Posted by: Hepcat
Posted by: FlightlessLobster
It just makes something fun and relaxing not those things.
I worked religiously on faster downhill segments for a couple of years...then I realized that it sucks riding like that.
Inevitably some rider will take out your time by cheating (braiding) anyhow, and redlining all the time is just asking for a serious injury.
Just noodling around and hitting everything is way more fun. Stop and say hello to hikers, stop to clean out drains, etc.
I'm still using it, but only as a (lousy) fitness tracker.
I wasn't kidding when I said I have faster segments than Danny Hart.
But like you, I use it for exactly the same reason... year after year, how am I doing? Do I still love this? If not, should I be doing something else or just settle into obesity and alcoholism? People who think this obviates the need for localized testing should probably stick to kissing their cousins.