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What do you have displayed on your cycle computer during a) training, and b) racing? actual speed, distance, time, cadence, ave speed, heatrate, power, temp, ascent, etc.

 

For myself, I watch actual speed and cadence while training

 

And while racing, I watch ave speed and distance.

 

So, what's on your dial?
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Have mine the same for training and racing on 2 displays.

Dist, current speed, time, current HR, HR zone, and time.
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On both racing & training:

 

Top line: Cadence

Bottom Line: HR

 

Racing -> Middle Line: Stopwatch

Training -> Middle Line : Time of Day

 

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Guest colonel

Training: Ride time and time of day.
Race: Kilometers and race time.

And HR.
colonel2007-02-26 00:26:17
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training and racing the same:

Bike speedo: Dislaying speed and trip counter

HRM:  Top line - Cadence

          Middle - Stopwatch

          Bottom - Heart rate
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Training:

Top line = speed

Middle line = cadence

Bottom line = heart rate

 

Racing:

Top line = distance

Middle line = speed

Bottom line = heart rate
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Training:

Top: Distance (but sometimes time if I need to be home by a given time)

Middle: Cadence

Bottom: HR

 

Racing:

Top: Distance

Middle: Cadence

Bottom: HR covered up with masking tape 'cause I don't want to see it.

 

Knowing my cadence has saved my bacon more than once.  On occasion I will be riding at my limit and feel like I need an easier gear, only to look down and see that I am spinning at WAY over my own optimum cadence.  I used to ride with current speed displayed, but decided that speed was the result of what I was doing, and so started believing in cadence because that is an "input" rather than a result.

 

I wear the chest strap so that I can download it later and see what it was, but during a race, I don't want to know 'cause all that it can do is mess with my brain.
bikemonster2007-02-26 01:15:58
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I have the same problem that certain readings just mess with my brain. I don't have a HR monitor yet (who can tell that all my money went into a fancy new MTB?!) so I read cadence and clock. That way I can't punish myself with speed (too slow) or time elapsed (too much!). Also let's me monitor my output (cadence) to try and make sure that I keep it up.

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Training: Cadence and HR, flick to time every now and then.

Road Racing: Speed and stopwatch that I start when the gun goes.

Mtb Racing: Temperature and stopwatch that I start when the gun goes, figure these are the most useful bits of information, nothing else really matters except your placing but my monitor doesn't do that yet.
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Cadence and heartrate only......... M worries about then rest at the back!!!! She is my secretary and has all the time in the world for the unimportant!!!!!!

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