By Dave Winer on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 2:26 PM.
You can tell the seasons are changing and soon it won't be bike riding season, and that makes me sad.
I love to ride. It's such a wonderful feeling, it's like skiing and at times it's like flying, esp when the wind is behind you and switching direction.
And when your body is in bike riding shape after a spring and summer spent on wheels.
It's also a form of meditation, the mind goes quiet, you become a simple machine. Legs spin with strength. Eyes sharp. Taking in everything. Senses turned on max. Breathing deep and regularly. Round and round mile after mile.
From the sublime to the geekish...
I've been wanting to mount my iPhone on my handlebar for quite some time. I don't know why, I just wanted to do it. And today I did.
I don't know what to use it for, however.
Details: The app is Cyclemeter, which I've been using for about a year, with good results. It produces a map of my route every day. And it shoots the data up to dailymile.com. The mount is made by Arkon.
And the screen keeps dimming, and I don't want to take my hands off the handlebar to keep it going.
The speaker isn't loud enough to hear when I'm moving, and I don't wear headphones when riding, for safety reasons.