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Measuring the right thing


  • Started cycling, had no GPS unit and just recorded using phone
    • Speed didn’t matter
  • Had some fast-paced rides last year
  • GPS unit displays my current speed on the display
    • Wearing self out to maintain the “correct” speed even when it’s not the right thing for me at the time
  • Actually I’m better off measuring my cadence, heart rate, and power output and keeping those in the correct zones
    • They’ll bring the actual benefits
  • Tie back to software dev and measuring the right thing


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I'm Lewis Dale, a software engineer and web developer based in the UK. I write about writing software, silly projects, and cycling. A lot of cycling. Too much, maybe.