Psamathe wrote:New question: May not be a cycle.travel issue, maybe a Garmin issue. But, when I create a course on cycle.travel, export it as tcx course and load it to my Garmin 1030 via Garmin Connect website then via Garmin Connect on my iPhone all is good and works well except the "time remaining" seems to be based on some speed I've rarely ever reached as a max. let alone an average. When I load the tcx on to the 1030, before riding it the course summary always says "average speed 15.54 mph". I've searched through Garmin's stuff but can't see anywhere to set an expected average (but I might have missed it). I've set my av speed in my cycle.travel profile to 10 mph.
I'm unsure where Garmin are getting this speed from and I'm now wondering if it might be something in the downloaded tcx?
(Does anybody average 15.54 mph touring for pleasure with 20 Kg camping gear ..... ?)
Thanks (and might be nothing to do with cycle.travel) and it's obviously a minor issue.
In cycle.travel you can set your average speed in your profile.
I think your 15+mph average speed may just be a default that the Edge puts in if you haven't put anything else in (I've seen similar too but just ignored it until recently). But Garmin Connect seems to ignore any speed settings that might be in the file when you import a .TCX saved from cycle.travel, quite probably form any other 3rd party source too! (Incidentally, has anyone else found that file saved as a TCX activity give an error when importing where TCX courses import fine? Maybe you have to import it in the Activities section - there would be some logic to that - but only if you wanted to add an activity that you had failed to record "live". I've not tried it & only thought of it while typing this reply.)
Once you've imported the TCX (or GPX), but before you've saved it, you should have a screen something like this
The thing I had missed is in the info box at lower left (that usually shows a green squiggly elevation line. It has a second page if you click on "Pace Calculator" that lets you put in average speed or a goal time (& it appears to work out one from what you enter in the other box).
If you enter a speed & save the Course then download it to your Edge then the speed you set there is saved in GC when/if you return to it later and will (should) show up "baked in" to the course on the Edge.