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What Bike Bag or Bike Box to Travel With

Fancy Options – these are used often by those that travel a lot

Cheaper route

is the cardboard box route -> I still use this and breakdown is not huge … handlebars have to come off but that is usual with all bags I believe. Advantage is it is cheap, light (ie. pack other gear in it) and can be broken down to store easily in your rental car etc.
 *if you can get a Trek Madone Box from a local Trek Dealer they are very big and open like a shoe box, which makes packing very easy !

The ‘Canadian’ Solution = Mid-Range with some Advantages

can also get a hockey bag (goalie bag – needs to be very big) and use that. Often Hockey bags travel cheaply or free!
=> Generally requires a bit more bike breakdown as fork has to come out usually.
  -> I use this one I think key measure is 44cm or larger (often custom order)

Once you have it – How do you get your bike in it?

If you need help with getting your bike boxed GCN has a video here to box your bike

Couple Neat Garmin Tips and Setup

Sources for today's Post: 

http://www.quarq.com/pages/getting-started/setup

1) Setting up your data screens ( big thing is using 'lap averages' for intervals and tests) 

Page 1: Ride
Power – 3s Avg., Cadence, Time, Distance/Speed

Page 2: Intervals
Power – 3s Avg., Power – Lap, Time – Lap, Laps

Page 3: Totals
Time, Distance, Power – Avg., Normalized Power, Cadence – Avg., Total Ascent, Power – kJ, Training Stress Score

Pages 4-5 can be used for ascent and descent, grade, time of day and, on some models, sunset. No one wants to be caught in the dark without lights.

2) If you don't like the auto-pause function try turning on 'start notice'  to repeat every 15-60sec this helps reduce changes of riding with device paused 

 settings-bike settings – start notice

3) Calibrate your device at least once a ride (ie. at the beginning) 
 = this is important , even on the trainer . See your device guide or email me for help !