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2014-04-21 CCC IBC ride
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
IBC ride, cut a little short by the clouds.  Pretty slow pace most of the time, but a little attack at the end.

Calculator
222 avg watts and 1029 kcal.

Training Peaks:
Total Time: 1:25:41
Moving Time: 1:19:33
Distance: 18.98 mi
hrTSS: 65 (0.66)
Pa:HR 6.87%
Gain: 427 ft
Loss: - 449 ft
Grade: -0.0 %
VAM: 98
VAM W/Kg: 0.5

Min Avg Max
Speed (mph): 1 14.3 24.8
Pace (min/mi): 59:05 04:11 02:25
HR (bpm): 81 140 187
Cadence (rpm): 1 81 122
Elev (ft): 469 543 600
Temp (F): <81 84 88


Peak Speed
2 sec 24.8 mph
5 sec 24.7 mph
10 sec 24.5 mph
12 sec 24.5 mph
20 sec 24.3 mph
30 sec 24 mph
1:00 min 22.1 mph
2:00 min 19.8 mph
5:00 min 18 mph
6:00 min 17.7 mph
10:00 min 16.6 mph
12:00 min 15.7 mph
20:00 min 15.3 mph
30:00 min 15.1 mph
01:00 h 14.9 mph


Garmin Info
Power info from Strava was actually pretty close, within 10%, so I'm using those numbers.
Cadence error at 181 peak - unk real peak as I was spinning pretty well. Probably close to 122.
Temps were all over due to a front moving in. Subbing out the usual 10F for Garmin magic.

Distance: 18.98 mi
Calories: 1,089 C

Time: 1:19:33
Moving Time: 1:19:12
Elapsed Time: 1:25:44

Avg Speed: 14.3 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.4 mph
Max Speed: 24.8 mph

Elevation Gain: 373 ft
Elevation Loss: 400 ft
Min Elevation: 469 ft
Max Elevation: 600 ft

Avg HR: 140 bpm
Max HR: 187 bpm

Avg Power: 208 W
Max Power: 1,222 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 237 W

Avg Bike Cadence: 81 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 122 rpm

Avg Temperature: 74.2 °F
Min Temperature: 70.6 °F
Max Temperature: 77.8 °F

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/484757446
http://tpks.ws/yRJS
http://app.strava.com/activities/132864240
http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/544534044
http://runkeeper.com/user/xaminmo/activity/339808040
http://ns1.omnitech.net/cycle/
http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/04/21/2014-04-21-ccc-ibc-ride/

2014-04-19 Campion Granada
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
North Campion Trail from Valley Ranch to Las Colinas for lunch at Granada Market (Mediterranean food).

Karl and I played off each-other for a burst of 18-22mph. It was a good challenge.

No edits. I'm tired and lazy. Temps are 10F high, and power isn't calculated.

Garmin Summary
Distance: 15.82 mi
Time: 1:05:56
Avg Speed: 14.4 mph
Elevation Gain: 344 ft
Calories: 1,107 C
Avg Temperature: 83.8 °F
Details
Timing
Time: 1:05:56
Moving Time: 1:05:40
Elapsed Time: 2:35:07
Avg Speed: 14.4 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.5 mph
Max Speed: 25.9 mph
SpeedPace
Elevation
Elevation Gain: 344 ft
Elevation Loss: 335 ft
Min Elevation: 190 ft
Max Elevation: 243 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 157 bpm
Max HR: 184 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Cadence
Avg Bike Cadence: 79 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 190 rpm
Temperature
Avg Temperature: 83.8 °F
Min Temperature: 80.6 °F
Max Temperature: 89.6 °F

Training Peaks:
Peak Speed
2 sec 25.8 mph
5 sec 25.7 mph
10 sec 25.3 mph
12 sec 25.2 mph
20 sec 24.5 mph
30 sec 23.9 mph
1:00 min 22.2 mph
2:00 min 20.8 mph
5:00 min 19.2 mph
6:00 min 19.3 mph
10:00 min 18.7 mph
12:00 min 18.3 mph
20:00 min 16.8 mph
30:00 min 15.0 mph
01:00 hr 14.8 mph


http://connect.garmin.com/activity/483174996
http://www.trainingpeaks.com/av/2XNBJA653B4VDOZTQFARUYZB2M
http://www.strava.com/activities/132098945
http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/542215068
http://runkeeper.com/user/xaminmo/activity/338489066?&activityList=false

http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/04/19/2014-04-19-campion-granada/

2014-04-17 New China
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
This was just a quick ride on the Nashbar CX I built last year to see if being more upright would have as much effect on my back.

No edits. I'm tired and lazy. Temps are 10F high, and power isn't calculated.

Summary
Distance: 4.04 mi
Time: 22:26
Avg Speed: 10.8 mph
Elevation Gain: 167 ft
Calories: 206 C
Avg Temperature: 72.6 °F
Details
Timing
Time: 22:26
Moving Time: 22:15
Elapsed Time: 1:23:24
Avg Speed: 10.8 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 10.9 mph
Max Speed: 24.7 mph
SpeedPace
Elevation
Elevation Gain: 167 ft
Elevation Loss: 164 ft
Min Elevation: 565 ft
Max Elevation: 612 ft
Heart Rate
Avg HR: 124 bpm
Max HR: 164 bpm
Zones% of Maxbpm
Cadence
Avg Bike Cadence: 69 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 92 rpm
Temperature
Avg Temperature: 72.6 °F
Min Temperature: 66.2 °F
Max Temperature: 84.2 °F


http://connect.garmin.com/activity/483174987
http://www.strava.com/activities/132098931
http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/542215086
http://www.trainingpeaks.com/av/HO7GPM5W3FWSZSZ5PXTVOXFUEE
http://runkeeper.com/user/xaminmo/activity/338489080
http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/04/19/2014-04-17-new-china/

Laura McCracken
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
For those who knew Laura (WebWawa or Lawawawa or just Wawa), she passed today.

She had been struggling with adenocarcinoma for a while. Initial chemo, and then Tarceva maintenance gave her several more years. It re-metastasized and got into her brain. She'd had surgery and stereoscopic radiation treatment, which seemed to help at first. Then, they found two rapidly growing tumors near her vision center in her brain, and she elected to go through whole-brain radiation treatments. Ultimately, this, like any other massive radiation, was a big burden on her blood cell counts. That lead to infections and weakness, that ultimately led to her passing.

Laura was very sweet and had a great smile. For a while, she had bring pink hair, which was fun. She was always happy, and creative. She was blessed to have a very supporting family and a loving husband. Their loss will be great.

It pretty much sucks all the way around, but she was wonderful and made lots of people feel happy. We were all lucky to know her.

You will be missed. :(

Ref: https://www.facebook.com/webwawa/posts/10151957588592251
38 minutes ago

Dear Friends,

This is Laura's sister, Leslie. It is difficult for me to write this and I am sure it will be difficult for you to read, but I need to let you know that Laura passed away around 3:30 this afternoon.

The doctors in Dallas determined that Laura had necrotizing fasciitis and her body was not able to defend itself against such a voracious disease. My mom and I both made it to Dallas in time to be there with Trey and her wonderful oncologist, Dr. Nadler, when she passed away. She left this world with the same grace and peace she exuded each day that she lived in it. The loss of Laura leaves a void in our lives that I can only hope we will be able to fill somehow with all of our wonderful memories of her.

We will not be having a traditional service for Laura because Laura was not a traditional girl. Our thought right now is to do something simple at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation walk on Saturday, May 3 in Dallas. She was really looking forward to walking this event with her team of Wawa's Warriors. We will now be walking in her memory. I will post info as I know it.

If you would like to register to join her team to walk or make a contribution to the walk in Laura's memory, below is the link to her personal page. I hope it works. I don't know how to work Laura's samsung phone very well.

http://ynsitc.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1093667&lis=1&kntae1093667=AB4A795E103F4F629267F43107DAAFB6&supId=351272737

Thank you all for your love and support. Each and every one of us is a Wawa Warrior in some way.

Love,
Leslie on behalf of my mom, my dad, and Trey
http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/04/11/laura-mccracken/

Laura McCracken
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
For those who knew Laura (WebWawa or Lawawawa or just Wawa), she passed today.

She had been struggling with adenocarcinoma for a while. Initial chemo, and then Tarceva maintenance gave her several more years. It re-metastasized and got into her brain. She'd had surgery and stereoscopic radiation treatment, which seemed to help at first. Then, they found two rapidly growing tumors near her vision center in her brain, and she elected to go through whole-brain radiation treatments. Ultimately, this, like any other massive radiation, was a big burden on her blood cell counts. That lead to infections and weakness, that ultimately led to her passing.

Laura was very sweet and had a great smile. For a while, she had bring pink hair, which was fun. She was always happy, and creative. She was blessed to have a very supporting family and a loving husband. Their loss will be great.

It pretty much sucks all the way around, but she was wonderful and made lots of people feel happy. We were all lucky to know her.

You will be missed. :(

Ref: https://www.facebook.com/webwawa/posts/10151957588592251
38 minutes ago

Dear Friends,

This is Laura's sister, Leslie. It is difficult for me to write this and I am sure it will be difficult for you to read, but I need to let you know that Laura passed away around 3:30 this afternoon.

The doctors in Dallas determined that Laura had necrotizing fasciitis and her body was not able to defend itself against such a voracious disease. My mom and I both made it to Dallas in time to be there with Trey and her wonderful oncologist, Dr. Nadler, when she passed away. She left this world with the same grace and peace she exuded each day that she lived in it. The loss of Laura leaves a void in our lives that I can only hope we will be able to fill somehow with all of our wonderful memories of her.

We will not be having a traditional service for Laura because Laura was not a traditional girl. Our thought right now is to do something simple at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation walk on Saturday, May 3 in Dallas. She was really looking forward to walking this event with her team of Wawa's Warriors. We will now be walking in her memory. I will post info as I know it.

If you would like to register to join her team to walk or make a contribution to the walk in Laura's memory, below is the link to her personal page. I hope it works. I don't know how to work Laura's samsung phone very well.

http://ynsitc.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1093667&lis=1&kntae1093667=AB4A795E103F4F629267F43107DAAFB6&supId=351272737

Thank you all for your love and support. Each and every one of us is a Wawa Warrior in some way.

Love,
Leslie on behalf of my mom, my dad, and Trey

Important reminder for legal flight
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
Important reminder to every pilot:

FAR 91.103 means that you should not deviate from your plan unless:
* You have reviewed all available information for the new airport and route
* It's an emergency

It's easy to miss that one line here or there, so I urge you to double check your sources while on the ground. It would really be no fun getting an Air Force escort, or a landing fine/fee.

It's also important to not pick somewhere mid-flight you haven't reviewed thoroughly. While it's fun to hop in the car and see where it will take you, we're required to put a little more effort into planning.

Planning includes the AFD's Additional Remarks, FAA & military NOTAMS, airways, frequencies, terrain, etc. Legal and formal info might be from the FAA publications, Foreflight subscriptions, Jeppesen publications, etc.

We live in the future, so the Internet really does make this easy. You can get a general idea from places like Airnav and Skyvector that can save a bunch of time with initial planning.

This is brought up because we did have an incident. An unapproved landing occurred at a field that doesn't permit transient aircraft. No harm was done, and the airport manager was very understanding.

(Though it might be worth an ASRS report.)

This concludes your annoying reminder. Carry on, be safe, and have fun.
http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/04/08/important-reminder-for-legal-flight/

Time travelling through dreams
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
Had a stretch of dreams:
I went back to IBM. There was a new center manager named stacey. She was very involved. Employee sat and team social activities were important. The whole center operated like one big happy team.

I went back to high school. There was a graduation party. A bunch of people were there, but all I remember are Blake, Hunter, and Megan. Megan morphed into the reason I'd gone back, but the party was fading. There were new photos on facebook to match the changed history. Megan morphed into Meghan James of the band Purity Ring.

I was walking back to my car, parked a few blocks away in this super-mall, and I saw a plane flying. I sent a message back to my parents when I was a kid for me to take flying lessons back then. "It'll be cheaper, because fuel costs will be going up."

Then I was at IBM in 1995, the year after graduating, but before going to IBM for real. I knew a bunch of the people because I had my current memories, but they did not know me yet.
http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/04/07/time-travelling-through-dreams/

New UPS batteries
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
The storm last night performed a UPS test that was long over-due.

Unfortunately, the server UPS failed. One battery was 0V, and the other was 8.6V.

Both 7AH-12V batteries were replaced with new 9AH-12V batteries.

The old ones were the factory batteries, plut into service 2008-07-03 as per:
http://omnitech.net/news/2008/07/03/upgraded-ups/

The UPS seems happy with the new batteries. They should provide a little longer run-time.

I'll add a reminder to replace them in 5 years.
http://omnitech.net/news/2014/04/06/new-ups-batteries/

2014-03-30 Sharon Argyle CC
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
Testing my back on the bike around Argyle and Copper Canyon. I was pretty slow, embarrassingly so. Also, IT WAS SO WINDY! Back is tired/sore, but I'm not dying. Will ice it soon.

First *real* ride with the Fenix 2. It spent about 5 minutes saving my bike ride. Then, when I plugged it in, the route was not detected nor synced by garmin, strava, mapmyride, or runkeeper. Even the garmin express auto-uploader didn't find my ride.

It's my 4th file on this device, but the only one of any appreciable length: 28 miles with a few stops, and a very long pause at the end.

I received this Fenix 2 about 2014-03-24. I just put my first ride on it today.

After the ride, I left it paused while I ate with friends.

I SAGged back, and got home. I noticed it was showing the clock screen.

I hit start, and it pulled up, asking if I wanted to resume, save, or cancel.

I hit save, and it spent between 3 and 5 minutes saving activity log, then saving activity.

After it was done, I plugged in, and express, connect, nor the garmin uploader browser plugin could see the workout.

Firmware is 2.50.

I did have some issues with the speed/cadence sensor early in the ride. I did notice that the Edge would eventually switch to GPS recording if I kept moving but speed sensor wasn't received.

About 5 miles in on the ride, I repositioned all of my sensors, and the Edge was happy, pausing and unpausing as expected. The Fenix didn't seem to do this. I'm wondering if it got stuck auto-paused the whole time? It did report several times that it had calculated my wheel diameter.

Also, for the very last leg of the ride, I had visited a bike shop. The magnet was striking the speed sensor arm and it was setting off cadence alarms as well for the Edge.
Other workouts on the Fenix today showed up, but they are just 1-2 minute test rides in front of my house. They were saved immediately after getting off the bike.

When I look in the Fenix2 history, it shows the workout is all zeros. From mass storage, there is a FIT file matching my longer workout. It's 13k. My Edge workouts are 200-300k.

When trying to do a manual upload of the FIT file that should contain the workout, Garmin Connect just clocks. Manual upload to MapMyRide shows error 97720; Runkeeper just says it's invalid. Strava recognizes it as a duplicate of my matching route from an Edge 500, but did not see it at all during the bulk import.

So the implication is that the file may contain some valid data, but is somehow corrupted by the device. Perhaps it decided to stay autopaused based on the sensor rather than GPS. I did change it to only use the cadence sensor when indoors very early in the ride due to the sensor issues. I did notice it buzz 1-2 seconds after any complete stop, assuming this was an auto-pause, but now I'm thinking maybe not.

I'm not sure, but it's troubling and seriously impacts product acceptance. I like the device conceptually, especially because of the great number of sensors it supports. Ultimately though, it has to always record my workout with minimal heads-down time.

My expectation and hope is that the Fenix 2 will continue to record GPS accurately, no matter what an individual sensor might do. If I have a sensor battery fail, or alignment issue, I shouldn't have to worry about the entire workout not being recorded. This is especially important since the beeper and buzzer in the Fenix 2 are very quiet/mild.

I sent this info to Garmin, along with a copy of the firmware and filesystem fromt he Fenix, and a copy of the filesystem from the Edge 500.

I had some other little thing to say about it, but it slipped my mind.

Moving Time: 1:58:39
Elapsed Time: 3:39:43

Avg Speed: 14.3 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 14.4 mph
Max Speed: 35.8 mph

* I think this is a little low.
Elevation Gain: 1,142 ft
Elevation Loss: 1,079 ft
Min Elevation: 556 ft
Max Elevation: 764 ft

* This seems a little high:
Avg HR: 165 bpm
Max HR: 186 bpm

Avg Power: 256 W
Max Power: 1,254 W
Max Avg Power (20 min): 311 W

* Average may be off due to sensor issues.
Avg Bike Cadence: 81 rpm
Max Bike Cadence: 112 rpm

* As usual, this is off by 10F high.
Avg Temperature: 87.7 °F
Min Temperature: 77.0 °F
Max Temperature: 93.2 °F

http://runkeeper.com/user/xaminmo/activity/326919351
http://www.strava.com/activities/125474723
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/470738662
http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/521272370/
http://ns1.omnitech.net/cycle/
http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/03/30/2014-03-30-sharon-argyle-cc/

Photos from the ride today
Josh 2004 Happy
xaminmo
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