Cycling in Melbourne Australia
This will be the most serious question raised on the forum for a considerable time I am sure.
Being new iphone 4 users we are looking for
Hope we can learn form those who have been there before.
I have three cycling apps:
Cycling tips, which I rarely use because it is too slow.
RiderLog, which is fun for mapping shorter rides, but I am not big on keeping track of these things so only really use it to map changes to my commute, which reminds me I should record the new way home tonight.
Cyclingnews, which is good for checking the results of the Giro of a morning without getting up.
Love them both
I've tried three ride loggers on an iPhone; RiderLog, runkeeper and endomondo
RiderLog is good if you want to map your route but not really have much access to the data afterwards, it all goes to BV so you get the warm'n'fuzzies and they get the rider info -- also seems to flatten the battery more than other ride loggers.
Runkeeper had some minor annoyances, I can't remember what but it made me try endomondo
Endomondo seems to do what I want
Having said all that, I've had a garmin 705 for a lot longer than the - work-provided - iPhone, so I tend to use the garmin for ride logging and either use RiderLog for short rides or don't bother with any of the iPhone apps at all.
SnapSendSolve or NeatStreets are great for reporting problems like potholes, trees down, dangerous road surface, to VicRoads/councils etc. My personal preference is NeatStreets eg http://www.neatstreets.com.au/Report/10003628
They take the hassle out of knowing which body to contact and in my experience the councils seem to treat the reports that they get this way a little more actively than the treat phone calls or emails.
Actually, while on this topic, anyone found a route logger (free) that has any fucntionality to pause ride/trip time when speed is under some (user-specified?) value?
Obviously a bike computer works off trye rotation, so its automatic, but with GPS inaccuracy, a little trickier.
Not bad Jack.. Gave me an idea to download a classic bike bell for my phone. I think if used your one my phone might get stuffed somewhere that it won't be heard.
More basic iphone help - I have downloaded the MP3 (thanks) but can't see hwo toe set the inphone 4 to use it as a ringtones Inside settings >sounds>ringtone it offers the standrd sounds and buy more which takes me to the apple store.
How do I point it to use the MP3 on the phone?
Cheers - iphone challenged