This past weekend was the Muenster Germanfest Metric Century. This is one of my favorite charity rides.
It is a little bit of a drive to Muenster, but they compensate that by starting the ride at 11 am. Besides a well-supported ride, there is always a visit to Fischer’s Meat Market and the actual Germanfest. It ends up being a long day, but always worth the trip.
This was the first ride I used my Garmin Edge 500. My cycle computer had failed and I have been using the GPS on my phone to track history. Besides not being able to read it I was riding, it also seems to have a large impact on my data usage. I decided to break down and get the GPS.
To be frank, it is freaking cycling geek cool. Here is my ride report from Muenster. I hope that as continue to gather this type data, it will help improve my training and performance. In the short run, it is just flat out nifty.