As you might know, I got my shiny new HTC HD2 last week, and promptly installed some of my favourite applications on it.
Possibly my favourite app is the GPS Cycle computer. I downloaded a new version (for free!) and installed it easily.
On Saturday, I spent the afternoon tinkering with the family’s bikes:
- Bottle holders for the girls
- A kickstand for one of the girls, since the other already had one pre-installed
- New, lighter & shorter bar ends for my boy and myself
- Towbars removed from Other Half’s & my bikes
This took me a little while. Just long enough for it to start raining. Pah! Nevertheless, I was already wearing my eco-ninja cycling gear, so I decided to set off regardless. I switched on the tracker, zipped it into my pocket and off I went.
It was only a swift pootle along the canalside in the fading light, following some of the route taken by Rooley earlier that same day with his daughter. With hindsight, it’s a shame I didn’t bump into them, that’d have been a nice surprise. For me anyway, maybe not them 🙂
I’ve just got round to uploading the kml track that the computer recorded and I’m most impressed. The accuracy is far superior to what I had got used to with my old Vodafone V1615 (Kaiser; TyTnii, whatever they call it) and I’ve had to do hardly any editing of spurious tracking points.
So far, I’m very happy with the new phone and this is just one of the reasons. On the other hand, my Trusty Steed, she’s struggling.
She’s spending most of her last days languishing in the shed, but I don’t want to draw out her farewell, so in the interests of palliative care, I’m looking at replacing her with a newer model. Watch this space…
Here’s the map as recorded by the phone’s tracking software on Saturday:
View Smithy Bridge First new GPS Track in a larger map