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Using Strava for ride recording

GPS recording an entire year of bike rides using a GPS bike computer and Strava

Dec. 31, 2016 -

One year ago I started recording all my bike rides, including commutes, short grocery trips and long Gran Fondos. I equipped my bicycles with Garmin Edge computers that recorded location (GPS), speed, cadence and my heart rate. I covered more than 7683 kilometers during 320 hours of riding. It's time to review all the data and share some photos I took along the ride!

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The completed stamp card of the
The completed stamp card of the "Fietselfstedentocht", with 231 kilometers the longest single ride of 2016.
First gran fondo was cycling around the Dutch
First gran fondo was cycling around the Dutch "Markermeer", a 208.5KM ride.
In the Netherlands there is no shortage of dykes. Many of them have long straight bike lines on them. This one is near
In the Netherlands there is no shortage of dykes. Many of them have long straight bike lines on them. This one is near "Hoek van Holland", you can see the Rotterdam Maasvlakte industry at the horizon.
During autumn the days became shorter and many rides where done during dusk or dawn. It's nice to see the sun come up or go down.
During autumn the days became shorter and many rides where done during dusk or dawn. It's nice to see the sun come up or go down.
This pedal was new when I started, this is how thousands of kilometers cycling look like on a pedal.
This pedal was new when I started, this is how thousands of kilometers cycling look like on a pedal.
This photo was taken during a ride through the forest near Hilversum. The nearby trees really give you a sense of speed (and reason to stay focussed on steering straight...)
This photo was taken during a ride through the forest near Hilversum. The nearby trees really give you a sense of speed (and reason to stay focussed on steering straight...)

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