Ed Sullivan with Cycling Tech and a Look at Ebikes – HGG538

Ed Sullivan of The Cigar Authority fame joins us this week. He is an avid cyclist and talks about all the data he creates on both his Peloton when he rides inside, and his Garmin, when he is outside. Tips, tricks, and lots of cycling tech conversation. Make sure you check the show notes below for all the links.

We also look at an e-bike that Jim is considering. Have a good bike recommendation, put it in the comments or let me know via email. Thanks for listening.

Full show notes, transcriptions (available on request), audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg538

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Pricing – https://www.onepeloton.com/shop/bike

$44/month + tax https://www.onepeloton.com/membership

Screen shot – https://coda.io/@atc/analyze-your-peloton-workout-stats-with-real-time-updates


Power – Generally speaking, POWER is a function of FORCE multiplied by the VELOCITY at which the rider is pedaling:

In the case of cycling, wattage (power) is equal to gear (force) multiplied by revolutions per minute (velocity):

Wattage = Gear × RPM

As this equation illustrates, power is not a reflection of either gear or rpm by itself. An increase in both velocity and force will result in a higher intensity than an increase in either of them alone.

Generally speaking, a beginner cyclist may average around 75–100 watts in a 1-hour workout. A fit participant will average more than 100 watts, and pro cyclists can reach 400 watts per hour.

Re:GEN bike: https://gearjunkie.com/news/energym-regen-electricity-bike#:~:text=How%20does%20it%20work%3F,carbon%2C%E2%80%9D%20the%20brand%20said.

On the bike

Garmin –



Heart Rate – Polar, Wahoo, etc Ant+ v Bluetooth

Cadence – https://www.bestreviews.guide/bike-cadence-sensor

Power Meters – https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buyers-guides/best-power-meters/

CycleOps PowerTap


Strava – https://www.strava.com/mobile




Google Maps

Wahoo Fitness

File formats – https://medium.com/decathlontechnology/gpx-tcx-fit-how-to-choose-the-best-file-extension-for-sport-activity-transfer-403487337c04

Mobile phone handlebar mount – https://gearjunkie.com/biking/best-bike-phone-mount

Integration of data – Strava

Strava API – https://developers.strava.com/


Beacon: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/224357527-Strava-Beacon

Toolbox for Strava: https://www.marcellobrivio.com/projects/strava-toolbox/

Other bike tech:

Lights – https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-bike-lights

Radar – https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/721258/pn/010-02474-00

Usb charging – https://www.cyclingabout.com/list-of-hub-dynamo-power-supplies-for-usb-devices/

Electronic shifting – https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a20045775/8-things-you-need-to-know-about-electronic-shifting/

Jim is considering purchasing an e-bike – https://www.jasionride.com/


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