Cycling App: Cyclemeter GPS Bike Computer for Road & Mountain Biking

Is there anything a Smart Phone can’t do? As it turns out, there are apps for cyclists too.

Cyclemeter GPS Bike Computer for Road & Mountain Biking turns your iPhone into a powerful GPS stopwatch, giving you feedback and motivation to go farther, be healthier, and live longer.

POWERED ENTIRELY BY YOUR IPHONE 3G, IPHONE 3GS, OR IPHONE 4
Cyclemeter is an iPhone-centric solution for tracking your workouts on your iPhone. It can be used for cycling, running, walking, skiing, skating, and more.

TRACK
Cyclemeter continually records your time, location, distance, elevation, and speed – years of workouts only take up the space of a few songs. Stop and start recording on-screen or with your earphone remote.

VISUALIZE
See your results on maps, graphs, and a calendar, and organized by routes and activities. Summarize your statistics by day, week, month, year, and overall.

HEAR
Monitor your progress with up to 25 configurable announcements including distance, time, speed, elevation, and more. Announcements may be heard automatically at time or distance intervals, or on-demand with your earphone remote. High quality voices may be downloaded through In App Purchase for hearing replies from Twitter, Facebook, and dailymile.

RACE
Compete against your previous workouts along a route, or import and compete against other people’s workouts. See your virtual competition on a map and in graphs. Hear announcements of how far you are ahead of or behind your competition.

SHARE
Use Facebook, Twitter, dailymile, and email to share Google Maps of your workouts, automatically updated every few minutes. Have emails automatically sent to keep family and friends notified of your location and progress. During your workout, hear replies from family, coaches, and friends spoken using text-to-speech technology. (Requires In App Purchase.)

IMPORT/EXPORT (Requires iOS 4.0 or later)
Import a route or virtual competitor by simply clicking on a GPX or KML link or file in Mail or Safari. Export complete summaries of your workouts, or detailed CSV, GPX, or KML files for use in maps, graphs, or social fitness sites.

FOR CYCLING, RUNNING, WALKING, SKIING, SKATING AND MORE
Cyclemeter, Runmeter, and Walkmeter and are built from the same core foundation, but come preconfigured for cycling, running, or walking, respectively. Each supports all features and activities.

IMPROVE
Cyclemeter gives you the data that helps you achieve your goals, whether it’s to cycle a park or a century, run a mile or a marathon, or walk a block or a march.

TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE CYCLEMETER
➤ Automatic stop detection removes stopped time from your statistics.
➤ Remote control using your earphone remote keeps you from fumbling with your iPhone at the start and finish.
➤ All of your workouts may be viewed by route or on a calendar, and summarized by day, week, month, year, and overall.
➤ Import allows you to preload routes, or import other people’s workouts to compete against.
➤ Export allows you to save detail and summary information in CSV, GPX, and KML formats.
➤ Ghost racing lets you compete against your best, median, and worst workouts, or against imported competitors.
➤ Twitter, Facebook, dailymile, and email updates enable your friends to view your progress.
➤ Google Maps are updated every few minutes to keep your friends and family informed of your location.
➤ Spoken comments from your friends on Twitter, Facebook, and dailymile encourage you during workouts. (Requires In App Purchase.)
➤ With 5 major updates in the past year, we’re working continuously to improve the application.

Read more here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cyclemeter-gps-bike-computer/id330595774?mt=8#

 

The Seven Basket Bicycle

I’m a big fan of Wald Bicycle Baskets and have carried them in my store for years. Here are a few pictures of a bicycle I built with that was on display at the RAGBRI bicycle event in Iowa. Count ‘um: there are seven baskets total on this bicycle!

There was also a B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber that flew overhead at the event. Looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie.

All the best,

Jim

10 Great Places for City Cycling

Expensive gas isn’t the only reason to switch from four wheels to two. Bicycles offer a great way to get to know an urban area, says Elizabeth Cutler, co-founder of SoulCycle, a New York-based chain of cycling workout studios. “It’s fun. It’s an easy way to see a city in a different way, to slow down a bit and look at the architecture and the landscape,” she says. More urban areas are adding bike lanes, and most have rentals for visitors to hit the trails. She shares some favorite cities for biking, with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.

See full list here, but the list is missing something: Cincinnati, of course!

Have a great Saturday,

Jim

 

 

Los Angeles outlaws yelling threats at bicyclists

Today on USAToday.com:

Motorists who even threaten a bicyclist by yelling at them could be held as criminals or potentially face a lawsuit before charges are filed under a law being enacted in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles City Council made it a crime to threaten cyclists physically and verbally. Yes, that means you can’t even yell at them. If you do, cyclists can sue drivers in civil court — even before the city files criminal charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Read more here.

What do you think about this?

Jim

 

Hotels Offer Bikes for Local Cruising

Free bike loan programs at select hotels – what a great idea!

Staying in shape on your summer vacation just got a little easier: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is rolling out a free bike loan program at more than 55 of its properties worldwide. It has teamed with BMW Group to provide up to eight cruise bikes, along with helmets and locks, at participating hotels. Locations in North America already have the cycles (Le Manoir Richelieu in Quebec is shown at right); other properties will have them by mid-July. Concierges can help plan bike itineraries: visitors to the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, for example, can cycle around the lake and surrounding countryside.

Read the full article here: http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/hotels-offer-bikes-for-local-cruising/

Have a great weekend,

Jim