Author Topic: Bike Radar, wow... and snigger  (Read 1274 times)

Bike Radar, wow... and snigger
« on: July 02, 2015, 04:31:04 pm »
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/07/garmins-varia-radar-lights.html

After reading up on the new Edge 520 I noticed the Garmin Bike Radar. The geek in me is suitably impressed, while the more practical engineer side of me thinks the mirror I currently have on my bike glasses will never need charging  :)

Si_Co

Re: Bike Radar, wow... and snigger
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 04:43:39 pm »
So that's the "bike radar" in the "cockpit" sorted, just need the laser guided missiles now.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Bike Radar, wow... and snigger
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 05:52:40 pm »
After reading up on the new Edge 520 I noticed the Garmin Bike Radar. The geek in me is suitably impressed, while the more practical engineer side of me thinks the mirror I currently have on my bike glasses will never need charging  :)

Agreed.  It's a lovely little piece of technology doing a job that's largely pointless.

I expect that Garmin will sell more than a few of them as birthday presents for rich MAMILs, though, which is the ultimate point.

I can imagine some hearing impaired cyclists finding it useful, but probably not as much as a decent mirror.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Bike Radar, wow... and snigger
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 07:15:48 pm »
A more sophisticated version could be used to monitor whether the peloton is gaining on your breakaway.
A cup of tea is the perfect bridge between real life and cake.

Re: Bike Radar, wow... and snigger
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 08:37:22 pm »
A more sophisticated version could be used to monitor whether the peloton is gaining on your breakaway.

A still more sophisticated version could be used to make the peloton think they'd caught you whereas in fact, invisible to them, you were still way out in front and pulling away.   
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Bike Radar, wow... and snigger
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2015, 06:48:52 am »
The 'bike radar' tells you there's a car approaching.
Then you shit yourself worrying if its going to hit you.

I'd rather not know and arrive in heaven ignorant.

Re: Bike Radar, wow... and snigger
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2015, 09:07:02 am »
Use it to fire guided missiles to eliminate the threat  :demon:
the slower you go the more you see