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Bike Safety
By Tearl B. on 8/12/19
Road Safety
We wear bright colors, stay to the right, follow the rules of the rd, and still, things can go wrong when we bike alongside automobiles.

Driver Inattention: Drivers are becoming increasingly more distracted behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 30% of all bicycle accident injuries occur when a bicyclist is struck by a car. Drivers who are not paying attention are more likely to collide with bicyclists.

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RouteCourse Alternative Garmin Connect IQ Enabled Device Course Upload

GPS upload WITHOUT using a computer!!!
By Tearl B. on 8/01/19 updated 8/12/19
Alternative Garmin Connect IQ Enabled Device Course Upload

The one thing that is constant is change. As such, it was brought to my attention (by club member Robert Ashinsky) after last months publication that there is an alternative to the RouteCourse Garmin Connect IQ app that can be used for ride course download for compatible head units. It's simply, Ride with GPS Garmin Connect IQ app. Again, NO COMPUTER NEEDED!!!


Description: The Ride with GPS Connect IQ app allows you to wirelessly download
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routeCourse Garmin Connect IQ Enabled Device Course Upload

GPS upload WITHOUT using a computer!!!
By Tearl B. on 7/01/19 updated 8/14/19

Garmin Connect IQ Enabled Device Course Upload

Let's continue with a theme of Innovation . . . This tech topic outlines a situation many of us have faced when trying to download a Ride w/ GPS file to our Garmin devices. You're familiar with this scenario . . . It's the morning of the ride, your getting ready, & you realize you haven't downloaded the ride file. You've got to boot your computer up, plug in your Garmin, download the file, . . . Yada, Yada, Yada. 

Well now, there's a way to accomplish
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Maximizing GPS Battery Life

A few simple steps to ensure capture of your entire ride. Don't run out of battery life on a ride again.
By Tearl B. on 6/01/19 updated 8/14/19

Maximizing Garmin Battery Life

Ever been on a ride that you didn't consider "long" & yet, your Garmin battery did not have enough battery life to last the entire ride? With a few simple steps you can maximize battery life by ensuring that the following settings are as follows . . .

The shortcut way to access these features on a touchscreen enabled Edge series device is to view the connections screen (see below). Otherwise, you'll have to access them through your settings options.

Viewing the Connections

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Life 360

Simple, real time, in-ride rider location tracking.
By Tearl B. on 4/01/19 updated 8/14/19
Life 360

It's the 21st Century, it's time to automate! Ever been on a ride & wondered where your fellow riders are located that have either been dropped or have gone on ahead?  Now with the iPhone / Android app Life 360 (free version), finding your fellow riders has never been easier. With Life360, just open the app & instantly see everyone in a private Circle on the map. Ride leaders can create a "ride specific circle," include an invite code within their WCC ride info, or pass it out at the
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