for or agin' 'ee and your cycling pleasures or purposes? What are you training for that seems to require their use?
257 years ago, when I road raced, I did briefly have a computer on the bicycle bars. Frankly, it was just an annoying distraction compared to the excellent effects of the chain gang or the actual racing, during which no one had time to collect or look at data. Just trying to stay on seemed a far better way to get fit.
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