Technology and cycling, quite a controversy, Are we better cyclists now that we have power meters, strava and electronic shifting? We might be faster or more knowledgeable but I think we are missing the point. I started mountain biking to get away from it all, to enjoy the solitude
On a training ride, I carry a heart monitor, gps, and a smart phone to capture the beat and record the efforts for social media. On One tough desolate ride all tech failed, I spent the next half hour upset that my epic ride wasn’t recorded. This Left me time to look around. listen to the crunching dirt path under the tires, watch the cool wind rush through the pines and feel the icy chills of raindrops dripping down the collar. Hills were summited, pain came and went, trail rythym and cadence became flow. All this technology was distracting my senses. This is what I ride for, to become a part of our world in its natural state.