24th February 2018

It was far to cold to go out for an early morning bike ride! so I had a leisurely breakfast and doggy walkies with wifey, then headed out at 11…

I stayed to main roads, but as all the roads appeared to be dry, I may have been over cautious!

Strava had the ride as…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
03:03:18 02:54:00 48.95 16.88 38.47 2,358.92
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

Whilst I was out, my Hammerhead Karoo arrived ๐Ÿ™‚

First impressions are…. (ripped from my Facebook post)

Hammerhead Karoo arrived today, first impression is of a solid well-built device ๐Ÿ˜Š
The screen is off nice proportions, squarer than the normal rectangular of Garminโ€™s etc, the buttons are positive, and it generally feels solid.
The battery had around 70% charge out of the box, so was able to boot it up straight away.
The setup screens are clear and intuitive, the SIM fitment straight forward, although I had to remove it and re-insert it before mobile data would work.
ANT+ device pairing worked flawlessly, the keyboard, WIFI etc are all Android speedy ๐Ÿ˜Š
Data fields are a little limiting, i.e not able to change or add fields on the map screen, distance to go is a glaring error. No option to set auto Lap at all (by distance or position),
It is also a shame that data fields are stuck in size, it would be nice to be able to resize fields ie have Speed central and larger than the other fields etcโ€ฆI was hoping to see the snazy colour fields and graphical feedback, but I guess that is a Work in Progress to come…
I am also more than a little surprised with a data connected device that there is NO live tracking! This is a must have for me…
It has also been a long time since I had to set a wheel size, generally its automatically calculated from GPS!
So, all in all, the device is well built and has bags of potential but needs some firmware enhancements to make it truly usable.
I need additional data fields (distance to go etc) and live tracking before it takes prime position over the Wahoo Elemnt on my handlebarsโ€ฆ
I will continue to keep the device updated and look with relish at the new features being delivered, and when it reaches its potential it will be used!
It looks like a solid foundation to build something stunning on! It was/will be worth the wait…..

Once I had set it up, I had to go out for a short test ride!

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:11:11 00:09:22 2.27 14.51 22.59 77.76
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

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23rd February 2018

Worked from home today…

It was effin freezing, so I opted for an indoor session at lunchtime

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:51:50 00:51:50 20.08 23.24 41.16 846.46
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

The intention was to go for a swim this evening, but after sitting in a traffic jam for 20 minutes on the way into Melksham, we turned around and went home!

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22nd February 2018

Worked from home today, I managed to get out for a quick run at lunchtime…Milo actually seemed ok with it!

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:29:07 00:28:33 3.08 6.47 10.51 143.70
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.


After work I grabbed a quick hour on the rollers..

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:00:34 01:00:18 20.06 19.96 50.11 1,761.81
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.
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21st February 2018

I have had an uber busy day…this is a good thing as the day has flown by!

I did stop for an hour between work end, and starting again (5-6:30 pm) for a quick hour on the bike and some grub!

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:00:22 01:00:22 23.51 23.36 33.11 501.97
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.
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20th February 2018

Working from home this week…

I took Milo out for another run at lunchtime…

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:49:08 00:47:24 5.07 6.41 8.95 180.77
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.


After work I set up the rollers and had an hours sweat fest!

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:04:12 01:00:22 23.46 23.32 36.24 1,141.73
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.
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19th February 2018

I am home alone this week, we'll home in charge of the dog's!

I am also working from home, so lunchtime was doggy walkies, followed by a 5k run with Milo ๐Ÿ™‚

After work I had am indoor session on Zwift ๐Ÿ™‚

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18th February 2018

On call and home alone…..

After I dropped wifey off in Wootton Bassett and returned home, I set the rollers up with the intention of having a few hours on Zwift, but my plans were thwarted by a Zwift major malfunction…So I settled for a Road Grand Tours session instead!

I ended up doing a virtual climb of Mount Ventoux…

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
02:02:59 02:00:08 29.72 14.84 41.38 5,597.11
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

 

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17th February 2018

I had a few issues this morning with the trainer/power meter/heart rate monitor all disconnecting from Zwift…

The first time was after 45 minutes, then it did it again after 10 minutes, then again after another 10 minutes…

I then spent a little while tracking down the issue, it appears that Windows decided to spontaneously ignore my USB power settings and started powering down the USB ports…

I found a registry key that once set, stopped it pissing around ๐Ÿ™‚

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSetting\2a737441-1930-4402-8d77-b2bebba308a3\48e6b7a6-50f5-4782-a5d4-53bb8f07e226

Attributes DWORD

1 = Remove

It removed all options for enable/disable suspend mode, the removal of option stopped it ignoring!

I did end up doing about 60 virtual miles, but in four sessions three in the morning and one this evening ๐Ÿ™‚

On Call again…sorta cramped my outdoor cycling style!

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16th February 2018

I worked from home today, it was sunny and relatively warm, so I decided to take the Equilibrium Disk out for a spin ๐Ÿ™‚

Unfortunately the roads were damp, so the bike got dirty ๐Ÿ™ but boy was it fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:17:09 01:16:53 23.50 18.34 29.08 419.95
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

 

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15th February 2018

Worked in Warwick today, I managed to get out for a jolly nice 5k run at lunchtimeย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:29:50 00:29:46 3.50 7.06 9.17 186.02
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.


When I got back home (eventually, following spacial unaware incompetent morons) I set the rollers up and had a jolly nice indoor ride ๐Ÿ™‚

Strava session here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
01:00:10 01:00:10 23.59 23.53 37.13 1,122.05
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.
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