Mick F wrote:Need.The utility cyclist wrote: ............ Otherwise for many trips you just don't need them.
That's the word.
I'm a bit obsessive, so I need to log where I've been and how far and when.
I've GPS records going back to 2007, and reconstructed ones from before back to 2004 when I got back into cycling after a few years off after leaving the RN.
I don't often follow a route, or even have a page showing any speed or any data. Sometimes I do, especially if I'm on a task or other, but as for stats whilst on the road, I rarely bother. I'm more interested in the maps.
What did you use before, a paper map?
I guess for my locality to 30mile radius I don't need a map, but there's loads of direction and distance signs across the UK so it's easy to navigate no matter where you are without maps. I find it nicer to ride without a device but understand that people want to log their journeys in an easy format.