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Thank you to the person who handed in my GPS

By 30 April 2014 9

On Monday I was riding my bike with my Garmin GPS tracking my way.

At one stage while riding standing up out of my saddle I hit it with my knee and it dropped out of its bracket without me knowing. It appears that this was on Commonwealth Av Bridge (or somewhere close to there) and I didn’t notice until I was almost at Scrivenor Dam.

Anyway, some kind person has picked it up and handed it into the Civic police station. For this I thank you, you are a legend. I am doing this publically as the police would not give me your details and I cant thank you personally.

Anyway, Thank you!

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9 Responses to Thank you to the person who handed in my GPS
#1
stormboy12:01 pm, 30 Apr 14

Isn’t that nice.

No doubt you would be lost without it :)

#2
KB19714:01 pm, 30 Apr 14

Indeed, it tells me whare I have been and how fast I did it!

#3
basketcase4:36 pm, 30 Apr 14

I have no idea how people rode bicycles in days of yore when there were no computers.

When my computer died of drowning, I was a lost sole, never knowing how far I rode or how far I had to go.

When the withdrawal symptoms got too severe, I bought and $9 el cheapo. Now I am waiting for Aldi to bring back their $10 specials so I know how many calories I burn as well as how much fat I have lost.

#4
KB19714:54 pm, 30 Apr 14

basketcase said :

I have no idea how people rode bicycles in days of yore when there were no computers.

When my computer died of drowning, I was a lost sole, never knowing how far I rode or how far I had to go.

When the withdrawal symptoms got too severe, I bought and $9 el cheapo. Now I am waiting for Aldi to bring back their $10 specials so I know how many calories I burn as well as how much fat I have lost.

Its all about STRAVA, you are not in unless you have a STRAVA account and can brag over a Schnitzel and beer (the mountain biker equivalent to coffee) at how you beat them on a segment……..

#5
Innovation7:24 pm, 30 Apr 14

basketcase said :

…..When my computer died of drowning, I was a lost sole, never knowing how far I rode or how far I had to go……

Unless you were so lost that you were a fish out of water you really shouldn’t use a computer or a bicycle. Of course, if deliberate, it was a very good pun.

#6
Aeek12:05 am, 01 May 14

basketcase said :

I have no idea how people rode bicycles in days of yore when there were no computers.

2 of my 6 bikes have no computers, so liberating. I no longer care if a battery change loses all my data for a bike.

#7
FourFour12:12 pm, 01 May 14

Great story – I love some good news

#8
patrick_keogh3:07 pm, 01 May 14

Aeek said :

2 of my 6 bikes have no computers, so liberating. I no longer care if a battery change loses all my data for a bike.

That’s about the right ratio. On my MTB and my touring bike I need some sort of navigational capability. I could take a map and compass instead if there were up to date maps. But the GPS also records where I have been which is handy. On my road bike I like to record my performance more or less just as a reference (I’m not a Strava kind of rider). So I move my GPS from one bike to another depending on which bike I am riding. Some people use their phone for this kind of thing but there are plenty of places out in the bush where there is no mobile signal and so you need “offline” maps anyway.

On my fixie and my crap bike I don’d need or have a computer of any sort.

#9
troll-sniffer3:44 pm, 01 May 14

basketcase said :

When my computer died of drowning, I was a lost sole, never knowing how far I rode or how far I had to go.

Perhaps if you were re-attached to the leather upper you would have been offered guidance…

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