30 Miles on a Bicycle as my 1st Adventure
I cycled from my home in Twinsburg, OH to downtown Cleveland, OH on May 27, 2015. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I knew that it was going to be fun. 30 miles would be the first time riding a long mileage, other people ride that and more on a daily basis, I figured it couldn’t be that challenging. I was extremely excited the night before and created a photo album on my Facebook page, Dee Black Girl Cycling Adventures to document the ride. The ride was fun, until I was lost, two times! Strava is a great tool to record your activities, check out the activity on Strava. My destination was to a bicycle shop in Cleveland. I visit every bicycle shop I am near.
Newbie cycling activities were not recorded with Strava. Map My Ride was what I used initially to record my bike rides on my mobile. There were limited options for the types of bikes, but then again I could have very well rode a red Target brand mountain bike to work in 2012. With less than a three mile commute, why not get grab yourself a FREE quick exercise before work. It helps to release happy endorphins and other cycling benefits.
2015, I compared Map My Ride data and Strava data for the same activity, I decided to record through the Strava app only for my cycling activities, the feature to add photos has me sold.
Winter 2017, I began to record indoor riding through the Wahoo Fitness App. The following summer, I tried it outdoors on a ride to see if I would like to continue recording outdoor rides via Wahoo. I did not. I will continue to stick with Strava for photo sharing.
Fast forward to 2019, I use a Garmin fitness watch to record my activities, and it will sync to Strava. After it is uploaded, I edit the description, bike and add photos.
I did not do a repeat of the Twinsburg to Cleveland ride for 2019 in May, I did ride in my neighborhood.
I do like the social share feature in Garmin, so much that I save a copy of the view, and share it as a picture by itself.
What is your favorite fitness app to record your cycling activties and why? Share below.