I ordered a K-Edge Garmin Mount from Wiggle a few weeks ago, but its taken a while waiting for stock to arrive. Every time I checked my Wiggle account, the estimated delivery kept going out, first August, then September, and the latest estimate was early October. So expectations appropriately set, it was a nice surprise to receive an email from Wiggle to let me know it had been despatched. It arrived this morning, so I didn’t waste any time putting it on the bike. It’s about time someone produced a quality bracket, it is more secure and positions the Garmin Edge in a much better place on the bike. It used to live on the Stem but now I’ve been able to use that space to put a small label to remind me of my various Power Zones instead, I used to have it stuck to the Handlebar, but it always got very grubby there. So now the with the new mount attached to the handlebar, the Garmin sits nicely against my Shimano Flight Deck computer, which is more of a back-up nowadays. I still like the way it gives me an instant picture of what gear I’m in though. I don’t really need it since I usually know what gear I’m in, but its a handy “quick-check” especially when going uphill, as I’m normally huffing and puffing a lot at that point. This mount is not cheap mind you at £36 plus postage. Garmin are bringing out their own plastic version, although I can’t find the link to it at the moment, also another company called Barfly make one which is a bit less money too. The K-Edge is a top quality bracket though, I like the K-Edge stuff and use some of their GoPro camera mounts from time to time on the bike as well.
So having mounted the Garmin in its new position on the bike, I set off for my ride this evening. I had a rest day yesterday and my legs had some residual DOMS from the last few days, especially in my Quads, I think as a result of me making a specific effort to get out of the saddle more on the shorter hills around here. So I decided today to do an Endurance Paced ride, which is a very comfortable pace for me these days and just get the blood flowing.
Stats for this evenings ride, Average Power 226 watts, NP 255 watts, TSS 100, IF .839 and Average HR a low 141 bpm. The only real effort I made this evening was going up Knoll Hill, which has a few steep ramps on the lower section of the hill, so a mix of in/out of the saddle and pushed hard on the hill.
This evenings ride……..