The view from my handlebars

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Call me an inveterate idealist, but I believe in the power of technology to enhance the way we lead our lives.The cycling side of me has long embraced this world view, and one of my earliest geek experiences was attaching a bike "computer" to my handlebars. As laughably limited as that old Cateye Vectra was, it allowed me to know how far and how fast I had gone. I think the thing captured 4 or 5 basic metrics, but it was more than enough for me to grab the data after every ride and toss it into a spreadsheet.Over time, that spreadsheet grew, and it served as a roadmap of the season. . . .

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