Just bought a Garmin Instinct Solar for my son. Takealot bargain!!
Far superior solar charging capability (better than F6 solar), but lacks the high end features of the F6 models. Still a really nice piece of kit for my cycling purposes.
Same Pulse Ox sensor as the F6 - I get values between 93 and 98,
I still have the F735XT - very poor battery life for longer events. I recon the Instinct will do pretty well in sunny conditions.
Ha, ha, ha. Love my coffee, but after following the coffee thread, I see the coffee club is even worse than the Velominati or the wine lovers (which I belong to too).
The principle is the same though - spending money on nice stuff that one cannot justify through logic (not even using marginal gains logic). My Swatch is just as functional as my Aquaracer as functional as that Seamaster I have my eye on!!!
I've not read all the replies & banter. Will do so later.
How do you justify this.
Simple, the same way you justify a Ferrari..... Audemars...R250k Spez or similar.... R7k coffee grinder...., 7 star hotel stay.... Super Yacht...... Penthouse apartment in Monaco.... I can go on and on...
Emotion, and lotsa cash!!!!
I ignore what the Garmin says and rather listen to my body. Plus a bit of logic.
At my age it will be silly to do 4-5 super hard days in succession. But I know I can do a block of 3 fairly hard days, have a rest day and feel super on day 5.
Mmm... I must say, I've bought a number of pairs of cycling shoes from Bedfordview over the years and Neal is very helpful. Most of it starts with a F2F conversation. They always delivered to my expectation.
I see some nice Stainless Steel filter systems for the AP, so no need for filter papers. Good idea or gimmick? I think the St St aperture size will certainly be larger than the paper, so a more turbid coffee result?
Ah. I thought as much
So the quality and type of clothing, technical support, etc, etc, etc, should the be specified and costed by the Federation, and then funded by SACOC.
Should be pretty simple to ensure excellence across the board, but then.....