I have a new gadget, a Garmin Edge 500 cycle computer. I love stats and google maps so caved in quite easily when I saw this device. Even for recreational use it is fascinating (It looks like it is designed for sport training). The detail you can get about your rides is really interesting. I’ve only done two test rides so far and here is are the stats for one of them:
On the stats check out the ‘player’ option – this overlays the journey with the graph data. Very neat.
I’ve hardly touched the surface with it so far, there are many advanced features I haven’t tried out yet. Strangely, buying this device has motivated me to go out cycling more often