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Filed Under (Family, nature, Townies Bike) by Travis on 14-08-2010

So we bought some bikes. They are Electra Townies and we love them. Jacki got an orange 7D Original and I got a 21D Original. The numbers in case anyone cares are for the gears. 7D is a 7 speed bike with derailer gears. They also make bikes with internal hub gears so there is a need for a distinction.

We are both trying to get into better shape. Jacki is doing the couch to 5k running program and riding her bike. I’m not that motivated and it kills my knees to run so I’m just doing the bike. We have played some tennis a couple of times in the last week and that really kicks our asses. Fun tho. :)

My bike. The Electra Townie 21D in black.
My Townie @ Black Hand
Notice the kicking dog backpack that got converted into panniers. :) Also the handlebar mount for my Droid phone. That way I can GPS track the rides and play music.

Jacki’s bike. The Electra Townie 7D in orange.
New Townie!
Haven’t gotten any extras for her bike yet. Hopefully we’ll get a basket for the front soon.

Too summarize. Bikes! WOOT!

More of me babbling, pictures and maps after the break….

Here is what you get if you use a Moto Droid with Google’s My Tracks to record a ride.

View Bike 13 (J8) in a larger map
Here is the data dump from the ride.
My Tracks screenshot
So that is pretty cool. I can also upload them strait from my phone to my Google maps. You can also get the raw gpx or kml files from it. I do that if I want to geotag pictures off of one of our digital cameras to the track.

Here is the phone mounted to the handlebars. My Tracks will also give you realtime data while your riding. Speed, distance and all the other stuff just as it’s happening.
Droid on handelbars
So I’m loving the bike and GPS phone combo. We need to figure out something about lights for them so we can ride at night. I’ve looked at some lights that mount to the handlebars, but they want a lot for them. I just can’t see paying $45-$200 for basically a LED flashlight with a clamp. WTF?

Me with the Townie pre-bag.
Me and Townie

Oh and the ride through Black Hand Gorge is awesome and very bumpy.

Black Hand Gorge rock cut grrr

Stumble it!
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Jason Yu on 24 October, 2013 at 6:01 am #

nice blog! I like bike.

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